16-12-2004 Jim Cooney agrees on a contract.
Jim Cooney has signed a one year deal with the Quebec Citadelles. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

14-12-2004 Tomas Fleischmann injured.
Tomas Fleischmann of Quebec Citadelles suffered groin injury during tonights minorleague game against the Manitoba Moose. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Sometimes you just have bad luck and get knocked around, he said from the locker room after being helped off the ice.

12-12-2004 Ray Ferraro speaks up.
Ray Ferraro is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 10 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

11-12-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Rick MacLeish is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Richard Park has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Scott Young has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Richard Zednik has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Michael Ryder has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Stephane Veilleux has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Ryan Whitney has played 27 games without a goal. Corey Crawford hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-12-2004 Ray Ferraro speaks up.
Ray Ferraro is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 10 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

8-12-2004 Team captain meets with Richard Zednik
Team captain Ray Ferraro called a short meeting with Richard Zednik after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Richard Zednik as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

4-12-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Nieuwendyk is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Saku Koivu is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Tomas Plekanec is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Rick MacLeish is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Richard Park has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Andrei Markov has played 26 games without a goal. Mike Ricci has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Scott Young has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Richard Zednik has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Mike Ribeiro has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Michael Ryder has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Stephane Veilleux has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Ryan Whitney has played 24 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



2-12-2004 Ilya Kovalchuk reaches a milestone !
Ilya Kovalchuk scored the 100th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers on a feed by Joe Nieuwendyk. I'm just happy to be playing the game, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter.

A native of Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 274 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 76 assists along with 59 penalty minutes. The 21 year old right wing has played 24 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 14+14=28 with 16 PIM.


28-11-2004 Ryan Whitney reaches career high !
Ryan Whitney marked a new career high in points with 11 after assisting in tonights game against Buffalo Sabres on a goal by Rick MacLeish. All of them are special, but I'm going to remember this one the most, the player said in an interview..

A native of Canada, Ryan Whitney was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 58 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 18 assists along with 10 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman has played 23 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 1+10=11 with 6 PIM.


27-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Saku Koivu is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Andrei Markov is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Tomas Plekanec is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Rick MacLeish is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Andrew Brunette has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Chad Kilger has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Richard Park has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Filip Kuba has played 14 games without a goal. Jyrki Lumme has played 10 games without a goal. Scott Young has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Richard Zednik is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Mathieu Garon hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Michael Ryder has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Stephane Veilleux is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Ryan Whitney has played 21 games without a goal. Corey Crawford has been chilly and allowed 18 goals in 4 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-11-2004 Stephane Veilleux speaks up.
Stephane Veilleux is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

23-11-2004 Stephane Veilleux reaches career high !
Stephane Veilleux marked a new career high in goals with 6 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Edmonton Oilers on a feed by Andrei Markov. This is an unbeliveable feeling, i don't know what else to say, he said as his teammates crowded around him.

A native of Canada, Stephane Veilleux was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 4th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 148 NHL games during his career, notching 15 goals and adding 15 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 20 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 6+3=9 with 4 PIM.


20-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Nieuwendyk is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Saku Koivu is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Mike Ribeiro is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Andrew Brunette has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Chad Kilger has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Filip Kuba has played 10 games without a goal. Andrei Markov has played 19 games without a goal. Mike Ricci has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Scott Young has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Richard Zednik is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Mathieu Garon hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Michael Ryder has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Stephane Veilleux has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Tomas Plekanec has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Ryan Whitney has played 17 games without a goal. Rick MacLeish has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Corey Crawford has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



13-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Saku Koivu is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Mike Ribeiro is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Andrew Brunette has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Ray Ferraro has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Chad Kilger has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Richard Park has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Andrei Markov has played 17 games without a goal. Mike Ricci has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Mathieu Garon hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Michael Ryder has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ryan Whitney has played 15 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



9-11-2004 Jyrki Lumme reaches a milestone !
Jyrki Lumme notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Boston Bruins on a goal by Mike Ribeiro. Hey, I'm just happy it went in the net. Wins are more important than assist records for us right now, he said at the post-game press conference..

A native of Finland, Jyrki Lumme was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 3rd round of the 1986 entry draft. He has appeared in 1106 NHL games during his career, notching 118 goals and adding 400 assists along with 569 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 10 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 2+7=9 with 0 PIM.


8-11-2004 Ilkka Mikkola resumes full training.
Quebec Citadelles defenseman Ilkka Mikkola has resumed full training after his injury.

6-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Nieuwendyk is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Saku Koivu is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking red hot with a 11 game point streak. Tomas Plekanec is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Ryan Whitney is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Rick MacLeish is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Andrew Brunette has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Ray Ferraro has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Chad Kilger has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Andrei Markov has played 14 games without a goal. Richard Zednik has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Mathieu Garon hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Michael Ryder has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



6-11-2004 Josh Green agrees on a contract.
Josh Green has signed a $1 050 000 per year, 4 year deal with the Montreal Canadiens. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Josh Green was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2nd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 124 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 22 assists along with 51 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 14 games with the Quebec Citadelles this season, totalling 6+3=9 with 10 PIM.


6-11-2004 Mike Komisarek agrees on a contract.
Mike Komisarek has signed a $525 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Montreal Canadiens. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of USA, Mike Komisarek was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 22 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 14 games with the Quebec Citadelles this season, totalling 5+6=11 with 19 PIM.


5-11-2004 Ryan Bonni agrees on a contract.
Ryan Bonni has signed a $600 000 per year, 3 year deal with the Montreal Canadiens. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Ryan Bonni was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 3 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 13 games with the Quebec Citadelles this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 12 PIM.


4-11-2004 Matt O'Hara agrees on a contract.
Matt O'Hara has signed a $1 500 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Montreal Canadiens. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Matt O'Hara was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 5th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 19 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 1 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 13 games with the Quebec Citadelles this season, totalling 15+13=28 with 22 PIM.


3-11-2004 Ilkka Mikkola resumes light training.
Quebec Citadelles defenseman Ilkka Mikkola has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

31-10-2004 Team captain clashes with Richard Zednik
Team captain Ray Ferraro finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the less than stellar play of Richard Zednik. If he wants to play for this team, he should be ready to chip in, said the team captain.

30-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Nieuwendyk is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Richard Zednik is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Rick MacLeish is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Ray Ferraro has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Chad Kilger has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Saku Koivu has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Andrei Markov has played 10 games without a goal. Mike Ricci has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Michael Ryder has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



27-10-2004 Ray Ferraro reaches a milestone !
Ray Ferraro notched the 900th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes on a goal by Filip Kuba. It's a joy to be playing with these guys, they are the best teammates anyone could have, the happy player said in a hockey magazine..

A native of Canada, Ray Ferraro was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 5th round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 1427 NHL games during his career, notching 437 goals and adding 900 assists along with 1226 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 8 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 2 PIM.


23-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ilya Kovalchuk is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Stephane Veilleux is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Rick MacLeish is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Ray Ferraro has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Chad Kilger has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Richard Park has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Saku Koivu has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Richard Zednik is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Michael Ryder has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



20-10-2004 Team captain meets with Richard Park
Team captain Ray Ferraro called a short meeting with Richard Park after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Richard Park as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

16-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Brunette is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Mathieu Garon has been chilly and allowed 5 goals in 1 games. Corey Crawford has been chilly and allowed 6 goals in 1 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



14-10-2004 Francois Bouchard agrees on a contract.
Francois Bouchard has signed a one year deal with the Quebec Citadelles. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

13-10-2004 Montreal Canadiens trade
Montreal Canadiens traded Ron Hainsey and Andrej Sekera to Toronto Maple Leafs for Jyrki Lumme

13-10-2004 Ilkka Mikkola injured.
Ilkka Mikkola of Quebec Citadelles suffered groin injury during tonights minorleague game against the Wilkes-Barre Penguins. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . There's no operation necessary. It's a third-degree separation. We'll know better in a couple of days how bad it really is and go from there, he said as medics fastened him onto the stretcher.

9-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Nieuwendyk is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Corey Crawford has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



2-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-9-2004 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Ed BelfourAAA29Dallas Stars
Dominik Hasek AAA29St. Louis Blues
Patrick RoyA-A-A28Colorado Avalanche
Martin BrodeurA-BA-32New Jersey Devils
Curtis JosephA-A-A-27Toronto Maple Leafs
Tomas VokounA-A-A-28Dallas Stars
Billy SmithA-A-A-20Detroit Red Wings
Patrick LalimeBBB30Ottawa Senators
Marc-Andre FleuryBBB19Pittsburgh Penguins
Jean-Sebastien Giguere84848427Los Angeles Kings
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Duncan KeithBAA-19New York Islanders
Brent BurnsBA-A-19St. Louis Blues
Derek MorrisBBA-26Calgary Flames
Dan BoyleBBA-28Vancouver Canucks
Brian CampbellB-AA-25Buffalo Sabres
Ryan SuterB-A-A-18Edmonton Oilers
Shea WeberB-AA-19Washington Capitals
Brent SeabrookB-AA-19Pittsburgh Penguins
Zdeno CharaBAB27Ottawa Senators
Chris ProngerB-AB29Chicago Blackhawks
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Paul KariyaABA-29St. Louis Blues
Patrik EliasABA-28New Jersey Devils
Brett HullA-B-A-30Boston Bruins
Mark MessierBBB33Detroit Red Wings
Zach PariseBA-B19Phoenix Coyotes
Pavel BureACB33Florida Panthers
Jeff FriesenBB-B28San Jose Sharks
Mike KeaneB-A-B27St. Louis Blues
Ryan SmythB-B-B28Pittsburgh Penguins
Cliff RonningBB-B28Dallas Stars
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Mario LemieuxAA-A28Pittsburgh Penguins
Joe ThorntonA-BA-25Boston Bruins
Steve YzermanA-BA-29Detroit Red Wings
Joe SakicAB-A-35Colorado Avalanche
Gilbert PerreaultA-BA-20St. Louis Blues
Patrice BergeronBAA-18Dallas Stars
Ron FrancisBBA-31San Jose Sharks
Joe NieuwendykA-BA-28Montreal Canadiens
Sergei FedorovBB-A-34Phoenix Coyotes
Eric Staal89838719Los Angeles Kings
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrACA-32Washington Capitals
Luc RobitailleA-B-A-28Detroit Red Wings
Eric DazeA-BA-29Chicago Blackhawks
Ilya KovalchukAB-A-21Montreal Canadiens
Corey PerryA-BA-18Pittsburgh Penguins
Teemu SelanneACB34St. Louis Blues
Milan HejdukA-B-B28Colorado Avalanche
Martin St. LouisA-B-B29Columbus Blue Jackets
Steve SullivanBB-B30St. Louis Blues
Mark RecchiA-B-B29Philadelphia Flyers


29-9-2004 Richard Zednik wants a new contract
Montreal Canadiens left wing Richard Zednik is demanding a new contract. He is frustraded about the fact that his salary is not what he would expect it to be.

29-9-2004 Tobias Enstrom returns to Guelph Storm
Montreal Canadiens's Tobias Enstrom did not sign a contract during the pre-season and has returned to Guelph Storm.

29-9-2004 Blake Wheeler returns to Michigan State
Montreal Canadiens's Blake Wheeler did not sign a contract during the pre-season and has returned to Michigan State.

25-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Andrew Brunette has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Ray Ferraro has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Martin Skoula has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Joe Nieuwendyk has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Chad Kilger has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Saku Koivu has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Richard Zednik has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Mathieu Garon hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mike Ribeiro has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Michael Ryder has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Alexander Perezhogin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Louis Leloup has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Bernard Fortin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



24-9-2004 Team captain meets with Ryan Whitney
Following the team's recent 3-3 tie against Toronto Maple Leafs on 23-9-2004, Montreal Canadiens captain Ray Ferraro and Ryan Whitney were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Ray Ferraro

22-9-2004 Martin Skoula frustrated
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Martin Skoula feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Martin Skoula was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 415 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 92 assists along with 94 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season.


20-9-2004 Josh Green frustrated
Montreal Canadiens left wing Josh Green feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Josh Green was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2nd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 124 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 22 assists along with 51 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season.


18-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Andrew Brunette has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Ray Ferraro has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Chad Kilger has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Richard Zednik has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Mathieu Garon hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mike Ribeiro has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Michael Ryder has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Alexander Perezhogin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Louis Leloup has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Bernard Fortin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tobias Enstrom has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-9-2004 Andrei Markov rejects contract offer.
Andrei Markov rejected the $5 000 000 per year, 5 year offer from Montreal Canadiens

17-9-2004 Montreal Canadiens trade
Montreal Canadiens traded MTL's round 2 pick in 2005 to Colorado Avalanche for Martin Skoula

A native of Czech, Martin Skoula was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 415 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 92 assists along with 94 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season.


17-9-2004 Richard Zednik wants a new contract
Montreal Canadiens left wing Richard Zednik is demanding a new contract. He is frustraded about the fact that his salary is not what he would expect it to be.

11-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ilya Kovalchuk is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Rick MacLeish is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-6-2004 Training camp preview
Montreal Canadiens will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Montreal Canadiens and Quebec Citadelles:
- Andrew Brunette L
- Ray Ferraro C
- Donald Audette R
- Joe Nieuwendyk C
- Grant Marshall L
- Josh Green L
- Chad Kilger L
- Richard Park C
- Filip Kuba D
- Saku Koivu C
- Jose Theodore G
- Arron Asham R
- Andrei Markov D
- Stephane Robidas D
- Andreas Dackell L
- Teppo Numminen D
- Richard Zednik L
- Jan Bulis C
- Karl Dykhuis D
- Francois Beauchemin D
- Eric Chouinard C
- Mathieu Garon G
- Mike Ribeiro C
- Michael Ryder R
- Jason Ward R
- Ryan Bonni D
- Jordan Leopold D
- Marc-Andre Thinel R
- Ilkka Mikkola D
- Ron Hainsey D
- Ilya Kovalchuk R
- Alexander Svitov C
- Mike Komisarek D
- Alexander Perezhogin C
- Kiel McLeod C
- Duncan Milroy R
- Tomas Plekanec L
- Christian Larrivee C
- Tyler Hanchuck D
- Vadim Tarasov G
- Jonas Soling R
- Eric Himelfarb C
- Andrew Archer D
- Olivier Michaud G
- Ryan Whitney D
- Rick MacLeish L
- Tomas Fleischmann L
- Louis Leloup L
- Bernard Fortin C
- Matt O'Hara R
- Corey Crawford G
- Christopher Turgeon L
- Radek Eisenberg R

Players reporting out of shape:
- Saku Koivu C
- Andrei Markov D
- Stephane Robidas D
- Karl Dykhuis D
- Marc-Andre Thinel R
- Ilkka Mikkola D
- Christian Larrivee C
- Eric Himelfarb C
- Ryan Whitney D
- Bernard Fortin C

Players reporting in good shape:
- Arron Asham R
- Andreas Dackell L
- Francois Beauchemin D
- Ilya Kovalchuk R
- Mike Komisarek D
- Duncan Milroy R
- Tomas Plekanec L


30-6-2004 Roland Melanson leaves team
Roland Melansons contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Rejean Houle leaves team
Rejean Houles contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Pierre Dorion leaves team
Pierre Dorions contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Eric Lavigne leaves team
Eric Lavignes contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Geoff Philipon leaves team
Geoff Philipons contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Hugh Gaudette leaves team
Hugh Gaudettes contract has expired and he has left the team.

28-6-2004 Bernard Fortin returns
Montreal Canadiens were delighted to hear that Bernard Fortin has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Alexander Perezhogin returns
Montreal Canadiens were delighted to hear that Alexander Perezhogin has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Ryan Whitney returns
Montreal Canadiens were delighted to hear that Ryan Whitney has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Tomas Fleischmann returns
Montreal Canadiens were delighted to hear that Tomas Fleischmann has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Louis Leloup returns
Montreal Canadiens were delighted to hear that Louis Leloup has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Corey Crawford returns
Montreal Canadiens were delighted to hear that Corey Crawford has returned to the team.

23-6-2004 Teppo Numminen rejects contract offer.
Teppo Numminen rejected the $2 500 000 per year, 1 year offer from Montreal Canadiens

24-6-2004 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2004 Andrew Brunette rejects contract offer.
Andrew Brunette rejected the $2 750 000 per year, 3 year offer from Montreal Canadiens

23-6-2004 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Andrew Brunette (Montreal Canadiens) RFA
-Teppo Numminen (Montreal Canadiens) UFA
-Karl Dykhuis (Quebec Citadelles) RFA, needs qualifying offer


23-6-2004 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Roland Melanson(pro)
-Rejean Houle(pro)
-Pierre Dorion(pro)
-Eric Lavigne(farm)
-Geoff Philipon(farm)
-Hugh Gaudette(farm)


21-6-2004 Ron Hainsey agrees on a contract.
Ron Hainsey has signed a $1 500 000 per year, 3 year deal with the Montreal Canadiens. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of USA, Ron Hainsey was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 216 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 42 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


20-6-2004 Andrew Archer shaping up
Encouraging reports from the media indicate that defenseman Andrew Archer has developed better than projected. He has shown that he can take the pressure and succeed at the highest level of the game.

20-6-2004 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $3 000 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

20-6-2004 Andrew Brunette rejects contract offer.
Andrew Brunette rejected the $2 750 000 per year, 3 year offer from Montreal Canadiens

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