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  1. Tough loss to BC. That's a damn good team, and no one made them work harder for their wins this season than Northeastern.

    Bit of a step back for Quailer this year. He finished the year 3-10-13, although he was healthy enough to play all 38 games.

    Last spring we were told the Habs were taking him at the end of the season...now I'm not so sure. I think he stays in school one more year and gets a chance to anchor a top two line. He seemed to play very well with Cody Ferriero (5th round, SJ) and if Alex Tuckerman comes back strong, hopefully he can be reunited with his freshman year linemate. Justin Daniels (3rd roun, SJ) just didn't get it done as the 2nd line center, although he suffered a leg injury in game 1 that really set him back for the first half. Health is the key next season.

    Hi Fred I was perusing the Habs Developement Camp roster and see that Chris Rawlings and Steve Quailer are there.I'm hoping that the Habs sign both and draft Jamie Oleksiak,Cronin is doing some marvelous work with the kids he has had.

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    I thought it would be neat to start up a Don Cherry Thread...a place to post any info,positive or negative regarding Don Cherry.

    Love him or hate him...,he's difinatly been a hockey presence....many out there cannot not take him...I can.

    Feel free to express your thoughts of him in here.

    We can discuss his views on certain hockey issues in here....so,on a positive note,which really gave me the idea of coming up with this thread...came across this story in my own back yard...

    Pick-me-up: Cole Pender, who has a rare form of leukemia, excited to hear from commentator

    QUISPAMSIS - When Cole Pender put his ear to the telephone just after 8 p.m. last Friday, a distinctive voice in Canadian hockey greeted him on the other end.

    "It was 8:04," Cole, 7, said exuberantly, describing the exact moment that CBC Television commentator Don Cherry called him.

    "He was just beaming from ear to ear," said Cole's mother, Kelli Pender. "He was so excited to talk to him."

    Cole, a hockey fanatic, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in September.

    On a recent afternoon at home, he curled into the corner of an oversized black couch in his living room, decked out in a Saint John Sea Dogs jersey and toque.

    On the television, a Nintendo hockey game was on pause.

    Pender said the call from Cherry, co-host of Coach's Corner, came about through a friend's family member who works at CBC. Originally, the family hoped Cole's name would be mentioned during a Coach's Corner episode, but instead Cherry decided to phone the Penders personally.

    "It said 'private number' so I picked up the phone and they said, 'Hello, is Mrs. Pender there?' and I knew exactly who it was," Pender said.

    "He said, 'Is Cole there, please?'

    "He got on the phone and talked to him for a couple of minutes."

    Cherry, known for his outspoken manner and flamboyant outfits, asked Cole about his favourite hockey team and player.

    Seated in his living room, Cole quietly said the Pittsburgh Penguins are his favourite team, and named Sidney Crosby as his favourite player.

    Cherry told Cole about his favourite team, the Boston Bruins, and asked the seven-year-old if he knew who Bobby Orr was.

    When asked the same question about the all-star Boston Bruins defenceman Thursday, Cole's response was a quiet "No."

    Pender said she also got to chat with Cherry, a former Boston Bruins coach.

    "He just sounded exactly like he did on TV. You just knew his voice," she said.

    "I got on afterwards and he just told me his son had some health problems as well when he was younger and then he said he was going to send Cole a package in the mail so we're just anxiously awaiting that."

    Cole said he was surprised to receive a phone call from the well-known commentator, and said he also recognized his voice right away.

    "Guess what Don Cherry goes like," Cole said in a tiny voice, before giving a thumbs-up sign - a trademark of Cherry's.

    Pender said she's not a big hockey fan, but it's something her husband David, Cole and his five-year-old brother Ben enjoy together.

    She said Cole was just starting out on a novice team when he was diagnosed in the fall.

    "I want to play goalie," he said, clutching a pillow with a case decorated with dancing green turtles.

    "I like to check people," he added, smiling.

    Cole received his Sea Dogs jersey, signed in silver ink by all the players on the team, at a recent game, he said.

    His favourite player on the local team?

    "Nathan Beaulieu," Cole said, now nuzzled into his mother's lap.

    Pender said Cole will undergo treatment for another two years, and that the family is currently travelling back and forth from Quispamsis to Halifax's IWK Health Centre.

    Tears swelled in her eyes as she described the thrill her son felt by the phone call - a feeling she said the family will never forget.

    "It was really nice to see him just light right up," she said.

    "He had a great big smile on his face."

    Don Cherry is a giant amongst the media involved in hockey,he has the heart of a Lion King.

  3. A man had 50 yard line tickets for the Super Bowl.

    As he sat down, he noticed that the seat next to him was empty.

    He asked the man on the other side of the empty seat whether anyone was

    sitting there.

    "No," the man replied, "The seat is empty."

    "This is incredible," said the first man.

    "Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the Super

    Bowl, the biggest sporting event in the world and not use it?"

    The second man replied, "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. I was

    supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away.

    This will be the first Super bowl we haven't been together since we got

    married in 1967."

    "Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. But couldn't you find

    someone else -- a friend or relative, or even a neighbor to take the

    seat?

    The man shook his head. "No, they're all at the funeral."

    Now that's what I call a Diehard fan!

  4. I wonder if Alain Berger will be called up during the playoffs to give the Habs fresh legs with presence.Any way you cut it this signing can only be good for the organization.When I seen him play and fight #11 reminded me of Yvon Lambert,just a little bigger left winger.

  5. Tough loss to BC. That's a damn good team, and no one made them work harder for their wins this season than Northeastern.

    Bit of a step back for Quailer this year. He finished the year 3-10-13, although he was healthy enough to play all 38 games.

    Last spring we were told the Habs were taking him at the end of the season...now I'm not so sure. I think he stays in school one more year and gets a chance to anchor a top two line. He seemed to play very well with Cody Ferriero (5th round, SJ) and if Alex Tuckerman comes back strong, hopefully he can be reunited with his freshman year linemate. Justin Daniels (3rd roun, SJ) just didn't get it done as the 2nd line center, although he suffered a leg injury in game 1 that really set him back for the first half. Health is the key next season.

    Thanks for keeping updated progress reports on Quailer,I really had hoped he would be in Hamilton.No sense rushing the kid let's see how he does after another summer working out to be ready for pre-season.

  6. i should have known it was the stanchions fault not chara's what was i thinking or wait maybe it was the bell centers fault .. god i'm so sick of the real person who is to blame getting away with it

    Then to top it off the media interviews Ron Wilson,Brian Burke's lackey.He states it's hockey what's next someone gets hit by a puck and the guy shooting gets a suspension.That's so far removed from Chara's 6'9" and 255lbs directing Max's head into the stanchion making his head the brakes at full speed,it's sickening to hear these guys. It's more than obvious the coverup is in full swing when Wilson is making his statement before the game last night followed in the first intermission by Don Cherry making the same absurd comparison.Chara's actions were taken when the period had 16 seconds to go and they were 40 feet away from the puck,that action is completely illegal.As an impartial observer that knows the rules of the game will see that and call it the way it was.Chara's arm and his hand directed Max's head into the stanchion, never mind the speed of the game (these guys live at least 25% of their lives playing at that speed)clearly Chara accomplished what he intended and tries to act like it's normal.For him it is because he has gotten away with so many hits like that in his career. He thought the league would give him a pass again,which they did but the QPP are not going to be deceived by double crossing money mongers telling them "that's hockey".For God's sake this is our national sport the public is more than aware of what is illegal and not,so don't belittle yourselves trying to help these idiots trying to sweep the incident under the carpet.

  7. Honestly with all the talent we have to bring up to the big club in the coming seasons, that's probably not happening. Halpern is good at his assignment (winning faceoffs and being solid on the 4th line), but he'll never be more than a 3rd line center and the young guys will bump him off the depth chart eventually. I wouldn't even be surprised at all if we got rid of him over this offseason.

    Halpern was never expected to be more than a defensive centerman with an offensive upside.It will be great to see one of our centers make him expendable,but keeping him in the fold until that time is why they signed him.

  8. There isn't much to say about Halpern really. After his hot start, he has cooled down production-wise but he does his job every night. Great on the PK, and his faceoff percentage of over 57% is very good.

    Halpern is a really solid pickup and I for one hope he stays and signs on for a couple of years.

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