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BULLDOGS SIGN VETERAN FREE AGENT CENTRE JAKE DOWELL

Jul 28th, 2014 | By
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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GORGES STILL HAVING PROBLEMS DEALING WITH TRADE TO BUFFALO

Jul 25th, 2014 | By
GORGES STILL HAVING PROBLEMS DEALING WITH TRADE TO BUFFALO

It’s been over three weeks since the Canadiens traded defenseman Josh Gorges to the Buffalo Sabres for a second round draft choice in 2016. At his B.C. hometown for the summer, he told the Kelowna Daily Courier that he is still trying to figure out why the Canadiens considered him expendable.



LARS ELLER ASKS FOR 3.1 MILLION IN ARBITRATION – GETS AVERAGE 3.5 MILLION IN FOUR YEAR DEAL

Jul 24th, 2014 | By
LARS ELLER ASKS FOR 3.1 MILLION IN ARBITRATION – GETS AVERAGE 3.5 MILLION IN FOUR YEAR DEAL

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Thursday that the team has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with forward Lars Eller (2014-15 to 2017-18).



LARS ELLER ARBITRATION SET FOR FRIDAY-Expect Early Two-Year Settlement at 2.5 Million Per

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By
LARS ELLER ARBITRATION SET FOR FRIDAY-Expect Early Two-Year Settlement at 2.5 Million Per

Twenty players were scheduled for 2014 NHL salary arbitration including the Canadiens Lars Eller on Friday and P.K. Subban a week later. Eller is reportedly looking for 3.3 million dollars a season, the Canadiens have filed at 1.65M. Chances are the two sides will come to a mid-point agreement before Friday.



BULLDOGS SIGN DEFENSEMAN BOBBY SHEA TO AHL/ECHL CONTRACT

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By
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.



FIRST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE NIKITA SCHERBAK SIGNED TO THREE YEAR ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT

Jul 21st, 2014 | By
FIRST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE NIKITA SCHERBAK SIGNED TO THREE YEAR ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT

Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, announced Monday the signing of 2014 first round pick Nikita Scherbak to a three-year, entry level contract (2014-15 to 2016-17).



RIBIERO’S DISFUNCTIONAL CAREER PATH ROOTED IN CANADIENS BEGINNINGS

Jul 16th, 2014 | By
RIBIERO’S DISFUNCTIONAL CAREER PATH ROOTED IN CANADIENS BEGINNINGS

For all of the things that Mike Ribeiro has done well in his 13 year NHL career, he will be most remembered as a disruptive force on the NHL teams for whom he played, including the Canadiens.



THE HABS AT MID- JULY – Hopes that Sekáč Ready To Fill Hole At Right Wing; AHL Rule Changes & More

Jul 16th, 2014 | By
THE HABS AT MID- JULY – Hopes that Sekáč Ready To Fill Hole At Right Wing; AHL Rule Changes & More

It’s not only baseball that experiences summer’s “dog days”. In hockey they start right about now. NHL draft is over, top free agents have been signed. The only thing left before general managers take their August holiday is salary arbitration. In the news over the last week, speculation on that hole on the Canadiens right wing, the American Hockey league’s change in the overtime rules and the improving Hamilton Bulldogs offense.



SUBBAN’S CANADIENS FUTURE ALL GUESSWORK-Arbitration Date August 1st

Jul 10th, 2014 | By
SUBBAN’S CANADIENS FUTURE ALL GUESSWORK-Arbitration Date August 1st

At the outset, it must be made clear that nobody has a clue as to the progress of negotations. Unlike many of his ilk, Subban’s agent Don Meehan is not in the habit of negotiating through the media. And the only time we’ll hear from the Canadiens will be when they announce the completion of a contract of some sort.



“BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER” – Canadiens Inching Ahead In All Departments

Jul 6th, 2014 | By
“BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER” – Canadiens Inching Ahead In All Departments

The Canadiens started last season as the NHL’s smallest team. In the ten months since, while the growth on paper isn’t spectacular, the distribution of size has markedly changed the on-ice personality of the team.