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Canadiens' Galchenyuk poised for breakout season

The Montreal Canadiens went through one of the worst seasons in franchise history in 2011-12, but the reward was the chance to select Alex Galchenyuk with the No. 3 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, who was hired seven weeks prior to that draft, never had any doubts about Galchenyuk's potential to become an impact player in the League despite...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Previewing The Montreal Canadiens

from Arpon Basu of NHL.com, 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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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alex Kovalev doesn't think Subban is worth the money

Of all the people to criticize P.K. Subban's style of play, you would think that the last person on earth to do so would be Alex Kovalev. You would think that a player who was often criticized unfairly would sympathize with another player who is often subjected to the same, especially since both players are connected often by fans for bringing fans out of their seats with electrifying...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

50 days and counting…

A quick note as summer wanes and the leaves begin, ever so slowly, to turn: 50 days. 50 days from tonight, Montreal faces off with Toronto to start their 2014-15 season. After signing his new contract, PK Subban will be cemented on the blue line. New Hab PA Parenteau will make his debut up front, looking to build on the success he's had over the past few years in New York and...
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Alex Kovalev criticizes P.K. Subban’s play and contract

Alex Kovalev isn’t P.K. Subban’s biggest fan. Subban has plenty of critics, but an interview with RDS.ca revealed that Kovalev is one of the more vocal critics of the young defenseman. Kovalev criticized Subban’s defensive play before slamming his huge contract. For extra measure, he added his belief that Subban doesn’t deserve to be the next captain in Montreal. Here’s...
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Alex Kovalev criticizes P.K. Subban’s play and contract

Alex Kovalev isn’t P.K. Subban’s biggest fan. Subban has plenty of critics, but an interview with RDS.ca revealed that Kovalev is one of the more vocal critics of the young defenseman. Kovalev criticized Subban’s defensive play before slamming his huge contract. For extra measure, he added his belief that Subban doesn’t deserve to be the next captain in Montreal. Here’s...
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Jordan Subban Scores Ridiculous Shootout Goal Against His Brother Malcolm At BioSteel Camp

While P.K. Subban is busy sorting out the riches from the huge contract extension he signed with the Canadiens earlier this summer, his younger brothers are busy training for their promising pro hockey careers at the BioSteel Camp this week. Jordan, a 19-year old defenseman in the Vancouver Canucks system, and Malcolm, a 20-year old goaltender for the Boston Bruins’ AHL affiliate...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Who Should Wear The ‘C’ In Montreal?

from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette, Don’t get me wrong: I agree with (Jacques) Demers. In the room and on the ice, Markov might be the best choice to replace Brian Gionta as captain. He has the talent, the respect, the calm demeanor, the experience and that mysterious quality of leadership the position demands. Markov would be (with his buddy, Alex Ovechkin of the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens P.K. Subban Uses Dump Truck for Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

Well the bar has officially been raised in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by P.K. Subban. The Montreal Canadiens defenseman decided to forego the actual bucket and instead used a dump truck loaded with 60 bags of ice. Then he challenged Drake… Check it out here: H/T Sportsnet
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban turns his attention to Habs training camp preparation

There have been no impulse purchases of luxury items, just the comforting drudgery of work. In fairness, P.K. Subban was already wealthy enough to afford pretty well any toy he wanted before he signed his eight-year, $72-million contract extension earlier this month. Life, he says, hasn’t really changed. “It’s funny. The day after I signed, I was back in gym. The reality...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Habs owner overruled GM on Subban contract

The Montreal Canadiens and star defenseman P.K. Subban went all the way to arbitration this summer in an effort to finalize a new contract for the restricted free agent. According to Jack Todd of the Montreal Gazette, Habs owner Geoff Molson made sure that his franchise player was signed to a long-term deal before taking the one-year arbitration award. “A highly place source has...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens owner had final word on P.K. Subban, to shock of no one

There are some signings that a general manager makes that don’t need a tremendous amount of discussion with his team owner. If Marc Bergevin wants to throw $850,000 at Manny Malhotra, we’re sure Geoff Molson wasn't burning the midnight oil going over faceoff stats from the AHL Charlotte Checkers. But P.K. Subban is going to make $72 million over the next eight years as an...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dropkick Murphys Behead Canadiens Doll On Stage At Montreal Concert (Video)

Think the rivalry between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens is on hold during the NHL offseason? If so, you’re wrong. Let us present the reason why. Boston’s own Dropkick Murphys traveled to Montreal, Quebec, this weekend to play in front of thousands of fans at the annual “Heavy Montreal” music festival. As one might expect, the majority of the fans in attendance...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Boy finds Montreal Stanley Cup ring in New Brunswick river

Winning the Stanley Cup is one of the highest pinnacles in all of sport, and the Stanley Cup ring is one of the most visible ways for players to remember their grand accomplishment. Imagine the astonishment when a boy from Eastern Canada found a ring sitting in a river! A Montreal Canadiens championship ring was found in the Restigouche River in New Brunswick by eight-year-old Anthony...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyer News: Ryan White Signs

The Philadelphia Flyers have come to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with unrestricted free agent Ryan White. #484160523 / gettyimages.comWhite was drafted in 2006 (66th overall) by the Montreal Canadiens. He spent the next two seasons with the Calgary Hitmen before joining the Habs affiliate team, the Hamilton Bulldogs for the 2008-2009 season. From 2009-2012, White bounced...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Subban wasn’t fazed by arbitration hearing with Habs

ome Canadiens fans have been worried about what the impact of going to an arbitration hearing with P.K. Subban will have on the defenceman, who had to listen to management express what the club doesn’t like about his game during the process. But Subban told Bob McCown of Sportsnet 590 The Fan radio in Toronto on Tuesday that it was no problem for him, even after the Canadiens...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Putting P.K. Subban’s Salary Into Perspective

#494771365 / gettyimages.com Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin signed larger-than-life defenseman P.K. Subban to an 8-year, 72 million dollar contract on Saturday. The signing shouldn’t be news to hockey fans, many of whom kept a close eye on the contract negotiation drama as it unfolded and, at the eleventh hour, was kept from going to arbitration. If you’ve been keeping...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban Defends Malcolm Subban Rooting For Canadiens In Playoffs (Audio)

Controversies that shouldn’t be controversies seem to follow P.K. Subban everywhere he goes. Apparently the same can be said for his brother, Malcolm Subban. Malcolm, a goaltender in the Boston Bruins’ organization, recently ruffled some feathers when he said he was rooting for P.K. in the Stanley Cup playoffs this past season. That’s all well and good, of course, except for...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Subban gets his money (RW77)

PK Subban is, to me, an interesting case... and not the only interesting case on the Canadiens.Yesterday, PK Subban signed an 8 year $72 million contract with Montreal.  For the math fans out there, that's a cap hit of $9 million a year. Is this a good or a bad deal?  Fans and analysts alike are already batting around this question.  Ok, so maybe it is because we are now...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Subban’s $72M deal richest in Habs history

It seems Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin isn’t afraid to admit when he has made a mistake. Bergevin failed to reach a long-term agreement with restricted free-agent defenceman P.K Subban before an arbitration hearing Friday morning in Toronto and it appeared the two sides were drifting apart as they left Subban’s immediate future in the hands of arbitrator Elizabeth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

PK Subban and the $72M contract

Montreal Canadiens’ GM Marc Bergevin made PK Subban the third richest player n the National Hockey League yesterday, locking the defenseman down for 8 years at $72 million dollars or, for those mathematically challenged, $9M a year. This comes after the 25 year old Norris Trophy winner of the lockout-shortened 2013 season made only $3.75M […] The post PK Subban and the $72M contract...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban Talks After Signing New Eight-Year Contract

from the Montreal Canadiens, On Saturday, general manager Marc Bergevin announced that the Canadiens had agreed to terms on an eight-year contract extension with the 25-year-old rearguard that will keep him in bleu-blanc-rouge for the foreseeable future. “My family and I are extremely happy to know that my future is going to continue with the Montreal Canadiens. That...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens Agree To Eight-Year Contract

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have agreed to terms with defenseman P.K. Subban on an eight-year deal. A day after an arbitration hearing that would have led to a one-year contract, the team and Subban reached accord Saturday on a long-term arrangement. Subban, who already has a Norris Trophy and Olympic gold medal, would be under contract through the age of 33. He had 10 goals...
Via NESN.com
18 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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18 days ago  |  Discuss

PK Subban, Canadiens agree on 8-year contract

Rejoice, fans of Les Habitents. Your Norris Trophy-winning defenseman isn’t going anywhere. After going to arbitration as rumors swirled of him possibly leaving Montreal, PK Subban and the Montreal Canadiens agreed on a contract that will keep Subban in rouge, blue et blanc for the next eight years. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the deal is with $72M total ($9M/year). Subban’s...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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