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March-April 2015

March-April 2015

- Max Pacioretty
- Sergei Gonchar
- Evgeni Malkin
- Brandon Prust
- Chuck Hughes
- Rick Nash
- Dale Weise
- Rory MacDonald


Leading Men

The Canadiens put out a leadership casting call this fall. Max Pacioretty has been nailing his audition ever since. 


Father Russia

Habs newcomer Sergei Gonchar arrived in Montreal with a well-stocked resume that speaks volumes in any language,


Winning with Style

When you win as often as the Canadiens have in 2014-15, you need something special to help celebrate the occasion.


Tattoos and Tailgates with Chuck Hughes

It makes sense that if you’re going to ask a celebrity chef to prepare dishes to enjoy while watching a Canadiens game, you connect with a guy whose initials are “C.H.”. Watch Chuck Hughes on TV and it’s obvious the Montreal native knows his way around a kitchen; not only can he chop, sauté and braise with the best of them, but he can also hold his own on the ice. When he’s not busy running two of Montreal’s hottest eateries, Garde Manger andLe Bremner, there’s a good chance Hughes can be found at the Bell Centre taking in a Habs game. An expert in all things culinary and Canadiens, it was only natural to have the inked-up gourmand create some customized specials that any Habs fan with access to an oven could whip up and share, tailgate-style while watching the Habs run up the score. 


On the Rise: Artturi Lehkonen

The recent retirements of Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu left a void in the NHL’s Finnish delegation. Artturi Lehkonen is looking to change that as soon as possible.

Like a Boss

Having grown up at the Forum alongside some of the greatest players to ever don the bleu-blanc-rouge while enjoying a front row seat for some of the most exciting moments in Canadiens history, Geoff Molson understands what it’s like to be a die-hard Habs fan. Whether he’s in his office at the Bell Centre or in his usual seats behind the bench, the Canadiens owner and president lives and breathes hockey, 365 days a year. With a lifetime of stories at his disposal, we thought the big boss would be the perfect person to share some of his favorite memories about his childhood team. No question is too big or too small for the man at the top!

Got a question for Geoff? With luck, the man himself just might answer it. Send your question today to letters@canadiens.com and it could end up featured in an upcoming issue.


The Last Word: Rory MacDonald

Viewed by many as a potential successor to Georges St-Pierre as UFC welterweight champion, title contender Rory MacDonald may soon be in a position to claim the title formerly held and made famous by his mentor and training partner. The native of Quesnel, BC, moved to Montreal four years ago to work with GSP and coach Firas Zahabi at Tristar gym; under their tutelage he has gone 8-1 in his last nine fights dating to April 2011. Back riding a three-fight win streak, we caught up with the 25-year-old to learn a bit more about the man who may be future king at 170.

* Read the full interview HERE


On the fly

Quick hits, insider chatter, and other random facts including:

-  Tomas Plekanec: Flight Club
-  Behind Enemy Lines: Rick Nash on Manny Malhotra
-  My man: Josee Tremblay on Michel Therrien
-  Habs Ink - Nathan Beaulieu


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Back issues

  • Special Edition - Jean Beliveau

    Special Edition - Jean Beliveau

  • CANADIENS Yearbook 2014-15

    CANADIENS Yearbook 2014-15

    The CANADIENS Yearbook is a special edition 120-page publication featuring an in-depth look at the players who make up the 2014-15 Montreal Canadiens. Inside this annual collectors issue are exclusive profiles on each player emphasizing their personalities, interests and statistical histories.


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