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Focusing on D

NHL.com BUFFALO – The Canadiens didn’t hide the fact that they were out to stock up on young defensemen at the NHL Draft.After selecting Russian rearguard Mikhail Sergachev ninth overall during Friday...
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Ready to begin again

NHL.com BUFFALO – Andrew Shaw is already counting down the days until training camp begins.Similar to a lot of his former teammates over the last few years, Shaw found himself the victim of the...
  • New: 8 hr 43 min ago

2016 NHL Entry Draft: Day 2

NHL.com BUFFALO – The Canadiens enter the second day of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft with four picks at their disposal.After trading away their two second-round picks on Friday night to acquire Andrew Shaw...
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Busy Friday night

NHL.com BUFFALO – The Canadiens might have been picking in the No. 9 spot on Friday night, but they certainly made their presence felt a lot earlier than that.For the past few weeks, Habs fans were...
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Eller is dealt, Shaw arrives

NHL.com BUFFALO – General manager Marc Bergevin went right to work on Friday night at the First Niagara Center, completing a pair of transactions as the opening round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft got...
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2016 NHL Entry Draft - Round 1

NHL.com BUFFALO - The 2016 NHL Entry Draft has finally arrived. The opening round is taking place this evening at the First Niagara Center, and the Canadiens are selecting ninth.More details to come...
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Spelling it out

NHL.com BUFFALO – On the eve of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Marc Bergevin wanted to be perfectly clear about one point, in particular.With rumours aplenty swirling about P.K. Subban’s status in Montreal,...
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Top 10 - Habs NHL draft steals

NHL.com 10 - Brendan GallagherHe may have just completed his fourth NHL season, but he still managed to earn a spot on our Top 10 list. The 147th overall selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Gallagher...
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Time flies

NHL.com MONTREAL – It’s hard to believe 15 years have passed since Tomas Plekanec joined the Canadiens’ fold.Back in 2001, Plekanec was one of eight players former general manager Andre Savard selected at...
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Canadiens agree to terms on a one-year contract with Joel Hanley

NHL.com MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Wednesday that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year, two way contract (2016-17) with defenseman Joel Hanley.Hanley,...
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Dates to remember

NHL.com MONTREAL – The 2016-17 regular season schedule is available now.On Monday, we learned that the Canadiens will begin the season in Buffalo on October 13. Now, we know when they’ll be playing the...
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The Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation will build its next BLEU BLANC BOUGE rink in Ahuntsic-Cartierville for the 375th anniversary of Montreal

NHL.com PRESS RELEASEMONTREAL – As part of the celebrations surrounding the 375th anniversary of the City of Montreal, the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of...
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A meeting with the champs

NHL.com MONTREAL – The Canadiens will take on the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins in their home opener on October 18 at the Bell Centre.Last season, Michel Therrien’s troops posted a 1-1-1 record...
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A different scenario

NHL.com MONTREAL – Accustomed to hitting the stage a little bit later in the NHL Draft, Trevor Timmins is hoping to capitalize on the chance to secure the Canadiens’ top pick early over the weekend in...
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Hab at Heart: Tommy Lasorda

NHL.com While Hall-of-Fame manager Tommy Lasorda will forever be associated with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Montreal will always hold a special place in his heart. Back in the 1950’s,...
  • 8 days ago

Living life to the fullest

NHL.com MONTREAL – Roman Hamrlik can’t stop smiling these days, and there’s a very good reason why.Last Thursday afternoon, the 42-year-old former defenseman and his girlfriend, Cynthia Michaud, welcomed...
  • 8 days ago

Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Gilmore leaves the Montreal Canadiens

NHL.com PRESS RELEASEMONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens president and CEO, Geoff Molson, announced Wednesday that executive vice president and COO Kevin Gilmore is leaving the organization to pursue other...
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Montreal Challenge - Summer Edition

NHL.com For this year’s FrancoFolies festival, Megafan Ford and the Montreal Canadiens are teaming up to give you the chance to win one of 11 pairs of tickets to the 2016-17 home opener!How to...
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Hockey on the horizon

NHL.com MONTREAL – Summer is just one week away, but talk of the 2016-17 campaign has already begun. Get your markers out and circle Monday, September 26 on your calendars. That’s when you’ll have the...
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Happy at home

NHL.com MONTREAL – Mark Barberio will enjoy the comforts of home for at least the next two seasons.On Monday, the 26-year-old rearguard agreed to terms on a two-year, one-way contract with the Canadiens,...
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Blog Articles

Grading the Montreal Canadiens 2016 draft class

Habs Eye on the Prize (Matt Drake) — The Canadiens were pretty active this weekend, so how did they do? I have very mixed feelings after this draft. The Canadiens made a few decisions that I absolutely love, and a few that I...
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Canadiens stick with skill over size at NHL Entry Draft

Montreal Gazette (Stu Cowan) — STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE Judging by their selections at the NHL Entry Draft, the Canadiens continue to value skill over size. The Canadiens took defenceman Mikhail Sergachev with their...
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Getting to know 2016 seventh-round selection Arvid Henrikson

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — Henrikson is a big, stay-at-home defenceman. The Montreal Canadiens made a trade with the Winnipeg Jets to acquire a seventh-round pick in 2016, and used it to select Arvid Henrikson out of...
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Andrew Shaw will bring grit, toughness to Canadiens

Montreal Gazette (Stu Cowan) — STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE Goodbye Lars Eller and hello Andrew Shaw. Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin dealt Eller to the Washington Capitals at the start of the NHL Entry Draft Friday night...
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Getting to know 2016 sixth-round selection Michael Pezzetta

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — The Canadiens used their pick to draft an energy player at 160th overall. With the Canadiens ’ sixth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft , the Canadiens selected Michael Pezzetta from the OHL’s...
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Canadiens trade into the seventh round, select Arvid Henrikson 187th overall

Habs Eye on the Prize (Matt Drake) — The Canadiens traded back into the seventh round, and picked a Swedish defenceman. The Canadiens have been pretty active in this draft so far. Two trades before the second overall pick was...
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Andrew Shaw speaks about trade, contract negotiations in conference call

Habs Eye on the Prize (DaveCollins) — All of the quotes from today's conference call with restricted free agent Andrew Shaw. In a  well-publicized trade that took place at the beginning of round one of the 2016 NHL Entry...
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Getting to know 2016 fifth-round selection Casey Staum

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — The Minnesota high school player was the 124th pick. After acquiring a fifth-round pick in the Zack Kassian trade with the Vancouver Canucks , the Canadiens selected their third left-handed...
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Canadiens select Michael Pezzetta with the 160th-overall pick

Habs Eye on the Prize (Matt Drake) — For their final pick of the draft, the Habs have taken Michael Pezzetta from the Sudbury Wolves Barring any more surprise trades, this will be the final pick for the Canadiens in this year's...
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Getting to know 2016 fourth-round selection Victor Mete

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — Victor Mete was an important part of the London Knights run to a CHL title. The Montreal Canadiens added another defenceman with their fourth-round selection, taking Victor Mete from the...
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The Montreal Canadiens select Casey Staum 124th overall

Habs Eye on the Prize (Matt Drake) — With the 124th pick, the Habs have gone a little off the board to take Casey Staum out of high school. The Canadiens only have two picks remaining in this year's draft, barring any trades. With...
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Canadiens select Victor Mete 100th overall

Habs Eye on the Prize (Matt Drake) — With the 100th overall pick, the Canadiens take Victor Mete from the London Knights By this point, the NHL Draft moves very quickly. Once you get this deep the picks come flying in, and the ...
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Getting to know 2016 third-round selection William Bitten

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — Bitten is a complete package, and has a very good chance of becoming an NHL player. After waiting through 39 selections to start the second day of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the Canadiens added...
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Canadiens select Will Bitten 70th overall

Habs Eye on the Prize (Matt Drake) — Third-round picks are often sleepers, and Will Bitten is one of those. The Canadiens may have given up their two second-round picks to get Andrew Shaw , but they still have some picks to...
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Saturday Habs Headlines: Canadiens addressed prospect depth at defence, moved out a veteran forward

Habs Eye on the Prize (DaveCollins) — Here are your daily links, including whether a P.K. Subban trade is realistic for the Canadiens, the team's priorities heading into the summer, and what a Las Vegas roster might look like. ...
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2016 NHL Entry Draft: Day 2 — Preview, start time, TV schedule and how to watch

Habs Eye on the Prize (BradSimpson) — Rounds two through seven of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft takes place on Saturday morning from Buffalo. What other surprises are in store? The first round of the NHL entry draft is in the books,...
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Getting to know Montreal Canadiens’ 2016 ninth-overall selection Mikhail Sergachev

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — The Canadiens added a key piece to the organization depth with their first-round choice With the ninth-overall pick on a day filled with trades and surprising selections above them, the Montreal...
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Montreal Canadiens 2016 draft

Habs Eye on the Prize (Matt Drake) — The Canadiens were active in trades, and make a top-10 pick. There was a ton of speculation leading up to the draft that the Canadiens might look to move either up or down in the draft,...
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Analyzing the Lars Eller and Andrew Shaw Trades

Habs Eye on the Prize (Scott Matla) — Montreal made some major changes early in the draft this year. Mere minutes after the Toronto Maple Leafs selected Auston Matthews, the Montreal Canadiens and Marc Bergevin shook things up....
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Canadiens select Mikhail Sergachev ninth-overall

Habs Eye on the Prize (Matt Drake) — The Canadiens decided to go Defence with the super-skilled Mikhail Sergachev. There was a ton of speculation leading up to the draft that the Canadiens might look to move either up or down in...
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