CANADIENS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The New Guys: Getting to know Al Montoya

The veteran goaltender will face tough competition for the backup position One of the more interesting battles to follow during the Canadiens’ training camp will the competition to serve as Carey Price’s backup. As incumbent, Mike Condon will be facing some fierce competition. This position has seen a lot of volatility in recent years, and everyone is openly wondering whether...
Via Eyes On The Prize
7 hours ago

Monday Habs Headlines: Carey Price and Jaroslav Halak to face off in World Cup Final

Two goalies who used to play together will face off in the World Cup final, Canadiens hopefuls show off their skills, and more. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Habs fans will tune into the World Cup final with interest, as it once again sets the stage for a Carey Price vs. Jaroslav Halak faceoff, with both playing exceptional hockey. [Puck Daddy] Mike Condon has put in...
Via Eyes On The Prize
11 hours ago

Canadiens training camp: Bell Centre Red vs White scrimmage lineup and stream

The final scrimmage takes place today on the big stage After two short scrimmages at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard, the Montreal Canadiens move to the Bell Centre for their final scrimmage before the actual pre-season games start on Monday night. Like the previous two scrimmages, RDS will be streaming the game, which gets underway at 12:45 p.m. Here are how the Habs lined...
Via Eyes On The Prize
1 day ago

Battle of the Bottom-Pairing Canadiens Defensemen

Mark Barberio – (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Oddly enough, one of the most intriguing battles in Canadiens training camp will be for one of the last spots on defense between Mark Barberio and Zach Redmond. Eight Is Enough That isn’t to say both can’t make the team. Numerous scenarios exist, including one in which the Habs end up carrying eight defensemen out of training...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

5 Canadiens Who Will Be X Factors

When it comes to winning a championship, every player on the team has a hand in it. Whether it’s the fourth line winger or the superstar goalie, a winning team relies on both to get them through the grind of the playoffs. However, some players influence their team’s fortunes in a much more direct way. Below are the five Montreal Canadiens who will be the X factors for the upcoming...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Shea Weber getting new teammate Price's name wrong

After the blockbuster trade this summer, Shea Weber needed to get acclimated to life in Montreal pretty quickly. The court of public opinion is already up against him, and because of it expectations are sky high. But Weber is off to a shaky start as he may have forgotten how to say his most important teammate’s name. "Shea's been calling me Corey the whole time" - Carey Price...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tortorella blasts Max Pacioretty: 'I need more out of him'

The World Cup of Hockey hasn’t even reached the preliminary stage and USA head coach John Tortorella is already calling out one of his stars. The Columbus Blue Jackets bench boss expressed his unhappiness with Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty. Tortorella spoke to the media, saying Pacioretty needs “to give me a reason to give him more minutes,” while telling reporters...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Czech Republic picks Tomas Plekanec as captain for World Cup

NEW YORK (AP) Tomas Plekanec has been chosen captain of the Czech Republic's team for the World Cup of Hockey. Plekanec was Czech captain at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and the 2012 and 2016 world hockey championships. He has been the Montreal Canadiens' alternate captain for the past two seasons. The 33-year-old center has 216 goals and 337 assists in 843 NHL games. He has 25 goals...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapper Lil B gives special distinction to Canadiens affiliate

When Lil B “The Based God” talks, you better listen. The rapper is known for cursing multiple sports stars such as Kevin Durant and LeBron James. While curses are just silly voodoo, it is scary how accurate his curses have been. He hasn’t gotten involved in hockey curses quite yet, but he did just gave his blessing to an ECHL club. @BramptonBeast @ECHL you are blessed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens Star Powers His Shot With Bizarre Tire Drills

Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk is a young upcoming star in the NHL. Drafted third overall in the 2012 NHL Draft, the 22-yar-old, after four years in the league, is finally blossoming into the star he was projected to be. Galchenyuk finished last season with a career-high 30 goals, 26 assists and 56 points. Since becoming the Canadiens' leader on offense, the young Russian...
Via Stack
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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