Prospects in tough battle to make NHL roster

For the prospects who were invited to the Canadiens’ main training camp after wrapping up rookie camp yesterday, making the NHL roster for the 2007-08 season will be a challenge because only a few spots are available. But that doesn’t mean a rooki

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Downey, Cullimore invited to Red Wings’ camp

Two former members of the Montreal Canadiens will be at the Detroit Red Wings' training camp. Forward Aaron Downy and defenceman Jassen Cullimore have been invited to

Canadiens superfan Viggo shows his colours once more

And Viggo Mortensen again, as photographed in the pages of Monday's National Post, mugging for the cameras at the Toronto International Film Festival. Hate it when this happens

O’Byrne confident he can help Habs

Canadiens defensive prospect Ryan O'Byrne hopes his size and rugged play will convince management to keep him with the club this season.

"This team doesn't have a lot

Sticking to the plan

The Gazette's Pat Hickey writes that for this year's rookie camp, the Canadiens brought in a stickhandling coach to help the prospects with the finer points of manipulating

Sacrilege at the film festival … and in Toronto, no less

Photo courtesy George Pimentel/WireImage for TIFFG

So here is actor and Lord of the Rink Viggo Mortensen, second from right, at a press conference at the Toronto

NHL previews the Canadiens

Here's how the NHL is previewing the Canadiens in a preseason media package distributed today.

Follow the Canadiens, and others, on RDS

Here is the RDS telecast schedule as released by the NHL.

Full NHL exhibition-game schedule

As if 82 games and the playoffs (hopefully) aren't enough, the Canadiens dive into the exhibition game pool precisely four days after training camp begins. Below is the

Niinimaa signs with HC Davos

Former Canadiens defenceman Janne Niinimaa will not be playing in the NHL this season after signing a deal with Switzerland's HC Davos.