What Is the Biggest Concern for the Montreal Canadiens?

On April 11, 2016 Michel Therrien, Marc Bergevin and Geoff Molson sat in unity at the year end press conference for the Montreal Canadiens. They discussed the disappointment of the 2015-16 season, preached stability going into next season and outlined a plan for improvement in the offseason. As that press conference came and went, the fans, media and organization have now closed...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

The Problem with Keeping Alex Galchenyuk at Center

Alex Galchenyuk – (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk belongs at center. That much is clear. There is still an argument to be made that the Canadiens would be better served playing him on the left. Bear with Me It’s admittedly not a great argument, but it would go something like this: Montreal has a lot of centers. Eh, not so much left...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

QUIZ: Name every player on the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens

Can you name every player on the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens, considered by many to be the greatest hockey team of all time? Clue: Number/Position
7 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 18 members of the Montreal Canadiens with retired numbers

Can you name the 18 members of the Montreal Canadiens with retired numbers? Clue: Number, Years Active
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Train Like The Canadiens

One of the most difficult parts of being a professional athlete is no doubt the training. The countless hours that goes into it is often overlooked but the Montreal Canadiens have put out a series called ‘Train Like a Pro’ with trainer Michael McCarron that demonstrates different exercises that he has the team do during workouts. In this episode McCarron takes it up a notch...
Via Beyond The Benches
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: John Scott approached about analyst role at TSN

John Scott’s career may be over, but it appears he might not be walking away from the game for good. Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports the 33-year-old has been approached by TSN to become an analyst. “A few months ago, Scott was convinced he would need his Michigan Tech engineering degree upon retirement. Now he’s optimistic the All-Star exposure and subsequent networking...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Canadiens coach Jacques Demers improving after stroke

MONTREAL (AP) Former Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Demers is getting better every day and has begun eating after a recent stroke, his doctors said Friday. The 71-year-old Demers, now a Canadian senator, still has some weakness on the right side and difficulty with speech, but is alert, said Dr. Angela Genge of the Montreal Neurological Institute. ''He smiles and says hello...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL All-Star MVP John Scott teaches reporter how to fight

Fighting in hockey can be a polarizing topic but for veteran defenseman and NHL All-Star game MVP John Scott, it’s a huge part of how he has stuck around the game for so long. Every NHL team needs an enforcer and Scott is just that. Fighting on a pair of skates certainly isn’t your average brawl, however. There’s an art to it and there are certainly do’s and don’ts as...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: P.K. Subban and Max Pacioretty hug it out

The rumor mill up in Montreal has to be one of the strongest in the league. Constantly you hear disparaging remarks about certain players and how the team is dealing with fighting within the locker room. P.K. Subban wanted to prove to the media just how much he cared about his captain Max Pacioretty before they all went away for the summer. This is the quote that prompted the hug...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

John Scott opts to go home instead of report to AHL again

Montreal Canadiens forward John Scott has had one hell of a year. Scott’s gone from NHL roster player to joke NHL All-Star fan-vote nominee, to traded and demoted, to unlikely All-Star MVP and back to the minors. It’s been a roller-coaster season for the six-foot-eight enforcer. The Canadiens recently called up Scott to give the 33-year-old one more chance at playing in the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

All positives come from Canadiens recalling John Scott

Just call it another chapter in what has become a fairy-tale season for John Scott.Heck, he even joked to the media: “It’s almost like a movie, right?”With just a few games left in a campaign they would probably like to forget as quickly as possible, the Montreal Canadiens recalled the notorious tough guy, who has yet to play a game for the Habs since the controversial trade...
Via Yardbarker
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Reigning All-Star Game MVP John Scott called up back to NHL

John Scott is back. The Montreal Canadiens announced today they have recalled the forward in advance of Tuesday’s matchup against the Florida Panthers. Canadiens assigned forward Michael McCarron to the AHL IceCaps, and recalled John Scott from St. John's tonight. — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 3, 2016 The 33-year-old has had one of the most tumultuous seasons...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens call up All-Star MVP John Scott for final three games

John Scott, who hasn’t played in the NHL since he was the MVP of the All-Star Game, has been called up by the Montreal Canadiens, according to the team’s website.Scott, 33, is a journeyman enforcer who made the All-Star Game on a fan vote and then was named MVP when he scored two goals. He last played in the NHL for the Coyotes on Dec. 31 and has played in 11 total games this...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bozon And Fucale Shake It Off

The Montreal Canadiens never disappoint when it comes to bringing you interaction between the players. This week The Duel continues with Tim Bozon and Zachary Fucale  as they shake it off. The post Bozon And Fucale Shake It Off appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens: Galchenyuk, positive takeaway from season

The 2015-16 season is one where the Montreal Canadiens want to forget as soon as possible. At one point they had a healthy lead atop the Atlantic Division. But the Canadiens’ fortunes changed when their best player and goaltender Carey Price went down for the season in late November. However, a few positive takeaways can give Montreal fans hope for next season. Captain Max Pacioretty...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

For the Montréal Canadiens, 2015-16 is Another Lost Season

In 2014, the Montréal Canadiens went all the way to the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Finals. However, after losing their spot in the Stanley Cup finals to the New York Rangers, it seems that they have fallen from grace. For the second consecutive year, the Habs will miss the postseason, and this will be the first time since 1970 that all seven Canadian NHL franchises will not...
Via The Sports Journal
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: PK Subban stretchered off ice after being hit in head

Montreal Canadiens defenseman PK Subban was stretchered off the ice after being hit in the head inadvertently by a teammate during the third period of his team's 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday. Subban was in the corner going for a puck when teammate Alexei Emelin collided with him and hit him in the head: This angle shows Subban's neck got jammed: PK Subban's...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Jarred Tinordi and the flaws of the NHL's drug policy

The announcement of Jarred Tinordi’s 20-game suspension for failing a drug test might have been news, but the questions surrounding the league’s drug policy are nothing new.Of course, this isn’t strictly a problem in the NHL — not even this week, for that matter. The announcement of Tinordi’s suspension comes just days after it became public that Maria Sharapova failed...
Via Yardbarker
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban meets infant he accidentally injured with puck

Following Tuesday night’s win over the Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban had the chance to meet the one-month-old infant he inadvertently injured with a tossed puck following a team practice last month. As Subban cradled little Béatrice in his arms,’s Sean Farrell documented the heartwarming moment. Bébé Béatrice resting comfortably in...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Was Canada right to put Carey Price on its World Cup roster?

If there was one common thread in the preliminary roster selections for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, it was that veteran goaltending reigns supreme. Henrik Lundqvist is expected to lead Team Sweden, while the tandem of Pekka Rinne and Tuukka Rask highlight the list for Team Finland. Even the Czech team, which boasts a younger squad through the initial roster selections, will have...
Via Yardbarker
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

GM Marc Bergevin says Canadiens are 'going in the right direction'

The Montreal Canadiens had a quietly successful trade deadline day, as the club sold off some veterans and made some minor deals with the future in mind. While there were no blockbusters, it was a good day for the team. When asked about the future of the Canadiens, General Manager Marc Bergevin said the team is heading in the right direction. “We have some young players, a...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Even former NHL players don’t like the NHL’s new website

The NHL’s new website is a disaster. Ever since it launched, the new website has been met with a ton of criticism which extends well beyond the expected critiques which come with a redesign. The new website is extremely difficult to navigate and even harder to find useful information and features fans have grown accustomed to accessing. It turns out that fans aren’t the only...
Via Awful Announcing
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Are The Montreal Canadiens Doomed?

They used to be the team to beat. They started on a nine-game win streak. They won 18 of their first 25 games, and had a commanding grip on both the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference. Then it all changed.Despite their hot start, the Montreal Canadiens now find themselves on the outside looking in for the Stanley Cup playoff picture. With 55 games down and 27 games left...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

John Scott’s NHL All-Star Game Odyssey: Now in storybook form

To say that the Odyssey John Scott experienced en route to an appearance and captaincy at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game last week would be a understatement of Greek epic proportions. And while he relished each and every moment leading up to his MVP-winning performance at the league’s annual showcase, there were pitfalls along the way, something the Arizona Coyotes-turned-Montreal...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

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