New three-year contract for Carbo

In his state of the team session with media this morning at St. Jovite Arena – outside in the windy cold so he could gauge how seriously we wanted to hear it – GM Bob Gainey revealed that head coach Guy Carbonneau has signed a new contract.

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Audio: Gainey, Carbonneau in Saint-Jovite

Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey met French and English reporters in Saint-Jovite today, standing outside the town's arena on a frigid, wind-swept day. But that didn't keep us

Why is this man smiling?

Sports Media Canada, the national organization that this year honours The Gazette's Dave Stubbs for his sportswriting, has named George N. Gillett Jr. Sports Executive of

Avery tells it like it is

Love him or hate him, you gotta love Sean Avery's honesty.

William Houston in the Globe and Mail reports Avery, on CBC's The Hour, offered a candid assessment

Audio: Canadiens voices from Saint-Jovite

Following practice today in Saint-Jovite, a number of Canadiens on a number of subjects.

The team returns to practice up here on Friday before returning to Montreal for its

Laraque, Hamrlik work out in St. Jovite

MONT TREMBLANT – Canadiens forward Georges Laraque and defenceman Roman Hamrlik both skated at St. Jovite Arena this morning, Laraque alone with strength and conditioning coordinator Scott Livingston,

Press review

Stephanie Myles on the game.

• François Gagnon writes the team is ready

• Pierre Durocher on Alex Tanguay.

• Sean Gordon's game story in the

A win and some cuts

As you read these words, Bob Gainey and Guy Carbonneau are meeting the players who won't be making the trip to Mont Tremblant.

Matt D'Agostini.

Ben Maxwell.

Gregory Stewart.

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