Canadiens Rumors & News

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Andrei Markov wants to 'live for today'

    NHL.com "Of the many impressive statistics attached to his name, here is the one that first came to the mind of Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov early Saturday morning: "It took me 45 minutes to drive half a mile downtown yesterday," he said with a sigh, sitting over 7 a.m. coffee before..." July 26

  • Scrivens heading to Dynamo Minsk of KHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ben Scrivens is off to Belarus. The 29-year-old goalie has reportedly signed with Dinamo Minsk of the KHL. Scrivens made 14 starts for the Montreal Canadiens in 2015-16, failing to really take advantage of his opportunity with the Habs and finishing 5-8-0 with a .906 save percentage." July 25

  • Price’s previous injury ‘no longer a concern,’ says Habs goalie coach

    The Hockey News "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..." July 23

  • Predators see fit with P.K. Subban's personality

    Tennessean "In a sport that tends to discourage individuality, P.K. Subban is hockey's outspoken star. That is what has made him one of the NHL's most visible players. It's also what may have compelled the Canadiens to trade the defenseman to the Predators on June 29. Subban's immense popularity and..." July 23

  • Bobby Farnham Signs With Montreal Canadiens

    HockeyBuzz "The New Jersey Devils are working towards icing a faster, more skilled lineup this fall. As a result the team elected not to bring back forward Bobby Farnham, who skated a regular shift on the 4th line for much of last season after being claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh. Today Farnham..." July 22

  • Jets' Scheifele would take Weber over Subban

    The Score "Not everyone feels the Nashville Predators won the Subban-Weber trade. Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele joined Sportsnet 590 on Wednesday where he admitted if he was playing the role of general manager he would take Shea Weber over P.K. Subban. "Personally, I would take Shea Weber on my..." July 22

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • So is Shea Weber actually an ‘average’ NHL defenseman?

    The Hockey News "Some things in life are not terribly fair. And in the case of the P.K. Subban trade, much of the trade has become a referendum on the merits of Shea Weber. Last I checked, Weber didn’t ask to be traded to one of the most hockey-mad cities on the planet for a player who was universally loved by its..." July 21

  • Brendan Gallagher likes revamped Canadiens

    NHL.com "Spark-plug forward Brendan Gallagher spoke to NHL.com about a variety of topics regarding him and his Montreal Canadiens, a team that has undergone dramatic changes the past few weeks: You train during the summer in Vancouver with Milan Lucic, who as an unrestricted free agent on July 1 chose..." July 20

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Former Habs analytics consultant calls Weber an ‘average NHLer’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Having already acknowledged he “made a passionate case” in favor of keeping P.K. Subban, the former analytics consultant for the Montreal Canadiens is now calling Shea Weber an “average NHLer” and saying the return the Habs got for Subban was “so, so far outside what could be considered..." July 18

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Report: Canadiens' Analytics Guy Let Go After Telling Team Not To Trade P.K. Subban

    Deadspin "Matt Pfeffer had a one-year contract as an analytics consultant for the Montreal Canadiens, and the team reportedly informed him Wednesday that it wouldn’t be renewed for the upcoming season. According to one report, Pfeffer had strongly argued not to trade defenseman P.K. Subban, and lost more..." July 14

  • P.K. Subban gets dodgy in Part 2 of Sportsnet sit-down

    Yahoo! Sports "We had our fun with the first part of P.K. Subban’s sit-down with Sportsnet and Eric Engels, and the second part aired on Wednesday night. In it, Engels asks the questions you want asked of the former Montreal Canadiens star. And, in turn, P.K. dodges them like they’re bullets in “The Matrix”..." July 14

  • Subban speaks: 'I never envisioned myself playing for any other team'

    The Score "P.K. Subban is back in Montreal, but he won't be staying for long. Nashville's home now. The former Canadiens defenseman spoke for the first time since he was dealt to the Predators for Shea Weber in an exclusive interview with Sportsnet's Eric Engels, and said that he's most sad about the fact..." July 13

  • Molson confident Subban trade will improve Habs

    TSN "While the city of Montreal is still buzzing from the aftershock of the P.K. Subban trade, Canadiens owner and president Geoff Molson is confident that the move will make the team better next season. "P.K. was certainly a great player for our team," Molson explained to RDS at the team's AHL..." July 11

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Canadiens to move AHL affiliate to new arena in nearby Laval

    Sportsnet "The Canadiens will move their top farm team to a new rink near Montreal for the 2017-18 season. The team said Monday that the American Hockey League board of governors has approved the relocation from St. John’s, N.L. The 10,000-seat Place Bell arena is nearing completion in Laval. As..." July 11

  • Bergevin not looking back after Subban-Weber trade

    The Score "The decision to trade P.K. Subban was not an easy one for Marc Bergevin. In an interview with Dave Stubbs of NHL.com, the Montreal Canadiens general manager maintains the trading of the fan favorite and Norris Trophy-winning defenseman to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Shea Weber was..." July 10

  • Sergachev turning heads early at Canadiens camp

    Sportsnet "There are many reasons to believe that Mikhail Sergachev, the ninth-overall pick at the 2016 NHL Draft, will be playing for the Montreal Canadiens next season. He’d be the first 18-year-old defenceman to earn his way onto the team’s roster since Mathieu Schneider did it in 1987. But don’t put..." July 08

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July

    NHL.com "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • The Montreal Canadiens' contract situation means some decisions need to be made ahead of the new season

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Marc Bergevin has spent his summer adding contracts that appear to be team-friendly deals, getting roster players for much less than their expected value. Mark Barberio will take up just $750,000 of the $73 million salary cap the team has to work with this season. Daniel Carr and Sven..." July 06

  • Canadiens Ink Phillip Danault For Two-Years

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Montreal Canadiens signed another one of their pending RFAs today, as they reached a two-year deal with Phillip Danault, according to a team release. Renaud Lavoie of TVA tells us he’ll earn $912K per season. Danault is coming off his entry-level contract and was not eligible to file for..." July 05

  • Nashville, Predators fit P.K. Subban's larger-than-life personality

    Tennessean "The hockey-watching world was struggling to digest a shocking swap of top-tier NHL defensemen, and P.K. Subban was swallowing foie gras. Subban was dining on liver in Paris on Wednesday during a European vacation when he learned he had been traded to the Predators for Shea Weber. Back in North..." July 03

  • Canadiens' Radulov: 'I have to lead by example because I have a kid'

    The Score "The Montreal Canadiens took one of the biggest gambles as free agency opened Friday, signing Alexander Radulov to a one-year $5.75-million deal, and though the Russian forward's character has been questioned in the past, he insists he's matured since his last NHL stint in 2012. "I have to lead..." July 02

  • Fan furious over Subban trade leaves message for Canadiens on jersey

    The Score "There were a lot of disgruntled Montreal Canadiens fans following the team's decision to ship P.K. Subban off to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Shea Weber. One fan in particular was so furious over the trade that she wrote a message for Canadiens management on her jersey, which she..." July 02

  • Canadiens agree to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with Mikhail Sergachev

    NHL.com "Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday that the team’s first-round pick in 2016, defenseman Mikhail Sergachev, has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract (2016-17 to 2018-19). The 18-year-old Nizhnekamsk, Russia native was the Windsor Spitfires’..." July 01

  • Canadiens agree to terms on a one-year contract with free agent Al Montoya

    NHL.com "Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free agent goaltender Al Montoya. The 31-year-old Chicago native spent the last two seasons with the Florida Panthers, most recently posting a 12-7-3 record, a..." July 01

  • Canadiens agree to terms on a two-year contract with free agent Zach Redmond

    NHL.com "Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday that the team has agreed to terms on a two-year contract (2016-17 and 2017-18) with free agent defenseman Zach Redmond. Redmond, 27, appeared in 37 games with the Colorado Avalanche in 2015-16, registering six points (2..." July 01

  • Kings sign defenceman Tom Gilbert to one-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Los Angeles Kings signed free agent defenceman Tom Gilbert to a one-year contract Friday. The Kings were light on salary cap space heading into free agency and GM Dean Lombardi managed to bolster his blue line at discount, inking Gilbert to a very reasonable $1.4-million deal." July 01

  • The Habs have signed Alexander Radulov

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "This is an interesting development. Last we heard Radulov didn't find someone willing to pay his asking price in the NHL. There's no doubt about it, Radulov is a skilled player, but he does come with a risk. It's not his on-ice performance that has created waves in the past, but rather his..." July 01

  • Bergevin: Subban trade 'most difficult transaction I've ever had to make'

    The Score "For Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, nothing quite compares to P.K. Subban. Bergevin spoke to the media Wednesday after trading Subban to the Nashville Predators for captain Shea Weber and he admitted nothing he's done in his five years with the team measures up to the Subban..." June 30

  • Why the P.K. Subban trade may be the worst in Canadiens history

    Sportsnet "There is a tendency in the era of social media to overreact to big trades, pronouncing an instant winner and loser without all the details. Sometimes the “wait and see” approach is wiser and shows maturity. This is not one of those times. The Montreal Canadiens have made possibly the worst..." June 30

  • Shea Weber isn’t going ‘to try to be’ like P.K. Subban

    Pro Hockey Talk "From this day forward, Shea Weber will be compared to P.K. Subban. That’s the nature of the beast when it comes to trades, especially when they’re one-for-one deals like Wednesday’s blockbuster. The long-time Nashville Predator turned Montreal Canadiens defenseman is wise to realize that he’s a..." June 30

  • Subban feels 'a whole lot closer' to winning Stanley Cup with Predators

    NHL.com "P.K. Subban was enjoying some foie gras in a Paris restaurant when his phone rang. In the midst of his European vacation, Subban was dealt from the Montreal Canadians to the Nashville Predators, a move the all-star defenseman is already embracing. “I’m just happy,” Subban said via telephone...." June 30

  • Canadiens asked Oilers for Draisaitl, No. 4 pick, more for Subban

    The Score "It appears the Nashville Predators weren't the only club in the P.K. Subban sweepstakes. The Montreal Canadiens dealt Subban to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Shea Weber, but the Edmonton Oilers were also in talks for the Norris Trophy-winning defenseman, according to TSN's Ryan..." June 30

  • Canadiens deal P.K. Subban to Predators for Shea Weber

    Sportsnet "The P.K. Subban era is over in Montreal. The Montreal Canadiens dealt the defenceman to the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenceman Shea Weber, according to Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos." June 29

  • Andrew Shaw's agent says they didn’t ask for $4.5 million from the Blackhawks

    The Athletic "Andrew Shaw wanted to get paid in his next contract with the Blackhawks, but he wasn’t demanding anything unreasonable, his agent Pat Brisson said Tuesday. “The Blackhawks did everything they could to sign ‘Shawzsy,’” Brisson said in a phone interview on Tuesday. “They just don’t have the cap..." June 29

  • Montreal Canadiens targeting David Perron

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "One of the names which has often been hopefully tied to the Canadiens is David Perron. He spent the first six years of his career with the St. Louis Blues, and has since been traded three times. First to the Edmonton Oilers, then the Pittsburgh Penguins, and finally the Anaheim Ducks. Perron is..." June 29

  • Canadiens contacted UFA Dale Weise

    The Score "Is "Dutch Gretzky" making a return to Montreal? The Canadiens have reportedly reached out to unrestricted free agent Dale Weise with a view to bringing him back to the club on a new deal, according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN." June 28

  • Habs sign Andrew Shaw to six-year deal worth $23.4 million

    Montreal Gazette "It didn’t take long for Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin to collect Andrew Shaw’s autograph on a new contract. The Canadiens announced Monday night that Shaw has signed a six-year deal worth $23.4 million. That represents an annual cap hit of $3.9 million, which is slightly more than the..." June 28

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • Andrew Shaw is looking forward to joining the Montreal Canadiens this season

    CSN Chicago "Andrew Shaw and Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin go back a few years. It was Bergevin, when he was assistant general manager with the Blackhawks, who signed Shaw to his entry-level contract. And now they’re together again. “He likes the rat in me, the work ethic,” Shaw said on Saturday..." June 26

  • Canadiens add five players from Rounds 3-7 to 2016 draft haul

    Montreal Gazette "Andrew Shaw will miss Chicago, but the 24-year-old centre says he’s looking forward to renewing acquaintances with Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin. “He scouted me in junior and signed me to my first entry-level contract,” said Shaw, who was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks Friday..." June 26

  • Canadiens select Mikhail Sergachev ninth overall

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "There was a ton of speculation leading up to the draft that the Canadiens might look to move either up or down in the draft, rather than stand pat at ninth overall. They stayed at ninth, and decided to enlist some defensive help in the form of the Windsor Spitfires' Mikhail Sergachev. This is..." June 26

  • Canadiens select Will Bitten 70th overall

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The Canadiens may have given up their two second-round picks to get Andrew Shaw, but they still have some picks to make today. One of those was of course the 70th overall selection, and they went with Will Bitten from the Flint Firebirds Bitten is a great pick at 70. He definitely slid down in..." June 26

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

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