Canadiens Rumors & News

  • Canadiens' Galchenyuk poised for breakout season

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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

    Sportsnet.ca "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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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

  • 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

  • 30d
    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

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

  • 32d
    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

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    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.

  • 48d
    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

    CBSSports.com "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

  • 52d
    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.

  • 52d
    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

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

  • 52d
    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

  • 53d
    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

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

  • 53d
    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.

  • 53d
    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Tom Gilbert to MON

  • 53d
    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

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

  • 53d
    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

  • 53d
    James Mirtle @mirtle

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

  • 53d
    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

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

  • 53d
    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

  • 53d
    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

    TheScore.com "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

  • 53d
    Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs

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

  • Canadiens send Briere, Pick to Avalanche for Parenteau

    TSN.ca "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

  • 54d
    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

  • 55d
    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

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    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

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    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