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CANADIENS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Montreal Canadiens sign Alexander Semin, continue impressive offseason

The Alexander Semin sweepstakes are finally over. The Montreal Canadiens announced today they’ve signed the Russian winger to a one-year deal, which RDS’ Renaud Lavoie is reporting is worth just $1.1 million. That’s a fantastic deal for Montreal. Semin was an obvious buy-low candidate considering he’s making $2.3 million next season via his buyout with the Hurricanes. He...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Semin signs with Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens have signed Alex Semin to a one-year contract. The forward finished this season with six goals and 13 assists in 57 games for the Hurricanes. Carolina opted to buy Semin out of his remaining three years of his five-year, $35 million contract. Semin reportedly signed a one-year contract worth $1.1 million.    
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens' Pacioretty, Gallagher try hand at comedy

While traditionally focusing on scoring goals, Montreal Canadiens forwards Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher shifted their attention toward netting a few laughs in a video shown on the team's website.The end result? Well, let's just say that the two should keep their day jobs.With the "Seinfeld" theme in the background, Pacioretty looked a bit stiff on stage and out of his element...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Andrei Markov answers anonymous questions from his teammates

What happens when the Montreal Gazette plans an interview with Andrei Markov and they allow his teammates to anonymously submit all of the questions? You get an interview which has “Are you paid extra to babysit Alex Galchenyuk?” and “Did you know P.K. still thinks about that kiss?” as questions. What’s better: the absurd questions or Markov’s unwavering, unbreakable...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty Suffers Knee Injury In Workout, Will Miss 12 Weeks

MONTREAL — Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty has a knee injury and could miss most of the preseason. The Canadiens said on Friday that Pacioretty is expected to need 12 weeks to recover, so he will likely miss a large portion of training camp. Montreal’s first regular-season game is Oct. 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The injury occurred on Thursday during an off-ice workout...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens are the strongest sports brand in Canada

Which sports team has the strongest brand in Canada? If you said the Toronto Maple Leafs you’re not only wrong, but you also clearly didn’t read the title of this article. According to a recent survey by Insightrix Research, the Montreal Canadiens lead the way when it comes to brand recognition, brand perception and popularity. The Maple Leafs finished in the second spot,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Commodore goes off on Pierre McGuire

Former NHLer and University of North Dakota defenseman Mike Commodore took to twitter to express his displeasure with Pierre McGuire. He's not alone, there are many fans that can't stand McGuire. I see a lot of NHL fans expressing their thoughts about McGuire on social media often, many of them aren't very flattering. So, what do you think of big Mike's thoughts? Good morning folks...
Via Goon's World
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens making subtle changes to their jerseys

The Montreal Canadiens will have a familiar look in 2015-16, but the team is making a couple subtle changes to their jersey. The team is adding laces to the uniform and is replacing the NHL logo with the French LNH logo. Confirmed: Montreal #Canadiens to add laces and french LNH shield to uniform. Post with pics: http://t.co/AR7ou4j87y pic.twitter.com/RsuWnHDqxg — Chris Creamer...
Via Bloguin Best
28 days ago  |  Discuss

PK Subban Surprises Kids Playing Street Hockey, Gets Out And Joins (Video)

P.K. Subban made a bunch of kids’ dreams come true recently. The Montreal Canadiens defenseman was on his way home from dinner when he saw the group playing street hockey. He pulled over and asked to join, ultimately spending about five minutes with the group and taking a few pictures. Subban took a few shots and gave one youngster, Jack Fraser, a chance to defend a few slapshots...
Via NESN.com
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens young defense means options moving forward

The Montreal Canadiens are heading into an offseason where they must find solutions to their constant failures in the playoffs. With the fine play of a few young defensemen this season, Montreal now has options to improve their roster for next season. The Habs found themselves using some of their up-and-coming young talent, and they did not […] The post Canadiens young defense...
Via Along the Boards
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens re-sign defenseman Jeff Petry to six-year deal worth $33 million

One of the biggest free agent defensemen has signed a new contract before the free agent frenzy on July 1st. Jeff Petry has re-signed with the Montreal Canadiens, inking a six-year deal believed to be worth $33 million (5.5 AAV). Jeff Petry's new deal with Habs, $33 million over six years ($5.5 M AAV) — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) June 2, 2015 Montreal general manager Marc...
Via Bloguin Best
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 Montreal Canadiens, Marc Bergevin offseason goals

Another season has come and gone for the Montreal Canadiens. The team got a world-class season from its world-class goaltender, as Carey Price is a lock to win the Vezina Trophy and certainly has to be considered the front runner to win the Hart Trophy as well. They also have P.K. Subban as a possible […] The post Top 5 Montreal Canadiens, Marc Bergevin offseason goals appeared...
Via Along the Boards
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Tomas Plekanec’s Scoring Drought Allowed for Montreal’s Early Exit

Tomas Plekanec of the Montreal Canadiens controls the puck while being challenged by Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL game at the Bell Centre on March 10, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/Getty Images)   The Montreal Canadiens’ comeback hopes were dashed in a 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning as the latter emerged as victors of...
Via The Sports Journal
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning fan arrested after bringing gun inside arena

A St. Petersburg, Fla., man was arrested on Wednesday night at Amalie Arena during Game 3 of the Tampa Bay Lightning-Montreal Canadiens series and is facing a misdemeanor charge after police discovered he had a gun in his possession. A witness notified authorities when he saw Cassidy, 27, drop his gun in the bathroom and...Read More The post Tampa Bay Lightning fan arrested after...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens on brink of elimination after Game 3 loss

After a disappointing beginning to their second round series versus the Tampa Bay Lighting, the Montreal Canadiens were desperate to get a win in Game 3 to maintain any hope of moving past the Lightning. The commentators on Hockey Night in Canada spoke about the nerves surrounding the Canadiens at the morning skate. They stated on […] The post Montreal Canadiens on brink of elimination...
Via Along the Boards
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Prust sorry for saying referee ‘tries to play God’

Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust on Tuesday issued what perhaps was an expected apology for his fiery comments about NHL referee Brad Watson in the wake of an alleged confrontation between the two during Sunday’s game. A contrite Prust chalked it up to emotions and said he wished he could take back what he said....Read More The post Brandon Prust sorry for saying referee...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Prust rips referee Brad Watson: He called me every name in the book

Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust had a night to forget on Sunday, as he racked up a whopping 31 penalty minutes in his team’s Game 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. In addition to hitting Lightning goalie Ben Bishop behind the net and getting into it with Braydon Coburn, Prust also had some issues...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: P.K. Subban won't be suspended for slash

The Montreal Canadiens will have P.K. Subban on the ice for Game 2 of their Stanley Cup playoffs series with the Ottawa Senators. Subban was ejected Wednesday night midway through the second period of the series opener after he hit Ottawa forward Mark Stone with a two-handed chop across Stone’s arm. The slash earned Subban a 5-minute major and a game misconduct, effectively...
Via NESN.com
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Michel Therrien Looks To Take Next Step In Montreal

In his third season as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, Michel Therrien is looking to take the next and most important step by making it to the finals and ending the Canadiens almost 22 year Stanley Cup drought. The most prestigious franchise in the NHL has been knocking on the door the past few seasons only to come up short of their ultimate goal. Therrien has risen to prominence...
Via Beyond The Benches
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Thompson is still making awesome hockey videos

Montreal Canadiens 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Video from HockeyFilms on Vimeo. The hockey world mourned the news that Hockey Night in Canada would be cutting back on Tim Thompson‘s opening montages this season with the move to Rogers.  Thompson’s opening intro video packages weren’t your run-of-the-mill network promotional video.  They weren’t a semi-famous actor reading...
Via Awful Announcing
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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