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Pacioretty: A Montrealer through and through

The Habs captain's love for his adoptive city only grew in spite of a trying season

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - It's no secret that there's a certain extra pressure that comes with playing for the Canadiens.

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Galchenyuk: Rounding into form

The 24-year-old worked to improve his two-way game this past season, all the while compiling the second-best points totals of his career

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - It was in the midst of a 15-game goalless drought that Alex Galchenyuk finally felt that he was turning the corner on a difficult season - and a particularly rough patch within it.

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What they said: Geoff Molson and Marc Bergevin

The Canadiens' brass recap their 2017-18 season from Brossard

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

BROSSARD - Owner, President and CEO Geoff Molson and general manager Marc Bergevin met with members of the media at the Bell Sports Complex on Monday afternoon. Here's a look at some of the topics they touched on.

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Instilling a winning culture

Geoff Molson and Marc Bergevin spoke of a sweeping change in culture and attitude on the Canadiens as they met the media to close out the 2017-18 season

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL /

BROSSARD - As Geoff Molson joined Marc Bergevin for the 2017-18 end-of-season press conference at the Bell Sports Complex, the Habs owner was clear in his assessment of the team's season.

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Taking a hard look at themselves

While the Canadiens expressed their disappointment on Monday, they also shared a sense of optimism and a commitment to getting back on track

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

BROSSARD - There's no denying it. The 2017-18 season was disappointing in every sense of the word. 

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Big Cubano, bigger responsibilities

Al Montoya could see an increased workload during his second season in Montreal

by Steven Nechay @CanadiensMTL /

The Big Cubano could have some even bigger responsibilities heading into his second season with the Habs.

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Under the radar

After a season cut short by injury the year before, Jeff Petry marked his return by becoming one of the Habs' most reliable rearguards in 2016-17

by Vincent Régis, translated by Dan Braverman @canadiensmtl /

MONTREAL - Without any pomp or circumstance, Jeff Petry solidified his standing as a pillar on the Canadiens' blue line in 2016-17.

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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 /

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

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Then there was light

Brandon Davidson admits to seeing the worst of things this season, but is looking forward to what's to come

by Joanie Godin, translated by Dan Braverman @canadiensmtl /

MONTREAL - In life, there are times when you lose it. You lose your bearings, your confidence; you don't feel like yourself anymore, and you stop doing all the little things that helped you succeed. That's what Brandon Davidson went through this year. But the good news is that he's seen the light at the end of the tunnel, and he's now more motivated than ever to become an important cog in the Canadiens' machine.

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A rollercoaster season for Alex Galchenyuk

The 23-year-old forward had a season of highs and lows in 2016-17

by Vincent Regis, translated by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Alex Galchenyuk had high hopes for 2016-17 after scoring 30 goals in a career-best season a year prior, and he was ready to do even more.

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