Canadiens Rumors & News

Buy Canadiens tickets at TicketCity
  • How Ben Chiarot, Brett Kulak have changed Canadiens’ trade outlook

    Sportsnet "It was impossible to imagine that an injury suffered to Victor Mete on Nov. 30 would alleviate some concerns the Montreal Canadiens had about the left side of their defence, but that’s exactly what has happened since the smooth-skating 21-year-old went down in the..." December 13

  • Cayden Primeau is showing he’s NHL-ready

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "I don’t know what Marc Bergevin was planning with making Cayden Primeau the backup goaltender to Carey Price. The Montreal Canadiens were beyond struggling when they made the call-up, and I honestly thought it was a terrible idea to throw a 20-year-old netminder..." December 13

  • Brady Tkachuk denies trying to steal puck from Cayden Primeau's 1st NHL win

    The Score "Brady Tkachuk claims he wasn't up to any mischief when he collected the puck after Wednesday's game against the Montreal Canadiens - which just so happened to be the first NHL victory for his old pal Cayden Primeau. The Ottawa Senators pest was..." December 12

  • Hockey's moment of reckoning is in its infancy

    TSN "Fifteen days after Akim Aliu’s seismic tweet, an aftershock sent another shiver through the NHL when the Dallas Stars fired coach Jim Montgomery Tuesday for what the team called “unprofessional conduct.”   These two and a half weeks have shaken the..." December 12

  • Are Canadiens eyeing possible trade with Blackhawks?

    NBC Sports Chicago "The NHL trade deadline isn’t for another two-plus months, but this is an important time of year because all 31 teams have a pretty good idea of what its roster is as the standings take shape going into the 2020 calendar year.  Management groups across the league are..." December 12

  • Shea Weber jokes after wraparound goal: I hadn't scored one since NHL '95

    The Score "Shea Weber doesn't mind dating himself when talking about his on-ice exploits. The Montreal Canadiens defenseman did just that when discussing the marker he notched in a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Weber was asked..." December 11

  • Habs place Jesperi Kotkaniemi on IR

    TSN "Jesperi Kotkaniemi was placed on Injured Reserve as a result of a upper-body injury he suffered due to a hit by Colorado Avalanche defenceman Nikita Zadorov on Dec. 5. " December 11

  • Canadiens recall Ryan Poehling, Christian Folin from the Laval Rocket

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Matthew Peca, one of the replacements the Montreal Canadiens brought up while dealing with a few injuries in the forward corps, was himself injured on Tuesday night versus the Pittsburgh Penguins. Down to 11 forwards with another game on the schedule for Wednesday, they’ve..." December 11

  • A history of in-season trades made by Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin

    Sportsnet "We’re still figuring out what this year’s Montreal Canadiens are and how they stack up against the East’s playoff hopefuls. An eight-game losing streak wrapped up their November and started their December, but since ending that the Canadiens have won three..." December 11

  • 6 Canadiens trade targets to help shore up the blue line

    Sportsnet "The 2019-20 campaign appears to be slipping away from the Montreal Canadiens. After missing out on the post-season two years in a row, the Canadiens currently sit two points out of third place in their division, and five points out of a wild-card spot. They’re fresh off an..." December 11

  • Hall of Famer Guy Lapointe diagnosed with oral cancer

    The Score "Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Lapointe has been diagnosed with oral cancer, the team announced Wednesday. "Dr. Keith Richardson, the treating physician from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), indicated that the cancer is located at the base of the tongue...." December 11

  • Latest On Salary Cap Ceiling For 2020-21

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though NHL commissioner Gary Bettman wouldn’t give a specific salary cap range estimate for the 2020-21 season, Pierre LeBrun took the pulse of the league’s board of governors. LeBrun shared those thoughts on TSN today: "They had their..." December 10

  • Four teams that could take a shot on trading for Alex Galchenyuk

    Sportsnet "When Alex Galchenyuk first landed in Pittsburgh this past off-season, a returning asset to the Penguins in exchange for Phil Kessel going to Arizona, there was a lot of anticipation for the one-time 30-goal scorer to regain that offensive level alongside Evgeni Malkin. But..." December 10

  • NBA Schedule Change Ideas Should Also Be Considered By NHL

    Featurd "The NBA is proposing radical changes to the league’s schedule. These alterations would dramatically reshape the regular season, mess with tradition and completely alter the status quo. They’re also fabulous suggestions. Hopefully, the NHL is listening as..." December 10

  • Potential 2021 World Cup Of Hockey Cancelled

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL had been hoping to pull off another World Cup of Hockey in February of 2021, but commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters today including Chris Johnston of Sportsnet that the idea is now dead. The league will hold an All-Star game instead, though Pierre LeBrun..." December 10

  • Gary Bettman: Teams to face 'severe discipline' for not reporting incidents

    The Score "Gary Bettman is shedding some light on what the NHL plans to do to address inappropriate behavior by its coaches and those involved in the game. On Monday after the league's Board of Governors meetings in California, the commissioner laid out the initial steps the NHL will take in..." December 10

  • Sizing Up The Backup Goalie Trade Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With many teams hovering around the 30 games played mark, they’ve had a good chance to assess their goaltending situation.  While starters moving at this point of the season is rare, there could be some opportunities for teams to change their backups in an effort to shore up their..." December 10

  • NHL Seattle could unveil logos, colors in February "NHL Seattle could reveal logo designs and colors at the same time it announces the name of the League's 32nd team in February or March, president and CEO Tod Leiweke said following his presentation to the NHL Board of Governors on Monday. "We think so, but we're still..." December 09

  • Claude Julien: Nikita Zadorov should be suspended for 'dirty' hit on Jesperi Kotkaniemi "Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien didn't hide his displeasure with Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov following Thursday's contest. Zadorov caught Canadiens forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi with a heavy hit that forced the Finn..." December 06

  • Habs' Jesperi Kotkaniemi suffered concussion on hit from Nikita Zadorov

    The Score "Montreal Canadiens forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi suffered a concussion on the hit that forced him to exit Thursday's game versus the Colorado Avalanche, reports The Athletic's Arpon Basu. Avs defender Nikita Zadorov drove Kotkaniemi hard into the..." December 06

  • Snoop Dogg now featured in ‘NHL 20’ as color analyst, player

    Sportress of Blogitude "Snoop Dogg, one of the biggest celebrity NHL fans on the planet, is now a featured character in to “NHL 20,” both as a color analyst and more strangely, as a playable character. EA Sports has been hinting at Snoop’s inclusion in the latest iteration of the..." December 06

  • David Sklenicka Placed On Unconditional Waivers

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "It was a short run for David Sklenicka with the Laval Rocket. The Canadiens farm team has pretty solid depth at the moment, so they determined that the young defenseman was expendable and placed him on unconditional waivers today, opening the door for a mutual termination..." December 06

  • Canadiens’ Cayden Primeau to make NHL debut vs. Avalanche

    Sportsnet "Cayden Primeau will make his NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night at home against the Colorado Avalanche.       Looks like Cayden Primeau makes his NHL..." December 05

  • Report: NHLPA accused of covering up theft of over $100K from union funds

    Yahoo! Sports "A former technical support analyst for the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) alleges that the NHLPA covered up a theft exceeding $100,000 in union funds by one of its executives, according to a lawsuit filed in Ontario Superior Court. TSN’s Rick..." December 05

  • Pittsburgh’s Primanti Brothers restaurant honors ‘Doc’ Emrick

    NBC Sports "One of the ultimate signs of respect from the city of Pittsburgh is when Primanti Brothers, the local sandwich shop known for piling mountains of french fries and cole slaw on its sandwiches, names something after you. NBC Sports announcer ‘Doc’ Emrick recently had that..." December 05

  • Leafs, Habs under pressure in the crease

    TSN "One of the most fascinating things about coaching strategy is how to balance the workload and expectations of a goaltending pairing. In Montreal and Toronto, this discussion has become part and parcel of the media coverage surrounding the teams this season. The Canadiens have longtime..." December 05

  • Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Jake Muzzin and the secondary NHL free agents due for significant raises in 2020

    Sporting News "Over the course of this season, the status of the top pending unrestricted free agents will garner growing interest among fans and pundits. The contract talks of the best potentially available talent, such as New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall and St. Louis Blues..." December 05

  • 'Still a long way to go,' but women are gaining ground with new roles in the NHL

    USA Today "Caley Chelios is a story in Tampa because she is a female radio analyst working for an NHL team. The bigger story is Chelios, 26, is a broadcasting wunderkind with national potential. “She is as knowledgeable as anyone I talk to in the game,” Lightning coach Jon..." December 05

  • Manon Rhéaume will be honoured with statue in Quebec City

    CBC "Manon Rhéaume, the first woman to play in the NHL, will be immortalized outside Quebec City's Videotron Centre. Next year, a life-size bronze statue of the former goalie will go up at place Jean-Béliveau, right outside the arena. As a child,..." December 05

  • Cayden Primeau’s rapid ascent to the NHL

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "It wasn’t so long ago that Cayden Primeau was the 199th name called at the 2017 NHL Draft, with the Montreal Canadiens trading picks with Philadelphia to grab him. It seemed like a long shot given his numbers in the USHL that season, but Trevor Timmins and his..." December 04

  • Seattle NHL expansion team energized on one-year anniversary "It has been one year since the NHL announced expansion to Seattle on Dec. 4, 2018. The arena is under construction. The team has no name, logo or colors, let alone coaches or players. It won't begin play until 2021-22.  Yet, since Oct. 30, the first season-ticket..." December 04

  • Canadiens recall top goalie prospect Cayden Primeau from AHL

    The Score "The Montreal Canadiens recalled goaltender Cayden Primeau from the AHL's Laval Rocket on Monday, the club announced. Backup netminder Keith Kinkaid was placed on waivers earlier Monday after posting a .875 save percentage and 4.24..." December 03

  • Coach Behavior To Be Main Topic At NHL Board Of Governors Meetings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It has been a whirlwind few weeks in the NHL coaching ranks. After the Toronto Maple Leafs fired head coach Mike Babcock back on November 20, several former players used the opportunity to criticize the veteran coach’s tactics and the way he treated some of his players. Former..." December 03

  • Akim Aliu says ‘big change coming’ after meeting with NHL

    Sportsnet "Akim Aliu believes some much-needed change is coming to the NHL. The former Calgary Flames forward met with commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly on Tuesday, and told reporters after the meeting that he’s excited to see that change come..." December 03

  • Why the NHL might finally be ripe for a European coach

    Sportsnet "Rikard Gronborg believes it’s only a matter of time. And with the disturbing crackling of the old boys coaching network in recent days, the most qualified coaching candidate outside of North America might be on to something. Nineteen years have passed since the last..." December 03

  • Keith Kinkaid, Joseph Blandisi Clear Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After being placed on waivers by the Canadiens and Penguins, both Keith Kinkaid and Joesph Blandisi went unclaimed. Both can now be sent to their AHL teams. " December 03

  • Claude Julien 'pissed off' after 'bad call' contributes to Habs' 8th straight loss

    The Score "Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien wore his emotions on his sleeve after his club dropped its eighth straight game on Sunday against the Boston Bruins. Julien was specifically upset with the officials for handing Nick Cousins a two-minute minor for holding..." December 02

  • All eyes on Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin following eighth-straight loss

    Sportsnet "It was a year ago, towards the end of November, that the Montreal Canadiens had lost a season-high four straight games. Staring down the barrel at a fifth-consecutive loss, their captain, Shea Weber, dressed for his first game of the season after missing the first 24..." December 02

  • Habs waive G Keith Kinkaid, lose Victor Mete for 2 weeks

    National Post "When the Canadiens hit the ice for practice at 11:30 a.m. Monday in Brossard, Carey Price was there but his backup goalie, Keith Kinkaid, wasn’t. Just after noon, we found out why when the Canadiens announced Kinkaid has been placed on NHL waivers. " December 02

  • Ignore the negative noise, this is hockey’s reckoning

    Sportsnet "It’s great that hockey’s having this moment, that topics such as inclusion, bullying and hazing have been pushed into the forefront by the forced resignation of Bill Peters as head coach of the Calgary Flames stemming from allegations of racial epithets dating back to his time as a..." December 02

  • Canadiens great Guy Lafleur has successful lung surgery

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens great Guy Lafleur has undergone an additional surgery, just two months removed from a quadruple bypass heart surgery in late September. At the request of the Lafleur family, the hockey club released a statement on Sunday about the additional procedure performed..." December 01

  • Canadiens’ Victor Mete won’t return vs. Flyers with lower-body injury

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens MONTREAL CANADIENS 12TH EASTERN CONF 6TH ATLANTIC..." November 30

  • Habs' Claude Julien 'frustrated as hell' after club's 6th straight loss

    The Score "The Montreal Canadiens are sputtering, and head coach Claude Julien didn't hide his displeasure after the team's sixth consecutive loss on Thursday night. "I'm frustrated as hell right now," Julien said postgame, later adding that he's tired of..." November 29

  • Montreal Canadiens’ five most NHL-ready prospects

    Sportsnet "That there’s considerable debate on which five Montreal Canadiens prospects are most NHL-ready is as good of an indication as any that the depth of the pool has grown substantially over the last few years. It wasn’t too long ago that the Canadiens’ cupboard..." November 29

  • Canadiens’ Jonathan Drouin reveals he tore tendon in his wrist

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens centre Jonathan Drouin says he suffered a torn tendon in his wrist during the team’s 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals earlier this month, he told reporters Friday. The Canadiens announced last week that the 24-year-old will be sidelined a..." November 29

  • Report: Akim Aliu, NHL meeting to discuss hockey's cultural issues

    Yahoo! Sports "Akim Aliu brought past racist comments by now-former Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters into the public eye earlier this week and will reportedly meet with the NHL to discuss hockey’s cultural problems. According to Gare Joyce of Sportsnet, the two parties will have..." November 29

  • Ice wizards: NHL stars are embracing their creative side

    NBC Sports "Matthew Tkachuk watched Carolina’s Andrei Svechnikov from 20 feet away and knew something special was about to happen. Svechnikov picked the puck up behind the net, cradled it on the end of his stick and rammed it past the goaltender from behind the net. Someone..." November 28

  • 8 Oilers trade targets to help improve the club’s depth scoring

    Sportsnet "Depending on how you look at it, the Oilers either house one of the game’s elite offences, or one in desperate need of help. On one hand, they’re led by the top two scorers in the league, with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl amassing an absurd 95 combined points through..." November 28

  • NHL Seattle should most certainly pursue Mike Babcock next year if he’s still available

    Seattle Times "We’ve got this season’s first big-name coaching casualty in Mike Babcock, a Toronto Maple Leafs castoff NHL Seattle should take a serious look at. Those familiar with junior hockey will remember “Babs’’ as a highly decorated Spokane Chiefs..." November 27

  • Max Domi and Nick Suzuki are developing chemistry

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Saturday night will be hard to forget. The only hope is that this awful performance becomes a wakeup call for a Montreal Canadiens squad that decides to play to the level of their opponent, or worse, expect easy games and slow down the pace of their play. Their identity is..." November 26