Montreal Canadiens

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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This article was originally written in June, 2010. University of Wisconsin’s Blake Geoffrion, winner of the 2010 Hobey Baker Memorial Award for college hockey’s best player, is the new Crown Prince of NCAA Hockey.  Like a champion thoroughbred racehorse, Blake’s hockey blood lines can be traced back four generations. Howie Morenz, his great-grandfather, who played
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While losing Andrei Markov will definitely be felt by the Montreal Canadiens defense, so will the loss of an alternate captain. Who is the likeliest candidate to replace him? Markov and Subban Out Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban – (Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports) There’s been significant turnover with regard to the team’s leadership corps since
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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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Joe Morrow flew under the radar relatively speaking, during a whirlwind summer for Montreal Canadiens fans. The big question is whether or not it was justified. Morrow an NHL Defenseman? Montreal Canadiens defenseman Joe Morrow – (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports) At first glance, Morrow, who has yet to establish himself as an NHL defenseman at
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It’s been a long offseason for veteran defenseman Andrei Markov. After spending the first 990 games of his NHL career over 16 seasons since being drafted in the sixth round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, it was announced Thursday that the 38-year-old blueliner would not be re-signed. The Canadiens made some
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This July we celebrate the goaltender. Here is a post written back in 2012 that we feel is still relevant and a great story for goalies. Earlier this week we published Goaltenders – A Breed Apart, with some great videos as well as a feature on legendary goaltender Vladislav Tretiak. We hope you’ll enjoy them.
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The Montreal Canadiens and veteran defenseman Mark Streit have agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $700,000. The 39-year-old Streit is set to enter his 12th NHL season coming fresh off of a Stanley Cup victory with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016-17. This will be Streit’s second stint with the Canadiens after being drafted by
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Even after the flurry of early offseason activity, the Montreal Canadiens still have plenty of question marks heading into the 2017-18 National Hockey League season. General manager Marc Bergevin still has a few major problem areas on the roster. Among those, he must determine who’s going to play center and who’s going to round out
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– Originally published on Dec. 19, 2010 The City of Montreal was home to two NHL teams during a good chunk of the league’s formative years in the 1920’s and ‘30’s – The Montreal Maroons and the Canadiens. At the time, Montreal was the financial center of Canada and its biggest city. It was the
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Montreal Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec has a distinct advantage over the competition, which can only be described as stiff. The competition itself is all the rage right now, with Plekanec being pitted against defenseman Andrei Markov in their bids to become the last career Canadien standing. Markov vs. Plekanec Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov –
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It’s an annual tradition at this point, wondering aloud whether or not Tomas Plekanec has a future with the Montreal Canadiens. He won’t be around forever, that much is for sure. And, based on his significant drop in production last season, the end of his career is probably closer than that it is far away.
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Don’t let the “Mark” in Andrei Markov’s last name fool you. He and Mark Streit are two different players. In spite of their similarities, being that they are both left-handed, both have worn Montreal Canadiens jerseys in the past and both, uh, play hockey, Streit is not a suitable replacement for Markov. Not by a
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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 time for the Montreal Canadiens to play hardball with Andrei Markov is over. There might never have been a good time, but what’s done is done, and general manager Marc Bergevin has no other choice but to give into Markov’s admittedly high demands of $6 million over each of the next two years. "First
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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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The Las Vegas Golden Knights selecting Alexei Emelin is more than just for the best, as far as the Montreal Canadiens are concerned. It was maybe the best the Canadiens could have hoped for. Emelin off the Books, onto the Strip His $4.1 million cap hit immediately came off the books upon his selection during
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Another NHL offseason, another blockbuster trade from Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin. On June 15, almost one year to the day since the infamous PK Subban trade, the Canadiens sent ultra-promising defensive prospect Mikhail Sergachev and a conditional second-round pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for dynamic forward Jonathan Drouin. Bergevin on the
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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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The Montreal Canadiens are making moves Thursday. After pulling off their second blockbuster trade in two offseasons by trading defensive prospect Mikhail Sergachev for forward Jonathan Drouin, Canadiens’ general manager Marc Bergevin has signed forward Charles Hudon to a two-year, one-way contract with an annual cap hit of $650,000. The deal was announced by the
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Secondary scoring has been a long-standing problem for the Montreal Canadiens and they’ve relied heavily on their defensive prowess to win hockey games. With a strong defensive core and Carey Price between the pipes, they’ve done reasonably well but that only gets you so far — they’ve only made it past the second round once
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