Canadiens Rumors & News

  • Canadiens, Remparts suffer from Fucale’s poor showing "One team in La Belle Province won last night and two lost in the final game of the round-robin at the MasterCard Memorial Cup. The Rimouski Oceanic, the QMJHL champions, staved off elimination with a victory and really, for the final 50 minutes it never felt like there was any doubt. The two..." May 29

  • Guy Lafleur says Brendan Gallagher should be next Canadiens captain

    Montreal Gazette "“I like the way he plays,” Lafleur said Wednesday after handing out the Guy Lafleur Awards of Excellence to top student-athletes in the Quebec university and junior ranks. “He shows up every night and gives 100 per cent. I think he’s a great influence on his teammates. “A captain shouldn’t be..." May 28

  • Stone reflects on 'frustrating' playoff injury from Subban slash

    Winnipeg Sun "Mark Stone endured plenty of twists and turns during an eventful rookie season with the Ottawa Senators. The Winnipegger started out as a depth player but became a key contributor, finishing tied for second in team scoring with 26 goals and 64 points in 80 games as the Senators got on a..." May 26

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Canadiens cut ties with veterans Gonchar, Weaver, Malhotra

    CBC Sports "Veterans Manny Malhotra, Sergei Gonchar and Mike Weaver will not be back with the Montreal Canadiens next season. General manager Marc Bergevin said he informed all three of the decision on Friday. "The did great service for our team," said Bergevin. "On the leadership side, these guys..." May 17

  • Michel Therrien to remain Canadiens coach, GM Marc Bergevin says "Despite a crowded field of excellent candidates to fill head coaching positions, most notably Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock, the Montreal Canadiens have no plans to make any changes behind the bench. Habs General Manager Marc Bergevin confirmed Friday that the coaching staff will..." May 16

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    "I have no reason to make any changes when it comes to our coaching staff. They are doing great work." - Marc Bergevin #GoHabsGo

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Petry says signing with Montreal is his first choice

    Pro Hockey Talk "“Personally, I’d love to see him back. I think he compliments our defense corps great and I think that, at his age, good defensemen like that are hard to come by.” That quote comes courtesy Montreal’s P.K. Subban, speaking at Thursday’s end-of-year media availability about fellow blueliner Jeff..." May 14

  • Onward! Bolts take Game 6, oust Canadiens

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning had heard enough. All the white noise surrounding the team in the past few days got shoved to the side. With an air of determination, the Lightning put their best skate forward and finished off their second-round series with an emphatic 4-1 victory against Montreal in front of..." May 13

  • Ben Bishop responds to P.K. Subban’s slight "Looks like P.K. Subban gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a little bulletin-board material after Game 4. After the Montreal Canadiens exploded for a playoffs-high six goals Thursday, chasing Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop in the process, the defenceman fired a subtle little shot at the guy most..." May 13

  • Parenteau had the night of his career

    Montreal Gazette "P.A. Parenteau’s first season with the Canadiens has been a difficult one, marked by injuries and the occasional exile to the press box. But Parenteau said he probably experienced the best moment of his career Saturday night when he scored the game-winner in the Canadiens’ 2-1 win over the..." May 10

  • Canadiens still alive with Game 5 win against Lightning

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: The Canadiens are headed back to Tampa after staving off elimination in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Carey Price won the goaltending dual against Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop as he made 24 saves to spark the Canadiens to a 2-1..." May 10

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Beaulieu is ready to return to the lineup, but is not confirmed to be playing tonight.

  • Canadiens regain scoring touch to avert sweep

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens unleashed some unexpected offence as they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 in a must-win game Thursday night at Amalie Arena. The Canadiens got to Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop early in the game to register their first win in nine tries against the Lightning this..." May 08

  • Buzzer beater gives Bolts 3-0 series lead over Montreal

    Tampa Tribune "Talk about down to the wire. Tyler Johnson scored with 1.1 seconds left on the clock to lift Tampa Bay to a 2-1 victory and grab a 3-0 series lead against Montreal. Alex Killorn scored for Tampa Bay while Ben Bishop finished with 29 saves. Brendan Gallagher found the equalizer in the..." May 07

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek? "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Price, Benn, Ovechkin named Lindsay Award finalists

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dallas captain Jamie Benn, Washington captain Alex Ovechkin and Montreal goalie Carey Price have been named the nominees for this year’s Ted Lindsay Award, presented annually to the league’s Most Outstanding Player as voted by the players." May 06

  • Canadiens' Prust fined $5,000 for comments "Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust has been fined $5,000 for derogatory public comments directed toward Referee Brad Watson during his post-game media availability on Sunday, May 3, the National Hockey League announced today." May 06

  • Prust apologizes: "I was emotional" "Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust apologized on Tuesday for the comments he made about referee Brad Watson following a Game 2 loss on Sunday. Prust said he wishes he could take back what he said about the official. "I was emotional," Prust told the media on Tuesday in Tampa. "It was..." May 05

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #canadiens Brandon Prust won't be suspended. It's a fine or nothing. That's what the CBA stipulate. #tvasports

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #canadiens David Desharnais not traveling to Tampa. #tvasports

  • Bolts take 2-0 series lead with 6-2 victory over Montreal

    Tampa Tribune "After a grueling 48-hour stretch to end last week, the Lightning fought through fatigue and the Canadiens for a commanding series lead. Late in the first period of Game 2 on Sunday, Tampa Bay pushed through that wall of weariness and kicked down the door, leading to a 6-2 rout in front of an..." May 04

  • Brandon Prust has made himself a marked man by ‘embarrassing’ an official: former NHL ref Kerry Fraser

    National Post "A former NHL referee said Brandon Prust made himself a marked man in future games for “going public and embarrassing” refereeing Brad Watson in a post-game interview on Sunday night. “You can’t win,” said Kerry Fraser, who officiated 1,904 regular season games and 261 playoff games, including..." May 04

  • Prust blasts referee Watson after getting tossed from Game 2

    Pro Hockey Talk "Montreal forward Brandon Prust accumulated 31 penalty minutes during the Lightning’s 6-2 win over the Canadiens, mostly because he hit goalie Ben Bishop and then fought Tampa Bay blueliner Braydon Coburn, but it’s his postgame rant that might end up leading to supplementary discipline. “I..." May 04

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #canadiens Michel Therrien said in french he won't sit Alex Galchenyuk. #tvasports

  • Bolts top Montreal in double OT Game 1 thriller

    Tampa Tribune "A low-scoring, goaltending-duel started the second round of the postseason for the Lightning. That advantage went to Tampa Bay in a 2-1 double-overtime victory in front of a sold out crowd at Bell Centre. Nikita Kucherov scored the winner 2:06 into the second overtime on his first goal of..." May 02

  • On to Montreal! Bolts take Game 7 to advance in playoffs

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning will move on to the next round. Tampa Bay survived a second consecutive elimination game to defeat Detroit 2-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quartfinal in front of a sold out crowd of 19,204 at Amalie Arena. Ben Bishop finished with 31 saves while Braydon Coburn, acquired..." April 30

  • Ovechkin, Price, Tavares voted Hart Trophy finalists "Forward Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, goaltender Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens and forward John Tavares of the New York Islanders are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Hart Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team," the..." April 30

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 schedule scenarios "The National Hockey League today announced the schedule scenarios for the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round, which begins Thursday, April 30. Pending Wednesday's Game 7 between the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning, two schedule scenarios exist. In the U.S., NBC Sports Group will have..." April 28

  • 2015 Norris Trophy Finalists: Doughty, Karlsson and Subban

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL named the three finalists for the 2015 Norris Trophy on Monday: Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings, Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators and the Montreal Canadiens’ P.K. Subban. All three blueliners rank as familiar faces. Doughty hasn’t won a Norris at this point in his career,..." April 28

  • Carey Price carries his team into the second round

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens relied on a familiar formula Sunday night, letting goaltender Carey Price do the heavy lifting as they defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-0 at Canadian Tire Centre. The victory gave Montreal a 4-2 win in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Price made 43 saves and..." April 27

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Therrien says Weise is maintenance. ''should'' be good for tonight. Won't say who comes out

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Retour au jeu pour Parenteau ce soir. / Parenteau back in the lineup tonight. #GoHabsGo

  • Sens stare down elimination once again and come out on top against Canadiens

    Ottawa Citizen "Get out those tix for Game 6. They can be redeemed at the usual Canadian Tire Centre gates Sunday evening for a 6 p.m. start, now that the Senators have tended to business in Game 5, just the latest in a string of fearless performances by the local heroes. Like the great Houdini, the..." April 25

  • Price, Dubnyk, Rinne are Vezina Trophy finalists

    Pro Hockey Talk "The general managers have had their say and unsurprisingly they’ve picked Montreal’s Carey Price, Minnesota’s Devan Dubnyk, and Nashville’s Pekka Rinne as the three finalists for the 2015 Vezina Trophy. Of course, Price is regarded as the heavy favorite for the 2015 Vezina Trophy. He led the..." April 25

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons "Longtime NHL defenseman Hal Gill announced his retirement on Thursday after spending 16 seasons in the league with six different teams. He last appeared in a game during the 2013-14 season as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. "I am so thankful to have played for such great organizations...." April 24

  • Ottawa Senators shut out Montreal Canadiens at home

    Ottawa Sun "Cancel those tee times. Craig Anderson was perfect and so was the timing for Mike Hoffman. While the Senators' top goaltender shut the door with 28 stops for his third career playoff shutout, Hoffman scored the third period winner to send this first round playoff series back to Montreal for..." April 23

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons "Longtime NHL defenseman Hal Gill announced his retirement on Thursday after spending 16 seasons in the league with six different teams. He last appeared in a game during the 2013-14 season as a member of the Philadlephia Flyers. "I am so thankful to have played for such great organizations...." April 23

  • Dale Weise ties it late, scores in OT to give Canadiens 3-0 series lead

    Montreal Gazette "Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson said he wanted to recreate the good memories from the Senators’ 2013 playoff win over the Canadiens and he did exactly that for 54 minutes Sunday night. Pressed into service on the strength of his experience, Anderson lost his shutout when Dale Weise scored on a..." April 20

  • Galchenyuk foils Hamburgler and Senators in OT

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Alex Galchenyuk scored at 3:40 of overtime to give the Canadiens a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators Friday night at the Bell Centre. Galchenyuk scored on the rebound of a shot by Brendan Gallagher after Tomas Plekanec picked off a weak pass by Eric Gryba in the Ottawa zone. It..." April 18

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #canadiens Max Pacioretty with an A on his jersey. He's in tonight. #tvasports

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    "Max is feeling really good, but I can't confirm if he'll play tonight or on Sunday." - Michel Therrien

  • Habs survive own-goal, loss of Subban in wild win over Sens

    Montreal Gazette "A duel of goaltenders, they said it would be. Tight-collar hockey. Players checking each other so tightly, there would be no daylight between them. Here’s hoping sidelined Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty didn’t aggravate whatever’s hurting him by laughing himself silly, wherever he was..." April 16

  • Ottawa general manager says P.K. Subban threatened Mark Stone before slash

    Yahoo! Sports "Of course this P.K. Subban/Mark Stone slash thing got weirder after Thursday’s practice media availability following Montreal’s Game 1 win over the Senators. Why? Because it’s the playoffs. And both teams hate each other. And they’re both Canadian and on the East Coast, which means a ton of..." April 16

  • Subban, Cameron face no punishment after Game 1 "Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban will not be suspended for his slash on Ottawa Senators rookie forward Mark Stone during Game 1 of their first round series Wednesday night. Subban was assessed a five minute major penalty and was thrown out of the game in the second period when he gave..." April 16

  • Senators coach wants P.K. Subban suspended, threatens retaliation "Emotions ran high throughout Game 1 between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens. The game, which ended in a 4-3 win for Montreal, was an emotional roller-coaster. It seemed to reach a boiling point in the second period when Habs defenseman P.K. Subban slashed Senators forward Mark..." April 16

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    Eric Engels @EricEngels

    Max Pacioretty will not play game 1 as per Michel Therrien