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EXHIBITION #2 – FOUR POINTS FOR NATHAN BEAULIEU IN 5-2 WIN OVER WASHINGTON

Sep 27th, 2016 | By
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Over the last couple of weeks there have been rumours that Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin was entertaining offers for defenseman Nathan Beaulieu. It might be a good idea for the kindly GM to hold that off for a time. Tuesday night Beaulieu registered a goal and three assists in a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals.



EXHIBITION #1 – LEHKONEN EARNS RAVE REVIEWS BUT NO SURE STARTER YET

Sep 27th, 2016 | By
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Artturi Lehkonen can skate with the best of them. He is smart. He’s a good forechecker. And most importantly, he seems to be fearless. Much of his success in this game came from his desire to mix it up in the paint like Brendan Gallagher.



TIME TO STOP OBSESSING AND MOVE ON FROM THE SUBBAN/WEBER TRADE

Aug 12th, 2016 | By
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It’s been well over a month since “The Trade”.  More than enough time to climb down off whichever side of the high horse you happened to be on when it all went down on June 29th. From the outset I’ve been mixed about the trade. My main misgiving is the 4 ½ year age differential

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VADIM SHIPACHYOV, THE CANADIENS AND THE KHL’S IRON CURTAIN

Jul 6th, 2016 | By
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UPDATE – Vadim Shipachyov reported to SKA St. Petersburg training camp Monday July 11th.  It seems likely that he will be remaining with the team until at least December at which point he will be able to negotiate an exit from the KHL under the league’s current rules. During his July first news conference Canadiens

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WEBER, RADULOV & SHAW ARE NOT THE FINAL PIECES IN THE CANADIENS OFF-SEASON ORGANIZATIONAL PUZZLE

Jul 4th, 2016 | By
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Never make a jujdgement on a work that is clearly still in progress and Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has a long off-season road yet to travel before he writes finis to his summer’s work.   To date he has added three important pieces in Shea Weber, Andrew Shaw and Alexander Radulov plus the under-the

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DON’T COMPARE ALEXANDER RADULOV TO ALEXANDER SEMIN –

Jul 1st, 2016 | By
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Trust Marc Bergevin to go a place nobody expected him to visit. There was a vague rumour in April that the Canadiens were interested in signing KHL right wing Alexander Radulov but it quickly died away, seemingly lost in the fog that constantly hangs over the Kontinental Hockey League. Out of that fog the Canadiens

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WORST TRADE IN CANADIENS HISTORY? GIVE ME A BREAK!!!

Jun 29th, 2016 | By
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In the heat of the moment there are some who are calling the Subban trade the “worst in Canadiens history”. What absolute myopic hogwash. Worse that Ryan McDonagh for Scott Gomez? Worse than Patrick Roy for a collection of Colorado role players? Worse than Chris Chelios for Denis Savard? No it wasn’t the worst in

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BLOCKBUSTER!!!! P.K. Subban Traded to Nashville for Shea Weber

Jun 29th, 2016 | By
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The Canadiens have traded P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators in return for defenseman Shea Weber. The trade came two days before an 8 year no-trade clause in his Canadiens contract extension was due to kick in. In terms of annual salary cap space, the Canadiens will save 1.143 million dollars as they enter the

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BERGEVIN NOT A FAN OF FREE AGENT BIDDING WARS

Jun 28th, 2016 | By
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It’s safe to say that Marc Bergevin is not entusiastic about NHL unrestricted free agency. Since he became Canadiens general manager the best way to describe his participation has been “reluctant” and “cautious”. Hard to blame him. Some of the dumbest NHL contracts imaginable have been signed on July first. Friday will be Bergevin’s fifth kick

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CAP FRIENDLY 3.9 MILLION ANNUAL CONTRACT FOR ANDREW SHAW – Six Year Deal

Jun 27th, 2016 | By
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That didn’t take long. The Canadiens have signed newcomer Andrew Shaw to a six year contract at 3.9 million dollars a season. Shaw, who came to the team from Chicago for two second round draft choices on Friday, was a restricted free agent.  In return for a contract that will secure Shaw through to July

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