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
Montreal - May. 7, 2014: Round two of the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins series is living up to expectations. After two games, the series rests at one game a piece, with the Canadiens winning the series opener, and the Bruins evening the series with a game two victory. With the teams heading into Montreal for games three and four, one question remains: which team is carrying the most momentum? FULL STORY
Montreal - Apr. 23, 2014: The Tampa Bay Lightning could not solve the Montreal Canadiens, and must now take the position of spectator for the remainder of the 2014 NHL Playoffs, as the Canadiens swept the Lightning to move on to the second round. The four game sweep had many positives for the Canadiens, and has proven that Canadian teams can definitely compete in post-season hockey. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Apr. 10, 2014: Heading into this year’s NHL Trade Deadline, there were many a rumour surrounding the Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov. While such a deal would have made little to no sense for either team to even consider, the Oilers interest in the veteran blueliner was quite real and will likely be revisited this summer. FULL STORY
Montreal - Apr. 2, 2014: The Montreal Canadiens have seven games left in their season. If last night's effort is any indication of how these final games are going to go then Canadiens' fans have every right to be concerned. The Tampa Bay Lightning managed a victory over a Canadiens team that lacked support from their star forwards. Mitch Melnick explains the good, the bad, and the ugly of last night's contest. FULL STORY
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