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Video- Corey Crawford Takes A Shea Weber Shot To The Mask

Crawford stayed in the game.


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Video- The Montreal Canadiens Pay Tribute To P.K. Subban

The tribute was done just before the National Anthems.




Below, Subban reacts to the greeting...

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P.K. Subban Returns To Montreal Tonight

from Arpon Basu of NHL.com,

Most of the Montreal Canadiens have heard the chanting before, more than 21,000 Bell Centre fans standing and screaming two letters after having seen something incredible on the ice.

"P.K., P.K.," over and over again.

The question heading into the Canadiens' game Thursday against defenseman P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m. ET; SN, RDS, FS-TN, NHL.TV) is whether they will hear those two letters chanted at Bell Centre again when he faces Montreal for the first time.

"Well I don't think the whole crowd's going to be cheering for him," Montreal forward Brendan Gallagher said. "Montreal Canadiens fans are Montreal Canadiens fans regardless of what sweater another guy's wearing. He played here for a long time, he did a lot of good things, represented the city very well and obviously the fans appreciated him. So they're going to show their respect.

"I think the way Montreal's always done it is early on in the game you give him the ovation, and then later on in the game they don't care so much."


added 5:56pm, Below, a one-on-one interview David Amber of Sportsnet did with Subban.

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Dwight King To Montreal From Los Angeles

MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the team has acquired forward Dwight King from the Los Angeles Kings in return for a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2018.

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Montreal Trades David Desharnais To Edmonton For Brandon Davidson

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Jordie Benn To Montreal


added 4:22pm, Montreal press release is below...

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It Will Be A Learning Process For Alex Galchenyuk

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

There is no denying Alex Galchenyuk’s touch with the puck. The 23-year-old is Montreal’s best player when he has the puck on his stick. It’s hard for opponents to take it off his blade. He can drive to the net and create his own chances, or he can distribute it for linemates to do their thing. The 6-foot-1-inch, 210-pound pivot has a good mix of physicality and skill, similar to Patrice Bergeron’s playing style.

But what makes Galchenyuk an inaccurate overall comparable to Bergeron is the former’s flickering presence without the puck compared with the latter’s. Bergeron is manic in his precise and smothering defensive approach. Galchenyuk, even with five seasons of NHL experience, is more in the scatterbrain category when it comes to own-zone play. Defensively, Galchenyuk has more in common with Ryan Spooner than Bergeron.

Now that he’s playing for Claude Julien, Galchenyuk will have no choice but to learn how to skate, think, and position himself without the puck. 

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Video- Carey Price Or Petr Mrazek?

And the better save of the night goes to?

Carey Price...



Or Petr Mrazek?

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Why Did The Boston Bruins Allow Claude Julien To Go To Montreal?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Question that would be rhetorical except that it is not:

In what world would a team allow its just-fired, universally respected coach to be hired within a week by not only a blood rival, but one that it could very well meet in the playoffs?


In the world of Jeremy Jacob$, the Boston owner who allowed Claude Julien to skip to Montreal so the B’s wouldn’t be on the hook for the approximately $1.5 million due on his contract for this season. And that $1.5M? Wouldn’t that be less than the value of a single home playoff gate?

Please don’t suggest that the Bruins granted Julien permission to go to the Habs because of their respect for him. There were other places for Julien to go and would have been still more for the 2011 Cup winner to land this offseason.


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Chill Montreal

from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette,

Relax, people. The Canadiens are going to right the ship and win the Atlantic Division. How do I know this? Because Claude Julien is a good coach, this is still a good team and Saturday’s loss to the Winnipeg Jets was as meaningless as a press conference from that gas-bag Donald Trump.

There are losses that can’t be blamed on the coach, the GM or even the players. Schedules, acts of nature, events no one can control. And let’s face it — the bye week is an idea whose time has gone.

Going into Sunday’s games, teams coming off the bye were an abysmal 3-12-4, including five losses Saturday, a day when Washington and Tampa Bay were the only bye teams to salvage a point. Even the powerful Blackhawks lost 3-1 at home to an Edmonton Oilers team they had crushed 5-1 a week earlier.

And what do the players gain in terms of a mental and physical break? Coming out of the bye, the Canadiens play five games in eight days. Surely, it would be better to spread a couple of those games over an extra week? Anything would be better than having a team go into the stretch run looking rustier than a ’77 Ford Pinto?

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