Up Next For The Habs

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin hasn’t had time to catch his breath. Last week, Bergevin combined preparations for the National Hockey League draft with a series of continuing negotiations and there’s more discussion on the agenda heading into the opening of the free-agent market at noon Tuesday. Bergevin has had conversations...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Battle of the Former Preds: Habs-Rangers Preview

There is an added twist to the Canadiens-Rangers series. (Made via Picstitch) Starting tomorrow, the Montreal Canadiens will take on the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals. But, why should we Predators fans care? Because we will see a former Predator defenseman in the Stanley Cup Finals no matter what happens. The matchup pits former Predators Kevin Klein (NY) and...
Via Fang Faction
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins on Paper: War of words escalates in advance of Pivotal Game 3 in Montreal

Momentum is such a fickle thing in hockey - if you don't seize it, it will envelope you and eventually chew you up and spit you out.That said and true, it's time for the Boston Bruins to bring the hammer down on the Montreal Canadiens.Game three on Tuesday night should feature more of this...No, not the "German Hammer" Dennis Seidenberg - though him coming back...
Via Little Blog of Hate
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay swept by the Habs

On Tuesday night, the Habs completed their sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning, winning the decisive fourth game 4-3 at Bell Centre in Montreal. The season is over for the Lightning, while the Canadiens await the winner of the Boston Bruins – Detroit Red Wings series. Like Game Three, the Bell Centre was rocking early, as Danny Briere scored less than three minutes into the first...
Via Total Sports Live
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Habs storm ahead

It had a great pregame show, it had Ginette Reno, it had the apparently possessed Rene Borque, it had phenomenal goaltending, it had referee controversy - yes, last night's Habs-Lightning game had just about everything. What an entertaining hockey game, and what a sunny, warm, welcoming Monday morning for Canadiens fans. A 3-0 lead. Control of the series. Four contributing lines...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 4/7 – 4/13

The 2013-14 season is in the books. There were a few tight playoff races, but the overall picture was mostly decided. Despite there being few truly pivotal games in the final week, the fights didn’t disappoint. This will be our final regular installment of Hockey Fights of the Week for the 13-14 season. Stay tuned as we’ll be releasing our massive recap of the year’s best fights...
Via Bloguin Best
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

The 2013-14 season is in the books. There were a few tight playoff races, but the overall picture was mostly decided. Despite there being few truly pivotal games in the final week, the fights didn’t disappoint. This will be our final regular installment of Hockey Fights of the Week for the 13-14 season. Stay tuned as we’ll be releasing our massive recap of the year’s best fights...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Montreal Down By 3 Score The Next 7 To Beat Ottawa 7-4, But…

Some talk on P.K. Subban, who played :37 seconds in the 1st period and was -2.  For the game, Subban played 13:39 and 3:42 was on the PP.  He finished -3. from Mike Boone of Hockey Inside/Out, To my rheumy old eyes, P.K. hasn’t been himself since the Olympics. But I can’t see why a slightly sub-par P.K. should have less ToI than Francis Bouillon, Mike Weaver and Tinordi...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens cap incredible comeback with last-second tying goal, OT win over Ottawa

The skinny: Francis Bouillon scored his first goal of the season at 1:26 of overtime to give the Canadiens an improbable 5-4 win over the Ottawa Senators Saturday night at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens fell behind 4-1 on Clarke MacArthur’s goal at 5:08 of the third period, but they scored three goals in the final 3:22 of regulation to send the game into overtime. Lars Eller started...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Canadiens come back, score with 0.3 left

The Ottawa Senators put it on cruise control up 4-1 late in the third period and that turned out to be a very bad idea. The Canadiens somehow erased a 4-1 deficit by scoring 3 goals in the final 3:22, including the game-tying goal with 0.3 seconds left in the period. The goal was reviewed and upheld, so the two teams went to overtime. In overtime, things got worse for the Senators...
Via Diehardsport
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bouillon gets spot back in Habs’ lineup

The softer side of Canadiens coach Michel Therrien was on display as he discussed the lineup changes for Saturday night’s game against the Nashville Predators (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690). Therrien revealed he would dress veteran defenceman Francis Bouillon, who has appeared in only four of the Canadiens’ last 16 games. The move wasn’t unexpected because the coach has...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

The Best Defensive Pairing In The NHL

from Neil Greenberg of Capitals Insider, Montreal blueliner P.K. Subban won the Norris Trophy as the National Hockey League’s best defenseman last year playing mostly with Josh Gorges and Francis Bouillon. However, that hasn’t stopped everyone from debating whether or not he should be on Team Canada for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. What shouldn’t be debated is that...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

The Habs can’t score, and more tales of Montreal woe

Montreal has a scoring problem. The Habs sticks have gone silent, after a 1-0 loss to the Rangers, and a squeaker of a 3-2 shootout win against Columbus. What's a coach to do? Michel Therrien appears to be closer and closer to his wits end, as do fans, fed up with the ice time he's awarding players like, oh, the goalless David Desharnais, while he short changes players like...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

The Morning After Skate

Before we get started with this the morning after skate this morning take a moment to reflect upon those that have served your country – no matter where you call home. Without those whom came before we would not be here today. Now - Welcome to the morning after! A recap of the games from the night before and quick hit hockey news. In Case You Missed It New York Islanders...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

The P.K. Subban Controversy Continues

from Mike Boone of Hockey Inside/Out, Why was a Norris Trophy-winning defenceman on the bench for the last four minutes of regulation time and most of the OT? Alex Pietrangelo played 30:49 for St. Louis, while P.K. Subban played 20:52. Yes, P.K. was on the ice for Stewart’s game-tying goal. He was also on, and drew an assist, on the Rene Bourque goal that got the Canadiens...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Subban Looks Like A Long Shot For Team Canada

from Sean Gordon of the Globe and Mail, It might seem curious that Team Canada would pass over as gifted a skater, stickhandler and shooter as Subban for a tournament on Olympic-sized ice, but doing so would surely owe to a tag that has stuck to him since he was a junior player: risky in his own end. The stats don’t bear that out – by any measure, Subban is an above...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Antoine Roussel vs Francis Bouillon: How To Puch A Guy Wearing A Visor

On Tuesday, I showed you what an NHL fight looks like when two guys, who have no right dropping the gloves while wearing…
Via Busted Coverage
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Habs playing musical defencemen

The Canadiens have gone from playing musical chairs with their young defencemen to playing musical cities. Rookies Jarred Tinordi and Nathan Beaulieu have been sharing a spot opposite veteran Francis Bouillon on the third defence pair. The challenge has been to give each young player enough ice time to develop and the Canadiens have come up with a solution that has them commuting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Injuries taking bite out of Canadiens defence corps

With the regular season less than two weeks away the Montreal Canadiens are already hurting on the blue line. Defenceman Davis Drewiske suffered a shoulder injury in Wednesday's practice and will be out for four weeks. In the same practice Francis Bouillon suffered a lower body injury and is listed as day-to-day. Defenceman Douglas Murray sat out Wednesday's practice with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

The Canadiens Actually Wanted To Keep Davis Drewiske by   Steven Ellis

So first the Canadiens signed Francis Bouillon, but now they have inked Davis Drewiske to a two year deal. I guess Montreal is looking to stack the healthy scratch list. Drewiske’s deal will see him make $625K next season, and $650K in 2014-15. This means he will carry a cap hit of $.6375M. Undrafted, Drewiske started [...]
Via The Hockey House
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Canadiens D Emelin out for season with knee injury

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin will miss the rest of the season because of a torn knee ligament. The 26-year-old Russian was hurt as he tried to check Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins on Saturday. He has three goals and nine assists in 38 games in his second NHL season. Last season, he had three goals and four assists in 67 games. The Canadiens also announced the...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

David Krejci hit on Brendan Gallagher and Alexei Emelin collides with Milan Lucic

I find it funny that Canadiens defenseman Francis Bouillon tries to fight David Krejci for his nice hit on Brendan Gallagher, but of course the minute that Boston Bruins Andrew Ference steps in for Krejci, Bouillon acts like your typical Montreal Canadien and drops to the ice and wants nothing to do with Ference. How about this attempted hit by Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin...
Via Goon's World
April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Habs Sign Francis Bouillon For One More Year by   Steven Ellis

The Montreal Canadiens have signed Francis Bouillon to a one year contract worth $1.5 million. Bouillon has a pleasant surprise this season with the Canadiens defensively, playing with young defensemen PK Subban and Jarred Tinordi.  The 5-foot-8, 200-pound rearguard may only have a goal and six assists in 29 games, but he wasn’t signed for his offensive [...]
Via The Hockey House
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Bouillon back?

As per RDS during the intermission this evening, the Canadiens are currently working on an extension for defenceman Francis Bouillon. This may come as a surprise to many, as Boullon is seen as a depth player on the Habs, but he's a fan favourite, a hard worker, and never complains about his role. I suspect Bergevin is approaching this with the understanding Bouillon may be...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Francis Bouillon scores on his own net to ruin Peter Budaj’s shutout

Montreal Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj had a shutout going halfway through the third period and the Canadiens had been utterly dominating the Florida Panthers.  That’s when defenseman Francis Bouillon blocked Florida Panthers forward Thomas Kopecky’s shot and then tried to clear the puck.  Unfortunately for Bouillon and Budaj, Bouillon fired the puck right past Budaj and ruined...
Via Diehardsport
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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