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The Montreal Canadiens announce the Guy Lafleur Awards of Excellence and Merit for 2014-15

NHL.com MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens introduced the recipients of the Guy Lafleur Awards of Excellence and Merit for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday. The awards are presented annually to hockey...
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Vaughn Karpan named Director of Professional Scouting

NHL.com PRESS RELEASEMONTRÉAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, announced on Wednesday the appointment of Vaughn Karpan as director of professional scouting.The 2015-16 season will be...
  • New: 6 hr 20 min ago

Enjoying every moment

NHL.com QUEBEC CITY – As Zachary Fucale closes out his Junior career, he’s savoring the entire Memorial Cup experience.Just a few hours away from celebrating his 20th birthday, Fucale clearly isn’t the...
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Lionheart

NHL.com MONTREAL – If there’s one player who gave it his all every time he hit the ice in 2014-15, it was Brendan Gallagher.While things like character, effort and heart cannot be represented...
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Showcasing his talent

NHL.com QUEBEC CITY – Michael McCarron is taking advantage of the 2015 Memorial Cup to show Canadiens fans what the future has in store.The Habs’ lack of size at centre has been a hot topic as of late in...
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Moving on up

NHL.com MONTREAL – As far as changes of scenery go, Torrey Mitchell couldn’t have asked for better in 2014-15.Once a member of the College Charles-Lemoyne Riverains on Montreal’s south shore during his...
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Hab at Heart: Charles Lafortune

NHL.com Whether he’s hosting a television show or a radio program, Charles Lafortune always keeps a close eye on his beloved Canadiens. We met up with the man who discovers some of the best voices in...
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2015 Memorial Cup preview

NHL.com The 2015 Memorial Cup will take place from May 22 to 31 in Quebec City. Two Canadiens prospects – forward Michael McCarron and goaltender Zachary Fucale – will take part in the annual tournament....
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Punching his ticket

NHL.com MONTREAL – This past season, Nathan Beaulieu made it abundantly clear that he wouldn’t be returning to the AHL ranks anytime soon.Since making his professional debut two years ago after enjoying a...
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Thriving under pressure

NHL.com MONTREAL – Much was expected of P.K. Subban this past season and he didn’t disappoint. When Subban signed the most lucrative contract ever given to a player in Canadiens history last August, he...
  • 7 days ago

No place like Montreal

NHL.com MONTREAL – It’s hard to predict exactly which pending free agents will be back in Montreal next season, but it’s safe to say they’d all like to be. There aren’t many markets like Montreal in the...
  • 10 days ago

Taking stock

NHL.com BROSSARD – It was Marc Bergevin’s turn to meet with members of the media on Friday to assess his hockey club’s performance and provide some insight on a number of key topics heading into the...
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Putting things in perspective

NHL.com BROSSARD – Failing to advance beyond the second round of the playoffs isn’t cause for concern among members of the Canadiens’ leadership corps.Assistant captains Max Pacioretty, Tomas Plekanec,...
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Curtain call

NHL.com TAMPA – There’s a reason only four teams in NHL history have ever erased a three-game deficit to win a series.The 2014-15 Canadiens had already made history prior to puck drop on Tuesday night...
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The Numbers Game: Game #6 - May 12, 2015

NHL.com TAMPA – Here's a numerical look at Game 6 between the Habs and Lightning on Monday night.7 – Number of times the Canadiens have taken part in a Game 6 since 2010, having now won five of those...
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Game Preview: Canadiens @ Lightning - Game 6 - Round 2

NHL.com CANADIENS @ LIGHTNINGLightning lead the series 3-2The Canadiens will try to force a seventh and deciding game in their Eastern Conference Semi-Final series on Tuesday night in Tampa.On Saturday...
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Game Preview: Canadiens @ Lightning - Round 2, Game 6

NHL.com CANADIENS @ LIGHTNING – Round 2, Game 6The Lightning leads the series 3-2The Canadiens will try to push their second round series against the Lightning to the limit on Tuesday in Tampa...
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Making history

NHL.com TAMPA – A day before facing elimination for a third-straight game, the Canadiens don’t appear to be a team burdened by pressure. The Habs hit the ice in Tampa looking loose and focused on...
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Five Keys to the Game: Habs-Lightning #6

NHL.com MIND THE GAP: Much has been made about the difficulty of rallying back from a three-game deficit, but after winning Game 5, the Habs now find themselves in much more familiar territory. The...
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Blog Articles

Guy Lafleur says Brendan Gallagher should be next Habs captain

Montreal Gazette (Stu Cowan) — PAT HICKEY MONTREAL GAZETTE If Guy Lafleur were choosing the next captain of the Canadiens, the C would go to Brendan Gallagher. “I like the way he plays,” Lafleur said Wednesday after handing out...
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Canadiens name Vaughn Karpan director of professional scouting

Habs Eye on the Prize (Andrew Berkshire) — A veteran hockey man, and long time scout, Vaughn Karpan will be the Habs' new director of pro-scouting. Marc Bergevin announced today that Vaughn Karpan, a professional scout for the ...
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Canadiens 2015 Draft Targets: Colin White

Habs Eye on the Prize (Marc Dumont) — Today's profile focuses on a skilled American forward In recent years the U.S. National Development Program has been producing a plethora of skilled players, and Colin White seems to be another...
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Wednesday Habs Links: Michael McCarron's versatility is paying dividends

Habs Eye on the Prize (Aruny Siv) — Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including Mccarron's strong Memorial Cup showing, Andrei Kostitsyn wanting to return to the NHL and Chicago's impending salary cap problems. ...
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St. John's IceCaps hint at upcoming change

Habs Eye on the Prize (Andrew Berkshire) — What could be changing for the St. John's IceCaps? The St. John's IceCaps, the new AHL affiliate for the Montreal Canadiens , has hinted on twitter that "A change is coming". What that means?...
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The 4 Levels of Analytics & a story about Alexei Emelin

Habs Eye on the Prize (Jack_Han) — Could helping Emelin the person, fix Emelin the player? While most people in hockey - fans, media and management - are spending much of their time thinking about the upcoming NHL Entry Draft ...
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Canadiens 2015 Draft Targets: Jérémy Roy

Habs Eye on the Prize (Mike Obrand) — Our latest profile focuses on this versatile defenceman from the Sherbrooke Phoenix. By now you are well aware that, barring any trades, the Montreal Canadiens are picking 26th overall in the...
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Tuesday Habs Links: Geoff Molson satisfied with 2014-15 season

Habs Eye on the Prize (Mark Millard) — Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including Michael McCarron's development taking a very positive turn, and Geoff Molson's satisfaction with the...
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The Canadiens need to sign prospect Martin Reway

Habs Eye on the Prize (Andrew Berkshire) — The insanely talented, enigmatic, young Slovak could be a loss to the Canadiens if they don't act quickly. According to the  NHL's collective bargaining agreement , the Montreal Canadiens ...
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Owner Molson sees plenty of positives with Canadiens

Montreal Gazette (Stu Cowan) — BRENDAN KELLY MONTREAL GAZETTE Canadiens owner Geoff Molson was of course disappointed when his team was bounced from the Stanley Cup playoffs in the second round by the Tampa Bay Lightning. But...
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Michael McCarron's development has taken a very positive turn

Habs Eye on the Prize (Marc Dumont) — With the Memorial Cup taking center stage, all eyes are on the first-round pick It may come as a surprise to some that Michael McCarron is playing top notch hockey during the Memorial Cup,...
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Canadiens 2015 Draft Targets: Brock Boeser

Habs Eye on the Prize (Matthew Macaskill) — Brock Boeser is described as a "dynamic offensive winger and natural goal scorer." Need I say more? With few snipers populating their prospect pool, the Montreal Canadiens may look at drafting...
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Monday Habs Links: How much is Jeff Petry worth?

Habs Eye on the Prize (Mark Millard) — Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including an analysis of Jeff Petry's worth based on Corsi, and Michael McCarron's solid first star performance at...
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The Canadiens' AHL coaching job is important, and needs to be addressed

Habs Eye on the Prize (Andrew Berkshire) — Sylvain Lefebvre is set to come back as head coach of the Canadiens' AHL affiliate after three disastrous seasons, but he should he be? The Montreal Canadiens have a unique situation when it...
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Sunday Habs Links: What to do with Jarred Tinordi?

Habs Eye on the Prize (Sam Li) — Here are your daily links, including the Habs' biggest offseason bargaining chips, the beginning of the Memorial Cup tournament, a video recap of the 2014-15 season, and more. Montreal...
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Canadiens Draft Targets for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft

Habs Eye on the Prize (Marc Dumont) — Who will the Habs pick? We'll show you the options ahead of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft At one point in time the obsession with size dominated the discussion before the NHL Entry Draft . Is the...
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Canadiens 2015 Draft Targets: Anthony Beauvillier

Habs Eye on the Prize (Marc Dumont) — Today's draft profile centers around Shawinigan's breakout sniper At one point in time the obsession with size dominated the discussion before the NHL Entry Draft . Is the player big enough to...
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Saturday Habs Links: Zach Fucale wants another Memorial Cup as junior career ends

Habs Eye on the Prize (Sam Li) — Here are your daily links, including a look at Michael McCarron's development at centre, Charles Hudon being confident about a roster spot next year, Zach Fucale's playoff record so far, and more....
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Habs prospects McCarron, Fucale on display at Memorial Cup

Montreal Gazette (Stu Cowan) — Canadiens fans can check out a couple of the team’s top prospects at the junior Memorial Cup tournament, which runs from May 22 until May 31 in Quebec City. Michael McCarron, the...
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Canadiens 2015 Draft Targets: Filip Chlapik

Habs Eye on the Prize (Marc Dumont) — As we continue our profiles ahead of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, our next article focuses on a talented forward from the Czech Republic. Filip Chlapik may not be one of the most popular names in...
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