Liveblog: Canadiens draft Galchenyuk, Malcolm Subban to Boston

High risk, high reward.

The kid is coming off a serious preseason knee injury, a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

But there is a HUGE upside.

AUDIO from Pittsburgh: Alex Galchenyuk | Marc Bergevin

Comparing Galchenyuk to NHL stars. Would you settle for an Anze Kopitar clone?

Galchenyuk on Twitter: @AGally94

Here’s a scouting report. And some video:


  1. Stormin says:

    Also Charles Hudon, Dillon Fournier, and Ryan Culkin some local talent available for the later picks.

  2. frontenac1 says:

    Matteau a Devil! OK Marc, get Parise ,the coast is clear!

  3. Captain aHab says:

    Bertrand Raytard will be all over that one.

    Me skull and crossbones arn’t the only thing I plan on raisin’ tonight.

  4. Lizardking89 says:

    Damn there goes Matteau. So who are the best choices for our 2nd rounder?

  5. commandant says:

    Best on my board Collberg

    Go Habs Go!
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  6. Un Canadien errant says:

    Okay, really cheap now to move up five spots and grab Stefan Matteau.

  7. L Elle says:

    Tyler Seguin
    ✔@tylerseguin92 @PKSubban1 congrats your brother for me. Looking forward to seeing him in our logo. Ur never allowed to put it on tho

    Oh, the irony…

  8. Hali_Hab says:

    I hope matteau drops in our lap

  9. Stormin says:

    Oscar Dansk, Nicolas Kerdiles, Tanner Pearson, some suggestions for 33

  10. JayK-47 says:

    Bruins chose a Subban. Anyone think Neely was going to pick a Samuelsson instead?

  11. Captain aHab says:

    Habs are gonna trade Gomez for McDonaugh and NYR’s 1st. Then I’ll wake up.

    Me skull and crossbones arn’t the only thing I plan on raisin’ tonight.

  12. EricInStL says:

    Phoenix has a hockey academy ?

    Quebec will love him….

  13. Boomer says:

    Anyone know if its possible to see tomorrows picks live?online or on tv?

  14. Un Canadien errant says:

    The Mike Matheson-Malcolm Subban gutpunch kind of took the fun out of this.

  15. awesomerino says:

    “It was always my dream to play pro hockey in the most racist city in North America”
    – Malcolm Subban

  16. EricInStL says:

    Crap there goes Samuelsson…crap

  17. slapshot777 says:

    Maybe it my cynical side, but my gut tells me that the Bruins picked Subban just so the Habs couldn’t get him.

    It was just another dig at the Habs to hopefully piss them off. The bruins and their fans know that a goalie is not a priority on their list, so why choose one. It’s just their idiotic way of trying to rub salt into a cut.

  18. kempie says:

    “P.K. went to the Bruins table and shook hands with Peter Chiarelli and the whole staff.”

    Classless. Kid needs to learn some respect.

  19. EricInStL says:

    Down Goes Brown‏@DownGoesBrown

    All those Bruins fans with “You suck, Subban” tattoos are experiencing some cognitive dissonance right now.


  20. Stormin says:

    Sandusky found guilty on 45 of 48, whats wrong with those asshole jurors if ever something needed a perfect score of 48 on 48 this was it,, and it probably should have been more like 1000 on 1000

  21. JayK-47 says:

    Maybe the Bruins can trade up for Samuelson now?

  22. Adidess says:

    Didn’t want Malcolm for the Habs necessarily… 1) too early to have a first round goalie lurking in the background behind a young franchise goalie; 2) would have made ongoing negotiations tougher with Carey; 3) would have been awkward for PK in what seems to be a nice camaraderie with Price.

    I do wish Malcolm had landed with any if the other 28 teams, so I could at least hope something good happen to him ’cause I like the kid.

  23. Marc10 says:

    Samuelsson and Matteau on deck.

  24. slapshot777 says:

    Well at least when PK now plays against the Bruins in Boston the fans can’t shout out ” Subban Sucks”

  25. Un Canadien errant says:

    Canucks fans should be happy with Brendan Gaunce this far down in the first round.

  26. Ron says:

    If Mac Subban does not pan out very well the ass#ole bruin fans can still yell Subban sucks.

  27. jedimyrmidon says:

    M. Subban to Bruins… ouch. This draft has been veeery interesting.

  28. Boomer says:

    If MB and timmins want Matteau now’s the time with phoenix… cause NYR and LA will most likely take him, he fits their mold very well.

  29. Un Canadien errant says:

    Stan Smyl, the Steamer, slowest guy in the NHL, neck and neck with Ryan Walter. Their record was not broken until Derek Boogaard entered the league.

  30. Lizardking89 says:

    All those Bruins fans with “You suck, Subban” tattoos are experiencing some cognitive dissonance right now. LMAO Kinda sucks that he went to the Bruins cause I have to hate him now.

  31. JUST ME says:

    Dont`t know about you but as far as i am concerned this has been a very entertaining evening to say the least. They may not all make it or make it big but it sure is promissing ! Good for the Sabres ,the Caps,the Oilers will be exciting to follow even if there are still big holes and my choice was picked with the Habs ! Love the Subban pick for the Bruins , a real classic ! Can`t stop giggling ! The Stalls in Carolina ! Talk about action !

  32. Marc10 says:

    This isn’t done. I suspect more will come out of the woodwork.

    And then hopefully his accomplice (I mean wife) will get hers.

  33. citizenSanto says:

    Irate Bruins fans upset with the Subban pick.
    Their day at the amusement park is ruined.

  34. L Elle says:

    Just more fodder for “The Rivalry”.

    Reality is stranger than fiction, ey? LOL

  35. K-hab25 says:

    He deserves much worse!!!

    Proud Pricebot since 2006/2007

  36. pmaraw says:

    any gems left?

  37. frontenac1 says:

    Subban!!I hate the Bruins but that is so funny!

  38. slapshot777 says:

    Malcolm would have been nice, but goaltending is not our problem right now. We have better defensemen coming up and let’s wait and see how our draft rounds out to see where we stand with regards to our forwards.

    As for the rivalry, it will always be there no matter who is in net or on the ice. The Habs will win a cup before Boston does again. Like one of the posters said earlier this will motivate PK that much more.

    A goalie is only as good as your defense and forwards, it showed with our team this year even though we have a good goalie. I don’t see Boston having a better defense than Montreal in the next couple of years.

  39. boing007 says:

    Blues get Schmaltzy.

    Richard R
    Price is an oyster. Unfortunately not all oysters produce pearls.

  40. HFX-HabFan says:

    So the Blues now have Jaden Schwartz, and Jordan Schmaltz….oy vey

  41. Marc10 says:

    Just heard PK on 98.5 about Malcom. So proud of his brother and he can’t wait to play him. Very emotional.

    His advice to Malcom now that he’s an NHLer: “Don’t touch any of Chara’s stuff in his stall.”

    I love PK.

  42. Habilis says:

    So the team that boos PK the most gets his little bro??

    What about Habs fans? Instead of the mocking THO-MAS chants we’ll have to mock a Subban?

    Weird wild stuff.

  43. Mad Habber says:

    Stupid Bruins can’t even draft without being annoying.

  44. habsfaninboston says:

    B’s will definitely be looking to unload Thomas.

  45. PrimeTime says:

    YES! Can’t wait for a few years

  46. Un Canadien errant says:

    Malcolm doesn’t look overjoyed. Kind of like when you hear there’s this girl who likes you, and then you meet her face to face. And you have to pretend to be interested.

  47. Boomer says:

    now would be a good time to trade up both our 2nd round picks and take matteau.

  48. HabInToronto says:

    A Subban on the Bruins is KILLING ME

  49. L Elle says:

    LMAO. Subban vs Subban

  50. Marc10 says:

    I’m fine with that. We didn’t need the distraction and something tells me it’s only going to motivate PK more.

    But we still need a goalie… Time to find the next Jaro.

  51. SlovakHab says:

    Seriously, screw the Bs…

  52. Les Canayens says:

    Brad Marchand’s new roommate. LOL

  53. aj says:

    Malcolm is more humble than PK. But, the Bruins are more bad ass goons than Montreal. I think opposites DO attract!

  54. SnowManHabs85 says:

    Well atleast Bruins fans won’t be going after Subban in rivalry games hahaha!!

    “Responding to the media , or playing to the media, or listening to the fans is the quickest way to start losing” – Sam Pollock

  55. mrhabby says:

    I hate cam neely

  56. SlovakHab says:

    Next year, Jordan to Toronto and we’re set… 🙁

  57. Chris says:

    I really don’t understand why Boston would go after a goalie in the first round when they have Rask. Rask is still only 25 years old himself and looks to have a long career ahead of him.

    • Marc10 says:

      Aren’t the Bruins loaded at every position. They just need to ensure they get a backup now that Timmah is as good as gone.

    • EricInStL says:

      Same reasoning when MTL picked Price when they had Theodore

      • Chris says:

        Maybe. Rask can be a bit of a headcase on the ice. In Theodore’s case, the team had to know about some of the shenanigans behind the scene. Maybe there is some of that with Rask.

        I really thought they would go for a defenceman. They aren’t that loaded on the blueline.

    • aj says:

      @ Chris – probably its more of an insurance why Boston picks Malcolm Subban. Since Tim Thomas might want to get traded.

      • Chris says:

        Subban isn’t insurance for Thomas…Rask was.

        Subban won’t be there for a couple of years, at which point Rask should be firmly entrenched as the #1.

    • K-hab25 says:

      I was thinking the same thing. Probably just in case Tuka gets Thomas disease and decides he doesn’t want to be a Bruin down the road. If Rask works out like you and I think, then they trade Malcom for a 1st round pick down line.

      Proud Pricebot since 2006/2007

  58. Adidess says:

    Omg, I thought I was going to cheer and pull for M. Subban. Now i’ll be praying that he suck! This won’t be healthy

  59. 24moreCups says:

    Subban to BOSTON! So PK better shoot that one timer right through him! haha

  60. Marc10 says:

    That’s hilarious.

    I’m going to love this rivalry.

  61. Habilis says:

    That one hurts

  62. Habs64 says:

    Subban a Bruin hahahah

  63. habsfaninboston says:

    That sucks!

  64. SlovakHab says:

    Oh shite…

  65. habsfan0 says:

    Ugh! Subban to the Bruins!

  66. Un Canadien errant says:

    I hate Boston….

  67. Timo says:


  68. Adidess says:

    Would hurt if Bs pick Subban

  69. Stormin says:

    WOW yes way to FFFFFFFFFF go Mike great awesome so proud of ya man, and your not a Bruin,, Matheson can skate as good as anyone what a another smart move by Tallon. CONGRATULATIONS MIKE Damn he is going to be a steal, really wanted Mike to be a Hab

  70. EricInStL says:

    Here comes Costanza

  71. HFX-HabFan says:

    Stupid Panthers!

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