Canadiens Rumors & News

  • Habs break out in third to beat Stars

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens have scored most of their goals this season in the third period, and it continued Tuesday night. Montreal scored three times in the final frame to skate away with a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars at Bell Centre. Max Pacioretty, Brendan Gallagher,..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Canadiens sign defenseman Victor Mete

    NHL.com "Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Monday that the team has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry level contract (2017-18 to 2019-20) with defenseman Victor Mete. The 18-year-old defenseman collected 44 points (15 goals, 29 assists) in 50 regular season games with the..." March 27

  • Markov's two goals help Canadiens past Senators

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- A stalwart on the Montreal Canadiens' blue line for 16 seasons, Andrei Markov showed Saturday night that age isn't anything but a number. The 38-year-old scored two goals in a game for the first time in three years and added an assist to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-1 win..." March 25

  • Canadiens ink 207th overall pick Jeremiah Addison to entry-level deal

    NHL.com "Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, announced Friday that the team has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry level contract (2017-18 to 2019-20) with forward Jeremiah Addison. In 51 regular season games with the OHL's Windsor Spitfires in 2016-17, the 5'11'' and 184 lbs forward..." March 24

  • Stempniak nets pair to lead Hurricanes past Habs

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Carolina Hurricanes are one of the youngest teams in the NHL this season but it was a wily veteran who helped them continue their recent hot stretch. Lee Stempniak, 34, scored a pair to lift the Hurricanes to a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night at the Bell..." March 23

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Canadiens’ Paul Byron earns nomination for Bill Masterton Trophy

    Sportsnet "If it wasn’t for YouTube, Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byron might not be in the position he currently finds himself in. On Sunday Byron scored his 20th goal of the season as part of a 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators, and on Wednesday he was informed that the Montreal chapter of the..." March 23

  • Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty expects NHLers to go to 2018 Olympics

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty has joined the chorus of players speaking out about the possibility the NHL won’t participate in the 2018 Olympics. “People want to see us go, we want to go,” said Pacioretty, who represented the United States at the 2014 Sochi Games. “I think it helps..." March 22

  • Mantha pushes Wings past Habs in OT

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Anthony Mantha sure likes scoring against his hometown team. The 22-year-old, who hails from Longueuil, Quebec, on Montreal's south shore, scored a highlight-reel goal to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night at the Bell..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Byron helps Canadiens get past Senators

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin went for grit over goals at the trade deadline, trusting Montreal's secondary scoring to eventually return. It has, ultimately propelling the Canadiens to a 4-1 over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night at the Bell Centre. Paul Byron..." March 19

  • Radulov's shootout goal sends Canadiens past Senators

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- The Montreal Canadiens are forging a reputation as the comeback kids of the NHL. Alexander Radulov's shootout goal was the finishing touch on the Canadiens' 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators in a first-place battle Saturday night at Canadian Tire Centre. The Canadiens..." March 18

  • Alexander Radulov Denies Rumors Of Eight-Year Contract Demand

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When it hit the rumor mill yesterday that Alexander Radulov had asked for an eight-year contract, it seemed far fetched. In our article about it, we even threw that idea out the window as a negotiating tactic and something the Canadiens would obviously not do. As it turns out, Radulov denies it..." March 17

  • Senators, Canadiens will meet outdoors in Ottawa in NHL100 Classic

    CBC Sports "The Ottawa Senators will host the Montreal Canadiens in an outdoor NHL game at TD Place on December 16. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement at a news conference Friday morning at the Château Laurier in Ottawa. It will be the league's 23rd outdoor game, and will coincide..." March 17

  • Sens/Habs to play at TD place

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens will meet an outdoor game next season, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. According to Garrioch, the matchup will be announced Friday and take place on Dec. 17 at TD Place. The game will take place three weeks after the 105th Grey Cup and..." March 16

  • Blackhawks take division, conference lead with 4-2 victory

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Patrick Kane is working his way toward another Art Ross Trophy. The Chicago Blackhawks winger scored a goal and two assists to lift his team to a 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. He now has 76 points on the season as he keeps pace with..." March 14

  • Mixed emotions for Desharnais as he faces former team

    Edmonton Sun "There will be no pound of flesh storyline with Edmonton Oilers centre David Desharnais, who weighs about 170 pounds with gusts to 175 if he wanted to dive into a heaping plate of poutine. Try as we might, there’s no big revenge angle with Desharnais playing the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday even..." March 12

  • Habs storm back late to beat Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- With the Montreal Canadiens, it's never over until it's over. The Edmonton Oilers learned that lesson the hard way Sunday when they watched Montreal score four goals in the final 6:27 to post their 10th third-period comeback win of the season -- a 4-1 stunner at Rogers..." March 12

  • Gaudreau's 4-point night powers Flames past Habs

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Johnny Gaudreau was happy to chip in offensively, but he was even more impressed with the play of goalie Brian Elliott. Gaudreau had a goal and three assists as the Calgary Flames beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-0 on Thursday for their eighth consecutive win, while Elliott..." March 10

  • Byron's fluky OT goal lifts Habs over Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- It was a painful surprise, but one Paul Byron could grin about later. Alex Galchenyuk's shot deflected off Bryon and past Vancouver goaltender Ryan Miller 1:13 into overtime as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Canucks 2-1 Tuesday to extend their winning streak..." March 08

  • Canadiens’ confidence continues to swell under Julien

    Sportsnet "The gestation period is over. When Claude Julien took over from Michel Therrien as Montreal Canadiens coach on Feb. 14, he knew it was just a matter of time before the system he was implementing would become second nature for his players. After notching their sixth straight win — this one by..." March 08

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Nikita Kucherov leads 3 Stars of the Week

    NHL.com "Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 5. FIRST STAR - NIKITA KUCHEROV, RW, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Kucherov led the NHL..." March 06

  • New Canadiens finding ways to contribute to winning streak

    Sportsnet "It was after a 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins that Carey Price said the Montreal Canadiens had seemingly lost their identity. The Canadiens had dropped five of six games leading into the Feb. 12 contest by playing on their heels. The speed-game that had them to start the season with a 13-1-1..." March 05

  • Price, Canadiens continue mastery of Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Carey Price continued his mastery over the New York Rangers Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, making 26 saves and leading the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory in the opener of their four-game road trip. Price is 15-5-1 in 22 career appearances against the Rangers. Only..." March 04

  • Habs re-sign Terry, their leading AHL scorer

    Pro Hockey Talk "Chris Terry’s banner campaign has paid off. Terry, the 27-year-old winger that’s lighting up the American League, has agreed to a one-year extension with Montreal, the club announced on Friday. Signed last summer to a one-year, two-way deal, Terry has been outstanding for St. John’s this..." March 03

  • Byron scores in dying seconds to propel Habs over Preds

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said after the trade deadline that he trusted his players to get their struggling offensive games back on track. Just over 24 hours later, two of them did just that. Paul Byron snapped a 13-game goal drought when his shot squeaked..." March 02

  • Subban returns to Montreal with narrative now on his side

    Sportsnet "We expected P.K. Subban’s return to Montreal to be nothing short of dramatic. That he arrived here on trade deadline day—during the NHL’s busiest hours of the season—and kicked things off with a visit to the Montreal Children’s Hospital to receive an award from Canada’s Governor General in..." March 01

  • Canadiens acquire forward Andreas Martinsen from Avalanche

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens have acquired forward Andreas Martinsen from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Sven Andrighetto." March 01

  • Kings send King to Canadiens

    TSN "The Montreal Canadiens have acquired Dwight King from the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2018. King owns eight goals and seven assists in 63 games this season. The winger stand 6'4" and 229 lbs. adding size to the Canadiens roster. He scored seven goals and tallied..." March 01

  • Canadiens acquire veteran forward Steve Ott from Red Wings

    Montreal Gazette "Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin was working late after the Canadiens 1-0 overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. At 12:33 a.m., the Canadiens sent out a news release announcing they had acquired veteran forward Steve Ott from the Detroit Red Wings..." March 01

  • Oilers Acquire Desharnais From Canadiens For Brandon Davidson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Per TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie, the Montreal Canadiens have dealt David Desharnais to the Edmonton Oilers for Brandon Davidson. The Canadiens also retained 20% of Desharnais’ contract as well, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun. With the move, the Oilers grab a center they were seeking, who can..." March 01

  • Canadiens take down Blue Jackets in OT

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens thought they scored the winning goal early in overtime, only to be denied. A few minutes later, there was no mistake. Alex Galchenyuk scored on a power play at 3:53 of the extra session to give the Canadiens a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on..." February 28

  • Pacioretty helps Canadiens pull off OT win over Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- The captain came to the rescue Monday night and the Montreal Canadiens rallied for a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. Montreal captain Max Pacorietty scored twice in the third period, including the game-tying goal with 53..." February 27

  • Stars send Jordie Benn to Montreal for Greg Pateryn, 4th-round draft pick

    Fanrag Sports "According to an official statement released by the franchise on Monday afternoon, the Montreal Canadiens have acquired defenseman Jordie Benn from the Dallas Stars. In exchange, the Stars have acquired fellow defenseman Greg Pateryn in addition to a 2017 fourth-round draft pick. It is also..." February 27

  • Things might be starting to correct for heavily-questioned Andrew Shaw

    Sportsnet "Andrew Shaw sold out. With his Montreal Canadiens tied 2-2 in three-on-three overtime, he sensed an opportunity and blazed a streak right up the centre of the ice. Having spotted his on-the-move teammate, Tomas Plekanec chipped the puck to the centre of the ice and the second Toronto Maple Leafs..." February 26

  • Canadiens beginning to make progress under Claude Julien

    Sportsnet "Sometimes it pays to take a step back and see the forest for the trees. The Montreal Canadiens are in one of those times, where fan frustration has been at a rolling boil for a few weeks, and the axing of Michel Therrien did little to quell it since Claude Julien couldn’t immediately fix the..." February 25

  • Shaw's OT goal gives Canadiens 14th straight win over Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO --The Montreal Canadiens have the Toronto Maple Leafs' number and it's 14. Andrew Shaw put a backhand behind Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen at 1:06 of overtime Saturday night to give Montreal a 3-2 victory for their 14th straight win over Toronto and fourth this season...." February 25

  • Canadiens draft lottery near-miss on Matthews really stings now

    Sportsnet "In an alternate universe, Auston Matthews could have been wearing the bleu, blanc et rouge. My goodness, how much different might we be looking at this version of the Montreal Canadiens if it included a 19-year-old franchise centre? When the lottery balls were drawn by commissioner Gary..." February 25

  • Shaw denies Therrien dressing down report

    Montreal Gazette "After Thursday’s morning skate in Brossard, the Canadiens’ Andrew Shaw was asked about a report that he had been the target of a verbal tirade in the locker room from former coach Michel Therrien that another player — believed to be goalie Carey Price — had to step in to stop. The story, which..." February 24

  • Greiss, Islanders shut out Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens appeared to be headed in the right direction with a big road win Tuesday. Then they got stopped in their tracks Thursday night. The Canadiens once again failed to string wins together with a 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre. "We..." February 23

  • 10 NHL teams that could make a splash at the trade deadline

    Fox Sports "The NHL's March 1 trade deadline is quickly approaching, which means rumors and speculation surrounding possible moves will be flying. With quite a lot of parity across the league, several bubble teams are facing some tough decisions surrounding whether to buy or sell. We've already..." February 23

  • Canadiens edge Rangers in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Paul Byron committed the cardinal sin during pregame warmups on Tuesday night and did so against Carey Price, considered by some in Montreal to be the second coming -- of Patrick Roy, anyway -- and left the goaltender wincing in pain. Byron redeemed himself by scoring the..." February 21

  • Canadiens sent league-wide memo stating Pateryn available for trade

    Sportsnet "Greg Pateryn will replace Nikita Nesterov in the Montreal Canadiens lineup Tuesday but it could be one of the final games he plays in a Habs uniform. Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin sent a league-wide memo to fellow GMs indicating that Pateryn is available for a trade." February 21

  • Julien under pressure to help Galchenyuk improve in his own end

    Sportsnet "When Alex Galchenyuk forced a pass right through the middle of his own zone and gifted Patrik Laine a golden scoring opportunity, it was just one of several glaring mistakes he made in the Montreal Canadiens‘ 3-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets last Saturday. But that mistake, which Canadiens..." February 20

  • Canadiens weren’t only team in pursuit of Claude Julien

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens were not the only team in pursuit of head coach Claude Julien, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. “It was well known that the Boston Bruins had been asked by several teams to have permission to talk to Claude Julien,” Friedman said Saturday on Hockey Night in..." February 19

  • Canadiens may need to think long term if they want to keep Radulov

    Sportsnet "If the Montreal Canadiens want to keep Alexander Radulov beyond this season, they may have to consider a long-term deal. The right-winger is currently on a one-year, $5.75-million contract and is looking to “hit a home run” in his impending free agency, said Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos during..." February 19

  • Term the big sticking point between Radulov, Canadiens

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s easy to forget all the years Alexander Radulov spent overseas and to assume that he’s in the beginning of his prime. The reality is that he’s already 30, making a long-term deal considerably riskier for the Montreal Canadiens. During Saturday’s edition of Sportsnet’s Headlines, Nick..." February 19