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Source: Montreal Canadiens News
Date: 2016-08-25

MONTREAL – Sergei Berezin’s tenure with the Canadiens was brief, but his impact on Andrei Markov’s career has been going strong for years. For over half a decade, Berezin has served as Markov’s personal trainer during the offseason in Boca Raton, FL. Their working relationship began for real as the Canadiens’ No. 79 battled back from a trio of surgical procedures on his right knee – including two ACL reconstructions – between May 2010 and December 2011. Every summer, Markov enjoys a couple of weeks of downtime before Berezin begins preparing him for the rigors of another NHL season. As evidenced by Instagram posts on both Markov and Berezin’s accounts respectively sin

Canadiens name Eric Crawford pro scouting director

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2016-08-25

MONTREAL – Eric Crawford was promoted to director of professional scouting by the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday to replace Vaughn Karpan, who has joined the new NHL franchise in Las Vegas. Crawford, the younger brother of Ottawa Senators assistant coach Marc Crawford, was hired by the Canadiens as a pro scout last season after 16 years in the Vancouver Canucks organization. Karpan joined the Canadiens as a scout in 2005 and was put in charge of pro scouting in May, 2015. The Flin Flon, Man., native, who will be director of pro scouting, is one of the early hires by the Las Vegas club, which has George McPhee as general manager and Kelly McCrimmon as assistant GM. The as-ye

Shea Weber named Alternate Captain for Canada at the World Cup

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2016-08-25

Shea Weber will wear a letter for Canada when the tournament gets underway next month. Hockey Canada announced their captains for the World Cup of Hockey today, and they have named Shea Weber an alternate. No surprise as to who is wearing the C, as that will be none other than Sidney Crosby, with Jonathan Toews taking the other alternate spot. NEWS | Crosby to captain Team Canada at #WCH2016. Toews and Weber to serve as alternates. https://t.co/c01i0Sw6ek pic.twitter.com/ss1G8qoThp — Team Canada Men (@HC_Men) August 25, 2016 The leadership group that Canada is rolling with includes these three players who have been around since the 2010 gold medal win at the Olympics in Vancouver.

Sidney Crosby named Team Canada’s captain for World Cup

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2016-08-25

Hockey Canada has named Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby Team Canada’s captain for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews and Montreal Canadiens defenceman Shea Weber were named alternate captains for the September tournament. Crosby has served as Team Canada’s captain at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and the 2015 IIHF World Championship, leading the team to gold medal finishes at both tournaments. The 29-year-old has captained the Penguins since the 2007-08 season. The Penguins have won two Stanley Cup championships during his tenure as captain. “All 23 players on our roster are leaders on their respective club teams,” said

Canadiens promote Eric Crawford to director of pro scouting

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2016-08-25

He replaces Vaughn Karpan who will move to the Las Vegas expansion team The Canadiens made a shake up in their scouting department today, promoting Eric Crawford to director of pro scouting. #Habs announce Eric Crawford has been promoted to director of pro scouting. Will replace Vaughn Karpan. #HabsOn690— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) August 25, 2016 Crawford is the younger brother to former NHL head coach and Ottawa Senators assistant coach Marc. He joined the Habs scouting team last year, after more than a decade in the Vancouver Canucks organization. His final role with the Canucks was director of player personnel. The move comes almost exactly a year to the date he was brough

Eric Crawford named director of pro scouting

Source: Montreal Canadiens News
Date: 2016-08-25

PRESS RELEASE MONTREAL -- Eric Crawford enters his second season with the Montreal Canadiens after 16 years as a member of the Vancouver Canucks, including five, from 2010-11 to 2014-2015, as director of player personnel. His duties included the management of professional and amateur scouting staffs. Prior to this role he had served two years as a pro scout, two years as director of professional scouting and three years as the Canucks assistant coach. Eric graduated from St. Thomas University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1996 and a Bachelor of Education in 1997. The younger brother of Senators associate coach Marc Crawford, Eric is a former player who was named a four-time CIS Academic A

Your definitive guide to watching the Montreal Canadiens in 2016-17

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2016-08-25

We've got you covered with the most up-to-date TV broadcast schedule. Ever since the NHL and Rogers announced their broadcast deal, following your favourite hockey team hasn’t exactly been easy. But, after a couple of years working out the kinks, it should be a little easier this season than in years past. TSN 690 will be covering every game for your listening pleasure, with no blackouts and online audio streaming available everywhere. So if you find yourself in Siberia, you can listen in on every single Habs game this season. As far as watching the games go, this is the third year since Rogers took over the national Canadian coverage of the NHL, and the third time's the charm for

Canadiens 2016 Top 25 Under 25: #14 Will Bitten

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2016-08-25

The Habs 2016 third-round pick makes his debut on the T25U25 When the Montreal Canadiens entered the draft, fans were hoping for a guy like Alex Debrincat to fall to them in the second round. When they traded their two second-round picks for Andrew Shaw, they didn’t have a second pick until the third round. However, being able to get Will Bitten with the 70th pick overall was pretty much the best case scenario after trading out of the second round. Only ISS Hockey had him ranked outside of the Top 50 of the major Draft rankings and he was as high as 28 by Future Considerations. Bitten is the son of two Olympic badminton players. Both his parents represented Canada at the 1992 Olympic

Thursday Habs Headlines: Pacioretty and Gallagher are among the very best of the NHL

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2016-08-25

In today’s links, two Habs forwards have elite offensive stats, Danault is happy to be close to home, the Beast have already won this year’s ECHL championship, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Looking at both shots and passes that immediately result in shots, Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher appear near the top of the list of the most effective forwards. Working my way through @RK_Stimp's primary shot contributions stat. Here's fwds most involved in offense per hour. pic.twitter.com/3JH7R6BTjc— Sean Tierney (@SeanTierneyTss) August 24, 2016 Phillip Danault is happy to be playing hockey close to home. So is his family. [Canadiens.com] Arpon Basu offers his p

Sportsnet releases Canucks 2016-17 broadcast schedule

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2016-08-24

TORONTO—Vancouver hockey fans won’t miss a moment of their beloved team this season, with Sportsnet delivering all 82 Canucks regular season games in 2016-17. The Canucks’ broadcast schedule, featuring 36 national games and 46 regional games, gets underway on Hockey Night in Canada’s season opener on Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET as Vancouver hosts the Calgary Flames. (See full regular season schedule below). Fans can also stream all national and regional Canucks games live across the country. Vancouver Canucks fans within the team’s broadcast territory can now stream regional broadcasts via Sportsnet NOW, as well as all national Canucks games that are broadcast o

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