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Off the ice... with Milos Raonic

A chat with the Canadian tennis star

by Hugo Fontaine @canadiensMTL / canadiens.com

This interview has been modified from its original, published in the February 2013 edition of CANADIENS magazine (Vol. 27 No.1).

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Canada is renowned for many things, but being a breeding ground for tennis stars has never been one of them. That's all changing with proud Canuck Milos Raonic's recent ascent to the top of the tennis world. Born in Yugoslavia before swinging his first racquet near his family's home in the suburbs of Toronto, Raonic has been making a name for himself on the international scene with his devastating serve and his precision drop shots on the court. We caught up with the 26-year-old ace to learn more about how he emerged from a hockey hotbed to become one of the most promising tennis stars north of the border.

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My Hometown: Michael McCarron

The Michigan native dishes on his hometown

by canadiens.com @canadiensMTL / canadiens.com

While the Habs may call Montreal home during the season, they'll never forget where they came from. Long before Michael McCarron first hit the ice in the NHL, he was taking his first strides toward stardom back home in Macomb, MI. Check out Big Mac's insider guide to the must-sees back in his hometown.

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Time of his life

Before signing with the Canadiens on July 1, Joe Morrow began his offseason with an adventure across Europe

by Matt Cudzinowski @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - On both his Twitter and Instagram accounts, Joe Morrow describes himself as a guy who "flies by the seat of his pants".

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Nowhere near deja vu

Andrew Shaw adjusted to some new surroundings in 2016-17

by Hugo Fontaine, translated by Dan Braverman @canadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Almost 12 months ago to the day, Andrew Shaw's life changed significantly - on many levels.

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The Class of '93

Members of the 1993 Stanley Cup Champion Montreal Canadiens discuss their legendary playoff run

by Hugo Fontaine | translated by Shauna Denis @CanadiensMTL / CANADIENS magazine

For those who lived it, no Habs fan will forget where they were when the Canadiens won the Stanley Cup in June 1993.

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Getting adjusted

Andrew Shaw is feeling right at home in Montreal

by Hugo Fontaine, translated by Matt Cudzinowski @canadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Being dealt from the Blackhawks to the Canadiens over the summer brought about many changes for Andrew Shaw.

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Desharnais and Shaw: BFFs?

David Desharnais and Andrew Shaw have quickly formed a bond in Montreal

by Joanie Godin @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

MONTREAL -- Enduring friendships are a byproduct of playing pro hockey -- sometimes by necessity.

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The Last Word: Tim Raines

Our 2007 interview with Tim Raines

by J.S. Trzcienski @canadiensMTL / canadiens.com

Tim Raines is undeniably one of Montreal's favorite adopted sons. After breaking in with Major League Baseball's Expos in 1979 at the tender age of 19, "Rock" proceeded to thrill fans at Olympic Stadium for over a decade with his incomparable eye at the plate and speed on the basepaths. Though he went on to win a World Series with the Yankees as a player and White Sox as a coach, the seven-time All-Star maintains a special bond with the city where it all began. Leading up to tonight's announcement from the Baseball Hall of Fame, have a look at our magazine interview with Tim Raines from March 2007.

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Behind Enemy Lines: Dan Hamhuis on Shea Weber

The Stars defenseman dishes on his former Nashville teammate.

by Hugo Fontaine @canadiensMTL / canadiens.com

Despite engaging in some heated battles on the ice, opposing NHL players often forge enduring friendships away from the rink. We thought it might be interesting, then, to do some reconnaissance in the visitors' dressing room to get an occasional take on a Canadiens player from a friendly foe on another club. Today: Stars defenseman Dan Hamhuis on his former Nashville teammate, Shea Weber.

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Behind Enemy Lines: Vermette on Desharnais

The Ducks forward dishes on his offseason training buddy.

by Hugo Fontaine @canadiensMTL / canadiens.com

Despite engaging in some heated battles on the ice, opposing NHL players often forge enduring friendships away from the rink. We thought it might be interesting, then, to do some reconnaissance in the visitors' dressing room to get an occasional take on a Canadiens player from a friendly foe on another club. Today: Ducks forward Antoine Vermette on offseason training partner, David Desharnais. 
 

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