Potential Candidates to Wear the Habs “C”

Photo credits to Bridget Samuels via NHL- Because the Montreal Canadiens‘ captain, Brian Gionta, signed with the Buffalo Sabres on July 1st, people are left wondering who the next captain of the storied franchise will be. It was always assumed Josh Gorges would be the next captain of the Habs, but he was also traded to Buffalo this off-season so it’s very wide-open...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Habs begin offseason tweaks

It started with Andrei Markov's new contract on Monday, and it continues tomorrow night in Philadlphia, as the Habs get set to pick 26th overall at the NHL draft. Trevor Timmins has shown a penchant for drafting unexpected players, so there is no way of knowing who the Canadiens may be targeting, but I wouldn't mind seeing Brendan Lemieux, Ryan MacInnis, Ivan Barbashev or...
Via Kukla's Korner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Habs GM Bergevin discusses PK Subban’s status

I believe this falls into the propagana line category, but Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin did address the status of restricted free agent-to-be PK Subban while attending the NHL Awards.'s Dan Rosen spoke with Bergevin on the red carpet: "He's a big part of our team, and we'll make sure he's with us for a long time," Bergevin said Tuesday...
Via Kukla's Korner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

8 Reasons the Montreal Canadiens Need To Acquire Evander Kane

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America By James Stephan (@J_Habs) It’s becoming somewhat of a post-season cliche but once again Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin is staring down the face of the 2014 off-season that could significantly change the way the Montreal Canadiens look when September rolls around. He’s already locked up highly coveted aging blue liner Andrei Markov...
Via The Hockey Guys
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers dangle top NHL draft pick to Canadian teams

In Florida, Dale Tallon’s criteria for dealing the No. 1 pick in Friday’s draft means the Maple Leafs, Flames, Canucks and Oilers all seemingly still have a shot, providing they can cobble together an offer the Panthers general manager can’t refuse. In Montreal, veteran defenceman Andrei Markov could not refuse the multi-year offer tabled by Habs GM Marc Bergevin. In Vancouver...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens Sign Andrei Markov For Three Years by   Steven Ellis

A week before Andrei Markov could have become a UFA, the Montreal Canadiens made a splash by signing veteran Andrei Markov to a three-year contract worth $17.25 million. “I knew before the season was over I’d like to stay with the Montreal Canadiens, so I’m happy the deal was done and I’m looking forward to now,” Markov said in a conference [...]
Via The Hockey House
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens News: Andrei Markov Resigns

The Montreal Canadiens have agreed to terms with Unrestricted Free Agent, Andrei Markov. Maniacduhockey-Wikimedia CommonsThe 35 year old signed a three year deal with the Habs estimating around 17.25 million dollars, 5.75 million per season. He was set to hit the free agency market on July 1st but talks progressed the past few days and a deal was done before July 1st. Markov said...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens, D-man Andrei Markov Agree On Three-Year Contract

MONTREAL — Andrei Markov is staying with the Montreal Canadiens. The 35-year-old defenseman agreed to terms of a $17.25 million, three-year contract extension with the Canadiens on Monday. Markov was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. “I knew before the season was over I’d like to stay with the Montreal Canadiens, so I’m happy the deal was done and I’m...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens give Andrei Markov three-year extension

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Monday that the team has agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension with defenseman Andrei Markov. “We are very happy to have secured a long term agreement with Andrei. He is an important part of our group of core players. He is healthy, shows a very good work ethic and has great leadership skills. He plays big...
Via Sports-Glory
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens sign Andrei Markov for 3 more years

Andrei Markov won't be leaving Montreal. Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Monday afternoon that the defenceman has signed a new three-year contract. Markov could have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. "We are very happy to have secured a long term agreement with Andrei," Bergevin said in a statement. "He is an important part of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrei Markov Staying In Montreal

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Monday that the team has agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension with defenseman Andrei Markov (2014-15 to 2016-17). “We are very happy to have secured a long term agreement with Andrei. He is an important part of our group of core players. He is healthy, shows a very good work ethic and has great...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Habs Andrei Markov is reportedly asking for a three-year extension

Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Tuesday that forward Dale Weise has been signed to a two-year contract that will take him through the 2015-16 season. The team did not announce financial terms, but the deal is reported to be worth $2 million. The Canadiens acquired Weise from the Vancouver Canucks on Feb. 3 in exchange for defenceman Raphael Diaz. In 17 regular...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Markov seeing three-year, $18M Deal from Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens could be in for a tough contract negotiation with pending unrestricted free agent Markov, as the 36-year-old defenceman is asking for a multi-year contract from the only NHL club he's ever played for. "Last I heard, and it is a fluid situation subject to change, Andrei Markov was asking Montreal for a three-year deal worth $6 million per year,"...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Would You Pay Andrei Markov $18M Over 3 Years?

Last I heard, and it is a fluid situation subject to change, Andrei Markov was asking MTL for a 3-year deal worth $6M per year. #TSN — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 16, 2014 Markov will be 36 on December 20th.
Via Kukla's Korner
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Five Florida Panthers Dream Off-Season Acquisitions

The Florida Panthers finished the season with the second worst record in the NHL. Center Nick Bjugstad was the team’s leading scorer a season ago with 16 goals and 22 assists for 38 points. The Panthers troubles don’t stop here. There were only two players on the Panthers roster that finished with a positive plus minus rating. Left winger Scottie Upshall finished the season at...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens, Markov close to new deal

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov is a fan favorite and it looks like he’ll be staying in Quebec. According to Richard Labbe of La Presse (link in French), Markov’s agent, former NHL forward Sergei Berezin, says his client is close to re-signing with the Habs. Translation courtesy Chantal Ledoux: “We know what Habs management wants, and they know what Andrei wants...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

What ticked off Lucic in the handshakes? Don Cherry says it was Andrei Markov

Former Bruins coach and now hockey analyst Don Cherry has always seemingly had Boston's back whenever they come up in conversation on Hockey Night in Canada, which is probably reason #1 why many Canadians can't stand his eccentric and very loud personality.On last nigh'ts Coach's Corner, Cherry touched on the handshake line following the Habs and the Bruins, as he...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Boston/Montreal Scrum

With about 24 seconds left in the game last night, numerous scrums broke out including Andrei Markov using the 'getting all to familiar stick between the legs move' on Chara. I have started the YouTube video at the point where you can see it best...   Another view below... Continue reading "Video- Boston/Montreal Scrum"
Via Kukla's Korner
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chara Off His Game Last Night

from Matt Kalman of the Boston Herald, After Andrei Markov tripped Chara in the corner of the Canadiens zone, Chara got up and slashed the Montreal defenseman back. With the officials stepping in, Mike Weaver tried to get at the 6-foot-9 Chara, but instead the Canadiens blueliner was on the receiving end of a shove and a right-handed punch from the captain. When the penalties...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrei Markov spears Zdeno Chara in groin (GIF)

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov speared Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara in the groin, and got away with it, during the final minute of Monday night's Game 6 of their NHL Eastern Conference playoff series.The low blow came as Chara was going after Markov for tripping him and started a scrum between the teams. Ironically, Markov was not penalized for the trip...
Via Holdout Sports
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Julien Goes To Bat For Bruins After Late Scrum In Game 6

It’s not unusual for Stanley Cup playoff games to get a little physical in the final minutes, and the Bruins-Canadiens matchup on Monday night was no different. The B’s and Habs had plenty of rough stuff in the final minute, which all seemed to start after Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov appeared to pitchfork Bruins captain Zdeno Chara in the groin. That didn’t sit well...
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens Tweet ‘Stay Classy’ After Game 6 Win Over Bruins

The Bruins-Canadiens rivalry might be spilling over into at least one of the team-run Twitter accounts. The Canadiens evened the second-round Stanley Cup playoffs series with a convincing 4-0 win over the Bruins on Monday night, and there will now be a Game 7 on Wednesday in Boston. The one-sided win didn’t come without a little bit of controversy, though. The two teams got tangled...
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrei Markov Spears Zdeno Chara In The Nuts

At this point, I don’t think this is ever going to end. I’ve never seen anything like this. There was another incident during the Montreal Canadiens-Boston Bruins series, this time it was Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov spearing Zdeno Chara in the nuts. I understand your opponent can upset you, but this has beyond ridiculous. [@PeteBlackburn] The post Andrei Markov Spears...
Via Diehardsport
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrei Markov Hits Zdeno Chara in the Junk, Sparks End of the Game ********

Nut shots have been all the rage this postseason with Milan Lucic being the poster boy of it because confirmation bias. Habs fans have been relentlessly harping on it all series. So we guess that, if nothing else, seeing them knocked off their rightous soapbox was a small silver lining that came out of the game. Near the end of the game, Andrei Markov decided to man-check Zdeno Chara...
Via Days of Y'Orr
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrei Markov spears Chara in groin, starts melee

The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens didn’t let the final moments of Thursday’s Game 6 without a little bit of controversy. The Habs cruised to a 4-0 win to force a Game 7 in their second-round Stanley Cup playoffs series, but despite the one-sided final score, the game ended with tempers flaring. The rough stuff really started when Montreal defenseman Andrei Markov and Bruins...
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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