Birthday boy Nilan joins Todd as guests on HI/O Show

 

 
 
 
 
Former Canadien Chris “Knuckles” Nilan (centre) holds up his birthday smoked-meat sandwich during taping of the HI/O Show on Feb. 12 with Gazette sports editor Stu Cowan (left) and columnist Jack Todd.
 

Former Canadien Chris “Knuckles” Nilan (centre) holds up his birthday smoked-meat sandwich during taping of the HI/O Show on Feb. 12 with Gazette sports editor Stu Cowan (left) and columnist Jack Todd.

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MONTREAL — Former Canadien Chris (Knuckles) Nilan is back as a guest on this week’s HI/O Show on The Gazette’s hockeyinsideout.com website, joining columnist Jack Todd and sports editor/host Stu Cowan.

Nilan, who celebrated his 56th birthday on Tuesday, got a surprise when he was presented with a special Montreal gift: a smoked-meat sandwich.

Among the topics discussed are Team Canada’s decision to start Carey Price in goal for Game 1 at the Olympics and the fact P.K. Subban looks like he will be a healthy scratch against Norway on Thursday.

The panel also answers a number of questions from the HI/O community — including whether the Canadiens should trade one of their young defenceman for a forward who can score — and gives Canadiens coach Michel Therrien a grade on his performance behind the bench so far this season.

Nilan also reveals who he’d like to see in goal for Team Canada — and it’s not Price or Roberto Luongo.

Mike Boone, who has a live blog on HI/O during every Canadiens game, will also be blogging during Team Canada’s games at the Olympics. You can watch a new HI/O Show every week, get all the latest news on the Canadiens, post comments and follow Boone’s live blogs at hockeyinsideout.com.

App users, tap on the link under Related Stories to access this week's HI/O Show.

 
 
 
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Former Canadien Chris “Knuckles” Nilan (centre) holds up his birthday smoked-meat sandwich during taping of the HI/O Show on Feb. 12 with Gazette sports editor Stu Cowan (left) and columnist Jack Todd.
 

Former Canadien Chris “Knuckles” Nilan (centre) holds up his birthday smoked-meat sandwich during taping of the HI/O Show on Feb. 12 with Gazette sports editor Stu Cowan (left) and columnist Jack Todd.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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