Canadiens Rumors & News

  • Canadiens unbeaten against the Bruins

    Montreal Gazette "Carey Price stopped 33 shots for his second shutout of the season and Tomas Plekanec scored a goal and added an assist as the Canadiens spoiled Boston coach Claude Julien’s 800th game behind the bench with a 2-0 victory over the Bruins on Saturday night at TD Garden. The win gave the Canadiens..." November 23

  • Dale Weise has become a household name with Canadiens fans

    Montreal Gazette "People often misquote F. Scott Fitzgerald when they claim he said: “There are no second acts in American lives.” What he actually said was he’d once thought there were no second acts in American lives, but later realized he was wrong. This, somehow, is where Dale Weise comes in. It’s no..." November 21

  • Pacioretty, Price lead the way over Blues

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Max Pacioretty scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season and Carey Price made 31 saves as the Canadiens erased a 1-0 deficit and defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-1 Thursday night at the Bell Centre. The win gave the Canadiens a 15-5-1 record for an NHL-best 31 points. They moved..." November 21

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Habs trade Rene Bourque to #NHLDucks for Bryan Allen. MTL GM Marc Bergevin stockpiling defencemen.

  • Geoff Molson says Canadiens would welcome openly gay player

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens would welcome an openly gay player on their roster, team owner Geoff Molson said Wednesday. “I can only speak for the Montreal Canadiens on a question like that and there is an extremely open environment,” Molson said when asked about the team’s stance on creating a safe space for..." November 20

  • Bennett, Fleury lead Penguins to a complete victory over Canadiens

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Sidney Crosby ended his goal drought, and Marc-Andre Fleury earned yet another shutout. Before Crosby and Fleury left their mark, though, left wing Beau Bennett paved the way to an impressive 4-0 victory against the Canadiens in Montreal. The Penguins own the NHL's best record (13-3-1, 27..." November 19

  • Tokarski holds fort as Habs clip Red Wings

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens parlayed a couple of goals in each of the last two periods and a solid defensive effort, spearheaded by goaltender Dustin Tokarski, into a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night at Joe Louis Arena. Brandon Prust and P.K. Subban supplied the goals in the second..." November 17

  • Three power-play goals help lift Canadiens 6-3 over Flyers

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens’ power play produced goals on all three of its opportunities and Montreal survived a strong comeback effort from the Philadelphia Flyers to post a 6-3 victory Saturday night at the Bell Centre. P.A. Parenteau opened the scoring and also notched the winning goal in the third period...." November 16

  • Dreger only hearing "pure media speculation" on Habs' trade front

    Nichols on Hockey "“No, you know what... the only thing we’re hearing is pure media speculation. That’s what we’re hearing. And it’s obvious why you’d speculate, when you look at the depth now the Montreal Canadiens have on their blueline. Could another piece be moved out? Beaulieu’s name has been thrown out there,..." November 15

  • Habs offence comes alive in 5-1 win over Bruins

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: The Canadiens scored three goals in the second period and went on to beat the Boston Bruins 5-1 Thursday night at the Bell Centre. Dale Weise scored on a penalty shot at 2:31 to tie the game and Lars Eller put the Canadiens ahead when he scored at 13:00. Max Pacioretty made it 3-1..." November 14

  • Price posts first shutout of season

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Carey Price made 29 saves for his first shutout of the season, while Lars Eller, Alex Galchenyuk and Tomas Plekanec scored the goals to give the Canadiens a 3-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. The shutout extended the Canadiens’ winning streak to..." November 12

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The Stars retain eight percent of Gonchar's salary in the trade

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    Hockey Central @SNHockeyCentral

    Stars acquire left wing Travis Moen from Montreal in exchange for defenceman Sergei Gonchar.

  • Jiri Sekac earns regular spot with Canadiens while Rene Bourque heads to Hamilton

    Montreal Gazette "Coach Michel Therrien insists the Canadiens aren’t “closing any doors” on Rene Bourque, but the veteran forward’s future with the organization appears dim after he was assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs on Monday. Bourque, who was a healthy scratch for the Canadiens’ past two games, was placed..." November 11

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Rene Bourque was place on waivers earlier today by the Canadiens. #tvasports

  • Canadiens back in form in 4-1 win over Wild

    Montreal Gazette "Carey Price turned in a solid effort with 30 saves and the third line of Brandon Prust, Lars Eller and Jiri Sekac produced a pair of goals as the Canadiens defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Guy Lapointe’s jersey retirement night Saturday at the Bell Centre. The win gave Montreal a 10-4-1 record..." November 09

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Canadiens recalled forward Drayson Bowman from the Hamilton Bulldogs this afternoon. He will join the team later today.

  • Parenteau lights fuse for Canadiens' offence in win over Sabres

    Montreal Gazette ".A. Parenteau scored the winning goal in the shootout to give the Canadiens a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night at the First Niagara Center. The win, which snapped a three-game losing streak, gave the Canadiens their fourth shootout win and a 9-4-1 record. They regained the..." November 06

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Defenseman Mike Weaver will miss tonight's game with the flu. Nathan Beaulieu will replace him against the Sabres. #GoHabsGo

  • Crawford gets the shutout as Blackhawks offense comes alive

    CSN Chicago "Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Kris Versteeg (twice), Brad Richards: in convincing fashion, the Chicago Blackhawks got their offense back on Tuesday night. Unfortunately, they may have lost a key teammate for a bit. Toews tallied his 200th career goal and 250th assist, but Patrick Sharp..." November 05

  • Analytics changing the way NHL teams look at the game

    Montreal Gazette "In the late 1960s, Sir George Williams university hockey coach Paul Arsenault went to Oregon to pursue a master’s degree in physical education. When he returned to Montreal, Arsenault met with Canadiens general manager Sam Pollock, who asked Arsenault what he had learned. “Well,” Arsenault..." November 05

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Michael Bournival will play his first game of the season tonight alongside Brandon Prust and Manny Malhotra. #gohabsgo

  • Upstart, short-handed Flames shock Canadiens 6-2 to kick off five-game road trip

    Calgary Herald "After rebounding smartly from Friday’s healthy scratch, after softhandedly converting two scoring chances, after taking his first-star twirl at the Bell Centre, after receiving the fireman’s helmet as the team’s in-house man of the match, after leading the Calgary Flames to a one-sided triumph..." November 03

  • Canucks 3 Habs 2 (OT): Canucks keep up with speedy Canadiens in most impressive win yet

    Vancouver Province "Somehow, the Vancouver Canucks managed to skate with one of the league's faster teams, and beat what may be the NHL's best goalie. Three times. What they couldn't do was shut down Dale Weise. Of all players. Weise set up Max Pacioretty with a couple of minutes left, tying the game..." October 31

  • Habs' Bourque struggling to play out of a grim slump

    Montreal Gazette "They were seven on Rogers Arena ice early Wednesday afternoon, a day off for the Canadiens but for this group: Goalie Dustin Tokarski was joined by — listing by position and jersey number, so nothing is read between the lines — forwards Rene Bourque, Jiri Sekac, Michaël Bournival and Lars..." October 30

  • Parenteau, Price give Habs shootout win over Flames

    Montreal Gazette "P.A. Parenteau scored on the Canadiens’ third shootout try, giving the Habs a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames Monday night in a thoroughly wild game at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Chalk this one up to goaltender Carey Price, who stopped 36 shots in regulation time, one more in overtime and all..." October 29

  • Habs get by Rangers 3-1

    Montreal Gazette "Lars Eller scored his first goal of the season to snap a 1-1 tie and Carey Price made 34 saves as the Canadiens defeated the New York Rangers 3-1 Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Eller and Dale Weise each had a swipe at the loose puck in front as the Canadiens went ahead at 11:46 of the..." October 26

  • Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers

    Hockey Inside Out "Carey Price will be in goal for the Canadiens and will be facing the Rangers for the first time since Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in a collision with Chris Kreider. The Canadiens lost the series in six games. The Canadiens practised Friday..." October 24

  • 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