10-6-2009 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 29 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 67 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season, totalling 1+10=11 with 20 PIM.


9-6-2009 Kyle Chipchura frustrated
Montreal Canadiens center Kyle Chipchura 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, Kyle Chipchura was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 82 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season, totalling 22+36=58 with 30 PIM.


1-6-2009 European players signing window
European players must be signed to contract during the off-season, between June and August. No european is allowed to sign an NHL contract after the european leagues start in September.

30-5-2009 Kyle Chipchura frustrated
Montreal Canadiens center Kyle Chipchura 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, Kyle Chipchura was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 82 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season, totalling 22+36=58 with 30 PIM.


21-5-2009 Gregory Stewart uncertain about future
Gregory Stewart wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

16-5-2009 Maxim Lapierre frustrated
Montreal Canadiens center Maxim Lapierre 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, Maxim Lapierre was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 232 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 36 assists along with 259 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 82 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 10+14=24 with 88 PIM.


8-5-2009 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 29 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 67 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season, totalling 1+10=11 with 20 PIM.


27-4-2009 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 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 82 games with the Quebec Citadelles this season, totalling 10+16=26 with 34 PIM.


25-4-2009 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 has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 67 games with the Quebec Citadelles this season, totalling 1+10=11 with 20 PIM.


25-4-2009 NHL nominates players for NHL Awards
The NHL has released the annual list of award nominees. For each category in which the winner is voted, there are three nominees. The annual NHL Awards Ceremony is held right after the Stanley Cup Finals.

Here are the candidates for season 2008-09:

Jack Adams Award
1. , Nottingham Panthers (ANA)
2. , Nottingham Panthers (ANA)
3. , Nottingham Panthers (ANA)
Annual award given to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success

Calder Memorial Trophy
1. Devin Setoguchi, San Jose Sharks
2. Francois Bouchard, Washington Capitals
3. Peter Mueller, Phoenix Coyotes
Annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League

Hart Memorial Trophy
1. Corey Perry, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
2. Mike Fisher, Phoenix Coyotes
3. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
1. Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild
2. Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta Thrashers
3. Pavol Demitra, Chicago Blackhawks
Annual award given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability

James Norris Memorial Trophy
1. Christian Ehrhoff, San Jose Sharks
2. Nicklas Lidstrom, Pittsburgh Penguins
3. Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Annual award given to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position

Frank J. Selke Trophy
1. Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild
2. Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
3. Milan Lucic, Boston Bruins
Annual award given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game



23-4-2009 Loic LaCasse uncertain about future
Loic LaCasse wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

18-4-2009 Montreal Canadiens players selected to World Championships
World Championships in icehockey are about to start. The following players from Montreal Canadiens have been selected to represent their countries:

-Rod Brind'Amour (CAN)
-Michal Handzus (SVK)
-Mark Murphy (CAN)
-Henrik Lundqvist (SWE)
-Mikhail Grabovski (BLR)

Altough invited to the team, the following players refused to participate due to miscellaneous reasons:
-Sergei Kostitsyn(BLR)
-Saku Koivu(FIN)
-Keaton Ellerby(USA)
-Andrei Markov(RUS)
-Francis Bouillon(USA)
-Martin Havlat(CZE)
-Alex Kovalev(RUS)
-Tuukka Rask(FIN)
-Tomas Plekanec(CZE)
-Andrei Kostitsyn(BLR)
-Sheldon Souray(CAN)
-Josh Gorges(CAN)
-Mike Komisarek(USA)
-Carey Price(CAN)
-Georges Laraque(CAN)
-Ryan White(CAN)
-Michael Ryder(CAN)
-Dan Hamhuis(CAN)


13-4-2009 Michael Ryder speaks up.
Michael Ryder is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

12-4-2009 Team captain meets with Michael Ryder
Following the team's recent 4-3 OT loss at Philadelphia Flyers on 9-4-2009, Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and Michael Ryder did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Saku Koivu

10-4-2009 Team captain meets with Henrik Lundqvist
Following the team's recent 4-3 OT loss at Philadelphia Flyers on 9-4-2009, Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and Henrik Lundqvist did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Saku Koivu

9-4-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Saku Koivu is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Martin Havlat is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Alex Kovalev is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Andrei Kostitsyn is looking red hot with a 8 game point streak.

Who's cold

Georges Laraque has lost his sights and is now 27 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Steve Begin has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Michael Ryder is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Henrik Lundqvist hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tomas Plekanec has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Mikhail Grabovski is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Carey Price has been chilly and allowed 12 goals in 3 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



9-4-2009 Martin Havlat reaches career high !
Martin Havlat marked a new career high in goals with 41 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Philadelphia Flyers on a feed by Andrei Kostitsyn. It's not so big but I'm still very happy about it, he said after the game in the dressing room.

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 542 NHL games during his career, notching 220 goals and adding 288 assists along with 648 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 80 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 41+43=84 with 167 PIM.


7-4-2009 Georges Laraque speaks up.
Georges Laraque is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

7-4-2009 Team captain meets with Tomas Plekanec
Following the team's recent 4-7 win at Phoenix Coyotes on 7-4-2009, Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and Tomas Plekanec were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Saku Koivu

7-4-2009 praises Justin Shultz
Montreal Canadiens head coach has praised young defenseman Justin Shultz in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Justin Shultz has played 51 games with Ilves Tampere this season, collecting 9+17=26 with 68 PIM.


7-4-2009 Media praises the Montreal Canadiens
The Montreal Canadiens are flying high with a 9 game undefeated streak. Montreal Canadiens defenseman Sheldon Souray commented about their recent success: It's just so exciting to come to the rink these days. I mean, we're even enjoying practice!

6-4-2009 Team captain meets with Tomas Plekanec
Following the team's recent 4-5 win at New Jersey Devils on 5-4-2009, Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and Tomas Plekanec did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Saku Koivu

6-4-2009 Michael Lambert resumes full training.
Quebec Citadelles left wing Michael Lambert has resumed full training after his injury.

2-4-2009 Tomas Plekanec speaks up.
Tomas Plekanec is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-4-2009 Player of the week: Martin Havlat (R)
NHL has awarded Martin Havlat (R) of Montreal Canadiens as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 5 assists for 8 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

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 540 NHL games during his career, notching 217 goals and adding 287 assists along with 642 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 78 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 38+42=80 with 161 PIM.


2-4-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Rod Brind'Amour is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Saku Koivu is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Alex Kovalev is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Mark Murphy is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Mikhail Grabovski is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Andrei Kostitsyn is looking good with 8 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Georges Laraque has lost his sights and is now 24 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Michal Handzus has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Michael Ryder has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Henrik Lundqvist hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dan Hamhuis has played 10 games without a goal. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Carey Price has been chilly and allowed 12 goals in 3 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-4-2009 Michael Lambert resumes light training.
Quebec Citadelles left wing Michael Lambert has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

31-3-2009 Josh Gorges speaks up.
Josh Gorges is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

31-3-2009 Martin Havlat reaches a milestone !
Martin Havlat scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Colorado Avalanche on a goal by Andrei Kostitsyn. All of them are special, but I'm going to remember this one the most, he replied before ducking into the dressing room..

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 538 NHL games during his career, notching 215 goals and adding 285 assists along with 638 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 76 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 36+40=76 with 157 PIM.


27-3-2009 praises Patrik Watson
Montreal Canadiens head coach has praised young left wing Patrik Watson in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Patrik Watson has played 74 games with Seattle Thunderbirds this season, collecting 54+22=76 with 87 PIM.


26-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Sheldon Souray is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Alex Kovalev is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Rod Brind'Amour has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Georges Laraque has lost his sights and is now 21 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Michael Ryder has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Mark Murphy has played 18 games without a goal. Henrik Lundqvist hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mikhail Grabovski has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Andrei Kostitsyn has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-3-2009 Maxim Lapierre reaches career high !
Maxim Lapierre marked a new career high in assists with 14 assists after assisting in tonights game against Boston Bruins on a goal by Andrei Markov. I'm just happy to contribute, he commented during a post game radio interview.

A native of Canada, Maxim Lapierre was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 224 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 36 assists along with 251 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 74 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 10+14=24 with 80 PIM.


25-3-2009 Kyle Chipchura frustrated
Montreal Canadiens center Kyle Chipchura 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, Kyle Chipchura was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 74 games with the Quebec Citadelles this season, totalling 19+31=50 with 30 PIM.


23-3-2009 Ryan White resumes full training.
Quebec Citadelles center Ryan White has resumed full training after his injury.

22-3-2009 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 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 73 games with the Quebec Citadelles this season, totalling 7+16=23 with 34 PIM.


20-3-2009 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

20-3-2009 Team captain meets with Mikhail Grabovski
Following the team's recent 0-0 tie against Pittsburgh Penguins on 20-3-2009, Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and Mikhail Grabovski were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Saku Koivu

19-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Saku Koivu is looking good with 6 points in 3 games last week. Andrei Markov is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Rod Brind'Amour has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Georges Laraque has lost his sights and is now 18 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Steve Begin is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Michael Ryder is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Mark Murphy has played 15 games without a goal. Henrik Lundqvist hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mikhail Grabovski has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-3-2009 Mikhail Grabovski speaks up.
Mikhail Grabovski is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

18-3-2009 Ryan White resumes light training.
Hamilton Bulldogs center Ryan White has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

18-3-2009 Ryan White injured.
Ryan White of Hamilton Bulldogs suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Binghamton Senators. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . It's not that big of a deal, just have to rest for a couple of days, he said as the trainers examined him.

16-3-2009 praises Adam Henrique
Montreal Canadiens head coach has praised young center Adam Henrique in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Adam Henrique has played 43 games with London Knights this season, collecting 26+20=46 with 40 PIM.


16-3-2009 Team captain clashes with Georges Laraque
Team captain Saku Koivu finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the poor play of Georges Laraque. In this team, you have to do your part. It's not like your playing out there just for yourself, said the team captain.

13-3-2009 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 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 70 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season, totalling 7+15=22 with 34 PIM.


12-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Rod Brind'Amour is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Saku Koivu is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Andrei Markov is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Alex Kovalev is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Dan Hamhuis is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Mikhail Grabovski is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Andrei Kostitsyn is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Georges Laraque is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Michal Handzus has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Steve Begin has lost his sights and is now 18 games without a goal. Michael Ryder has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Mark Murphy has played 12 games without a goal. Henrik Lundqvist hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



11-3-2009 Georges Laraque speaks up.
Georges Laraque is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

11-3-2009 Michael Stone resumes full training.
Hamilton Bulldogs defenseman Michael Stone has resumed full training after his injury.

11-3-2009 Tomas Plekanec reaches career high !
Tomas Plekanec marked a new career high in goals with 12 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Detroit Red Wings on a feed by Rod Brind'Amour. The main thing is we played like a team out there, and didn't quit. We've got to keep that up if we're going to challenge this year, he said to the press.

A native of Czech, Tomas Plekanec was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 3rd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 301 NHL games during his career, notching 40 goals and adding 76 assists along with 132 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has played 68 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 12+23=35 with 26 PIM.


10-3-2009 Michael Stone injured.
Michael Stone of Hamilton Bulldogs suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Binghamton Senators. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . They're being cautious about my condition, but I feel pretty good right now and want to get back on the ice as soon as possible, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

9-3-2009 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 has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 52 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season, totalling 1+10=11 with 16 PIM.


7-3-2009 Michael Ryder speaks up.
Michael Ryder is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

5-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Georges Laraque is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Saku Koivu has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Steve Begin has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Henrik Lundqvist hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dan Hamhuis has played 26 games without a goal. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mikhail Grabovski has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



27-2-2009 James Wyman uncertain about future
James Wyman wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

26-2-2009 Maxim Lapierre frustrated
Montreal Canadiens center Maxim Lapierre 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, Maxim Lapierre was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 214 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 35 assists along with 237 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 64 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 9+13=22 with 66 PIM.


26-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Sheldon Souray is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Mikhail Grabovski is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Georges Laraque is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Saku Koivu has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Steve Begin has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Henrik Lundqvist hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dan Hamhuis has played 25 games without a goal. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



23-2-2009 Team captain meets with Mikhail Grabovski
Following the team's recent 1-1 tie against Boston Bruins on 22-2-2009, Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and Mikhail Grabovski did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Saku Koivu

22-2-2009 Michael Ryder speaks up.
Michael Ryder is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

22-2-2009 Maxim Lapierre injured.
Maxim Lapierre (MTL) suffered groin injury during the game in an incident with Patrice Bergeron (BOS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. I just hope I can get back on the ice quickly and do what I can for the team, he said to the press.

22-2-2009 Sheldon Souray injured.
Sheldon Souray (MTL) suffered arm injury during the game in an incident with David Krejci (BOS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. This is a rough game and injuries happen, lucky for me that this one is not serious, he commented from the trainers bench.

19-2-2009 Kyle Chipchura uncertain about future
Kyle Chipchura wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

19-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Rod Brind'Amour is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Saku Koivu is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Andrei Markov is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Martin Havlat is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Michal Handzus is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Andrei Kostitsyn is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak.

Who's cold

Georges Laraque has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Steve Begin has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Henrik Lundqvist hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dan Hamhuis has played 23 games without a goal. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tomas Plekanec has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-2-2009 Michael Ryder speaks up.
Michael Ryder is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

17-2-2009 Michael Lambert injured.
Michael Lambert of Hamilton Bulldogs suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Houston Aeros. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . We have to play as a team in my absence. We're not playing the system right now and we're only playing 40 minutes of hockey every night, while the other team is playing 60. That's not good enough. I hope we get it in gear by the time I return, he said as medics fastened him onto the stretcher.

16-2-2009 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 has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 46 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season, totalling 1+8=9 with 14 PIM.


16-2-2009 Maxim Lapierre frustrated
Montreal Canadiens center Maxim Lapierre 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, Maxim Lapierre was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 211 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 35 assists along with 237 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 61 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 9+13=22 with 66 PIM.


12-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Saku Koivu is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 4 game goalstreak. Andrei Kostitsyn is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Rod Brind'Amour has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Georges Laraque has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Andrei Markov has played 14 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Michal Handzus has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Steve Begin has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Henrik Lundqvist hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dan Hamhuis has played 21 games without a goal. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tomas Plekanec has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Carey Price has been chilly and allowed 5 goals in 1 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



9-2-2009 Michael Ryder speaks up.
Michael Ryder is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

9-2-2009 Team captain meets with Carey Price
Following the team's recent 5-2 loss at Toronto Maple Leafs on 9-2-2009, Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and Carey Price did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Saku Koivu

9-2-2009 Andrei Markov reaches a milestone !
Andrei Markov scored the 300th point of his career in tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on a goal by Martin Havlat. I just want to thank this great organization for presenting me with the opportunity to play in the NHL, he said with a wink..

A native of Russia, Andrei Markov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 557 NHL games during his career, notching 78 goals and adding 222 assists along with 392 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 59 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 7+25=32 with 54 PIM.


9-2-2009 Saku Koivu reaches a milestone !
Saku Koivu scored the 700th point of his career in tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on a goal by Martin Havlat. That's one for the books, he commented to the media..

A native of Finland, Saku Koivu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 787 NHL games during his career, notching 236 goals and adding 464 assists along with 650 penalty minutes. The 34 year old center has played 59 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 28+38=66 with 80 PIM.


6-2-2009 Duncan Milroy resumes full training.
Hamilton Bulldogs right wing Duncan Milroy has resumed full training after his injury.

5-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Saku Koivu is looking good with 6 points in 3 games last week. Andrei Markov is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Maxim Lapierre is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Andrei Kostitsyn is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Rod Brind'Amour has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Georges Laraque has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Michal Handzus has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Steve Begin has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Dan Hamhuis has played 20 games without a goal. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tomas Plekanec has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Carey Price has been chilly and allowed 13 goals in 3 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-2-2009 Ryan White resumes full training.
Hamilton Bulldogs center Ryan White has resumed full training after his injury.

1-2-2009 Duncan Milroy resumes light training.
Hamilton Bulldogs right wing Duncan Milroy has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

1-2-2009 Andrei Kostitsyn reaches career high !
Andrei Kostitsyn marked a new career high in goals with 19 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Washington Capitals on a feed by Saku Koivu. I just try and give it my best out there. This one was special though, he said at the post-game press conference.

A native of Belarussia, Andrei Kostitsyn was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 151 NHL games during his career, notching 39 goals and adding 69 assists along with 126 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 57 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 19+36=55 with 58 PIM.


31-1-2009 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 has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 42 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season, totalling 1+8=9 with 12 PIM.


1-2-2009 Board considering budget
The board of owners is considering about increasing your player budget because of your good financial record. If the good financial record is kept until the end of the season, your player budget might be increased.

30-1-2009 Team captain meets with Tomas Plekanec
Following the team's recent 4-3 OT win against Florida Panthers on 30-1-2009, Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and Tomas Plekanec did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Saku Koivu

30-1-2009 Ryan White resumes light training.
Hamilton Bulldogs center Ryan White has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

30-1-2009 Ryan White injured.
Ryan White of Hamilton Bulldogs suffered groin injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rochester Americans. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . It's a team game alright, I guess I just won't be part of this team for a few games, he said to the press.

29-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Rod Brind'Amour is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Saku Koivu is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Alex Kovalev is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Andrei Markov has played 10 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Martin Havlat has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Steve Begin has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Dan Hamhuis has played 17 games without a goal. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tomas Plekanec has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Mikhail Grabovski has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



28-1-2009 Michael Ryder speaks up.
Michael Ryder is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

24-1-2009 Michael Ryder speaks up.
Michael Ryder is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

23-1-2009 Team captain clashes with Georges Laraque
Team captain Saku Koivu finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the poor play of Georges Laraque. In this team, you have to do your part. It's not like your playing out there just for yourself, said the team captain.

23-1-2009 Maxim Lapierre reaches career high !
Maxim Lapierre marked a new career high in points with 19 after scoring in tonights game against Dallas Stars on a feed by Steve Begin. There's no 'I' in team and we have to get everyone playing the same system. It's not enough to just play a solid 20 or 40 minutes of hockey - you have to play 60. Hey, you know what? I forgot the question, he read from a prepared statement.

A native of Canada, Maxim Lapierre was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 203 NHL games during his career, notching 18 goals and adding 33 assists along with 231 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 53 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 8+11=19 with 60 PIM.


22-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Rod Brind'Amour is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Saku Koivu is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Josh Gorges is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Tomas Plekanec is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Andrei Kostitsyn is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Alex Kovalev has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Michael Ryder is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Henrik Lundqvist hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dan Hamhuis has played 14 games without a goal. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mikhail Grabovski has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



20-1-2009 Andrei Kostitsyn reaches career high !
Andrei Kostitsyn marked a new career high in assists with 33 assists after assisting in tonights game against Toronto Maple Leafs on a goal by Michael Ryder. Making beautiful plays is fun on the ice I think, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter.

A native of Belarussia, Andrei Kostitsyn was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 146 NHL games during his career, notching 37 goals and adding 66 assists along with 122 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 52 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 17+33=50 with 54 PIM.


20-1-2009 Andrei Kostitsyn reaches career high !
Andrei Kostitsyn marked a new career high in points with 51 after scoring in tonights game against Toronto Maple Leafs on a feed by Martin Havlat. That's one for the books, he said after the game in the dressing room.

A native of Belarussia, Andrei Kostitsyn was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 146 NHL games during his career, notching 38 goals and adding 66 assists along with 122 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 52 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 18+33=51 with 54 PIM.


20-1-2009 Tomas Plekanec reaches career high !
Tomas Plekanec marked a new career high in points with 30 after assisting in tonights game against Toronto Maple Leafs on a goal by Michal Handzus. I hope this will get me in Don Cherry's good books, the happy player said in a hockey magazine..

A native of Czech, Tomas Plekanec was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 3rd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 285 NHL games during his career, notching 38 goals and adding 73 assists along with 124 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has played 52 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 10+20=30 with 18 PIM.


20-1-2009 Tomas Plekanec reaches career high !
Tomas Plekanec marked a new career high in assists with 21 assists after assisting in tonights game against Toronto Maple Leafs on a goal by Michal Handzus. Awesome, even more so because the game was televised, was all he could say after the game.

A native of Czech, Tomas Plekanec was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 3rd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 285 NHL games during his career, notching 38 goals and adding 74 assists along with 124 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has played 52 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 10+21=31 with 18 PIM.


20-1-2009 Duncan Milroy injured.
Duncan Milroy of Hamilton Bulldogs suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Toronto Marlies. He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks . I'd like to play as soon as I can but I think the doctors are going to tell me to rest for a while now, he said to the press.

16-1-2009 Byron Bitz resumes full training.
Hamilton Bulldogs right wing Byron Bitz has resumed full training after his injury.

15-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Rod Brind'Amour is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Saku Koivu is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Sheldon Souray is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Mikhail Grabovski 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

Georges Laraque has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Dan Hamhuis has played 11 games without a goal. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Carey Price has been chilly and allowed 15 goals in 3 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



14-1-2009 Josh Gorges speaks up.
Josh Gorges is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

14-1-2009 Martin Havlat reaches a milestone !
Martin Havlat scored the 200th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres on a feed by Saku Koivu. I just try to play hard for 60 minutes and give the team a chance for the 2 points. If I get a goal along the way that's just icing on the cake, he commented to the media.

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 511 NHL games during his career, notching 200 goals and adding 271 assists along with 588 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 49 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 21+26=47 with 107 PIM.


11-1-2009 James Wyman resumes full training.
Hamilton Bulldogs right wing James Wyman has resumed full training after his injury.

11-1-2009 Byron Bitz resumes light training.
Hamilton Bulldogs right wing Byron Bitz has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

11-1-2009 Byron Bitz injured.
Byron Bitz of Hamilton Bulldogs suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Lowell Devils. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . It's a team game alright, I guess I just won't be part of this team for a few games, he said after the game.

8-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Rod Brind'Amour is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Saku Koivu is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Martin Havlat is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Michal Handzus is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Michael Ryder is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Mark Murphy is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Tomas Plekanec is looking good with 7 points in 4 games last week. Andrei Kostitsyn is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Georges Laraque has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mikhail Grabovski has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Carey Price has been chilly and allowed 12 goals in 3 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



7-1-2009 Josh Gorges speaks up.
Josh Gorges is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

7-1-2009 James Wyman injured.
James Wyman of Hamilton Bulldogs suffered knee injury during tonights minorleague game against the Milwaukee Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Small things like this happen to guys almost every game, except this time it happened to me, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

2-1-2009 Georges Laraque speaks up.
Georges Laraque is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-1-2009 Josh Gorges speaks up.
Josh Gorges is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-1-2009 Montreal Canadiens players selected to World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships (U-20) in icehockey are about to start. The following players from Montreal Canadiens organization have been selected to represent their countries:

-Niclas Faltskog (SWE)
-Ilya Fedin (RUS)
-Kenny Solberg (SWE)


1-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Saku Koivu is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Andrei Markov is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Michael Ryder is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Tomas Plekanec is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Mikhail Grabovski is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Andrei Kostitsyn is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Rod Brind'Amour has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Georges Laraque has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tuukka Rask hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Steve Begin has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



31-12-2008 Team captain meets with Josh Gorges
Team captain Saku Koivu called a short meeting with Josh Gorges after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Josh Gorges as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

31-12-2008 Sergei Kostitsyn resumes full training.
Quebec Citadelles left wing Sergei Kostitsyn has resumed full training after his injury.

30-12-2008 Michael Ryder speaks up.
Michael Ryder is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

30-12-2008 Maxim Lapierre frustrated
Montreal Canadiens center Maxim Lapierre 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, Maxim Lapierre was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 193 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 29 assists along with 219 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 43 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 6+7=13 with 48 PIM.


30-12-2008 Maxim Lapierre reaches career high !
Maxim Lapierre marked a new career high in goals with 6 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Columbus Blue Jackets on a feed by Georges Laraque. I can't quite remember the last time when I was this happy, the happy player said in a hockey magazine.

A native of Canada, Maxim Lapierre was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 192 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 29 assists along with 219 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 42 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 6+7=13 with 48 PIM.


28-12-2008 Mikhail Grabovski reaches career high !
Mikhail Grabovski marked a new career high in goals with 10 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Los Angeles Kings on a feed by Saku Koivu. This is an unbeliveable feeling, i don't know what else to say, he commented and was all smiles.

A native of Belarussia, Mikhail Grabovski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 5th round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 123 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 26 assists along with 112 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 41 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 10+15=25 with 34 PIM.


27-12-2008 Michael Ryder speaks up.
Michael Ryder is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

26-12-2008 Sergei Kostitsyn resumes light training.
Quebec Citadelles left wing Sergei Kostitsyn has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

25-12-2008 Team captain meets with Tuukka Rask
Following the team's recent 6-7 OT loss against Calgary Flames on 23-12-2008, Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and Tuukka Rask were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Saku Koivu

25-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Rod Brind'Amour is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Saku Koivu is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Alex Kovalev is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Mikhail Grabovski is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Maxim Lapierre is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Georges Laraque has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tuukka Rask hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Henrik Lundqvist has been chilly and allowed 15 goals in 3 games. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



23-12-2008 Alex Kovalev reaches a milestone !
Alex Kovalev scored the 400th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Calgary Flames on a feed by Mikhail Grabovski. As long as the team wins I'm happy. The personal records don't mean anything to me if they aren't a part of winning the Cup, he commented and was all smiles.

A native of Russia, Alex Kovalev was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 1121 NHL games during his career, notching 400 goals and adding 527 assists along with 1204 penalty minutes. The 35 year old right wing has played 39 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 8+12=20 with 24 PIM.


22-12-2008 James Wyman resumes full training.
Quebec Citadelles right wing James Wyman has resumed full training after his injury.

21-12-2008 Mikhail Grabovski reaches career high !
Mikhail Grabovski marked a new career high in points with 21 after assisting in tonights game against Boston Bruins on a goal by Alex Kovalev. Yes, it's nice to break records but that's not the idea of this game, were his words after the game..

A native of Belarussia, Mikhail Grabovski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 5th round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 120 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 25 assists along with 112 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 38 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 7+14=21 with 34 PIM.


21-12-2008 James Wyman injured.
James Wyman of Quebec Citadelles suffered knee injury during tonights minorleague game against the Providence Bruins. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . If it was up to me I would have finished the game, but they want to be careful about this kind of injury, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

18-12-2008 Team captain meets with Alex Kovalev
Team captain Saku Koivu called a short meeting with Alex Kovalev after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Alex Kovalev 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.

18-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Saku Koivu is looking good with 6 points in 3 games last week. Keaton Ellerby is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Michal Handzus is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Josh Gorges is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Tomas Plekanec 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

Georges Laraque 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. Tuukka Rask hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Michael Ryder is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Mark Murphy has played 31 games without a goal. Dan Hamhuis has played 10 games without a goal. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mikhail Grabovski has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-12-2008 Sergei Kostitsyn injured.
Sergei Kostitsyn of Quebec Citadelles suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Manitoba Moose. He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks . Well, there's not much I can say, it happens, he said to the press.

16-12-2008 Mikhail Grabovski speaks up.
Mikhail Grabovski is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

13-12-2008 Mikhail Grabovski reaches career high !
Mikhail Grabovski marked a new career high in assists with 12 assists after assisting in tonights game against Philadelphia Flyers on a goal by Saku Koivu. Sometimes the puck just bounces your way..., were his words after the game.

A native of Belarussia, Mikhail Grabovski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 5th round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 116 NHL games during his career, notching 15 goals and adding 23 assists along with 106 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 34 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 6+12=18 with 28 PIM.


11-12-2008 Team captain meets with Mikhail Grabovski
Following the team's recent 5-3 loss at Calgary Flames on 11-12-2008, Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and Mikhail Grabovski did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Saku Koivu

11-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Michal Handzus is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Alex Kovalev is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Tuukka Rask hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Steve Begin is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Mark Murphy has played 28 games without a goal. Henrik Lundqvist has been chilly and allowed 9 goals in 2 games. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mikhail Grabovski has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-12-2008 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

9-12-2008 Tomas Plekanec speaks up.
Tomas Plekanec is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

8-12-2008 Maxim Lapierre frustrated
Montreal Canadiens center Maxim Lapierre 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, Maxim Lapierre was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 182 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 26 assists along with 207 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 32 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 36 PIM.


5-12-2008 Team captain meets with Josh Gorges
Following the team's recent 4-1 loss at Pittsburgh Penguins on 4-12-2008, Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and Josh Gorges were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Saku Koivu

4-12-2008 Michael Ryder speaks up.
Michael Ryder is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

4-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Sheldon Souray is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Michael Ryder is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Saku Koivu has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Michal Handzus has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Tuukka Rask hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Steve Begin has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Mark Murphy has played 26 games without a goal. Henrik Lundqvist has been chilly and allowed 13 goals in 3 games. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tomas Plekanec is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Mikhail Grabovski has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



3-12-2008 Josh Gorges speaks up.
Josh Gorges is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

3-12-2008 Team captain meets with Michael Ryder
Following the team's recent 5-4 OT loss at Dallas Stars on 2-12-2008, Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and Michael Ryder did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Saku Koivu

2-12-2008 Josh Gorges speaks up.
Josh Gorges is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-12-2008 Michael Ryder speaks up.
Michael Ryder is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

1-12-2008 Ryan White resumes full training.
Quebec Citadelles center Ryan White has resumed full training after his injury.

28-11-2008 Michael Ryder speaks up.
Michael Ryder is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

27-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Rod Brind'Amour is looking good with 7 points in 5 games last week. Saku Koivu is looking good with 6 points in 5 games last week. Andrei Markov is looking steady with 3 points in 5 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking good with 6 points in 5 games last week. Josh Gorges is looking steady with 3 points in 5 games last week. Dan Hamhuis is looking good with 6 points in 5 games last week. Tomas Plekanec is looking steady with 4 points in 5 games last week. Mikhail Grabovski is looking steady with 3 points in 5 games last week. Andrei Kostitsyn is looking good with 6 points in 5 games last week.

Who's cold

Georges Laraque 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. Alex Kovalev is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Michal Handzus has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Steve Begin has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Michael Ryder has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Mark Murphy has played 23 games without a goal. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-11-2008 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 has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 17 games with the Quebec Citadelles this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 6 PIM.


26-11-2008 Team captain meets with Michael Ryder
Following the team's recent 3-5 loss against Toronto Maple Leafs on 26-11-2008, Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and Michael Ryder did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Saku Koivu

26-11-2008 Ryan White resumes light training.
Quebec Citadelles center Ryan White has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

24-11-2008 Rod Brind'Amour reaches a milestone !
Rod Brind'Amour notched the 700th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on a goal by Sheldon Souray. Whatever I can do to help the team is okay by me. As long as we get the 2 points that's the main thing, was all he could say after the game..

A native of Canada, Rod Brind'Amour was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 1377 NHL games during his career, notching 454 goals and adding 700 assists along with 1102 penalty minutes. The 38 year old center has played 26 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 6+10=16 with 22 PIM.


21-11-2008 Josh Gorges speaks up.
Josh Gorges is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

20-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Rod Brind'Amour is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Saku Koivu is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Sheldon Souray is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Alex Kovalev is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Michal Handzus is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Tomas Plekanec is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tuukka Rask hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Michael Ryder has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Mark Murphy has played 18 games without a goal. Dan Hamhuis has played 19 games without a goal. Mike Komisarek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mikhail Grabovski is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Maxim Lapierre is sliding on a 16 game streak without registering a single point. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-11-2008 Maxim Lapierre frustrated
Montreal Canadiens center Maxim Lapierre 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, Maxim Lapierre was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 173 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 24 assists along with 195 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 23 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 24 PIM.


16-11-2008 Mikhail Grabovski speaks up.
Mikhail Grabovski is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

16-11-2008 Mathieu Aubin resumes full training.
Quebec Citadelles center Mathieu Aubin has resumed full training after his injury.

15-11-2008 Mikhail Grabovski speaks up.
Mikhail Grabovski is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

15-11-2008 Mathieu Biron resumes full training.
Quebec Citadelles defenseman Mathieu Biron has resumed full training after his injury.

15-11-2008 Mathieu Aubin injured.
Mathieu Aubin of Quebec Citadelles suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Providence Bruins. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Sometimes you just have bad luck and get knocked around, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

13-11-2008 Georges Laraque speaks up.
Georges Laraque is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

13-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Saku Koivu is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Alex Kovalev is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Steve Begin is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Andrei Kostitsyn is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Rod Brind'Amour has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Michal Handzus has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Tuukka Rask hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mark Murphy has played 15 games without a goal. Dan Hamhuis has played 16 games without a goal. Mikhail Grabovski is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



11-11-2008 Mike Komisarek speaks up.
Mike Komisarek is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

10-11-2008 Team captain meets with Tuukka Rask
Following the team's recent 3-4 loss against Tampa Bay Lightning on 9-11-2008, Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and Tuukka Rask did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Saku Koivu

10-11-2008 Mathieu Biron resumes light training.
Quebec Citadelles defenseman Mathieu Biron has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

6-11-2008 Team captain clashes with Georges Laraque
Team captain Saku Koivu finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the less than stellar play of Georges Laraque. If he wants to play for this team, he should be ready to chip in, said the team captain.

6-11-2008 Team captain meets with Mikhail Grabovski
Following the team's recent 3-1 win against Ottawa Senators on 5-11-2008, Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and Mikhail Grabovski were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Saku Koivu

6-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Saku Koivu has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Steve Begin has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Michael Ryder has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Mark Murphy has played 11 games without a goal. Dan Hamhuis has played 12 games without a goal. Mikhail Grabovski has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

Martin Havlat remains sidelined with ankle injury. Mike Komisarek remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



5-11-2008 Team captain meets with Andrei Kostitsyn
Following the team's recent 3-1 win against Ottawa Senators on 5-11-2008, Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and Andrei Kostitsyn did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Saku Koivu

5-11-2008 Ryan White injured.
Ryan White of Quebec Citadelles suffered groin injury during tonights minorleague game against the Grand Rapids Griffins. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . Not much I can do now, except listen to my doctor, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

5-11-2008 Mathieu Biron injured.
Mathieu Biron of Quebec Citadelles suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Grand Rapids Griffins. He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks . When you've gone as long as I have without injuries these things are hard to accept, but it's all part of the game, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

5-11-2008 Martin Havlat injured.
Martin Havlat (MTL) suffered ankle injury during the game in an incident with Chris Phillips (OTT). 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 said after the game.

4-11-2008 Team captain meets with Alex Kovalev
Team captain Saku Koivu called a short meeting with Alex Kovalev after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Alex Kovalev 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.

3-11-2008 Mike Komisarek resumes light training.
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mike Komisarek has resumed light training after his abdomen injury and is listed day to day.

1-11-2008 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 15 games with the Quebec Citadelles this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 4 PIM.


31-10-2008 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 has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 15 games with the Quebec Citadelles this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 4 PIM.


31-10-2008 Thomas Fortin resumes full training.
Quebec Citadelles defenseman Thomas Fortin has resumed full training after his injury.

30-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Rod Brind'Amour is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Saku Koivu is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Andrei Markov is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Sheldon Souray is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Andrei Kostitsyn is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Georges Laraque has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Alex Kovalev is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Michal Handzus is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Steve Begin is down on his game pulling a 14 game streak without registering a single point. Henrik Lundqvist has been chilly and allowed 16 goals in 4 games. Dan Hamhuis has played 10 games without a goal. Tomas Plekanec is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Mikhail Grabovski is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

Mike Komisarek remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



28-10-2008 Team captain meets with Sheldon Souray
Team captain Saku Koivu called a short meeting with Sheldon Souray after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Sheldon Souray as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

27-10-2008 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 has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 13 games with the Quebec Citadelles this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 4 PIM.


26-10-2008 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 has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 13 games with the Quebec Citadelles this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 4 PIM.


26-10-2008 Thomas Fortin resumes light training.
Quebec Citadelles defenseman Thomas Fortin has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

26-10-2008 Thomas Fortin injured.
Thomas Fortin of Quebec Citadelles suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Grand Rapids Griffins. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . It hurts a bit but it'll be okay in a week or so I'm told, he said while limping toward the dressing room.

26-10-2008 Mike Komisarek injured.
Mike Komisarek (MTL) suffered abdomen injury during the game in an incident with Jean-Francois Fortin (OTT). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. I won't be able to do much for the next few weeks, he said as the trainers examined him.

26-10-2008 Saku Koivu injured.
Saku Koivu (MTL) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with Clarke Wilm (OTT). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. It is just a minor bump, he said after the game in the dressing room.

25-10-2008 Michael Ryder speaks up.
Michael Ryder is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

24-10-2008 Tomas Plekanec speaks up.
Tomas Plekanec is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

23-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

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

Who's cold

Georges Laraque has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Francis Bouillon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Alex Kovalev has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Michal Handzus has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Tuukka Rask hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Steve Begin is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Josh Gorges has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Henrik Lundqvist has been chilly and allowed 13 goals in 3 games. Tomas Plekanec has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



22-10-2008 Team captain meets with Michal Handzus
Team captain Saku Koivu called a short meeting with Michal Handzus after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Michal Handzus as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

22-10-2008 Michael Ryder speaks up.
Michael Ryder is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

19-10-2008 Montreal Canadiens trade
Montreal Canadiens traded Alex Auld to Boston Bruins for Tuukka Rask and BOS's round 3 pick in 2009

17-10-2008 Team captain meets with Georges Laraque
Team captain Saku Koivu called a short meeting with Georges Laraque after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Georges Laraque as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

16-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Rod Brind'Amour is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Saku Koivu is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Andrei Markov is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Mark Murphy is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Andrei Kostitsyn is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Georges Laraque has lost his sights and is now 7 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. Alex Kovalev has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Steve Begin has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Josh Gorges has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Alex Auld hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mikhail Grabovski has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Colin McDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



14-10-2008 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 has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 7 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 2 PIM.


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.

Eastside Hockey Manager