Montreal Canadiens

If Montreal Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw keeps it up, he may very well end up being worth his price tag. Shaw Effective in Offensive Zone With his first two-goal effort as a Hab in the bank (against the Winnipeg Jets), Shaw now has six points in his last six games (eight overall). In short, he
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Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien – (Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) It’s technically two steps forward and one back for the Montreal Canadiens. That’s progress, right? After rattling off two victories against the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators, scoring 13 goals in the process, the Habs appeared listless on Thursday night, losing 6-3
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Ex-Montreal Canadien Mark Streit has officially announced his retirement, bringing an end to the ultimate underdog career. The way his NHL career ended, his contract being terminated with the Habs, will probably end up being one of the biggest lowlights (along with the complete 2010-11 season he missed due to injury). Nevertheless, there are plenty
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Marc Bergevin Can Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin turn it around? Not just the season after a historically bad start, but how he’s perceived by the public? The two aren’t mutually exclusive, as most everyone is more successful at their jobs without any distractions hindering their concentration or vitriol being spewed in their direction.
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In today’s Rumor Rundown we look at some of the NHL’s most popular franchises. There is a domino effect that comes from the Red Wings getting Andreas Athanasiou signed. What will be the team’s next move? Are the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens talking? Are the Habs thinking about trading one of their best forwards?
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This may very well be rock bottom for the Montreal Canadiens, who, at 1-6-1, are last in the Eastern Conference. There are positives to focus on after their latest defeat to the Anaheim Ducks, which resulted in only the fourth seven-game losing streak in team history. For example, the Habs set a new team-record 30
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Yes, technically defenseman Mark Streit is still a member of the Montreal Canadiens… for now. No Takers for Streit Mark Streit – (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports) One can be excused for laughing at initial reports that Streit was being shopped. Having since been placed on waivers, Streit had initially signed a one-year, $700,000 deal with
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Despite only playing in a total of four games with the Montreal Canadiens to date, it didn’t take long for Jonathan Drouin to make an impact on his community. Jonathan Drouin has purchased a Bell Centre suite thru the Canadiens Foundation for underprivileged kids. He has contributed $165,000. — Allan Walsh (@walsha) October 11, 2017
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Defenseman Victor Mete is now making headlines for making the opening-night Montreal Canadiens roster. But the decision to keep the 19-year-old may have only come to fruition following another that might not have been nearly as easy for general manager Marc Bergevin. Mete Over Martinsen Montreal Canadiens defenseman Victor Mete – (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon
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In a piece likely to amplify the very things he despises, Jack Todd in the Montreal Gazette takes on the rise of Habs “hate fans.” Todd calls the quality of debate in Habs nation ugly. He writes: The debate as it is framed today is unpleasant. It’s pointless. Above all, it’s irrational. It detracts considerably from
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Whoever said preseason action means nothing probably hasn’t met Montreal Canadiens prospect Victor Mete. Meet Victor Mete Victor Mete- Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images While that hypothetical reaction, that the games don’t mean anything, is probably a gag reflex to the Habs’ 0-4 record so far, it can’t be denied that it would
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Montreal Canadiens training camp started this week, meaning the Habs are in focus once again… as if they were ever out of it in this hockey-mad town. With the start of the 2017-18 season coming up fast, here are the top five of 61 attendees to keep an eye out for: 5.  Martin Reway Montreal
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At least Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson and general manager Marc Bergevin seem to be on the same page. Unfortunately, it does not seem to have the league rules to contract tampering on it. Molson’s Head in the Stars After saying that he and Bergevin discuss stars, “including [John] Tavares,” earlier this week, Molson may
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Defenseman Eric Gelinas’ tumultuous career has taken another turn, hopefully for the positive with the Montreal Canadiens. Gelinas’ professional tryout agreement (PTO) with the team qualifies as a risk-free, potentially high-reward move by general manager Marc Bergevin. Gelinas Can’t Make It Work in Colorado Eric Gelinas – (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports) There’s little sugarcoating Gelinas’
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If the Montreal Canadiens do fall in the standings in 2017-18, there’s a good chance it will be through little fault of their own. With Atlantic Division rivals like the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning poised to attain contender status (and the Buffalo Sabres and Florida Panthers likely to improve), the Habs may
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The best-case scenario for the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens is fairly obvious: They will ideally contend with their sights set on the Stanley Cup. What about the worst-case, though? Capable of Great Things While that ultimate goal may be unrealistic considering the long list of classic legitimate contenders and new ones that have emerged (Columbus Blue
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This article was originally written in September, 2010. Lorne “Gump” Worsley, born and raised in Montreal, was the last NHL goalie to play without a mask.  “My face is my mask,” he would say, refusing to don facial protection.  He acquired the nickname Gump as a youngster due to his facial resemblance to Andy Gump,
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This article was originally written in June, 2010. University of Wisconsin’s Blake Geoffrion, winner of the 2010 Hobey Baker Memorial Award for college hockey’s best player, is the new Crown Prince of NCAA Hockey.  Like a champion thoroughbred racehorse, Blake’s hockey blood lines can be traced back four generations. Howie Morenz, his great-grandfather, who played
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While losing Andrei Markov will definitely be felt by the Montreal Canadiens defense, so will the loss of an alternate captain. Who is the likeliest candidate to replace him? Markov and Subban Out Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban – (Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports) There’s been significant turnover with regard to the team’s leadership corps since
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Think you know all there is to know about the Montreal Canadiens? Time to find out. We’ve dug into the past of the nearly 108-year-old team to pull out some factoids you may be totally unaware of. Time for a Habs history lesson. How Well Do You Know the Habs’ History? Which Montreal Canadiens superstar was the first-ever
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