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Eyes On The Prize Jan 15, 2020
Links: Joel Armia is close to returning

Links: Joel Armia is close to returning

Photo by Derek Leung/ In today’s links, Joel Armia hopes to be back in the lineup before the bye week, first impressions on Ilya Kovalchuk, and Nicklas Backstrom signs an extension with the Washington Capitals. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Joel Armia is close to returning to the Habs lineup. [Montreal Gazette] Nate Thompson hopes that his story can help others facing the same struggles. [Montreal Gazette] Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Ryan Poehling, and the potential beginning of a beautiful friendship. [The Athletic] A positive first impression for Ilya Kovalchuk. [Radio-Canada] For...
Montreal Gazette Jan 14, 2020

Canadiens' Nate Thompson hopes story of his struggles can help others

"I think it’s one of those things where if I can help just one person, it’s a win," he says about openly discussing alcohol and drug abuse.
Eyes On The Prize Jan 14, 2020
Links: Youth Movement

Links: Youth Movement

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via The rise of Suzuki and Poehling has bolstered the Habs’ penalty kill, Price, his records, and his future, Ovechkin, the Great Albertan Feud, Jagr, the All Star Game and more in today's links Montreal Canadiens News and Notes The rise of Ryan Poehling and Nick Suzuki has helped the resurgence of the penalty kill, and Nate Thompson's decision to share his story in hopes that it will help others. [Sportsnet] With this 46th career shut-out, Carey Price continues his climb up the list of all-time greats. [Sportsnet] Whether they should or not, there is...
Montreal Gazette Jan 13, 2020

Canadiens' Nate Thompson shares story of sobriety in bright spotlight

Hopes to inspire others battling addiction through outstanding Hockey Night in Canada feature interview with Christine Simpson.
Eyes On The Prize Jan 12, 2020
Links: Nate Thompson’s story of overcoming addiction

Links: Nate Thompson’s story of overcoming addiction

Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports In today’s links, Thompson’s story of how he gained back control of his life, looking at the Canadiens’ future, and news on some marquee events on the NHL schedule. Montreal Canadiens news and notes If you missed it on last night’s broadcast, watch Nate Thompson’s story on overcoming addiction. [Sportsnet] The Canadiens have a decent team, but not a great one. Is it time to focus solely on the future by trading current players for draft assets? [Sportsnet] Marc Bergevin is waiting until the upcoming bye week to evaluate the organization and...
Sportsnet.ca Jan 11, 2020
Nate Thompson opens up about his alcohol and drug addiction

Nate Thompson opens up about his alcohol and drug addiction

Montreal Canadiens blueliner Nate Thompson sits down with HNIC’s Christine Simpson to open up about his former alcohol and drug addiction, and how he’s so grateful for his support group, and for a second chance in life and hockey. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Montreal Gazette Jan 3, 2020

Canadiens Notebook: Nate Thompson has high praise for Ilya Kovalchuk

“Kovy’s a good guy. I just think it wasn’t the right fit there," veteran says about his former teammate with the Los Angeles Kings.
Eyes On The Prize Dec 22, 2019
Recap: On to the next one

Recap: On to the next one

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Jeff Petry had a big night against his former team in what was otherwise a forgettable affair. Back-to-back wins against Western Canadian teams gave the Montreal Canadiens a little bit of breathing room coming into Edmonton on Saturday night. Claude Julien chose to stick with the same lineup that had beaten the Calgary Flames in overtime on Thursday, meaning Mikey Reilly stayed paired up with Cale Fleury, while Riley Barber and Ryan Poehling flanked Nate Thompson on the fourth line. Standing between Carey Price and a third consecutive win? A top-heavy...

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