The New Guys: Getting to know Andrew Shaw

A Q&A with Second City Hockey about the Canadiens’ new aggitator. Marc Bergevin made a big splash at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft when he traded away Lars Eller — the frequent target of trade rumours, but up to that point they were never more than that — and brought in Andrew Shaw in a simultaneous transaction. In an effort to learn more about the forward who has won two Stanley...
Via Eyes On The Prize
6 hours ago

Battle of the Bottom-Pairing Canadiens Defensemen

Mark Barberio – (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Oddly enough, one of the most intriguing battles in Canadiens training camp will be for one of the last spots on defense between Mark Barberio and Zach Redmond. Eight Is Enough That isn’t to say both can’t make the team. Numerous scenarios exist, including one in which the Habs end up carrying eight defensemen out of training...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 hours ago

Habs training camp day two: Teams and scrimmage stream

Training camp continues today as the teams meet up for yet another scrimmage Yesterday saw Team White cruise to a 2-0 victory over Team Red at the Canadiens practice facility, in Brossard. Newcomer Alex Radulov stole the show during the first scrimmage by having a hand in both goals scored. First he was awarded a penalty shot due to a solid effort while exiting his zone. He made...
Via Eyes On The Prize
8 hours ago

5 Canadiens Who Will Be X Factors

When it comes to winning a championship, every player on the team has a hand in it. Whether it’s the fourth line winger or the superstar goalie, a winning team relies on both to get them through the grind of the playoffs. However, some players influence their team’s fortunes in a much more direct way. Below are the five Montreal Canadiens who will be the X factors for the upcoming...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 hours ago

Friday Habs Headlines: Michael McCarron believes he's ready to play in the NHL

Here are your daily links, including Michael McCarron's hopes of making the jump to the NHL this season and Kirk Muller's return to the Habs bench. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Among the roster hopefuls looking to impress at Habs training camp is Michael McCarron, who now believes he is completely ready to play in the NHL. [La Presse] Kirk Muller returns to the Canadiens’...
Via Eyes On The Prize
1 day ago

5 Canadiens Who Need Awesome Training Camps

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber – Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr While the real season will have yet to begin, for many Montreal Canadiens and Habs hopefuls alike, training camp is their Stanley Cup. Starting Sept. 22, the team’s camp will see 62 total players take the ice. Here are the five with the most to gain: 5) Shea Weber Defenseman Shea Weber may not be Montreal’s...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Shea Weber getting new teammate Price's name wrong

After the blockbuster trade this summer, Shea Weber needed to get acclimated to life in Montreal pretty quickly. The court of public opinion is already up against him, and because of it expectations are sky high. But Weber is off to a shaky start as he may have forgotten how to say his most important teammate’s name. "Shea's been calling me Corey the whole time" - Carey Price...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Price starting for Canada, Weber expected to play vs Czechs

TORONTO (AP) Canada is turning to Carey Price to start the World Cup of Hockey. Coach Mike Babcock designated Price as Canada's starter for Saturday's tournament opener against the Czech Republic. Price has always been the presumed No. 1 for Team Canada. The lone question was the 29-year-old's readiness after a long layoff. He started and completed two of Canada's three exhibition...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tortorella blasts Max Pacioretty: 'I need more out of him'

The World Cup of Hockey hasn’t even reached the preliminary stage and USA head coach John Tortorella is already calling out one of his stars. The Columbus Blue Jackets bench boss expressed his unhappiness with Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty. Tortorella spoke to the media, saying Pacioretty needs “to give me a reason to give him more minutes,” while telling reporters...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Czech Republic picks Tomas Plekanec as captain for World Cup

NEW YORK (AP) Tomas Plekanec has been chosen captain of the Czech Republic's team for the World Cup of Hockey. Plekanec was Czech captain at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and the 2012 and 2016 world hockey championships. He has been the Montreal Canadiens' alternate captain for the past two seasons. The 33-year-old center has 216 goals and 337 assists in 843 NHL games. He has 25 goals...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapper Lil B gives special distinction to Canadiens affiliate

When Lil B “The Based God” talks, you better listen. The rapper is known for cursing multiple sports stars such as Kevin Durant and LeBron James. While curses are just silly voodoo, it is scary how accurate his curses have been. He hasn’t gotten involved in hockey curses quite yet, but he did just gave his blessing to an ECHL club. @BramptonBeast @ECHL you are blessed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens Star Powers His Shot With Bizarre Tire Drills

Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk is a young upcoming star in the NHL. Drafted third overall in the 2012 NHL Draft, the 22-yar-old, after four years in the league, is finally blossoming into the star he was projected to be. Galchenyuk finished last season with a career-high 30 goals, 26 assists and 56 points. Since becoming the Canadiens' leader on offense, the young Russian...
Via Stack
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

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