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CANADIENS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Montreal Canadiens sign forward Alexander Semin

On Friday, the Montreal Canadiens signed UFA forward Alexander Semin to a one-year $1.1 million contract. This past summer the Carolina Hurricanes bought out the last three years of his five-year, $35 million contract. Alexander Semin is the latest “Russian Enigma” in the NHL. Playing alongside countryman and NHL superstar Alexander Ovechkin with the Washington Capitals, Semin...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days 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
5 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens star Pacioretty injures knee during 'off-ice workout'

MONTREAL -- 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...
Via AP on Fox
17 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal's P.K. Subban might be having the best summer in the NHL

It's always nice to have a summer vacation, and it seems like it's extra nice to vacation like Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban. The All-Star blue-liner signed an eight-year, $72 million contract last summer with the Canadiens, and this summer, he has been gallivanting around the French Riviera. Subban is kindly giving fans (and fellow players) a sneak peek at his first...
Via Fox Sports
17 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
19 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
29 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
June 26, 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

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

WATCH: P.K. Subban ejected for controversial slash

Classic P.K. Subban. The Montreal Canadiens defenseman known for his diving and on-ice antics (as well as, admittedly, being a really good player) committed a stupid penalty Wednesday night in his team’s Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Stanley Cup Playoff game. Subban blatantly wound up and slashed Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone in the second period of Wednesday’s game...
Via NESN.com
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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