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Montreal Canadiens’ Francis Bouillon arrives for an informal training session at the Canadiens’ training facility in Brossard, Que. But it’s all quiet on the NHL labour front.
Neither side expects formal negotiations to begin until at least Wednesday, after the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah.
The NHL locked the players out at midnight Saturday when the old labour agreement expired. It’s the NHL’s fourth work stoppage in the last 20 years.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr are expected to speak informally tomorrow to figure out the next steps in the negotiating process.

Montreal Canadiens’ Francis Bouillon arrives for an informal training session at the Canadiens’ training facility in Brossard, Que. But it’s all quiet on the NHL labour front.

Neither side expects formal negotiations to begin until at least Wednesday, after the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah.

The NHL locked the players out at midnight Saturday when the old labour agreement expired. It’s the NHL’s fourth work stoppage in the last 20 years.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr are expected to speak informally tomorrow to figure out the next steps in the negotiating process.

Yes, it has come to this for Montreal Canadiens fans.

Yes, it has come to this for Montreal Canadiens fans.

New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur remembers the days when Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter would stop by the Brodeurs’ home, dropping in on the man who many times froze the Kid’s megawatt smile.Denis Brodeur, Martin’s dad, was for years the Expos’ photographer, snapping the ballplayers’ Florida mug shots and their exploits on the diamond in Montreal. Carter, needless to say, was in many of those photos. And young Marty often tagged along when his dad headed down to West Palm Beach for the spring-training assignment.On Sunday night, Martin Brodeur stood in his goal crease before his team’s 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens and watched the emotional scoreboard tribute to Carter, who died last Thursday of brain cancer at age 57.Photo: Olivier Jean/Reuters

New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur remembers the days when Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter would stop by the Brodeurs’ home, dropping in on the man who many times froze the Kid’s megawatt smile.

Denis Brodeur, Martin’s dad, was for years the Expos’ photographer, snapping the ballplayers’ Florida mug shots and their exploits on the diamond in Montreal. Carter, needless to say, was in many of those photos. And young Marty often tagged along when his dad headed down to West Palm Beach for the spring-training assignment.

On Sunday night, Martin Brodeur stood in his goal crease before his team’s 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens and watched the emotional scoreboard tribute to Carter, who died last Thursday of brain cancer at age 57.
Photo: Olivier Jean/Reuters

Old photo we found of Hal Gill (left, who was traded from the Canadiens to the Predators on Friday) and Boyd Devereaux (who we told you earlier had started his own production company)

Old photo we found of Hal Gill (left, who was traded from the Canadiens to the Predators on Friday) and Boyd Devereaux (who we told you earlier had started his own production company)

Former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin on Saturday became the 16th player to have his jersey number honoured by the franchise.During the first intermission of Toronto’s 5-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens, the lanky Swede spoke at length to the media and took one last trip down memory lane in a week full of trips down memory lane.Read some of that exchange, and check out more pictures from the banner-raising ceremony here.Related: Leafs spoil Mats Sundin night with ugly loss to CanadiensFormer Leafs great Mats Sundin remembered as a consummate leader

Former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin on Saturday became the 16th player to have his jersey number honoured by the franchise.

During the first intermission of Toronto’s 5-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens, the lanky Swede spoke at length to the media and took one last trip down memory lane in a week full of trips down memory lane.

Read some of that exchange, and check out more pictures from the banner-raising ceremony here.

Related: Leafs spoil Mats Sundin night with ugly loss to Canadiens
Former Leafs great Mats Sundin remembered as a consummate leader

He shoots, he… scores???Scott Gomez’s goal in a 4-2 win over the Islanders on Thursday was much celebrated in Montreal, and probably back home in Alaska, because of the long scoring drought it ended for the veteran forward. Here are some facts and figures about Gomez’s grand goalless streak and its triumphant end. (Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

He shoots, he… scores???
Scott Gomez’s goal in a 4-2 win over the Islanders on Thursday was much celebrated in Montreal, and probably back home in Alaska, because of the long scoring drought it ended for the veteran forward. Here are some facts and figures about Gomez’s grand goalless streak and its triumphant end. (Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

Church has message for Canadiens’ fans: Let us prayWhat is it that the clergy tell the downtrodden, the ones with no hope? When all else fails, trust in the Lord, right?Montreal’s Catholic archdiocese believes the Lord will heed the desperate pleas of Montreal Canadiens fans. The faithful of the the blue, blanc et rouge just have to ask.On Tuesday, the archdiocese ran a simple, full-page advertisement in the city’s French language papers.

Church has message for Canadiens’ fans: Let us pray
What is it that the clergy tell the downtrodden, the ones with no hope? When all else fails, trust in the Lord, right?

Montreal’s Catholic archdiocese believes the Lord will heed the desperate pleas of Montreal Canadiens fans. The faithful of the the blue, blanc et rouge just have to ask.

On Tuesday, the archdiocese ran a simple, full-page advertisement in the city’s French language papers.

Going, going, goneWell, uh, that was kind of weird. One minute, Canadiens forward Mike Cammalleri is playing against the Bruins in Boston. The next, he’s in a cab to the hotel during the third period because he was traded mid-game. Yes, that actually happened. Photo: Elsa/Getty Images

Going, going, gone
Well, uh, that was kind of weird. One minute, Canadiens forward Mike Cammalleri is playing against the Bruins in Boston. The next, he’s in a cab to the hotel during the third period because he was traded mid-game. Yes, that actually happened. Photo: Elsa/Getty Images

The new guyMaxim magazine editor Dan Bova played the role of ice girl for the day during the game between the New York Islanders and the Montreal Canadiens at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Thursday in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders won the game 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The new guy
Maxim magazine editor Dan Bova played the role of ice girl for the day during the game between the New York Islanders and the Montreal Canadiens at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Thursday in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders won the game 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

No criminal charges for CharaMax Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens lies on the ice after being checked by Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins (not pictured) on March 8, 2011. Chara will not face criminal charges for his hit on Montreal Canadien Max Pacioretty last season, it was announced on Thursday. Photo: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images

No criminal charges for Chara
Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens lies on the ice after being checked by Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins (not pictured) on March 8, 2011. Chara will not face criminal charges for his hit on Montreal Canadien Max Pacioretty last season, it was announced on Thursday. Photo: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images