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Canadiens make controversial 1st-round pick in Logan Mailloux, who asked teams not to draft him

Friday, July 23rd, 2021
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General manager Marc Bergevin is defending the Montreal Canadiens' controversial selection in Friday's NHL entry draft. The Habs took Logan Mailloux with the No. 31 pick just days after the defenceman posted a statement on Twitter asking teams not to choose him in this year's draft.

Habs’ Price says ‘better job’ needed in teaching Canadians about residential schools

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, from Anahim Lake, B.C., who has previously spoken about his grandmother being a residential school survivor, says more needs to be done to make more people aware of the history of residential schools.

Panthers coach Joel Quenneville offers to participate in Chicago’s allegations review

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Florida Panthers coach Joel Quenneville has offered to participate in Chicago's review of allegations by a former player who says he was sexually assaulted by a then-assistant coach in 2010.

Prosecutor to review death of NHL goalie Matiss Kivlenieks in fireworks accident

Monday, July 12th, 2021

Police in Michigan have turned over their investigation into the fireworks death of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks to a prosecutor for review.

Facing elimination, Canadiens are desperate to rediscover winning formula in Cup final

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021

The Montreal Canadiens are thinking about how they can get back to a style of play that solidified midway through the first round against the heavily favoured Toronto Maple Leafs and propelled them on this improbable playoff journey.

Bettman casts doubt on NHL players going to Beijing Olympics

Monday, June 28th, 2021

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said time is running out to reach a deal to send players to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, casting doubt on the league's return to that event after skipping it in 2018.

Habs netminder Carey Price a standout even at 14, says his junior GM

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

When Bob Tory saw a 14-year-old Carey Price tend goal in Williams Lake, B.C., he plotted a strategy of deception.

Ex-Chicago NHL player sues team, alleges sexual assault by former assistant

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

An unidentified former Chicago player says in a lawsuit against the team that a then-assistant coach sexually assaulted him during the team's 2010 Stanley Cup playoff run, and that the team did nothing after he informed a now-retired employee.

René Robert of Sabres’ famed ‘French Connection’ dead at 72

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021
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Rene Robert, a member of the Buffalo Sabres' famed "French Connection Line," died Tuesday at a Florida hospital less than a week after suffering a heart attack. He was 72.

Panthers’ Aleksander Barkov snags Selke Trophy as NHL’s best defensive forward

Friday, June 18th, 2021

Florida Panthers centre Aleksander Barkov has won the Selke Trophy as the NHL's best defensive forward for the first time in his eight-year career.