CANADIENS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Montreal Canadiens send Mark Barberio to AHL

This likely means Nathan Beaulieu is close to a return The Montreal Canadiens sent defenceman Mark Barberio back to St. John’s of the American Hockey League. Mark Barberio is sent down to IceCaps.— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) December 7, 2016 This should mean that Nathan Beaulieu is close to a return. The Habs also have Zach Redmond who has yet to play an NHL...
Via Eyes On The Prize
1 hour ago

European Prospect Review: Magnus Nygren heating up, will suit up for Swedish National Team

A weekly report on the Montreal Canadiens prospects playing in Europe this season. Magnus Nygren and Joonas Nättinen were selected to national team of Sweden and Finland, respectively, for the Channel One Cup (formerly known as the Izvestia Tournament) coming up later in December. With no European-based Montreal prospects suiting up for the WJC, that was the highlight of the two...
Via Eyes On The Prize
3 hours ago

Canadiens vs. Blues Top Six Minutes: Tomas Plekanec awakens

The Habs jumped to an early lead, but couldn’t hold on the beat the Blues. For our new readers and members, the Top Six Minutes is a continuation of the discussion in the game thread. We try to keep it light and entertaining. Full recaps are up the morning after every game. Pre-game Thoughts Galchenyuk is not in the lineup? Hmm, this will either go horribly wrong or horribly...
Via Eyes On The Prize
14 hours ago

Galchenyuk Injury Costly for Canadiens

It used to be one of those certainties in life along with death and taxes, that the Montreal Canadiens were forever in need of a No. 1 center. At nearly a point-per-game pace so far this season, it seemed Alex Galchenyuk (23 points in 25 games) had finally put that need to bed. For the time being though, it’s re-awakened in a cold sweat as if as a result of a bone-chilling nightmare...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Pacioretty propels Canadiens to 5-4 shootout win over Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) Paul Byron scored the clinching goal in the fourth round of the shootout, and the Montreal Canadiens avoided a winless swing through California with a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday. Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist for the Canadiens, who won for just the second time in seven road games. Montreal had only one win in its previous 11 games...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens as the Next John Scott?

John Scott – (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports) There’s likely never going to be another John Scott in the NHL All-Star Game. The league has made sure of that, with a new series of rules and regulations that would prevent someone playing in the American Hockey League from being voted in. So, an exact repeat of the John Scott saga? That’s not going to happen, although anything...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Galchenyuk's OT goal gives Canadiens 2-1 win over Wings

DETROIT (AP) Alex Galchenyuk scored at 3:37 of overtime, and the NHL-leading Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Saturday night. Brendan Gallagher also scored for Montreal, which improved to 16-4-2. Carey Price stopped 32 shots. Justin Abdelkader scored for Detroit (10-11-1), and Petr Mrazek made 22 saves. Galchenyuk finished off a 2-on-1 by one-timing a pass from...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brendan Gallagher on the shootout: “I have no moves and I hate the shootout”

Brendan Gallagher isn’t a fan of the shootout. The Montreal Canadiens pest-extraordinaire appeared on TSN690, where he admitted he wasn’t a fan of the after-overtime tiebreaker. Love the honesty @BGALLY17 on #TSN690 re shootouts: "I have no moves and I hate the shootout. pic.twitter.com/DhNjjk6Yxs — Rick Moffat (@RickMoffat) November 21, 2016 Shootouts, after an initial...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL institutes 'John Scott' rule for All-Star voting

NEW YORK -- The NHL is taking steps to avoid another John Scott situation at the All-Star Game.The league on Monday announced new fan voting rules that disqualify players from being named All-Star captains if they're injured or sent to the American Hockey League. Scott, a journeyman enforcer, was voted in by fans last year when he was with the Arizona Coyotes and still served as...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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