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All the latest Habs news, recent Montreal Canadiens stories, as well as information from around the National Hockey League.

Habs News

  • The Montreal Canadiens only have one year left in which they will have to pay for Karl Azner’s buyout, which took place in 2020, just three years after he signed his deal with the Habs. It’s an important lesson to remember as the Canadiens attempt to go through a rebuild in earnest. Kent Hughes will have to avoid falling in love with middling players and offering them rich contracts for their past achievements in the NHL. [Alzner Buyout Important Reminder For Canadiens Management]
  • Former Habs forward Alex Galchenyuk has been arrested in Arizona due to a hit-and-run situation that eventually led to the player uttering horrible threats toward the arresting officer. [Alex Galchenyuk threatened to kill police officers after hit-and-run arrest, per report ]

National Hockey Now Network

  • Former Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy and the Stanley Cup were in Milton, MA, then on to Cape Cod Thursday for Cassidy’s day with the cherished trophy. [Boston Bruins]
  • Tristan Jarry has been the Pittsburgh Penguins’ No. 1 goaltender for the past few years, but he entered this offseason facing a couple of major — and potentially career-altering — questions. [Pittsburgh Penguins]
  • Red Wings newcomers could’ve chosen virtually any NHL team and their choice was the Detroit Red Wings. Why? [Detroit Red Wings]
  • Take a look at six potential bargains to be found among the players still available in free agency. [Colorado Avalanche]
  • The Philadelphia Flyers were without a captain last season and still don’t have one. Last season, coach John Tortorella said he would not name a captain this season. [Philadelphia Flyers]
  • General manager Kelly McCrimmon has a strong core in place through the 2026-27 season to compete for more Stanley Cups. [Vegas Golden Knights]