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The other side of the mic with… Chris Nilan

NHL.com When hockey players decide to hang up their skates, their desire to stay connected to the sport they played and were so very passionate about since childhood, is still as strong as ever before....
  • New: 5 hr 45 min ago

The Last Word: Josh Duhamel

NHL.com Having made his mark on both the silver and small screens, as William Lennox from the Transformers movie franchise, and Danny McCoy from the popular TV series, Las Vegas, Josh Duhamel – also the...
  • New: 8 hr 57 min ago

Talking tennis

NHL.com MONTREAL – Tomas Plekanec caught the tennis bug long before making North America his hockey home.He actually picked up the game as a youngster in the Czech Republic after watching some of his...
  • 2 days ago
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One-year, two-way contract for Bobby Farnham

NHL.com MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract (2016-17) with free agent Bobby Farnham.A native...
  • 3 days ago
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Remarkable run

NHL.com MONTREAL – It’s hard to believe the Canadiens Hockey School is wrapping up its 10th year on Friday.Since ushering in its inaugural class in July 2007 in Pierrefonds, QC, thousands of youngsters...
  • 3 days ago
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Striving for more

NHL.com MONTREAL – David Desharnais has his sights set on being a far more consistent offensive threat next season.With that in mind, the 29-year-old has been hard at work back home in Quebec City for the...
  • 6 days ago
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On the other side of the microphone with... Jose Theodore

NHL.com When hockey players decide to hang up their skates, their desire to stay connected to the sport they played and were so very passionate about since childhood, is still as strong as ever before....
  • 7 days ago
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Back to the future

NHL.com MONTREAL – Just as Canadiens prospects will be learning the ropes in Laval next year, Michel Therrien did exactly the same thing in the early ‘90s.When the Canadiens confirmed a few days ago that...
  • 9 days ago
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Best buds

NHL.com MONTREAL – Sharing the ups and downs of being first-year pros brought Michael McCarron and Nikita Scherbak closer together last season.The former first-rounders made the jump from the CHL to the...
  • 11 days ago
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New team, same objective

NHL.com MONTREAL – There’s nothing Al Montoya would like more than to build off a successful season in South Florida and keep things rolling with the Canadiens in 2016-17.After partnering with Roberto...
  • 12 days ago
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On the other side of the microphone with ... Mathieu Darche

NHL.com When hockey players decide to hang up their skates, their desire to stay connected to the sport they played and were so very passionate about since childhood, is still as strong as ever before....
  • 13 days ago
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A new neighbor

NHL.com LAVAL – The Montreal Canadiens’ AHL affiliate will be just a stone’s throw away from the Bell Centre – and the Bell Sports Complex – come the fall of 2017.On Monday, the Canadiens officially...
  • 14 days ago
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Laval to welcome an American Hockey League team at Place Bell for the 2017-18 season

NHL.com PRESS RELEASELAVAL – The Montreal Canadiens officially announced on Monday that the city of Laval will welcome an American Hockey League team that will make its home at Place Bell in Laval...
  • 14 days ago
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Standout student

NHL.com MONTREAL – Andre Tourigny has fond memories of his time coaching Sven Andrighetto.For a coach in the junior ranks, seeing one of his players make it to the NHL is a reward in and of itself. When...
  • 17 days ago
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Star quality

NHL.com BROSSARD – The Canadiens have themselves a very special player in Mikhail Sergachev.On Thursday morning, the 18-year-old defenseman closed out his development camp experience in style, notching...
  • 18 days ago
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Cool customer

NHL.com BROSSARD – Hayden McCool isn’t attracting attention on his name alone.At 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, McCool stands out from the crowd with his imposing frame. That’s an important asset for any...
  • 19 days ago
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Habs sign Danault to two-year extension

NHL.com MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Phillip Danault.Danault first joined the Habs...
  • 20 days ago
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Seeing it for himself

NHL.com BROSSARD – Jeremy Gregoire’s first year in the pros was an eye-opening experience.Accustomed to putting up big numbers in his final two seasons with the QMJHL’s Baie-Comeau Drakkar before joining...
  • 20 days ago
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Lou Fontinato passes away at age 84

NHL.com MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens organization is deeply saddened by the passing of former defenseman Lou Fontinato. He was 84 years old.Fontinato played nine seasons in the NHL between 1954 and...
  • 20 days ago
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Trying something new

NHL.com BROSSARD – Nine months after officially closing the book on his playing career, Francis Bouillon is getting a whole new perspective on the game of hockey.On Sunday, the 40-year-old former...
  • 21 days ago
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Blog Articles

Canadiens No. 11 on SI.com’s Midsummer NHL Power Rankings

Montreal Gazette (Stu Cowan) — The new-look Canadiens have been ranked No. 11 in the NHL by Sports Illustrated in its Midsummer NHL Power Rankings, moving up from its previous ranking of No. 21. The move up in the rankings has...
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Game-breakers: Defining the clutch player, and discovering a few lurking on the Habs roster

Habs Eye on the Prize (Miprid) — Having the ability to score that big goal when your team needs it most is a lauded intangible in the sport of hockey. Looking at a few key situations can make it visible from a statistical...
  • New: 7 hr 57 min ago

How I became a Habs fan - without realizing it

Habs Eye on the Prize (arowe) — Stumbling upon the best goalie in the world was the first step to reigniting my love of hockey. Hockey was always the only sport that was able to catch, and keep, my attention. I enjoyed...
  • New: 9 hr 57 min ago

Monday Habs Headlines: Andrei Markov looks forward to playing with Shea Weber

Habs Eye on the Prize (BradSimpson) — The General isn’t looking back, nor ahead, and simply wants to get back on the ice. Follow the adventures of Lord Stanley’s Cup, and more. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Andrei Markov ...
  • New: 11 hr 57 min ago

Trading Norris Trophy-winning defencemen never ends well for the Montreal Canadiens

Habs Eye on the Prize (Aruny Siv) — The Canadiens should exercise caution when trading away league-recognized defencemen. The Montreal Canadiens have a curious tendency to trade away Norris Trophy-calibre defencemen. Six members...
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Predators GM doesn’t want P.K. Subban to change his personality

Montreal Gazette (Stu Cowan) — While P.K. Subban was considered a distraction in the Canadiens’ locker room, Mike Fisher expects him to be a great fit with the Nashville Predators. “I think his personality’s...
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Past history and why the Bobby Farnham signing could be a disaster in the AHL

Habs Eye on the Prize (Scott Matla) — The recent signing of gritty forward Bobby Farnham raises several red flags, especially in the AHL. The recent signing of Bobby Farnham to a one-year deal was a bit confusing, to put it...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago
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Sunday Habs Headlines: Tomas Plekanec looks forward to playing with Shea Weber

Habs Eye on the Prize (DaveCollins) — Here are your daily links, including which players might get the most offensive opportunities, whether the Habs are better or worse now than this time last year, and P.K. Subban's comments on...
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Canadiens’ Carey Price ready for World Cup of Hockey

Montreal Gazette (Stu Cowan) — Carey Price is 100-per-cent healthy and is ready to be in goal for Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey in September. “I’m not a doctor, but all I know is that on the ice it was perfect,”...
  • 2 days ago
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Les Canadiennes season review: Caroline Ouellette

Habs Eye on the Prize (Jared Book) — One of the best hockey players of all time had another great season Caroline Ouellette is a legend. She may be overshadowed by the fame of Hayley Wickenheiser and the emergence of ...
  • 2 days ago
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Trevor Timmins and his scouting team among the best in the league

Habs Eye on the Prize (Andrew Zadarnowski) — The Canadiens' amateur scouting guru has been in place since 2003. What's his legacy so far? Despite numerous changes within the hockey operations group of the Montreal Canadiens since 2003,...
  • 2 days ago
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Determining the best draft pick in Canadiens history

Habs Eye on the Prize (Matt Drake) — We took a look at five of the worst picks the Canadiens have ever made, and now it is time to take a look at some of the best. Yesterday we took a look at five draft picks that really did not...
  • 2 days ago
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Saturday Habs Headlines: Between Canadiens and Maple Leafs, which team has the brighter future?

Habs Eye on the Prize (DaveCollins) — Here are your daily links, including the future of two struggling rivals in the Habs and Leafs, what Shea Weber and Alexander Radulov can bring to the team's power play, and the addition of free...
  • 2 days ago
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En quête de stabilité chez le Canadien: assembler des duos d'attaquants

Habs Eye on the Prize (Nicolas Cloutier) — Paniquer en changeant complètement les trios au cours d'un match est le plus grand vice de l'entraineur-chef Michel Therrien. Et s'il existait une stratégie simple, mais efficace, pour y remédier...
  • 3 days ago
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What the Puck: Are the Habs a better team than last season’s edition?

Montreal Gazette (Dave Peters) — Brendan Kelly Montreal Gazette OK, enough talk of The Trade. Let’s talk about something else. Like Shea Weber. Welcome to Montreal, Shea! Now I feel better. There has been so much impassioned,...
  • 3 days ago
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Canadiens sign right-winger Bobby Farnham to two-way deal

Montreal Gazette (Dave Peters) — Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract (2016-17) with free-agent Bobby Farnham. Farnham, 27, started last...
  • 3 days ago
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The Canadiens sign Bobby Farnham to a one-year, two-way contract

Habs Eye on the Prize (Marc Dumont) — The Habs added some depth to the farm on Friday morning The Canadiens have announced that they have signed former New Jersey Devil Bobby Farnham to a one-year, two-way contract. One-year,...
  • 3 days ago
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Determining the worst draft pick the Canadiens have ever made

Habs Eye on the Prize (Matt Drake) — The Canadiens have made some pretty bad draft picks in the past. Which one stands out as the worst? See, there's a little theme going on this summer. We've taken a look at some terrible trades,...
  • 3 days ago
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Breaking Down Film: There's more to Shea Weber's offence than just a powerful shot

Habs Eye on the Prize (Marc Dumont) — We've seen all the statistical analysis, now it's time to focus on game play. Now that the dust has settled on the P.K. Subban - Shea Weber trade, we can shift our focus towards a key, and...
  • 3 days ago
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Friday Habs Headlines: Carey Price looks "perfect" and is ready to return

Habs Eye on the Prize (DaveCollins) — Here are your daily links, including Stephane Waite's comments on Carey Price's progress, why Montrealers are so distraught over the loss of Subban, and an interview with Guy Lafleur. Montreal...
  • 3 days ago
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