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John Scott’s NHL All-Star Game Odyssey: Now in storybook form

To say that the Odyssey John Scott experienced en route to an appearance and captaincy at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game last week would be a understatement of Greek epic proportions. And while he relished each and every moment leading up to his MVP-winning performance at the league’s annual showcase, there were pitfalls along the way, something the Arizona Coyotes-turned-Montreal...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michel Therrien: Canadiens are aware they’re in tough shape for playoffs

After riding high to start the season, the Montreal Canadiens have completely imploded. As I’ve covered in-depth before, losing Carey Price, questionable coaching decisions and a lack of goals has decimated a squad which once posted an NHL-est 17-4-2 record to lead the NHL. For a slumping Montreal squad, last night against the Buffalo Sabres was no different. The Canadiens...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens coach Therrien: 'Very aware' it will be difficult to make playoffs

A team's status can change quickly in the NHL, and the Montreal Canadiens are learning that the hard way as a horrific slide dating back to late November now has the once-front runners sitting in sixth place in the Atlantic Division with just 30 games left in the season.Montreal has gone 1-8-1 in its last 10 games, 2-9-1 since its Winter Classic win, and are an NHL-worst 6-20-1 since...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sabres-Canadiens Preview

The last time the Montreal Canadiens faced the Buffalo Sabres, they were riding the high of a win streak that fell one game shy of an NHL record. This time around, the Canadiens are about as low as they can get. Montreal seeks just its sixth win during a two-month free-fall when it opens a four-game homestand Wednesday night against the Sabres. Montreal (24-23-4) started the...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Could John Scott be the 'spark' the Montreal Canadiens need?

In the bevy of tweets congratulating John Scott on his MVP performance in the NHL All-Star Game and subsequent NHL First Star of the Week, there was the obligatory chirp from the Montreal Canadiens’ account — you know, the team who got him in a trade a couple weeks ago and then immediately assigned him to their AHL affiliate.The tweet brings focus back to the Habs themselves...
Via Yardbarker
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens-Flyers Preview

Mired in a miserable two-month stretch, the Montreal Canadiens remain positive despite feeling a sense of urgency to save their fading season. Expecting to have ailing captain Max Pacioretty in the lineup, the visiting Canadiens look to begin a post-All-Star break turnaround Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers. Montreal (24-22-1) has gone from the top spot in the Eastern...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

PK Subban pays homage to Jaromir Jagr

The breakaway challenge in the NHL All-Star Skills Competition has become increasingly silly. And that’s a good thing. Between Patrick Kane’s Superman routine to Alex Ovechkin’s double stick breakaway, there have been some signature moments that people remember more than anything to come out of All-Star weekend. This year’s winner for the image that will be burned into your...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fall Of The Montreal Canadiens

As we sit and prepare for All-Star weekend, it seems like forever ago since the Montreal Canadiens began the season with a historic 9-0-0 start. Most people, including myself, thought the long wait of 23 years without a Stanley Cup appearance would finally come to an end. It seemed like this scenario could play out, but the NHL season is long and the hockey gods have not looked upon...
Via The Sports Quotient
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacioretty Leaves Game After Taking A Puck To The Face

Max Pacioretty / NHL NETWORK By: Lucas Percy (@LPercy15) You probably thought the plight of the Montreal Canadiens couldn’t get any worse. You were wrong! Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty exited his team’s Tuesday game against the Columbus Blue Jackets midway through the second period after taking a P.K. Subban slapshot to the face.  Pacioretty fell to the...
Via The Hockey Guys
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: P.K. Subban scores goal from center ice, earns unsportsmanlike penalty

P.K. Subban is one of the more impressive players in the league. He plays in one of the most hockey crazy markets and still succeeds. Players have folded under that pressure a numerous amount of times but Subban keeps on chugging. So, when we scored a center ice goal that didn’t look like a fluke, none of you should have been surprised. The goal was impressive as the Jackets goaltender...
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  Discuss

3 reasons the Montreal Canadiens have completely bombed

The Montreal Canadiens were riding high to start the 2015-16 campaign, reeling off nine straight wins to kick off the season. By November 25th, with a 5-1 victory over the New York Rangers, they had an NHL-best 17-4-2 record – but a huge problem emerged as Carey Price went down with a lower-body injury. Price going on the IR completely changed the trajectory of the Canadiens season...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacioretty, Eller score in SO, Canadiens top Maple Leafs 3-2

TORONTO (AP) Max Pacioretty and Lars Eller scored in the shootout, leading the Montreal Canadiens past the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Saturday night and ending a five-game winless streak. David Desharnais and Tomas Fleischmann had goals for Montreal in regulation, and outshot Toronto 26-15 during the three periods. Mike Condon finished with 17 saves. Peter Holland had the lone...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Denna Laing benefit auction sweaters receiving high bids

For a glimpse into the support that teams and fans are giving to Denna Laing, look no further than NHL.com's "Auctions" section.Tuesday evening, the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens wore outdoor game-themed jerseys in honor of the NWHL forward and said jerseys were autographed and put up for auction benefiting Laing with "100% of auction proceeds" going to her recovery and rehab...
Via Yardbarker
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Just how bad have the Montreal Canadiens been lately?

The Montreal Canadiens have been playing bad hockey for almost two months now. Their nine-game winning streak to start the 2015-16 season seems like a distant memory. At the end of November, the Canadiens held on to a division lead, but that too seems like a distant memory. Just how bad have the Canadiens been during their slide? Maybe worse than you thought. This image via Sportsnet...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the John Scott soap opera affect NHL ASG viewing?

If someone had said before the start of the 2015-2016 NHL season that the most-talked about player headed into the All-Star Game would be John Scott, that person would have been deemed clinically insane.But with a little under two weeks until the mid-season festivities, the notorious bruiser and his ASG status is the talk of the league. More so now than before, since being traded...
Via Yardbarker
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens’ John Scott Should Be Allowed to Play in All-Star Game

It’s a hard day to be John Scott. The Arizona Coyotes goon has so far had a pretty fun year. He’s a crazy fighter with only 11 points in his NHL career, and thanks to fan voting, he was elected as captain for the Pacific Division NHL All-Star team. Well, that all changed today. John Scott was traded to the Montreal Canadiens as a result of a three-way, four player deal between...
Via The Sports Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Montreal Fire Michel Therrien?

Francois Lacasse / Getty Images By: Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) A hot topic among Montreal Canadiens fans right now is whether or not head coach Michel Therrien should be fired. From what I’ve seen on social media, most Habs fans feel that he should be fired. Because of the very strong sentiment in favor of giving Therrien the boot, I wanted to take a look at the gripes that...
Via The Hockey Guys
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC and NHL nix planned Boston outdoor viewing party for Winter Classic

It was going to be a big outdoor party in Boston for the NHL Winter Classic. The City of Boston was planning to have fans watch the traditional New Year’s Day outdoor game to be played in Foxboro, MA on a big screen in Copley Square, free to all. However, it appears that NBC and the NHL have put the kibosh on the idea a week before the idea was to come to fruition. With the Bruins...
Via Awful Announcing
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban surprises kids, parents at Montreal Children’s Hospital with holiday party and gifts

Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban continues to be the best. Subban has become known for his philanthropic attitude and generosity, donating $10 million to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation in September. Since then, he’s continued to raise money and awareness for the hospital by signing jerseys and singing Christmas Carols. Hey @JustinTrudeau! You have great...
Via The Comeback
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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