Canadiens Rumors & News

  • Sharks' first-period goals hold up in 2-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Montreal is struggling to score these days, and San Jose goalie Martin Jones made sure Friday night it stayed that way. Jones outdueled Carey Price as the Sharks continued their home domination of the Canadiens with a 2-1 win at sold-out SAP Center. Brent Burns and..." December 03

  • Canadiens coach Michel Therrien seeks better net presence

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens have never enjoyed a lot of success in California, but you have to go way back to find the team’s last win here. It was Nov. 23, 1999, Réjean Houle was the general manager, Alain Vigneault was behind the bench and Saku Koivu was in his first season as the Canadiens’..." December 02

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Doesn’t seem like Marc Bergevin is ‘kicking down doors’ on trade front

    Fanrag Sports "With a 16-4-2 mark, general manager Marc Bergevin and the Montreal Canadiens have a three-point cushion over both the New York Rangers (15-7-1) and the Chicago Blackhawks (14-6-3) for the league lead in points, with a game in hand on each team. It has been said that Canadiens are ‘all in’ this..." December 01

  • Gibson guides Ducks past Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- On a night in which fans received his bobbleheaded likeness, goalie John Gibson played the pivotal role as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the NHL's leading team. Gibson tied a career high with 39 saves while leading the Ducks to a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday..." November 30

  • Canadiens F Hudon out indefinitely with fractured sternum

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens forward Charles Hudon is out indefinitely with a fractured sternum, the team announced Saturday. Hudon, 22, has largely played with the Canadiens' AHL affiliate this season, scoring 14 points in 15 games. He has two assists in three games in the NHL this season." November 26

  • Galchenyuk scores in OT to lift Canadiens past Red Wings

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Montreal Canadiens were outplayed for more than 40 minutes after the first period but won anyway. Alex Galchenyuk's goal 3:37 into overtime gave the Canadiens a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena. "We got a really good start, but..." November 26

  • Habs F Lehkonen to rejoin team for trip

    TSN "The Montreal Canadiens will have forward Artturi Lehkonen with them when they embark on a five-game road trip this weekend. Injured Habs Nathan Beaulieu and Brian Flynn, however, will not travel with the team. Both are out with upper-body injuries. Lehkonen, who has been out with an..." November 25

  • Pacioretty, Habs edge Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens have been waiting for some offense from their second line. On this night, they came through. Max Pacioretty struck early in the third period, and Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher snapped point droughts with an assist each to lift the Canadiens to a 2-1..." November 24

  • Radulov happy, willing to talk extension with Canadiens

    Sportsnet "We can put the Alex Semin comparisons to bed now, can’t we? With off-season acquisition Alexander Radulov proving a fast fit with the Montreal Canadiens, his agent is reportedly prepared to consider a long-term extension with the club should general manager Marc Bergevin be interested. “He..." November 24

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Habs' Beaulieu leaves game after hit by puck

    TSN "Montreal Canadiens defenceman Nathan Beaulieu left Tuesday's game against the Ottawa Senators after being hit by the puck in the head/neck area off a Derick Brassard shot." November 23

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • Karlsson scores winner as Sens edge Habs

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Finally, the Ottawa Senators' offense broke through. Held to two goals or fewer in regulation or overtime in 12 straight games, four different Senators scored to lift Ottawa to a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. Mike Hoffman, Derick..." November 22

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • Brendan Gallagher on the Shootout: I Have no Moves and I Hate the Shootout

    The Comeback "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. Shootouts, after an initial positive reaction, have become a novelty, of sorts. Gallagher, who’s not exactly a..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Canadiens claim 2-1 victory over Maple Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Alex Radulov spent the week at home, recovering from an illness. He returned Saturday night and didn't miss a beat. The skilled winger picked up a pair of assists to help the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Bell Centre. The two..." November 19

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Gallagher in uncharted territory as goal drought continues

    Sportsnet "These are uncharted waters for Brendan Gallagher. The plucky winger has set a new career-high by going 12 games without a goal, and it hasn’t been for lack of effort. In fact, on Friday—as part of a dominant performance from the Canadiens in Carolina—Gallagher had nine shot attempts and..." November 19

  • Hurricanes rally to beat Habs

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The third period hasn't exactly been kind to the Carolina Hurricanes early in the season as one of the youngest teams in the NHL is trying to learn how to win. The Hurricanes scored a combined eight goals in the third period in their first 14 games. But Carolina scored..." November 18

  • Welcome Martin Hanzal to the trade rumor mill

    Pro Hockey Talk "There’s a youth movement going on in Arizona, so it’s not entirely surprising to hear veteran center Martin Hanzal pop up in trade rumors. On Thursday, Sportsnet’s Eric Engels was told Hanzal “could be on the move soon,” adding the Canadiens were one of the teams in the hunt. Engels’ report..." November 17

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • Ekblad lifts Panthers over Habs in OT

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens' franchise-record home winning streak is no more. Defenseman Aaron Ekblad scored at 2:59 of overtime to lift the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre, snapping Montreal's home ice streak at 10..." November 15

  • Dominik Hasek: Carey Price ‘is amazing right now’

    Sportsnet "If it seems as though goaltender Carey Price is chasing a piece of history every time he steps in front of the Montreal Canadiens’ net, it’s because lately he is. Last Saturday, Price set an NHL record by achieving his 10th consecutive win to start a season. And as Arpon Basu of pointed..." November 15

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • Kane lifts sizzling Blackhawks over Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Montreal Canadiens goaltender Al Montoya could only tip his cap -- make that his mask -- after a dazzling maneuver and off-balance goal by Chicago Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane. "There's not many guys that can make that play," Montoya said. "He's one of two, and I think..." November 13

  • Price, Shaw keep Canadiens perfect at home

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens, backed by goaltender Carey Price at the peak of his considerable powers, have put themselves in position to grab a piece of an NHL record. The Canadiens, backed by a 25-save shutout by Price in a 5-0 victory against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday at the..." November 12

  • Balanced scoring helps Canadiens dethrone Kings

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Facing a formidable possession team, the Montreal Canadiens proved they can be just as strong with the puck. The Canadiens were in control on the shot clock and the scoreboard early and delivered one of their best efforts of the season in a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on..." November 10

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Byron gives Habs late winner over Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Paul Byron was given an opportunity and the speedy winger made the most of it. Promoted to the top line as an injury replacement, Byron poked home the rebound of an Alexander Radulov shot at 18:58 of the third period to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Boston..." November 08

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • Canadiens bounce back from shellacking with victory

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens knew they needed to be better after one of their worst outings in franchise history. And, with some help from their netminder, they got the job done. Five different goal-scorers connected for Montreal and Carey Price made 34 saves the Canadiens skated away..." November 05

  • Blue Jackets embarrass Canadiens, 10-0

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Led by team captain Nick Foligno's three-point night, the Columbus Blue Jackets embarrassed the Montreal Canadiens 10-0, handing them their first regular season loss in front of 14,436 at Nationwide Arena on Friday. The 10 goals scored by the Blue Jackets are the most..." November 04

  • Habs say it’s ‘way too early’ for Radulov extension

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alex Radulov‘s latest NHL return has gone swimmingly — three goals and eight points in 10 games thus far — and he’s played a big role in the club’s scintillating 9-0-1 start. This, unsurprisingly, has some fans clamoring for Montreal to get him re-signed. To that, GM Marc Bergevin has a..." November 04

  • What can possibly go wrong after 9-0-1 start?

    Hockey Inside/Out "The Canadiens are now off to an even better start this season than they had last year. In fact, their 9-0-1 record after Wednesday night’s 3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks is the best 10-game start in Canadiens history. What could possibly go wrong? It was at this point last season —..." November 04

  • Bob McKenzie: Canadiens would ideally like to add a defenseman

    Today's Slapshot "NHL team fan bases love them some trade rumblings, and there have been some involving the Montreal Canadiens lately. Let’s begin with Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, who had a note on this subject Monday afternoon on NHL Network. “I think even before they sent Mikhail Sergachev down they were..." November 03

  • Habs blank Canucks for 8th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens made history with a 3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night at the Bell Centre. Nathan Beaulieu, Torrey Mitchell and Alexander Radulov scored to extend the Canadiens' winning streak to eight games, giving them the most points (19) through 10..." November 02

  • Report: NHL may restrict All-Star Game to only ‘bona fide players

    The Hockey News "It looks as though the NHL is going to restrict the likes of John Scott from the All-Star Game by placing parameters around the definition of NHL player. Even though the NHL plans to continue to have populist voting for the All-Star Game, it’s still unclear whether or not the John Scott..." November 02

  • Bankruptcy may end Bauer endorsements for top NHL stars

    TSN "Alex Ovechkin, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and other high-profile NHL players may find their endorsement contacts with Bauer hockey cancelled as early as Monday because the equipment manufacturer’s parent company is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection, a person familiar with the matter..." October 31

  • Canadiens send rookie Sergachev down to OHL

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens have assigned defenceman Mikhail Sergachev to the Windsor Spitfires in the Ontario Hockey League. Sergachev played just three games in the National Hockey League, and thus Montreal will not burn the first year of his entry-level contract. The 18-year-old was selected..." October 31

  • Entry-level contract decisions looming for a number of NHL teams

    TSN "Now that Connor McDavid has played nine games this season, the Edmonton Oilers will have to decide whether he plays No. 10 and burns a year on his entry-level contract. Uh, never mind on that one. This admittedly lame attempt at humour does underline two things, though. One, McDavid,..." October 31

  • Price, Weber help Canadiens rake Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- A healthy Carey Price. A functioning power play. Seven wins in a row. Price stopped 36 shots and Shea Weber scored the winner on the power play to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. "He's so..." October 30

  • Canadiens to target defender via trade, send Sergachev down

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens rookie defenceman Mikhail Sergachev was not in the lineup again Saturday night, making it the fifth straight game he was made a healthy scratch. With just three games played, he can still suit up for six more before a season is burned off his entry-level contract. The Habs..." October 30

  • Will the Canadiens send Mikhail Sergachev back to the OHL?

    Sportsnet "Mikhail Sergachev‘s days in the NHL this season appear to be numbered after the rookie defenceman sat out his fourth-straight game Thursday night. Sergachev, 18, didn’t find the Canadiens’ defensive pairings for their home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Russian, who was drafted..." October 28