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Canadian and Canadiens' troubles and what we learned in the NHL this past week

Canadian and Canadiens' troubles and what we learned in the NHL this past week

What we learned during the last week in the NHL:

• The Montreal Canadiens' plunge from first in the East to out of a playoff spot led General Manager Marc Bergevin to address unhappy fans through a news conference last week.

"It's on me," Bergevin said, adding that Coach Michel Therrien's job is safe the rest of the season.

It is Bergevin's fault for not improving the offense and relying so heavily on goaltender Carey Price, who has been injured since late November and isn't expected back until next month.

• Canada's NHL franchises and its dollar are being battered. All seven teams were outside a playoff position through Sunday's games, and...

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