Stu Cowan: Canadiens' Nate Thompson isn't playing like an old-timer

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Stu Cowan: Canadiens' Nate Thompson isn't playing like an old-timer
Stu Cowan: Canadiens' Nate Thompson isn't playing like an old-timer

"He's a good voice in our locker room and I think his play so far speaks for itself," GM Marc Bergevin says about 35-year-old centre. At age 35, Nate Thompson could play in some old-timers hockey tournaments. But the oldest player on the Canadiens is proving he can still keep up with the kids in today's NHL. Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin acquired Thompson from the Los Angeles Kings at last season's NHL trade deadline and, shortly after the season, signed the veteran centre to a one-year deal worth US$1 million. That's turning out to be a heckuva deal as Thompson is playing a key role on the fourth line while also being a mentor on a very young team. Heading into Thursday's games, the Canadiens were

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