Canadiens News and Rumors: Caufield, Price, Glendening & More
In this week’s Montreal Canadiens news and rumors, Cole Caufield is being rewarded for his remarkable NCAA season at Wisconsin, Carey Price reaches an impressive career milestone, and the Habs ...
Canadiens Have Holes on Defense and the Assets to Fill Them
When it was announced that the Montreal Canadiens would be part of the NHL’s Return to Play and meet the Pittsburgh Penguins in the play-in round, many expected the defense corps to be their downfall, especially given that Marco Scandella was moved at the trade deadline. Ultimately the defense held up well as the Habs […]
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Canadiens News & Rumors: Julien, Muller, Kotkaniemi & More
In this week’s Montreal Canadiens news and rumors, we have a health update on Claude Julien after he was rushed to hospital with chest pains and how Kirk Muller is stepping into his new role as acting head coach in the absence of Julien. Jesperi Kotkaniemi has taken his game to a new level in […]
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3 Takeaways From Canadiens’ Impressive Game 2 Win Over Flyers
Claude Julien must have been smiling from ear to ear at home in Montreal and brimming with pride when the horn sounded to end a superb performance by his Canadiens which resulted in a 5-0 triumph over the Philadelphia Flyers to even their first-round playoff series at 1-1. Recovering from the stenting of a coronary […]
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Canadiens News & Rumors: Kotkaniemi, Suzuki, Julien, the Flyers & More
In this week’s Montreal Canadiens News & Rumors, we’ll look at youngsters Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Nick Suzuki who played a pivotal role in the Habs’ series win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, while Claude Julien was also a big reason they earned a spot in the 2020 Playoffs. A playoff berth means the Habs will lose […]
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3 Takeaways From Canadiens’ Game 3 Win Over Penguins
Against all odds, the Montreal Canadiens have Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins on the brink of elimination following a 4-3 victory in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead. Here are three takeaways from another gutsy effort by the Habs. Line Juggling Pays Dividends for the Canadiens The Canadiens opened the scoring thanks […]
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3 Takeaways From Canadiens’ Game One Win Over Penguins
The Montreal Canadiens made sure their first playoff game in three years was a memorable one. A brilliant performance from Carey Price, two big goals from a pair of 20-year-olds and an overtime snipe courtesy Jeff Petry propelled the Habs to an improbable 3-2 Game 1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Not to mention the […]
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Canadiens Need a Full Roster Effort to Beat the Penguins
There is a lot that needs to go right for the Montreal Canadiens if they want to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in their play-in series beginning Aug. 1. It is one of the most-used clichés in sports, but to succeed they will need contributions from the whole team, from the players on the ice to […]
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Canadiens News and Rumors: Romanov, Kotkaniemi, Domi & More
In today’s Montreal Canadiens News and Rumors roundup, Alexander Romanov will join the team for Phases 3 and 4 of the NHL’s Return to Play Plan, Jesperi Kotkaniemi impresses during the first week of training camp and Max Domi remains undecided about his status for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Plus, the team is […]
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Last Canadien to Win Each NHL Award
The Montreal Canadiens are the most decorated team in the NHL. Beyond the record-setting 24 Stanley Cups, players and coaches have won over 100 individual awards, including 17 Hart Trophies and 36 Vezina Trophies. Related: Last Red Wings to Win Each NHL Award With the NHL set to announce its award finalists for the 2019-20 […]
Canadiens’ Phillip Danault Should Be a Selke Finalist
For a second straight season, Phillip Danault of the Montreal Canadiens is in contention for the Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded to the best defensive forward in the NHL. After finishing seventh in voting last year, the 27-year-old is worthy of being a Selke finalist for the first time in his career following a stellar […]
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Canadiens News & Rumors: Price, Kotkaniemi & Domi
In today’s Montreal Canadiens news and rumors roundup, Carey Price is named the Habs’ 2019-20 Molson Cup Player of the Year for the ninth time in his career. Jesperi Kotkaniemi is available to participate in Montreal’s training camp. Plus, will the risk of contracting COVID-19 make head coach Claude Julien think twice about being behind […]
Canadiens’ Play-In Series Offers Opportunity for Some
The Montreal Canadiens’ unexpected inclusion in the NHL play-in/playoff bracket gives the team a chance to salvage another disappointing season. Their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins also gives several players an opportunity for redemption while others will be looking to move up the depth chart. Here is a look at the Habs with the most […]
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Shea Weber: A Deserving Masterton Candidate for the Canadiens
The Montreal chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) announced on Tuesday that Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber has been selected as the team’s candidate for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy in recognition of his 2019-20 season. The award is given annually to the NHL player who best embodies sportsmanship, perseverance, and dedication to hockey. […]
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Canadiens’ Key Players for Play-In Round vs. Penguins
The NHL’s Return to Play format gives the Montreal Canadiens an unexpected chance to make the 16-team playoffs if they can eliminate the favoured Pittsburgh Penguins in a best-of-five series during the initial play-in round. While it goes without saying that Carey Price, Shea Weber, Brendan Gallagher, and Jeff Petry have to be at their […]
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Canadiens’ Future Starts Now
When Marc Bergevin was hired as general manager of the Montreal Canadiens in 2012, he insisted that he would build the team through the draft to become perennial contenders. He has preached patience, and while the wait has been a long one, Montreal’s depth chart is about to get a significant injection of skill thanks […]
Canadiens That Got Away: Mikhail Sergachev
Acquiring Jonathan Drouin from the Tampa Bay Lightning in June 2017 is one of Marc Bergevin’s major moves as general manager of the Montreal Canadiens. On one hand, fans were thrilled to finally have a Quebec-born player of Drouin’s calibre. On the other hand, they weren’t happy to give up Mikhail Sergachev, the team’s top […]
Canadiens’ Candidates for the 2022 Olympic Games
The NHL has yet to decide whether it will send its players to the next Olympic Winter Games slated for 2022 in Beijing, but there are several Montreal Canadiens players who could make their national team if the NHL agrees to participate. Some will be virtual locks to represent their country while others have an […]
Kovalev and the Canadiens: The Perfect Match
Acquiring Alex Kovalev from the New York Rangers before the 2004 NHL trade deadline was one of Bob Gainey’s legacy trades as general manager of the Montreal Canadiens. Related: Howie Morenz – Hockey Royalty The move was a much-needed one for the Habs who were lacking star power and some scoring punch upfront. Gainey traded […]
Canadiens’ Andrei Markov – Bidding Farewell to The General
Andrei Markov, one of the Montreal Canadiens’ all-time great defensemen announced his retirement from professional hockey last week at the age of 41. Being one of the best at your position for a team with a plethora of legendary players like the Canadiens is no easy feat, but the man they nicknamed “The General” has […]
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