9-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Martin Havlat is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Mikhail Grabovski is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Sheldon Souray is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Henrik Lundqvist has been chilly and allowed 12 goals in 3 games. Alex Auld has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games.

Trainer's room

Georges Laraque remains sidelined with groin injury.



8-10-2008 Georges Laraque injured.
Georges Laraque (MTL) suffered groin injury during the game in an incident with Darius Kasparaitis (BUF). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. They just want to be careful after what happened to me last time. I'll dress for tomorrows practice, then it's up to the coaching staff, he said to the press.

7-10-2008 Jonathan Ferland resumes full training.
Hamilton Bulldogs right wing Jonathan Ferland has resumed full training after his injury.

6-10-2008 Byron Bitz agrees on a contract.
Byron Bitz has signed a one year deal with the Hamilton Bulldogs. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

5-10-2008 Michael Lambert frustrated
Montreal Canadiens left wing Michael Lambert feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Michael Lambert was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 4th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old left wing has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 2 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


4-10-2008 Team captain meets with Rod Brind'Amour
Team captain Saku Koivu called a short meeting with Rod Brind'Amour after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Rod Brind'Amour as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

4-10-2008 Jonathan Ferland injured.
Jonathan Ferland of Hamilton Bulldogs suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Providence Bruins. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . This is nothing major, I feel that I should be ready for the next game but you never know, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

2-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Saku Koivu is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Mark Murphy is looking good with 3 points in 1 games last week. Dan Hamhuis is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-9-2008 Cedrick Desjardins uncertain about future
Cedrick Desjardins wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

30-9-2008 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Roberto LuongoA-A-A-29Vancouver Canucks
Martin BrodeurA-BA-36New Jersey Devils
Henrik LundqvistA-A-A-26Montreal Canadiens
Marc-Andre FleuryA-A-B23Pittsburgh Penguins
Nikolai KhabibulinBB-B35Toronto Maple Leafs
Miikka KiprusoffBBB31Calgary Flames
Kari LehtonenA-A-B24Atlanta Thrashers
Ryan MillerBBB28Toronto Maple Leafs
Pekka RinneA-A-B25Ottawa Senators
Ilya BryzgalovBBB28Detroit Red Wings
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Nicklas LidstromBA-A-38Pittsburgh Penguins
Scott NiedermayerBB-B35Anaheim Ducks
Zdeno CharaB-A-B-31Boston Bruins
Chris ProngerB-A-B-33Detroit Red Wings
Dion PhaneufB-A-B-23Calgary Flames
Ryan SuterB-BB-23Nashville Predators
Dmitri KalininB-B-B-28San Jose Sharks
Rob BlakeB-B-B-38Los Angeles Kings
Tomas KaberleB-B-B-30New Jersey Devils
Christian EhrhoffB-BB-26San Jose Sharks
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Rick NashA-A-A-24Columbus Blue Jackets
Ilya KovalchukA-B-B25Atlanta Thrashers
Marian GaborikAB-B26Chicago Blackhawks
Teemu SelanneBB-B38Anaheim Ducks
Mike KnubleBB-B36Washington Capitals
Patrik EliasBB-B32Boston Bruins
Daniel SedinBBB28Vancouver Canucks
Mike FisherA-B-B-28Ottawa Senators
Keith TkachukBCB-36Atlanta Thrashers
Henrik ZetterbergBB-B-27Ottawa Senators
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe ThorntonABA-29San Jose Sharks
Peter ForsbergAB-A-35Nashville Predators
Patrick MarleauA-AA-29San Jose Sharks
Eric Staal92808623Carolina Hurricanes
Henrik SedinBBB28Vancouver Canucks
Vincent LecavalierAB-B28Tampa Bay Lightning
Patrice BergeronA-BB23Boston Bruins
Pavol DemitraA-CB33Chicago Blackhawks
Mats SundinBB-B37Toronto Maple Leafs
Travis ZajacA-A-B23New Jersey Devils
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrAB-B36New York Rangers
Alexander OvechkinAB-B23Toronto Maple Leafs
Justin WilliamsBA-B26Chicago Blackhawks
Marian HossaAB-B29Atlanta Thrashers
Phil KesselBB-B20New Jersey Devils
Dany HeatleyBB-B27Ottawa Senators
Jarome IginlaBB-B31Calgary Flames
Martin HavlatA-CB27Montreal Canadiens
Jonathan CheechooA-B-B28San Jose Sharks
Nikolai ZherdevAB-B24Columbus Blue Jackets


30-9-2008 Francis Lemieux released.
Montreal Canadiens released Francis Lemieux to free agency.

30-9-2008 Corey Locke released.
Montreal Canadiens released Corey Locke to free agency.

28-9-2008 Team captain meets with Rod Brind'Amour
Team captain Saku Koivu called a short meeting with Rod Brind'Amour after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Rod Brind'Amour as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

28-9-2008 Francis Lemieux frustrated
Montreal Canadiens center Francis Lemieux feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Francis Lemieux, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season.


26-9-2008 Team captain meets with Tomas Plekanec
Team captain Saku Koivu called a short meeting with Tomas Plekanec after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Tomas Plekanec as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

25-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Saku Koivu is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Andrei Markov is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Andrei Kostitsyn is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Henrik Lundqvist has been chilly and allowed 9 goals in 2 games. Mikhail Grabovski has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



24-9-2008 Andre Benoit frustrated
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andre Benoit feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Andre Benoit, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season.


23-9-2008 Team captain meets with Mikhail Grabovski
Team captain Saku Koivu called a short meeting with Mikhail Grabovski after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Mikhail Grabovski as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

21-9-2008 Corey Locke frustrated
Montreal Canadiens center Corey Locke feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Corey Locke was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 4th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season.


18-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Rod Brind'Amour is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Saku Koivu has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Sheldon Souray is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Henrik Lundqvist has been chilly and allowed 9 goals in 2 games. Mikhail Grabovski has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Mike Komisarek remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



17-9-2008 Mike Komisarek injured.
Mike Komisarek (MTL) suffered abdomen injury during the game in an incident with Blake Geoffrion (TOR). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. They just want to be careful after what happened to me last time. I'll dress for tomorrows practice, then it's up to the coaching staff, he commented from the trainers bench.

11-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Alex Kovalev is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Michael Ryder is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Andrei Kostitsyn is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Rod Brind'Amour is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Sheldon Souray is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Tomas Plekanec is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



9-9-2008 Andre Benoit frustrated
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andre Benoit feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Andre Benoit, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season.


8-9-2008 Andrei Kostitsyn resumes light training.
Montreal Canadiens left wing Andrei Kostitsyn has resumed light training after his wrist injury and is listed day to day.

8-9-2008 Andrei Kostitsyn injured.
Andrei Kostitsyn (MTL) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with Nate Guenin (PHI). He is expected to be sidelined for about a week. I'm just looking forward to getting back on the ice and helping this team win, he commented to the media.

4-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



3-9-2008 Mathieu Biron frustrated
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mathieu Biron feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Mathieu Biron was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 253 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 32 assists along with 177 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


29-8-2008 Michal Handzus interviewed in paper
Michal Handzus was interviewed in today's paper about the recent trade that sent him from Chicago Blackhawks to Montreal Canadiens. I'm sorry it worked out like this but remember, we're professional hockey players - trades are part of the game, he said with emotion.

29-8-2008 Montreal Canadiens trade
Montreal Canadiens traded Guillaume Latendresse, David Fischer and MTL's round 1 pick in 2009 to Chicago Blackhawks for Martin Havlat and Michal Handzus

A native of Czech, Martin Havlat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 462 NHL games during his career, notching 179 goals and adding 245 assists along with 481 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing is looking forward for the start of the season.

A native of Slovakia, Michal Handzus was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 4th round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 626 NHL games during his career, notching 128 goals and adding 32 assists along with 399 penalty minutes. The 31 year old left wing is looking forward for the start of the season.

A native of Canada, Guillaume Latendresse was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 82 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 6 assists along with 97 penalty minutes. The 21 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.

A native of USA, David Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 82 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 27 assists along with 51 penalty minutes. The 20 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-6-2008 Trevor Baker retires
Trevor Baker has retired from professional hockey.

30-6-2008 Training camp preview
Montreal Canadiens will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs:
- Sergei Samsonov L
- Sergei Kostitsyn L
- Rod Brind'Amour C
- Jocelyn Thibault G
- Georges Laraque R
- Saku Koivu C
- Keaton Ellerby D
- Andrei Markov D
- Sheldon Souray D
- Francis Bouillon D
- Alex Kovalev R
- Loic LaCasse G
- Michael Lambert L
- Steve Begin L
- Gregory Stewart L
- Josh Gorges D
- Danny Groulx D
- Mathieu Biron D
- Michael Ryder R
- Mark Murphy D
- James Wyman R
- Dan Jancevski D
- Dan Hamhuis D
- Mike Komisarek D
- Duncan Milroy R
- Tomas Plekanec C
- Garth Murray L
- Cristobal Huet G
- Jon Gleed D
- Mathieu Aubin C
- Mikhail Grabovski L
- Jonathan Ferland R
- James Sanford D
- Alexandre Bolduc C
- Maxim Lapierre C
- Cory Urquhart C
- Andrei Kostitsyn L
- Colin McDonald R
- Corey Locke C
- Cedrick Desjardins G
- Andre Benoit D
- Ryan O'Byrne D
- Jimmy Bonneau L
- Jaroslav Halak G
- Kyle Chipchura C
- Francis Lemieux C
- Guillaume Latendresse R
- Carey Price G
- Matt D'Agostini R
- Daniel Sparre L
- Ryan White C
- David Fischer D

Players reporting out of shape:
- Sergei Kostitsyn L
- Loic LaCasse G
- Josh Gorges D
- Guillaume Latendresse R
- Carey Price G

Players reporting in good shape:
- Sergei Samsonov L
- Michael Lambert L
- Mathieu Biron D
- James Wyman R
- Duncan Milroy R
- Garth Murray L
- Mathieu Aubin C
- James Sanford D
- Alexandre Bolduc C
- Maxim Lapierre C
- Jimmy Bonneau L
- Ryan White C


30-6-2008 Guy Carbonneau leaves team
Guy Carbonneaus contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Kirk Muller leaves team
Kirk Mullers contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Graham Rynbend leaves team
Graham Rynbends contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Trevor Timmins leaves team
Trevor Timminss contract has expired and he has left the team.

26-6-2008 Alexandre Bolduc uncertain about future
Alexandre Bolduc wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

25-6-2008 Keaton Ellerby returns
Montreal Canadiens were delighted to hear that Keaton Ellerby has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Mark Murphy returns
Montreal Canadiens were delighted to hear that Mark Murphy has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Colin McDonald returns
Montreal Canadiens were delighted to hear that Colin McDonald has returned to the team.

24-6-2008 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


23-6-2008 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Jocelyn Thibault (Montreal Canadiens) UFA
-Garth Murray (Montreal Canadiens) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Cristobal Huet (Montreal Canadiens) UFA
-Jaroslav Halak (Montreal Canadiens) RFA, needs qualifying offer


23-6-2008 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Guy Carbonneau(pro)
-Kirk Muller(pro)
-Graham Rynbend(pro)
-Trevor Timmins(pro)


20-6-2008 Board increases player budget for next season
The board of owners have increased player budget for next season with $13 700 000 because of your good financial record.

20-6-2008 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $13 700 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

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