Montreal - Oct. 17, 2014: The Boston Bruins knew it would be a difficult chore to beat the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre, especially after arriving in Montreal between 3 and 4 AM (or as Tyler Seguin used to call it - Happy Hour). They also knew they'd likely have to get a strong performance from Tuukka Rask to stay in the game. FULL STORY
Montreal - Oct. 14, 2014: Sunday night was a sobering reminder that the rest of the season will be a lot more challenging than a 3 for 3 start. And that every game that the Montreal Canadiens play against the Tampa Bay Lightning will be viewed by them as potential pay back for being swept away in the first round of the playoffs. FULL STORY
Toronto - Oct. 9, 2014: The National Hockey League kicked off their 2014-15 campaign in style with on Wednesday night with a classic end-to-end thriller between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. Unfortunately for the Leafs, a goal in the final minute of play from Tomas Plekanec proved to be the difference in what was a rather disappointing 4-3 loss. FULL STORY
Montreal - Aug. 2, 2014: The arbitration hearing between defenseman P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens was held Friday in Toronto.
Subban, a 25-year-old restricted free agent, was seeking a long-term contract from Montreal leading up to the hearing. He now likely will receive the salary determined by the arbitrator, though he and the Canadiens can continue to negotiate until the decision comes down. FULL STORY
Montreal - Jul. 1, 2014: Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the acquisition of a 2nd round pick in 2016 from the Buffalo Sabres (Minnesota’s pick previously acquired by the Sabres), in return for defenseman Josh Gorges. FULL STORY
Montreal - Jul. 1, 2014: Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the acquisition of forward Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau and a fifth round draft pick in 2015 from the Colorado Avalanche, in return for forward Daniel Brière. FULL STORY
Montreal - Jun. 30, 2014: Defenseman Josh Gorges told reporters Monday he does not expect to return to the Montreal Canadiens for the 2014-15 season, with a trade the most likely outcome. "It's out of my hands whether I'll be back or not," Gorges told La Presse. "But it's my understanding it's not going to be the case." FULL STORY
Montreal - Jun. 24, 2014: They were the only Canadian representation in this year's NHL playoffs, and for some it was excruciating to be constantly reminded, especially for Leafs fans. But the fact remains, this allowed the Montreal Canadiens to play with a chip on their shoulder, which ultimately pushed them to battle hard, play gritty, and out muscle some of the league's top Cup contenders. Falling short of the finals, the Canadiens ended their season on a sour note, but overall there were many positives in their play during the 2013/2014 season. FULL STORY
Montreal - Jun. 23, 2014: The guessing game is over. Andrei Markov will be happily donning the bleu-blanc-rouge for the next three years. During a conference call from Florida where he’s spending a hard-earned offseason, the All-Star defenseman commented on his freshly-inked, three-year pact. “I never doubted I’d be back with the Montreal Canadiens. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Jun. 18, 2014: With the both the NHL Entry Draft and Unrestricted Free Agency just around the corner, Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish will have some very tough decisions to make over the next couple of weeks. He will undoubtedly be trying his very best to improve this club for the upcoming 2014-15 season and you can bet his primary focus will be on the Oilers blueline. FULL STORY
Buffalo - Jun. 16, 2014: This is part four in a series of posts looking back at the NHL Draft between 2004 and 2009
This might be my favorite draft of the six that I worked through. There seemed to be a few more big moves than the others I looked through. There seemed to be a number of seriously talented players lurking in the middle of this draft which made slotting them in properly a challenge in many cases. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Jun. 14, 2014: For those of us who were lucky enough to watch the Edmonton Oilers grow into one of the finest teams the game of hockey has ever produced, it was a moment in time none of us will ever forget. As successful as they were during their initial decade in the NHL, it was the Oilers 1981 first round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens that ultimately sent Wayne Gretzky and company on their way to greatness. FULL STORY
Montreal - May. 31, 2014: The Rangers played a perfect game. The Habs - not so much.
Was fatigue a factor? It sure looked like it. In his perceptive post game comments Daniel Briere said "We looked like a tired team" but added he didn't know why. It's a good question to ask. The Habs disposed of the Tampa Bay Lightning in four straight games. They had plenty of time to rest for the Bruins. It was an intense, Western Conference - like 7 game win over Boston. FULL STORY
Montreal - May. 20, 2014: Game two of the Eastern Conference Finals had plenty of side plots opposite the main event. One of them being the hoopla surrounding the news of Carey Price's injury, and the controversy over his replacement for the series. Although it was not as big a blow out as game one, the New York Rangers still managed a victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Now being outscored in the series 10-3, the Canadiens will need to find their goal sticks on their way to the big apple for games three and four. FULL STORY
Montreal - May. 18, 2014: Someone forgot to tell the Montreal Canadiens that they had a game yesterday. The New York Rangers traveled to Montreal and quieted the raucous Canadiens' crowd early. The contest ended with the Rangers on top 7-2, with Carey Price getting the pull after giving up four goals in two periods. The Canadiens will need to bounce back quickly in order to tie the series on Monday, May 19th. FULL STORY
Montreal - May. 17, 2014: The final horn went at TD Gardens on Thursday, sending the Boston Bruins' faithful home disappointed. The Montreal Canadiens put on an electric performance in game seven of the second round, resulting in them being awarded the victory and the opportunity to battle for a ticket to the main event: the Stanley Cup Finals. The Canadiens will have to focus on continuing their solid play, as they advance to take on the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals. FULL STORY
Edmonton - May. 16, 2014: It may not be where most people expected them to be but the Montreal Canadiens find themselves just four wins away from reaching their first Stanley Cup Final since 1993. Should they manage to get past the New York Rangers and make it back to the finals, their Game Seven victory over the Boston Bruins will forever be known as the win that out them over the top. FULL STORY
Montreal - May. 13, 2014: Last night, the Montreal Canadiens outplayed their counterparts, the Boston Bruins, in a 4-0 contest that tied the second round series at 3-3. Game seven is set to be played at TD Gardens in Boston. The stage is set. The players are ready. All that is left is for the game to be played. Who will emerge victorious from this exciting, energetic, and entertaining series? FULL STORY
Montreal - May. 11, 2014: Momentum has swung back and forth all series, and it seems as though the Boston Bruins have realized how to harness it. Last night's contest saw the Bruins dominate the first two periods of play, making it almost insurmountable for the Canadiens to comeback. With the Bruins leading the series 3-2, the Canadiens must flush their subpar performance in game five if they have any shot at tying the series in Montreal. FULL STORY
Montreal - May. 7, 2014: The solid performance by the Montreal Canadiens was enough to outlast the Boston Bruins in game three of the second round series. With the win, Montreal takes command of the series, leading 2-1 over Boston. Game four is set to be played Thursday, May 8th at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. FULL STORY
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