Canadiens Rumors & News

  • Canadiens sign Mark Barberio to a one-year, two-way contract

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The Canadiens made a low-key free agent signing late on the opening day of free agency, signing left-handling defenceman Mark Barberio to a one-year, two-way contract. Barberio's contract is for slightly more than the league minimum NHL salary, coming in with an NHL portion $600 000, with a..." July 02

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    Joe Haggerty @HackswithHaggs

    Hearing from a source that Zack Kassian has been dealt to the Habs

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Canadiens agree to terms on a two-year contract extension with defenseman Greg Pateryn. DETAILS-> http://t.co/rrjBvYdmgW

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    TOR closing in on a one-year deal with P.A. Parenteau. #TSN.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Hearing Montreal is making headway on a bridge deal for RFA Alex Galchenyuk, talks still in progress

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Vancouver trades Kassian and a fifth round pick to Montreal for Brandon Prust. Similar salaries involved.

  • Canadiens sign Brian Flynn for two years

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Marc Bergevin has announced that the Montreal Canadiens have signed impending restricted free agent Brian Flynn to a two year contract, keeping the rugged forward they acquired at the trade deadline from the Buffalo Sabres. Flynn had a disappointing regular season with Montreal, failing to..." June 30

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Mark Recchi misses out on Hall of Fame this year

    ESPN Boston "Mark Recchi is on the outside looking in. The former NHLer was not elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2015 on Monday. A three-time Stanley Cup champion, Recchi scored 577 goals and registered 1,633 points (12th all-time) in 1,652 games during his 22-year career." June 29

  • Canadiens buy out the contract of forward Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau

    NHL.com "Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Monday that the team has bought out the contract of Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau. The 32-year-old forward was under contract with the Club until the end of the 2015-16 season. "I would like to thank Pierre-Alexandre for his time as a..." June 29

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Eric Tangradi and Drayson Bowman won't get their qualifying offers. They are now UFAs #canadiens #tvasports

  • Habs focused on character players who compete hard at NHL Draft

    Montreal Gazette "There’s an asterisk attached to the Canadiens’ strategy of selecting the best player available at the National Hockey League Draft. General manager Marc Bergevin and draft guru Trevor Timmins both offered insights into the team’s philosophy as the 2015 draft came to an end on Saturday..." June 28

  • Mike Richards, Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, Mark Fistric on waivers

    ESPN "As the first buyout window closes in the NHL offseason, three more players were put on unconditional waivers Sunday for purpose of buying them out, including two-time Stanley Cup champion Mike Richards of the Los Angeles Kings. Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau of the Montreal Canadiens and Mark..." June 28

  • Bergevin says Habs won't have problem signing Alex Galchenyuk

    ESPN "The Montreal Canadiens re-signed Jeff Petry and Torrey Mitchell after the season ended, which fueled speculation they might need to move money. But general manager Marc Bergevin says that’s not the case. "We’re fine with the cap, we have no problem with the money, we’re good. We’ll sign..." June 28

  • Canadiens take WHL defenceman Noah Juulsen with first-round pick

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens may need offensive help up front but general manager Marc Bergevin fell back on the you-can-never-have-too-many-defencemen strategy as he made Noah Juulsen of the Everett Silvertips the club’s first-round selection in the National Hockey League draft. Juulsen is regarded as an..." June 27

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Pat Brisson is now representing Alex Galchenyuk. Contract talks with the #habs can resume.

  • Canadiens' Price Wins Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

    NHL.com "Goaltender Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens has won the Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team" as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. Price was a runaway winner, receiving 139 first-place votes from the 157 ballots..." June 25

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Vezina Trophy as top goalie goes to Carey Price.

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • With an agent in place, Habs and Galchenyuk set to resume contract talks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Contract talks between the Montreal Canadiens and Alex Galchenyuk were temporarily put on hold after the forward fired his agent Igor Larionov. Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reports that Galchenyuk has hired super agent Pat Brisson to represent him in contract talks with the Habs. Brisson..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • NHL sets 2015-16 salary cap at $71.4 million

    CBS Sports "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Talks between Alex Galchenyuk and the Canadiens are on hold. Galchenyuk is looking for a new agent to negotiate his contract.

  • Canadiens' Price up for three trophies at NHL Awards

    NHL.com "Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price might want to consider bringing an extra suitcase to Las Vegas for the 2015 NHL Awards show Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN), because he could be going home with an extensive amount of hardware. Price is a finalist for the Hart Trophy as the League's most..." June 22

  • Alex Galchenyuk contract negotiations: Canadiens forward fires agent Ian Pulver

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "According to Renaud Lavoie have TVA Sports, Montreal Canadiens restricted free agent forward Alex Galchenyuk has decided to part ways with agent Ian Pulver, which has put a temporary halt to contract negotiations between him and general manager Marc Bergevin while he seeks new..." June 22

  • Habs hand Torrey Mitchell a three-year deal reportedly worth $3.6M

    Pro Hockey Talk "Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin was once considered a prankster, yet he doesn’t seem like a procrastinator. He continued his run of early offseason work on Monday, signing depth forward Torrey Mitchell to a three-year deal. Various reporters including ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun tab the deal at..." June 16

  • Beaulieu extension fortifies Habs defence, gives Bergevin room to move

    Montreal Gazette "Nathan Beaulieu sees himself as “a top-four guy,” a young defenceman who’s ready and eager to play a larger role on the Canadiens while embracing the responsibility that goes with that. Habs general manager Marc Bergevin evidently is on the same page, on Saturday afternoon signing Beaulieu to a..." June 14

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Nathan Beaulieu 2 year extension, $1M AAV

  • Daniel Briere considering retirement after 18 NHL seasons

    Yahoo! Sports "Has Daniel Briere skated his last shift in the NHL? Alain Sanscartier of RDS and Ottawa 94.5 FM reported on Thursday that Briere will announce his retirement this summer after 18 years in the NHL, most recently with the Colorado Avalanche. He’s set to become an unrestricted free agent on July..." June 06

  • Canadiens sign Jeff Petry to six-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens have signed defenceman Jeff Petry to a six-year deal worth a reported $33 million Tuesday. Petry, 27, has a partial no-trade clause as apart of his new deal. The Canadiens acquired Petry from the Edmonton Oilers at the trade deadline in March in exchange for a 2015..." June 02

  • Canadiens, Remparts suffer from Fucale’s poor showing

    Sportsnet "One team in La Belle Province won last night and two lost in the final game of the round-robin at the MasterCard Memorial Cup. The Rimouski Oceanic, the QMJHL champions, staved off elimination with a victory and really, for the final 50 minutes it never felt like there was any doubt. The two..." May 29

  • Guy Lafleur says Brendan Gallagher should be next Canadiens captain

    Montreal Gazette "“I like the way he plays,” Lafleur said Wednesday after handing out the Guy Lafleur Awards of Excellence to top student-athletes in the Quebec university and junior ranks. “He shows up every night and gives 100 per cent. I think he’s a great influence on his teammates. “A captain shouldn’t be..." May 28

  • Stone reflects on 'frustrating' playoff injury from Subban slash

    Winnipeg Sun "Mark Stone endured plenty of twists and turns during an eventful rookie season with the Ottawa Senators. The Winnipegger started out as a depth player but became a key contributor, finishing tied for second in team scoring with 26 goals and 64 points in 80 games as the Senators got on a..." May 26

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL

    CBS Sports "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Canadiens cut ties with veterans Gonchar, Weaver, Malhotra

    CBC Sports "Veterans Manny Malhotra, Sergei Gonchar and Mike Weaver will not be back with the Montreal Canadiens next season. General manager Marc Bergevin said he informed all three of the decision on Friday. "The did great service for our team," said Bergevin. "On the leadership side, these guys..." May 17

  • Michel Therrien to remain Canadiens coach, GM Marc Bergevin says

    CBS Sports "Despite a crowded field of excellent candidates to fill head coaching positions, most notably Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock, the Montreal Canadiens have no plans to make any changes behind the bench. Habs General Manager Marc Bergevin confirmed Friday that the coaching staff will..." May 16

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    "I have no reason to make any changes when it comes to our coaching staff. They are doing great work." - Marc Bergevin #GoHabsGo

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Petry says signing with Montreal is his first choice

    Pro Hockey Talk "“Personally, I’d love to see him back. I think he compliments our defense corps great and I think that, at his age, good defensemen like that are hard to come by.” That quote comes courtesy Montreal’s P.K. Subban, speaking at Thursday’s end-of-year media availability about fellow blueliner Jeff..." May 14

  • Onward! Bolts take Game 6, oust Canadiens

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning had heard enough. All the white noise surrounding the team in the past few days got shoved to the side. With an air of determination, the Lightning put their best skate forward and finished off their second-round series with an emphatic 4-1 victory against Montreal in front of..." May 13

  • Ben Bishop responds to P.K. Subban’s slight

    Sportsnet "Looks like P.K. Subban gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a little bulletin-board material after Game 4. After the Montreal Canadiens exploded for a playoffs-high six goals Thursday, chasing Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop in the process, the defenceman fired a subtle little shot at the guy most..." May 13

  • Parenteau had the night of his career

    Montreal Gazette "P.A. Parenteau’s first season with the Canadiens has been a difficult one, marked by injuries and the occasional exile to the press box. But Parenteau said he probably experienced the best moment of his career Saturday night when he scored the game-winner in the Canadiens’ 2-1 win over the..." May 10

  • Canadiens still alive with Game 5 win against Lightning

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: The Canadiens are headed back to Tampa after staving off elimination in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Carey Price won the goaltending dual against Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop as he made 24 saves to spark the Canadiens to a 2-1..." May 10

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Beaulieu is ready to return to the lineup, but is not confirmed to be playing tonight.

  • Canadiens regain scoring touch to avert sweep

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens unleashed some unexpected offence as they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 in a must-win game Thursday night at Amalie Arena. The Canadiens got to Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop early in the game to register their first win in nine tries against the Lightning this..." May 08

  • Buzzer beater gives Bolts 3-0 series lead over Montreal

    Tampa Tribune "Talk about down to the wire. Tyler Johnson scored with 1.1 seconds left on the clock to lift Tampa Bay to a 2-1 victory and grab a 3-0 series lead against Montreal. Alex Killorn scored for Tampa Bay while Ben Bishop finished with 29 saves. Brendan Gallagher found the equalizer in the..." May 07

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek?

    Sportsnet "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as NHLNumbers.com offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit

    TSN "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Price, Benn, Ovechkin named Lindsay Award finalists

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dallas captain Jamie Benn, Washington captain Alex Ovechkin and Montreal goalie Carey Price have been named the nominees for this year’s Ted Lindsay Award, presented annually to the league’s Most Outstanding Player as voted by the players." May 06