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Canada names Sidney Crosby World Cup captain; happy with J-Bo

Canada names Sidney Crosby World Cup captain; happy with J-Bo

thehockeynews.com Updated Aug 25 (3 days ago)
It was the most obvious choice, but there was also a pretty good reason for it. Team Canada named Sidney Crosby captain of the upcoming World Cup of Hockey squad, with Jonathan Toews and Shea Weber earning ‘A’s on their sweaters as alternate captains. S…
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  • Canadiens’ Radulov out to prove he can play in NHL, chase Stanl…

    Canadiens’ Radulov out to prove he can play in NHL, chase Stanley Cup

    thehockeynews.com yahoo.com Aug 23 (5 days ago)
    Alexander Radulov has spent the better part of the past decade as one of the KHL’s top stars and he’s heading back to the NHL this coming season having conquered the Russia-based league in just about every way possible. With that in mind, he has his sig…
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  • Carey Price says he feels like his ‘old self,’ ready to move pa…

    Carey Price says he feels like his ‘old self,’ ready to move past injury

    thehockeynews.com yahoo.com Aug 23 (5 days ago)
    Carey Price’s last minute of NHL action came more than 270 days ago — nearly nine months — and he can’t wait for the World Cup to begin so he can finally put the MCL sprain that claimed nearly his entire 2015-16 campaign in the past. In an interview wit…
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  • Barry Trotz on Subban vs. Weber, Radulov's return, playoff disa…

    Barry Trotz on Subban vs. Weber, Radulov's return, playoff disappointments (Puck Daddy Q&A Part II)

    yahoo.com Aug 20
    (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images) Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz has a good understanding of Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber. The two were together with the Nashville Predators from Weber’s draft day in June of 2003 through T…
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  • Weise signed with Flyers due to Hextall’s honesty, opportunity …

    Weise signed with Flyers due to Hextall’s honesty, opportunity to play important role

    Dale Weise may not have set a new career-high in points this past season, but the 28-year-old did notch a career-best 14 goals, had a higher average ice time than any season prior and looked like he could be a constant contributor to a team’s bottom six…
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  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Montreal Canadiens

    Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Montreal Canadiens

    yahoo.com Aug 16
    [Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments th…
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  • When Patrick Roy doesn’t get his way, he packs up and goes home

    When Patrick Roy doesn’t get his way, he packs up and goes home

    There was nothing shocking about Patrick Roy’s abrupt departure as coach and vice-president of hockey operations with the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. On the contrary, it was typical behavior from the Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender. When Roy doesn’t …
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  • Canadiens plan to set start limit for Carey Price in season bac…

    Canadiens plan to set start limit for Carey Price in season back from injury

    Carey Price’s first action back from a season-ending MCL injury will come at the World Cup of Hockey. It’ll be the first time he sees a game of that caliber since late-November, which was the last time he suited up and participated with the Montreal Can…
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  • Weber concerned with winning games as a Canadien, not compariso…

    Weber concerned with winning games as a Canadien, not comparisons to Subban

    Shea Weber isn’t concerned about the comparisons to P.K. Subban this coming campaign, because the former Nashville Predators captain only wants to think about one thing in Montreal: wins. Weber, 30, made his first public appearance as a member of the Ca…
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  • Five notable players who could opt for retirement following the…

    Five notable players who could opt for retirement following the upcoming season

    The rough and tumble ways of the NHL are starting to go by the wayside, but veteran winger Shawn Thornton is sticking around for one more season with the Florida Panthers. But Thornton, 39, admitted that before he signed a one-year contract extension in…
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  • Watch Subban vow to keep fundraising for Children’s Hospital in…

    Watch Subban vow to keep fundraising for Children’s Hospital in tear-jerking video

    P.K. Subban made a big commitment to the Montreal Children’s Hospital in September 2015, pledging to raise $10 million for the hospital over the next seven years. And though a trade to the Nashville Predators had some wondering if Subban would continue …
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  • Subban makes jokes about Bergevin, Therrien at comedy gala, rai…

    Subban makes jokes about Bergevin, Therrien at comedy gala, raises $130,000 for charity

    P.K. Subban may be a Nashville Predator, but he still had some work to take care of in Montreal, including hosting an All-Star Comedy Gala at the Just For Laughs comedy festival Monday. Subban’s appearance and hosting of the gala was part of his commitm…
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  • Three playoff teams who could miss in 2016-17, and three non-pl…

    Three playoff teams who could miss in 2016-17, and three non-playoff teams who could get in

    Playoff turnover is a hallmark of the NHL’s salary cap era. It’s rare to see a single franchise entrenched in a contending position for decades at a time. The Detroit Red Wings are the remarkable exception. Typically, we see plenty of playoff squads sli…
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  • Carey Price is 100 percent healthy, injury ‘no longer a concern…

    Carey Price is 100 percent healthy, injury ‘no longer a concern,’ says goalie coach

    It’s been almost exactly eight months since Carey Price last stepped on the ice for an NHL game, but the Montreal Canadiens will absolutely be ready for action come the World Cup of Hockey, according to Habs goalie coach Stephane Waite. Waite told RDS.c…
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  • Prust ready to earn spot in training camp — here are five other…

    Prust ready to earn spot in training camp — here are five others who could go the same route

    After the way things started in Montreal for Zack Kassian, it would have been hard to imagine that it was he who would have had the better season following an off-season trade between the Canadiens and Canucks that sent Brandon Prust to Vancouver. Howev…
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  • So is Shea Weber actually an ‘average’ NHL defenseman?

    So is Shea Weber actually an ‘average’ NHL defenseman?

    Some things in life are not terribly fair. And in the case of the P.K. Subban trade, much of the trade has become a referendum on the merits of Shea Weber. Last I checked, Weber didn’t ask to be traded to one of the most hockey-mad cities on the planet …
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  • Are NHL teams moving away from analytics?

    Are NHL teams moving away from analytics?

    Predators Matt Pfeffer is the analytics consultant who argued against the P.K. Subban trade and was subsequently let go by the Montreal Canadiens. And while “I was against the Subban for Shea Weber trade” isn’t exactly “I voted against the war in Iraq” …
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  • P.K. Subban hits Nashville, sings Johnny Cash at Tootsie’s (Vid…

    P.K. Subban hits Nashville, sings Johnny Cash at Tootsie’s (Video)

    yahoo.com Jul 17
    Subban, via Predators (Ed. Note: Montreal Canadiens fans, you may want to sit this post out, for your own mental wellbeing.) P.K. Subban arrived in Nashville on Sunday. Boy, did he. According to the Nashville Predators, Subban flew into the airport on S…
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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.