FEATURE | For Habs Bergevin, the Honeymoon Is Over
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Marketing strategists behind the carbonated drink brand Dr. Pepper, perhaps spending too much of the 1980s listening to Sweet Child o' Mine, are hoping to rouse Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose from his 17-year dry spell.
The Cadbury Schweppes plc brand has vowed to give "everyone in America" a free can of the fizzy drink (except for estranged Guns N' Roses guitarists Slash and Buckethead) if Rose manages to release his long-awaited album Chinese Democracy in 2008. No word on whether that offer is open to us Canucks.
"Dr. Pepper supports Axl, and fully understands that sometimes you have to make it through the jungle before you get it right," says a press release from the Plano, Tex.-based company.
Canadiens defenceman Komisarek out three weeks with lower body injury
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MONTREAL — Defenceman Mike Komisarek will be out of action for at least three weeks with a lower body injury, Montreal Canadiens coach Guy Carbonneau said Saturday.
Komisarek was injured in the first period of Montreal's 4-2 victory in Boston on Thursday.
"Mike has a lower body injury - that's all I can tell you - and he's going to out a minimum of three weeks," said Carbonneau. "We hope that after two weeks we can evaluate him and go day-to-day after that, but it's going to be in that vicinity."
Josh Gorges will move into Komisarek's spot on the top defence pair with Andrei Markov. Mark Streit will move back to defence after playing left wing for most of this season.
Left-winger Guillaume Latendresse was also to sit out a game Saturday night against the Bruins with spasms in his neck from a check he received during the game in Boston. His injury is considered day-to-day.
Komisarek has not missed a game this season. He is the team leader in hits and blocked shots.
Sportsnet.ca -- The Montreal Canadiens could be without bruising defenceman Mike Komisarek for the second half of their home-and-home series with the Boston Bruins on Saturday.
Komisarek did not skate with the team in practice on Friday. The team's hit- and shot-blocking specialist left Thursday night's game and did not return after getting hit by Milan Lucic of the Bruins. The Canadiens would only specify that it was a lower-body injury.
Wingers Christopher Higgins and Guillaume Latendresse also missed Friday's practice due to various ailment, but aren't expected to miss any playing time.
With Thursday's 4-2 win over Boston, Montreal moved into first place of the Eastern Conference with 92 points. The New Jersey Devils are second, one point back with two games in hand.
"An apparent goal scored by an attacking player when any part of his stick makes contact with the puck above the height of the crossbar of the goal frame shall not be allowed. The determining factor is where the puck makes contact with the stick. If the puck makes contact with the stick below the level of the crossbar and enters the goal, this goal shall be allowed."