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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&...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chad Johnson Wants To Play For Canadiens So He Can Fight Lucic, Chara

Chad Johnson is continuing his football career, albeit in the Canadian Football League with the Montreal Alouettes. Apparently his time in Montreal has led him to embrace some of the city’s ideology. Part of that ideology includes buying into the city’s top NHL rivalry between the hometown Canadiens and the Boston Bruins. According to a tweet from Johnson on Monday, he’s all...
Via NESN.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens to go with four alternate captains

For the second time in five years the Montreal Canadiens will play a season without handing out the "C".#81110617 / gettyimages.comThe Montreal Canadiens have decided not to name a captain for the 2014-'15 season after the departure of Brian Gionta. It was made official this morning in a series of tweets that four players will wear "A's" this year as...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
Via Kukla's Korner
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban: ‘I’m not trying to change the game of hockey’

As if Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban wasn't already going to light up the red carpet at the 2014 NHL Awards with his gregarious and convivial personality, he turned it up a notch when he arrived in a bright orange linen suit with a glitzy gold watch on his left wrist and his lavish new Olympic championship ring on his right hand. Subban didn't need a big slap...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens To Retire Defenseman Guy Lapointe’s No. 5 In November

The Montreal Canadiens announced Friday that they will retire Guy Lapointe’s No. 5 prior to their game against the Minnesota Wild at the Bell Centre on Nov. 8. Lapointe, a Hall of Fame defenseman, played on six Stanley Cup-winning teams in 14 years with the Habs. He was a member of the Canadiens’ Big Three alongside Serge Savard and Larry Robinson. He will be the 18th Canadien...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens to retire Lapointe's jersey on Nov. 8

Former Montreal Canadiens defenseman Guy Lapointe will have his No. 5 raised to the rafters at Bell Centre as part of a ceremony prior to the Nov. 8 game against the Minnesota Wild, the Canadiens announced Friday. Lapointe, who works as a scout for the Wild, will become the 18th player in franchise history to have his number retired and the first since Emile Bouchard's No. 3...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will be the next captain of the Canadiens?

With the 2014-15 season right around the corner, the Montreal Canadiens still have one very important thing to figure out: who will be the next captain of le bleu, blanc et rouge? Brian Gionta, who succeeded the now-retired Saku Koivu as captain in 2010, signed with the Buffalo Sabres on the opening day of free […] The post Who will be the next captain of the Canadiens? appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban makes his case for captaincy of the Canadiens

The first rule of the captaincy is like the first rule of Fight Club. You do not talk about it. If you want to be an NHL captain, you can say so, because it’s such an honor. But you stop there. You say it’s up to management and the coaches. You say lots of your teammates are deserving. You say you don’t need a letter to lead. You fit the profile. The more you talk about your...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Longtime Montreal Canadiens Captain Saku Koivu Retires After 18 Seasons

TORONTO — Longtime Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu has retired. The NHL players association announced on Wednesday that the Finnish star would call it a career after 18 seasons, all but five of which were spent in Montreal. He won four Olympic medals with Finland, including a silver medal in their 2006 loss to rival Sweden in the final. In 1999, Koivu was chosen as the first...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Saku Koivu calls it a career

The former inspirational leader and captain of the Montreal Canadiens has decided to hang up the skates.#1576944 / gettyimages.comAfter a 19 seasons, Saku Koivu believes, "Now it was the right time to stop playing," he told Finnish paper Turun Sanomat via Google Translate. "The decision is the result of a long reflection I've done internallyy."While...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban wants an NHL team in Houston because of Beyonce

Here’s a pretty random statement from P.K. Subban which might leave you questioning the defenseman. In regards to the topic of NHL expansion, Subban overlooked the obvious contenders such as Las Vegas and Seattle, Subban mentioned a team in Houston. …Houston? Why? The rationale for a team in Houston is awesome. .@PKSubban1 wants Houston in the NHL expansion conversation: "...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban wants an NHL team in Houston because of Beyonce

Here’s a pretty random statement from P.K. Subban which might leave you questioning the defenseman. In regards to the topic of NHL expansion, Subban overlooked the obvious contenders such as Las Vegas and Seattle, Subban mentioned a team in Houston. …Houston? Why? The rationale for a team in Houston is awesome. .@PKSubban1 wants Houston in the NHL expansion conversation: "...
Via Bloguin Best
6 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...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Would Martin Brodeur Add Some Leadership For The Montreal Canadiens?

from TSN, The Montreal Canadiens showed some interest in free agent goaltender Martin Brodeur over the summer, according to RDS hockey analyst and former Canadien Vincent Damphousse. Damphousse appeared on the season debut of the RDS program l'Antichambre on Monday, saying that Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin met with Brodeur's agent Pat Brisson in July to...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlantic Division Outlook: Montreal Canadiens

With captains practice already underway the NHL season is so close to starting. Can you believe it? In this article we will preview this year's Montreal Canadiens team.
Via CLNS Radio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens Injury Update: P-A Parenteau might miss the start of the season

The Montreal Canadiens may have to look for a new forward for the time being. It is being said that the new addition to the team Pierre-Alexandr Parenteau has suffered an injury in training. #487493483 / gettyimages.comThere are not many details about the injury or the severity, except that it is a rib injury. Parenteau is under evaluation and more details could come in upcoming...
Via Sports Injury Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brodeur willing to back up Price with Canadiens

Goaltender Martin Brodeur says he'd be willing to finish his Hall of Fame career with his hometown Montreal Canadiens. The 42-year-old has previously said he's “80% sure” he’s coming back for a 21ST NHL season and told QMI Agency this week that he would have no problem backing up Carey Price in net. "I would like to play one last season before retiring and I...
Via Hockey Fan Land
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brodeur willing to back up Price with Canadiens

Goaltender Martin Brodeur says he'd be willing to finish his Hall of Fame career with his hometown Montreal Canadiens. The 42-year-old has previously said he's “80% sure” he’s coming back for a 21ST NHL season and told QMI Agency this week that he would have no problem backing up Carey Price in net. "I would like to play one last season before retiring and I...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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