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David Schlemko Sidelined for Another 3-4 Weeks After Hand Surgery

The long wait to see the Montreal Canadiens full defensive line up just got longer. The Habs are now a defenseman short after David Schlemko sidelined for another three to four weeks after hand surgery in New York to remove a bone fragment. Canadiens announced that David Schlemko underwent surgery today to remove a bone fragment in his right hand. His recovery is expected to be 3-4 weeks. — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) October 18, 2017 General manager Marc Bergevin acquired Schlemko from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round draft pick. As CBS reports, this surgery is just the latest development in what could be described...

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Last Word on Habs Pod – Episode 3 (Montreal Canadiens Struggle)

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens. Last Word on Habs Pod – Episode 3 (Montreal Canadiens Struggle) Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis. This week we talked about the habs slow start, the home opener against the...

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Montreal Canadiens, News and Notes October 16: Winless in Montreal

Focused on the Montreal Canadiens, News and Notes is a weekly roundup of news, commentary, game recaps, and previews. Montreal Canadiens, News and Notes: Winless in Montreal News The Habs dropped to 1-3-1 on the season this week. After losing their home opener against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, the Habs brought more effort to the Bell Center against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. The Habs got scoring from Jeff Petry, Alex Galchenyuk, and Jonathan Drouin – his first as a Hab. Karl Alzner with a perfect slap pass, and Jonathan Drouin has his first goal as a Canadien!...

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Montreal Canadiens Defence in Transition After Slow Start

The Montreal Canadiens are making some changes on the blue line. TSN reports David Schlemko “could” be back this week. As Schlemko told the Montreal Gazette. “I’m not a trainer and I haven’t been cleared (to play), but I’m hoping for Saturday.” This news came around the same time it was reported that Mark Streit had been placed on waivers. Mark Streit has been placed on waivers by the #habs. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 12, 2017 Montreal Canadiens Defence in Transition The Canadiens signed defenceman Mark Streit to a one-year contract in July. However, the Streit news should surprise no one. Always a gamble, he never found his feet in Montreal. Today, he was placed on waivers after two uninspired games, and a poor pre-season, with the Montreal Canadiens. The experiment appears to be over. Whether it was Streit’s age, speed, or the complexity of Montreal’s nascent defensive system, his long and notable career in the NHL may be over. The Habs will find out tomorrow at noon whether he cleared waivers. As Benn Kerr noted, Streit was originally drafted by the Canadiens in 2004. In 11 NHL Seasons, he scored 96 goals and 338 assists for 434 points in 784 career NHL games. He has played for the Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and New York Islanders. Last year, he was part of a Stanley Cup Champion team with the Pittsburgh Penguins. As LWOH’s own Nick...

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Last Word on Habs Podcast – Episode 2 (A Good News/Bad News Weekend for the Montreal Canadiens)

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens. Last Word on Habs Podcast – Episode 2 (A Good News/Bad News Weekend for the Montreal Canadiens) Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis. This week we talked about the season...

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Montreal Canadiens Season Underway: News and Notes October 9th

Focused on the Montreal Canadiens, News and Notes is a weekly roundup of news, commentary, game recaps, and previews. Montreal Canadiens Season Underway News After an exciting shootout victory care of a sweet deke by Jonathan Drouin, the Montreal Canadiens were absolutely dominated by the Washington Capitals on Saturday, October 7. Carey Price was pulled from the game after the first period, and Alex Ovechkin would go on to score 4 goals. It wasn’t pretty. It certainly was not what Karl Alzner had hoped for his return to D.C to play against his former team. After their loss in Washington, Claude Julien announced a pair...

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Karl Alzner Returns to Washington, D.C.

The Montreal Canadiens are in Washington D.C. tonight to face off against the Washington Capitals. For Karl Alzner, it will be his first game back against his former team. It may be bittersweet. Alzner spent all nine seasons of his NHL career with Washington before signing with Montreal in the offseason. Karl Alzner Returns to Washington, D.C. Alzner’s decision to sign a five-year, $23.2 million contract was at least in part based on the hope that the Canadiens are more of a contender than the Capitals. While his contract was expensive, many believe Alzner is a smart player with good gap control and even...

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Last Word on Habs Podcast – Episode 1 (Off-Season, Preseason, and Predictions for the Montreal Canadiens in 2017)

Montreal Canadiens centre Jonathan Drouin (92) waits for faceoff during the Washington Capitals versus the Montreal Canadiens preseason game on September 20, 2017, at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC. (Icon Sportswire/Getty Images) The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor LaPalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use on the Montreal Canadiens. Be sure to...

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Last Word on Habs Podcast – Episode 1 (Off-Season, Preseason, and Predictions for the Montreal Canadiens in 2017)

Montreal Canadiens centre Jonathan Drouin (92) waits for faceoff during the Washington Capitals versus the Montreal Canadiens preseason game on September 20, 2017, at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC. (Icon Sportswire/Getty Images) The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor LaPalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use on the Montreal Canadiens. Be sure to...

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