CANADIENS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Carey Price unveils his second mask for the World Cup of Hockey

Price and CCM unveiled the second of his World Cup of Hockey masks. Yesterday CCM, Carey Price, and the mask's designer David Gunnarsson unveiled Price's first of two masks he ordered for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey in Toronto. Price is known to request new designs for big events, and the World Cup is no different. Today they unveiled the second mask, which is similar to...
Via Eyes On The Prize
1 hour ago

Tomas Plekanec to Captain Czech Republic at World Cup

Montreal Canadiens star forward Tomas Plekanec will captain Team Czech Republic at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, as reported by different media outlets as hokej.cz and nhl.com. The Czech-native isn’t new to this kind of responsibility on the international stage, having captained the team on multiple occasions, most notably at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. He also...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 hours ago

Canadiens 2016 Top 25 Under 25: #10 Michael McCarron

McCarron got a shot with the Canadiens last season, and gave glimpses of what his enticing toolset could bring to the club in the near future. When Michael McCarron was drafted 25th overall in 2013, even the most optimistic considered him a long-term project. Now three years after he was selected, McCarron already has 20 NHL games under his belt. He began the 2015-16 season in the...
Via Eyes On The Prize
3 hours ago

Tuesday Habs Headlines: Teammates join Will Bitten in requesting trade from the Flint Firebirds

Will Bitten is not alone in wanting out of Flint, Tomas Plekanec gets the captaincy for the Czech Republic at the World cup, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Tomas Plekanec will once again don the C representing Czech Republic at the World Cup of Hockey [Sportsnet] John Lu sat in with TSN 690 yesterday to talk Habs and the World Cup - and, surprise! All eyes...
Via Eyes On The Prize
5 hours ago

Why Does Montreal Keep Ignoring Charles Hudon?

Around this time last year, I wrote an article discussing Charles Hudon’s chances of making the Montreal Canadiens. He ultimately didn’t make the team in 2015 but that isn’t the interesting part. As the injuries piled up in Montreal, prospects were being called up from the AHL at a rapid rate but one name the Habs kept passing over was Hudon’s. He played only three games...
Via The Hockey Writers
16 hours ago

Czech Republic picks Tomas Plekanec as captain for World Cup

NEW YORK (AP) Tomas Plekanec has been chosen captain of the Czech Republic's team for the World Cup of Hockey. Plekanec was Czech captain at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and the 2012 and 2016 world hockey championships. He has been the Montreal Canadiens' alternate captain for the past two seasons. The 33-year-old center has 216 goals and 337 assists in 843 NHL games. He has 25 goals...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 Habs on the Bubble For Training Camp

With every NHL training camp, there are always more players than available roster spots. The Montreal Canadiens have a plethora of players battling for spots on the bottom two lines while a slot in the top six remains open for the taking. With prospects maturing and others working to impress, the competition will be tight to earn a spot on the roster. In particular, there are five...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Rapper Lil B gives special distinction to Canadiens affiliate

When Lil B “The Based God” talks, you better listen. The rapper is known for cursing multiple sports stars such as Kevin Durant and LeBron James. While curses are just silly voodoo, it is scary how accurate his curses have been. He hasn’t gotten involved in hockey curses quite yet, but he did just gave his blessing to an ECHL club. @BramptonBeast @ECHL you are blessed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carey Price says he feels like his ‘old self,’ ready to move past injury

Carey Price’s last minute of NHL action came more than 270 days ago — nearly nine months — and he can’t wait for the World Cup to begin so he can finally put the MCL sprain that claimed nearly his entire 2015-16 campaign in the past. In an interview with InGoal Magazine’s Kevin Woodley, Price admitted that he can’t help but think about the injury from time to time, but...
Via The Hockey News
7 days ago

Shea Weber making himself at home with Montreal Canadiens

TERREBONE, Quebec (AP) Shea Weber knows all about the outrage Montreal Canadiens fans expressed when he was acquired from Nashville for P.K. Subban. And the big defenseman knows his every move will be scrutinized and compared to the flashy Subban. The 11-year NHL veteran made it clear in his first meeting with the Montreal media since the June 29 trade that none of that will rattle...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens were poised to build on a terrific 2014-15 last year only for their season to end in November. They didn't know it at the time but the reigning Hart and Vezina winner Carey Price had his season end after only 12 games started. Most people expect the Canadiens to bounce back this year but after one of the worst trades in recent memory, it's all going to be...
Via Razzball Hockey
27 days ago  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban pokes fun at the Montreal Canadiens

P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens had a less than amicable split. Subban rubbed some people the wrong way around the Canadiens and subsequently he was traded before his no-move clause kicked in. Subban is also a well known philanthropist giving millions of dollars to the local children’s hospital in Montreal. His recent gala event was to raise money for his foundation, which supports...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens Star Powers His Shot With Bizarre Tire Drills

Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk is a young upcoming star in the NHL. Drafted third overall in the 2012 NHL Draft, the 22-yar-old, after four years in the league, is finally blossoming into the star he was projected to be. Galchenyuk finished last season with a career-high 30 goals, 26 assists and 56 points. Since becoming the Canadiens' leader on offense, the young Russian...
Via Stack
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

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
July 16, 2016  |  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
July 14, 2016  |  Discuss
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