Found October 26, 2013 on
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 features and cherry personality pieces.
But the season debut set the tone for this season when the cameras followed Louis Leblanc into general manager Marc Bergevin’s office, where the former first-round draft choice was told he was being assigned to the American Hockey League’s Hamilton Bulldogs....
It was a riveting scene, the kind of conversation that is usually kept behind closed doors. I don’t imagine Leblanc was pleased at being pilloried in a public forum, but it provided fans with an insight as to why the player who received a standing ovation at the Bell Centre when he was drafted 18th overa...
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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...
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...
Carey Price made 31 saves in the Montreal Canadiens' 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.
Tomas Plekanec, Michael Bournival, Brian Gionta and Rene Bourque also scored for Montreal (6-4-0).
Patrick Maroon scored for Anaheim (7-3-0), while Jonas Hiller made 21 saves.
After pressure by the Canadiens to start the game, Bournival scored his second of the season...
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.
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...
It’s a common tradition across sports: when a player of great stature retires, teams shower them with gifts commemorating their time in the league. The gifts range from funny to weird to really cool and creative, but nonetheless it’s a classy thing to do. That’s why when 38-year-old Saku Koivu got to the Bell Centre in Montreal Thursday morning, a present was waiting for him...
Last night might have been the final time former Habs’ captain Saku Koivu laid skate to Bell Centre ice. The 38 year old Duck played thirteen seasons with the Canadiens before settling into a secondary role with the Anaheim Ducks…Read more →The post Former Habs’ captain Saku Koivu receives thunderous applause at the Bell Centre in Montreal appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Saku Koivu doesn't want to think about the possibility his team's visit to Bell Centre on Thursday may have been his last.
But if it was it was a great way for the former Montreal Canadiens captain to go out.
Koivu's Anaheim Ducks weren't able to get him a win Thursday as Tomas Plekanec had a goal and two assists and Carey Price made 31 saves to lead the Canadiens...
So far not so good on this eight game road trip. Two games down, two losses in a row. First a 4-2 loss to Toronto and then a 4-1 loss to Montreal.
This was a team who put together seven wins in a row to tie a franchise record and now they cannot find the net. Having the power play elude them is not helping either.
"We didn’t play fast, and we didn’t...