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Newcomers impress at Habs scrimmage

Newcomers impress at Habs scrimmage

The idea behind training camp is to get better and that’s why Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien was smiling when he was asked about rookie Jacob de la Rose.
Parenteau scores again in Habs scrimmage

Parenteau scores again in Habs scrimmage

After scoring twice in Saturday’s scrimmage, P.A. Parenteau added another goal Sunday to help lead Team Red to a 5-2 win over Team White in Brossard. David Desharnais, Rene Bourque, Jake Dowell and Nick Sorkin also scored for Team Red, […]
Montreal Gazette Sep 20, 2014
Where to put Sven Andrighetto?

Where to put Sven Andrighetto?

Sven Andrighetto is stuck in hockey purgatory. He may be too good to play for the Montreal Canadiens farm club in Hamilton. But there doesn’t appear to be a spot for someone with his talents on the Canadiens’ roster.
Parenteau scores twice in Habs second scrimmage

Parenteau scores twice in Habs second scrimmage

The Canadiens held their second scrimmage of training camp Saturday in Brossard with Team Red beating Team White 4-2. P.A. Parenteau, playing on a line with David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty, scored twice for Team Red, while Manny Malhotra and […]
Montreal Gazette Sep 19, 2014
Battle for jobs on Habs’ blue line

Battle for jobs on Habs’ blue line

As the Canadiens’ training camp opened, young defencemen Jarred Tinordi, Nathan Beaulieu and Greg Pateryn talked about battling for two jobs.
Montreal Gazette Sep 19, 2014
Analytics hold no sway for Weise

Analytics hold no sway for Weise

For a time, the “capologist” was an NHL team’s mathematical genius, the front-office guy who crunched and massaged the structure of contracts to bring his employer in under the salary cap.
Montreal Gazette Sep 19, 2014
Habs’ Weise on most-wanted list in Boston

Habs’ Weise on most-wanted list in Boston

Dale Weise has been sleeping soundly as the 2014-15 NHL season approaches.
Habs coach Therrien happy with his four centres

Habs coach Therrien happy with his four centres

There was a full house in Brossard Friday as the Canadiens played their first scrimmage of training camp. Team A (Red) and Team B (White) played to a 3-3 tie. Max Pacioretty, Francis Bouillon and Lars Eller scored for Team […]
Montreal Gazette Sep 19, 2014
Stubbs: Battle in the crease for Habs’ backup job

Stubbs: Battle in the crease for Habs’ backup job

This proverbial elephant in the room, as the Canadiens opened training camp Thursday in Brossard with medicals and fitness tests, was a pachyderm no one could ignore: Three goaltenders and just two nets.
Montreal Gazette Sep 18, 2014
Habs’ Galchenyuk at centre of attention

Habs’ Galchenyuk at centre of attention

It’s a simple matter of arithmetic, but putting together a 23-man National Hockey League roster can seem as difficult as advanced calculus.
Montreal Gazette Sep 18, 2014
Beep ... beep: Habs start training camp

Beep ... beep: Habs start training camp

MONTREAL ­­— We sit in a dark, quiet corner of the bleachers Thursday, watching men practise long jumps on synthetic field turf. Except for a stale “whirrrr” buzzing from the neon lights, there is no sound. About a half dozen photographers cue in on the muscular hockey players, whose bodies glisten under a layer of sweat.
Let’s get physical: Habs open training camp

Let’s get physical: Habs open training camp

The Canadiens officially opened training camp Thursday in Brossard with players going through medical and physical testing, including the dreaded beep test. The Gazette’s Christopher Curtis describes the beep test as “the most Orwellian of physical examinations” with players running […]
Montreal Gazette Sep 17, 2014
Bouillon an insurance policy for Habs

Bouillon an insurance policy for Habs

Francis Bouillon is one of hockey’s feel-good stories. The undrafted, undersized defenceman beat the odds to find employment in the National Hockey League, playing 776 regular-season games over 13 seasons.
Bouillon an insurance policy at Habs’ training camp

Bouillon an insurance policy at Habs’ training camp

Veteran defenceman Francis Bouillon will be among the 64 players in Brossard Thursday morning when the Canadiens open training camp with players undergoing physical and medical testing. The first on-ice session will be Friday morning. The Gazette’s Pat Hickey reports […]
Montreal Gazette Sep 17, 2014
Stubbs: Weaver living LeDream with Canadiens

Stubbs: Weaver living LeDream with Canadiens

There’s a wide-ranging interview coming in the next edition of Canadiens Magazine and Habs defenceman Mike Weaver is darned excited to be the subject of it.

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