Audio: Habs voices from Minnesota, New York

Some raw audio from the dressing room last night after the Canadiens had defeated the Minnesota Wild 2-1:

• Tomas Plekanec

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Nov. 1, 1959: Jacques Plante makes history

Saturday marks the 49th anniversary of Canadiens legend Jacques Plante wearing a mask into an NHL game, the first goaler to do so since

Update: Report on Gainey tragedy released

The owner of the Picton Castle says he is "devastatingly sorry" for the death of Laura Gainey, the daughter of Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey, who was swept

Update: Valentenko bolts Bulldogs, signs for three years with Moscow Dynamo

The Moscow Dynamo website is report this morning (translation from Russian to entertaining English is here) that Canadiens defence prospect Pavel Valentenko has signed

Breezer in, O’Byrne, Laraque out

Guy Carbonneau had a surprise or two up his sleeve today, announcing that heavyweight Georges Laraque won't be available to battle with Minnesota's Derek Boogaard tonight. Laraque and

Bettman interviews Gainey today

Bob Gainey will be on Sirius and XM radio today from 4-5 p.m. on NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman. The show will be archived via

Lafleur vs. Brodeur in all-star skills?

From Stan Fischler:

The NHL Think Tank is reviewing some novel changes in its Skills Competition for the All-Star Game. One idea is to have former stars

Erle’s in the Halloween spirit

With ghosts (of the Forum?) in the air tomorrow night, Canadiens superfan Erle Schneidman – you know his terrific website – sends along his Halloween masterwork.

Canadiens third … in Forbes rankings

Forbes, the authoritative business magazine, ranks the Canadiens as the NHL's third most valuable franchise.

Forbes says the team is worth $334 million. The Leafs are valued at

120%

RDS has announced it will launch its long-waited talkshow on Monday.

L'antichambre will be taking dead aim at TQS's popular 110% and starting earlier: 9:30 p.m.

Alain Crête is