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What the Puck: Are excuses now OK with Canadiens?

What the Puck: Are excuses now OK with Canadiens?

BRENDAN KELLY Okay, I am actually aware it’s summer, a sweltering one at that, but in the world that I live in — the padded cell that is the nervous beating heart of the Habs Nation — we talk Canadiens 12 months […]

Canadiens’ first-round picks will be in spotlight when rookie camp opens Sept. 15

The Canadiens’ four most recent first-round draft picks will all be on the ice at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Sept. 15 when the team’s rookie camp opens. Defenceman Mikhail Sergachev (No. 9 overall pick in 2016), defenceman Noah […]

Leafs hoping former Hab Brandon Prust still has something left in tank

STU COWAN Brandon Prust is hoping his NHL career isn’t over at age 32. The Toronto Maple Leafs have given the former Canadiens forward a chance to keep playing by inviting him to training camp next month on a tryout basis. […]
Knee injury still in the back of Carey Price’s mind

Knee injury still in the back of Carey Price’s mind

When the Canadiens opened up their locker room in Brossard Monday to introduce free-agent signing Alexander Radulov, Carey Price’s goalie equipment was set up in his stall. Price obviously has more than one set since he has been working out this […]
A Q&A with new Canadiens forward Alexander Radulov

A Q&A with new Canadiens forward Alexander Radulov

STU COWAN Alexander Radulov was introduced to the Montreal media on Monday afternoon at the team’s practice facility in Brossard. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound right-winger signed a one-year, U.S.$5.75-million free-agent contract on July 1 after spending the last eight seasons in the […]
Canadiens play musical chairs in locker room

Canadiens play musical chairs in locker room

STU COWAN The Canadiens opened up their Brossard locker room on Monday afternoon to introduce summer free-agent signing Alexander Radulov to the Montreal media.  “Bonjour à toute le monde,” Radulov said to the media mob in his thick Russian accent after […]
A Q&A with the Canadiens’ Torrey Mitchell

A Q&A with the Canadiens’ Torrey Mitchell

STU COWAN The Canadiens’ Torrey Mitchell looked very fit and ready to start a new season when he showed up for an interview on Thursday afternoon at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. The 31-year-old veteran had just finished a […]
What the Puck: Should P.K. Subban be captain of the Predators?

What the Puck: Should P.K. Subban be captain of the Predators?

BRENDAN KELLY If you’re running the Nashville Predators, do you name P.K. Subban captain? If you’re following this story closely, and I know you are, you realize the Preds are short a leader since they traded their ‘C’, Shea Weber, […]
Max Pacioretty raises $145,000 for charity with inaugural Captain’s Golf Tournament

Max Pacioretty raises $145,000 for charity with inaugural Captain’s Golf Tournament

Max Pacioretty held his first Captain’s Golf Tournament Tuesday at the Islesmere Golf Club and raised $145,000 for the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and the Max Pacioretty Foundation. Teammates David Desharnais, Phillip Danault, Seven Andrighetto, Mark Barberio, Stefan Matteau, Torrey Mitchell and […]
A Q&A with former Canadien Dale Weise

A Q&A with former Canadien Dale Weise

STU COWAN Dale Weise grew up in Winnipeg as a huge Canadiens fan and even had a Habs scoreboard light in his bedroom. A dream came true for Weise and his father Miles — a lifelong Canadiens fan — when the […]

Canadiens’ Shea Weber No. 9 on Top 20 list of NHL defencemen

STU COWAN Canadiens defenceman Shea Weber is well aware that there will be statistical comparisons made between him and P.K. Subban for a long time to come following the blockbuster trade between Montreal and the Nashville Predators on June 29. […]
Canadiens’ Beaulieu will get some help now in defending teammates

Canadiens’ Beaulieu will get some help now in defending teammates

STU COWAN Nathan Beaulieu is a tough kid — it’s one of the things I really like about him as a player. The Canadiens defenceman showed just how tough last season when he dropped the gloves with the Columbus Blue […]
A Q&A with new Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw

A Q&A with new Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw

STU COWAN After finishing a media scrum before last Tuesday’s Michel Therrien Golf Invitational at Le Mirage in Terrebonne, new Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw said: “Mr. Handsome’s going to take over now.” He was referring to the good-looking Nathan Beaulieu, […]
What the Puck: Patrick Roy would make for a juicy soap opera with Canadiens

What the Puck: Patrick Roy would make for a juicy soap opera with Canadiens

BRENDAN KELLY It’s Instant Karma, man. Like John Lennon sang all those years ago, on his best-ever single: “Instant Karma’s gonna get you/Gonna knock you right on the head.” The two biggest trades in the past couple of decades of […]
Patrick Roy resigns as coach of Colorado Avalanche

Patrick Roy resigns as coach of Colorado Avalanche

On a sweltering hot Thursday afternoon in Montreal, Patrick Roy turned up the heat on Canadiens coach Michel Therrien even more. Roy, the former Canadiens goaltender, announced he has resigned as head coach and vice-president of hockey operations with the […]