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Eyes On The Prize Aug 13, 2020
How the COVID-19 pandemic might affect Cole Caufield’s upcoming year

How the COVID-19 pandemic might affect Cole Caufield’s upcoming year

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via With NCAA sports beginning to cancel in various regions, where might Cole Caufield end up playing hockey? While one big name from the Montreal Canadiens’ prospect pool finally arrived when Alexander Romanov entered the bubble, all eyes have shifted to the next blue-chipper likely to join the Habs professional ranks. That of course is Cole Caufield, who after much discussion opted to return to the University of Wisconsin for his sophomore season. That meant it was likely to be over a year before Montreal could have feasibly seen Caufield in a...
Eyes On The Prize Aug 1, 2020
Links: Alexander Romanov finally joins the team

Links: Alexander Romanov finally joins the team

Photo by Sergei Savostyanov\TASS via In today’s links, Alexander Romanov is now officially a member of the team, the Canadiens need to be confident against the Penguins and why JT Brown raised his fist. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Though Covid-19 created temporary roadblocks for Alexander Romanov, he is finally in Montreal to practise with the team during the series with Pittsburgh. [Sportsnet] Despite what others may think, the Canadiens believe they’ve earned their place in the playoff qualifiers. [NHL] Though the Canadiens are the clear underdogs against the Penguins,...
Montreal Gazette Jul 31, 2020

Alexander Romanov skates with Canadiens for the first time

TORONTO — It was a dream come true for Alexander Romanov Friday as the Russian defenceman joined the Canadiens on the ice for the first time after agreeing to an NHL entry-level contract just over two weeks ago. Romanov, who is not eligible to play in the NHL Return to Play tournament, said he was glad to be skating at practice after a week of quarantine. “I was in the hotel room all by myself and it was...
Sportsnet.ca Jul 31, 2020
Shea Weber welcomes Alexander Romanov to Canadiens and offers advice

Shea Weber welcomes Alexander Romanov to Canadiens and offers advice

Shea Weber and Alexander Romanov address the media as the young player has been called up to play with the Montreal Canadiens. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca Jul 31, 2020
Canadiens’ Alexander Romanov says joining team a dream come true

Canadiens’ Alexander Romanov says joining team a dream come true

After an extensive wait for a work visa, and following a seven-day quarantine, Alexander Romanov took part in his first-ever Montreal Canadiens practice Friday. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
A Winning Habit Jul 31, 2020

Montreal Canadiens: Alexander Romanov Finally Allowed To Join Habs

The Montreal Canadiens are in Toronto preparing to face the Pittsburgh Penguins. A certain Russian defender finally joined the team. The Montreal Canadiens went way, way, way off the board with their second round draft pick in 2018. The Habs held three picks in the second round and after selecting Jesperi Kotkaniemi with the third […] Montreal Canadiens: Alexander Romanov Finally Allowed To Join Habs - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Jul 23, 2020
Links: Romanov being diverted to Montreal to serve quarantine

Links: Romanov being diverted to Montreal to serve quarantine

In today’s links, Romanov isn’t heading directly to Toronto hub, chemistry forming quickly for new-look second line, Chiarot’s importance to the team, Sidney Crosby’s return, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Alexander Romanov won’t be heading directly to Toronto after all. He’ll instead serve his quarantine period in Montreal. [Sportsnet] Montreal’s scrimmage was played with plenty of pace yesterday — something Claude Julien know needs to carry into the qualifying round. [Canadiens.com] Jonathan Drouin has been playing on a second line with Nick Suzuki and...
Sportsnet.ca Jul 21, 2020
Canadiens’ Alexander Romanov to quarantine in Toronto before joining team

Canadiens’ Alexander Romanov to quarantine in Toronto before joining team

Montreal Canadiens defenceman Alexander Romanov is headed to Toronto to begin his mandatory quarantine before joining the team in the Eastern Conference bubble. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
A Winning Habit Jul 21, 2020

Montreal Canadiens: Alexander Romanov is heading to North America

After weeks of anticipation, Alexander Romanov is good to go and heading to North America to join the Montreal Canadiens for the Stanley Cup Qualifier. The Alexander Romanov will be one of the longest drama-filled off-ice storylines for the Montreal Canadiens this year. At the beginning of the season, there would’ve had to be a […] Montreal Canadiens: Alexander Romanov is heading to North America - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Jul 16, 2020
Habsent Minded: Return to Play

Habsent Minded: Return to Play

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via From the NHL Draft, to Alexander Romanov, and training camp, hockey is back. The Montreal Canadiens are back to training camp, and a full crew came back to Habsent Minded for our newest episode. Jared Book, Julian McKenzie, and Patrik Bexell start off the episode by discussing the upcoming NHL Draft and the uncertainty surrounding the late draft and start to European seasons. Then they discuss the signing of Alexander Romanov and the various reasons why it’s beneficial to have him join the team and get acclimated to the city. They also...
Eyes On The Prize Jul 16, 2020
Canadiens’ defensive youth is battling it out for a spot in the qualifiers

Canadiens’ defensive youth is battling it out for a spot in the qualifiers

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Options abound for the Canadiens in the battle for a defensive role versus Pittsburgh. As the Montreal Canadiens steam ahead towards their qualifying-round matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins, plenty of lineup questions remain. While the attention is chiefly focused on the absence of Max Domi there are plenty of other lineup choices that lay ahead for the Canadiens. Namely, who is going to round out the defence with Alexander Romanov not being allowed to play, and Brett Kulak and Xavier Ouelle currently not practicing. The left side hinges...
Eyes On The Prize Jul 15, 2020
Lines at camp, July 15: Weber returns

Lines at camp, July 15: Weber returns

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via The Canadiens captain returned to practice on Wednesday. The Montreal Canadiens had their third practice of their Phase Three training camp at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Wednesday morning. Shea Weber returned to practice after taking Tuesday off. He came on the ice late on Tuesday and skated on his own. Claude Julien said his captain would be back on Wednesday, and he was. Xavier Ouellet and Brett Kulak once again missed practice, as did Alexander Romanov and Max Domi who are expected to be missing for the next little while. At...
A Winning Habit Jul 14, 2020

Montreal Canadiens: Alexander Romanov Clause Likely To Keep Him Out Of AHL

The Montreal Canadiens signed Alexander Romanov to an entry-level contract yesterday. He was a clause in the contract that will keep him out of AHL. The Montreal Canadiens signed their top defensive prospect yesterday when they agreed to terms with Alexander Romanov. The 20 year old was the team’s second round pick in 2018, and […] Montreal Canadiens: Alexander Romanov Clause Likely To Keep Him Out Of AHL - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Jul 14, 2020
Lines at camp, July 14: Brook returns, Weber out

Lines at camp, July 14: Brook returns, Weber out

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via The Canadiens captain misses the second day of practice. The Montreal Canadiens had their second practice of their Phase Three training camp at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Tuesday morning. Max Domi and Alexander Romanov are still missing at camp. Xavier Ouellet and Brett Kulak did not practice for the second consecutive day, while Shea Weber did not practice on Tuesday. Teams have been told to not provide any details to why players missing practice and simply say they are ‘unfit’ for practice. Seventeen forwards, eight...

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