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Canadiens' Andrew Shaw becomes a new father

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2018-06-19

The Canadiens’ Andrew Shaw is a new dad. Shaw posted a photo on Twitter Monday of him and his wife, Chaunette Boulerice, posing with their new baby girl named Andy. It’s the first child for Shaw and Boulerice, who first met in high school in Belleville, Ont., and were married last summer. So greatful today welcoming our beautiful little girl Andy into this wonderful world! pic.twitter.com/GN5ckMR66Q — Andrew Shaw (@shawz15er) June 18, 2018 Shaw, who posted 10-10-20 totals in 51 games last season, is still recovering from surgery he had on his left knee on April 25. At the time of the surgery, the Canadiens announced that Shaw’s recovery period would be at least six months, mean

Sheldon Souray's life might have looked perfect, but it wasn't

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2018-06-19

From the outside looking in, it appeared Sheldon Souray had a pretty perfect life. The 6-foot-4, 233-pound defenceman with the movie-star good looks played 14 seasons in the NHL — including six with the Canadiens — and earned more than US$40 million. He was married for five years to former Baywatch actress Angelica Bridges and they had two beautiful daughters together before divorcing in 2007. He later spent three years in a relationship with Barbie Blank, a former WWE star who used the ring name Kelly Kelly, before they split up last year. Now Souray admits he wasn’t ready for life after hockey and paid a heavy price, including an addiction to painkillers that might have killed him if he hadn’t looked for and received help from the NHL and NHL Players’ Association substance-abuse program. Souray played his last game on May 12, 2013, with the Anaheim Ducks when they were eliminated by the Detroit Red Wings in the playoffs. Souray had one more season l

Why didn't Alex Galchenyuk work for the Canadiens? Try asking his father

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2018-06-19

There’s no reason for anyone to be shocked or surprised by the departure of Alex Galchenyuk. Galchenyuk was on the trading block for more than a year and he would have been gone sooner if general manager Marc Bergevin hadn’t been holding out for a better return. As it was, the Canadiens probably didn’t get fair value when they obtained Max Domi from the Arizona Coyotes, but they did get market value. No other team was willing to give up more for Galchenyuk, a talented offensive player with an aversion to playing in his own zone. Plus/minus figures aren’t always a true measure but Galchenyuk’s minus-31 — the fourth-worst figure in the NHL — was a true reflection of his performance. There will be questions about whether the Canadiens’ coaching staff handled Galchenyuk properly. Was he given a fair shot at centre? Did

Sheldon Souray thankful for NHL's substance-abuse program

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2018-06-19

Former Canadiens defenceman Sheldon Souray has high praise for the doctors involved with the NHL and NHL Players’ Association’s substance-abuse program who helped him get his life back on track after an addiction to painkillers. Souray said during an interview on Sunday that he has been sober for nine months now. “Last year at this time I was so sad,” Souray said over the phone from his summer home in Idaho. “I don’t know if depressed is the right word, but I was just spinning my wheels. I just wasn’t happy … I was just not happy.” After his oldest daughter Valentina’s 14th birthday last September, Souray decided he had to change the way he was living and get sober. He said alcohol wasn’t his problem, it was an addiction to painkillers. His career came to an end after the 2012-13 NHL season because of a wrist surgery. “The NHL doctors were amazing,” Souray said about the substance-abuse program. “I know they take a lot of s

The Steve Dangle Podcast | All the Darn Leafs | June 18, 2018

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2018-06-19

A Barry good show. WARNING!!! This is an explicit podcast. That means it may contain swearing. If you do not want to hear that sort of thing then do not watch or listen. On this episode, Barry Trotz has stepped down as coach of the Stanley Cup champions (00:00). Babcock’s deployment and the Marlies (07:30). Andrew Berkshire on the Max Domi to Montreal for Alex Galchenyuk and the overall state of the Montreal Canadiens (47:00). Where in the world will John Tavares sign (1:14:00). The 2018 NHL Entry Draft and who the Toronto Maple Leafs will select (1:20:00). And the press conference (1:32:00).

Canadiens Must Consider Kotkaniemi

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-06-19

The last time the Montreal Canadiens concluded a regular season with less than 75 points, the vast majority of prospects eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft had yet to be born. The 2017-18 season was an abysmal one for the Canadiens, whose lack of scoring and general team depth ravaged the franchise over the course of their 82-game campaign. Not only did the storied franchise fail to generate crucial depth scoring but their defence was porous and goaltending inconsistent.

Draft prospect profile: Jacob Bernard-Docker is an all-around defenceman with some top-end skills

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2018-06-19

He’ll normally opt for the high-percentage play, but occasionally the blue-liner will show a flash of game-breaking offensive talent. Jacob Bernard-Docker had a very good season in his last year of Junior A before he begins his collegiate career, and has the Top Defenceman Award from the Canadian Junior Hockey League to prove it. He will be joining the University of North Dakota for the 2018-19 season, but not before being selected in the NHL Draft if Dallas. With a complete game and some skills that stand out in the defence class, he will be hearing his name called early on the second day of the draft. Birthplace: Canmore, AlbertaDate of birth: June 30, 2000Shoots: RightPosition

Tape To Tape NHL Podcast: Big trade, big draft for Canadiens

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2018-06-19

The off-season is upon us and it’s a big one for the Montreal Canadiens and GM Marc Bergevin. So on this episode of Tape To Tape, Ryan and Rory focus in on what the Habs have done, and what they will do next. Here’s how the conversation unfolded: • Sportsnet’s Eric Engels breaks down the trade that brought Max Domi to the Canadiens in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk (1:35) • Engels provides an update on Max Pacioretty’s situation (10:05) • Discussing various draft scenarios for Montreal (13:59) • Ryan and Rory chime in on the latest John Tavares news (26:48), • Why the Oilers should trade the 10th overall pick (33:35) • How do you perceive the rebuilding Detroit Red Wings (35:58) [radioclip id=4095455]

Coyotes the Canadiens Should Have Gotten

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-06-19

In case it needs to be said, Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi is not a bad player. He’s just not the player the Habs should have acquired for Alex Galchenyuk, and that reasoning isn’t solely based on the argument that Domi is a downgrade on the left side (based on many metrics).

ANALYSIS | Breaking Down the Domi for Galchenyuk Trade

Source: All Habs Hockey Magazine
Date: 2018-06-19

by Mathieu Chagnon, Staff Writer, All Habs Hockey Magazine Are you getting used to a June trade by the Montreal Canadiens? Marc Bergevin struck again, this time trading Alex Galchenyuk, the general manager’s very first draft-pick as a member of the Canadiens. In return, Montreal … Continue reading →

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