Coutu’s 1927 lifetime ban still a controversy

Wilfrid (Billy) Coutu
Ex-Habs captain banned in 1927

The 30-game suspension handed New York Islanders’ Chris Simon last week is being described as the most severe punishment ever meted out by the National Hockey

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Game 36: Ribeiro, Stars outshine Canadiens

Dallas Stars' Matt Niskanen (left), Mike Ribeiro (centre) and captain Brenden Morrow celebrate Ribeiro's third-period goal against the Canadiens.
Mike Stone, Reuters

Updated at 10:45 pm with Carbonneau audio

Price sees Stars, Ryder views from upstairs

Guy Carbonneau will go with Carey Price in nets for tonight's game against the Dallas Stars, the team's second game in as many nights.

It is the only lineup

One-on-one: Plekanec basks in the spotlight

Tomas Plekanec wears a turtleneck under his jersey, but he's no slowpoke.
BRUCE BENNETT, GETTY IMAGES

In today's one-on-one, The Gazette's Kevin Mio sits down with Canadiens

Ex-Hab Gingras spreads hockey cheer

Former Canadien Gaston Gingras will return to Salluit, 1,500 km north of Montreal, in the Inuit territory known as Nunavik, next month for his

Fallen star Ryder will be hard to move

From Atlanta, The Gazette Pat Hickey asks, "Is there a player in the National Hockey League whose star has fallen faster than Michael

Game 35: Thrashers edge Habs in shootout

Updated Sunday 6:20 am ET with new links, Carbonneau audio

Canadiens' Cristobal Huet is cleanly beaten by Atlanta Thrashers' Marian Hossa for a shootout goal.
Tammi Chappell, Reuters

Game 34: Latendresse, Huet start trip with a win

Links updated at 6:58 am ET

Canadiens' Guillaume Latendresse (centre) celebrates the second of his goals with teammates.
Molly Riley, Reuters

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Huet, Latendresse to face Capitals; Ryder sits

Here's an update from Washington.

Cristobal Huet starts in goal after Carey Price had started seven consecutive games.

Michael Ryder sits while Guillaume Latendresse will be back in

Canadiens scratch pre-trip practice

Canadiens head coach Guy Carbonneau scratched today's planned Verdun practice, sending his team into off-ice workouts at the Bell Centre before the club leaves this afternoon for Washington