1. The Steve Bégin Deal and the NHL Trade Deadline: Bob Gainey Speaks

    Montreal Canadiens General Manager, Bob Gainey, held a teleconference this evening and addressed a variety of topics on his team's most recent trade, current status, and a hint of what he may be looking for before March 4...

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  2. Montreal Canadiens Move Steve Bégin to Dallas Stars

    Already expected to be active before the deadline on Wednesday, the Montreal Canadiens made yet another move this afternoon...

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  3. Penguins Deal Ryan Whitney to Ducks for Chris Kunitz, Prospect

    With six days remaining until NHL trade deadline, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks have made the first major deal. The Penguins have sent defenceman Ryan Whitney to the Ducks for forward Chris Kunitz and junior prospect Eric Tangradi...

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  4. Montreal Canadiens' Georges Laraque Looking to be Traded

    Montreal Canadiens' enforcer Georges Laraque is not a happy camper these days. Despite seeing action in all six games of the Canadiens' last road trip, the right winger was a healthy scratch in the team's last two games at home...

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  5. Canadiens-Canucks: Saku Koivu Will Play, Alex Tanguay Not Cleared

    Forward Alex Tanguay will miss his 24th game tonight when the Montreal Canadiens welcome the Vancouver Canucks. Tanguay suffered a separated shoulder Dec. 30 vs. Tampa Bay, and did not get medical clearance today from a team doctor...

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  6. Guy Lafleur's Disco Skeleton

    Without argument he is one of the greatest players ever to wear the Montreal Canadiens uniform. More recently however, Guy Lafleur has faced some more personal legal issues, and has been criticized ...

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  7. Andrei and Sergei Kostitsyn, Roman Hamrlik Linked to Police Investigation

    As the Montreal Canadiens chartered home from Pittsburgh, returning from a six-game road trip that saw them go 1-4-1, a worse fate was awaiting them when they arrived...

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  8. Canadiens-Capitals: Price Gets The Start In D.C.

    Carey Price has elected to ditch his red goalie pads, and revert to his more traditional white ones when he gets the start tonight in Washington when the Montreal Canadiens visit the Capitals...

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  9. Montreal Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec Suspended Two Games

    Montreal Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec has been given a two-game suspension from the NHL. The suspension is the result of an incident Wednesday night in Edmonton during the Canadiens' 7-2 loss to the Oilers...

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  10. Robin Williams on the Origins of Golf and the Arrival of Tiger Woods

    The late George Carlin gave us the Seven Dirty Words and his memorable take on Football vs. Baseball. In 2002, comedian/actor Robin Williams performed a Live on Broadway special for HBO...

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  11. Maple Leafs-Canadiens: A Priceless Performance in Montreal

    Carey Price was not scheduled to start tonight in Montreal, but a sudden case of the flu from back-up Jaroslav Halak gave coach Guy Carbonneau no choice but to start his struggling No...

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  12. Montreal Canadiens-Toronto Maple Leafs: The Belorussian Rivalry Continues

    The most storied rivalry in hockey gets another page added tonight when the Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadiens...

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  13. The NHL Playoff Format: Time To Re-seed

    t's a simple thing in the NHL—if you win your respective division, you are guaranteed a top-three playoff seeding and home ice in the first round of the playoffs. It doesn't matter if two or more other teams have better records...

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  14. Habs Weekend In Review In Two Words: Injured Reserve

    The Montreal Canadiens managed to pull out a win Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings to snap a four-game losing streak. Despite a 3-1 loss on Sunday, they played a satisfactory effort again the Eastern Conference leading Boston Bruins...

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  15. Panthers-Canadiens: Utter Embarrassment For The Habs

    Montreal Canadiens fans can pretty much consider any hopes of acquiring Jay Bouwmeester from the Florida Panthers a dead deal...

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  16. WInning the All-Star MVP: Will It Be Good or Bad for Alex Kovalev's Season?

    Well Alex Kovalev silenced many critics when the fans chose him as a starter in last night's NHL All-Star Game. Playing in front of his home crowd, Kovy's three-point night gave him the award and a new Honda Ridgeline...

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  17. A Brief History of the NHL All-Star Game

    Tonight marked the 57th rendition of the NHL All-Star Game. The first official game, held in October, 1947, saw the All-Stars defeat the defending Stanley Cup Champion Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3...

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  18. 2009 NHL All-Star Game: Hardest Shot Contest: Now a "Chara"ty Event!

    OK kids, it's All Star Skills Day! My personal favourite event is the Hardest Shot competition. So, fellow hockey fans, who do you think is going to win it this year? Will it be ...

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  19. Former NHL Coach Pat Burns Battling Cancer For the Third Time

    Former NHL coach Pat Burns announced today that he is fighting lung cancer. In an interview with Montreal newspaper La Presse, he revealed that he was informed of the disease this past spring after the World Hockey Championships...

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  20. Canadiens-Devils: Captain Saku Koivu Makes His Return Tonight

    Captain Saku Koivu will make his return to the lineup tonight, leading his Montreal Canadiens to face the New Jersey Devils...

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  21. Yes or No: Giving the Option to Decline a Penalty Shot

    NBC's Pierre McGuire posed an interesting question during Sunday's Rangers-Penguins game. With the Penguins up 2-0 and on a powerplay, Sidney Crosby had a break on goal, and was hooked, and awarded a penalty shot...

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  22. Montreal Canadiens Midseason Review: Bob Gainey Weighs In

    Montreal Canadiens General Manager, Bob Gainey, faced the media today to give an assessment of his team's performance at the midway point of the 2008-09 NHL season...

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  23. Capitals-Canadiens: Kostitsyn's Late Goal Vaults Habs to Victory

    Tomas Plekanec had a two-goal night, and coach Guy Carbonneau earned an assistant coaching position at this season's All-Star Game, as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Washington Capitals 5-4...

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  24. Canadiens-Rangers: Lang's Hat Trick Leads Habs

    The "senior citizen" of the Montreal Canadiens scored his second career hat-trick as he lea his team past the New York Rangers en route to a 6-3 victory Wednesday night...

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  25. Halak Gets Third Straight Start vs. Rangers; Koivu Expected to Play Saturday

    Despite lack lustre performances in his last two games, Jaroslav Halak is expected to get his third straight start Wednesday night, when the Montreal Canadiens travel to New York to face the Rangers...

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