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Red Fisher, legendary Canadiens sportswriter, dead at age 91

Legendary hockey writer Red Fisher has died. The Montreal Gazette, where he worked the last 33 years of his career, reported on Friday that Fisher had died at age 91. The Montreal native covered the Canadiens through their glory years starting in 1955 until he retired at age 85 in 2012. His first hockey assignment […]

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Canadiens move Drouin to wing, giving De La Rose chance to shine

Jacob De La Rose, who has only five goals in 89 career NHL games, is getting a chance to show what he can do with the Montreal Canadiens. Amid mounting injuries, the Swedish centre skated on a top scoring line with Jonathan Drouin and Alex Galchenyuk in practice Tuesday. De La Rose is expected to […]

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Canadiens deal backup goalie Al Montoya to Oilers

The Montreal Canadiens have sent goaltender Al Montoya to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2018. Montreal announced the deal Thursday night shortly after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in a shootout. The 32-year-old Montoya, who hasn’t played since suffering a concussion on Nov. 4 in Winnipeg, dressed in […]

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Canadiens hold on to win after Flames mount late comeback bid

Byron Froese scored his first goal in 22 months and also added an assist as the Montreal Canadiens hung on for a 3-2 win on Friday night against the Calgary Flames. Froese opened the scoring 10:45 into the first period when he deflected Jordie Benn’s point shot past Mike Smith for his first goal since […]