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Montreal Gazette Sep 15, 2014
An eye-opening first day on the job covering Habs

An eye-opening first day on the job covering Habs

Editor’s note: Monday was Christopher Curtis’s first day on the job as a Gazette sports writer covering the Canadiens after spending the last three years working as a city reporter.
Montreal Gazette Sep 15, 2014
Stubbs: Wisps of grey smoke ... but no Habs captain

Stubbs: Wisps of grey smoke ... but no Habs captain

It was a few minutes after 9 a.m. Monday when the Canadiens announced by Twitter and email communiqué that they would have four alternate captains for the 2014-15 season, putting no one in the captain’s jersey for the second time since 2009-10.
Montreal Gazette Sep 15, 2014
Habs to go without captain this season

Habs to go without captain this season

The Canadiens announced at their annual golf tournament Monday morning at Laval-sur-le-Lac that they won't have a captain for the 2014-15 season, instead going with four assistant captains.
Habs will go with four assistant captains this season

Habs will go with four assistant captains this season

The Canadiens announced at their annual golf tournament Monday morning at Laval-sur-le-Lac that they won’t have a captain for the 2014-15 season, instead going with four assistant captains. The assistant captains will be Tomas Plekanec, Andrei Markov, Max Pacioretty and […]
Montreal Gazette Sep 14, 2014
Habs prospect Sekac followed his heart to Montreal

Habs prospect Sekac followed his heart to Montreal

Jiri Sekac said he followed his heart when he decided to sign as a free agent with the Canadiens.
Bozon scores goal in Habs’ rookie scrimmage

Bozon scores goal in Habs’ rookie scrimmage

Tim Bozon, who almost died earlier this year from meningitis, scored a goal for the winning Team White in a 3-2 victory over Team Red during an intra-squad scrimmage Sunday in Brossard on Day 3 of the Canadiens’ rookie camp. […]
Montreal Gazette Sep 12, 2014
Stubbs: Summer just about over for Habs’ Pacioretty

Stubbs: Summer just about over for Habs’ Pacioretty

The game remains a wonderful, enduring memory for Max Pacioretty, a match that counted not for a single point in the standings, one that did nothing to fatten his statistics.
Montreal Gazette Sep 12, 2014
Habs rookie Bozon recovers from bout with meningitis

Habs rookie Bozon recovers from bout with meningitis

WITH VIDEO: Tim Bozon said Friday that his participation in the Canadiens’ rookie camp is a “bonus” after his final junior hockey season was cut short by a bout with meningitis.
Bozon at Habs’ rookie camp after battling meningitis

Bozon at Habs’ rookie camp after battling meningitis

The focus was on Tim Bozon on the first day of the Canadiens’ rookie camp Friday in Brossard. Bozon’s season with the WHL’s Kootenay Ice was cut short following a game in Saskatoon on Feb. 28 when he ended up […]
Montreal Gazette Sep 12, 2014
Habs will retire Lapointe’s No. 5 on Nov. 8

Habs will retire Lapointe’s No. 5 on Nov. 8

The Canadiens announced on Friday that they will retire No. 5 in honour of Hall of Fame defenceman Guy Lapointe on Nov. 8 before a game against the Minnesota Wild at the Bell Centre. Lapointe now works as the coordinator of amateur scouting for the Wild.
Habs will retire Guy Lapointe’s No. 5 on Nov. 8

Habs will retire Guy Lapointe’s No. 5 on Nov. 8

The Canadiens announced on Friday that they will retire No. 5 in honour of Hall of Fame defenceman Guy Lapointe on Nov. 8 before a game against the Minnesota Wild at the Bell Centre. Lapointe now works as the coordinator […]
Montreal Gazette Sep 11, 2014
Hickey: Focus on Sekac, Scherbak at Habs rookie camp

Hickey: Focus on Sekac, Scherbak at Habs rookie camp

Officially, it’s the Montreal Canadiens rookie camp, but it would be more accurate to describe it as Phase 1 of the Hamilton Bulldogs training camp.
Odds against a Habs rookie cracking lineup this season

Odds against a Habs rookie cracking lineup this season

The Canadiens rookie camp opens Friday morning in Brossard with 41 players going through off-ice physicals and fitness testing before hitting the ice for the first time on Saturday. There were 44 players invited to the camp, but three of […]
Montreal Gazette Sep 10, 2014
Habs fans had love affair with Koivu

Habs fans had love affair with Koivu

At the 1994 Winter Olympics, I went to see the opening hockey game between Finland and the Czech Republic. The attraction was 19-year-old Saku Koivu, who had been drafted by the Canadiens in the first round (21st overall) a year earlier.
Montreal Gazette Sep 10, 2014
Koivu’s career much more than just numbers

Koivu’s career much more than just numbers

The Canadiens career of Saku Koivu, who retired from professional hockey on Wednesday, is not told by the numbers.

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