Maybe it’s just us, but have these two clubs not passed players back and forth like a case of “the itch” in the Flyers’ dressing room?

Montreal Canadiens vs. Dallas Stars (9:00 PM ET)

Jeff Halpern, Alex Auld, Mike Ribeiro, and Stephane Robidas have all suited for both the Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens.  Historically, these clubs have shared a lot of players with variety of talents, too. Mike Keane, Guy Carbonneau, Brian Skrudland, and Craig Ludwig all played together in Montreal with Bob Gainey – maybe that explains why Gainey enlisted their services for his 1999 Stanley Cup Champion Stars.  Bobby Smith, Brian Bellows, Russ Courtnall, Shayne Corson, Dave Manson, Scott Thornton, Kirk Muller, Brent Gilchrist, and probably a few more all share the experience of playing for both the Habs and Dallas Stars franchise.

What does it all mean? Absolutely nothing…

Do You Think Anyone In Montreal Misses This?

Blog Battle Lines

  • Kostitsyn, Yannick Weber will be in the pressbox this evening [Habs Inside/Out]
  • Kari Lehtonen gets the start in goal for Dallas, Matt Niskanen and Brandon Segal return to lineup as Fistric and Barch will sit [Dallas Morning News]
  • Stars lagging in NHL all-star voting [Defending Big D]
  • Looking back to the last time Montreal visited Dallas [Lions In Winter]
  • Habs in the midst of seven game road trip, not to be taken lightly [Dallas Morning News]

Our Prediction: The Stars have been dynamite at home and versus the East while the Habs have lost three of their last four. Montreal will come out of the gate like a team with a purpose, but we’re going with Dallas on this night. A shot at top spot in the Western Conference is on the line, Stars win 3-1. Riberio sets up the winner.