All Habs Headlines: Saturday September 16, 2017

On this day in hockey history1991 – Canada wins the 1991 Canada Cup with a 4-2 win over USA. Steve Larmer scored the winner…1916 – Hockey superstar and Stanley Cup champion One Eyed Frank McGee of the Ottawa Silver Seven died for his country on the Somme battlefield in France. 
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Jeremiah Addison (Photo by TVA Sports)

► Notes from Canadiens Training Camp

Team A

Galchenyuk – Danault – Gallagher
Byron – Mitchell – Shaw
De La Rose – McCarron – Reway
Gregoire – Audette – Froese
Broll – Petti – Veilleux

Alzner – Petry
Schlemko – Juulsen
Jerebek – Redmond



Team B

Pacioretty – Drouin – Hemsky
Hudon- Plekanec – Lehkonen
Martinsen/Ebbing – Holland – Scherbak
Carr – Waked/Eisenschmeid – Terry

Mete- Weber
Streit – Benn
Morrow – Davidson


Addison injured

  • Jeremiah Addison suffered a shoulder injury that was aggravated during the rookie tournament. Addison will have surgery next week that will cause him to miss a few months.

► Preseason Schedule

  • The Canadiens will open the preseason schedule with a game to be held in Quebec City versus rival Boston Bruins on September 18th. It is the first of eight exhibition games.
  • Game times and dates available here.

High Praise for Victor Mete

  • Victor Mete was paired with Shea Weber on Friday. Coach Claude Julien was in experimental mode on Friday looking to evaluate his young players by putting them in positions they may find themselves occupying in the future.
  • Fans should be cautioned reading too much into the defense duos and line trios as Julien said that he “has other options” to test.
  • It does appear that deserving young players will get genuine opportunities to prove their  value.
  • If Mete becomes a top pairing candidate someday, the 100th overall 2016 4th round selection could become a draft steal.


► Ovechkin’s statement on Olympic participation

  • Alex Ovechkin released a statement via the Washington Capitals on the NHL’s decision on participation in the Olympics.
  • Ovechkin wrote, “I am very disappointed that IOC, IIHF and NHL put me and all NHL players in this position when some of the best players in world do not have chance to play in the Olympic Games.”
  • He continued, “There is nothing like Olympic Games. It is still my dream to win an Olympic Gold medal for my country. I hope things will change and all of us will have a chance to go again in 2022.”

Duchene Reports to Training Camp

  • Matt Duchene has reported to the Pepsi Center as the Colorado Avalanche opened their training camp. But the 26-year-old looks none too happy about it.
  • Duchene’s appearance in Denver is counter to rampant speculation that he would skip camp. 
  • Duchene took no questions but delivered a short statement saying, “I’m here to honor my contract, I’m here for the respect of the fans and I’m here for my teammates.”
  • It is believed that general manager Joe Sakic is still actively shopping Duchene in search of a defenseman.
  • Here is Duchene posing for the Avs Pepsi vision ads. As a Coca-Cola man, he seems uncommitted to the Pepsi brand.

Pastrnak signs

  • David Pastrnak ends the speculation and signs a six-year $40 million deal with the Boston Bruins.
  • The annual average value on this contract for the 21-year-old winger is $6.667 million.

Chihuahua Homage

  • The QMJHL Chicoutimi Sagueneens pay homage to Shea Weber‘s race with a horse with a hilarious tongue in cheek race with the fiercest purse sized dog, a Chihuahua

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