1. This Is When Mainstream Media Doesn't Help The PGA

    Last weekend, Wayne Gretzky hosted his third annual PGA-Nationwide Tour Pro-Am in Thornbury, ON. Now, I am a hockey writer, but I do enjoy golf and this event brings the best of both worlds together...

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  2. Il etait une fois..Guy Lafleur: A great look on the life of “Le Demon Blond”

    So I finally had some time to pull out imavision.com’s documentary on the greatest player to wear a Montreal Canadiens sweater in the last 40 years...

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  3. My 5 minute major with Marty McSorely

    He’s a decade removed from NHL play, after a dubious end to his NHL career, but Marty McSorely is still a drawing card wherever he goes...

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  4. Montreal Canadiens get a New address/monument and more..

    Former Canadiens greats, and other dignitaries admire the new Centennial Monument outside the Bell Centre. Photo – Monteal Gazette While the 2009-10 edition of the Montreal Canadiens ...

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  5. Montreal Canadiens: Sergei Kostitsyn smartens and reports to the Bulldogs

    RDS has reported that disgruntled Montreal Canadiens forward Sergei Kostitsyn will report to the Hamilton Bulldogs on Tuesday...

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  6. Montreal Canadiens Injuries: And now, there are three…

    Montreal%2BCanadiens%2Bv%2BNew%2BJersey%2BDevils%2BGsQfmwXBjmwl%5B3%5D.jpg">The Canadiens called up Yannick Weber to fill the team’s defensive injury woes. The Montreal Canadiens infirmary added a pair of players after Saturday’s game vs..

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  7. Montreal Canadiens Training Camp: Day Two

    The Montreal area set a record for sick days from work, and truant officers were seeking out absent students as the Canadiens’ Brossard practice facility was filled again with fans for day two of training camp...

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  8. Montreal Canadiens Training Camp: Day One

    The stands were filled at the Montreal Canadiens training facility on Sunday. Close to 1200 fans came out to watch the team’s first day of training camp, a surprise to many newcomers to the team this year...

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  9. The Montreal Canadiens Turn Their Heads and Cough

    The invitees to the Montreal Canadiens 2009-10 training camp reported to the Brassard practice facility for their physicals. After they reported in, the players were out to talk to the media...

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  10. Carey Price: Looking Forward To The New Season

    Carey Price appeared before the Montreal media today at the Montreal Canadiens’ annual golf tournament at the Laval- spur-le-Lac Golf Club...

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  11. The Habs legend they called Cannonball

    When Jack Laviolette was given the task of putting together a newly formed NHA team called the Montreal Canadiens in the fall of 1909, the first man he recruited to join him was his good friend Didier Pitre...

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  12. Dollars and lack of sense. How much would you pay for pre season tix?

    As the 2009-10 NHL season approaches, ticket sales for your favourite teams are slowly beginning to start. Pre-season tickets are now readily available for most teams. By next Saturday, all 30 teams will have their pre-season tickets on sale...

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  13. How a Simple Letter and a Bit of Luck Put Jimmy Devellano on Top

    I had the opportunity this past week to meet Jimmy Devellano, the Detroit Red Wings’ Senior Vice President and Alternate Governor...

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  14. Their lone NHL game was with the Bleu-Blanc et Rouge : M to Z

    Part Three of my series on players who had their one career NHL game in a Montreal Canadiens uniform. In total, 29 players saw their lone chance in the NHL as members of the Montreal Canadiens...

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  15. Late Leafs great Teeder Kennedy was almost a Montreal Canadien

    Teeder Kennedy battles Jacques Plante on this 1954-55 Parkhurst hockey card There was some sad news in the hockey world, yesterday with the passing of Toronto Maple Leafs legend Ted “Teeder” Kennedy at the age of 83...

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  16. Their lone NHL game was with the Bleu-Blanc et Rouge : F to L

    Part Two of my series on players who had their one career NHL game in a Canadiens uniform. Part One of the list (A to E) can be found on this link...

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  17. Their lone NHL game was with the Bleu-Blanc et Rouge : A to E

    Any fan would agree that it would be the ultimate thrill just to get a chance to play for the Montreal Canadiens for one game. For several pro players, they got just that one game that ultimately would be their only NHL game...

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  18. Sergei Kostitsyn/Mikhail Grabovski war over? and SK74 on the upcoming season

    The Battle of the Belarusians, that played as an undercard last season for the Toronto Maple Leafs/Montreal Canadiens rivalry, appears to be over, for now...

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  19. Mats Sundin: Why so quiet this summer?

    Remember the summer of 2008? All the hockey world was hearing was Mats Sundin this, Mats Sundin that. Well after the Montreal Canadiens gained the rights to talk to Sundin before the July 1 ...

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  20. Montreal Canadiens: Free agency will be less of an issue in 2010

    Criticized by many for not making the big off-season signing for the past several off-seasons, Bob Gainey may have silenced his critics this summer...

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  21. Breaking the Ice With New Montreal Canadien Mike Cammalleri

    The Montreal Canadiens’ Mike Cammalleri stopped by the Hockey Hall of Fame last week to do a photo shoot for the cover story in the latest issue of The Hockey News. He also had a chat with THN’s Ken Campbell...

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  22. Carey Price in Tri-Cities for Kolzig's Charity Golf Event. Is Olie retiring?

    Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price returned to where his junior hockey career made him the Habs #1 pick in 2005...

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  23. Montreal Canadiens ink Tomas Plekanec to a one year deal. Trade bait?

    The Montreal Canadiens avoided their lone salary arbitration case today, signing center Tomas Plekanec to a one-year deal. The Canadiens’ official release can be found here...

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  24. Curtis Sanford adds goalie depth to Montreal Canadiens

    OK, cue the music and get all the Fred Sanford jokes out. The Montreal Canadiens picked up free-agent goaltender Curtis Sanford today, signing him to a one-year, two-way contract...

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  25. NHL Arbitration Period Begins Monday - Revised 07/22 10:00 pm

    Restricted free agents and their respective NHL clubs will begin salary arbitration this week in Toronto. Arbitration meetings conclude on July 31. A decision in the case must be made by the arbitrator within 48 hours of the meeting’s conclusion..

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