Canadiens News and Rumors: Caufield, Price, Glendening & More
In this week’s Montreal Canadiens news and rumors, Cole Caufield is being rewarded for his remarkable NCAA season at Wisconsin, Carey Price reaches an impressive career milestone, and the Habs ...
Canadiens’ Danault Is Playing With More Confidence
On Wednesday evening against the Winnipeg Jets, Canadiens’ forward Phillip Danault played arguably his best game of the season, offering a sign that perhaps he has regained full confidence after ...
3 Reasons Canadiens Will Make 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs
If the Montreal Canadiens were suddenly interviewing for a job, they’d have no choice but to lie through their teeth when inevitably asked if they mind working overtime. After all, ...
Canadiens Live or Die With Price’s Play
With the recent play of Carey Price and the moderate success of the Montreal Canadiens, it is easy to see that the team still lives and dies by their No. ...
Canadiens’ Call Up of Xavier Ouellet Complicates Things
Montréal Canadiens’ blueliner Xavier Ouellet played his first game of the season on Monday against the Winnipeg Jets, sliding into the lineup in place of Ben Chiarot, who may be ...
Canucks’ Potential Trade Offers for Pearson
The 2020-21 season has not gone well for the Vancouver Canucks, who have an 8-13-2 record. Additionally, the club has the third-worst point percentage in the league at .391%. The ...
Top Canadiens Trade Chips Heading into 2020 Offseason
The Montreal Canadiens proved these past playoffs that they can hang with some of the best teams in the NHL. Becoming one is harder than flipping a switch, though. It likely means flipping a few assets instead. Thankfully, the Habs and general manager Marc Bergevin have several pieces to help them get there. Here are […]
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Prospects News & Rumors: QMJHL Schedule, Drolet, Vejdemo & Bourque
It is a busy news day out of Quebec. We have the first regular-season schedule for the 2020-21 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) season. Plus, there was a trade in junior hockey and one of the Quebec’s professional teams re-signed a key player from last season’s squad. The Q Releases 2020-21 Schedule Our first step to […]
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Montreal Canadiens’ Depth at Center Makes Max Domi Expendable
The Montreal Canadiens’ depth at center has made general manager Marc Bergevin’s offseason decisions more interesting. Here, we will look specifically at Max Domi and consider the team’s options if he is not a fit moving forward. When Domi arrived in Montreal, fans and the media wondered why Bergevin traded Alex Galchenyuk, a former 30-goal […]
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Canadiens Finally Fix Longtime Goaltending Issues
Going into the offseason, the Montreal Canadiens had a few areas they needed to improve on, especially goaltending. The exceptional play of Carey Price during the playoffs proved that a rested Price can play at the top of his game consistently, but for this to be a reality, the Habs had to find him a […]
Canadiens Have Holes on Defense and the Assets to Fill Them
When it was announced that the Montreal Canadiens would be part of the NHL’s Return to Play and meet the Pittsburgh Penguins in the play-in round, many expected the defense corps to be their downfall, especially given that Marco Scandella was moved at the trade deadline. Ultimately the defense held up well as the Habs […]
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Canadiens Are Deepest at Left-Wing… for Now
It’s a paradox. Even though the Montreal Canadiens are arguably at their the deepest at left-wing, there’s a good chance it won’t stay that way for long… like not even past next season. Domi, Tatar Lead Habs in Theory Technically speaking, two of the Canadiens’ top three scorers during the regular season play on the […]
Canadiens Potentially Set at Center After Strong Playoffs
The Montreal Canadiens may still lack that big No. 1 center, eight years into general manager Marc Bergevin’s tenure. It remains to be seen if they still need one though. Kotkaniemi, Suzuki Help Lead Habs The 2020 playoffs taught us many things from the Habs’ perspective. For example, the experience of having lost in the […]
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NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Rangers, Golden Knights and Fleury, More
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin updates the status of Brendan Gallagher and notes the forward was already injured before his run-in with Matt Niskanen. In Vegas, something is going on between the Golden Knights and Marc-Andre Fleury and it appears (thanks to a post from his agent) there is unrest […]
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Flyers May Finally Pay for Mark Streit Trade With Islanders
The Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Islanders are about to become adversaries for the next couple weeks during their Second Round playoff match. Before that begins, let’s look back to a time when the two sides were partners, trade partners that is. Related: Flyers’ 50-Goal Scorers Following their 2012-13 season, the Islanders agreed to […]
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Canadiens Do Gallagher, Julien Proud in Series Loss to Flyers
All the Montreal Canadiens technically needed was one goal. They got two instead. Even if those goals came in defeat, as they lost their first-round series against the Philadelphia Flyers in a 3-2 Game 6, the Canadiens proved quite the point. Canadiens Bounce Back After Bad Start After opening up Game 6 in horrific fashion, […]
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NHL Rumors: Blue Jackets, Oilers, Flyers, Canadiens, More
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on the status of Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher after taking a cross check to the face. With that, is there any supplemental discipline coming for Matt Niskanen? In Edmonton, one scribe suggests the Oilers will kick tires on two big-name and expensive goaltenders. Finally, in Columbus, […]
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Prospects News & Rumors: NCAA, Morrison, Fucale & Bednar
There is some bad news out of the world of college hockey, as the NCAA will lose another hockey program at the conclusion of the 2020-21 season. Also, a pair of former second-round draft picks find new homes with NHL clubs. Finally, we profile one of the top European goaltenders heading into the 2020 NHL […]
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NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Flames, Senators, Maple Leafs, More
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, Montreal Canadiens coach Kirk Muller provides an update on head coach Claude Julien. For the Calgary Flames, what is the status of Matthew Tkachuk? Will the Ottawa Senators look at trading up in the this year’s NHL Entry Draft? Finally, what type of defenseman will the Toronto Maple Leafs be […]
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Flyers Spoil Price’s Birthday With Flawed Game 3 Victory
The Philadelphia Flyers didn’t have their best stuff Sunday night, but Carter Hart did, and ultimately that was enough. Hart pitched a shutout in a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, giving the Flyers a 2-1 series lead. It was an important win for the Flyers, fresh […]
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Canadiens News & Rumors: Julien, Muller, Kotkaniemi & More
In this week’s Montreal Canadiens news and rumors, we have a health update on Claude Julien after he was rushed to hospital with chest pains and how Kirk Muller is stepping into his new role as acting head coach in the absence of Julien. Jesperi Kotkaniemi has taken his game to a new level in […]
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Canadiens Don’t Challenge Hart Enough in Game 3 Loss
Before Game 2, Montreal Canadiens’ head coach Claude Julien left the bubble when he was taken by ambulance to hospital for chest pains. His team later stepped up their game and provided a dominating performance for a 5-0 victory that was played with authority, and won for Claude. Related: How Much Do Players Get Paid […]
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Breaking Down Jeff Petry’s Game-Winning Goals From the Play-in Round
With his two game-winning goals that helped the Montreal Canadiens upset the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Qualifying Round of the playoffs, Jeff Petry offers some incredible learning points for any amateur hockey player. He’s able to read the play well and always be a passing option for the puck carrier. He is also able to […]
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Today in Hockey History: Aug. 16
Over the years. Aug. 16 proved to be a very action-packed day for the National Hockey League’s resident in Arizona. A Stanley Cup hero in Detroit was acquired on this date 71 years ago. Also, one of the greatest American-born and undrafted players in league history signed his first professional contract. A Busy Day in […]
Canadiens’ Mission Remains Unchanged Under Muller
In one game, Kirk Muller has technically already accomplished more, coaching the Montreal Canadiens than in three seasons doing the same for the Carolina Hurricanes. He probably wishes the accomplishment came under better circumstances, though. With head coach Claude Julien out until the end of the first round at least following surgery, Muller helped lead […]
3 Takeaways From Canadiens’ Impressive Game 2 Win Over Flyers
Claude Julien must have been smiling from ear to ear at home in Montreal and brimming with pride when the horn sounded to end a superb performance by his Canadiens which resulted in a 5-0 triumph over the Philadelphia Flyers to even their first-round playoff series at 1-1. Recovering from the stenting of a coronary […]
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Today in Hockey History: Aug. 14
Some big names in the history of the National Hockey League’s “Original 6” franchise made news on this date through the years. Plus, one of the best defensemen of this generation is celebrating a birthday. Taffy to the Big Apple The New York Rangers signed defenseman Clarence Abel on Aug. 14, 1926. The Sault Ste. […]
Canadiens’ Head Coach Julien Hospitalized with Chest Pains
Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien has been admitted to hospital with chest pains. It is not COVID-19 related. Sportsnet insider Eric Engels reports that Julien began suffering the pains after Wednesday evening’s 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 of their first-round matchup and was taken to hospital. Julien, 60, is undergoing […]
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3 Takeaways From Canadiens’ Game 1 Loss to Flyers
Against all odds, the Montreal Canadiens played David to the Goliath that was Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins and came away with a series victory. But that was then, this is now, and the Canadiens have a new foe to face, Claude Giroux and his Philadelphia Flyers. There is very little brotherly love between […]
Flyers vs. Canadiens Preview: An Unlikely First-Round Series
Of all the opponents the Philadelphia Flyers could have expected to face in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens were perhaps the most unlikely. The Habs entered the NHL’s return to play as the 24th seed out of 24, lucky enough to be included in an expanded field as the […]
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Canadiens News & Rumors: Kotkaniemi, Suzuki, Julien, the Flyers & More
In this week’s Montreal Canadiens News & Rumors, we’ll look at youngsters Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Nick Suzuki who played a pivotal role in the Habs’ series win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, while Claude Julien was also a big reason they earned a spot in the 2020 Playoffs. A playoff berth means the Habs will lose […]
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Montreal Canadiens’ Future at Center Is Now
The Montreal Canadiens have done what was once considered impossible by many – they defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in four games in the best-of-five qualification-round series. This means the fans that had been excited at the 12.5 percent chance of winning the draft lottery will need to now focus on something positive to help them […]
3 Keys to Canadiens’ Qualifying Series Win – Defence, Youth & Price
The Montreal Canadiens did the unthinkable when they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 in their best-of-five qualifying series. They won Game 4, 2-0, to clinch their spot in the playoff bracket. Related: Montreal Canadiens Have No Choice but to Re-Sign Petry The Canadiens fought tooth and nail to defeat the favoured Penguins. Here are three […]
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Montreal Canadiens Season Officially a Success with Playoff Berth
The end justifies the means. It doesn’t matter how the Montreal Canadiens got it done, but they officially accomplished what they set out to do at the onset of this abnormally long 2019-20 season: They made the playoffs. As a result, the campaign has to be considered a success. Yes, if you’re keeping track, the […]
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3 Takeaways From Canadiens’ Game 3 Win Over Penguins
Against all odds, the Montreal Canadiens have Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins on the brink of elimination following a 4-3 victory in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead. Here are three takeaways from another gutsy effort by the Habs. Line Juggling Pays Dividends for the Canadiens The Canadiens opened the scoring thanks […]
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