CANADIENS RUMORS & GOSSIP

5 Things Canadiens Fans Can Look Forward to

The Stanley Cup Final is just within reach, which serves as one more reminder of how Montreal Canadiens fans are missing out. Granted, the Habs making it even this far this postseason would have been about as likely as Donald Trump becoming the Republican presidential nominee. It was always a possibility (apparently), but who saw it coming? Really? With that in mind, not all is lost...
Via The Hockey Writers
18 hours ago

Reports: Montreal Wants Shipachyov but May Have to Wait

Reports have been floating around for a days about the possibility that the Montreal Canadiens were close to luring KHL standout, and World Championship leading scorer, Vadim Shipachyov out of his SKA sweater and into a Habs jersey. After a 60-point season with SKA St. Petersburg, his best in his eight-year KHL career, the 29-year-old led the World Championship in scoring with...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Are the Montreal Canadiens Too Small?

Despite the success of smaller players across the NHL, the size bias that bigger is better still exists. The Montreal Canadiens, in particular, have been criticized for being too small and to combat that, they have drafted larger players in recent years such as Michael McCarron and Jacob de la Rose. However, Montreal has a knack for finding small and skilled players and implemented...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Georges Laracques expunges all your ill will

ATLANTA – DECEMBER 12: Georges Laraque #17 of the Montreal Canadiens against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena on December 12, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) The most heinous of crimes are those that target children. If you follow that logic, then, those that prevent such crimes are some of the world’s greatest heroes. Following that logic...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
2 days ago  |  Discuss

P.K “Penalty Killer” Subban & Snoop Dogg Pair Up

P.K Subban or as he likes to refer to himself as “Penalty Killer” according to the new Pop Up Video published by the Montreal Canadiens this week is set to participate in hosting a charity basketball game with rapper Snoop Dogg. The event is going to be organized by Just For Laughs and is set to be held on June 11 taking place in the 4,000-seat Verdun Auditorium. A total of...
Via Beyond The Benches
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens sign forward Artturi Lehkonen to 3-year contract

MONTREAL (AP) The Montreal Canadiens signed Finnish forward Artturi Lehkonen to a three-year, two-way contact Sunday. The 20-year-old Lehkonen had 16 goals and 17 assists in 49 games this season for HC Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League. He led the league in post-season goals with 11 in 16 games to help HC Frolunda win the Swedish championship. Montreal selected Lehkonen 55th...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens

The 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens are considered by many to be the greatest hockey team of all time. How many players on that famed NHL team can you name? Clue: Number/Position
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 18 members of the Montreal Canadiens with retired numbers

18 members of the Montreal Canadiens have had their numbers retired. How many of these honored NHL players can you name? Clue: Number, Years Active
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Train Like The Canadiens

One of the most difficult parts of being a professional athlete is no doubt the training. The countless hours that goes into it is often overlooked but the Montreal Canadiens have put out a series called ‘Train Like a Pro’ with trainer Michael McCarron that demonstrates different exercises that he has the team do during workouts. In this episode McCarron takes it up a notch...
Via Beyond The Benches
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: John Scott approached about analyst role at TSN

John Scott’s career may be over, but it appears he might not be walking away from the game for good. Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports the 33-year-old has been approached by TSN to become an analyst. “A few months ago, Scott was convinced he would need his Michigan Tech engineering degree upon retirement. Now he’s optimistic the All-Star exposure and subsequent networking...
Via Awful Announcing
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL All-Star MVP John Scott teaches reporter how to fight

Fighting in hockey can be a polarizing topic but for veteran defenseman and NHL All-Star game MVP John Scott, it’s a huge part of how he has stuck around the game for so long. Every NHL team needs an enforcer and Scott is just that. Fighting on a pair of skates certainly isn’t your average brawl, however. There’s an art to it and there are certainly do’s and don’ts as...
Via The Comeback
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

John Scott opts to go home instead of report to AHL again

Montreal Canadiens forward John Scott has had one hell of a year. Scott’s gone from NHL roster player to joke NHL All-Star fan-vote nominee, to traded and demoted, to unlikely All-Star MVP and back to the minors. It’s been a roller-coaster season for the six-foot-eight enforcer. The Canadiens recently called up Scott to give the 33-year-old one more chance at playing in the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Reigning All-Star Game MVP John Scott called up back to NHL

John Scott is back. The Montreal Canadiens announced today they have recalled the forward in advance of Tuesday’s matchup against the Florida Panthers. Canadiens assigned forward Michael McCarron to the AHL IceCaps, and recalled John Scott from St. John's tonight. — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 3, 2016 The 33-year-old has had one of the most tumultuous seasons...
Via The Comeback
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens: Galchenyuk, positive takeaway from season

The 2015-16 season is one where the Montreal Canadiens want to forget as soon as possible. At one point they had a healthy lead atop the Atlantic Division. But the Canadiens’ fortunes changed when their best player and goaltender Carey Price went down for the season in late November. However, a few positive takeaways can give Montreal fans hope for next season. Captain Max Pacioretty...
Via isportsweb.com
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jarred Tinordi and the flaws of the NHL's drug policy

The announcement of Jarred Tinordi’s 20-game suspension for failing a drug test might have been news, but the questions surrounding the league’s drug policy are nothing new.Of course, this isn’t strictly a problem in the NHL — not even this week, for that matter. The announcement of Tinordi’s suspension comes just days after it became public that Maria Sharapova failed...
Via Yardbarker
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban meets infant he accidentally injured with puck

Following Tuesday night’s win over the Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban had the chance to meet the one-month-old infant he inadvertently injured with a tossed puck following a team practice last month. As Subban cradled little Béatrice in his arms, NHL.com’s Sean Farrell documented the heartwarming moment. Bébé Béatrice resting comfortably in...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Was Canada right to put Carey Price on its World Cup roster?

If there was one common thread in the preliminary roster selections for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, it was that veteran goaltending reigns supreme. Henrik Lundqvist is expected to lead Team Sweden, while the tandem of Pekka Rinne and Tuukka Rask highlight the list for Team Finland. Even the Czech team, which boasts a younger squad through the initial roster selections, will have...
Via Yardbarker
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

GM Marc Bergevin says Canadiens are 'going in the right direction'

The Montreal Canadiens had a quietly successful trade deadline day, as the club sold off some veterans and made some minor deals with the future in mind. While there were no blockbusters, it was a good day for the team. When asked about the future of the Canadiens, General Manager Marc Bergevin said the team is heading in the right direction. “We have some young players, a...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

PK Subban accidentally hit a one-month old baby with a hockey puck

The 2015-16 season started off so well for the Montreal Canadiens before going off the rails in a hurry. Now sitting eight points out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the rest of the year looks pretty bleak. On Sunday, things took an odd turn for the Canadiens as star defenseman PK Subban reportedly hit a one-month old baby with a hockey puck following an open practice...
Via The Comeback
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

What's in store for Canadiens in this drama-filled season?

It isn’t common to hear about dressing room disagreements and turmoil when a team is doing well. When a team is losing games and frustrations build, however — now that’s when the drama bubbles to the surface for everyone else to see.The Montreal Canadiens are the most recent and most glaringly obvious example. Everything was hunky-dory when the Habs kicked off their 2015-16...
Via Yardbarker
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Canadiens aren't trading P.K. Subban

The Montreal Canadiens are a hot mess full of dysfunction, as the team has completely collapsed following Carey Price’s possibly season-ending injury. Head coach Michel Therrien called out star defenseman P.K. Subban in Wednesday’s loss to the Colorado Avalanche, saying “an individual mistake” cost the team the game. With that relationship on the rocks and the team floundering...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Even former NHL players don’t like the NHL’s new website

The NHL’s new website is a disaster. Ever since it launched, the new website has been met with a ton of criticism which extends well beyond the expected critiques which come with a redesign. The new website is extremely difficult to navigate and even harder to find useful information and features fans have grown accustomed to accessing. It turns out that fans aren’t the only...
Via Awful Announcing
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

John Scott’s NHL All-Star Game Odyssey: Now in storybook form

To say that the Odyssey John Scott experienced en route to an appearance and captaincy at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game last week would be a understatement of Greek epic proportions. And while he relished each and every moment leading up to his MVP-winning performance at the league’s annual showcase, there were pitfalls along the way, something the Arizona Coyotes-turned-Montreal...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

The Fall Of The Montreal Canadiens

As we sit and prepare for All-Star weekend, it seems like forever ago since the Montreal Canadiens began the season with a historic 9-0-0 start. Most people, including myself, thought the long wait of 23 years without a Stanley Cup appearance would finally come to an end. It seemed like this scenario could play out, but the NHL season is long and the hockey gods have not looked upon...
Via The Sports Quotient
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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