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Kings goalie Quick says Habs’ Pacioretty among most underrated players in NHL

Max Pacioretty led the Canadiens in scoring last season with 37 goals and 67 points, but Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick still calls him one of the most underrated players in the NHL. Contributing to Derek Jeter’s website — theplayerstribune.com — under the headline… (62)

Galchenyuk says short-term deal was ‘good way to go’

PAT HICKEY MONTREAL GAZETTE Alex Galchenyuk was the last Canadiens player to come to terms on a contract this summer, but he doesn’t understand the angst over the prolonged negotiations. “It didn’t take that long at all because we’re not even… (617)

Canadiens will close their Hall of Fame at Bell Centre on Aug. 30

The Canadiens announced on Friday that they will be closing theirHall of Fame at the Bell Centre on Aug. 30 and that admission for fans will be free for the entire month of August. In a news release, the Canadiens… (29)

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… (93)

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 Canadiens and Boston Bruins square off in the 2016… (274)

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 but, at first glance, we’ll give the Canadiens’ general manager… (1615)

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 Matt Sekeres and Jeff Paterson of TSN Radio 1040. The 23-year-old Gallagher is coming off his most… (338)

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 being momentarily distracted by a Trans-Canada Highway bystander. “Just passed… (742)

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, recording three goals, two assists, a plus-3 rating and four penalty minutes along with 26 hits. The 5-foot-11, 196-pounder also… (605)

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 contract with the Anaheim Ducks expired on June 30…. (284)

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