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Galchenyuk gets new two-year deal worth $5.6 million

PAT HICKEY MONTREAL GAZETTE A day after saying that there was no urgency in reaching a deal with Alex Galchenyuk, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Thursday evening that the restricted free agent has agreed to a two-year deal […]

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Setting the stage for New Year’s Day Winter Classic between Canadiens and Bruins

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE We interrupt this sweltering heat wave to bring you some news to help cool off. In five months, you'll probably be complaining it's too cold when the

Alexander Semin has signed a one-year deal with the Canadiens on Friday.

Semin signing has little downside for Canadiens

Pat Hickey Montreal Gazette It will be six or seven months before we know whether Marc Bergevin hit a home run with the signing of free agent right-winger Alexander Semin

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Habs’ Gallagher says playing for Therrien has ‘been really good for me’

Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher was in Vancouver on Wednesday taking part in the Whistler Shootout Golf Tournament when he stopped by to talk with

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Beaulieu prepares for training camp battle on Canadiens’ crowded blue line

Dave Stubbs Montreal Gazette A conversation late Thursday afternoon with Nathan Beaulieu was interrupted by two things: spotty cell-phone coverage 100-plus kilometres northeast of Lake Superior, and the Canadiens defenceman

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Bournival signs one-year deal with Habs

Canadiens forward Michaël Bournival has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract for 2015-16, general manager Marc Bergevin announced Friday afternoon. Bournival, 23, played 29 games with the Canadiens in 2014-15,

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Remembering retired Sheldon Souray’s remarkable time – on and off the ice – in Montreal

Dave Stubbs Montreal Gazette   Retirement has come for former Canadien Sheldon Souray with less noise than his legendary slap shot, the big defenceman slipping quietly into post-hockey life when his


Knee injury sidelines Habs’ Pacioretty until early October

Dave Stubbs Montreal Gazette Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty, the team's leading goal-scorer the past two seasons with 37 and 39 goals in 2014-15 and 2013-14, has been sidelined by an

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Andrei Markov has much to say, in his own quiet way

Dave Stubbs Montreal Gazette All things being equal, Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov will reach two milestones in the coming season. His 54th game will be his 900th regular-season NHL match, coming

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Q&A: Andrei Markov unplugged

Dave Stubbs Montreal Gazette Veteran Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov, in his own words this week, on a variety of topics: Q: So how’s your tennis game? A: (Laughs) It could be better,