Canadiens come away as winners

The Gazette’s Pat Hickey writes in Sunday’s paper that he considers the Canadiens winners coming away from the 2008 NHL entry draft, but it had little to do with the five players the team drafted.

It has more to do with the addition

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Gainey to Sweden?

The Toronto Star reports Bob Gainey will travel to Sweden, possibly on Wednesday, to talk Mats Sundin into signing with the Canadiens.

Compensation to the Leafs is likely

What a surprise … NOT!

TSN is reporting the Penguins have broken off contract talks with Marian Hossa and he'll become a UFA on July 1.

So all that stuff about Hossa giving Pittsburgh

Audio: Timmins reviews Canadiens’ draft

Trevor Timmins, the Canadiens' director of player recruitment and development, chats with the media in this five-minute audio clip to review the NHL Entry Draft from

Another U.S. forward for Habs’ final pick

With their last pick of the NHL entry draft, 206th overall, the Canadiens selected another U.S. forward, Patrick Johnson. He is a centre from the University of Wisconsin

Russian forward is Habs’ fourth pick

With their fifth-round pick, 138th overall, the Canadiens have selected Russian forward Maxim Trunev.

He's listed at 5 foot, 11 inches and 174 pounds.

Audio: Habs add goaltender to the mix

With their fourth-round selection, 116th overall, the Canadiens have picked a Jason Missiaen, a goaltender from the Peterborough Peter of the OHL. And he's a large goaltender, listed

Habs’ second pick another U.S. forward

With their third-round selection, 86th overall, the Canadiens have selected right-winger Steve Quailer, a native of Arvada, Co.

He is a 6 foot, 3 inch forward, weighing 184 pounds.


Audio: Habs choose RW Kristo 56th overall

With their first pick in the NHL entry draft, 56th overall, the Canadiens have stayed with their recent trend of picking U.S. players by selecting right-winger Danny Kristo.


Tanguay happy to be a Hab

The Gazette's Pat Hickey, reporting on the Canadiens' acquisition of Alex Tanguay from the Calgary Flames, was able to speak with Tanguay via conference call on Friday night