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This Date in Habs History: June 11

June 11, 1969: At the annual NHL Interleague Draft, the Chicago Blackhawks claimed rookie goalie Tony Esposito from the Canadiens for $25,000. On the same day, the Canadiens acquired Chuck Hamilton from the Detroit Red Wings and sent Ted Ouimet to the […]

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This Date in Habs History: June 10

June 10, 1964: The Toronto Maple Leafs selected Dickie Moore from the Canadiens and goaltender Terry Sawchuk from the Detroit Red Wings in the annual NHL Intra-League Draft. June 10, 1970: The

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R.I.P., Mr. Hockey — Gordie Howe dead at age 88

Mr. Hockey is sadly gone.

Gordie Howe died Friday at age 88. The Hall of Famer played 32 seasons of pro hockey and won the NHL scoring title and MVP

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Ben Scrivens breaks down the art of goaltending

Goalie Ben Scrivens, who spent part of this season with the Canadiens, is writing a two-part series for The Players' Tribune — the excellent website run by former

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This Date in Habs History: June 9

June 9, 1966: Two time NHL goal-scoring leader Bernie "Boom-Boom" Geoffrion was claimed by the New York Rangers from the Canadiens. June 9, 1971: Jean Béliveau announced his retirement from the NHL,

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Guy Lafleur stresses importance of school to kids with NHL dreams

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE If things hadn't worked out for Guy Lafleur as a hockey player, who knows what would have happened to the kid who grew up in the

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This Date in Habs History: June 8

June 8, 1955: Hector “Toe” Blake was named coach of the Canadiens, taking over from Dick Irvin, who had been behind the bench for 15 years. Blake would hold the

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A Q&A with Guy Lafleur: Canadiens legend says team doesn’t need a French coach

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur is like a breath of fresh air any time he meets with the media. The Hall of Famer always gives thoughtful, honest answers

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This Date in Habs History: June 7

June 7, 1965: Goalie Jacques Plante announced his retirement after 12 seasons in the NHL with the Canadiens and New York Rangers. Plante would come out of retirement three

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This Date in Habs History: June 6

June 6, 1956: The NHL Board of Governors made a rule change concerning power plays. It was decided that after a team scored a power-play goal, the penalized player would