The NHL fined Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mike Matheson $5,000 on Friday for interference against Florida Panthers forward Eric Staal. The fine is the maximum allowable under the league's collective bargaining agreement.
Inconsistency isn’t a bug of the 2022-23 Canadiens, it’s a feature. The Montreal Canadiens were coming off of two of their best team games in recent memory — a win on the road against the New York Rangers, followed by a win at home against the Winnipeg Jets.
The Montreal Canadiens’ prospect pool is teaming with talent. Many of the 28 draft picks since the 2020 NHL Entry Draft have provided performances that gathered significant attention from the Montreal fanbase, while some others have not received much attention.
You could charitably call this a game of hockey I suppose. Pre-Game Thoughts Yes, it’s once again a Reverse Retro game night. HOWEVER, that’s good because it means Montreal might lose and further secure a better lottery position.
The calendar year 2022 saw the Montreal Canadiens front and center of a plethora of fascinating narratives that wove themselves through team staffing, the NHL draft, social/political interference, the Team Canada Juniors, and the record books.
As the Winnipeg Jets landed on the island of Montreal to face the Montreal Canadiens amid the January matchup that led to a Habs 4-1 victory, the inevitable Pierre-Luc Dubois to Montreal chatter begins.
The Canadiens’ GM meets the media. Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes spoke to the media on Wednesday in his first mid-season address. It also comes exactly one year after his hiring was announced.
The news is not good for some Canadiens players. The Montreal Canadiens announced an injury update for several players and Juraj Slafkovsky will miss three months with a lower body injury that will not require surgery.
The Montreal Canadiens finished the 2021-22 season dead last in the NHL standings. As hockey fans would expect, this resulted in them selling off several veteran players leading up to the 2022 trade deadline.
Evans, 26, has registered 11 points (2G, 9A) in 42 games this season. In his last five games, Evans has been one of the biggest point-producers for the Canadiens notching one goal and three assists. He even recorded a multi-assist game in a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Jan. 7. Last season he put up career highs in goals and points; recording 13 goals and 29 points in 72 games.
Welcome to our daily rumours article brought to you by NHL Lines site Betway Montreal Canadiens forward Joel Armia has to be more consistent if he’s to have any trade value TSN: David Pagnotta of the Fourth Period was on TSN 690 says Joel Armia could draw interest from other teams but his contract could be a factor in what the Canadiens get.