Canadiens 2017 Top 25 Under 25: #8 Noah Juulsen

The former first-round draft pick bounced back from an underwhelming offensive season and has his sights set on the Laval Rocket. A big-bodied, right-handed defenceman, Surrey-native Noah Juulsen impressed from a young age. He’s an effective two-way defender, closing down opportunities in his own end and driving the puck into offensive territory. The Montreal Canadiens selected...
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Canadiens 2017 Top 25 Under 25: #9 Michael McCarron

The hulking forward moves up one spot as he finds himself at a crossroads. Michael McCarron has a tantalizing set of attributes. A player of his size, with his potential, is what every team wants. The 2013 first-round pick has yet to reach his potential at the professional level. Most of his NHL time has been spent in a fourth-line role, but even his time in the AHL has not brought...
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Saturday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty among the NHL’s top wingers

The Habs’ captain is among the best currently playing wing in the NHL, Carey Price’s new gear, the Athletic comes to Montreal and much more Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Max Pacioretty was recently ranked the 13th best winger in the entire league, as per NHL Network. The Athletic is coming to Montreal, and Arpon Basu is manning the helm. [The Athletic] Michael McCarron...
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Howie Morenz: Hockey Royalty

This article was originally written in June, 2010. University of Wisconsin’s Blake Geoffrion, winner of the 2010 Hobey Baker Memorial Award for college hockey’s best player, is the new Crown Prince of NCAA Hockey.  Like a champion thoroughbred racehorse, Blake’s hockey blood lines can be traced back four generations. Howie Morenz, his great-grandfather, who played fourteen...
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1 day ago

Ales Hemsky’s new year with the Montreal Canadiens

Ales Hemsky is a tough player, on and off the ice. After going through hip surgery last October and only being on the ice for 15 games, the former Dallas Stars player is ready to recover and start a new season with the Montreal Canadiens. Hemsky will be a great addition to the Habs team. Despite him turning 34-years old today (August 13), he’s proven that he’s a solid veteran...
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The Leadership Void on Canadiens Without Markov

While losing Andrei Markov will definitely be felt by the Montreal Canadiens defense, so will the loss of an alternate captain. Who is the likeliest candidate to replace him? Markov and Subban Out Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban – (Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports) There’s been significant turnover with regard to the team’s leadership corps since Max Pacioretty was named captain...
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3 days ago

Do You Know Your Canadiens’ Trivia?

Think you know all there is to know about the Montreal Canadiens? Time to find out. We’ve dug into the past of the nearly 100-year-old team to pull out some factoids you may be totally unaware of. Time for a Habs history lesson. How Well Do You Know the Habs’ History? Which Montreal Canadiens superstar was the first-ever head coach for the Quebec Nordiques in 1972? Maurice...
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4 days ago

Montreal Canadiens say farewell to Andrei Markov

Just two weeks ago, the fate of Andrei Markov was undetermined. But now, we have to say goodbye to Markov. 16 long, dedicated seasons as a Canadien, Markov has shown his love for the city and the game. This is truly a shame in my opinion, that Montreal is willing to let Markov go for very little reason. In a previous article I wrote here, the pros of having Markov outweigh the cons...
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Will Andrei Markov stay with the Montreal Canadiens?

It’s been two weeks since the NHL free agency kicked off, and a lot has happened for the Montreal Canadiens organization. The Habs are excited to add defenseman Karl Alzner to their team, but losing Nathan Beaulieu, Alexei Emelin and top prospect Mikhail Sergachev puts the organization in a tough situation: should they keep Andrei Markov? It’s evident that Markov is dedicated...
July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 7/5: Hayward's holiday blastoff

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while burning off the last of the holiday fireworks celebrating the Gordon Hayward decision. Happy birthday today to Tim Worrell, Alexander Radulov and Megan Rapinoe. On this date in in 1987 Mark McGwire became the first...
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