NHL: Kovalev talks to go down to the wire; Rangers, Capitals highly interested

Alexei Kovalev met with Canadiens ownership late last week as the team has expressed a strong interest in Kovalev returning. The two sides are currently discussing a two year deal worth $9 million and talks will likely go down to the wire. If Kovalev hits the open market, the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals

NHL: All quiet on Lecavalier; Habs inquire about Marian Gaborik

It is all quiet on the Vincent Lecavalier front. A trade appears unlikely but it is expected that the Canadiens will pick up their pursuit of Lecavalier this evening. Sources also indicate the Montreal Canadiens have inquired about the negotiating rights for Marian Gaborik. A deal appears unlikely because Gaborik has made it known he

The Latest buzz from the NHL GM meetings in Pittsburgh

Rumor Mill Heating Up NHL GM’s have convened in Pittsburgh for the annual GM meetings, trade winds and free agent talk is starting to heat up. Here’s the latest. Atlanta Thrashers GM Don Waddell has his most important off-season ahead for him as his star forward Ilya Kovalchuk is entering the final year of his

Malkin wins 1st NHL scoring title; Penguins win regular season finale

Pittsburgh 3 – Montreal 1 Saturday night was a night of celebration for the Penguins as the team won their season finale 3-1 against the Montreal Canadiens and remain in the hunt for the #4 seed in the Eastern Conference. Max Talbot and Kris Letang added shorthanded goals and Marc Andre Fleury made 29 saves

Habs Tanguay out for tonight’s game

Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Tanguay will miss tonight’s game against the Penguins. Defenseman Andrei Markov will also be sidelined. Enforcer Georges Laraque will return to the lineup after being a surprise scratch against the Bruins on Thursday who are the most physical team in the NHL. Canadiens Lineup

Friday’s Practice Report; Bylsma impressed with Boucher’s performance

The Penguins went through a 50 minute workout this morning that began around 11:00 a.m. Forward Miroslav Satan did not practice but was at Mellon Arena talking to teammates and team personnel. Satan has cleared re-entry waivers and is currently on the trip to Montreal with the Penguins Max Talbot and Hal Gill were both

Hurricanes rout Islanders, Rangers get key win

Playoff positioning heating up The Carolina Hurricanes (97 pts) won their 9th straight game, routing the NHL-worst New York Islanders 9-0 Tuesday night. The Hurricanes kept pace with the Philadelphia Flyers for the #4 spot in the Eastern Conference The Flyers currently hold the tiebreaker because they have three games remaining while the Hurricanes only

Playoff races heating up

(4) Philadelphia (37-22-10, 84 pts) Games remaining: 13 (6 Home, 7 Away) Latest Buzz: Flyers have three games in hand on the #5 Pittsburgh Penguins (38-26-8, 84 pts). The Flyers are 1-4 against the Penguins this season. The two rivals meet on Sunday. (5) Pittsburgh (38-26-8, 84 pts) Games remaining: 10 (6 Home, 4 Away)

Canadiens fire coach Guy Carbonneau

The Montreal Canadiens have fired coach Guy Carbonneau and replaced him with general manager Bob Gainey. Montreal (35-24-7) went into a free fall in late January and February, losing 10 of 13. The Canadiens, 5-4-1 in their previous 10 games, won 3-1 at Dallas on Sunday in their last game with Carbonneau as coach. Source: