Josh Gorges D MON 22 Hrs
Josh Gorges won't play Thursday night because of a hand injury.
He has traveled back to Montreal to have the injury looked at. It is believed that he may have suffered a broken hand during last Saturday's game against Toronto, but he continued to play through the injury.
Josh Gorges D MON 2 Months
Josh Gorges contributed a pair of assists in Thursday's 5-4 overtime victory against Ottawa.
He has earned three helpers in his last two games to give him 10 points on the year. Gorges isn't known for his offensive contributions, though. He also had three hits and three blocks versus the Senators. Gorges is currently second in the league in blocked shots with 129 in 47 appearances.
Josh Gorges D MON 5 Months
Josh Gorges wants to see a great deal of improvement from Montreal's 23rd ranked penalty kill this season.
"We have to be better this year," Gorges said. "As good as we ended up as a whole, the penalty-kill was brutal. If we can improve on that, that's going to help us have even more success. The PK is important in today's game and it's something we have to take pride in." Gorges, who is known for his ability to block shots, has been paired with physical defenseman Jarred Tinordi on Montreal's penalty kill unit at practice.
Josh Gorges D MON 10 Months
The Montreal Canadiens were visibly upset and baffled by some of the calls made in Tuesday's overtime loss to Ottawa, but Josh Georges isn't blaming the officials for the defeat.
Most notably the Habs didn't like the questionable icing calls that went against them late in the contest that eventually led to the Senators tying the score in the final minute of regulation. "I just want everything to be called the same way," Gorges said. "I don't care if they wave them off, but in the first period they put one behind me and I stopped to let (Raphael Diaz) get it and the linesman waved it off. His explanation was that, as soon as I stopped moving my feet, it was no longer icing. I asked the same thing (in the third period). But that's not why we lost. The (officials) make the calls and we live by it."
Josh Gorges D MON Feb 04 '13
Josh Gorges blocked a team-high seven shots on Sunday.
Gorges doesn't do much offensively, so he's a non-factor in most leagues. However, if you happen to be in a league that values hits and blocked shots, then Gorges is worth a look. He won't do much else, but he should be a major contributor in both categories this season.
Josh Gorges D MON Nov 13 '12
Josh Gorges is concerned about fan interest and passion for the NHL as a result of the lockout.
"It's very dangerous," he said. "That's something we've talked about since the start. The league is not just hurting the players by locking us out. There are a lot of people who love hockey and they're starting to lose their passion. They don't want to sit here and listen to this." Most fans are frustrated with the lockout, but most of them would probably return when it is over.
Josh Gorges D MON Oct 24 '12
Josh Gorges is willing to reserve judgment on the NHL's recent decision to give GMs and owners a 48-hour window to speak to players without the NHLPA's knowledge.
I'm really not sure what the (NHL's) goal was," Gorges said. "I don't know if it was to try to get GMs or whomever to call players to sway opinion about the league's (bargaining) stance, or almost to lean on players. A lot of times, it's tough for players to stand up to their GM and speak out against him. I don't know if the league's tactic was to persuade players to move away from the union and try to stop following Don's lead. Or, maybe they just wanted to have (management) reach out and open the lines of communication." Gorges is hoping that the NHL was merely trying to open lines of communication. However, if that was their goal, it frankly failed. There are no meetings scheduled and at this time it appears like the Thursday deadline to have a full 82-game schedule will come and go while the owners and players merely continue their staring contest.