Game on! Boone returns to HIO with live blog

Share “It’s time again for my annual farewell column — and this time I mean it,” Mike Boone wrote when he retired from The Gazette last September. “A year ago, I was leaving the Gazette’s city department to begin writing […]

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MONTREAL, QUE: JANUARY 15, 2013 -  (John Kenney / THE GAZETTE)

Leblanc, Tinordi among Habs cuts; Galchenyuk stays

Before taking to the ice for practice at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bell Centre, the Canadiens cut seven players from their roster as they prepare for Saturday's


Surprise! Habs players greet fans in Bell Centre lobby

There was lots of excitement at the Bell Centre Thursday well before the Canadiens intra-squad game was scheduled to get underway. Fans who braved the cold waiting outside


Gomez clears waivers, becomes unrestricted free agent

Scott Gomez cleared waivers Thursday and can now officially be bought out by the Canadiens. Under an NHL side deal adopted on Tuesday to the new CBA, teams can buy


New-look Habs mix talent and toughness

As the Canadiens get ready to drop the puck for real against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night at the Bell Centre, here are some stories from


Holy Moly! What a start to Canadiens camp

Jack Todd captured the general feeling of Day 1 of Canadiens training camp Sunday in his Monday Morning QB column.

"&&&&& all together now: Holy Moly!" Todd wrote. "No, I


Pacioretty set to dazzle Habs’ fitness staff

In anticipation of the NHLPA overwhelmingly approving the new collective-bargaining agreement, with player voting slated to end at 8 a.m. Saturday, the league has given teams permission to


Could this be Cole’s last season in the NHL?

Will this be Erik Cole's last season in the NHL? Pat Hickey reports that Cole, speaking to the media Friday in Brossard, said family considerations and unhappiness over the


Habs tickets go on sale Sunday at noon

The Canadiens announced on Friday afternoon that tickets for the first two games of the regular season at the Bell Centre (with game dates still to be officially


Kaberle lighter on his skates this season

Tomas Kaberle was a little lighter on his skates when he hit the ice Thursday in Brossard. “I feel a lot better than last year,” said Kaberle,