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In The Cards: Jacques Lemaire’s pre-emptive Sabres card

In The Cards: Jacques Lemaire’s pre-emptive Sabres card

thehockeynews.com Updated Aug 30 (yesterday)
Trading card companies have made plenty of errors on hockey cards in the past. Sometimes, they might misspell a player’s name, print an incorrect stat or even use a photo of a teammate by mistake. But this gaffe from 40 years ago may trump them all. In …
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  • Montreal Canadiens star Carey Price rated top goalie in 'NHL 16…

    Montreal Canadiens star Carey Price rated top goalie in 'NHL 16' video game

    NHL.com Aug 30 (yesterday)
    TORONTO - Carey Price was the big winner at the NHL Awards in June and the accolades keep coming. The stingy Montreal Canadiens star is rated the league's top goalie by EA Sports in its upcoming "NHL 16" video game. The game gives Price a ...
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  • Report: Henri Richard battling Alzheimer’s, condition has ‘wors…

    Report: Henri Richard battling Alzheimer’s, condition has ‘worsened’

    thehockeynews.com yahoo.com Aug 29 (2 days ago)
    One of the most successful players in league history, Henri Richard, is battling Alzheimer’s disease, according to a report. Le Journal De Quebec reported Friday evening that Richard, 79, was absent from the 22nd Hector “Toe” Blake Alzheimer Celebrity G…
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  • Ramsay joins Canadiens' staff as coaching consultant

    Ramsay joins Canadiens' staff as coaching consultant

    NHL.com Aug 25 (6 days ago)
    MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager, Marc Bergevin, announced on Tuesday the appointment of Craig Ramsay as coaching consultant with the Club. "We are very pleased to welcome Craig Ramsay as coaching consultant. He has an impressive h...
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  • Max Talbot, undercover reporter, hilariously interviews Canadie…

    Max Talbot, undercover reporter, hilariously interviews Canadiens fans (Video)

    yahoo.com Aug 24
    The “undercover reporter” trend in sports is always good for a chuckle, although it’s impossible to top Matt Harvey asking New Yorkers who the hell he is. That moment when the Mets fan puts it together that the naked guy from the ESPN Body Issue was int…
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  • Mike Bossy reunited with famous puck after eBay drama, rich guy…

    Mike Bossy reunited with famous puck after eBay drama, rich guy assist

    yahoo.com Aug 22
    In the 1980-81 season, Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders accomplished something that many felt would not be accomplished again in NHL history: Scoring 50 goals in 50 games, a feat reached just once before by Maurice Richard in 1944-45 with the Montre…
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  • Briere announces retirement after 17 seasons

    Briere announces retirement after 17 seasons

    NHL.com Aug 17
    Center Daniel Briere announced his retirement from the NHL on Monday after 17 seasons with five teams. Briere, 37, played for the Phoenix Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche. He scored 307 go...
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  • Daniel Briere retires as a trailblazer

    Daniel Briere retires as a trailblazer

    It would be disingenuous to say Daniel Briere came out of nowhere. After all, he was a first-round pick of the Phoenix Coyotes back in 1996, the same year he scored 163 points for Drummondville of the Quebec League. But since he was waived by those same…
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  • Puck Daddy's Summer Series: The Montreal Canadiens from A to Ze…

    Puck Daddy's Summer Series: The Montreal Canadiens from A to Zed

    yahoo.com Aug 16
    (Ed. Note: August is known to be a very quiet month in the hockey world. As we wait for September to arrive and training camps to begin, let’s learn a little history about all 30 teams. Behold, our summer A-Z(ed) series, in which we ask fans of all 30 t…
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  • Getting To Know: Jean-Francois Jomphe

    Getting To Know: Jean-Francois Jomphe

    Status: Former NHL center for Anaheim, Phoenix and Montreal from 1995-1999. Ht: 6-foot-1 Wt: 195 pounds DOB: Dec. 28, 1972 In: Havre St.-Pierre, Que. Early Hockey Memory: “Oh wow, I was three years old when I started skating. My dad took me out on the i…
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  • ‘Battling’ Ben Bishop took long and winding road to NHL success

    ‘Battling’ Ben Bishop took long and winding road to NHL success

    When the Montreal Canadiens chased Ben Bishop from the net in the second round of the playoffs, Habs defenseman P.K. Subban couldn’t resist taking a shot at the Tampa Bay Lightning goalie, saying Bishop had been “sitting on a horseshoe” to that point in…
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  • Which Canadian team will reign supreme in 2015-16?

    Which Canadian team will reign supreme in 2015-16?

    While there’s no award given for finishing as the best Canadian team in the NHL, it’s always a point of pride for the seven clubs north of the border. In 2014-15, the Montreal Canadiens were practically carried by the incredible play of Carey Price, fin…
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  • Bob Fillion, oldest former Canadiens player, dies at 95

    Bob Fillion, oldest former Canadiens player, dies at 95

    NHL.com Aug 13
    Bob Fillion, who was the oldest living former Montreal Canadiens player, has died at 95, the Canadiens said Thursday. Fillion, who won the Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1944 and 1946, became the oldest living former Montreal player when his...
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  • Oldest Canadien Bob Fillion, Stanley Cup winner in 1944 and 194…

    Oldest Canadien Bob Fillion, Stanley Cup winner in 1944 and 1946, dead at 94

    NHL.com Aug 13
    MONTREAL - Bob Fillion, who played seven seasons for the Montreal Canadiens in the 1940s, has died, the NHL club announced Thursday. Fillion, 94, who won Stanley Cups in 1944 and 1946, became the oldest surviving Canadien when his former team...
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  • Sami Salo finally retires, citing chronic wrist injury

    Sami Salo finally retires, citing chronic wrist injury

    yahoo.com Aug 13
    The last time Sami Salo stepped on NHL ice for the Tampa Bay Lightning was on April 18, 2014, in a playoff loss to the Montreal Canadiens. He skated 11 minutes and 19 seconds, to a minus-1. Turns out, was a reticent conclusion to a notable career. Salo …
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  • Pacioretty making progress in rehab from knee injury

    Pacioretty making progress in rehab from knee injury

    NHL.com Aug 12
    TERREBONNE, Quebec – Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty's rehabilitation from a knee injury sustained last month is on schedule, according to coach Michel Therrien and Pacioretty's agent, Pat Brisson. "Everything's going well with his re...
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  • The five best goaltending prospects in the world

    The five best goaltending prospects in the world

    Championships can be won and lost between the pipes, and every season it seems a new goaltender emerges to take a top job or push a longtime starter for the No. 1 role. It has been more than a decade since the Pittsburgh Penguins made Marc-Andre Fleury …
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  • Five players who could have bounce back seasons in 2015-16

    Five players who could have bounce back seasons in 2015-16

    When Thomas Vanek hit the free agent market following the 2013-14 season, there was little doubt he was going to end up with the Minnesota Wild, but the club was hoping for a better campaign than what they got from the 31-year-old left winger. Sure, Van…
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  • Alex Galchenyuk believed bridge deal was right decision in new …

    Alex Galchenyuk believed bridge deal was right decision in new contract

    Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk wasn’t looking for long-term security in negotiations for his new two-year, $5.6 million contract. In some ways, it seemed like he was going for the Subban model – taking a short-term bridge deal to eventually …
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  • Video - Canadiens Blank Hurricanes 00:53

    Canadiens Blank Hurricanes

    Mar 19
    Carey Price had 31 saves in the Canadiens' 4-0 win over the Hurricanes.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 16:06

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside kick around the rule changes proposed by the general managers, look at the turmoil in San Jose and make their picks at the tight race for the Presidents' Trophy.
  • Video - Canadiens Beat Panthers 01:21

    Canadiens Beat Panthers

    Mar 17
    Jacob De La Rose had a goal and an assist in Montreal's 3-2 win over Florida.
  • Video - Stamkos, Bolts Muscle Past Habs 01:22

    Stamkos, Bolts Muscle Past Habs

    Mar 16
    Steven Stamkos scored two goals in the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Canadiens.

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