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With the Montreal Canadiens fading in the Eastern Conference playoff race, many have turned to speculating over who could replace Pierre Gauthier and become the clubs next general manager.Nike Air Yeezy 2 Precio . In terms of candidates looking to take over as Montreal Canadiens general manager – should that opportunity arise – there is no shortage of interest from those who would be on the outside looking in. Jacques Martin is the former coach of the Canadiens and still has time left on his deal. That move would come as a surprise to many. But there are a few reasons to consider Martin for the job. Hes a very smart hockey man and has the respect of many around the National Hockey League. He has previous NHL general managerial experience and hes owed as much as $3 million by the club. Julien BriseBois – who is currently an assistant general manager with the Tampa Bay Lightning under Steve Yzerman – would also be on the list of possibilities. BriseBois is a strong up-and-comer. Hes got great pedigree working alongside Yzerman and spent nine seasons in the Montreal Canadiens organization. He truly was Bob Gaineys right-hand man before Gauthier came in. Many believe BriseBois might be the underdog. He might work alongside the likes of Pierre Lacroix or perhaps even a longshot like Serge Savard. Doug Risebrough is a consultant with the New York Rangers and won four Stanley Cups with the Canadiens as a player. He would also be on the list. The team could look at Claude Loiselle, currently an assistant general manager with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He is a smart guy whos very CBA-savvy and specializes in negotiation and arbitration. John Ferguson Jr. is now the director of pro scouting with the San Jose Sharks but comes with managerial experience. Hes very conversant when it comes to the language. The move to the top of the Canadiens wouldnt be an issue for him. Pierre McGuire, who is an NBC and former TSN analyst, has the support of Scotty Bowman. Pierre possesses an encyclopedic knowledge and knows the players well. Finally theres Marc Bergevin, who is an assistant general manager under Stan Bowman with the Chicago Blackhawks. He has been with the team a long, long time and is learning the craft. He may not be quite ready for the job, but he is getting close. Nike Blazer Low Negras . – Chicago and Anaheim had the NHLs two best records and a combined 15 Olympians on the ice at Honda Center. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31 Flash. – Maybe putting all the focus on defence during practice after allowing 100 points for three straight games was just what Detroit needed to get its offence going.NEWARK, N.J. — With the New Jersey Devils fighting for a playoff spot, Jon Merrill picked the perfect time to score his first NHL goal. The rookie defenceman connected 2:34 into overtime, and the Devils snapped a two-game skid with a 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. “You always dream of this kind of stuff when youre a little kid,” the 22-year-old Merrill said. “After 20 games went by and I hadnt scored, I think those dreams went away a little bit. I knew it would come when it came. Tonight was a good opportunity.” The goal came in Merrills 31st NHL game and was set up by Adam Henrique winning a battle in the corner and Michael Ryder getting the puck and finding Merrill all alone above the left circle for an uncontested shot against Ilya Bryzgalov. “I saw that four guys kind of collapsed on Ryds,” Merrill said. “I was calling for it and he made a great play. I was walking in all alone and fortunately it went in.” The win was the second in six games for New Jersey (2-2-2), and it ended a slide that saw the Devils lose the last two games in overtime after giving up the lead late in the third period. “It was awesome for him to get his first goal in overtime,” said Henrique, who might have gotten away with a holding-the-stick penalty just before the goal. “Its such an important win for the team. Thats one hes going to remember for the rest of his career.” Cory Schneider made 19 saves and Andrei Loktionov scored in regulation for the Devils, who play Saturday night at Washington in their final game before the Olympic break. Taylor Hall had the goal for the Oilers, who lost for only the second time in seven games (5-1-1). Ilya Bryzgalov made 22 saves for Edmonton, which wont play again until Feb. 27. “We found different ways to get points in this stretch,” defenceman Justin Schultz said. “We got some solid goaltending. Weve improved our game against these teams that are battling for playoff spots.” The Devils hit three poosts in the game, with Ryder clanging a shot off the crossbar with 9:20 to play. Nike Shox OZ D Zapatos Hombre Negras/Oro. Both teams went for the win in the final minutes of regulation. Henrique had two chances in close with just more than 4 minutes to go, and defenceman Andrew Ference and Matt Hendricks had chances for Edmonton a minute later. Schneider stopped a chance in close by Jordan Eberle early in overtime. With the Devils struggling to score, coach Pete DeBoer shook up his lines for the game and that led to the teams first goal. Loktionov, who was put at centre on Jaromir Jagrs line, opened the scoring at 11:01 with his first goal since Dec. 4. Jagr and defenceman Bryce Salvador set up the goal. Jagr carried the puck into the Oilers zone and found Salvador on the other side of the ice. He skated toward Bryzgalov and sent a cross-ice pass to a wide-open Loktionov for a shot into an open net. Jagrs assist was the 1,039th of his career, putting him one behind Marcel Dionne for ninth in NHL history. The public address announcer had not finished giving out the assists when Edmonton tied the game 29 seconds later. Hall skated the puck into the Devils end and worked a perfect give-and-go with Nail Yakupov for his 20th goal of the season. Schneider never had a chance to stop the shot into an open net. New Jersey had plenty of opportunities to take the lead in the second period. Devils defenceman Marek Zidlicky hit the post on a power-play shot and Ryane Clowe hit a post on a breakaway after an Oilers turnover. Mark Faynes shot from the point was past Bryzgalov and heading into the net when Ference swept it away from the crease. NOTES: Schultz played in his 100th NHL game. … Martin Brodeur has been the Devils backup goalie the past five games. He has not played since giving up six goals in two periods during the outdoor game against the New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium. … Devils D Anton Volchenkov missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury. … Russian Olympian Anton Belov did not play on the road trip. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ‘ ‘ ‘