Montreal Canadiens

When all is said and done, winger Joel Armia could end up being the Montreal Canadiens’ big July free-agent signee. That statement is more a testament to how underrated the move to trade for him (and Steve Mason’s contract) was by general manager Marc Bergevin than how the only legitimate NHLer the Habs have acquired
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In today’s rumor rundown a report out of Montreal seems to suggest the Canadiens are unwilling to talk extension with forward Max Pacioretty, the Dallas Stars are once again in on Erik Karlsson, and Andreas Athanasiou and Nikolay Goldobin should be added to the trade-watch board. Pacioretty Trade Inevitable Recent reports have suggested the Montreal Canadiens were
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The Montreal Forum was built at the foot of a mountain dominated by St. Joseph’s Oratory on one side and an illuminated cross on another. It was a fitting place for fans to make pilgrimages to a hockey shrine. The Richest Place in Hockey History The Forum was home to some of hockey’s greats: Howie
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At the beginning of the 2017-18 season, the Montreal Canadiens placed Victor Mete with Shea Weber on the top defensive pairing. Mete, a left-shot defenceman, was an ideal fit to play alongside Weber, a right-hand shot. Also, Mete’s speed and ability to move the puck suited Weber’s shutdown, defensive-minded game. The two had good chemistry.
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With the 3rd Pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Montreal Canadiens Have Selected Jesperi Kotkaniemi From Assat Pori in Liiga. About Jesperi Kotkaniemi Taken with the third-overall selection, Kotkaniemi found himself quickly climbing the draft rankings as 2018 NHL Entry Draft came to a close. With Filip Zadina almost going the distance as
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They say memories fade with age, but in hockey, they are shared from generation to generation, establishing a legacy for younger fans to embrace their team and its players. The Montreal Canadiens’ history is particularly rich, with over a century of seasons and 24 Stanley Cups, along with a number of exciting players fans discuss with
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Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin just can’t win. Now, that’s of course true literally speaking, with the Habs having just suffered through a season, during which they finished in 28th place. However, it’s more in reference to how, no matter what he does, a large portion of the team’s fan base will find something
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Despite rumours to the contrary, Tomas Plekanec has likely played his last game for the Montreal Canadiens. It’s painful to see his regular season games played total sitting at 998. A player of his calibre deserves to have played 1,000 NHL games. It’s a badge of honour that tells fans you survived training camps, played
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The Montreal Canadiens absolutely don’t need Antti Niemi. Nevertheless, it’s hard to fault general manager Marc Bergevin for re-signing the goalie, as he just did to a 1-year, $950,000 deal. Think of Niemi as that extra insurance policy you have, because, “Hey, why not?” There really isn’t a reason. Price vs. Niemi To be clear,
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After moving up one spot in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Montreal Canadiens are poised to select third overall for just the third time in franchise history. The Habs have many options with the third pick, but there is one player in particular who could steal the spotlight in La Belle Province.  Filip Zadina:
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Fans hoping for solutions from Marc Bergevin and Geoff Molson at this year’s end of season press conference were disappointed. However, they could not have been very surprised. In fairness, this owner and general manager had an impossible task. Some fans are livid. Others have lost faith in this management team. This has been a
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With more and more new hockey fans enjoying the game we feel it’s more important than ever to look back at some of the game’s greatest. When discussing all-time great defensemen Bobby Orr’s name is always the first mentioned, as it should be, but the list directly below him is crowded. Names like Nicklas Lidstrom,
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In a season in which the Montreal Canadiens are contending for the dubious title of worst team in franchise history, Brendan Gallagher has been a rare bright spot. Gallagher has now scored 30 goals, a career high. He leads the team in terms of production and effort. He serves as an example to several young players in Montreal.
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