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Montreal Canadiens trade Andreas Martinsen to Chicago Blackhawks for Kyle Baun

CLEVELAND, OH – JANUARY 20: Rockford IceHogs RW Kyle Baun (27) during the third period of the AHL hockey game between the Rockford IceHogs and and Cleveland Monsters on January 20, 2017, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH. Cleveland defeated Rockford 1-0. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Montreal Canadiens made a second minor trade on the eve of their season opener in Buffalo tomorrow night. Forward Andreas Martinsen was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for Kyle Baun. The announcement came down just hours after the Habs sent Zach Redmond to the Buffalo Sabres for LaSalle Quebec native, Nicholas...

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James Neal Injury Woes Continue

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 11: James Neal #18 of the Nashville Predators skates past a catfish against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period in Game Six of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Bridgestone Arena on June 11, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) After missing training camp due to a broken hand suffered during las season’s Conference Finals, Vegas Golden Knights winger James Neal has now been placed on the injured non-roster list. The Golden Knights have placed forward James Neal on the injured-non roster list. pic.twitter.com/79CNoTrFrS — Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) October 3,...

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Mikhail Sergachev makes Tampa Bay Lightning Roster, For Now

TAMPA, FL – SEPTEMBER 22: Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) during the NHL preseason game between the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning on September 22, 2017, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire) Mikhail Sergachev has made the Tampa Bay Lightning’s opening night roster. A top draft pick from the Montreal Canadiens, Sergachev was traded along with a conditional pick in the 2018 draft for Jonathan Drouin last summer. Sergachev was drafted ninth overall in the 2017 draft. Last year he scored ten goals and 43 points for the Windsor Spitfires in 50 games, and helped the...

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Montreal Canadiens Final Cuts: News and Notes Week of October 2nd, 2017

MONTREAL, QC – SEPTEMBER 29: Montreal Canadiens center Peter Holland (13) skates during the third period of the NHL preseason game between the Florida Panthers and the Montreal Canadiens on September 29, 2017, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC (Photo by Vincent Ethier/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Focused on the Montreal Canadiens, News and Notes is a weekly roundup of news, commentary, game recaps, and previews. News After a dismal preseason, the Montreal Canadiens won big against the Ottawa Senators, scoring nine goals and looked good doing it. Want to address a lack of consistency on defense? Score nine...

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Shea Weber: “We’re Not Ready to Start the Season”

PHILADELPHIA, PA – FEBRUARY 02: Shea Weber #6 of the Montreal Canadiens skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on February 2, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Canadiens 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Is it time for fans of the Montreal Canadiens to panic? With no wins in the preseason, few goals, and some serious issues on the blueline, it may be. According to Shea Weber “I do not think we’re ready to start the season, but we have two games left to do it. “ Why aren’t the Habs ready? The most...

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Bob McKenzie Offers The Pittsburgh Penguins Some Advice

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced they would accept an invitation from President Trump to visit the White House. By doing so, they cast their lot in with NASCAR and against the NFL and the Golden State Warriors. What is incredible is the timing. This week the President of the United States, cursed out some NFL players and disinvited the Golden State Warriors from the White House. Once again members of this administration came just short of breaking the law when they used the office of the President to comment on the business of a private company. On the decision to attend,...

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Montreal Canadiens to Watch: Victor Mete

MONTREAL, QC – SEPTEMBER 20: Montreal Canadiens defenceman Victor Mete (53) shoots on Washington Capitals goalie Pheonix Copley (1) during the Washington Capitals versus the Montreal Canadiens preseason game on September 20, 2017, at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) In an otherwise worrying pre-season for the Montreal Canadiens, Victor Mete, has stepped out of the shadows and emerged as a top prospect far sooner than most fans imagined. Mete, 19, was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens 100th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He has played with the London Knights since 2014 and last year scored 44...

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Noah Juulsen Injured, Out Six Weeks

MONTREAL, QC – JANUARY 02: Noah Juulsen #3 of Team Canada skates during the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship quarterfinal game against Team Czech Republic at the Bell Centre on January 2, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Team Canada defeated Team Czech Republic 5-3. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) Montreal Canadiens defensive prospect Noah Juulsen fractured his foot during the team’s first preseason game against the Boston Bruins on September 18th. According to the report, he is expected to be out for at least six weeks. Medical update: Noah Juulsen – fractured foot suffered on Sept. 18 in Quebec City...

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Charles Hudon: Here to Stay with the Montreal Canadiens?

MONTREAL, QC – NOVEMBER 19: Montreal Canadiens Left Wing Charles Hudon (54) during the Toronto Maple Leafs versus the Montreal Canadiens game on November 19, 2016, at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) There is a growing consensus that Charles Hudon will make the Montreal Canadiens this year. Hudon was selected in the fifth round of the 2012 NHL Draft. The attitude to the diminutive winger has been something of an enigma. While many thought he would break through last season, it was Jacob de la Rose and Michael McCarron who played 20...

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Montreal Canadiens Season Expectations: Prediction Round Up Part 1

The Montreal Canadiens lost their first preseason game in Quebec City to their archrivals Boston Bruins on September 18, 2017. The B’s relied upon AHLers and prospects to overcome a 2-0 deficit to win the game 3-2. While preseason games matter even less than you think, the loss furthered the sense of pessimism in Habs nation. In a couple of weeks, the Hockey world will begin to send out their season predictions. Some pundits have already begun to outline their views. Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly so far. The Good It is not all doom...

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Nashville Predators name Roman Josi Captain

Roman Josi was named “captain” today by the Nashville Predators.  The 27-year-old defenseman becomes the eighth captain of the Predators. He joins notables such as Shea Weber and most recently Mike Fisher, who retired last year.  Josi’s leadership potential on the team has long been recognized. Selected 38th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Josi has served as assistant captain since 2015. Josi is one of only five NHL Defensemen to record at least 40 points in each of the last four seasons. He has been in the top fifteen of Norris Trophy voting for the past three years. Last...

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