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Likeliest Canadiens Outcomes in 2016-17

Ex-Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban – (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) It’s been an interesting Montreal Canadiens offseason, filled with many unexpected twists and turns. Maybe fans will have better luck predicting how this coming 2016-17 campaign turns out. Many might have been able to predict that changes were coming care of general manager Marc Bergevin. However...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 hours ago

Subban's legacy with the Montreal Canadiens

Where does the departing defenceman rank among the all-time team greats? When P.K. Subban was traded on the eve of his no-trade clause kicking in to the Nashville Predators, fans of the Montreal Canadiens were left in shock that an expected cornerstone of a team aiming for the Stanley Cup was dealt. Subban was drafted as part of the incredibly successful 2007 draft class which included...
Via Eyes On The Prize
7 hours ago

Why Mikhail Sergachev Is Montreal’s Best Prospect

When the Montreal Canadiens stepped up to the podium at the 2016 NHL draft and announced that Windsor Spitfires defenceman Mikhail Sergachev was their pick, the Habs made a very important add for their future. Montreal’s prospect pool has a plethora of defencemen but prior to Sergachev’s addition, it lacked that high ceiling top pairing player. After the draft, Sergachev attended...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 hours ago

The Montreal Canadiens waiver wire situaton

Who risks being lost on the waiver wire? The Canadiens have an abundance of one-way contracts. 25 to be exact. Which means they'll have to expose a few players on waivers prior to the 2016-17 season. Let's take a look at which players risk being exposed. The rules WAIVERS AND LOANS OF PLAYERS TO MINOR LEAGUE CLUBS 13.1 A Club shall not dispose of the services of any Player...
Via Eyes On The Prize
9 hours ago

Friday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty reflects on the P.K. Subban trade and the arrival of Shea Weber

Here are your daily links, including the captain's comments on the Subban and Weber swap, Alexei Emelin's busy off-season, and an all-important coming year for Tim Bozon. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Max Pacioretty reflects on the trade that saw the Habs' former franchise defenceman dealt to Nashville in a move that he describes as "losing a friend", but also has high...
Via Eyes On The Prize
11 hours ago

Price and Galchenyuk’s next Contracts Will Shape Montreal’s Future

On top of trying to steer the Montreal Canadiens to a Stanley Cup, general manager Marc Bergevin will face big challenges in the new two years as he will be negotiating new contracts for forward Alex Galchenyuk and goalie Carey Price. Both Galchenyuk and Price are key players to any success Montreal has, as NHL teams dream of having players like them. The Habs have to be prepared...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Carey Price is 100 percent healthy, injury ‘no longer a concern,’ says goalie coach

It’s been almost exactly eight months since Carey Price last stepped on the ice for an NHL game, but the Montreal Canadiens will absolutely be ready for action come the World Cup of Hockey, according to Habs goalie coach Stephane Waite. Waite told RDS.ca that he has spent three days practicing with Price, and that the 28-year-old netminder wasn’t showing any signs of injury....
Via The Hockey News
7 days ago

Blackhawks president calls Andrew Shaw a “wonderful young man” and a “classic overachiever”

The trade which sent Andrew Shaw from Chicago to Montreal caught many by surprise, particularly because it sounded like Shaw and the Blackhawks were closing in on a new contract prior to the trade. It was also surprising because the Blackhawks have made it clear that Shaw was a favorite and recently club president John McDonough commented on just how much Shaw meant to the organization...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Canadiens dump analytics guy after his objection to P.K. Subban trade

In an offseason of crazy moves all around the NHL, few moves baffled just about anyone associated with the sport more than the trade the Montreal Canadiens made to send P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber. Subban, who had spent his entire career in Montreal and is one of the most popular players in recent history within the organization, was shocked at the trade...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Canadiens let go of analytics specialist Matt Pfeffer

The Montreal Canadiens are continuing to make changes both on and off the ice. Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports the team has let go of analytics specialist Matt Pfeffer. The Canadiens hired Pfeffer at the beginning of the season as a consultant. Was just informed by a source that the Montreal Canadiens let go of analytics specialist Matt Pfeffer. — Eric Engels (@EricEngels...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The true loss of the P.K. Subban trade for the Canadiens

What are we going to tell the children? The thousands that flock to the Bell Centre in 76 Subban sweaters? The millions who cheer from afar, glued to their couches, the ones that can’t afford the $200 seats of the NHL’s most venerable franchise? The countless not yet helped by P.K. Subban’s $10 million pledge to the Montreal Children’s Hospital? Subban, 27, is a hell...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens went overboard with Andrew Shaw's contract

Marc Bergevin wanted to add more grit and toughness to the Montreal Canadiens and did so by acquiring Andrew Shaw on draft day in a deal with the Chicago Blackhawks for two second-round picks. While it was a steep price for Montreal to pay, Shaw is a valuable third-liner who is a tough customer and can put the puck on net on occasion. His value boomed because of his Stanley Cup...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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