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Thursday Habs Headlines: Mikhail Sergachev among top NHL prospects

Here are your daily links, including the biggest need for the Habs, where Sergachev ranks among NHL prospects, and Julien’s 1000th game. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Canadiens’ first-round pick Mikhail Sergachev ranks as the fourteenth-best drafted prospect in the NHL. [TSN] Greg Pateryn’s name has been on the trade market for a long time according to Bob McKenzie...
Via Eyes On The Prize
4 hours ago

Canadiens host Islanders, eye rare win streak

MONTREAL -- When the Montreal Canadiens take to the ice Thursday night, they'll try to realize a feat they haven't been able to pull off in nearly two months: Win consecutive games. After picking up their first victory under new coach Claude Julien on Tuesday, the Canadiens look for back-to-back wins for the first time since a four-game win streak in the first week of January when...
Via FOX Sports
10 hours ago

Price and Montoya discussed sending photos of bruises from smaller equipment to the NHL

An interesting new hitch not discussed after the NHL decided to make goalie pants smaller was the potential risk of injury. Smaller equipment created newly exposed areas without padding. Montreal Canadiens goaltenders Carey Price and Al Montoya both know the emerging issue a bit too well. Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports Price and Montoya chatted about sending pictures of bruises...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bergevin Just Saved Himself

The Montreal Canadiens may be far from safe, as far as their playoff aspirations go, but general manager Marc Bergevin should be. Even if the Habs somehow fall short of reaching the postseason this year, Bergevin has put them in the position to. He’s done his job in other words… at least for now. Bergevin a Kleptomaniac? Marc Bergevin – (Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports) In short...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Wednesday Habs Headlines: Greg Pateryn is on the trade market

Here are your daily links, including giving Nathan Beaulieu a chance to play with Weber, Pateryn on the trade block and the Canadiens’ minor league trade Montreal Canadiens news and notes If the Habs want to be successful in the long run, they will need to pair Shea Weber with a puck-moving counterpart, and they might want to reconsider Nathan Beaulieu in that spot. And though...
Via Eyes On The Prize
1 day ago

Byron lifts Canadiens past Rangers in shootout

NEW YORK (AP) Paul Byron scored in the fifth round of the shootout and Montreal beat the New York Rangers on Tuesday night to give coach Claude Julien his first win in his second stint with the Canadiens. Carey Price made 28 saves for Montreal. Price stopped Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller twice in the OT, including a diving save in the closing seconds of the extra period. Shea Weber...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carey Price stones Rangers with great diving save in overtime

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price hit a bit of a rough patch at the turn of the new year, but it appears that the netminder has returned to form as one of the best the NHL has to offer. Price had a strong outing in New York on Tuesday night, making 28 stops on 30 attempts against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. His most important save came in overtime when he absolutely...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

The Overdue Canadien Break-Up

At the beginning of the season, no one realistically thought Alexei Emelin was a top-pair defender when he was slotted alongside Shea Weber. Now, with the Montreal Canadiens struggling, the Weber-Emelin experiment as the No. 1 duo has finally run its course and it’s time for new head coach Claude Julien to break them up. Throughout their roster, the Canadiens have a severe lack...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Forwards Deadline Options for the Canadiens

As the deadline gets closer, all eyes are on the NHL General Managers to see who will make the biggest changes to improve their clubs going into the final stretch of the season. Montreal Canadiens General Manager Marc Bergevin has made the biggest splash so far, and it wasn’t for his trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning for Nikita Nesterov in exchange for Jonathan Racine and a sixth...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Ultimately, the Bruins did Claude Julien a favor by firing him

Claude Julien didn't deserve to be fired by the Boston Bruins, but it may well have ultimately been the best thing for him.The respected coach, who won a Stanley Cup in Boston and exited as the franchise's all-time leader in wins, was out of work for exactly one week before finding a new job. That new gig comes with Boston's bitter rival — the Montreal Canadiens, who fired...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago

How the Canadiens and Alexander Radulov found love

The most rewarding relationships often involve taking big risks despite being burned in the past. Two parties with unfortunate track records come together to create a stable, fulfilling relationship. Such is the case with the Montreal Canadiens and Alexander Radulov.Had the Canadiens not controversially traded P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber, the summer in Montreal...
Via Yardbarker
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes overcome slow start but fall to Canadiens in OT

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Alex Galchenyuk scored 2:13 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Coyotes that snapped their four-game losing streak Thursday night. Max Pacioretty had two goals and two assists, one on the winning play. Montreal was shut out in its two previous games. Christian Dvorak scored twice for Arizona, his second tying it at 4 with...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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