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Hab at Heart - Mikaël Kingsbury

If he’s not on his skis hitting the slopes, then you can probably bet Mikaël Kingsbury is hitting up the Bell Centre instead, always managing to find the time in his busy schedule to cheer on his favorite team. The canadiens.com crew recently caught up with the Olympic silver medalist to get the inside scoop on his love for all things CH.When did you first become a Habs fan?MIKAËL KINGSBURY:

Pool Party!

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

Pacioretty ready to become a leader on evolving Habs

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 rol

Short but sweet

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 inevita

The Iron Man

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 pr

Hab at Heart - Jean-Marc Généreux

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 u

On the road with Mike Weaver

Perhaps the best way to get to know someone is to take a road trip with him. Some conversation, a little music and a long stretch of asphalt can form an enduring bond between travel companions. Settle in and buckle up; we’re hitting the road with Mike Weaver.Leaving from Montreal, what would be your destination for a road trip?It would have to be Florida. My family is based down there. I wen

Canadiens' five questions

MONTREAL -- In each of the two seasons since Marc Bergevin took over as general manager and Michel Therrien as coach of the Montreal Canadiens, they have made a significant leap forward.Two years ago, the Canadiens went from last place in the Eastern Conference to winning their division before bowing out in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Last season, the Canadiens finished third

2013 draft class leads Canadiens' top 10 prospects

NEW YORK -- There may come a time when the Montreal Canadiens will look back on the 2013 NHL Draft with great pride, knowing the organization hit the jackpot.Five of the eight players picked that weekend are considered high-end prospects expected to have an impact with the big club in very short order. Canadiens director of player development Martin Lapointe singled out two players from that 2

Canadiens' Galchenyuk poised for breakout season

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens went through one of the worst seasons in franchise history in 2011-12, but the reward was the chance to select Alex Galchenyuk with the No. 3 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft.Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, who was hired seven weeks prior to that draft, never had any doubts about Galchenyuk's potential to become an impact player in the League despite a tor

Near miss leads to greater expectations for Canadiens

NEW YORK -- NHL.com continues its preview of the 2014-15 season, which will include in-depth looks at all 30 teams throughout August.The Montreal Canadiens entered the 2013-14 season coming off an impressive turnaround, jumping from last place in the Eastern Conference to the second seed in the East in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Canadiens were eliminated in five games in the first

NHL announces changes to Draft Lottery format

NEW YORK (NHL.com) - The National Hockey League announced today changes to its Draft Lottery, a weighted system implemented and utilized to determine the order of selection in the first round of the NHL Draft for the 14 Clubs not qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs (or the Clubs that have acquired the first-round drafting positions of those non-playoff teams).These changes will be phased i

Mount Rushmore - Brendan Gallagher

If you could sculpt your own Mount Rushmore, what famous faces would you chisel into the iconic rock face? We asked Brendan Gallagher that very question...Alexander Galchenyuk Sr.He played hockey. I always looked up to him. He helped me a lot growing up. He always told me to be myself.Michael JordanI always admired how hard he worked and how confident he was in his abilities. When he w

Hab at Heart – Adonis Stevenson

MONTREAL – Since becoming the world champion in June 2011, many have tried to slow Adonis Stevenson down but failed time and again in their attempts to do so. Accustomed to being the main attraction on boxing cards hosted at the Bell Centre over the last few years, the 36-year-old feels privileged to have the opportunity to entertain spectators in the building that his favorite hockey team calls h

Hab at Heart – Philippe Bond

MONTREAL – Over the past few years, Philippe Bond has experienced a meteoric rise on radio, television, and on stage. Forced to get out of bed a few hours before daybreak every day in order to get Montrealers’ mornings started on NRJ radio, Bond remains as loyal a Canadiens fan as ever, fighting off the fatigue that comes with lacking sleep. The canadiens.com crew met up with the Quebec-based come

Mount Rushmore - Max Pacioretty

If you could sculpt your own Mount Rushmore, what famous faces would you chisel into the iconic rock face? We asked Max Pacioretty that very question...Mark MessierBeing a New York Rangers fan growing up and his leadership style, you couldn’t but be a fan of the way he came to New York and helped them win a Stanley Cup.Michael JordanHe was one of the best ever in terms of the way that

Raring to go

MONTREAL - After playing an integral part in the Canadiens' deepest playoff run since 1993 this past spring, Lars Eller is making the most of a short summer, recharging the proverbial batteries and fine-tuning his body for his fifth full NHL campaign.Splitting time between Montreal and his native Denmark over the last two months, the 25-year-old forward has focused his efforts on spending time

Right at home

MONTREAL – It might’ve taken a little bit longer than expected, but P.K. Subban will be calling La Belle Province his hockey home through at least the 2021-22 NHL campaign.On Saturday, general manager Marc Bergevin announced that the Canadiens had agreed to terms on an eight-year contract extension with the 25-year-old rearguard that will keep him in bleu-blanc-rouge for the foreseeable future

Canadiens agree to terms on an 8-year contract with defenseman P.K. Subban

PRESS RELEASEMONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Saturday that the team has agreed to terms on an eight-year contract extension with defenseman P.K. Subban (2014-15 to 2021-22).“We are very pleased to have reached a long term agreement with P.K. Subban. This agreement helps consolidate the future of our team. A key element of our group of young veterans, P

Hab at Heart – Charles Hamelin

MONTREAL – Making his mark on ice surfaces across the globe for the last decade, Charles Hamelin lives his life at top speed every day. Despite a demanding short track speed skating schedule, Hamelin makes following the Canadiens a top priority when he’s away from home. The canadiens.com crew caught up with the four-time Olympic medalist to learn more about his love for all things CH.How long

On the road with Michael Bournival

Perhaps the best way to get to know someone is to take a road trip with him. Some conversation, a little music and a long stretch of asphalt can form an enduring bond between travel companions. Settle in and buckle up; we’re hitting the road with Michael Bournival.Leaving from Montreal, what would be your destination for a road trip?I’d probably head for Vancouver. Driving across Canada woul

Back in the fold

MONTREAL – Dan Lacroix helped the New York Rangers send the Canadiens packing eight weeks ago. Now, he’ll be doing everything in his power to see that nothing stands in the Habs' way.On Wednesday, the 45-year-old Montreal native joined the Canadiens as an assistant coach, filling the vacancy on Michel Therrien’s coaching staff after Gerard Gallant was hired as the Florida Panthers’ new bench b

Rob Ramage joins the Canadiens as Player Development Coach

PRESS RELEASEMONTRÉAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, announced Wednesday the appointment of Rob Ramage as player development coach with the Club.“We welcome Rob Ramage as part of our hockey personnel. Rob is a dedicated and competent hockey person who will contribute to our player development group. Our entire organization, and particularly our young defensemen will be

Dan Lacroix joins the Montreal Canadiens coaching staff

PRESS RELEASEMONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, announced Wednesday the appointment of Dan Lacroix as assistant coach with the Club.“We are very pleased to welcome Dan Lacroix as part of our coaching staff. Daniel earned the respect of his peers for his coaching skills and his impressive knowledge of the game. He has worked as a coach for almost 15 years, includin

2014-15 Can't-Miss Games

Oct. 8, 2014Canadiens @ Maple LeafsThe tradition continues. For a sixth straight year, the Canadiens will kick off the regular season by battling the Toronto Maple Leafs. This time around, the Air Canada Centre will play host to the tilt. Statistics suggest we’re in for a good game as four of the last five season-openers between the two teams have been decided by just one goal.Oct. 16, 201

Hab at Heart – Rachid Badouri

MONTREAL – Rachid Badouri has made his mark in every facet of the entertainment industry. Whether in theatre, television or film, Badouri has been successful at everything he’s undertaken. While he’s often on tour around Quebec, or entertaining folks in Europe, Badouri still manages to keep up with the Canadiens throughout the season. The canadiens.com crew caught up with the Quebec-based comedian

An unforgettable experience

BROSSARD – There was no shortage of excitement at the Bell Sports Complex over the past four weeks, as boys and girls at the Canadiens Hockey School honed their skills and met some of their hockey idols along the way.Over 600 Novice to Bantam level players from all over the world convened at the South Shore facility during the eighth annual summer program to develop all areas of their game, in

Canadiens agree to terms on a four-year contract with forward Lars Eller

MONTREAL – General manager Marc Bergevin announced on Thursday that the Canadiens have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with forward Lars Eller through the 2017-18 campaign.“We are very pleased to have agreed upon a long term agreement with Lars Eller. He is an important part of our group of young veterans. He has a tremendous work ethic and a great attitude. He is the type of player yo

Bozon on comeback trail after life-threatening illness

NHL.com - With 20 goals in his previous 22 games, Kootenay Ice forward Tim Bozon was playing so well that nobody paid much attention when his nose suddenly started bleeding during warm-ups for his Western Hockey League game against the Saskatoon Blades on Feb. 28.The Montreal Canadiens' third-round pick (No. 64) in the 2012 NHL Draft scored late in the first period to spark Kootenay's comeback

Simply brilliant

MONTREAL – If many Canadiens fans weren’t familiar with Dustin Tokarski a few months ago, it’s safe to say they are now.After Carey Price was injured in Game 1 of the series against the New York Rangers, the general consensus was that the Canadiens’ chances of reaching the Stanley Cup Finals were slim. It was at that very moment that Tokarski made his presence felt, taking on the incredibl


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