CANADIENS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mikhail Sergachev Discusses Draft, Next Season

With the 9th overall pick, the Montreal Canadiens selected Russian defenseman Mikhail Sergachev, who had a great rookie season in the OHL with the Windsor Spitfires. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the Russian website Sport-Express, Habs prospect Mikhail Sergachev discussed the draft ceremony, and talked about last season and next year plans. * If you can read...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 hours ago

On the deployments of Alex Galchenyuk, P.K. Subban, and redefining the role player

The Canadiens need to use their players more efficiently, and it begins with recognizing their strengths and limitations. Montreal's two longest-serving players, Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Markov, are remarkable for a few reasons. One is the simple fact that they've survived in a market that so quickly calls for change when things aren't going well. The two have played on Habs teams...
Via Eyes On The Prize
4 hours ago

2016 Montreal Canadiens free agency targets: Buyer beware with Radim Vrbata

Radim Vrbata may still be able to help an NHL club, but he is in the midst of a serious decline. The last time that Radim Vrbata was available, many Canadiens fans were touting the idea of bringing him to Montreal. Come July 1, he will once again hit the open market, looking to get a new deal. He is obviously no longer the player that he once was, but can still be a valuable piece...
Via Eyes On The Prize
6 hours ago

A one-on-one conversation with Montreal Canadiens draft pick Arvid Henrikson

With their last pick in the 2016 Draft, Montreal selected a big defenceman out of Sweden. He spoke to us about being selected by an NHL team, and how he hopes to impress at the development camp. Arvid Henrikson was gracious enough to receive a phone call on a Sunday morning during the midsummer weekend after having been drafted by Montreal Canadiens. Congratulations, Arvid! What...
Via Eyes On The Prize
1 day ago

Eller, Shaw Trades Show Canadiens Have Missed the Point

The Montreal Canadiens made two highly publicized 2016 NHL Entry Draft-day trades, which left fans something to be desired, namely forward Lars Eller. The Underappreciated Lars Eller Ex-Montreal Canadiens forward Lars Eller – (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Eller, who got traded to the Washington Capitals for two second-round picks (one each in 2017 and 2018), was always an...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Montreal Canadiens Select Mikhail Sergachev 9th Overall

With the ninth pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, the Montreal Canadiens have selected Mikhail Sergachev from the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL. Mikhail Sergachev of the Windsor Spitfires was selected 9th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2016 NHL Draft. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images. About Mikhail Sergachev Mikhail Sergachev is a Russian-born defenseman who has played...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Capitals acquire Eller from Canadiens for 2nd-round picks

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Lars Eller from the Montreal Canadiens for two second-round picks. The Capitals traded second-round picks in 2017 and 2018 to the Canadiens for the 27-year-old Eller, who had 13 goals and 13 assists in 79 games last season. Eller has two seasons left on his contract at a salary-cap hit of $3.5 million. In 442 NHL...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens Paul Byron Left Swipes Justin Bieber

HabsTV  is at it again this time putting Montreal Canadiens Paul Byron in the hot seat to see how he can fair with the Tinder test. The 27-year-old Ottawa native is the second teammate we see featured in this series as Brian Flynn was put to the test first. Between the Montreal winters, skinny jeans and flat-brim caps the Tinder choices just keep on coming until Byron’s epic...
Via Beyond The Benches
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Teams calling Canadiens more frequently about Subban

P.K. Subban is generating plenty of interest around the league ahead of his no-movement clause taking effect. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports the Montreal Canadiens have seen an increase in the volume of calls asking about the talented defenseman. LeBrun notes the Canadiens aren’t shopping him but that teams are checking in heavily on his availability as his no-trade clause...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carey Price says he’s 100 percent healthy, will be ready for World Cup

The last time Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price saw NHL action was Nov. 25. The next time he sees a similar level of competition, he’ll be facing off against some of the world’s top talent at the best-on-best World Cup of Hockey. Price, 28, had a troubling 2015-16 season that saw him able to suit up for only 12 games all campaign and plagued by injuries. Before the first...
Via The Hockey News
4 days ago

Canadiens say Subban isn’t available

P.K. Subban’s name is once again popping up in trade rumors, only this time, it appears reports suggest the Montreal Canadiens defenseman isn’t going anywhere. Darren Dreger of TSN.ca appeared on TSN Montreal 690 Radio and said he talked with a general manager in the Western Conference who tried to ask about the talented rearguard and was “flat-out told that (Subban) wasn’t...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Flynn Is Swipin’ Left Or Right

Montreal Canadiens Brian Flynn got in on the action for HabsTV when we find out what exactly he would be swipin’ right or left on. A few of our favorite of his “right swipes” include finding out he’s a big Bachelor fan and he is showing love for the ice girls. Now, don’t get too excited it’s not actually Tinder but wouldn’t it be great if it was?
Via Beyond The Benches
19 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

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

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

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

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
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