Found October 27, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
The Canadiens came out flying against Anaheim earlier in the week, playing arguably their best team game since the season began. Then, last night against San Jose, the Habs appeared flat footed and intimidated, as a faster, bigger Sharks team had them for dinner in a 2-0 win. So which Habs are the real Habs? Well, don't forget that Montreal is currently quite banged up, missing some key players and most of their bigger bodies. Michael Bournival has been the best story thus far, as he shifts between the 2nd and 4th lines, providing solid two-way play and an indication that the future is bright. My money is on Louis Leblanc being called up soon, as the former first round pick appears to have turned a corner in the AHL, with a couple of game winners this week and, by all accounts, his best stretch as a pro. While it has been 4 years since the Habs drafted Leblanc, and many see him as a bust, let's not forget that sometimes players take a while to mature. One that comes to min...

Canadiens need to lock renew P.K. Subban contract soon

The Montreal Canadiens tried to hedge their bets against P.K. Subban when they gave him a two-year bridge deal worth $5.75 million. Total. Not a year. Across two seasons. Can you imagine how big of a pay-day this kid is in for now? And the Canadiens will have no one to blame but themselves when he asks for north of $7 million. That’s because they tried to play hard ball already...

Canadiens attempt to aid better player-name pronunciation

The NHL's definitely a linguistically diverse league, and's Szymon Szemberg noted that the New York Times' Jeff Z. Klein penned an article about the Montreal Canadiens' attempts to properly spell their players' names on the backs of their jerseys, diacritical marks included: The Montreal Canadiens’ decision this season to include the accents in...

Canadiens’ Travis Moen is day-to-day with a cut to the face

Montreal Canadiens forward Travis Moen is listed as day-to-day after leaving the game Saturday with a deep cut to the face. Moen took a puck right in his face and left some blood on the ice. As per the team’s official Twitter account, he did not make the trip to New York with the team. The Canadiens play the New York Rangers in their home opener, as they re-open Madison Square...

Montreal spoils Rangers' home opener

Peter Budaj made 27 saves for his 11th career NHL shutout, and Tomas Plekanec and Alex Galchenyuk provided all the offense Montreal needed as the Canadiens spoiled the New York Rangers' long-awaited home opener with a 2-0 victory Monday night. The 31-year-old Budaj was on the top of his game despite playing in place of No. 1 goalie Carey Price for only the second time this season...

Little Montreal Canadiens fan sticks tongue at Canadiens head coach

This little Montreal Canadiens fan had a great seat to watch the Canadiens take on the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.  Apparently the fan was none too pleased with how the game was turning out, and stuck their tongue out at Montreal head coach Michel Therrien.  This is a fantastic picture and it’s easy to see why the kid might have been upset, San Jose won 2-0. [@andipHNIC]

Report: Murray, Leblanc to make season debuts for Habs tonight

Montreal defenseman Douglas Murray and forward Louis Leblanc will play their first games of the year tonight, according to various reports. Murray, 33, has missed all 11 games this season due to an upper-body injury suffered in the preseason. The veteran Swede, who signed with the Habs as a depth defenseman in August, will be counted upon more than first thought with Alexei Emelin...

Reviewing 24CH

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette, The Canadiens launched 24 CH with a promise to give viewers a candid, behind-the-scenes look at the team, and the show has delivered. Based on the popular HBO 24/7 series that focuses on teams preparing for the annual Winter Classic, 24 CH could have been another bland attempt by an organization to control the message with breezy...

George Parros, Douglas Murray join Canadiens in New York

The Canadiens will be bigger when they visit the New York Rangers Monday night (7:30 p.m., TSN-HABS, RDS, TSN Radio 690), but will they be better? When the Canadiens arrived here Sunday after their charter flight was delayed several hours by a bomb scare at Trudeau airport, the manifest included two heavyweights in forward George Parros and defenceman Douglas Murray. They were...

Alex Galchenyuk’s controversial goal sinks Rangers

The Montreal Canadiens defeated the New York Rangers 2-0 on Monday night, and Alex Galchenyuk scored a 2-0 dagger with 2:51 left in the 3rd period...With his foot. The NHL's "Situation Room" upheld the goal... But the Rangers were not amused, especially given that J.T. Miller "scored" a similar game-tying goal against Philly which was waved off last...

Peter Budaj and the Habs blank Rangers 2-0

Tomas Plekanec scored his sixth goal of the season on a power play at 16:34 of the second period and goaltender Peter Budaj did the rest as the Canadiens defeated the New York Rangers 2-0 in the first hockey game played in the renovated Madison Square Garden. Michael Bournival found Plekanec in the open and the veteran faked a forehand before slipping a backhander under Rangers goaltender...

Stars-Canadiens Preview

While they've been excellent on the road, the Montreal Canadiens haven't fared nearly as well on home ice. Back at the Bell Centre, the inconsistent Canadiens hope to avoid their fourth loss in five homes games Tuesday night when they face the Dallas Stars. Montreal (7-5-0) continued its strong play on the road Monday, spoiling the New York Rangers' long-awaited home...

Game Preview: New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens

TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Montreal Canadiens tonight, Oct. 28, at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in their 2013-14 regular season home opener. The Blueshirts currently rank seventh in the Metropolitan Division standings, and 14th in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 3-6-0 (6 pts). The Rangers enter the contest […]
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