Halak, Kovalev in the spotlight

Some reading as the Canadiens prepare to face Vancouver on Tuesday:

• Halak No. 1 in goal, for now: Hickey

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Ill Kovalev doubtful, Stewart called up

Alex Kovalev will be a game-time decision for tonight's contest against the Nashville Predators, Kovy having returned home from the Bell Centre feeling under the weather. He didn't

Lafleur: Re-sign Kovalev, not Koivu

Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and star forward Alex Kovalev are both headed into the final year of their contracts, both unrestricted free agents on July 1, 2009.

In his


Canadiens fans need a couple good laughs today.

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Rejuvenated Kovalev, youth lead Canadiens

The Gazette's Pat Hickey includes the reborn Alex Kovalev and a terrific youth movement among his 10 reasons for the Canadiens' success this

MacGregor’s fine study of Alex Kovalev

Here's a brilliant feature on Alex Kovalev in today's Globe & Mail by the award-winning columnist and author Roy MacGregor. Don't miss

Kovalev DVD to benefit needy kids

Alex Kovalev has put his heart into a project designed to help youngsters on two fronts. The Canadiens' leading scorer has teamed up with

Kovalev honoured again; prospect Maxwell signs

Stop us if you've heard this one before: Alex Kovalev is the winner of the past month's Molson Cup award based on three-star selections. It's the fourth consecutive

It’s time to focus on defence: Kovalev

Canadiens sniper Alex Kovalev says the Canadiens must tighten up defensively and stop coughing up so many goals. And defenceman Mike Komisarek, used sparingly Saturday against

Kovalev’s thumb is fine

For those of you still holding your breath, Canadiens' flashy forward Alex Kovalev suffered no damage to speak of after being dinged in the right thumb by a