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Thirsty for action
Posted 7 hours ago

BROSSARD – Coming off an injury-riddled campaign, Brandon Prust is eager to contribute to the Canadiens’ cause in a big way in 2014-15.

Fully recovered from a torn oblique muscle that plagued him during the latter stages of the regular season last year, the 30-year-old left-winger insists getting back on track in short order is a top priority, as is staying healthy and chipping in wherever and whenever possible to give Michel Therrien’s troops a boost at both ends of the rink.

“I definitely want to keep building. Last year was tough with injuries. I want to try and stay injury-free. Stuff…

Familiar faces
Posted 1 day ago

BROSSARD – The world of professional hockey can be a small one. Just ask Habs hopeful Jiri Sekac, who arrived at his first full NHL training camp this week from the KHL to a familiar face in the Canadiens locker room.

While his road to the NHL so far has included stops in the U.S., Canada, Russia and the Czech Republic, these days the 22-year-old left winger finds himself reunited with a veteran Czech countryman, flanking Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec on the Bell Sports Complex ice in Brossard, some 6,000 kilometers away from the pair’s native Kladno.

And with 64 players at…

Keep on truckin'
Posted 2 days ago

BROSSARD – With a brand new season on the horizon, Rene Bourque is hoping to pick up right where he left off last year.

After lighting the lamp at a torrid pace during the Canadiens’ deepest postseason run since 1993 last spring following a subpar regular season campaign, the 32-year-old right-winger departed La Belle Province back in June for his offseason home in Chicago with peace of mind. Now, Bourque just wants to keep trending in the right direction, showcasing the form that saw him score a team-leading eight goals in 17 postseason games in 2013-14.

“I think I definitely came in…

Job seekers
Posted 3 days ago

BROSSARD – With a couple of spots up for grabs on the blue line, a trio of Habs young guns is out to prove they’re ready for a full-time NHL gig.

Defensemen Nathan Beaulieu, Jarred Tinordi and Greg Pateryn arrived at training camp on Thursday at the Bell Sports Complex with a common objective – show the Canadiens’ brass that they’re primed to take their respective games to the next level in 2014-15. While each one of them is confident in their abilities and believes they’ve got the skillset Michel Therrien & Co. is looking for, none of the three is…

The Last Word: Chad …
Posted 4 days ago

One of the NFL’s most productive and flamboyant receivers of the past decade, Chad Johnson has a knack for standing out from the crowd. The architect behind some of football’s most memorable touchdown celebrations over the years, the man who once legally changed his last name to “Ochocinco” has unsurprisingly become one of the most followed athletes on Twitter thanks to his unfiltered tweets and unmatched ability to engage with fans. We caught up with the 36-year-old during his first CFL season in Montreal to learn more about the Als’ marquee wideout.

You’ve now been in our city for a little…