Contest: NBC's Championship Season – Stanley Cup Finals

NBC Sports is holding an ongoing contest, with the winners will receive
an Apple iPad and a chance for a trip to the 2011 US Open. All you have
to do is answer three questions about the Stanley Cup finals, and you’re
automatically entered.

Here’s the page for the

on the contest:

This summer NBC Sports is the home of Championship
, and now you can play for a chance to be a Champion too.
Championship Season Quick Picks is an exciting contest where
you get to try your hand at predicting the outcome
in events like the US Open and Wimbledon.

Before each event you’ll be able to answer up to 5 questions
about the event.
For each question you answer correctly, you’ll earn an entry
into that event’s prize drawing, where the winner receives
an Apple iPad. At the end of Championship Season, all of your
entries will be eligible for the grand prize:
a trip to the 2011 US Open.

Habs claim Byron off waivers from Flames

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Montreal added some forward depth on Tuesday, acquiring diminutive forward Paul Byron off waivers from Calgary.

Byron, 26, is a veteran of nearly 150 career NHL games, most coming with the Flames. Despite fairly solid production over the last two years — 40 points in 104 games — he was exposed to waivers on Monday, along with fellow forward Mason Raymond.

(Calgary does have a logjam of players at forward, hence parting ways with Byron and Raymond.)

Byron can play both wing and center but, at 5-foot-7, 153 pounds, is one of the most undersized skaters in the league. Thankfully for him, Montreal has an affinity for undersized forwards, with the likes of Brendan Gallagher (5-foot-9, 184 pounds) and David Desharnais (5-foot-7, 174 pounds) already on the active roster.

Byron could also fill Zack Kassian‘s roster spot. Kassian is currently suspended without pay while undergoing Stage 2 of the NHL’s Substance Abuse program.

Isles claim goalie Berube off waivers

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The New York Islanders have claimed goalie Jean-Francois Berube off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings, the club announced today.

Berube won the Calder Cup last season with AHL Manchester, but the 24-year-old has yet to appear in an NHL game.

That the Isles claimed Berube could be evidence that Jaroslav Halak will not be ready to start the season after all.

If that’s the case, Berube would back up Thomas Greiss, with Stephon Williams expected to go to the AHL.

The Isles open their regular season Friday at home versus the Blackhawks, then play the next day in Chicago.