Canadiens Rumors & News

  • John Scott wants to form a World Cup team with snubs, including Phil Kessel

    The Comeback "John Scott wants to bring the snubs to the World Cup. The former Montreal Canadiens forward and All-Star Game MVP took to Instagram to throw out a proposal about a new team at the tournament. Scott posted a picture of Phil Kessel, one of the biggest snubs in the tourney, and his infamous stick..." May 31

  • NHL players in the Olympics may hinge on who picks up cost

    Puck Drunk Love "Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea? A formal decision hasn’t been made, but Gary Bettman made a few comments prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final which hints that the league won’t be participating unless someone else picks up the..." May 31

  • Subban takes batting practice with Blue Jays, talks World Cup snub

    Sportsnet "Buoyant and energetic as ever, the one-man party bus that is P.K. Subban came barreling into the Toronto Blue Jays clubhouse Saturday morning. The Montreal Canadiens defenceman wore a custom made No. 76 Blue Jays jersey with “Subbanator” across the back and made his way around the room with..." May 29

  • John Scott wants to form World Cup team with Phil Kessel, other snubs

    The Score "Call them the people's champions. Following Friday's World Cup roster announcements, NHL All-Star MVP John Scott took to Instagram to address the exclusion of Phil Kessel from Team USA. Scott's proposal, framed around a grainy photo of an infamous preseason stick-swinging incident back in..." May 29

  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • Report: Shipachyov may be required to play another year in KHL

    The Score "The sprint to have Vadim Shipachyov put pen to an NHL contract could be all for naught. The high-volume scorer may have to satisfy the existing option on his KHL contract with SKA St. Petersburg and report for one more season before being permitted to sign with an NHL club, reports Sportsnet's..." May 24

  • How every NHL team could trade for P.K. Subban

    Sporting News "P.K. Subban should be a provincial treasure. Subban is one of the top five defensemen in the NHL, and honestly, is probably in the top two or three. He’s a do-it-all defenseman, a player who drives puck possession and ignites offense with his dynamic play. Even in a sport generally filled..." May 24

  • Georges Laraque helps detain man in attempted child kidnapping at Jeanne-Mance Park

    CBC Sports "Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque helped detain a man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a seven-year-old girl in a Montreal park on Saturday afternoon. A man allegedly spoke to the girl, who was with her parents in Jeanne-Mance Park, before grabbing her and walking away. Family members..." May 22

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • McKenzie: We’re all ‘forensic wordsmiths’ on Subban trade potential

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Montreal’s TSN 690 on Friday morning. On Geoff Molson’s appearance on Thursday night, during which he said he’d be surprised if P.K. Subban were to be traded, and on if that’s really the right strategy to keep that door open: “Well, I think they’re keeping all of their..." May 15

  • NHL's P.K. Subban -- I Want to Be Known As a Great Player ... Not Just Black Player

    TMZ "P.K. Subban says he's sick of being known as the black guy in the NHL -- and would rather be known as "one of the best players in the league" ... regardless of race. The Montreal Canadiens superstar was out at The Nice Guy in Hollywood Monday night -- when we asked him what it was like being..." May 11

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Canadiens agree to entry-level contract with forward Artturi Lehkonen

    The Score "The Montreal Canadiens have agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with Finnish forward Artturi Lehkonen, the club announced. "We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with Artturi Lehkonen," general manager Marc Bergevin said. "Artturi is a young forward who enjoyed..." May 08

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • Report: Oilers have not inquired about Canadiens' Subban

    The Score "Any rumors regarding a potential P.K. Subban trade to the Edmonton Oilers can be put to rest. TSN's Darren Dreger was on TSN Radio 690 on Tuesday where the topic of a potential trade between the Montreal Canadiens and Oilers involving the club's star defenseman was discussed. Dreger was quick..." May 03

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • P.K. Subban's no-movement clause kicks in on July 1, so there will be plenty of trade speculation until then

    Montreal Gazette "Insider Bob Stauffer, the team-employed CHED radio broadcaster, was at it again on Monday, talking to Montreal Canadiens insider Marc Antoine Godin on Oilers Now. Godin covers the Habs for La Presse. Stauffer dug into the possibility of Edmonton acquiring P.K. Subban. Godin certainly didn’t rule..." April 27

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22

    NHL.com "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Edmonton Oilers: P.K. Subban Rumor Truly Makes Sense

    Oil In Whyte "Edmonton Oilers are in search defense this offseason especially right handed defensemen and Peter Chiarelli’s first phone call on May 1 after the lottery draft should be to Montréal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin. At the Habs’ post-season press conference, Bergevin gave a pretty unclear..." April 20

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • No Canada: Higher tax rates ‘erect roadblocks’ for teams trying to entice free agents north of the border

    Edmonton Journal "Hometown discount or highway robbery? Or maybe, when discussing what it would take for the Toronto Maple Leafs to sign Steven Stamkos this summer, it is a bit of both. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain, who is a pending free agent, reportedly walked away from an eight-year contract offer worth..." April 13

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

  • Habs owner ‘not interested in excuses,’ but committed to ‘stability’ after disappointing season

    Pro Hockey Talk "Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson is “not interested in excuses.” He only wants to find ways to get the Habs back on track, after they “hit a bump in the road” in 2015-16. “As far as what to expect in the offseason,” Molson wrote on the club’s website, “I will let our hockey operations..." April 11

  • Subban addresses alleged Pacioretty rift: 'Do I have to make out with him?'

    The Score "Since the day Max Pacioretty was named captain of the Montreal Canadiens, rumors of an alleged rift with P.K. Subban have abounded. The star defenseman, who was perceived to have been slighted by not receiving the honor, threw cold water on that in hilarious fashion as the team gathered for..." April 11

  • Carey Price thanks fans for support in injury-plagued season

    The Score "Carey Price appreciates the love shown to him through a difficult season. The reigning NHL MVP and Vezina Trophy winner, who was limited to 12 games in 2015-16 due to a knee injury, took a moment Sunday to thank Montreal Canadiens' fans who supported him over the past several months." April 10

  • Canadiens knock off Lightning for .500 season

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- A season that started off with so much promise but ultimately went awry, ended on a positive note for the Montreal Canadiens. Alex Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty each scored a pair of goals to reach 30 goals, and each added an assist to lift the Canadiens to a 5-2 win over the..." April 10

  • Canadiens' Pateryn avoids hearing for hit on Lightning's Johnson

    The Score "Montreal Canadiens defenseman Greg Pateryn won't face a hearing from the NHL following an injurious hit levied against the Tampa Bay Lightning's Tyler Johnson on Saturday." April 10

  • Canadiens' Gallagher hopes coach Therrien will be back next season

    The Score "Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien has received a vote of confidence from at least one player on the roster. Days after general manager Marc Bergevin was reported to have endorsed the bench boss, forward Brendan Gallagher expressed his line of thinking on what went wrong this season,..." April 09

  • Would You Trade Taylor Hall for P.K Subban?

    The Hockey Writers "P.K Subban is a nice person. He signs autographs, takes pictures with fans, and lets his likable personality shine. He’s also very generous, highlighted by the incredible donation he made to the Montreal Children’s hospital. But just because you’re nice, it doesn’t mean you don’t have ego, and at..." April 09

  • Habs' Lindgren: 1st career win 'the best night of my life'

    The Score "Many Montreal Canadiens fans haven't wanted to talk about anything between the pipes since all-world goaltender Carey Price went down with a knee injury, but Charlie Lindgren put forth a valiant effort in trying to change that. Lindgren suited up for the Habs in his first NHL start Thursday..." April 08

  • Why Canada was shut out of Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Yahoo! Sports "There are similarities between Canada in 1970 and Canada in 2016. The Trudeau bloodline in back in the Prime Minister's office. Tim Hortons still serves fresh coffee. And, perhaps most importantly, there are no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Sure, there are differences, like..." April 08

  • Lindgren leads Canadiens past Hurricanes in debut

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- It couldn't have started any worse for Charlie Lindgren in his NHL debut in net for the Montreal Canadiens -- or ended any better. The 22-year-old Lindgren, who was playing college hockey for St. Cloud State a few weeks ago, allowed a goal on his first NHL shot, but then..." April 07

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06

  • John Scott completes whirlwind season in Montreal with Canadiens

    Yahoo! Sports "Montreal Canadiens enforcer John Scott started his final game of the 2015-16 season lined up next to legendary Jaromir Jagr on Tuesday. It was an act that caught the 33-year-old Scott off-guard, but one he was grateful for. “I was surprised to find out that I was in the starting lineup. That..." April 06

  • Carey Price not to return to action this season

    NHL.com "Canadiens’ general manager Marc Bergevin announced Tuesday that goaltender Carey Price will not return to action this season. The decision was made last night by the Canadiens’ medical staff, head team physician Vincent Lacroix, head orthopedic surgeon Paul Martineau, with Marc Bergevin and Carey..." April 06

  • Panthers top Habs, clinch Atlantic

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Florida Panthers are Atlantic Division champions. Jaromir Jagr and Teddy Purcell each picked up a pair of assists to help Florida to a 4-1 against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. The win combined with the Tampa Bay Lightning's loss secured..." April 05

  • Concussion case will get worse before better

    Sportsnet "A few of you have wondered (via Twitter) why I haven’t commented on the NHL email dump. It’s pretty simple: some of mine are included. I don’t have access to my old CBC correspondence. Tough to comment when you don’t know what’s there. The fight to unseal the documents is Lawyering 101, an..." April 05

  • That’s right, John Scott is back in the NHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier this year, when asked if John Scott could join the team at some point, Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien said “you never know”. Now, we know. The Canadiens officially recalled Scott from the AHL on Sunday. Scott was named the 2016 All-Star game MVP despite many around the league not..." April 03

  • Panthers set franchise record with win over Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Making a comeback they have only pulled off two other times in franchise history, the Florida Panthers were able to accomplish a season's feat they have never previously reached. A fierce rally from a 3-0 deficit, the first for the franchise since November 2011, catapulted..." April 02

  • Gallagher will return to Canadiens lineup Saturday

    The Score "Brendan Gallagher confirmed Friday that he will be back in the lineup after a near month-long absence Saturday, when his Montreal Canadiens take on the Florida Panthers." April 01

  • Canadiens' Beaulieu done for season with broken thumb

    The Score "The beleaguered Montreal Canadiens are down another body, having lost defenseman Nathan Beaulieu for the remainder of the year with a broken thumb. Beaulieu blocked an attempted pass off the blade of Steven Stamkos inside his right glove late in the first period, and didn't return." April 01

  • Price still hopes to play before season ends, eyeing World Cup

    The Score "It's hard to believe the last time Carey Price was on the ice in a game was on Nov. 25, 2015. He played 40 minutes for the Montreal Canadiens that night, leaving the game with a lower-body injury. Four months later, with Montreal playing out the string, Price is with his teammates on their..." April 01

  • Condon's first shutout leads Habs past Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- It took 48 starts, but Montreal Canadiens rookie goalie Mike Condon got his first career shutout Thursday night. Condon stopped all 26 shots he faced in the Canadiens' 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena. "Better late than never, I guess, right?" said..." March 31

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    #Habs Carey Price out for the morning skate, marking his first practice with the team since injury.

  • Unsealed emails: NHL owners tried to warn Bettman about head injuries

    The Score "More than one NHL owner cautioned commissioner Gary Bettman about the need to crack down on headshots before the league was sued by former players in 2013. Emails published this week by The Globe and Mail and later examined by James Mirtle after being unsealed in the ongoing concussion lawsuit..." March 31

  • Canadiens sign St. Cloud netminder Charlie Lindgren to 2-year deal

    The Score "The Montreal Canadiens have signed free-agent goaltender Charlie Lindgren to a two-year two-way contract, the team announced Wednesday. "We are very happy to have reached an agreement with Charlie Lindgren. Lindgren was in our mind the best free-agent goaltender available coming out of the U.S...." March 30