Montreal Canadiens: Leadership by committee By Reeves Matheson @Reevespm78 With Monday’s unexpected announcement at their annual golf tournament at Laval-sur-le-Lac, the Montreal Canadiens ended months of speculation by finally naming their captain. All four of their Captains. Alternate captains to be exact. Along with Andrei Markov, Tomas Plekanec, Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban will all serve as alternate captains...
Via The Hockey Guys
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

No captain, my captain

As you have no doubt already heard, the Montreal Canadiens will have no captain for the 2014-15 season. Shades of fives years ago, and not an experiment I entirely agree with. Surely, if Andrei Markov, Tomas Plekanec, Max Pacioretty and PK Subban are good enough to wear the altenrate 'A,' then one of them is a strong enough leader to wear the 'C,' no? Please don&...
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Canadiens to have no captain, 4 alternates this season

  The Montreal Canadiens will play with four alternate captains this season: defensemen Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban and forwards Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty. Last season's captain, Brian Gionta, signed with the Buffalo Sabres in the offseason. His successor was a subject of debate among fans and media. General manager Marc Bergevin said Monday he wanted this matter settled...
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Canadiens to have 4 alternate captains this season

MONTREAL (AP) The Montreal Canadiens will play with four alternate captains this season: defensemen Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban and forwards Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty. Last season's captain, Brian Gionta, signed with the Buffalo Sabres in the offseason. His successor was a subject of debate among fans and media. General manager Marc Bergevin said Monday he wanted this...
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Canadiens opt for four alternate captains this season

Forwards Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec and defensemen Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban will serve as alternate captains for the Montreal Canadiens this season, the team announced Monday. Brian Gionta, who had been the captain the previous four seasons, signed with the Buffalo Sabres during free agency. The only other time the Canadiens have played a season without a captain was...
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P.K. Subban Among Four Montreal Canadiens Alternate Captains For 2014-15

The Montreal Canadiens named four alternate captains on Monday instead of going the traditional route and selecting one captain and two or three alternates. Defensemen P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov, as well as and forwards Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec all will wear an “A” on their sweater for the 2014-15 NHL season. "We'll start with P.K. at home, Max on the road...
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The Montreal Canadiens Name Four Alternate Captains

Canadiens name Andrei Markov, Tomas Plekanec, Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban assistants for the 2014-15 season. — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) September 15, 2014
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Summer about over for Habs’ Pacioretty

The game remains a wonderful, enduring memory for Max Pacioretty, a match that counted not for a single point in the standings, one that did nothing to fatten his statistics. This was a mostly meaningless 2-1 preseason Canadiens victory over the Detroit Red Wings at the Bell Centre on Sept. 30, 2008. But for a variety of reasons, it meant the world to Pacioretty, then 19 and in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Pacioretty Considers Bruins A ‘Measuring-Stick Team’ for Canadiens

No doubt the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens are gearing up to revive their rivalry after a steamy end to their second-round playoff series last spring. Milan Lucic exchanged “pleasantries” with several Canadiens in the postgame handshake line, undoubtedly leaving a lasting impression on the Habs. Max Pacioretty, for one, is looking forward to facing the Bruins. “That’s...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Afternoon Line

"It's already an honor just to be in the conversation, but I know I have to step up and help lead this team no matter if there's a letter on this sweater or not. I feel like I'm ready for it. When Gorges and Gio were here, you don't want to step on any toes, you want the leaders to lead and want them to be able to do their thing. But now that they're gone...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacioretty eager to help lead Canadiens

It may have been a sign of things to come when it was pointed out to Max Pacioretty that his likeness in EA Sports' new NHL 15 is wearing the captain's "C," and the Montreal Canadiens left wing smiled when he was asked if he knows something that has not yet been shared with the rest of the hockey world. "No, I don't know anything," Pacioretty said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens Depth Chart 2014 2015

Montreal Canadiens C 1. David Desharnais  2. Tomas Plekanec  3. Lars Eller  4. Manny Malhotra  L 1. Max Pacioretty  2. Alex Galchenyuk  3. Michael Bournival  4. Travis Moen  R 1. Brendan Gallagher  2. P. A. Parenteau  3. Rene Bourque  4. Dale Weise  5. Brandon...
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Previewing The Montreal Canadiens

from Arpon Basu of, Entering this season, as much as Bergevin and Therrien might try, it will be difficult to temper expectations in Montreal. The Canadiens are built around a young star at each of the three positions in goaltender Carey Price, 27, left wing Max Pacioretty, 25, and defenseman P.K. Subban, who is also 25 and signed the richest contract in franchise...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban agrees to terms on eight-year contract with Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens announced Saturday  that the team has agreed to terms on an eight-year contract extension with defenseman P.K. Subban. Subban is signed through the 2021-22 season. According to TSN, Subban’s deal is worth $72 million for an average annual value of $9 million. “We are very pleased to have reached a long term agreement with P.K. Subban. This agreement...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens Legend Guy Lafleur Rips Max Pacioretty, Thomas Vanek

Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur began his playoff career with just four goals in 29 games over three postseasons. So he knows a thing or two about failing to live up to expectations when it matters most. Maybe that’s why he’s calling out a couple of current Habs. Lafleur took both Thomas Vanek and Max Pacioretty to task when recently speaking to La Presse about the Canadiens’...
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL takeaways: Habs throw everything at Rangers, and plenty sticks

Montreal vented a series worth of frustration in one game on Tuesday. The Canadiens scored a postseason-high seven goals to beat New York 7-4 at Bell Centre and cut the Rangers' Eastern Conference Final series lead to 3-2. "It just felt like games from the Boston and the Tampa series all over again," Canadiens winger Max Pacioretty told the Globe and Mail. "That’s...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens stay alive with wild Game 5 win

The Montreal Canadiens chased New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and won a wild Game 5 to stay alive in the Eastern Conference Final. Rene Bourque’s hat trick helped lead the Canadiens to a 7-4 win over the Rangers on Tuesday night. The Rangers lead the best-of-7-series 3-2 with Game 6 Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. “[The Canadiens] probably got a little bit...
Via Sports-Glory
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens’ Brandon Prust suspended two games

Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust has been suspended two games for interference with New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan. During Game 3 of the teams’ Eastern Conference Final series in New York on Thursday, Prust hit Stepan in the first period.  Stepan left the game and had X-rays taken. Stepan returned to the ice and played 24 shifts totaling 17:46. But on Friday...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers need to find an answer for Pacioretty and Habs top line

The Canadiens played well enough to win game two. If it weren’t for Henrik Lundqvist standing tall during the Habs onslaught in the first period, the game could have been over shortly after it started. During the second period intermission, the knucklehead duo of Keith Jones and Mike Milbury agreed that Max Pacioretty needs to ‘step up’ for the Canadiens. Which is hilarious...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens lose Carey Price for rest of conference final

Montreal Canadiens star goaltender Carey Price will miss the rest of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers, coach Michel Therrien said after the team’s morning skate Monday. “We’ve lost our best player, but we’ve faced adversity this year already,” Therrien said. Peter Budaj will likely be the starter in Game 2 at Bell Centre.  Both Budaj and Dustin...
Via Sports-Glory
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Get Ready to Hate Subban & Pacioretty

In the previous two series against long time rivals Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, it was pretty easy to figure out who we were going to hate. Before this spring’s matchups, the last names Crosby, Malkin, Hartnell and Girioux had passed through our vocal chords numerous times with the letters “FU” attached to them. But now that the Rangers will be matched-up against a non-traditional...
Via NY Rangers Blog
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Max Pacioretty: Game 6 Win Was Best I’ve Ever Seen Canadiens Play

The Montreal Canadiens staved off elimination Monday with a dominant 4-0 win over the Boston Bruins, and Max Pacioretty had no shortage of praise for his teammates afterward. “It was definitely the first time in this series that we controlled the pace of the game,” the Canadiens winger told reporters, via The Montreal Gazette. “That’s the best I’ve seen this team play...
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Therrien: When Pacioretty gets hot, he’ll get ‘really hot’

Montreal coach Michel Therrien didn’t name names yesterday, but when he talked about the need for “certain players” to do more offensively, but it was generally believed that forward Max Pacioretty was one of the main guys he was talking about. Pacioretty is a two-time 30-plus goal scorer and set a new career-high with 39 markers during the regular season, but he has just...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens' Max Pacioretty shaken up after hit in game 4

On Thursday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal during the first period, Bruins' forward Jarome Iginla laid a big hit on Max Pacioretty that left him shaken up. Photo: Kovymast27-wikimedia commonsPacioretty turned his back to play the puck as Iginla was laying a hit on him. Pacioretty fell to the ice where he stayed for several minutes. The trainer ran across the ice to see...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Max Pacioretty Knows He Needs To Be Better

from Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star, There comes a point in almost every playoff series involving the Boston Bruins where somebody is asked what’s going wrong. It’s an opposing player, and it’s always a star forward of some kind. Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel, whoever you’ve got.... Now, it’s Max Pacioretty’s turn, and the answer is being given as Zdeno Chara...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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