7:41 PM EDT, Thu April 25, 2019
Sportsnet.ca 9 hours ago
Canadiens sign Nate Thompson to one-year extension

Canadiens sign Nate Thompson to one-year extension

The Montreal Canadiens have signed veteran centre Nate Thompson to a one-year, one-way, $1M contract. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Eyes On The Prize 9 hours ago
Canadiens re-sign Nate Thompson to one-year contract

Canadiens re-sign Nate Thompson to one-year contract

The Alaska native earned another season with the team. The Montreal Canadiens have announced they have signed centre Nate Thompson to a one-year, one-way contract for the 2019-20 season. The Canadiens have agreed to terms on a one-year, one-way contract with forward Nate Thompson.DETAILS ➡️ https://t.co/5j17ncKAYF#GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 25, 2019 The contract is for $1,000,000. Thompson was acquired from the Los Angeles Kings this season and played 25 games for the Canadiens and had a goal and six assists. He had five goals and eight assists in 78...
Eyes On The Prize 9 hours ago
AHL player review: Brett Lernout had ample time to prove he has NHL-level talent

AHL player review: Brett Lernout had ample time to prove he has NHL-level talent

In a crucial year, did the young defender perform well enough to earn another contract? For years, the Montreal Canadiens were in desperate need of defensive prospects. Brett Lernout is one of the few who was there before the prospect pool was restocked, and remained afterwards. While Xavier Ouellet, Karl Alzner and Maxim Lamarche were the veterans based on age in Laval this year, at 23 years old, Lernout was one of the more senior presences on the Rocket blue line. In 279 games, Lernout has had ample time to prove he has NHL-level talent, especially with the influx of younger defenders...
Eyes On The Prize 13 hours ago
Janne Laukkanen on Ylönen, Kotkaniemi, and the shrinking gap between Liiga and the NHL

Janne Laukkanen on Ylönen, Kotkaniemi, and the shrinking gap between Liiga and the NHL

The general manager believes that Ylönen can be ready for the NHL in one year’s time, and is determined to help him get there. Janne Laukkanen, Sport Manager with the Lahden (Lahti) Pelicans, is a harsh critique when it comes to Montreal Canadiens draft pick Jesse Ylönen. But Laukkanen knows what it takes to reach the NHL; he has over 400 games in the league to his name. ”He wasn’t as good as we expected, but when he got the touch and confidence, he had a chance to show up. I think he took that spot [in the lineup] because you have to remember that it’s 25 players and you have to...
Eyes On The Prize 15 hours ago
Thursday Links & Open thread: Travelling with Antti Niemi

Thursday Links & Open thread: Travelling with Antti Niemi

Here are your daily links, including Niemi’s San Jose picks, surgery for Jesperi Kotkaniemi, learning from Columbus, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Antti Niemi has been all around the continent as an NHL goalie, and he shared his favourite things to do in San Jose (as the Sharks advance to Round 2). [Canadiens] It’s not hard to find the silver lining of a team that barely missed the playoffs. [The Athletic] The Habs could learn something from the team that beat them out for a wild-card spot at the final buzzer. [EOTP] ICYMI: Jesperi Kotkaniemi underwent knee surgery...
Eyes On The Prize Apr 24, 2019
Thompson faces a young challenger in his bid to re-sign with the Canadiens

Thompson faces a young challenger in his bid to re-sign with the Canadiens

The soon-to-be-35-year-old proved his value, but Ryan Poehling is eyeing his role in 2019-20. After Claude Julien was forced to shuffle his discard pile of fourth-liners for two-thirds of the season, a trade with the Los Angeles Kings finally gave him his ace. Perhaps not the card most people would put Nate Thompson’s face on, but with the team construction Julien had envisioned, the transaction allowed him to realize his plan of a top nine made up of skill and work ethic — which he’d had since the start of the year with the additions of Max Domi, Tomas Tatar, and Jesperi Kotkaniemi...
Eyes On The Prize Apr 24, 2019
Links: A year of firsts

Links: A year of firsts

In today’s links, looking back at the year that was both on and off the island, what the Habs could look like in the future, and change is in the cards for both the Preds and the Jets. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Recapping a Habs season that featured a lot of firsts. [Montreal Canadiens] What will the Habs look like two years from now? [TSN 690] The best and the worst of the 2018-19 Laval Rocket. [The Athletic] Around the league and elsewhere Facing a cohort of RFAs that includes Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor, change is likely coming in Winnipeg. [Journal de Montreal] An oral...
Sportsnet.ca Apr 23, 2019
Canadiens’ Jesperi Kotkaniemi has knee surgery in Montreal

Canadiens’ Jesperi Kotkaniemi has knee surgery in Montreal

Montreal Canadiens centre Jesperi Kotkaniemi had surgery on his left knee Tuesday, the team announced Tuesday. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Eyes On The Prize Apr 23, 2019
Jesperi Kotkaniemi underwent knee surgery for ‘minor’ injury

Jesperi Kotkaniemi underwent knee surgery for ‘minor’ injury

It shouldn’t affect his offseason training, according to Marc Bergevin. The Montreal Canadiens announced that forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. MEDICAL UPDATE: Jesperi Kotkaniemi underwent arthroscopic knee surgery.DETAILS ➡️ https://t.co/8Phv2D3LlZ#GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 23, 2019 The procedure was performed by Dr. Thierry Pauyo in Montreal on Tuesday. ’’With regards to Jesperi, it was a chronic, minor injury that did not stop him from playing this past season. Jesperi will remain in Montreal for the coming...
A Winning Habit Apr 23, 2019

Montreal Canadiens Roundup: The next player to get an extension

The Montreal Canadiens have more contracts to sign including Artturi Lehkonen, the NHL playoffs have been crazy, and the prospects are continuing to grow. 1) What do you make of the playoffs so far? Emmanuel D: The playoffs come to show that as long as you can get in, anything could happen. I don’t think anyone […] Montreal Canadiens Roundup: The next player to get an extension - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Apr 23, 2019
What can the Montreal Canadiens learn from the Columbus Blue Jackets?

What can the Montreal Canadiens learn from the Columbus Blue Jackets?

The two teams were battling for a playoff spot, and now Columbus is preparing for the second round. Two points. That’s all that separated the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference playoff race. And then the Blue Jackets swept the Tampa Bay Lightning to advance to the second round, something that nobody expected. The Lightning, and their 62 regular season wins, weren’t any ordinary top seed. But the Blue Jackets weren’t any ordinary eighth seed, either. After all, even Montreal’s 96 points tied the record for most successful non-playoff season in...
Eyes On The Prize Apr 23, 2019
Tuesday Links & Open thread: Retrospection

Tuesday Links & Open thread: Retrospection

Season reviews, Max Domi, Wes McCauley, Alexander Radulov, playoff structure, playoff injuries, green initiatives and more in today's links. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes It is impossible to deny that Max Domi fit right in this season. [Canadiens] Season reviews are underway, and yesterday we examined Nate Thompson. [EOTP] Jesse Ylönen had a good season, but there's room to grow. [EOTP] Would having Alexander Radulov have helped Montreal make the playoffs? [TVA] Around the League and Elsewhere When a team is eliminated from the playoffs, we inevitably hear how half the team was...
Montreal Gazette Apr 22, 2019

What the Puck: A Canadiens-obsessed take on this year's NHL playoffs

Montreal fans watch the playoffs through their Habs-obsessed point of view and many are split over whether to support the Leafs or not.
Eyes On The Prize Apr 22, 2019
Nate Thompson brought stability to a makeshift fourth line

Nate Thompson brought stability to a makeshift fourth line

After being unimpressed with a handful of early auditions, Claude Julien finally found his man. After all the pre-season games had been played in September, Claude Julien made his final roster decisions. He chose to cut AHL veterans Kenny Agostino and Michael Chaput in favour of Charles Hudon and Matthew Peca, hoping to get a bit of offence from the bottom trio and balance out a four-line formation. The head coach wasn’t satisfied with what he saw from Hudon in the opening weeks. After a decent first full year in the NHL the previous season, with 10 goals and 30 points, Hudon had trouble...
Eyes On The Prize Apr 22, 2019
Report Card: Ylönen had a good season, but there’s more offence to unlock

Report Card: Ylönen had a good season, but there’s more offence to unlock

The prospect will use this off-season to address some weaknesses that prevented him from producing to his potential. With two picks early in the second round in the 2018 NHL Draft, the Montreal Canadiens looked set to add some intriguing prospects. The second of the two picks was spent on a Finnish winger with tremendous speed: Jesse Ylönen. Expectations on Ylönen were high, but realistic, when he entered the season with the Lahti Pelicans in Liiga. Having spent the season before in Mestis (Finland’s second division), Ylönen was used to playing against men, and so the transition to...

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