Montreal Canadiens

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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Joe Morrow flew under the radar relatively speaking, during a whirlwind summer for Montreal Canadiens fans. The big question is whether or not it was justified. Morrow an NHL Defenseman? Montreal Canadiens defenseman Joe Morrow – (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports) At first glance, Morrow, who has yet to establish himself as an NHL defenseman at
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It’s been a long offseason for veteran defenseman Andrei Markov. After spending the first 990 games of his NHL career over 16 seasons since being drafted in the sixth round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, it was announced Thursday that the 38-year-old blueliner would not be re-signed. The Canadiens made some
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The Montreal Canadiens and veteran defenseman Mark Streit have agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $700,000. The 39-year-old Streit is set to enter his 12th NHL season coming fresh off of a Stanley Cup victory with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016-17. This will be Streit’s second stint with the Canadiens after being drafted by
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Secondary scoring has been a long-standing problem for the Montreal Canadiens and they’ve relied heavily on their defensive prowess to win hockey games. With a strong defensive core and Carey Price between the pipes, they’ve done reasonably well but that only gets you so far — they’ve only made it past the second round once
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At face value, the Montreal Canadiens re-signing depth forward Andreas Martinsen is a nothing transaction. It means very little in the grand scheme of things. The one-year, $675,000 price tag is little more than a drop in the bucket. It’s damn-near inconsequential to all parties involved. The optics are just horrible, though. one year, $675,000
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The Montreal Canadiens are a very capable hockey club and have been for a handful of seasons, but that’s all they’ve been, capable. Equipped with depth and a few All-Stars including goaltender, Carey Price, one might think the blue, blanc et rouge have what it takes to win their astonishing 25th Stanley Cup. However, There’s
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