CANADIENS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Montreal Canadiens went overboard with Andrew Shaw’s contract

Marc Bergevin wanted to add more grit and toughness to the Montreal Canadiens and did so by acquiring Andrew Shaw on draft day in a deal with the Chicago Blackhawks for two second-round picks. While it was a steep price for Montreal to pay, Shaw is a valuable third-liner who is a tough customer and can put the puck on net on occasion. His value boomed because of his Stanley Cup...
Via Puck Drunk Love
48 minutes ago  |  Discuss

2016 Montreal Canadiens free agency targets: Thomas Vanek, anyone?

The Canadiens probably made the right call when they didn't re-sign Thomas Vanek, but should they look to bring him back on the cheap now? When the Canadiens allowed Thomas Vanek to walk and sign with the Minnesota Wild after the 2013-14 season, it ended up being a pretty wise move. The Wild inked him for three years at $6.5 million AAV, and now they are buying him out of the final...
Via Eyes On The Prize
52 minutes ago

Former Canadiens first-round pick Louis LeBlanc retires, plans to return to Harvard

Seven years after the Montreal Canadiens made him a first-round draft pick, center Louis LeBlanc is hanging up his skates. But don’t worry about his post-hockey career opportunities — he’s going back to Harvard to continue to his studies. According to a report, LeBlanc decided to retire after finishing his 2015-16 season in the Swiss league with Lausanne, and has been in Boston...
Via The Hockey News
2 hours ago

2016 Montreal Canadiens free agency targets: Loui Eriksson could be just what the Habs need

A solid two-way winger, Loui Eriksson may be the missing piece in the Habs' top-six. Since being acquired for Tyler Seguin by the Bruins, Loui Eriksson has been one of their most reliable forwards night in and night out. However, it would appear that the 30 year old Swede will not be back with the Canadiens biggest rival this upcoming season, and is now one of the most sought after...
Via Eyes On The Prize
4 hours ago

Montreal Canadiens: Draft Weekend Recap

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin got to work on the first day of the 2016 NHL draft weekend by trading Lars Eller to the Washington Capitals for second round picks in 2017 and 2018. His next move was acquiring Andrew Shaw from the Chicago Blackhawks for both of Montreal’s 2016 second round picks. Friday was capped off by drafting Windsor Spitfires defenceman Mikhail...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Montreal Canadiens sign Andrew Shaw to six-year pact

The Montreal Canadiens have signed center Andrew Shaw to a six-year contract worth $3.9 million per season and $23.4 million overall. For a team looking to bounce back from a bad year, adding a two-time Stanley Cup winner is a good start. Shaw burst onto the scene in 2011-12 when he racked up 23 points in 37 games for the Blackhawks, then won his first Cup with Chicago a year later...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

Eller craves stability after trade to Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) When Lars Eller was playing for the Montreal Canadiens, he was a man without a position whose name was constantly bandied about in trade talks. He wasn't comfortable. Following a trade to the Washington Capitals, Eller knows he'll start next season as the third-line center behind All-Stars Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeni Kuznetsov. And he's joining a team that...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Canadiens will not give qualifying offer to Dietz, Lessio

The two players will become unrestricted free agents With the NHL's deadline for extending qualifying offers to restricted free agents at 5 p.m. today, teams will need to make decisions on certain players. Two of those players who will apparently not receive offers are defenceman Darren Dietz and Lucas Lessio. Les #canadiens ne feront pas d'offres qualificatives à Darren Dietz...
Via Eyes On The Prize
1 day ago

Mikhail Sergachev Discusses Draft, Next Season

With the 9th overall pick, the Montreal Canadiens selected Russian defenseman Mikhail Sergachev, who had a great rookie season in the OHL with the Windsor Spitfires. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the Russian website Sport-Express, Habs prospect Mikhail Sergachev discussed the draft ceremony, and talked about last season and next year plans. * If you can read...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Montreal Canadiens Select Mikhail Sergachev 9th Overall

With the ninth pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, the Montreal Canadiens have selected Mikhail Sergachev from the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL. Mikhail Sergachev of the Windsor Spitfires was selected 9th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2016 NHL Draft. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images. About Mikhail Sergachev Mikhail Sergachev is a Russian-born defenseman who has played...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Capitals acquire Eller from Canadiens for 2nd-round picks

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Lars Eller from the Montreal Canadiens for two second-round picks. The Capitals traded second-round picks in 2017 and 2018 to the Canadiens for the 27-year-old Eller, who had 13 goals and 13 assists in 79 games last season. Eller has two seasons left on his contract at a salary-cap hit of $3.5 million. In 442 NHL...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens Paul Byron Left Swipes Justin Bieber

HabsTV  is at it again this time putting Montreal Canadiens Paul Byron in the hot seat to see how he can fair with the Tinder test. The 27-year-old Ottawa native is the second teammate we see featured in this series as Brian Flynn was put to the test first. Between the Montreal winters, skinny jeans and flat-brim caps the Tinder choices just keep on coming until Byron’s epic...
Via Beyond The Benches
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Teams calling Canadiens more frequently about Subban

P.K. Subban is generating plenty of interest around the league ahead of his no-movement clause taking effect. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports the Montreal Canadiens have seen an increase in the volume of calls asking about the talented defenseman. LeBrun notes the Canadiens aren’t shopping him but that teams are checking in heavily on his availability as his no-trade clause...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens say Subban isn’t available

P.K. Subban’s name is once again popping up in trade rumors, only this time, it appears reports suggest the Montreal Canadiens defenseman isn’t going anywhere. Darren Dreger of TSN.ca appeared on TSN Montreal 690 Radio and said he talked with a general manager in the Western Conference who tried to ask about the talented rearguard and was “flat-out told that (Subban) wasn’t...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Flynn Is Swipin’ Left Or Right

Montreal Canadiens Brian Flynn got in on the action for HabsTV when we find out what exactly he would be swipin’ right or left on. A few of our favorite of his “right swipes” include finding out he’s a big Bachelor fan and he is showing love for the ice girls. Now, don’t get too excited it’s not actually Tinder but wouldn’t it be great if it was?
Via Beyond The Benches
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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

The 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens are considered by many to be the greatest hockey team of all time. How many players on that famed NHL team can you name? Clue: Number/Position
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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

18 members of the Montreal Canadiens have had their numbers retired. How many of these honored NHL players can you name? Clue: Number, Years Active
April 22, 2016  |  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
April 14, 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, NHL.com’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

What's in store for Canadiens in this drama-filled season?

It isn’t common to hear about dressing room disagreements and turmoil when a team is doing well. When a team is losing games and frustrations build, however — now that’s when the drama bubbles to the surface for everyone else to see.The Montreal Canadiens are the most recent and most glaringly obvious example. Everything was hunky-dory when the Habs kicked off their 2015-16...
Via Yardbarker
February 19, 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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