Things haven't exactly turned out as planned for Mike Komisarek, the big defenceman who left the Canadiens and joined the Leafs as a free-agent acqusition after the 2008-09 season.
From day one, game one, Komisarek has been an uncomfortable fit in Toronto. His playing time has dwindled and, over the last dozen games or so, he's been a healthy scratch more often than not.
However, Komisarek could have a new lease on his playing life with the decision by the Leafs to fire head coach Ron Wilson and replace him with Randy Carlyle, who will be behind the bench tonight when the Leafs take on the Canadiens at the Bell Centre.
Make sure you join us in the Locker Room tonight after 6pm to hear Mike Komisarek in his own words.
In addition, Mike Toth, from our sister station NewsTalk 1010 in Toronto joins us to look at the rocky ...
Laval's Alex Despatie will represent Canada in the London Olympics this summer, thanks to his performance at the current World Cup swim meet in England.
It's been a long road back for the Canadian Olympian, who has overcome the effects of a knee injury to punch his ticket to his fourth Olympic Games.
Alex joins me from London tomorrow night in The Locker Room, 6-7.
With the NHL trade deadline just around the corner, CJAD's Barry Morgan and our regular contributor, Dave Stubbs of the Gazette and hockeyinsideout.com will join yours truly off the top of the show to take a look at what general manager Pierre Gauthier might have in store for this team ahead of the Monday 3 p.m. trade deadline.
PLUS: your chance to win a double-pass to see GOON, starring Seann William Scott and Marc-Andre Grondin.
All that, and your calls and text messages, on the ...
Hal Gill is taking his class act to Nahsville as part of a deal that brings Blake Geoffrion to the Canadiens organization.
With the NHL trade deadline just 10 days away, will Andrei Kostitsyn be the next Hab to leave town?
We'll pose that question to CJAD's Rick Moffat and CJAD contributor Dave Stubbs of The Gazette and Hockeyinsideout.com when Dave joins us in The Locker Room, tomorrow night, between 6-7. We'll also get a Nashville perspective of the deal, from Preds beat writer Joshua Cooper of The Tennessean.
The pic that accompanies this story is one of Hal signing autographs at the recent Tretiak-Pacioretty fundraiser at Le Windsor.
Also on the show: memories of Gary Carter, who died yesterday at the age of 57 following a valiant battle with brain cancer.
Plus, we'll look ahead to fight night on CJAD and our next installment of Fast and Furious boxing, ...
Kirk Muller says it wasn't often that he got nervous as a player. But he admitted to me today that he's likely to have a case of the nerves tomorrow night when he walks across the ice at the Bell Centre to take his spot behind the opposing bench as the Carolina Hurricanes take on the Montreal Canadiens.
Are you disappointed that Muller didn't get a chance to take over behind the bench as head coach here in Montreal? Do you think that Randy Cunneyworth got the job that might have gone to Kirk Muller, had the timing been different?
And do you think that Randy Cunneyworth even has a shot at returning as head coach of the Canadiens next season?
We'll talk about that tonight, in The Locker Room. We'll hear from Kirk Muller and another former Hab, defenceman Jaroslav Spacek, about some critical comments Spacek made several weeks ...
Hats off to Steve Podborski, who has been named the Canadian team's Chef de Mission for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Several weeks ago on CJAD, I took a trip down memory lane with Podborski, one of the Crazy Canucks who dominated the slopes.
Podborski captured a bronze medal at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics. Over the New Year, yours truly and Mrs. Abe, my lovely wife Heidi, spent three nights in Lake Placid. It was my first time back in Lake Placid after covering the Winter Games that year -- and memories came flooding back. It was an absolute joy to share those memories with Podborski that day with CJAD listeners.
It took me back to Steve's third-place finish in the downhill that another Crazy Canuck, Ken Read, was earmarked to win. However, Read never finished the race: he lost his ski, and Podborski was the ...