Canadiens Rumors & News

  • Desharnais scores in overtime to give the Canadiens a 2-1 victory over the Red Wings

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: David Desharnais scored 56 seconds into overtime to give the Canadiens a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. The goal off a rebound of a shot by Max Pacioretty brought an end to a tight game dominated by the goaltenders. Jimmy Howard, who missed..." October 22

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    Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs

    #Habs Subban on his penalties: "If you’re going to be a leader on the team you’ve got to set the example. I haven’t done a good job of that"

  • Canadiens survive Avalanche's desperate comeback attempt

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens’ best players were their best players as Montreal defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Saturday night at the Bell Centre. P.K. Subban scored two goals and goaltender Carey Price played his strongest game of the season with 32 saves, including a game-saver on Jamie McGinn in front with..." October 19

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    Joe Haggerty @HackswithHaggs

    MilanLucic: "I know [the Canadiens fans] can get under your skin sometimes, but they are great fans. They are what make the games fun"

  • Lucic fined $5k for gesture vs. Habs

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to a source, Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 — the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement — for last night’s antics in Montreal . Lucic made a lewd gesture to fans behind the Bruins penalty box after being assessed a boarding minor in the..." October 18

  • Milan Lucic gesture under review

    CSN New England "Milan Lucic almost escaped the Bell Centre with full marks for good behavior as all eyes watched him after his threats to Alexei Emelin and Dale Weise in the handshake line at the end of last year’s playoff series. Weise was scratched from the Montreal lineup in the 6-4 win over the Boston..." October 17

  • Canadiens rally to beat Flyers in SO

    Montreal Gazette "A furious third-period rally allowed the Canadiens to force overtime and P.A. Parenteau scored the game-winner in the shootout to give the Canadiens 4-3 win over the Flyers on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers outskated and outplayed the Canadiens for two periods and took a..." October 12

  • Slow starts to games don't concern Canadiens

    Montreal Gazette "You know, the one about the tortoise and the hare. The Canadiens have been playing the hare in their first two games, getting off to sluggish starts, letting the opposition score first, and then racing back like the Energizer Bunny to snatch a win. It was that way in Toronto Wednedsay night..." October 11

  • Canadiens spoil Capitals home opener

    Montreal Gazette "Brendan Gallagher scored the winning goal in a shootout to give the Canadiens a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals Thursday night at the Verizon Center. On a night when the Canadiens played catchup from the opening faceoff, Dustin Tokarski kept the Canadiens in the game until Tomas..." October 10

  • Plekanec scores late as Canadiens edge Maple Leafs 4-3

    Montreal Gazette "Tomas Plekanec scored his second goal of the game with 42.9 seconds remaining to give the Canadiens a dramatic 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night at Air Canada Centre. P.K. Subban had given the Canadiens a 3-2 lead at 8:41 of the third period but Toronto defenceman Morgan..." October 09

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • A calmer, gentler Therrien leads Habs into new season

    Montreal Gazette "Michel Therrien is a profoundly intense man. Even while trying to diffuse the hype surrounding the Canadiens’ season opener in Toronto Wednesday night, Therrien seemed to be constantly on the verge of a rage explosion. Maybe it’s just the perception that comes with coaching in a city that..." October 08

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • Canadiens release Bouillon from professional tryout "The Montreal Canadiens have released defenceman Francis Bouillon. Bouillon was on a professional tryout with the Canadiens after spending the past two seasons with the squad. The 38-year-old had two goals and six points with the Habs last season. The 15-year veteran has spent his career..." October 06

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    John Lu @JohnLuTSNMtl

    #Habs Therrien spoke to team's medical staff and says Parenteau's lower body injury is not serious. Same with Eller.

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    Аrpon Basu @ArponBasu

    "Two young players who opened our eyes" - Michel Therrien on Christian Thomas and Darren Dietz, who were cut by #Habs tonight.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Jets announce trade: Peter Budaj and forward Patrick Holland from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Eric Tangradi.

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    Canadiens announce Nikita Scherbak is being returned to the WHL...this season,Everett. Quietly they were disappointed with the Rd 1st Pick.

  • Habs start getting serious at camp

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens want to make it very clear that they didn’t make any cuts Wednesday, but it was equally clear that’s exactly what they did as the club divided the camp into two groups. The main group of 27 (plus the injured Lars Eller) represents the players battling for the 23 roster spots on..." September 25

  • Habs lose ’13 1st-rounder McCarron (shoulder) for six weeks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Michael McCarron’s chances of cracking the Montreal roster this fall took a major hit on Thursday, as the club announced he’d miss the next six weeks with a shoulder injury. McCarron, the Habs’ first-round pick (25th overall) at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, suffered the shoulder injury during a..." September 25

  • Canadiens opt for four alternate captains this season "Forwards Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec and defensemen Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban will serve as alternate captains for the Montreal Canadiens this season, the team announced Monday. Brian Gionta, who had been the captain the previous four seasons, signed with the Buffalo Sabres during..." September 15

  • Summer about over for Habs’ Pacioretty

    Montreal Gazette "The game remains a wonderful, enduring memory for Max Pacioretty, a match that counted not for a single point in the standings, one that did nothing to fatten his statistics. This was a mostly meaningless 2-1 preseason Canadiens victory over the Detroit Red Wings at the Bell Centre on Sept. 30,..." September 14

  • P.K. Subban: ‘I’m not trying to change the game of hockey’ "As if Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban wasn't already going to light up the red carpet at the 2014 NHL Awards with his gregarious and convivial personality, he turned it up a notch when he arrived in a bright orange linen suit with a glitzy gold watch on his left wrist and his lavish new..." September 14

  • Bozon at Habs’ rookie camp after battling meningitis

    Hockey Inside Out "The focus was on Tim Bozon on the first day of the Canadiens’ rookie camp Friday in Brossard. Bozon’s season with the WHL’s Kootenay Ice was cut short following a game in Saskatoon on Feb. 28 when he ended up in the hospital with meningitis. “I could have died, I could have lost my legs, my..." September 13

  • Canadiens to retire Lapointe's jersey on Nov. 8 "Former Montreal Canadiens defenseman Guy Lapointe will have his No. 5 raised to the rafters at Bell Centre as part of a ceremony prior to the Nov. 8 game against the Minnesota Wild, the Canadiens announced Friday. Lapointe, who works as a scout for the Wild, will become the 18th player in..." September 12

  • P.K. Subban makes his case for captaincy of the Canadiens "The first rule of the captaincy is like the first rule of Fight Club. You do not talk about it. If you want to be an NHL captain, you can say so, because it’s such an honor. But you stop there. You say it’s up to management and the coaches. You say lots of your teammates are deserving. You say..." September 11

  • NHL veteran Saku Koivu announces his retirement "There will be no storybook homecoming in Montreal for Saku Koivu or a season spent elsewhere as a mentor. The 39-year-old centre has decided against playing a 19th year in the NHL and announced his retirement Wednesday. There is believed to have been some interest in Koivu after the Anaheim..." September 10

  • Pacioretty eager to help lead Canadiens "It may have been a sign of things to come when it was pointed out to Max Pacioretty that his likeness in EA Sports' new NHL 15 is wearing the captain's "C," and the Montreal Canadiens left wing smiled when he was asked if he knows something that has not yet been shared with the rest of the hockey..." September 07

  • Brodeur willing to back up Price with Canadiens

    Toronto Sun "Goaltender Martin Brodeur says he'd be willing to finish his Hall of Fame career with his hometown Montreal Canadiens. The 42-year-old has previously said he's “80% sure” he’s coming back for a 21ST NHL season and told QMI Agency this week that he would have no problem backing up Carey Price in..." September 06

  • Markov represents Montreal’s other pricey extension

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Montreal Canadiens spared little expense when it came to locking up crucial defensemen this offseason, yet it’s easy to see why they decided to roll the dice. At least, that certainly seemed to be the case regarding the expensive extensions they inked with P.K. Subban and Andrei..." August 24

  • Habs’ Eller at ease with new deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "After signing a new four-year contract with the Canadiens in July, center Lars Eller enters his fifth season in Montreal at ease with his situation. Eller came to terms on a new deal, which will pay him $14 million over the next four seasons, just ahead of arbitration. “I’m happy to be here..." August 24

  • Canadiens' Galchenyuk poised for breakout season "The Montreal Canadiens went through one of the worst seasons in franchise history in 2011-12, but the reward was the chance to select Alex Galchenyuk with the No. 3 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, who was hired seven weeks prior to that draft, never had any..." August 21

  • Alex Kovalev doesn't think Subban is worth the money

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Of all the people to criticize P.K. Subban's style of play, you would think that the last person on earth to do so would be Alex Kovalev. You would think that a player who was often criticized unfairly would sympathize with another player who is often subjected to the same, especially since both..." August 20

  • Bozon back on skates after battling meningitis

    Montreal Gazette "Tim Bozon figures he’s worked harder this summer than any other. “I had to. I had to do two times more than normal,” the 20-year-old Canadiens prospect said this week from his family’s home near Cannes in the south of France. This hasn’t been a regular spring or summer for Bozon, whose..." August 17

  • P.K. Subban turns his attention to Habs training camp preparation

    The Globe and Mail "There have been no impulse purchases of luxury items, just the comforting drudgery of work. In fairness, P.K. Subban was already wealthy enough to afford pretty well any toy he wanted before he signed his eight-year, $72-million contract extension earlier this month. Life, he says, hasn’t..." August 13

  • Canadiens owner had final word on P.K. Subban, to shock of no one

    Yahoo! Sports "There are some signings that a general manager makes that don’t need a tremendous amount of discussion with his team owner. If Marc Bergevin wants to throw $850,000 at Manny Malhotra, we’re sure Geoff Molson wasn't burning the midnight oil going over faceoff stats from the AHL Charlotte..." August 11

  • New Hab Parenteau can’t wait for training camp to start

    Hockey Inside Out "New Canadiens right-winger P.A. Parenteau can’t wait for training camp to start next month and to play his first game in bleu-blanc-rouge. “We’re almost a month away from training camp now … it’s exciting,” Parenteau said during a live YouTube Q&A session with fans set up by the Canadiens on..." August 10

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Flyers have agreed to terms with ex-#Habs centre Ryan White on a one-year, two-way deal.

  • Subban wasn’t fazed by arbitration hearing with Habs

    Hockey Inside/Out "ome Canadiens fans have been worried about what the impact of going to an arbitration hearing with P.K. Subban will have on the defenceman, who had to listen to management express what the club doesn’t like about his game during the process. But Subban told Bob McCown of Sportsnet 590 The Fan..." August 06

  • Subban’s $72M deal richest in Habs history

    Montreal Gazette "It seems Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin isn’t afraid to admit when he has made a mistake. Bergevin failed to reach a long-term agreement with restricted free-agent defenceman P.K Subban before an arbitration hearing Friday morning in Toronto and it appeared the two sides were drifting..." August 04

  • Canadiens agree to terms on an 8-year contract with defenseman P.K. Subban "Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Saturday that the team has agreed to terms on an eight-year contract extension with defenseman P.K. Subban (2014-15 to 2021-22). “We are very pleased to have reached a long term agreement with P.K. Subban. This agreement helps..." August 03

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Keep in mind that the first two seasons of P.K. Subban's extension can not be protected with a no-trade clause because they are RFA years.

  • Subban, Canadiens headed to arbitration "The Montreal Canadiens are headed to arbitration with star defenceman P.K. Subban. No last-minute deal was concluded before Subban’s scheduled 9 a.m. ET arbitration hearing. The Canadiens have reportedly offered US$5.25 million for next season while Subban’s camp countered with $8.5..." August 02

  • Subban's agent: deal with Canadiens can be reached "P.K. Subban's agent said Wednesday he believes there is time to reach a deal with the Montreal Canadiens before an arbitration hearing scheduled for Friday. "There's always enough time in that respect," Don Meehan told Sportsnet 590 The Fan's "Prime Time Sports," according to..." August 01

  • Price (knee) won’t start skating ’til mid-August

    Pro Hockey Talk "The good news for Carey Price is that he hasn’t — and won’t — require surgery on his hyperextended knee. The bad news, however, is that he’s going to be off ice for a while longer. “I was lucky and unlucky at the same time,” Price said of his season-ending injury, per the Tri-City Herald...." July 31

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    Ken Campbell @THNKenCampbell

    P.K. Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration and the Canadiens are seeking $5.25 million on a one-year deal.

  • P.K. Subban drinks beer from Stanley Cup with Seth Rogen

    Yahoo! Sports "P.K. Subban has yet to lead the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup. But he's led Seth Rogen to the Stanley Cup, through the siren’s song of Canadian beer. Rogen’s “Hilarity For Charity,” which seeks to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, was in Montreal as a part of the Just For Laughs..." July 28

  • Subban wants to 'be a lifer' with Canadiens "Defenseman P.K. Subban reiterated that he intends to sign with the Montreal Canadiens long term as his arbitration hearing approaches. "Obviously I remain adamant on remaining in Montreal and being a Montreal Canadien, and not just for a long time but hopefully for the rest of my career, and be..." July 27

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    Hockey Central @SNHockeyCentral

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