Canadiens Rumors & News

  • 1d
    Hockey Central @SNHockeyCentral

    Done deal. MT Lars @Eller_89 Very happy to be a part of the Montreal Canadiens for 4 more years! @CanadiensMTL

  • Leaving Habs was ‘family decision’ for Brisebois

    Hockey Inside/Out "Patrice Brisebois, who left his job as a player-development coach with the Canadiens last week, spoke with The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs Tuesday evening to explain his decision, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family – wife Michèle and preteen daughters Alexandra and Patricia-Rose (photo..." July 23

  • 2d
    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Eller (MON) requests $3.1M...Canadiens counter with $1.65M

  • 4d
    Jeff Marek @JeffMarek

    Habs announce they've signed 1st rd pick Nikita Scherbak and his size 13 (!) skates to a 3-year entry level deal.

  • Lucic regrets handshake-line actions, but isn’t apologizing

    The Hockey News "The wrist injury Milan Lucic suffered in Game 7 of the Boston Bruins second-round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens is healing quite nicely, thank you very much. But the ignominy he and the Bruins suffered in that same game, well, that’s taking a little longer to wear off. Shortly..." July 20

  • Brisebois quits as Habs’ player development coach

    Montreal Gazette "Former Canadiens defenceman Patrice Brisebois is leaving his job as the Habs’ player development coach. “It was Patrice’s decision to move on for family reasons,” said Donald Beauchamp, the team’s senior vice-president of communications and community relations. The 43-year-old Brisebois, who..." July 18

  • 18d
    Аrpon Basu @ArponBasu

    Jiri Sekac said he was offered contract extension in Dec. from his KHL team. Agent @walsha told him to wait, NHL offers will come. They did.

  • 20d
    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Sometime before the deadline -- which is in 35 mins -- PK Subban will file for arbitration

  • Alex Kovalev officially retires after 24 years playing pro hockey "Alex Kovalev hasn't played an NHL game in close to two years but all along he remained an active player, spending last season in the Swiss second league. He remains a player no more; on Thursday he announced his retirement from the game for good. "I'd have loved to play until I'm 50 but the..." July 03

  • 24d
    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Cody Franson was TOR player going to MTL for Gorges. Would have think he's still in play with TOR acquisition of Polak and Robidas.

  • 24d
    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    MON looking at G Joey MacDonald on a two-way.

  • 24d
    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    Quiet on #Canadiens PK Subban talks. No significant offer going into July1st. Make note #NHL teams now free to make offer sheets to RFA's

  • 24d
    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Habs sign D Mike Weaver to 1-year deal.

  • 24d
    Damien Cox @DamoSpin

    Josh Gorges makes it clear on Sportsnet he just couldn't get over MTL's bitter rivalry with TOR to agree to join the Leafs.

  • 24d
    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Tom Gilbert to MON

  • 24d
    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    12 teams were interested in Jiri Sekac. The KHL player who played in Prague is likely to sign in Montreal. #tvasports

  • 24d
    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Toronto still waiting and hopeful Josh Gorges will have a change of heart. Otherwise, interest shifts to D.Boyle or Stephane Robidas. #FAF

  • 24d
    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Habs trade Josh Gorges to Buffalo for a second round pick in 2016. Gorges goes to Buffalo instead of Toronto.

  • 24d
    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    As per @TSNBobMcKenzie, Montreal Canadiens sign Manny Malhotra, one year, $850k

  • 24d
    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    D.Boyle expects 4 offers. Washington is believed to have joined a group of teams that also includes Tor, Mtl, Det, NYR and Tampa Bay. #FAF

  • 24d
    Aaron Ward @aaronward_nhl

    Appears to be 5-6 teams expressing interest in Radim Vrbata. Teams include TB,MTL,SJ and BOS. #TSN

  • Montreal robbed Colorado in swapping Daniel Briere for P.A. Parenteau and a 5th "Here’s the thing with Danny Briere: he’s not very good any more. I have a ton of respect for his talent, his career, and the man he is, but as far as being an effective NHLer goes at age 36 (37 by the time next season starts), the reality is that it just ain’t there anymore. Briere is a guy who..." July 01

  • 25d
    Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs

    #Habs qualify Subban, Eller. Not Ryan White, who becomes UFA tomorrow

  • Canadiens send Briere, Pick to Avalanche for Parenteau "The Montreal Canadiens have acquired forward PA Parenteau from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Daniel Briere and the Canadiens' fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Briere lasted just one season with the Habs after signing a two-year, $8 million contract with the team this..." June 30

  • 25d
    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Josh Gorges situation in MTL problematic for all. MTL had deal with TOR but Gorges refused to waive modified NTC to go to TOR. Still won't.

  • Habs take defenceman Lernout with second pick at draft

    Montreal Gazette "Brett Lernout decided not to attend the National Hockey League draft because he didn’t think he’d be selected very high and wanted to spend some time with family in Winnipeg. But the Canadiens coveted the physical defenceman enough to move up in the third round to select Lernout in the third..." June 29

  • 27d
    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    MTL D Josh Gorges' name is out there in trade talk. TOR made a pitch for Gorges but no CDN team is on list of 15 teams he can be dealt to.

  • Habs take Russian Scherbak with first-round pick

    Montreal Gazette "Only time will tell whether Nikita Scherbak measures up to general manager Marc Bergevin's projection as a top-six forward, but the Russian displayed a top-six personality after he was selected by the Canadiens in the first round (26th overall) at the National Hockey League draft Friday..." June 28

    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

  • Patrice Bergeron wins NHL15 cover vote over P.K. Subban: Report

    Yahoo! Sports "Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins and P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens were the final two players in the EA SPORTS NHL 15 cover vote, which was conducted via Twitter hashtags. One is a considered the best defensive center in hockey, or at the very least its most dominant faceoff man...." June 25

  • Canadiens sign Andrei Markov for 3 more years

    Montreal Gazette "Andrei Markov won't be leaving Montreal. Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Monday afternoon that the defenceman has signed a new three-year contract. Markov could have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. "We are very happy to have secured a long term agreement..." June 23

  • 34d
    Craig Custance @CraigCustance

    Brian Gionta & his agent Steve Bartlett will be meeting to plan his future. Said Bartlett on MTL: "There's no strong inclination to leave."

  • Habs looking to trade up from 26th pick

    Pro Hockey Talk "The closer we get to the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the more we’re hearing of teams wanting a piece of the action. On Thursday, another club threw its hat into the ring as Montreal GM Marc Bergevin said he’s looking to trade up from the No. 26 spot, per TVA. Bergevin does have a history of being..." June 19

  • Habs Andrei Markov is reportedly asking for a three-year extension

    Montreal Gazette "Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Tuesday that forward Dale Weise has been signed to a two-year contract that will take him through the 2015-16 season. The team did not announce financial terms, but the deal is reported to be worth $2 million. The Canadiens acquired Weise..." June 18

  • 38d
    Andy Strickland @andystrickland

    Shouldn't come as a huge shock but P.K. Subban is looking for a contract north of the 7 yr, $45.5 million Alex Pietrangelo signed #Habs

  • Habs Sign Dale Weise to Two-Year Contract Extension

    All Habs "Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the team has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with forward Dale Weise (2014-15 and 2015-16). “The acquisition of Dale Weise contributed to the success of our team this season. A young veteran with a lot of..." June 17

  • Markov seeing three-year, $18M Deal from Canadiens "The Montreal Canadiens could be in for a tough contract negotiation with pending unrestricted free agent Markov, as the 36-year-old defenceman is asking for a multi-year contract from the only NHL club he's ever played for. "Last I heard, and it is a fluid situation subject to change, Andrei..." June 16

  • Vanek ‘no longer a given’ to sign in Minnesota

    Pro Hockey Talk "Now that the offseason is upon us, it’s time to start speculating on where key free agents could wind up. Perhaps the biggest name to be had this summer is Montreal Canadiens forward Thomas Vanek. While it’s been expected he’ll wind up signing with the Minnesota Wild, that may not be so certain..." June 15

  • Au revoir: Habs deal 2009 first-rounder Leblanc to Ducks

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Montreal Canadiens have parted ways with a hometown prospect. The Canadiens traded 2009 first-round pick Louis Leblanc to the Anaheim Ducks for a 2015 conditional fifth-round pick. Leblanc was born in nearby Point-Claire, Quebec and was given a hero’s welcome when he was taken 18th overall..." June 15

  • Canadiens sign Michel Therrien through 2019

    Yahoo! Sports "Whenever you see a team hand out a four-year contract extension to a head coach and that head coach isn’t Mike Babcock, the natural reaction is, “How many of those years will the team be on the hook for after he’s fired?” So it is with Michel Therrien getting a four-year contract extension..." June 15

  • Canadiens, Markov close to new deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov is a fan favorite and it looks like he’ll be staying in Quebec. According to Richard Labbe of La Presse (link in French), Markov’s agent, former NHL forward Sergei Berezin, says his client is close to re-signing with the Habs. Translation courtesy..." June 08

  • Panthers ask Habs permission to interview Gallant about coaching job

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Florida Panthers are getting more serious in their pursuit of a new head coach. Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin told L.A. Lariviere of TVA Sports the Panthers have asked for permission to speak with current assistant coach Gerard Gallant about their open top job. Over the weekend we..." June 02

  • Price optimistic despite injury and playoff loss "Just as he had a year earlier, Carey Price met with the media Saturday to discuss how the Stanley Cup Playoffs came to an end for his Montreal Canadiens with him on the sidelines. The situation was similar, but the circumstances were wildly different. Price missed the Canadiens' fifth and..." June 01

  • Habs’ Price said he could’ve played in Stanley Cup Final

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s locker clean out day in Montreal and with it comes talk from injured Canadiens goalie Carey Price. Price was knocked out of the Eastern Conference Final in Game 1 after a collision with New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider. The lower-body injury he suffered kept him out of the remainder..." June 01

  • 55d
    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #canadiens Francis Bouillon is not ready to call it a career.

  • 55d
    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #canadiens Thomas Vanek expect to hit the market July first. Won't rule out Montréal as an option. #tvasports

  • 55d
    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #canadiens Peter Budaj:"I have one year left in my contract and I hope to play here." #tvasports

  • Vanek laments poor finish with Habs

    Pro Hockey Talk "Thomas Vanek‘s run with the Montreal Canadiens ended on a low note and as the team packs up for the summer, he told reporters he’s got a lot to think about as he heads to free agency. Vanek had no goals and two assists in the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers. Overall in the..." May 31

  • After 20 years, Rangers finally back in Stanley Cup final

    New York Post "Twenty years. It’s been 20 years of heartbreak and folly and mismanagement. Twenty years of bad calls and close calls. Twenty years of team after team and disappointment after disappointment. And now, after all that waiting, the Rangers once again get the opportunity to play for the Stanley..." May 30

  • Subban deserves lucrative, max-term deal "It didn’t end in a Stanley Cup like so many other postseason runs have during Montreal's long history, but it was still a memorable run. Before the New York Rangers ended their season, the Montreal Canadiens beat their heated rivals, knocking out the Eastern Conference’s only true heavyweight..." May 30