Ducks Sign Saku Koivu

After playing his first 13 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, Saku Koivu is on his way to the Anaheim Ducks. Koivu, a two-time All-Star, had to make a choice when he discovered that the Habs weren’t going to be offering him a new contract this season. He signed with the Ducks, taking a pay cutContinue reading “Ducks Sign Saku Koivu”

The Busy, Busy Habs

The Montreal Canadiens might have been one of the busiest teams thus far in the free agency signing period, jumping feet-first into the market to secure players to fit new head coach Jacques Martin’s system. The Habs seem to have gotten smaller up front, with the ever-elusive Vincent Lecavalier still not in the fold butContinue reading “The Busy, Busy Habs”

Canadiens Sold to Molson Family

Montreal Canadiens owner George Gillett has reached an agreement in principle to sell the Habs franchise and the Bell Centre to the Molson family. The team announced the agreement Saturday. The agreement will be addressed by the board of governors in a Wednesday meeting in Montreal, but approval of the sale is not likely asContinue reading “Canadiens Sold to Molson Family”

Habs Hire Martin

The Montreal Canadiens appear to be moving away from their rookie coach experiment and have subbed in some experience for a change with the hiring of veteran Jacques Martin. Gainey apparently felt that the time for relying on new blood has come to an end, ending a string of five rookie head coaches in theContinue reading “Habs Hire Martin”