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Pool Party!
Posted 13 hours ago

MONTREAL — Coming off one of the city’s shortest summers since ‘93 thanks to a lengthy playoff run that ended just shy of June, we’ll forgive Habs fans if it feels like swimming pool season has turned into hockey pool season in a hurry.

But with training camp now less than a month away, we’re already eager to trade-in our Speedos for stat sheets – just like we have every year over the last six seasons – to offer fans a quick look at what the ‘experts’ have been saying about the 2014-15 edition of the Canadiens.

Armed with five magazines in…

Pacioretty ready to …
Posted 3 days ago

NHL.com – When Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin traded defenseman Josh Gorges and allowed captain Brian Gionta to leave as a free agent, he made it clear that it was time for the team’s young veterans to assume the duties the two team leaders would leave behind.

That message has been received loud and clear by last season’s leading scorer.

Forward Max Pacioretty sees his role growing in the absence of Gorges and Gionta, both of whom will be playing in the Atlantic Division with the Buffalo Sabres this season.

“Now that we’re going in a different direction, I feel I’m…

Short but sweet
Posted 3 days ago

MONTREAL – In the midst of wrapping up the shortest summer of his NHL career, Dale Weise is chomping at the bit to start his first full season in bleu-blanc-rouge.

Three months removed from a postseason run that saw the 26-year-old play a key role in the Canadiens’ push to within two wins of reaching the Stanley Cup Final, Weise is doing everything in his power to ready himself for the inevitable grind that awaits when the regular season opens on Oct. 8 in Toronto.

“I think it’s been the quickest summer of my whole life. I’ve never played that late…

The Iron Man
Posted 3 days ago

MONTREAL – It should come as no surprise that Habs players are among the fittest in the NHL. It’s not often, after all, that a team can count on an Iron Man in its ranks.

Since becoming the Canadiens’ strength and conditioning coach in 2010, Pierre Allard has worked tirelessly at getting players into peak physical condition for the moment they jump onto the ice. A coach who takes the idea of practicing what he preaches to heart, the 42-year-old athlete is a prime example of both strength and conditioning, setting aside time in his jam-packed schedule to prepare for the…

Hab at Heart – Jean-…
Posted 6 days ago

Whenever we think of Jean-Marc Généreux, three things immediately come to mind: energy, dancing, and more dancing. But when he’s not busy shaking a leg, the feather-footed judge of So You Think You Can Dance Canada is also a diehard Canadiens fan, always finding the time in his jam-packed schedule to follow his team from any of the four corners of the globe. So when the canadiens.com crew caught up with the cavorting choreographer, it was only natural that he didn’t dance around our tough questions, giving us instead the inside scoop on his love for all things Habs.

When…