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Eller agrees to 4-year deal with Canadiens

Eller agrees to 4-year deal with Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens avoided arbitration with center Lars Eller, agreeing to a four-year contract on Thursday.
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  • The five most evil hockey photoshops we could come up with

    The five most evil hockey photoshops we could come up with

    thehockeynews.com 14 hours ago
    Summer is a time for fun in the hockey world. But sometimes that fun can be a little dark. One of my favorite THN issues every year comes before the trade deadline, when we often take a player likely on the move and photoshop him into another team’s uni…
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  • Canadiens sign first-round pick Nikita Scherbak to entry-level …

    Canadiens sign first-round pick Nikita Scherbak to entry-level contract

    NHL.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)
    MONTREAL - The Montreal have signed 2014 first round pick Nikita Scherbak to a three-year entry-level contract. The six-foot-two, 189-pound forward had 78 points (28 goals, 50 assists) in 65 regular-season games with the Western Hockey League...
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  • Canadiens sign first-round pick Nikita Scherbak to entry-level …

    Canadiens sign first-round pick Nikita Scherbak to entry-level contract

    thehockeynews.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)
    Canadiens sign first-round pick Nikita Scherbak to entry-level contract
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  • Canadiens' Bozon to play again after health scare

    Canadiens' Bozon to play again after health scare

    NHL.com Jul 18 (7 days ago)
    Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon is returning to competitive hockey more than four months after spending four weeks in a Saskatchewan hospital while battling a severe form of meningitis. A 2012 third-round pick (No. 64) of the Canadiens, B...
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  • Milan Lucic on ‘pins’ and needles preparing for 2014-15

    Milan Lucic on ‘pins’ and needles preparing for 2014-15

    thehockeynews.com Jul 18 (7 days ago)
    The wrist injury Milan Lucic suffered in Game 7 of the Boston Bruins second-round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens is healing quite nicely, thank you very much. But the ignominy he and the Bruins suffered in that same game, well, that’s tak…
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  • Director of player development Brisebois leaves Canadiens for p…

    Director of player development Brisebois leaves Canadiens for personal reasons

    Director of player development Brisebois leaves Canadiens for personal reasons
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  • Rumor Roundup: O’Reilly to arbitration can’t have a happy endin…

    Rumor Roundup: O’Reilly to arbitration can’t have a happy ending

    The NHL’s salary arbitration hearings begin Monday, July 21 through Aug. 1 in Toronto. While 23 hearings were scheduled (20 player-elected, three club-elected), as of July 15 four players – Boston’s Matt Bartkowski, Dallas’ Cameron Gaunce, Nashville’s M…
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  • The NHL’s weakest division? Um, “congratulations”, Metro

    The NHL’s weakest division? Um, “congratulations”, Metro

    When the NHL made its most recent realignment, last season, it reemphasized the importance of divisional play by also restructuring its playoff format. The wild card element throws a bit of a wrench into it from year-to-year, but for the most part, team…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Could Patrick Sharp end up with Canadiens or Pan…

    Rumor Roundup: Could Patrick Sharp end up with Canadiens or Panthers?

    With the Chicago Blackhawks needing to shed salary before the regular season begins, NBC Sports’ Mike Halford wonders if they could turn to their pipeline with the Florida Panthers. The Blackhawks currently sit $2.2 million over the $69-million cap for …
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  • Leblanc signs one-year contract with Ducks

    Leblanc signs one-year contract with Ducks

    NHL.com Jul 11
    Restricted free agent forward Louis Leblanc signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks on Friday. Financial terms were not released. Leblanc, 23, was acquired by the Ducks from the Montreal Canadiens on June 14 in exchange for a conditio...
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  • Will Steven Stamkos, P.K. Subban or any other young NHL star be…

    Will Steven Stamkos, P.K. Subban or any other young NHL star be the LeBron James of the Leafs?

    For the past few days, much of the sports world has been swept up in breathless anticipation of the future of NBA phenom LeBron James. The superstar is mulling over whether to re-sign with a Miami Heat team he led to two championships and four league Fi…
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  • These 23 players can go to arbitration, if they’re not signed t…

    These 23 players can go to arbitration, if they’re not signed to extensions first

    The NHL’s arbitration process is scheduled to begin later this month. Twenty NHL players have filed for arbitration, while three players were taken to arbitration by their teams. Usually, these contracts are settled before the team and player have to fa…
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  • P.K. Subban loves the Canadiens and piles of money

    P.K. Subban loves the Canadiens and piles of money

    The good news for the Montreal Canadiens is that P.K. Subban loves them. Dearly. Whenever he speaks about wearing the bleu, blanc et rouge it’s like hearing a kid getting a chance to wear the pinstripes after growing up in the Bronx sleeping under a Jet…
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  • The top 10 undrafted players at NHL development camps

    The top 10 undrafted players at NHL development camps

    Many NHL teams have prospect development camps going on this week, with some already underway. These sessions are a great way to teach new draft picks how the organization works and get them familiar with their peers from past draft classes who are also…
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  • Great news for Canadiens fans: P.K. Subban files for arbitratio…

    Great news for Canadiens fans: P.K. Subban files for arbitration

    The Montreal Canadiens and star defenseman P.K. Subban will live in contractual harmony for at least one more season, probably two. That was guaranteed when Subban filed for salary arbitration before the Saturday deadline. And while the league has long …
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  • Five things we’ll never forget about Alex Kovalev

    Five things we’ll never forget about Alex Kovalev

    Drafted 15th overall in 1991 – right after Pat Peake – Alex Kovalev became a prolific, if somewhat mercurial, NHL scorer. He had the size and the skill to take over NHL games, but at times he also left you expecting more. Kovalev retired from profession…
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  • Video - NHL Free-Agency Preview 06:31

    NHL Free-Agency Preview

    Jun 15
    Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun and Craig Custance preview the biggest names hitting the free-agent market and which teams will be trying to chase them down.
  • Video - Rangers Win, Advance To Stanley Cup Finals 01:35

    Rangers Win, Advance To Stanley Cup Finals

    May 29
    The Rangers beat the Canadiens 1-0 to advance to their first Stanley Cup finals since 1994.
  • Video - Rangers' John Moore Suspended 2 Games 02:03

    Rangers' John Moore Suspended 2 Games

    May 28
    Katie Strang discusses whether Rangers D John Moore's two-game suspension for an illegal hit on Canadiens F Dale Weise is an appropriate penalty.
  • Video - Canadiens Survive In Game 5 00:42

    Canadiens Survive In Game 5

    May 28
    Bad goaltending was the story of Game 5, but the Canadiens were able to survive and force Game 6 Thursday in New York.

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  • The Ray Rice Fallout

    Jul 25
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Head bowed, Ray Rice went out to his first practice of his seventh NFL season Thursday morning. General manager Ozzie Newsome had just told him he’d be suspended for the first two games of the 2014 NFL season — important division gam…
  • Cleveland Cavaliers remain front-runner in Kevin Love trade sweepstakes, s…

    Jul 25
    The Cleveland Cavaliers cannot officially trade Andrew Wiggins before Aug. 23 but remain the closest thing to a front-runner in the trade sweepstakes for the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love, according to sources close to the process.
  • Point guard Jameer Nelson signs with Dallas Mavericks

    Jul 24
    Veteran point guard Jameer Nelson signed with the Dallas Mavericks, the team announced Thursday.
  • Sources: Wall added to U.S. World Cup camp

    Jul 24
    Washington Wizards guard John Wall has accepted USA Basketball's invitation to attend its training camp next week in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the situation.