Canadiens Will Get More Than Expected From Kinkaid

Canadiens Will Get More Than Expected From Kinkaid

August 13th, 2019 When news broke on July 1 that the Montreal Canadiens had made a signing, the fan base held their breath collectively. Their reaction to the news was mixed, to say the least, and a deep sigh soon followed. After all, there were plenty of other free agents that fans were hoping for and Keith...
Canadiens' Nick Cousins: What to Expect

Canadiens' Nick Cousins: What to Expect

August 10th, 2019 Perhaps falling under the radar was the Canadiens’ signing unrestricted free agent forward Nick Cousins to a one year, $1 million deal. The 26-year-old center stands at 5-foot-11 and weighs 185 pounds.

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July 27th, 2019
Toronto Maple Leafs

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is more news out of Buffalo that Rasmus Ristolainen might be moved for a top-six forward. In Toronto, there is speculation Mitch Marner could miss training camp, but will he miss any of the regular season? In New York, the Rangers signed Pavel Buchnevich but now have a lot of work to do to get under the salary cap. Finally, a report from a former Montreal Canadien suggests the Habs had some strange things going on in their locker room. Ristolainen Likely to be Dealt Lance Lysowski of the Buffalo News discusses trade speculation surrounding right-handed defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen. He suggests it's likely the team trades Ristolainen for a top-six forward. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) He mentions a potential trade between the Sabres and the Winnipeg Jets for Nikolaj Ehlers but notes Ehlers plays the left side. Or, Buffalo could look at Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli. Lysowski writes: Buffalo Sabres General...
July 25th, 2019
NHL Rumors

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is buzz out of Montreal where the Canadiens have spoken with a former defenseman, the Winnipeg Jets might look to the Dallas Stars for help on their blue line, the Columbus Blue Jackets likely made a critical error when it came to Sergei Bobrovsky and there's buzz as to who might be the next big-ticket RFA to sign is. Markov’s Agent and Canadiens Talking According to a report by Andrew Zadarnowski: Sergei Isakov, Andrei Markov‘s agent, said that he’s spoken with the Montreal Canadiens about a return to the NHL. He quotes his agent as saying, "I personally spoke with the main scout of “Montreal” and strongly recommended paying attention to Andrei, at least out of respect for him." (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports) This doesn't mean the Canadiens have any interest in seeing Markov return and we've already reported that Markov's people have reached out to the NHL on multiple occasions with no response. Related: NHL...
July 23rd, 2019
Canadiens History

"What if...?" It is one of the most mesmerizing questions ever asked, usually when remembering an event that conjures up memories of what happened, or what could have happened had something different happened. In hockey, there are not enough fingers and toes to count the number of times that question has been asked. What if the play was called offside against the New York Islanders in Game 6 of the 1980 Stanley Cup Final? What if Kerry Fraser actually called Wayne Gretzky's high-stick on Doug Gilmour? What if Marc Crawford chose Gretzky in the shootout at the 1998 Nagano Olympics? What if Carey Price hadn't been hurt? The Beginning The year was 2013, and the Montreal Canadiens had just come off an embarrassing first-round exit at the hands of the Ottawa Senators. Even though the Canadiens failed to capitalize on a division crown, first-year general manager Marc Bergevin did not tinker with his lineup, only adding Daniel Brière via free agency. There was a...

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Maurice "Rocket" Richard: More than Just a Game

Perhaps one of the most revolutionary players to ever play the game of hockey, Maurice Richard brought hockey in Montreal to an elite level and set the bar high for every generation to come. Richard overcame nearly every level of adversity to become the greatest hockey player of his generation and... August 4th, 2019

The Montreal Forum 1908-1996

The Old Forum in Montreal -- Opening night, November 9, 1908, was a sensation and all 3,000 pairs of roller skates available for rental saw extensive use as thousands of Montrealers came to wander through, gawk at or try out the facilities at what was hyped in the press as “the largest, finest... July 20th, 2019

Howie Morenz: Hockey Royalty

This article was originally written in June, 2010. University of Wisconsin’s Blake Geoffrion, winner of the 2010 Hobey Baker Memorial Award for college hockey’s best player, is the new Crown Prince of NCAA Hockey.  Like a champion thoroughbred racehorse, Blake’s hockey blood lines can be... August 15th, 2017