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Canadiens GM Showdown: Bergevin vs. Savard

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-08-15

In this third installment of a four-part series comparing Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin to his four immediate predecessors, we take a look at Andre Savard. It’s been 25 years since the Habs last won the Stanley Cup. In that time, players have come and gone, but so have GMs. Five in fact have been hired since Serge Savard was let go in 1995. Only four of those five have followed him out the door though, with Bergevin being the sole exception… for now.

Finding a partner for Weber remains a challenge for Montreal

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2018-08-15

One of the biggest gaps in Montreal’s roster still remains, as the Canadiens search for a partner to play alongside their #1. The biggest question that has been facing the Montreal Canadiens since the day they acquired Shea Weber has been: “who exactly is going to be his defensive partner?” For a season there was a combination of Nathan Beaulieu and Alexei Emelin, both of whom fell flat more often than not, and prompted the Canadiens’ coaches to make a change. That change came in the form of Andrei Markov, whose de

HABS HISTORY | Part 10: 2000-2010, Price, Pacioretty, Captain Koivu, New Beginnings

Source: All Habs Hockey Magazine
Date: 2018-08-15

by Cate Racher, Staff Writer/Copy Editor, All Habs Hockey Magazine  Welcome to the second last article in a series spanning 10 (almost 11) decades of the history of the Montreal Canadiens. Throughout this series, we’ll be taking a look at … Continue reading →

2018 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #13 Jesse Ylönen

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2018-08-15

One of the best skaters in the Canadiens’ system, Ylönen will build on that skill in Finland’s top league this season. An American-born Finn was the first choice by the Montreal Canadiens on the second day of the 2018 NHL Draft. Jesse Ylönen, son to former NHLer Juha Ylönen, was more or less born into a career in ice hockey. Having played the entirety of his draft season in Mestis, Finland’s second division, Ylönen gave defenders fits with some of his moves. However, he is still an uncut gem in need of some polishing. He will need to add strength to his 6’1” frame to really challenge for an NHL position. If he does, he certainly has top-six potential, with his spe

Links: Charlie Lindgren embracing a mentorship role

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2018-08-15

In today’s links, Lindgren is relishing a chance to be a mentor, Ben Meisner shares his story about being a journeyman minor-leaguer battling mental illness, and Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s whirlwind summer continues. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Charlie Lindgren is embracing a mentorship role at the Warren Strelow National Team Goaltending Camp. [Montreal Canadiens] Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s busy summer will take him next to a charity game where he will hit the ice next to a “flash”y winger and the embodiment of

Canadiens top brass will attend Pacioretty’s golf tournament

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2018-08-14

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens felt it necessary on Tuesday to confirm that their top brass will attend the team captain’s charity golf tournament. Normally, that would be a given, but a report this week said that general manager Marc Bergevin and coach Claude Julien would skip this year’s edition of Max Pacioretty‘s tournament, suggesting it was a sign that the team had decided to part ways with their third-year captain. The Canadiens denied the report and issued a Tweet confirming that management will be there on Aug. 28. "Canadiens owner Geoff Molson, general manager Marc Bergevin, as well as head coach Claude Julien and his coachi

Molson, Bergevin and Julien to attend Max Pacioretty's golf tournament

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2018-08-14

The Montreal Canadiens have announced that owner Geoff Molson, general manager Marc Bergevin and head coach Claude Julien will all be attending Max Pacioretty’s golf tournament. The event, now in its third year, raises funds for Pacioretty’s foundation as well as the Montreal Canadiens Foundation. In a tweet, the Habs professed to be “very proud of their captain’s involvement in the community.” The announcement comes in the wake of social media rumours suggesting the team brass would be snubbing their captain’s event. Pacioretty, who scored 17 goals and registered 37 points in 64 games last season, is entering the final season of a six-year, $27-million (U.S.) contract that will produce a salary-cap hit of $4.5 million. With few signs of a new contract in the offing, he has been the subject of trade speculation throughout the summe

Former Habs enforcer Georges Laraque sashays away with drag contest win

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2018-08-14

He may not be on the level of Drag Race greats like Katya Zamolodchikova, but former Montreal Canadiens enforcer Georges Laraque has won a drag competition. The NHL veteran donned a wedding dress for the celebrity contest held during Montréal Pride, lip synced to the tune of Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You and came out on top. After winning, Laraque announced onstage that he’d donate his winnings to local LGBTQ organizations. “In 2018, it is inconceivable that we must all fight against homophobia again,” Laraque wrote after the event. “And personally it’s with pleasure that I join this cause.” He credited local drag queen Miss Butterfly with setting him on the path to victory.

Hab A Listen | Lewis & Gibby’s Workout for Habs Fans, Part 2 [video]

Source: All Habs Hockey Magazine
Date: 2018-08-14

Welcome to Hab A Listen, the latest podcast offering from Rocket Sports Radio! Lewis & Gibby are the two hosts of Hab A Listen. The two are high energy podcasters that are funny and still give you raw, real, authentic … Continue reading →

Habsent Minded: Kotkaniemi, Knight, and T25U25

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2018-08-14

In this week’s podcast, we discuss the Canadiens prospects taking part in the pre-season in Europe, what does Hilary Knight’s return to the Canadiennes mean, and how do we choose the Top 25 Under 25 The sixth episode of our podcast sees Jared Book joined by Patrik Bexell and the returning Scott Matla and we discuss the major events of the last week. Jesperi Kotkaniemi played a game most fans of the Montreal Canadiens watched on YouTube and we discuss that as well as the other Habs prospects expected to play in the European pre-season. We also discuss Hilary Knight’s return to Les Canadiennes and what it means for the team going forward.

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