3:24 AM EST, Fri February 24, 2017
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 17, 2017
David Desharnais faces his next big battle

David Desharnais faces his next big battle

Will a new coach breathe new life into Desharnais’ career? Eight seasons after breaking into the Montreal Canadiens, David Desharnais has seemingly lost his spot in the lineup, having been phased out in favour of Philip Danault, and a transition of Alex Galchenyuk to centre. Now that Claude Julien is in charge, Desharnais obviously has an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and earn his way back into the lineup in the final months of the final season of his contract, but it will be a tall task. To his credit he is no stranger to adversity, as he has been battling the odds...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 12, 2017
Canadiens vs. Blues Recap: Bowing out to the Blues

Canadiens vs. Blues Recap: Bowing out to the Blues

The Montreal Canadiens couldn’t respond to Patrik Berglund’s hat trick. The Montreal Canadiens returned to the Bell Centre to welcome Mike Yeo and the St. Louis Blues. Al Montoya took Carey Price’s spot in net, while Nikita Nesterov, Brian Flynn and David Desharnais were made healthy scratches. Despite battling the flu, captain Max Pacioretty suited up. After observing a moment of silence for Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch, the game was on. It was all St. Louis early on, as a disorganized Montreal blue line and Al Montoya’s ill-timed slip, allowed the Blues to...
The Hockey Writers Feb 8, 2017

Montreal Canadiens Trade Deadline Blueprint

I’m not hitting the panic button nor am I being unreasonable, I’m just stating the harsh reality that lies ahead. The Montreal Canadiens won’t go far in the playoffs with their current roster and I’d love to hear a reason why I’m wrong. With Paul Byron, David Desharnais and Andrew Shaw locking up top-six roles so […]
Canadiens vs. Capitals Top Six Minutes: Habs can’t control the Capitals

Canadiens vs. Capitals Top Six Minutes: Habs can’t control the Capitals

Third period pressure not enough to beat the Caps For our new readers and members, the Top Six Minutes is a continuation of the discussion in the game thread. We try to keep it light and entertaining. Full recaps are up the morning after every game. The Montreal Canadiens played the first of their Super Bowl back-to-backs on Saturday afternoon, taking on the top team in the NHL. Before the game versus the Washington Capitals, it was announced that David Desharnais would be a healthy scratch, with Sven Andrighetto taking his spot, and Jacob de la Rose was in the lineup for a second game in a...
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...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 30, 2017
Montreal Canadiens injury update: Galchenyuk still out, but others close

Montreal Canadiens injury update: Galchenyuk still out, but others close

Michel Therrien spoke to the media after practice It was a good news, bad news situation report from Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien after practice today. We’ll start with the bad news. After re-injuring his knee, Alex Galchenyuk is out until at least the weekend. He did skate by himself before the team’s practice today. Galchenyuk won't be back before the weekend...— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) January 30, 2017 On the other side of things, David Desharnais will be back. Desharnais skated with Andrew Shaw and Sven Andrighetto at practice today and will likely line up...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 30, 2017
Monday Habs Headlines: Where does Nikita Nesterov fit in the lineup?

Monday Habs Headlines: Where does Nikita Nesterov fit in the lineup?

Here are your daily links including, Nesterov fitting in as a top six defenseman, injured players nearing return and Marchand likes Price in Bruins colors Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Marc Bergevin sees Nikita Nesterov as a possible top six defensemen. What does that mean for Nathan Beaulieu or Alexei Emelin? [La Presse] We could see David Desharnais, Alex Galchenyuk and Greg Pateryn back in action next week. [Twitter] EOTP’s Andrew Zadarnowski joins Habs Breakfast to talk what it will take to land Matt Duchene, the NHL All-Star weekend and more. [TSN] NHL Top 100 player, Jacques...
Rotoworld Jan 27, 2017

David Desharnais (knee) may return next week - David Desharnais (C) Montreal Canadiens

David Desharnais (knee) could be ready to return after the All-Star break.
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 25, 2017
Habs lines & news: Alex Galchenyuk did not practice

Habs lines & news: Alex Galchenyuk did not practice

The Canadiens practiced ahead of their match up versus the Islanders Here are the latest lines from practice for the Montreal Canadiens. You’ll notice that Alex Galchenyuk did not take part in the morning skate, which indicates that he’s at risk of missing the game against the New York Islanders. Trios à l'entraînement/Lines at practicePacioretty-Danault-RadulovLehkonen-Plekanec-ByronAndrighetto-Flynn-ShawCarr-De La Rose-Mitchell— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) January 25, 2017 Some positive news on the injury front was the presence of David Desharnais, who took some line...

David Desharnais Photos

Canadiens Player News

  • 1

    Andrew Shaw

    Andrew Shaw denies report of feud with former Habs coach Therrien

  • 1

    Max Pacioretty

    'They deserve better,' Max Pacioretty says after fans boo Habs off ice

  • Carey Price

    Beauvillier, Greiss lead Islanders to 3-0 win over Canadiens The Associated Press

  • Alex Galchenyuk

    Canadiens vs. Rangers Game Recap: Taking Two on Broadway

  • Nikita Nesterov

    2017 NHL Trade Deadline: What is Greg Pateryn’s trade value?

  • Shea Weber

    Wednesday Habs Headlines: Greg Pateryn is on the trade market

  • Paul Byron

    Paul Byron redeems himself Tuesday night - Paul Byron (W) Montreal Canadiens

  • Alexander Radulov

    NHL Rumors: Julien, Radulov, Lazar and Vermette

  • Al Montoya

    Let’s chuckle at goalie flubs by Mike Smith, Al Montoya (Video)

  • Jeff Petry

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