With the NHL canceling games through mid-December what’s a sports desk in hockey-starved Montreal to do?
How about play EA Sports NHL 13 and report on the outcome of those games? That’s what the Montreal Gazette is toying with in its “Season That Isn’t.”
So, for example, earlier this week: “Carey Price made 27 saves for a shutout, but the goaltender said one stop was the difference in the Canadiens’ 2-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday at the Pepsi Centre.”
Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said he felt ill when he saw goaltender Carey Price Tuesday afternoon.
But not as ill as Price.
"We had an optional morning skate, but Carey was there because he didn’t play last night," Therrien said. "He was fine, but he said that when he woke up from a nap after lunch his sheets were all wet. He was running a fever and our first thought was to keep him away from the other players."