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BROSSARD, Que. Cheap Air Max 90 Ultra . - Dale Weise recalls the first time Vancouver faced Boston in the regular season after the Bruins seven-game victory over the Canucks in the 2011 Stanley Cup final.Early in the first period, a brawl erupted as Alex Burrows got a stick up during a line change. Weise was in the main event, trading punches with Bostons Nathan Horton in a long battle away from the main melee. We had a line brawl seven minutes in, Weise, now a member of the Montreal Canadiens, said Wednesday. So I think the fans, the media and everybody got what they wanted there.The gritty winger does not expect quite the same when the Bruins visit the Bell Centre for the Canadiens home opener on Thursday night, or that there will be any spillover of bitterness from Montreals seven-game victory over their archrivals in the second round of playoffs last spring.In the handshake line after Game 7, Bostons Milan Lucic reportedly told Weise Im going to kill you next year, and also had words for defenceman Alexei Emelin.None of the Canadiens take Lucic literally. Weise expects a hard-fought game against a rival and divisional opponent, but not a war.I dont see it being the case, said Weise. The media kinda blows things up a bit and the games have a hard time living up to that, so were just focusing on having a good game.Being our first home game, everyones excited, the crowds going to be jumping and everybody will be ready to go.Lucic took exception to Weises mock muscle flex in the finale, a mimic of the Bruins wingers chest thumping and muscle flexing earlier in the series.The Bruins had a game Wednesday night in Detroit, so there was no word on their approach to the rematch with Montreal, although games between the teams are always tough and sometimes nasty.I expect a loud crowd, I expect us to come out and play well and I expect an intense game, added Weise. Any time Boston plays Montreal theres a lot of animosity.I dont think theres going to be anything extra. Its always there.On Lucic, Weise said: Thats the way he plays every night. He plays hard. Hes intense. I dont think anythings different if he plays us or any other team.That will be seen when the puck drops as the Canadiens return home after starting the season 3-1-0 on the road. The trip included three comeback victories after weak first periods followed by a 7-1 thrashing at the hands in Tampa on Monday night.The Lightning took revenge for a first round sweep at the hands of the Canadiens in the opening round in April.The Bruins will no doubt be seeking vengeance as well, said winger Brendan Gallagher.Weve been in that situation, he said. When you lose to a team in a playoff series; the disappointment, and how badly you want to beat them the next time we play them.Tampa was like that. They fully deserved to win that game. They were a much better hockey team, and Bostons going to be the same. We have to match that intensity. We have to do what we did well in those playoff series.Gallagher, who brings a similar grit and intensity but in a much smaller package, trains with Lucic in the off-season in Vancouver. His father, Ian Gallagher, is strength and conditioning coach for the junior Vancouver Giants and has worked with Lucic for several years.Brendan Gallagher calls his Boston rival a good person who happens to play hockey with fire and a strong dose of nastiness.Knowing Looch and the type of person and player he is, hes going to play a good game, said Gallagher. Hes competitive and thats what makes him Milan Lucic and such a tough player to play against.Hes going to be up for it, but our group will be the same way. Its definitely going to be a fun game to be part of. Youre going to have to manage your emotions. Its going to be a battle.Coach Michel Therrien said he expects the usual intensity of a Boston-Montreal game, but he was more concerned about his special teams, which have gone 0-for-14 on the power play and a mediocre 14-for-18 on the penalty kill.The special teams units worked an extra half hour before practice, something Therrien said they werent able to do on the road.Weve got to be better on special teams, said Therrien. We havent had much chance to work on the power play because of the schedule.On the road, we watched video and worked on Xs and Os, but you need to practice. The next two weeks will be good for us because were home for four games and well have lots of time to practice.Left-winger Max Pacioretty said the team needs to bear down more on the power play and earn their chances.Last game we were terrible on the power play, he said. You have to have the same mindset as 5 on 5, in playing hard and winning your battles. Sometimes you get too comfortable on a power play and expect the guy next to you to make a play.It appears the Canadiens will have Emelin back after the defenceman missed two games with an upper body injury. And it looks like Nathan Beaulieu will come out of the lineup, while six-foot-six Jarred Tinordi will play on the third pairing with Mike Weaver.No change is expected up front, unless Therrien opts to give Travis Moen a start on the fourth line, perhaps in Weises spot. Moen is a strong penalty killer.Michael Bournival, who has yet to play this season, was sent to AHL Hamilton to play a pair of weekend games and is to return to Montreal on Monday. Therrien said the second-year forward needs playing time to stay sharp. Wholesale Air Max 90 White .S. Basketball Writers Association. McDermott, who finished his career at Creighton as college basketballs fifth-leading scorer, accepted the honour from Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson at AT&T Stadium, site of the Final Four. Undefeated x Air Max 90 White Solar Red . - The Raiders have released guard Mike Brisiel after two disappointing seasons in Oakland. http://www.outletairmax90cheap.com/outlet-air-max-90-white-cheap-411.html . -- Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf has been suspended two games for his hit from behind on Kevan Miller of the Bruins.NEW YORK -- Thomas Vanek knew a trade from the Buffalo Sabres was likely. He just didnt expect to be shipped off to the New York Islanders this early in the season. From one rebuild to another for the prolific goal scorer. Vanek joined the Islanders on Monday morning just hours after the deal that sent him to Long Island for forward Matt Moulson and a pair of draft picks. Vanek and Moulson, who are both 29, can become unrestricted free agents after this season. Vanek, who has four goals and five assists this season, has scored 40 goals twice and was an All-Star in 2009. Moulson had six goals and three assists in 11 games with New York this season. He has 124 goals and 109 assists in 333 games in seven seasons with the Los Angeles Kings and the Islanders. New York general manager Garth Snow declined to say how long the teams talked before the trade. "You have to give up something to get something, and Matt was an excellent player for us the last four years," Snow said. "You have to sacrifice in certain areas to make additions in others. I think thats pretty self-explanatory, and I wish Matt nothing but the best moving forward." The Sabres own the worst record in the NHL and are clearly looking to the future as they continue to sell off veteran parts for building blocks. Vanek was unlikely to return to Buffalo, and was a prime candidate to be sent packing. "I knew it was going to happen sooner or later with the situation in Buffalo," Vanek said. "But when it does happen, initially its a shock. Im excited to come here. Great young team, up-tempo style. Im looking forward to it." Vanek said he didnt sleep Sunday night after being told about the trade. He practiced with the Islanders on Monday morning, taking Moulsons spot on the top line alongside captain John Tavares and fellow forward Kyle Okposo. The Islanders took a risk with the trade, hoping that in the time Vanek spends with his new team he can convinced to make a long-term commitment to stay. No negotiations have started yet, and no conditions regarding Vanek sticking with the Islanders were included in the trade. "I havent gotten that far," Vanek said. "I didnt sleep at all last night, so I want to catch some sleep first, get to know these guys, and figure it out later." Vanek saw the writing on the wall with the Sabres, who dealt Jason Pominville last season, changed coaches, and also could trade away veteran goalie Ryan Miller this season. Buffalo had four teenagers in its lineup for its last game and appear a long way off from competing for a championship. The Islanders returned to the playoffs last season after five years on the outside. Air Max 90 Leather Iron Bronze. New York was knocked out in the first round by Pittsburgh, but showed signs of being on the upswing. With an eye toward Brooklyn, where the Islanders will move in two years, the club is trying to make strides toward greater improvement leading up to that relocation. If Vanek can mesh with the young Tavares as well as Moulson did in recent years, and then sign a new deal, the Islanders would have a potent punch up front. "I want to win," he said. "You train all summer long, practice every day, and you want to have a chance. Right now you know that we struggled (in Buffalo). Its hard to win when you do struggle, especially as one of the leaders, but at the same time reality is setting in and Im happy to be an Islander." Moulson played a key role in the on-ice development of Tavares, who was chosen No. 1 by the Islanders in the 2009 draft. They also were close friends off the ice. "Hes been there for all the success Ive had," the 23-year-old Tavares said. "The little things he does that have helped my game, we were door-to-door neighbours my second year. How long weve known each other. The impact that he made, he and his family, how much they helped me off the ice. Words cant really describe how much he was there for me. "Its part of the game, part of the business, you understand that. Im sad to see him go, but its what the team thought was best. We have to go forward now, starting tomorrow." The Islanders will welcome the New York Rangers on Tuesday night, which will mark Vaneks debut with the team. Islanders coach Jack Capuano didnt have much advance notice of the deal, but once it was made he quickly decided that Vanek would join the top line. "Anytime you trade a top player for a top player, thats where hes got to go," Capuano said. "Hes very skilled, and hes good with the puck. He shoots the puck really well. Hes got good size so, hell start with Johnny and Kyle and well see where that plays out." If it works well, the Islanders hope that comfort zone and a familiarity with New York forward Michael Grabner -- a fellow Austrian -- will make the difference once contract talks begin in earnest. "We havent even had those conversations," Snow said. "Our focus has been to acquire Thomas and get him on a flight here, and get him situated and comfortable and get him ready for todays practice and tomorrows game. "Hes a high-end talent. An All-Star calibre player, big body. He can skate and obviously score goals at an elite level, hes a high-calibre person off the ice, so for us, were getting a great addition to our team." ' ' '

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