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LA Kings offer Peter Budaj a professional tryout

The LA Kings may be looking for a bit of additional depth in goal. The club has extended a professional tryout offer to goaltender Peter Budaj and he will join the Kings in training camp.  Goaltender Peter Budaj will attend #LAKings training camp on a PTO, hockey ops confirms. — Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) August 28, 2015   Budaj turns 33 in September and last skated...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens' Plekanec believes the youth will takeover

The Montreal Canadiens stayed relatively quiet this offseason. Their two signings? Forward Alexander Semin and defenseman Mark Barberio. Not exactly marquee signings a team pushing ever so close to the Stanley Cup would expect. But why? Why wouldn't a team want to sign more guys to put them over the edge? Tomas Plekanec might know the answer. It all lies within Montreal's youth....
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Plekanec believes the Canadiens will have a youth movement

The Montreal Canadiens sat mostly idle this summer, outside of acquiring Alexander Semin and Zack Kassian. Neither deal shook the NHL and the Canadiens opted to mostly stand pat, believing that their young skaters will provide plenty of competition in training camp. Tomas Plekanec believes the Canadiens have a wealth of young talent and that it might rise to the surface in 2015...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas Plekanec believes the Canadiens will have a youth movement

The Montreal Canadiens sat mostly idle this summer, outside of acquiring Alexander Semin and Zack Kassian. Neither deal shook the NHL and the Canadiens opted to mostly stand pat, believing that their young skaters will provide plenty of competition in training camp. Tomas Plekanec believes the Canadiens have a wealth of young talent and that it might rise to the surface in 2015-16...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens hire Craig Ramsay as a consultant

MONTREAL (AP) The Montreal Canadiens have hired Craig Ramsay as a coaching consultant. Ramsay spent last season as an assistant coach with the Edmonton Oilers. The 64-year-old has totaled more than 1,500 games as assistant coach and more than 150 as head coach with seven NHL teams. As a player, Ramsay was drafted by Buffalo in 1971 and spent 14 seasons with the Sabres, recording...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Sign Sergei Gonchar to a Try-Out Contract

In a move that will surprise nobody who has been watching the Penguins roster building this year, the Pittsburgh Penguins have signed 41 year old Sergei Gonchar to a Professional Try-Out Contract. From Rob Rossi: The Penguins are bringing in a familiar face for training camp. Defenseman Sergei Gonchar has signed a try-out contract and will join the team for its training camp in...
Via The Pensblog
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings: How Good are the Canadiens?

View image | gettyimages.com Analysis Carey Price is really, really good. However, after Price there are some question marks. They were not a very impressive offensive team, ranking 20th or below in goals per game and power play success. Their defense was good, but it is fair to wonder how much Price helps that. They allowed the least goals allowed per game in the league, but...
Via TopSportsReport
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens sign restricted free-agent Galchenyuk

MONTREAL (AP) The Montreal Canadiens and restricted free-agent Alex Galchenyuk have agreed to terms on a two-year contract. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed Thursday. Galchenyuk had career highs with 20 goals, 26 assists and 46 points last season. The 21-year-old Wisconsin native has 42 goals and 62 assists in 193 regular-season games and four goals and six assists...
Via AP on Fox
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Subban training with track star Ben Johnson

We should expect a faster P.K. Subban for the 2015-16 season. A much, much faster P.K. Subban.The Montreal Canadiens defenseman is training this summer with Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson. The two have been working together for the past month at a track and field complex in Toronto after Johnson was contacted by one of Subban's family members."We started working together three times...
Via Fox Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Here are the Winter Classic logos for the Bruins and Canadiens

The 2016 Winter Classic has been officially announced. Though it’s been known for quite some time that the Boston Bruins would host the Montreal Canadiens for the 2016 Winter Classic inside Gillette Stadium, the NHL made things official during a recent press conference. Perhaps the most interesting thing to come out of the press conference were the logos which will be used by...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Here are the Winter Classic logos for the Bruins and Canadiens

The 2016 Winter Classic has been officially announced. Though it’s been known for quite some time that the Boston Bruins would host the Montreal Canadiens for the 2016 Winter Classic inside Gillette Stadium, the NHL made things official during a recent press conference. Perhaps the most interesting thing to come out of the press conference were the logos which will be used by...
Via Bloguin Best
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Canadiens Winter Classic details announced

FOXBORO, Mass. — One of the staples of the Winter Classic spectacle is the alumni game featuring former players of the two teams involved in the outdoor game. The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will meet in the 2016 Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2016 at Gillette Stadium, the home of the NFL’s New England Patriots. It will be the venue for the alumni game as well, which NHL...
Via NESN.com
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Auger signs with ECHL’s Brampton Beast

Chris Auger joins Brampton Beast. (Photo/Steve Gunn)The Brampton Beast have signed forward Chris Auger to a one-year deal. The Beast are the ECHL affiliate of the NHL‘s Montreal Canadiens and AHL‘s St. John’s IceCaps. Auger spent last season overseas with the Fife Flyers of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL). The Flyers are the oldest professional ice hockey team in the United...
Via Mill City Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens sign forward Alexander Semin

On Friday, the Montreal Canadiens signed UFA forward Alexander Semin to a one-year $1.1 million contract. This past summer the Carolina Hurricanes bought out the last three years of his five-year, $35 million contract. Alexander Semin is the latest “Russian Enigma” in the NHL. Playing alongside countryman and NHL superstar Alexander Ovechkin with the Washington Capitals, Semin...
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens sign Alexander Semin, continue impressive offseason

The Alexander Semin sweepstakes are finally over. The Montreal Canadiens announced today they’ve signed the Russian winger to a one-year deal, which RDS’ Renaud Lavoie is reporting is worth just $1.1 million. That’s a fantastic deal for Montreal. Semin was an obvious buy-low candidate considering he’s making $2.3 million next season via his buyout with the Hurricanes. He...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens sign Alexander Semin, continue impressive offseason

The Alexander Semin sweepstakes are finally over. The Montreal Canadiens announced today they’ve signed the Russian winger to a one-year deal, which RDS’ Renaud Lavoie is reporting is worth just $1.1 million. That’s a fantastic deal for Montreal. Semin was an obvious buy-low candidate considering he’s making $2.3 million next season via his buyout with the Hurricanes. He...
Via Bloguin Best
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Semin signs with Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens have signed Alex Semin to a one-year contract. The forward finished this season with six goals and 13 assists in 57 games for the Hurricanes. Carolina opted to buy Semin out of his remaining three years of his five-year, $35 million contract. Semin reportedly signed a one-year contract worth $1.1 million.    
Via Fox Sports
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens' Pacioretty, Gallagher try hand at comedy

While traditionally focusing on scoring goals, Montreal Canadiens forwards Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher shifted their attention toward netting a few laughs in a video shown on the team's website.The end result? Well, let's just say that the two should keep their day jobs.With the "Seinfeld" theme in the background, Pacioretty looked a bit stiff on stage and out of his element...
Via Fox Sports
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens re-sign Bournival to 1-year, 2-way contract

MONTREAL (AP) Forward Michael Bournival agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday. The 23-year-old Bournival played 29 games with the Canadiens last season with three goals and two assists. Bournival had three goals and six assists in 12 games with the American Hockey League's Hamilton Bulldogs. He's played 89 regular-season games in the NHL,...
Via AP on Fox
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Andrei Markov answers anonymous questions from his teammates

What happens when the Montreal Gazette plans an interview with Andrei Markov and they allow his teammates to anonymously submit all of the questions? You get an interview which has “Are you paid extra to babysit Alex Galchenyuk?” and “Did you know P.K. still thinks about that kiss?” as questions. What’s better: the absurd questions or Markov’s unwavering, unbreakable...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Andrei Markov answers anonymous questions from his teammates

What happens when the Montreal Gazette plans an interview with Andrei Markov and they allow his teammates to anonymously submit all of the questions? You get an interview which has “Are you paid extra to babysit Alex Galchenyuk?” and “Did you know P.K. still thinks about that kiss?” as questions. What’s better: the absurd questions or Markov’s unwavering, unbreakable...
Via Bloguin Best
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens star Pacioretty injures knee during 'off-ice workout'

MONTREAL -- Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty has a knee injury and could miss most of the preseason. The Canadiens said on Friday that Pacioretty is expected to need 12 weeks to recover, so he will likely miss a large portion of training camp. Montreal's first regular-season game is Oct. 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The injury occurred on Thursday during an off-ice...
Via AP on Fox
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty Suffers Knee Injury In Workout, Will Miss 12 Weeks

MONTREAL — Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty has a knee injury and could miss most of the preseason. The Canadiens said on Friday that Pacioretty is expected to need 12 weeks to recover, so he will likely miss a large portion of training camp. Montreal’s first regular-season game is Oct. 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The injury occurred on Thursday during an off-ice workout...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens star Pacioretty injures knee

MONTREAL (AP) Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty has a knee injury and could miss most of the preseason. The Canadiens said on Friday that Pacioretty is expected to need 12 weeks to recover, so he will likely miss a large portion of training camp. Montreal's first regular-season game is Oct. 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The injury occurred on Thursday during an off...
Via AP on Fox
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Montreal's P.K. Subban might be having the best summer in the NHL

It's always nice to have a summer vacation, and it seems like it's extra nice to vacation like Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban. The All-Star blue-liner signed an eight-year, $72 million contract last summer with the Canadiens, and this summer, he has been gallivanting around the French Riviera. Subban is kindly giving fans (and fellow players) a sneak peek at his first...
Via Fox Sports
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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