1. Tomas Plekanec Showing Flashes of Brilliance This Season for Montreal Canadiens

    After a 2008-2009 season during which his offensive production (20 goals and 19 assists for 39 points in 80 games) was mediocre at best, Tomas Plekanec has found a renewed passion and his old offensive flair this season...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about almost 5 years ago 283 reads 1 comments

  2. Glen Metropolit's Underappreciated Value for the Montreal Canadiens

    Montreal Canadiens’ center Glen Metropolit was back into action yesterday evening after missing six games with a rib injury. He notched two assists in the Habs’ 5-1 victory over the lowly New York Islanders...

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  3. Should the Montreal Canadiens Acquire Alexander Frolov from Los Angeles?

    After Terry Murray made him a healthy scratch during the Kings’ last game in Dallas, you have to wonder if there is a future for Alexander Frolov in Los Angeles, especially since the Russian ...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about 5 years ago 1,163 reads 3 comments

  4. Ottawa Senators Re-Sign Matt Carkner to a Two-Year Contract

    Ottawa Senators' general manager Bryan Murray announced yesterday that the team has signed defenseman Matt Carkner to a two-year contract extension...

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  5. Marc-Andre Bergeron's Imminent Impact

    After a devastating injury to their power-play quarterback and best defenseman Andrei Markov in the first game of the season, the Montreal Canadiens were forced to sign free agent Marc-Andre Bergeron to a one-year, $750,000 contract...

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  6. Trevor Timmins' Work as the Canadiens' Head Scout

    With the Montreal Canadiens' early playoffs elimination looming, it is time to have a look at the work of their head scout Trevor Timmins. After working with the Ottawa Senators, Trevor Timmins was appointed to his position in 2002-2003...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 1,452 reads 3 comments

  7. In a Must-Win Year Bob Gainey Watches the Trade Deadline Parade, Once Again

    Most of the Montreal Canadiens' direct rivals made a move to improve their team at this 2009 trade deadline...

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  8. The Buffalo Sabres' Year in Review, Preview to Tomorrow's Trade Deadline

    Currently sitting ninth in the Eastern Conference with 69 points in 63 games, the Buffalo Sabres are in the thick of the playoffs race with the trade deadline looming...

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  9. New Jersey Devils Send Scott Clemmensen to Lowell (AHL)

    Devils' GM Lou Lamoriello announced earlier today that the Devils have sent goaltender Scott Clemmensen and defenseman Anssi Salmela down to make room for Martin Brodeur...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 182 reads 3 comments

  10. Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues Talking About Tkachuk?

    Blues forward Keith Tkachuk is now reportedly the Bruins' top target prior to the March 4 trade deadline. Bruins' GM Peter Chiarelli said he would seriously consider making a move for a rental ...

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  11. The New York Rangers Fire Tom Renney; John Tortorella Named Head Coach

    Rangers' GM Glen Sather has finally fired head coach Tom Renney after more than five years behind the bench, as well as assistant Perry Pearn. The Rangers lost 3-2 to the Toronto Maple Leafs yesterday in overtime...

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  12. The Mathieu Schneider Effect: The Canadiens' Power Play Is on Fire

    Since being acquired by GM Bob Gainey from the Atlanta Thrashers last Monday, Mathieu Schneider has played three games for the Canadiens...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 184 reads 1 comments

  13. Senators Surprisingly Trade for Islanders' Mike Comrie

    Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray acquired centre Mike Comrie and defenseman Chris Campoli earlier today in exchange for veteran forward Dean McAmmond and San Jose's 2009 first-round draft pick, obtained from the Tampa Bay Lightning in August 2008...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 481 reads 1 comments

  14. Sergei Kostitsyn Demoted to AHL By Bob Gainey; Alex Kovalev Not Making Road Trip

    The younger of the Kostitsyn brothers, Sergei, packed his bags to Hamilton earlier today to regain his confidence after going through a slump lately. Sergei only has three assists in the past 11 games...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 641 reads 10 comments

  15. Penguins Shopping Jordan Staal; Predators Interested

    The Pittsburgh Penguins are currently listening to offers for young centre Jordan Staal, and many teams have expressed interest. Staal who is making $2.2M this season just signed a four-year contract extension worth $16M ($4M/year) with the Penguins...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 1,676 reads 10 comments

  16. Mathieu Schneider Traded from Thrashers to Canadiens

    Veteran defenseman Mathieu Schneider has been traded by the Atlanta Thrashers to the Montreal Canadiens for draft picks (apparently a second and a third draft pick)...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 200 reads 2 comments

  17. Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers Should Start Talking Trade

    Hawks' Patrick Sharp injured his knee during yesterday's contest against the Dallas Stars when he collided with forward Steve Ott. Sharp's injury seems very serious and he might be lost for an extended period of time...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 614 reads 11 comments

  18. Jaroslav Halak Stops an Avalanche Of Shots In 4-2 Win

    The losing is finally over! Jaroslav Halak stood tall and stole the game in a 4-2 Habs' win over the Colorado Avalanche...

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  19. Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche Talking Trade?

    The Montreal Canadiens and the Colorado Avalanche face each other tonight for the first time of the season, and with both teams mightily struggling, trade talks are heating up before the Mar...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 1,633 reads 4 comments

  20. Time to Fire Guy Carbonneau: Montreal Canadiens Sinking Fast

    After the Canadiens' fourth consecutive loss against the Oilers yesterday, it is clear that the Canadiens players don't want to play for their coach anymore. They have lost nine of their past 11 games, during which they scored only 25 goals (2...

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  21. Montreal Canadiens Shopping Kovalev Actively, Trying To Acquire Whitney?

    Canadiens GM Bob Gainey is reportedly shopping Alexei Kovlev actively, as he has no intention of re-signing the star forward next season. Kovalev is a pending UFA at season's end, and since Gainey will have to deal with 11 UFA or RFA players come Jul...

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  22. Alex Kovalev, by the Numbers: Why He's Having a Rough Year

    Many Canadiens fans are growing tired of Kovalev's lacklustre play on the ice this season. However, they must know that Kovalev only had two seasons over 80 points in his long career (2000-01 and 2007-08)...

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  23. Canadiens and Thrashers Talking Trade

    The Atlanta Thrashers are actively shopping centre Erik Christensen and veteran defenseman Mathieu Schneider and according to various sources the Montreal Canadiens, among others, have inquired about the above players...

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  24. Ottawa Senators: New Coach, Same Result

    The Senators did not exactly get off to a fast start yesterday against the Kings as they were blanked 1-0 at home in Cory Clouston's debut as an NHL coach...

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  25. Guillaume Latendresse Out Four to Six Weeks with Shoulder Dislocation

    The Montreal Canadiens have announced earlier today that forward Guillaume Latendresse will miss four to six weeks of activity as a result of the shoulder injury he sustained during Sunday's contest against the Boston Bruins...

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