Found October 25, 2011 on Puck Daddy:
"It's not like we're doing everything bad." — Tomas Plekanec, Montreal Canadiens center, after the Habs' 2-1 loss to Florida. Well, no, but you're also not doing anything good, which is the problem right now. The Montreal Canadiens are off to their worst start in 70 years at 1-5-2, losing to the Florida Panthers, 2-1, on Monday night at Bell Centre. As we said last week: It's a complete mess. Now it's become a complete mess with anonymous accusations of favoritism and locker-room rats getting power-play time, which always bodes well for a struggling team. (The story in question has since been deleted from the site that reported it. Check Dave Stubbs' feed for more.) Insight or B.S., that's the sort of thing that starts trickling out when the season's slipping away, or when a coach is losing the room. The latter may be happening; the former definitely is happening. But would firing Jacques Martin turn those fortunes around? Let it be sa...

Canadiens LW Pacioretty has ligament damage in wrist

Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty suffered ligament damage to his wrist and will be sidelined indefinitely. Pacioretty will not need surgery after he left Monday's 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers with the injury. The 22-year-old Connecticut native, who has two goals and four assists is leading the struggling Canadiens in points this season. Mired in a six-game losing...

Canadiens fire assistant coach Pearn

The Montreal Canadiens fired assistant coach Perry Pearn prior to Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Pearn had begun his third season with Montreal, rejoining head coach Jacques Martin when he was hired by the Canadiens heading into the 2009-10 season. He began his NHL career as an assistant coach with Winnipeg in 1995-96 and served under Martin in Ottawa...

Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Martin — Should he stay or should he go?

Veteran bench boss Jacques Martin is answering the cries of fans to be removed from the coveted bench of the Montreal Canadiens. With arguably the most passionate fans any sports franchise could ask for, and enough talent in the locker room to transcend into a winning record, let along a win this season at the Bell Centre (which hasn’t happened, yet), Martin is brushing...

Carey Price to Stop Wearing Breast Cancer Awareness-Themed Pink Goalie Pads After Winless Start

Carey Price cares about raising awareness about breast cancer research. We won't fault him on that. But do you know what's more important than raising breast cancer awareness? Winning hockey games, apparently. Price had planned to wear a pink-themed goalie mask and pads throughout the month of October as part of Hockey Fights Cancer campaign, but the Canadiens goalie reconsidered...

Report: Max Pacioretty Will Miss Game Against Bruins Due to Wrist Injury

Max Pacioretty's return to the ice against the Boston Bruins will have to be put on hold. The Canadiens' winger, who has two goals and four assists in eight games this year, has ligament damage in his wrist that won't require surgery but will keep him out in the short term, according to The Gazette in Montreal. Head coach Jacques Martin is expected to address Pacioretty...

Price gets 100th win; Canadiens end 6-game skid

Carey Price made 21 saves for his 100th win and Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist Wednesday night as the host Montreal Canadiens ended a six-game losing streak with a 5-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers. Earlier in the day, the struggling Canadiens fired assistant coach Perry Pearn, who, among other duties, worked with the team's power-play units.

Flyers Visit Montreal to Face-Off Against Struggling Canadiens

The Flyers will look to build on their win over the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier this week as they take on another team from north of the border; the Montreal Canadiens. Goaltender Carey Price (.878 Save %, 3.13 GAA) and newcomer Eric Cole (1G, 1A, minus 4) have really struggled as the Canadiens are off to an abysmal 1-5-2 start this season. Their only win came against the Winnipeg...

Game 9: Habs/Flyers

Remember last season when the Canadiens would excite all fans by playing lights out hockey against the league’s best teams and then soiling the bed sheets against the leagues bottom-feeders? There are two ways to look at tonight’s game: 1) This is what has happened to the Habs early in the season – they just haven’t played the kind of competition that truly gets their motor...

Struggling Canadiens fire assistant coach Pearn

The Montreal Canadiens fired assistant coach Perry Pearn prior to Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Perry Pearn relieved of his duties

Tweet PRESS RELEASE MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager, Pierre Gauthier, announced Wednesday  that assista...

Canadiens beat Flyers to end 6-game skid (AP)

Carey Price made 21 saves for his 100th win and Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist and the Montreal Canadiens ended a six-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. Pacioretty assisted on Andrei Kostitsyn's goal 10:26 into the second and scored 2:12 later to make it 3-1.

Montreal Canadiens Justified in Firing Perry Pearn

By Alexander Monaghan President  Tasteless but justified. Approximately one hour before tonight’s home game against the Philadelphia Flyers, members of the Montreal Canadiens were informed assistant coach Perry Pearn was relieved of his duties. In charge of mostly special teams, Pearn’s influence over the club clearly failed as the Habs boasted a 9.4 percent PP efficiency...

Flyers-Canadiens Preview

As the frustration mounts for the Montreal Canadiens during their worst start in 70 years, the Philadelphia Flyers hope to overcome some adversity of their own. Injured captain Chris Pronger begins an extended absence as Philadelphia looks to keep reeling Montreal winless at home Wednesday night. Pronger was hit in the right eye with an accidental high stick in a 4-2 win over Toronto...
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