February, 2011

Press release: Habs acquire Drew MacIntyre

Press release: Habs acquire Drew MacIntyre

Monday, 28.02.2011 / 3:30 PM / News Montreal Canadiens PRESS RELEASE MONTREAL — Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier announced today that the team acquired goaltender Drew MacIntyre from the Atlanta Thrashers, in return for Brett Festerling. MacIntyre is scheduled … Continue reading

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What Dreams May Come, at Any Age

What Dreams May Come, at Any Age

When we were introduced to the sport of hockey in the province of Quebec, we all dreamt of one day skating onto the ice at the Forum/Bell Centre and living out a dream. This past Saturday, for 40 kids from the Hudson, Rigaud, and Saint-Lazare area, that dream came true. Continue reading

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NHL Trade Deadline – The Silence of the Goat

NHL Trade Deadline – The Silence of the Goat

With the NHL trade deadline less than one day away, you would think that a category-5 hurricane has struck the heart of Montreal as trade rumors are swirling around the city at an alarming rate. Continue reading

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Bulldogs Squash Phantoms 4-1 at the Bell Centre

Bulldogs Squash Phantoms 4-1 at the Bell Centre

by EP31, AllHabs.net MONTREAL, QC. — Being a Bulldogs fan in Montreal is tough. The major reason being that Hamilton is 6+ hours away so it’s next to impossible to just go to see the team on a whim. Thankfully … Continue reading

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All Habs News: Anthem Silliness, Brent and Kelly Sopel

All Habs News: Anthem Silliness, Brent and Kelly Sopel

All Habs News — February 24, 2011 The Montreal Canadiens have waded into a truly ridiculous debate about the anthem at the Heritage Classic in Calgary.  The team made a formal complaint to the NHL following a childish article written … Continue reading

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Habs Acquire Brent Sopel, Nigel Dawes from Thrashers

Habs Acquire Brent Sopel, Nigel Dawes from Thrashers

Thursday, 24.02.2011 / 2:06 PM / News PRESS RELEASE MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier announced today that the team acquired defenseman Brent Sopel and forward Nigel Dawes from the Atlanta Thrashers, in return for forward Ben Maxwell … Continue reading

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Montreal, Mon Coeur — My Heart

Montreal, Mon Coeur — My Heart

I was sitting on the subway, taking my then-daily ride into work in midtown Manhattan and listening to the delightful sounds of Rick Moffat and Murray Wilson on podcast, when Rick Moffat plugged Dunn’s Famous Smoked Meat. I thought to myself, “man, how nice would that be right now?” In fact, at the time, I think I tweeted about it, but Twitter was still in its infancy (mid 2008) and there weren’t enough people around to even care. The podcast made me extremely wistful of Montreal and the four years I lived there; these podcasts connected me to the city in a way that only served to amplify the nostalgia. Continue reading

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Video: Carey Price Perfects his Shot

Video: Carey Price Perfects his Shot

BROSSARD, QC. — Following a 3-2 home loss to Buffalo Sabres, the Montreal Canadiens held an optional practise on Wednesday February 16, 2011 prior to leaving for their 3-game Western road trip. Goaltending coach Pierre Groulx directed Lars Eller, Tomas … Continue reading

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Who Really Won the “Battle of Quebec”?

Who Really Won the “Battle of Quebec”?

The year was 1995. That summer, the Quebec Nordiques, provincial rival of our beloved Montreal Canadiens were moved to Denver, and renamed the Colorado Avalanche. As Habs fans, we rejoiced. No more Nords. No more stiffs from Quebec City coming to Montreal, trying to convince us that their team was better. No more fleur-de-lis. According to everyone, the infamous “Battle of Quebec” was won. Or was it? Continue reading

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Hockey Night in Canada Renews Don Cherry

Hockey Night in Canada Renews Don Cherry

CBC ANNOUNCES RENEWAL OF DON CHERRY ON HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA CBC press release Toronto, February 19, 2011—CBC today announced that hockey’s best-known personality has renewed his contract with Hockey Night in Canada through the 2011-2012 National Hockey League season. … Continue reading

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