CANADIENS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Past history and why the Bobby Farnham signing could be a disaster in the AHL

The recent signing of gritty forward Bobby Farnham raises several red flags, especially in the AHL. The recent signing of Bobby Farnham to a one-year deal was a bit confusing, to put it lightly. The Montreal Canadiens are loaded up on bottom-six forwards, well over the point of excess. In the AHL, the St. John's IceCaps are getting a fresh infusion of prospects from the CHL and free...
Via Eyes On The Prize
2 hours ago

Sunday Habs Headlines: Tomas Plekanec looks forward to playing with Shea Weber

Here are your daily links, including which players might get the most offensive opportunities, whether the Habs are better or worse now than this time last year, and P.K. Subban's comments on playing in Nashville. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes With some uncertainty over how the lines will look come October, TSN 690 debates which players will make up the Canadiens' top...
Via Eyes On The Prize
4 hours ago

Canadiens Fans Should Be Satisfied with Weber over Hall

Ex-Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban – (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports) Many have asked the question, but we may never find out the exact answer: Why not a Taylor Hall for P.K. Subban trade between the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers? Logically speaking, it just wouldn’t have worked out for the Habs. That Fateful Day The above question has consistently come...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Determining the best draft pick in Canadiens history

We took a look at five of the worst picks the Canadiens have ever made, and now it is time to take a look at some of the best. Yesterday we took a look at five draft picks that really did not work out for the Montreal Canadiens. Of course, they have also made some picks that stand out as being legitimate steals. Today, we're going to have a look at five of those, and then take a...
Via Eyes On The Prize
1 day ago

Carey Price is 100 percent healthy, injury ‘no longer a concern,’ says goalie coach

It’s been almost exactly eight months since Carey Price last stepped on the ice for an NHL game, but the Montreal Canadiens will absolutely be ready for action come the World Cup of Hockey, according to Habs goalie coach Stephane Waite. Waite told RDS.ca that he has spent three days practicing with Price, and that the 28-year-old netminder wasn’t showing any signs of injury....
Via The Hockey News
2 days ago

Assets the Montreal Canadiens Should Make Available

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin – (Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports) All signs point to the Montreal Canadiens being done making major moves this offseason, but they shouldn’t be. Granted, they’ve made enough big deals to last a decade… speaking in general manager Marc Bergevin time anyway. However, there are plenty of holes that still need to be filled. Many...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Montreal Canadiens: Meet Andrew Shaw

At the 2016 National Hockey League Entry Draft, the Canadiens were looking to make a big selection holding the ninth overall pick. No one would have guessed that they intended to make a few notable trades that night as well. Once the draft got rolling, Commissioner Gary Bettman approached the podium and announced “we have trades to announce”. Now Canadiens fans didn’t hold...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Blackhawks president calls Andrew Shaw a “wonderful young man” and a “classic overachiever”

The trade which sent Andrew Shaw from Chicago to Montreal caught many by surprise, particularly because it sounded like Shaw and the Blackhawks were closing in on a new contract prior to the trade. It was also surprising because the Blackhawks have made it clear that Shaw was a favorite and recently club president John McDonough commented on just how much Shaw meant to the organization...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Canadiens dump analytics guy after his objection to P.K. Subban trade

In an offseason of crazy moves all around the NHL, few moves baffled just about anyone associated with the sport more than the trade the Montreal Canadiens made to send P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber. Subban, who had spent his entire career in Montreal and is one of the most popular players in recent history within the organization, was shocked at the trade...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Canadiens let go of analytics specialist Matt Pfeffer

The Montreal Canadiens are continuing to make changes both on and off the ice. Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports the team has let go of analytics specialist Matt Pfeffer. The Canadiens hired Pfeffer at the beginning of the season as a consultant. Was just informed by a source that the Montreal Canadiens let go of analytics specialist Matt Pfeffer. — Eric Engels (@EricEngels...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The true loss of the P.K. Subban trade for the Canadiens

What are we going to tell the children? The thousands that flock to the Bell Centre in 76 Subban sweaters? The millions who cheer from afar, glued to their couches, the ones that can’t afford the $200 seats of the NHL’s most venerable franchise? The countless not yet helped by P.K. Subban’s $10 million pledge to the Montreal Children’s Hospital? Subban, 27, is a hell...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens went overboard with Andrew Shaw's contract

Marc Bergevin wanted to add more grit and toughness to the Montreal Canadiens and did so by acquiring Andrew Shaw on draft day in a deal with the Chicago Blackhawks for two second-round picks. While it was a steep price for Montreal to pay, Shaw is a valuable third-liner who is a tough customer and can put the puck on net on occasion. His value boomed because of his Stanley Cup...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Eller craves stability after trade to Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) When Lars Eller was playing for the Montreal Canadiens, he was a man without a position whose name was constantly bandied about in trade talks. He wasn't comfortable. Following a trade to the Washington Capitals, Eller knows he'll start next season as the third-line center behind All-Stars Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeni Kuznetsov. And he's joining a team that...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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