Alex Galchenyuk

It’s that time of the year… prediction season for the upcoming 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens campaign. While the Canadiens have improved in some areas this past summer, their defense is a big question mark. Goaltender Carey Price remains the team’s focal point, but without a mobile blue line to transition from out of the defensive zone,
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As training camp inches closer, the Montreal Canadiens are seemingly no closer to finding out what kind of season will unravel before them in 2017-18. Here are the top five questions surrounding the team that have yet to be answered: 5. Are the Canadiens Contenders? In several ways at least, the Canadiens have improved. That
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It turns out the Montreal Canadiens actually have many options at center for the upcoming season. Unfortunately, “many” simply implies quantity over quality. Nevertheless, while head coach Claude Julien has some work to do on that front (assuming general manager Marc Bergevin doesn’t on his end), there are some diamonds in the rough that could
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Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin may very well not be finished this summer. One should hope he’s not anyway. With two massive projected holes in the line-up, down the middle and on the top defensive pairing, the Canadiens need to vastly improve on paper before they can realistically be considered contenders. Thankfully, or perhaps
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Like any other NHL team, the Montreal Canadiens have their strengths and weaknesses. Which are which, though? Habs Solid in Net (Obviously) One short glance at their roster will reveal the biggest strength, in net, where all-star goalie Carey Price plies his trade. And, with Jonathan Drouin potentially placed on the right to complement Max
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The Montreal Canadiens and forward Alex Galchenyuk have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension worth $14.7 million, the Canadiens announced Wednesday. The deal comes with an annual cap hit of $4.9 million and will take the 23-year-old Galchenyuk to unrestricted free agency ahead of the 2021 offseason and per Renaud Lavoie, the deal
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Jonathan Drouin (Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) With the Montreal Canadiens trade to acquire Jonathan Drouin from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, the organization gave up a very sound prospect from their blue line. There’s no proof that the Canadiens traded away a for-sure top-pair defenseman in Mikhail Sergachev, but the Canadiens decided that their
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Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman’s appeared yesterday on Edmonton’s 630 CHED where he discussed with Bob Stauffer a few possible trade destinations for Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene. Among them were the Montreal Canadiens, Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators. Montreal Canadiens Alex Galchenyuk (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) When Friedman was asked about the potential of
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The Montreal Canadiens are a very capable hockey club and have been for a handful of seasons, but that’s all they’ve been, capable. Equipped with depth and a few All-Stars including goaltender, Carey Price, one might think the blue, blanc et rouge have what it takes to win their astonishing 25th Stanley Cup. However, There’s
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