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Tweet BROSSARD – After idling for seven games, Scott Gomez gets back to practicing with the Habs and hopes to join the team ...

Ex-NHLer: Steroids a problem in NHL

In his new book, The Story of the NHL’s Unluckiest Tough Guy, former enforcer Georges Laraque claims that the NHL has not been exempt from the steroid and PED use which has plagued other pro leagues.

Canadiens RW Kostitsyn exits practice, iffy vs. Oilers

Montreal Canadiens right wing Andrei Kostitsyn exited practice early for the second straight day with a lower body injury. Canadiens coach Jacques Martin detailed that the 26-year-old Belarussian will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's contest versus the Edmonton Oilers. Should Kostitsyn be sidelined, Yannick Weber would likely take his spot on the third line. The 10th...

Split weekend for Les Canadiens

A reasonable weekend for the Habs, who topped Ottawa on Friday, only to lose to the Rangers (and the refs) on Saturday. I’m not one to gripe about refereeing very often, but this one was no contest, with penalty after penalty (10, as I recall) to the Habs, while the Rangers skated away with a couple of penalties that were also questionable (and of the “make up” variety). Not...

Guest blogger HWirth: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Nothing beats Original Six matchups on Hockey Night in Canada as the New York Rangers (6-3-3) continued their winning ways with a 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens (5-6-2). The Canadiens came into the game winners of 4 straight but were missing Scott Gomez (that’s a bad thing, right?) Thoughts: 1) Fireworks early (not created by Avery) after a clean hit by Blunden off the...

Laraque Doesn’t Like Canseco Comparison

from Randy Starkman of the Toronto Star, Georges Laraque is angry at being compared to baseball whistle-blower Jose Canseco in the wake of claims he made in his new book that steroid use was common in NHL dressing rooms. “Some people are stupid enough to say that I’m the new Canseco of hockey,” Laraque told the Star in a telephone interview Sunday. “First of all, I’ve...

Creation of the Max Pacioretty Foundation

Tweet PRESS RELEASE MONTREAL- Montreal Canadiens forward, Max Pacioretty announced Monday the creation of his foundation to help th...

Georges Laraque vs. Darren Pang Twitter fight over Gretzky legacy

Former Edmonton Oilers enforcer Georges Laraque has a new book out. Perhaps you're heard of it, what with the accusations that the NHL is filled with more juice than a Florida orange grove. But "The Story of the NHL's Unlikeliest Tough Guy" also includes Laraque's candid thoughts about his NHL career, including the coaches he's played for … like when...

Knocking on the door

Tweet MONTREAL – The Habs had their chances on Tuesday night but the Oilers proved they’re the stingiest defense in the NHL ...

Rangers' McDonagh was gift of Habs

It would have been a home run for the Rangers had the June 30, 2009, trade with the Canadiens had simply stopped at being Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Mike Busto to Montreal for Christopher Higgins. For general manager Glen Sather's primary motivation in making the deal was to...
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