P.K. Subban of the Canadiens has won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenceman.
Subban led defencemen with 38 points on 11 goals and 27 assists despite playing in 42-of-48 games because of a contract dispute.
The 24-year-old's presence in the Canadiens' lineup helped them make it back to the playoffs after a one-year absence. His winning the award was not a well-kept secret, as it was reported last week well ahead of Saturday night's awards show.
Teammate Brendan Gallagher was in the running for the Calder as the outstanding rookie, but lost out to Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers.
Alexander Ovechkin won his third Hart Trophy, given to the NHL's most valuable player. Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets won the Vezina Trophy, given to the NHL's top goaltender. And Sidney Crosby won the Ted Lindsay Award, which recognizes the league's most outstanding player as voted by ...
The Bruins and Blackhawks will play game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday.
Both teams were on the ice Friday for practice after a well deserved day off after game 1 went into triple overtime. Chicago won that game 4-3 when Andrew Shaw scored at 12:08 in 3OT.
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews knows he's in a bit of a slump after posting 51 shots in the post season and having only one of them find the back of the net but he isn't worried.
"On the outside watching the easy thing is to notice when you score goals, score points, at the end of the day thats the way you win games by scoring goals but I still feel like there are a lot of good things in my game that could all of a sudden change tomorrow and I can score a ...
Stanley Cup champ Shayne Corson of the 1986 Montreal Canadiens is speaking up for sufferers of ulcerative colitis. The "Old School" throwback-style player who retired after almost 1300 regular season and playoff games in the NHL has that Bad Blood feeling again with the Bruins in the final, though.
Corson speaks out about having coped with his condition throughout his NHL career (he thought: "career-threatening" at one point in his life) and about PK Subban poised to become the first Norris Trophy-winning Hab since his teammate and friend Chris Chelios.
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Hindsight is 20-20 and now Rollie Melanson proves hindsight also has a 5-hole.
"Carey hasn't stopped deteriorating since I left," says "Rollie the Goalie Coach. " He's all over the place now," said Melanson in a report posted Monday. "At some point, there has to be some accountability in the school yard. The position requires a lot of work and Carey hasn't been consistent. He let things slide in practice and it caught up to him during games."
Rollie was an intense survivor of numerous head-coaching changes in Montreal. I respected the fact he would sometimes come to me and question comments I'd made about Carey, or even about some light-hearted banter he'd overheard between the Cowboy Goalie and I.
He did that because he cared about his prized stallion.
But the hockey equivalent of some mud-slinging in the crease does not fit with Melanson's style. Nor was ...
Anthony Mantha would love nothing more than to follow in his grandfather's footsteps. And the Longueuil native took what "could" be the first step today, when he joined 55 other draft prospects at the Canadiens' combine at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.
Mantha's grandfather is Andre Pronovost, who won four Stanley Cups as a member of the Habs from 1957-58 through 1960-61. That moment was not lost on Mantha, a 6-3, 200 pound winger who netted 50 goals and added 39 assists in 67 games with the Val-d'Or Foreurs of the QMJHL this season.
"It's my dream growing up," said Mantha after today's session at Brossard. "It's one step away, maybe, right now. It's a great feeling."
Listen as Mantha tells CJAD's Abe Hefter about the initial conversations he's had with the Canadiens.
The latest rankings by International Scouting Services had Mantha ranked 24th among its top 30 ranked ...