Canadiens Rumors & News

  • Montreal creeps back into playoff race with back-to-back wins

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Sven Andrighetto scored the winning goal in the fifth round of a shootout to give the Canadiens a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon at the Bell Centre. Andrighetto was the only player to score in the shootout as Ben Scrivens backed up a strong performance in..." February 08

  • Montreal looking to move some vets?

    PensBurgh "As of tomorrow, Monday 2/8, it will be exactly 3 weeks to the NHL trading deadline. With many teams close to a playoff berth, there won't figure to be too many sellers of players at this year's deadline. Per Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, the Montreal Canadiens may be one. Montreal GM Marc..." February 08

  • Canadiens listening to offers on Fleischmann, Weise, Gilbert

    The Score "The Montreal Canadiens aren't in fire-sale mode yet, but they're keeping an ear to the ground. The club is currently listening to offers on forwards Tomas Fleischmann and Dale Weise, as well as defenseman Tom Gilbert, according to the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch. Fleischmann, Weise, and..." February 07

  • Subban stifles McDavid as Habs beat Oilers

    Montreal Gazette "So much for The Connor McDavid Show. The Edmonton Oilers’ rookie sensation was billed as the headline act at the Bell Centre on Saturday afternoon, but the Canadiens shut him down, holding the 19-year-old without even a shot on goal in 17:56 of ice time en route to a 5-1 victory. It wasn’t..." February 06

  • Canadiens try to stay positive "The Montreal Canadiens appear to be just about the only ones who still believe they can make the Stanley Cup Playoffs. If they want to prove it's still possible, they'll have to start this weekend by sweeping the traditional back-to-back set of matinees on Super Bowl weekend, starting with..." February 06

  • Zack Kassian: 'Best thing for my career was probably the car accident'

    Edmonton Journal "Zack Kassian is neither embarrassed, nor bitter at the Canadiens as he returns to Montreal for the first time since the early morning truck accident that landed him in the NHL’s substance abuse program. The crash, and subsequent tough love from the Habs organization, was exactly what he needed..." February 06

  • Canadiens' Price increases workload "Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price showed little discomfort during his daily skating session Friday and added the new wrinkle of working on lateral movement in the goal crease. Price, who won the Hart and Vezina trophies last season, has been out since Nov. 25 because of a lower-body..." February 06

  • Canadiens' Lessio to miss 2-3 weeks

    The Score "Montreal Canadiens forward Lucas Lessio will miss two-to-three weeks with a lower-body injury. Lessio was limited to just 6:43 of ice time in his lone game of the season before taking a devastating low hit by Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas in Tuesday's 4-2 loss." February 05

  • John Scott’s wife gives birth to healthy twins

    Sportsnet "The denouement to the John Scott story is equally happy as Sunday’s wild and uplifting climax in Nashville. The NHL All-Star Game MVP’s wife, Danielle, gave birth to healthy twin girls in Michigan. Scott now has four, proud young daughters. The good news was tweeted out Friday morning by..." February 05

  • Secondary scoring leads Sabres to 4-2 win over Habs

    Die By The Blade "One of the biggest NHL story lines of the past few months has been the downfall of the Montreal Canadiens. Tonight, the Buffalo Sabres helped pile on to that slump thanks to a 4-2 comeback victory over the slumping Habs. The Sabres got their second half off to a good start thanks to an unlikely..." February 04

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

  • The Canadiens are so bad they're refusing to name a Janaury player of the month

    SB Nation "You're not fooling anyone here, Montreal. "The Canadiens will not be giving the Molson Cup (award given to the best player of the month) to any players for the month of January" The link attached to the tweet gives a bit more explanation, that they'll be awarding the trophy after February..." February 04

  • Special teams come up big as Flyers top Canadiens

    Courier-Post "Claude Giroux skated over to his unsuspecting goalie to ask if he was ready to kill a five-minute power play with little time left in the game and the Flyers up a goal. Radko Gudas stomped off the ice in disgust after he was tossed from the game for clipping Montreal Canadiens call-up Lucas..." February 03

  • The Canadiens could be in the middle of historic collapse

    CBS Sports "The Montreal Canadiens returned to action on Tuesday night and picked up where they left off before the All-Star break. They lost. Again. And even though this loss wasn't quite as bad as their back-to-back losses to Columbus before the break, it was still not the result they needed. Their..." February 03

  • NHL All-Star MVP John Scott Could Be Getting His Own Movie

    Uproxx "“It’s like something out of a movie” is a cliche that usually carries very little water, but the story of John Scott’s journey to the 2016 NHL All-Star Game is truly the stuff of Hollywood. After a career as an enforcer, Scott became the centerpiece of an online voting campaign for the game. He..." February 02

  • Pacioretty, Desharnais reunited as Canadiens begin playoff push

    Montreal Gazette "“I went down to Florida to get away,” said Pacioretty. “My family’s down there, my wife’s family is there and we had the kids. I wanted to forget all about hockey, but (the Florida Panthers) are having a pretty good season and there’s a buzz down there. But I tried to shut it out.” The last..." February 02

  • The Habs need a "spark"--could it be recalling John Scott?

    Yardbarker "In the bevy of tweets congratulating John Scott on his MVP performance in the NHL All-Star game and subsequent NHL First Star of the Week, there was the obligatory chirp from the Montreal Canadiens’ account. You know, the team who got him in a trade a couple weeks ago and then immediately assigned..." February 01

  • John Scott gave the NHL back to hockey fans

    SB Nation "We will never have an All-Star Weekend quite like the 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend. Never, in any sport. I feel pretty comfortable going on the record with that. It doesn't need to be illustrated for you, because if you clicked on this story you certainly know the theme: journeyman NHL player John..." February 01

  • St. John's IceCaps selling John Scott jerseys

    The Score "After his whirlwind weekend where he was named All-Star Game MVP and instantly became one of the most popular players in the league, John Scott will return to the AHL's St. John's IceCaps - who are wasting no time marketing their star player." February 01

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • Scott, Atkinson, Eichel named stars of week "John Scott, the Most Valuable Player of the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson and Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel were announced Monday as the NHL's Three Stars for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 31. Scott was named MVP of the NHL All-Star Game at..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • Subban channels Jagr to win breakaway challenge "P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens -- with an assist to Jaromir Jagr -- won the Honda Breakaway Challenge at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday. The winner was decided by fans voting on Twitter. Subban got 31 percent of the vote; narrowly defeating Brent Burns, who wore a Chewbacca mask on his..." January 31

  • Ex-Canadiens coach Carbonneau critical of management's inactivity during slump

    The Score "Guy Carbonneau knows what it's like to fall short of expectations in Montreal. The former Canadiens bench boss, who was let go late in the 2008-09 season, now works as an analyst for RDS and empathizes with calls for current head coach Michel Therrien to be fired as the club drops further down..." January 30

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • Kovalev, 42, wants to make NHL comeback "Alex Kovalev, a 19-year NHL veteran who has been been out of the League since 2013, wants to make a comeback, and told Journal de Montreal, "I'd come back right away. If Jaromir Jagr can do it, so can I." Kovalev, who will turn 43 next month, scored 430 goals and had 1,029 points in 1,316 NHL..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • John Scott hopes to score six goals at All-Star Game

    CBS Sports "The NHL's All-Star media day was on Friday and the most popular player, by far, seems to be Pacific Division captain John Scott. By now, you already know his story. He was voted in to the game by fans, traded and sent to the AHL weeks before the game leaving his eligibility in doubt, and was..." January 29

  • Guy Carbonneau took a few shots at the Habs’ roster

    Montreal Gazette "One person who can relate to what life must be like these days for Canadiens coach Michel Therrien is Guy Carbonneau. March 9 will mark the seventh anniversary of Carbonneau being fired as coach of the Canadiens. Does he have any advice for Therrien during these trying times for the club,..." January 29

  • A Guy Like Me - John Scott

    The Player's Tribune "Hey, John, can we talk for a second?” I guess I should have known. But I have absolutely no idea what’s coming. I’m in the weight room, hanging out with the guys, when my GM asks me to take a walk. I’ve been gone for a couple of days — but now I’m back in Phoenix, at the Coyotes practice..." January 28

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

  • Canadiens' Pacioretty 'will be fine' after being hit by Subban slapper

    The Score "The Montreal Canadiens lost their captain Tuesday. Max Pacioretty took a P.K. Subban slap shot to the face in the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He left the game and the club announced he wouldn't return during the intermission." January 27

  • Blue Jackets easily handle Canadiens

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets, plagued by penalties and questionable goaltending for most of the season, turned the tables on the Montreal Canadiens last night in Bell Centre to beat the scuffling Habs 5-2 and sweep a two-day, home-and-home series. The Blue Jackets were coming off a rousing win by the..." January 27

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • Habs, Subban sent into All-Star break with jeers: 'They should have booed louder'

    The Score "The Montreal Canadiens' death spiral continues. The club lost a second straight 5-2 decision to the NHL-worst Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, saw its captain Max Pacioretty go down to injury, and the hometown fans weren't happy about, well, any of it. Down 3-1 in the second period and on..." January 27

  • Habs' Carr out three months with knee injury

    TSN "Montreal Canadiens forward Daniel Carr is expected to miss three months with a knee injury, the team announced on Tuesday. Carr injured his right knee in a contest against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night. " January 27

  • Blue Jackets 5, Canadiens 2 | Atkinson has hat trick

    Columbus Dispatch "As the Blue Jackets took their pregame warmups before playing Montreal on Monday night at Nationwide Arena, a young fan held a sign along the glass that read: “Dad said if ‘13’ scores on my birthday, we get a dog.” No. 13 is Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson, and he more than held up his end of..." January 26

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Daniel Carr ne reviendra pas au jeu ce soir (blessé - bas du corps) ∕ Daniel Carr will not return tonight (lower body injury). #GoHabsGo

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • Eller's shootout goal lifts Habs over Leafs

    Montreal Gazette "Lars Eller scored the winning goal in the fifth round of a shootout to give the Canadiens a 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday at the Air Canada Centre. The Canadiens took a 2-0 lead in the first period, but Toronto chipped away and tied the score despite being limited to 15..." January 24

  • Canadiens not looking to trade Alex Galchenyuk

    Sportsnet "On Saturday’s Headlines segment, Elliotte Friedman reported that NHL teams have been inquiring with the Montreal Canadiens about the availability of Alex Galchenyuk. Teams took a shot at making a move for the forward who has averaged 15:06 of ice time a game this season. However, according to..." January 24

  • How about Canadiens trying Subban as a forward?

    Montreal Gazette "Here’s something a lot of Canadiens fans might not know: P.K. Subban used to be a forward. There’s a great video on YouTube of Subban playing forward with the Toronto Toros as a 7-year-old at the 1996 Lakeshore Thunder Tournament. The Toros beat the Toronto Bulldogs 13-3 in the championship..." January 24

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    Richard Labbé @Richardlabbe

    #Blues Steen+Bouwmeester out vs #Habs. B.Elliott in.

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    Richard Labbé @Richardlabbe

    #Habs have to think long-term with C.Price. If team is out of playoff picture in 3-4 weeks, might choose to shut him down.

  • Therrien gets vote of confidence; Price recovery ‘slower than we expected’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Michel Therrien isn’t getting fired. Marc Bergevin said so this morning. The vote of confidence from Montreal’s general manager came after his head coach’s job security became a hot topic as the Canadiens’ slump extended into January. Since starting the season 19-4-3, the Habs have won just..." January 22

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Bergevin on Price: ``It's been slower than we expected.'' Says no real firm date for return but not before 3 weeks or a month...

  • B's gain some measure of Winter Classic revenge vs. Habs

    CSN New England "While it wasn’t exactly the same as getting shellacked at the Winter Classic on a national stage for the hockey world to see, the Bruins gained some measure of revenge served cold against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. They never trailed in a game they eventually won by a 4-1 score –..." January 20

  • Bettman: 'Never any doubt' Scott would go to All-Star Game

    CSN Bay Area "And now for the final word on one of the NHL’s biggest stories of the season (we hope). Appearing at the Sharks’ 25th anniversary celebration on Tuesday night at SAP Center, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman addressed the league’s decision to allow former Sharks forward John Scott to attend the..." January 20