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Montreal Canadiens First Pick

Just over one-year-ago Saskatoon Blades winger Nikita Scherbak, originally from Moscow, only knew a few words in English. The player was not well known, but in a limited amount of time he rose to a high status as a draft prospect and quickly improved his English. By the time of the 2014 NHL Draft in June, Scherbak had proven himself enough times to be selected as first pick in the...
Via Beyond The Benches
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Prospects: Montreal Canadiens

There has been a lot of talk lately about the stacked prospect pipelines in the Atlantic division due to ESPN’s recent ranking which listed the Buffalo Sabres as the No. 1 system and the Tampa Bay Lightning as the No. 2 system. While those two teams certainly have outstanding prospects and young talent, there is another team in the Atlantic whose prospects are looking to make some...
Via Beyond The Benches
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Lake Honors Carey Price

from  Caitlin Thompson of the Coast Mountain News, The gymnasium of the Anahim Lake School was packed last week as community members turned out to honour one of their own: superstar NHL goalie Carey Price. In town to promote his new role as First Nations Ambassador for the Breakfast Club of Canada, Price was excitedly received by his biggest fans: the Ulkatcho community...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joshua Ho-Sang Getting The P.K. Subban Treatment From Hockey Canada

from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette, Anyone who has followed the P.K. Subban saga from the beginning is suffering a little déja voodoo these days. You know the story: exciting, charismatic, talented young hockey player is deemed a little too cocky by the hockey establishment, which is determined to take him down a peg or two. The player falls into the category they...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Markov represents Montreal’s other pricey extension

The Montreal Canadiens spared little expense when it came to locking up crucial defensemen this offseason, yet it’s easy to see why they decided to roll the dice. At least, that certainly seemed to be the case regarding the expensive extensions they inked with P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov. Naturally, Markov’s price tag doesn’t seem so staggering compared to Subban’s stunning...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Habs’ Eller at ease with new deal

After signing a new four-year contract with the Canadiens in July, center Lars Eller enters his fifth season in Montreal at ease with his situation. Eller came to terms on a new deal, which will pay him $14 million over the next four seasons, just ahead of arbitration. “I’m happy to be here for the next four years and looking forward to keep building on what we’re building...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What It Takes To Be The Captain Of The Montreal Canadiens

from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette, ... as the Canadiens move inside a month of training camp for the 2014-15 season, they are without a captain for the first time in four years. That, according to the legendary Yvan Cournoyer, isn’t something that necessarily needs be remedied before the puck drops Oct. 8 in Toronto for the Canadiens’ season-opener vs. the Maple...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens' Galchenyuk poised for breakout season

The Montreal Canadiens went through one of the worst seasons in franchise history in 2011-12, but the reward was the chance to select Alex Galchenyuk with the No. 3 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, who was hired seven weeks prior to that draft, never had any doubts about Galchenyuk's potential to become an impact player in the League despite...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Kovalev criticizes P.K. Subban’s play and contract

Alex Kovalev isn’t P.K. Subban’s biggest fan. Subban has plenty of critics, but an interview with RDS.ca revealed that Kovalev is one of the more vocal critics of the young defenseman. Kovalev criticized Subban’s defensive play before slamming his huge contract. For extra measure, he added his belief that Subban doesn’t deserve to be the next captain in Montreal. Here’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens P.K. Subban Uses Dump Truck for Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

Well the bar has officially been raised in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by P.K. Subban. The Montreal Canadiens defenseman decided to forego the actual bucket and instead used a dump truck loaded with 60 bags of ice. Then he challenged Drake… Check it out here: H/T Sportsnet
Via BlackSportsOnline
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Habs owner overruled GM on Subban contract

The Montreal Canadiens and star defenseman P.K. Subban went all the way to arbitration this summer in an effort to finalize a new contract for the restricted free agent. According to Jack Todd of the Montreal Gazette, Habs owner Geoff Molson made sure that his franchise player was signed to a long-term deal before taking the one-year arbitration award. “A highly place source has...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dropkick Murphys Behead Canadiens Doll On Stage At Montreal Concert (Video)

Think the rivalry between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens is on hold during the NHL offseason? If so, you’re wrong. Let us present the reason why. Boston’s own Dropkick Murphys traveled to Montreal, Quebec, this weekend to play in front of thousands of fans at the annual “Heavy Montreal” music festival. As one might expect, the majority of the fans in attendance...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Boy finds Montreal Stanley Cup ring in New Brunswick river

Winning the Stanley Cup is one of the highest pinnacles in all of sport, and the Stanley Cup ring is one of the most visible ways for players to remember their grand accomplishment. Imagine the astonishment when a boy from Eastern Canada found a ring sitting in a river! A Montreal Canadiens championship ring was found in the Restigouche River in New Brunswick by eight-year-old Anthony...
Via Around The Rink
20 days ago  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban agrees to terms on eight-year contract with Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens announced Saturday  that the team has agreed to terms on an eight-year contract extension with defenseman P.K. Subban. Subban is signed through the 2021-22 season. According to TSN, Subban’s deal is worth $72 million for an average annual value of $9 million. “We are very pleased to have reached a long term agreement with P.K. Subban. This agreement...
Via Sports-Glory
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens News: Carey Price Is Still Hurting

The Montreal Canadiens goaltender, Carey Price plans to start skating in mid-August for the first time since suffering a knee injury in May.#488006301 / gettyimages.comNew York Rangers forward Chris Kreider collided with Price in the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals, although Price tried to continue playing, he was replaced by backup goalie Peter Budaj.A few days...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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