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Canadiens' Plekanec believes the youth will takeover

The Montreal Canadiens stayed relatively quiet this offseason. Their two signings? Forward Alexander Semin and defenseman Mark Barberio. Not exactly marquee signings a team pushing ever so close to the Stanley Cup would expect. But why? Why wouldn't a team want to sign more guys to put them over the edge? Tomas Plekanec might know the answer. It all lies within Montreal's youth....
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Plekanec believes the Canadiens will have a youth movement

The Montreal Canadiens sat mostly idle this summer, outside of acquiring Alexander Semin and Zack Kassian. Neither deal shook the NHL and the Canadiens opted to mostly stand pat, believing that their young skaters will provide plenty of competition in training camp. Tomas Plekanec believes the Canadiens have a wealth of young talent and that it might rise to the surface in 2015...
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Canadiens hire Craig Ramsay as a consultant

MONTREAL (AP) The Montreal Canadiens have hired Craig Ramsay as a coaching consultant. Ramsay spent last season as an assistant coach with the Edmonton Oilers. The 64-year-old has totaled more than 1,500 games as assistant coach and more than 150 as head coach with seven NHL teams. As a player, Ramsay was drafted by Buffalo in 1971 and spent 14 seasons with the Sabres, recording...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings: How Good are the Canadiens?

View image | Analysis Carey Price is really, really good. However, after Price there are some question marks. They were not a very impressive offensive team, ranking 20th or below in goals per game and power play success. Their defense was good, but it is fair to wonder how much Price helps that. They allowed the least goals allowed per game in the league, but...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Subban training with track star Ben Johnson

We should expect a faster P.K. Subban for the 2015-16 season. A much, much faster P.K. Subban.The Montreal Canadiens defenseman is training this summer with Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson. The two have been working together for the past month at a track and field complex in Toronto after Johnson was contacted by one of Subban's family members."We started working together three times...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins-Canadiens Winter Classic details announced

FOXBORO, Mass. — One of the staples of the Winter Classic spectacle is the alumni game featuring former players of the two teams involved in the outdoor game. The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will meet in the 2016 Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2016 at Gillette Stadium, the home of the NFL’s New England Patriots. It will be the venue for the alumni game as well, which NHL...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens sign forward Alexander Semin

On Friday, the Montreal Canadiens signed UFA forward Alexander Semin to a one-year $1.1 million contract. This past summer the Carolina Hurricanes bought out the last three years of his five-year, $35 million contract. Alexander Semin is the latest “Russian Enigma” in the NHL. Playing alongside countryman and NHL superstar Alexander Ovechkin with the Washington Capitals, Semin...
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Andrei Markov answers anonymous questions from his teammates

What happens when the Montreal Gazette plans an interview with Andrei Markov and they allow his teammates to anonymously submit all of the questions? You get an interview which has “Are you paid extra to babysit Alex Galchenyuk?” and “Did you know P.K. still thinks about that kiss?” as questions. What’s better: the absurd questions or Markov’s unwavering, unbreakable...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty Suffers Knee Injury In Workout, Will Miss 12 Weeks

MONTREAL — Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty has a knee injury and could miss most of the preseason. The Canadiens said on Friday that Pacioretty is expected to need 12 weeks to recover, so he will likely miss a large portion of training camp. Montreal’s first regular-season game is Oct. 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The injury occurred on Thursday during an off-ice workout...
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens are the strongest sports brand in Canada

Which sports team has the strongest brand in Canada? If you said the Toronto Maple Leafs you’re not only wrong, but you also clearly didn’t read the title of this article. According to a recent survey by Insightrix Research, the Montreal Canadiens lead the way when it comes to brand recognition, brand perception and popularity. The Maple Leafs finished in the second spot,...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens making subtle changes to their jerseys

The Montreal Canadiens will have a familiar look in 2015-16, but the team is making a couple subtle changes to their jersey. The team is adding laces to the uniform and is replacing the NHL logo with the French LNH logo. Confirmed: Montreal #Canadiens to add laces and french LNH shield to uniform. Post with pics: — Chris Creamer...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens young defense means options moving forward

The Montreal Canadiens are heading into an offseason where they must find solutions to their constant failures in the playoffs. With the fine play of a few young defensemen this season, Montreal now has options to improve their roster for next season. The Habs found themselves using some of their up-and-coming young talent, and they did not […] The post Canadiens young defense...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 Montreal Canadiens, Marc Bergevin offseason goals

Another season has come and gone for the Montreal Canadiens. The team got a world-class season from its world-class goaltender, as Carey Price is a lock to win the Vezina Trophy and certainly has to be considered the front runner to win the Hart Trophy as well. They also have P.K. Subban as a possible […] The post Top 5 Montreal Canadiens, Marc Bergevin offseason goals appeared...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Tomas Plekanec’s Scoring Drought Allowed for Montreal’s Early Exit

Tomas Plekanec of the Montreal Canadiens controls the puck while being challenged by Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL game at the Bell Centre on March 10, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/Getty Images)   The Montreal Canadiens’ comeback hopes were dashed in a 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning as the latter emerged as victors of...
Via The Sports Journal
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning fan arrested after bringing gun inside arena

A St. Petersburg, Fla., man was arrested on Wednesday night at Amalie Arena during Game 3 of the Tampa Bay Lightning-Montreal Canadiens series and is facing a misdemeanor charge after police discovered he had a gun in his possession. A witness notified authorities when he saw Cassidy, 27, drop his gun in the bathroom and...Read More The post Tampa Bay Lightning fan arrested after...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens on brink of elimination after Game 3 loss

After a disappointing beginning to their second round series versus the Tampa Bay Lighting, the Montreal Canadiens were desperate to get a win in Game 3 to maintain any hope of moving past the Lightning. The commentators on Hockey Night in Canada spoke about the nerves surrounding the Canadiens at the morning skate. They stated on […] The post Montreal Canadiens on brink of elimination...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Prust sorry for saying referee ‘tries to play God’

Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust on Tuesday issued what perhaps was an expected apology for his fiery comments about NHL referee Brad Watson in the wake of an alleged confrontation between the two during Sunday’s game. A contrite Prust chalked it up to emotions and said he wished he could take back what he said....Read More The post Brandon Prust sorry for saying referee...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Prust rips referee Brad Watson: He called me every name in the book

Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust had a night to forget on Sunday, as he racked up a whopping 31 penalty minutes in his team’s Game 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. In addition to hitting Lightning goalie Ben Bishop behind the net and getting into it with Braydon Coburn, Prust also had some issues...Read More
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: P.K. Subban won't be suspended for slash

The Montreal Canadiens will have P.K. Subban on the ice for Game 2 of their Stanley Cup playoffs series with the Ottawa Senators. Subban was ejected Wednesday night midway through the second period of the series opener after he hit Ottawa forward Mark Stone with a two-handed chop across Stone’s arm. The slash earned Subban a 5-minute major and a game misconduct, effectively...
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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