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GALCHENYUK WILL AGAIN TRY OUT AT CENTRE DURING HABS CAMP

In an interview with TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin revealed that former third overall draft pick Alex Galchenyuk will be used at centre ice during training camp. Although a natural centre, Galchenyuk, who will not turn 21 until next February, has been used primarily as a left winger throughout most of his first two NHL seasons.

‘GANG OF FOUR’ WILL SUPPLY CANADIENS LEADERSHIP – No Captain This Season

At the Canadiens annual golf tournament Monday, general manager Marc Bergevin announced that the team would not be naming a captain for the coming season. Instead there will be four “alternates”. It is just the second time in history the Canadien will play a season without a named captain.

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SUBBAN HAS PROVEN ‘MATURITY’ TO BECOME CANADIENS CAPTAIN

One of the items of business at 2014 Canadiens training camp will be the naming of a captain to succeed Brian Gionta. Among the favourites for the team honour is P.K. Subban. Like everything involving P.K., the candidacy is controversial. The naysayers question his maturity despite a summer in which he has demonstrated ability to stickhandle his way through a minefield of off-ice personal and team issues without controversy.

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FAILURE TO RE-SIGN SAKU KOIVU PAVED WAY FOR LINGERING CANADIENS DISASTER

The announcement of Saku Koivu’s NHL retirement recalled the events that led to his hasty departure from the Canadiens after nearly ten years as the team’s captain. His departure started a string of events for which the Canadiens continue to pay.

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CANADIENS CONFOUND ADVANCED STATISTICS

Advanced statistics are playing an increasingly important role in the examination of hockey. Most of the new statistics flow from puck possession numbers and success in carrying the play can be translated to consistent success on the scoreboard. The Canadiens would beg to differ.

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RYAN WHITE SIGNS TWO-WAY PHILADELPHIA FLYERS CONTRACT

Ryan White became an unrestricted free agent when the Canadiens failed make a qualifying offer on July first. Thursday he signed a two-way one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. White was a third round draft pick of the Canadiens in 2006.

Defenseman Joe Finley Signs One Year Hamilton/AHL Contract

HAMILTON SIGNS 6’8″ DEFENSEMAN JOE FINLEY TO AHL CONTRACT

Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced Tuesday the Bulldogs have signed defenceman Joe Finley to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2014-2015 season.

Centre Jake Dowell Signs AHL/Hamilton Bulldogs Contract

BULLDOGS SIGN VETERAN FREE AGENT CENTRE JAKE DOWELL

The Hamilton Bulldogs have signed 29 year old centre Jake Dowell to a one year AHL contract.  The eight year pro has played 157 NHL games and 305 in the AHL.  Last season he was in the Minnesota organization, playing one game with the Wild and 57 with their Iowa farm club where he recorded

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BULLDOGS SIGN DEFENSEMAN BOBBY SHEA TO AHL/ECHL CONTRACT

TheHamilton Bulldogs have signed defenceman Bobby Shea to a one-year, two-way American Hockey League / ECHL contract for the 2014-2015 season.

T.J. Hensick Signed to One Year Hamilton Bulldogs Contract

HAMILTON BULLDOGS ADD VETERAN PRESENCE – SIGN UFA FORWARD T.J. HENSICK

The Hamilton Bulldogs have signed forward T.J. Henwick to a one year American Hockey League contract. Henwick, an unrestricted free agent, played last year for the New York Rangers Hartford Wolfpack affiliate.

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GREG PATERYN SIGNS TWO YEAR CANADIENS CONTRACT EXTENSION

  The Canadiens have signed defenceman Greg Pateryn to a two year contract extension. Pateryn was eligible to become a restricted free agent in July. Never known as an offensive threat during his collegiate years with the University of Michigan, in his second professional season, Pateryn broke through with 15 goals and 19 assists in

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PREVIEW PLAYOFF GAME #2 Canadiens @ Boston (May 3, 2014)

Lineups are expected to remain the same as the Canadiens take on the Boston Bruins in game two of their Eastern Conference Semi-final series at TD Garden Saturday afternoon. The Canadiens won the opening game of the series on P.K. Subban’s overtime power play goal. Carey Price will once again be in goal for the Canadiens as they try to open their playoff run with a sixth straight win.

Jeremy Gregoire - Canadiens Sixth Round Choice - 2013 Draft

OUTSIDE OF THE BIG CLUB, FIVE IN HABS ORGANIZATION STILL PLAYING HOCKEY

There are only four members of the extended Canadiens family outside of the Stanley Cup who are still playing junior hockey competitively, all of them in the Memorial Cup playdowns – Charles Hudon and Jeremy Gregoire of the Baie Comeau Drakkar and Halifax goaltender Zach Fucale of the Quebec League and London Knights centre Michael

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