Canadiens

BERGEVIN RECEIVES NO SERIOUS OFFERS FOR SUBBAN – Impossible to Predict Canadiens First Round Draft Choice

Jun 23rd, 2016 | By
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So what did you expect?  Somehow Marc Bergevin was going to come out and announce a trade that involved P.K. Subban. Or maybe Bergevin was going to announce that there was absolutely no way, under any circumstance he was ever going to trade Subban.  Not going to happen.  You never completely close the door even

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MULLER RETURNS AND THE CANADIENS RUMOUR MILL GRINDS ON….AND ON……

Jun 3rd, 2016 | By
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We’re in hockey’s annual administrative dead-zone, the period of time between the end of the regular season and preparations for the entry draft followed closely by that week before July first when teams can talk to prospective unrestricted free agents. Anything you hear about the secretive Canadiens is strictly rumour and speculation  be yondthe announced

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MARTIN REWAY SIGNS WITH CANADIENS – REPUTATION PRECEDES HIM

May 18th, 2016 | By
Sep 15, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens left wing Martin Reway (89) during the warm-up session before the first period against Buffalo Sabres at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

It will now be up to Canadiens coaches to bring some emotional discipline to the hockey career of 21 year old Martin Reway. The Canadiens announced the signing of Reway to a three-year/two way entry level contract on Tuesday. If, or when he becomes a member of the Canadiens his annual salary cap hit including

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SWEDISH NEWSPAPER REPORT – Left Wing Artturi Lehkonen Signs Canadiens Entry Level Contract

May 7th, 2016 | By
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The Stockholm newspaper Aftonbladet is reporting that Swedish playoff hero Artturi Lehkonen has signed a two year entry level contract with the Canadiens. There has been no official announcement from either the Canadiens or the Frölunda Indians, his Swedish National League team.  When asked about it by Sweden’s Sports Express publication, Lehkonen would neither confirm or deny the

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CANADIENS MULTIPLE DRAFT DAY OPTIONS – A Matter of Opinion and Need

May 5th, 2016 | By
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Let’s start with this. Nobody, not even Canadiens Director of Amateur Scouting Trevor Timmins, knows who the Canadiens will select in the first round of next month’s NHL Entry Draft. Too many things can happen between Toronto’s first selection and Montreal’s assigned ninth draft position. Among the pitfalls, there are eight teams who will be

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CANADIENS WILL DRAFT NINTH OVERALL – Target Choice Val-d’OR RW Julien Gauthier?

Apr 30th, 2016 | By
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The Canadiens will be selecting ninth in the first round when the NHL holds it’ entry draft in Buffalo June 24th.  the position their horrible season earned them. Out of that spot, there was some talk and hope that they might be able to select left wing Pierre-Luc Dubois of the QMJHL’s Cape Breton Eagles. If

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CANADIENS REFLECTIONS AHEAD OF THE DRAFT LOTTERY – Subban; Lehkonen; Reway & More

Apr 29th, 2016 | By
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….When TSN’s Bob McKenzie dropped that bomb about a P.K. Subban trade possibility earlier this month, the first thought was “where did that come from?” I’m not much for conspiracy theories but, could it be that Marc Bergevin somehow was floating a trail balloon?  For those unfamiliar with the expression, it can mean ‘an idea

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CANADIENS FANS IMPATIENT WITH GM MARC BERGEVIN’S PATIENCE

Apr 18th, 2016 | By
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Bergevin is totally aware of the structural problems plaguing his team. He has a club that can only win if his goaltender continues to play like an extra-terrestrial. That all-eggs-in-one-basket situation buried the team last season.



INJURIES TO DEFENSE THE FINAL BLOW FOR CANADIENS PLAYOFF HOPES

Apr 10th, 2016 | By
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The Canadiens finished their season Saturday night with four rookie defensemen in their lineup, three of them on emergency recall from St. John’s.  Sunday the Canadiens returned the emergency recalls Joel Hanley, Darren Dietz and Ryan Johnston to St. John’s for the final two games of their AHL season next weekend. Undoubtedly the Carey Price

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30-30 / GALCHENYUK & PACIORETTY – Canadiens-5 Tampa Bay-2 (April 9, 2016)

Apr 9th, 2016 | By
Montreal Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Montreal.  (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

At least nobody got hurt at the Bell Centre Saturday night, although there were times during the game when former Canadien Mike Blunden seemed to be trying to give Mike Condon the old Carey Price/Chris Kreider treatment.   Ultimately it was a game that meant absolutely nothing in the standings unless you’re one of those

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