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Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 20, 2017
Habs lines at practice: Emelin back with Weber, Beaulieu on third pair

Habs lines at practice: Emelin back with Weber, Beaulieu on third pair

The Canadiens hit the ice this morning and were sporting a different look on the blue line The forwards remained unchanged from Sunday’s practice, with Phillip Danault centering Alex Radulov and Max Pacioretty, whereas Alex Galchenyuk practiced alongside Paul Byron and Brendan Gallagher. #Habs Trios ce matinPacioretty-Danault-RadulovByron-Galchenyuk-GallagherLehkonen-Plekanec-ShawFlynn-McCarron-Mitchell— Guillaume Lefrançois (@glefrancoisLP) February 20, 2017 Sunday’s practice saw Andrei Markov line up with Shea Weber, Nathan Beaulieu beside Jeff Petry, and Emelin on the third...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 17, 2017
Friday Habs Headlines: Only one scout believed in Brendan Gallagher’s NHL potential

Friday Habs Headlines: Only one scout believed in Brendan Gallagher’s NHL potential

Here are your daily headlines, including how 29 teams ignored Brendan Gallagher, less line juggling from the coach, and more Montreal Canadiens News and Notes: Brendan Gallagher’s road to the NHL is an interesting one, especially since only one scout thought he was worth a look, despite his fantastic production. [RDS] Following the tragedy that befell his ex-wife, Andrei Markov spent the bye week heading overseas as to bring his twins home to Canada. [Instagram] I joined Sam Blazer from NHLNumbers.com to discuss the current hectic situation of the Canadiens, and whether or not it’s...
Canadiens vs. Flyers 10 Takeaways: So much for being healthy

Canadiens vs. Flyers 10 Takeaways: So much for being healthy

With all but one player having returned to the lineup, the Habs put in a poor performance in a 3-1 loss 1. The Habs won the Nesterov trade After a good showing in his first game in the bleu-blanc-et-rouge, the 23-year old Russian made an impact last night, scoring his first goal as a Hab on a one-timer on a perfectly laid out pass from Andrei Markov. He impressed last night, and if this keeps up he’ll be solidifying his place as the team’s sixth defenceman. 2. The Canadiens started strong but then fizzled out After taking a one goal lead, the Canadiens took a step back while the Flyers...
Canadiens vs. Flyers: Game thread, rosters, lines and how to watch

Canadiens vs. Flyers: Game thread, rosters, lines and how to watch

The Canadiens pay a visit to the city of brotherly love. The Montreal Canadiens are getting healthy again, and with the position they have themselves in despite several key players missing time due to injuries, things are looking good with the return of Alex Galchenyuk and Jeff Petry tonight. With David Desharnais, Andrei Markov and Greg Pateryn returning to action on Tuesday, the Canadiens looked a team renewed on their way to a convincing 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Tonight the Canadiens face a team that has had an enigmatic 2015-16 campaign thus far. After a mediocre start to the...
Canadiens Game Day: Avalanche plucks Mark Barberio off waivers

Canadiens Game Day: Avalanche plucks Mark Barberio off waivers

Pat Hickey Montreal Gazette PHILADELPHIA — Mark Barberio’s run with the Canadiens came to end on Thursday when the Colorado Avalanche claimed the defenceman off waivers. The West Island native was caught in the numbers game after Andrei Markov returned from […]
Canadiens lines at practice: Galchenyuk, Petry return

Canadiens lines at practice: Galchenyuk, Petry return

The Habs are almost back to full health at practice today The Montreal Canadiens received some more good news on the injury front. After David Desharnais, Andrei Markov, and Greg Pateryn returned in the team’s win over the Buffalo Sabres, Alex Galchenyuk and Jeff Petry returned to practice on Wednesday. #Habs practice lines:Pacioretty - Danault - RadulovDD - Galchenyuk - ShawLehkonen - Plekanec - ByronJDLR/Andrighetto - Mitchell - Flynn— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) February 1, 2017 Michel Therrien kept the top line in place after their great performance yesterday, which means that the...
Mark Barberio placed on waivers

Mark Barberio placed on waivers

The defender will be heading to St. John’s if he’s not claimed With the arrival of Nikita Nesterov and the return to health of Andrei Markov, Montreal’s blue line is starting to get crowded. They re-assigned Zach Redmond to the AHL on Monday, and now they’re continuing the player shuffle. Mark Barberio will be placed on waivers by the Habs at noon— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) February 1, 2017 Barberio, 26, has four assists in 26 games played with the Canadiens this year. During that time frame he’s produced a 56% (!) CF rating, as well as controlling over 51% of the scoring...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 31, 2017
Canadiens vs. Sabres Game Thread, lines, start time, and how to watch

Canadiens vs. Sabres Game Thread, lines, start time, and how to watch

Returning from the All-Star Break, the Canadiens are facing a divisional foe. The Montreal Canadiens are facing off against a team that has given them all they can handle in recent meetings The Habs have many injured players making their return tonight, including defenceman Andrei Markov and centre David Desharnais. This game also features defenceman Nikita Nesterov’s Habs debut. Jeff Petry’s status is unknown as he felt ill this morning. He’ll be a game-time decision. Aside from all the new players, the Canadiens are coming off of a lackluster performance against the New York...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 31, 2017
Habs news: Andrei Markov returns from injury, will play with Nesterov

Habs news: Andrei Markov returns from injury, will play with Nesterov

The Canadiens received some positive news from their group of injured players. Jeff Petry missed practice this morning, due to a touch of the flu. There’s no word whether or not he’ll be ready to play tonight versus the Sabres. Jeff Petry n'est pas à l'entraînement ce matin (virus) // Jeff Petry will not be practicing today (flu)— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) January 31, 2017 The good news is that Alex Galchenyuk once again skate this morning, which means he’s hopefully approaching a return relatively soon. The Canadiens started out practice by focusing on the...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 31, 2017
Tuesday Habs Headlines: Nikita Nesterov set to make his Canadiens debut

Tuesday Habs Headlines: Nikita Nesterov set to make his Canadiens debut

Your daily links, including the arrival of Nikita Nesterov, the return of injured players, Redmond on waivers and more. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Nikita Nesterov will receive a trial-by-fire with Montreal, jumping into the lineup Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres. [ICI Radio-Canada] Victor Hedman has only good things to say about Nesterov, his former teammate with the Tampa Bay Lightning. [TVA Sports] Brendan Gallagher joined the morning show to talk about what kept him busy during the All-Star break. [TSN 690] Andrei Markov is ready to get back to work, and is relatively...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 30, 2017
Montreal Canadiens put Zach Redmond on waivers

Montreal Canadiens put Zach Redmond on waivers

The situation on the Habs blue line is getting settled With the return of Andrei Markov, and the arrival of Nikita Nesterov, the Montreal Canadiens put defenceman Zach Redmond on waivers today. Redmond (MON) on waivers today— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 30, 2017 This means that the Canadiens will have seven defencemen healthy counting Markov. I would expect Markov will get regular reps at practice today. The Habs are scheduled to practice at 2:00 p.m. It will also be Nesterov’s first practice with the team after being acquired from Tampa Bay. Redmond has played 15...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 27, 2017
Friday Habs Headlines: Andrei Markov getting close to a return

Friday Habs Headlines: Andrei Markov getting close to a return

In today’s links, a new defenceman joins the team, and an old one is about to return. Montreal Canadiens news and notes After a loss to the Islanders in Brooklyn, coach Michel Therrien planted an interesting seed of hope: Therrien hinted that Andrei Markov could be back at practice on Monday. #GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) January 27, 2017 Speaking of that loss, it was a rare case of not finding success in the home of the New York Islanders. [CBC Sports] Carey and Angela Price continue their partnership with Breakfast Club of Canada. The Habs’ goaltender gives...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 26, 2017
Montreal Canadiens acquire Nikita Nesterov from Tampa Bay

Montreal Canadiens acquire Nikita Nesterov from Tampa Bay

The Habs add more depth to the blue line. The Montreal Canadiens made a trade minutes before their game with the New York Islanders, acquiring defenceman Nikita Nesterov from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Canadiens acquire defenseman Nikita Nesterov from Tampa, in return for defenseman Jonathan Racine and a 6th round pick in 2017.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) January 27, 2017 Nesterov is a left-handed defenceman so he can provide depth, especially considering the health status of Andrei Markov. Racine spent the year in the American Hockey League after being acquired in return for...

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