Canadiens Rumors & News

  • Canadiens opt for four alternate captains this season "Forwards Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec and defensemen Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban will serve as alternate captains for the Montreal Canadiens this season, the team announced Monday. Brian Gionta, who had been the captain the previous four seasons, signed with the Buffalo Sabres during..." September 15

  • Summer about over for Habs’ Pacioretty

    Montreal Gazette "The game remains a wonderful, enduring memory for Max Pacioretty, a match that counted not for a single point in the standings, one that did nothing to fatten his statistics. This was a mostly meaningless 2-1 preseason Canadiens victory over the Detroit Red Wings at the Bell Centre on Sept. 30,..." September 14

  • P.K. Subban: ‘I’m not trying to change the game of hockey’ "As if Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban wasn't already going to light up the red carpet at the 2014 NHL Awards with his gregarious and convivial personality, he turned it up a notch when he arrived in a bright orange linen suit with a glitzy gold watch on his left wrist and his lavish new..." September 14

  • Bozon at Habs’ rookie camp after battling meningitis

    Hockey Inside Out "The focus was on Tim Bozon on the first day of the Canadiens’ rookie camp Friday in Brossard. Bozon’s season with the WHL’s Kootenay Ice was cut short following a game in Saskatoon on Feb. 28 when he ended up in the hospital with meningitis. “I could have died, I could have lost my legs, my..." September 13

  • Canadiens to retire Lapointe's jersey on Nov. 8 "Former Montreal Canadiens defenseman Guy Lapointe will have his No. 5 raised to the rafters at Bell Centre as part of a ceremony prior to the Nov. 8 game against the Minnesota Wild, the Canadiens announced Friday. Lapointe, who works as a scout for the Wild, will become the 18th player in..." September 12

  • P.K. Subban makes his case for captaincy of the Canadiens "The first rule of the captaincy is like the first rule of Fight Club. You do not talk about it. If you want to be an NHL captain, you can say so, because it’s such an honor. But you stop there. You say it’s up to management and the coaches. You say lots of your teammates are deserving. You say..." September 11

  • NHL veteran Saku Koivu announces his retirement "There will be no storybook homecoming in Montreal for Saku Koivu or a season spent elsewhere as a mentor. The 39-year-old centre has decided against playing a 19th year in the NHL and announced his retirement Wednesday. There is believed to have been some interest in Koivu after the Anaheim..." September 10

  • Pacioretty eager to help lead Canadiens "It may have been a sign of things to come when it was pointed out to Max Pacioretty that his likeness in EA Sports' new NHL 15 is wearing the captain's "C," and the Montreal Canadiens left wing smiled when he was asked if he knows something that has not yet been shared with the rest of the hockey..." September 07

  • Brodeur willing to back up Price with Canadiens

    Toronto Sun "Goaltender Martin Brodeur says he'd be willing to finish his Hall of Fame career with his hometown Montreal Canadiens. The 42-year-old has previously said he's “80% sure” he’s coming back for a 21ST NHL season and told QMI Agency this week that he would have no problem backing up Carey Price in..." September 06

  • Markov represents Montreal’s other pricey extension

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Montreal Canadiens spared little expense when it came to locking up crucial defensemen this offseason, yet it’s easy to see why they decided to roll the dice. At least, that certainly seemed to be the case regarding the expensive extensions they inked with P.K. Subban and Andrei..." August 24

  • Habs’ Eller at ease with new deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "After signing a new four-year contract with the Canadiens in July, center Lars Eller enters his fifth season in Montreal at ease with his situation. Eller came to terms on a new deal, which will pay him $14 million over the next four seasons, just ahead of arbitration. “I’m happy to be here..." August 24

  • Canadiens' Galchenyuk poised for breakout season "The Montreal Canadiens went through one of the worst seasons in franchise history in 2011-12, but the reward was the chance to select Alex Galchenyuk with the No. 3 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, who was hired seven weeks prior to that draft, never had any..." August 21

  • Alex Kovalev doesn't think Subban is worth the money

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Of all the people to criticize P.K. Subban's style of play, you would think that the last person on earth to do so would be Alex Kovalev. You would think that a player who was often criticized unfairly would sympathize with another player who is often subjected to the same, especially since both..." August 20

  • Bozon back on skates after battling meningitis

    Montreal Gazette "Tim Bozon figures he’s worked harder this summer than any other. “I had to. I had to do two times more than normal,” the 20-year-old Canadiens prospect said this week from his family’s home near Cannes in the south of France. This hasn’t been a regular spring or summer for Bozon, whose..." August 17

  • P.K. Subban turns his attention to Habs training camp preparation

    The Globe and Mail "There have been no impulse purchases of luxury items, just the comforting drudgery of work. In fairness, P.K. Subban was already wealthy enough to afford pretty well any toy he wanted before he signed his eight-year, $72-million contract extension earlier this month. Life, he says, hasn’t..." August 13

  • Canadiens owner had final word on P.K. Subban, to shock of no one

    Yahoo! Sports "There are some signings that a general manager makes that don’t need a tremendous amount of discussion with his team owner. If Marc Bergevin wants to throw $850,000 at Manny Malhotra, we’re sure Geoff Molson wasn't burning the midnight oil going over faceoff stats from the AHL Charlotte..." August 11

  • New Hab Parenteau can’t wait for training camp to start

    Hockey Inside Out "New Canadiens right-winger P.A. Parenteau can’t wait for training camp to start next month and to play his first game in bleu-blanc-rouge. “We’re almost a month away from training camp now … it’s exciting,” Parenteau said during a live YouTube Q&A session with fans set up by the Canadiens on..." August 10

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Flyers have agreed to terms with ex-#Habs centre Ryan White on a one-year, two-way deal.

  • Subban wasn’t fazed by arbitration hearing with Habs

    Hockey Inside/Out "ome Canadiens fans have been worried about what the impact of going to an arbitration hearing with P.K. Subban will have on the defenceman, who had to listen to management express what the club doesn’t like about his game during the process. But Subban told Bob McCown of Sportsnet 590 The Fan..." August 06

  • Subban’s $72M deal richest in Habs history

    Montreal Gazette "It seems Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin isn’t afraid to admit when he has made a mistake. Bergevin failed to reach a long-term agreement with restricted free-agent defenceman P.K Subban before an arbitration hearing Friday morning in Toronto and it appeared the two sides were drifting..." August 04

  • Canadiens agree to terms on an 8-year contract with defenseman P.K. Subban "Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Saturday that the team has agreed to terms on an eight-year contract extension with defenseman P.K. Subban (2014-15 to 2021-22). “We are very pleased to have reached a long term agreement with P.K. Subban. This agreement helps..." August 03

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Keep in mind that the first two seasons of P.K. Subban's extension can not be protected with a no-trade clause because they are RFA years.

  • Subban, Canadiens headed to arbitration "The Montreal Canadiens are headed to arbitration with star defenceman P.K. Subban. No last-minute deal was concluded before Subban’s scheduled 9 a.m. ET arbitration hearing. The Canadiens have reportedly offered US$5.25 million for next season while Subban’s camp countered with $8.5..." August 02

  • Subban's agent: deal with Canadiens can be reached "P.K. Subban's agent said Wednesday he believes there is time to reach a deal with the Montreal Canadiens before an arbitration hearing scheduled for Friday. "There's always enough time in that respect," Don Meehan told Sportsnet 590 The Fan's "Prime Time Sports," according to..." August 01

  • Price (knee) won’t start skating ’til mid-August

    Pro Hockey Talk "The good news for Carey Price is that he hasn’t — and won’t — require surgery on his hyperextended knee. The bad news, however, is that he’s going to be off ice for a while longer. “I was lucky and unlucky at the same time,” Price said of his season-ending injury, per the Tri-City Herald...." July 31

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    Ken Campbell @THNKenCampbell

    P.K. Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration and the Canadiens are seeking $5.25 million on a one-year deal.

  • P.K. Subban drinks beer from Stanley Cup with Seth Rogen

    Yahoo! Sports "P.K. Subban has yet to lead the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup. But he's led Seth Rogen to the Stanley Cup, through the siren’s song of Canadian beer. Rogen’s “Hilarity For Charity,” which seeks to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, was in Montreal as a part of the Just For Laughs..." July 28

  • Subban wants to 'be a lifer' with Canadiens "Defenseman P.K. Subban reiterated that he intends to sign with the Montreal Canadiens long term as his arbitration hearing approaches. "Obviously I remain adamant on remaining in Montreal and being a Montreal Canadien, and not just for a long time but hopefully for the rest of my career, and be..." July 27

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    Hockey Central @SNHockeyCentral

    Done deal. MT Lars @Eller_89 Very happy to be a part of the Montreal Canadiens for 4 more years! @CanadiensMTL

  • Leaving Habs was ‘family decision’ for Brisebois

    Hockey Inside/Out "Patrice Brisebois, who left his job as a player-development coach with the Canadiens last week, spoke with The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs Tuesday evening to explain his decision, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family – wife Michèle and preteen daughters Alexandra and Patricia-Rose (photo..." July 23

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Eller (MON) requests $3.1M...Canadiens counter with $1.65M

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    Jeff Marek @JeffMarek

    Habs announce they've signed 1st rd pick Nikita Scherbak and his size 13 (!) skates to a 3-year entry level deal.

  • Lucic regrets handshake-line actions, but isn’t apologizing

    The Hockey News "The wrist injury Milan Lucic suffered in Game 7 of the Boston Bruins second-round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens is healing quite nicely, thank you very much. But the ignominy he and the Bruins suffered in that same game, well, that’s taking a little longer to wear off. Shortly..." July 20

  • Brisebois quits as Habs’ player development coach

    Montreal Gazette "Former Canadiens defenceman Patrice Brisebois is leaving his job as the Habs’ player development coach. “It was Patrice’s decision to move on for family reasons,” said Donald Beauchamp, the team’s senior vice-president of communications and community relations. The 43-year-old Brisebois, who..." July 18

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    Аrpon Basu @ArponBasu

    Jiri Sekac said he was offered contract extension in Dec. from his KHL team. Agent @walsha told him to wait, NHL offers will come. They did.

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Sometime before the deadline -- which is in 35 mins -- PK Subban will file for arbitration

  • Alex Kovalev officially retires after 24 years playing pro hockey "Alex Kovalev hasn't played an NHL game in close to two years but all along he remained an active player, spending last season in the Swiss second league. He remains a player no more; on Thursday he announced his retirement from the game for good. "I'd have loved to play until I'm 50 but the..." July 03

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Cody Franson was TOR player going to MTL for Gorges. Would have think he's still in play with TOR acquisition of Polak and Robidas.

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    MON looking at G Joey MacDonald on a two-way.

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    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    Quiet on #Canadiens PK Subban talks. No significant offer going into July1st. Make note #NHL teams now free to make offer sheets to RFA's

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Habs sign D Mike Weaver to 1-year deal.

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    Damien Cox @DamoSpin

    Josh Gorges makes it clear on Sportsnet he just couldn't get over MTL's bitter rivalry with TOR to agree to join the Leafs.

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Tom Gilbert to MON

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    12 teams were interested in Jiri Sekac. The KHL player who played in Prague is likely to sign in Montreal. #tvasports

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Toronto still waiting and hopeful Josh Gorges will have a change of heart. Otherwise, interest shifts to D.Boyle or Stephane Robidas. #FAF

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Habs trade Josh Gorges to Buffalo for a second round pick in 2016. Gorges goes to Buffalo instead of Toronto.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    As per @TSNBobMcKenzie, Montreal Canadiens sign Manny Malhotra, one year, $850k

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    D.Boyle expects 4 offers. Washington is believed to have joined a group of teams that also includes Tor, Mtl, Det, NYR and Tampa Bay. #FAF

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    Aaron Ward @aaronward_nhl

    Appears to be 5-6 teams expressing interest in Radim Vrbata. Teams include TB,MTL,SJ and BOS. #TSN

  • Montreal robbed Colorado in swapping Daniel Briere for P.A. Parenteau and a 5th "Here’s the thing with Danny Briere: he’s not very good any more. I have a ton of respect for his talent, his career, and the man he is, but as far as being an effective NHLer goes at age 36 (37 by the time next season starts), the reality is that it just ain’t there anymore. Briere is a guy who..." July 01