1. Disgruntled Montreal Canadien Mike Cammalleri Traded to Calgary for Rene Bourque

    Former Montreal Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey in the summer of 2009 allowed his unrestricted free agents to sign elsewhere while he went out on the market with $30 million to spend with an eye to improving his team...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about over 2 years ago 2,012 reads 20 comments

  2. Jacques Martin Fired as Coach in Montreal by Nervous GM Pierre Gauthier

    It was a week before Christmas and Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier decided to play a pre-repentant Scrooge to Jacques Martin 's Bob Cratchett...

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  3. Montreal Canadiens: 8 Players Who Must Go Before Team Can Vie for Stanley Cup

    The departure of Jaroslav Spacek from Montreal subverted the idea for this story before I got it started. The Montreal Canadiens have been a middle of the road team this season and for most of their recent history...

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  4. Carolina Hurricanes Dump Tomas Kaberle Contract for Has-Been Jaroslav Spacek

    How the mighty have fallen. Tomas Kaberle had acquired a reputation in his 12-year career with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a very good offensive defenseman...

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  5. 20 Toughest Fighters in Montreal Canadiens History

    The Montreal Canadiens are an organization that has never been known for their fighters. Historically they have prided themselves on skill, speed and finesse...

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  6. Montreal Canadiens: Desperate Habs Must Wait Another 4-6 Weeks for Andrei Markov

    The Montreal Canadiens have struggled this season. Despite good goaltending from starter Carey Price and a collection of players that includes some quality and some youth—and even some youthful quality—the Canadiens have played ...

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  7. 10 Biggest Surprises Early in the 2011-12 NHL Season

    The start of the season of any professional sports league tends be a time for surprises. Scheduling quirks, unsettled teams, players and coaches all lend themselves to some unexpected results early in the season...

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  8. 25 Greatest Playmakers in Montreal Canadiens History

    The Montreal Canadiens in their 100 years of history have produced some of the greatest snipers to ever play the game. Maurice "The Rocket" Richard and Guy Lafleur are two of the most famous...

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  9. Montreal Canadiens Deal Prospect Brock Trotter to Coyotes for Petteri Nokelainen

    The Montreal Canadiens dealt offensive project Brock Trotter and a seventh-round pick to the Phoenix Coyotes for checking center Petteri Nokelainen and minor league defenseman Garret Stafford last Sunday, according to The Globe and Mail...

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  10. Each NHL Team's Most Iconic Player

    There are players that are automatically identified with their teams. Their picture for want of a better word becomes an icon for that organization. They come not only to symbolize their team but to attract veneration in their own right...

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  11. 2011-12 Montreal Canadiens: a Team on the Bubble

    The Montreal Canadiens had a good 2010-11 NHL regular season. They avoided their usual end-of-season scramble to make the playoffs and nosed out the Buffalo Sabres for the sixth seed last year...

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  12. Clash of NHL Dynasties: 1970s Montreal Canadiens vs. 1980s Edmonton Oilers

    These two NHL dynasties separated by a decade seem more alike than different. They were two of the most offensively talented teams ever...

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  13. NHL: GM Dean Lombardi Solves Drew Doughty Dilemma in Los Angeles?

    The Los Angeles Kings finally bowed to the inevitable on Thursday signing 21-year-old defenseman Drew Doughty to an eight year $56 million contract...

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  14. Montreal Canadiens Trade Rumours: 6 Teams Who Might Trade for Andrei Kostitsyn

    The enigmatic elder Kostitsyn brother has pretty well worn out his welcome in Quebec. He was one of a cohort of talented players drafted by the Canadiens from 2000 to 2004...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about almost 3 years ago 5,528 reads 11 comments

  15. NHL: Last Season's 20 Best Point/Minute Played Players

    Brett Hull broke in to the NHL with the Calgary Flames in 1986. The next year he was to prove to be the bane of the existence of coach "Badger" Bob Johnson. "Badger" Bob had a system that he liked his players to play...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about almost 3 years ago 2,139 reads 5 comments

  16. Marc Savard Career-Ending Concussion a Wake-Up Call to NHL Leadership?

    Marc Savard has been one of the best setup men in hockey since the lockout. The talented forward was third in the league in assists for three straight years after the work stoppage in 2004/05...

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  17. Best 25 NHL Players over the Last 25 Years

    This is a look at the NHL players who were the best over the last 25 years. It covers seasons played from 1986/87 to last year: 2010/11. Best is a subjective term...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about 3 years ago 4,161 reads 51 comments

  18. NHL Power Rankings: Best Team Goaltending Now That the Dust Has Settled

    The initial frenzy that came with this year's free agency has died down. Numerous goalies have signed with new clubs as NHL teams attempt to have their goaltending situation stabilized going into the new season...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about 3 years ago 4,513 reads 76 comments

  19. Florida Panthers: Is Dale Tallon Finally Building a Team for the Playoffs?

    There have been big changes in Florida so far this offseason. Well there might be! The Florida Panthers have missed the playoffs for the 10th season in a row...

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  20. San Jose Sharks Ship Dany Heatley to Minnesota Wild: Does No One Want Him?

    When Dany Heatley came to San Jose he was supposed to be the answer to the Sharks' need for a top-grade sniper to play alongside their world class set-up man, Joe Thornton...

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  21. NHL Power Rankings: Each Team's Unsung Hero from 2010-11 Season

    Everyone knows the team's leading scorer or the goalie you can't win without. Those guys win accolades all season long. There are other players that are important to a team's success that don't get the attention they deserve...

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  22. 2011 NHL Free-Agent Frenzy: Teams Frantic To Reach Cap Floor May Bid Up Salaries

    Each year, NHL free agency has a different feel to it. Last year, most of the bigger free agents settled with their home clubs. Most NHL teams seemed to have cap problems...

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  23. 2011 NHL Draft:Montreal Canadiens Select Defenseman Nathan Beaulieu 17th Overall

    The Montreal Canadiens picked another puck-moving, potential power-play quarterback to join newly signed Andrei Markov 32, PK Subban 22, Yannick Weber (RFA) 22, and Mathieu Carle D 23 on the offensive defenseman depth chart...

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  24. Florida Panthers: Dale Tallon Steps Forward to Own His Brian Campbell Contract

    Dale Tallon pulled the trigger on another trade with his former team the Chicago Blackhawks . At this year's trade deadline Tallon called up his replacement in Chicago, general ...

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  25. Columbus Blue Jackets Finally Find a Center for Rick Nash with Jeff Carter

    The Philadelphia Flyers spent yesterday trading away some of the best centers in hockey in order to address issues with their cap, goaltending, prospect depth and overall team youth...

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