The number 11 right-winger has been historically private about his love life with his last "media courtship" dating back to 2017 when he was spotted with Montreal's Vanessa Grimaldi, a former The Bachelor contestant, which could be why the photo sparked thousands of "likes," hundreds of comments and a whole lot of buzz.
In the photo, the pair pose side-by-side in front of a lit-up tree. It's captioned, "She'd rather be in Florida." While nothing about this blatantly reveals that the mystery blonde is Gallagher's new boo, the comments certainly hint at it.
Several other hockey players were quick to comment like Nick Suzuki, Max Domi and Jake Evans with Evans commenting, "You guys should come visit." Julie Petry, the wife of Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry, wrote "Aww" with a smiley face.
But it's a comment from the woman herself, identified on Instagram as Emma Fortin, that shows that — regardless of their relationship status — there's a lot of affection between the pair. It says, "lav uuu" with two heart emojis.
According to information available on social media, Emma Fortin aka Emmanuelle Fortin is a PhD candidate studying management and strategy at HEC Montréal. She is buddies with Anndya from L'ile de l'amour, according to her Instagram highlights.
Fortin also shared the same photo as Gallagher as an Instagram story on Thursday, making sure to add four heart emojis.
Our team sent the potential couple a request for comment. We will update the article when we get a response.
With the Omicron variant running amok in our province, hockey's governing body in the province, Hockey Québec, has made the difficult decision to cancel all hockey games in Quebec — professional and amateur — until January 9.
According to a press release, "The members of Hockey Québec's board of directors have decided to temporarily suspend league games as of today, until January 9, 2022, inclusive. Practices will still be allowed."
"Hockey Québec wishes, with this decision, to participate in the collective effort to curb the spread of the virus, while allowing our youth to stay active."
Hockey Qu\u00e9bec suspend temporairement les matchs jusqu\u2019au 9 janvier 2022 inclusivement. Les entra\u00eenements demeurent permis. \n\nNous souhaitons ainsi participer \u00e0 l\u2019effort collectif pour freiner la propagation du virus, tout en gardant nos jeunes actifs.https://bit.ly/3mjH7ZJ
— Hockey Qu\u00e9bec (@Hockey Qu\u00e9bec)
Not even our beloved Montreal Canadiens could escape Omicron and its consequences. Three players — Mike Hoffman, Artturi Lehkonen and Laurent Dauphin — are under the NHL's COVID-19 protocol after showing symptoms.
The team announced over the weekend that all its activities, including team training and all games, have been cancelled or postponed through December 26.
The NHL had already made the decision on December 20 to postpone all cross-border games until the health situation gets under control, as well as to postpone all games and activities for the next five days.
The league and its players have been ravaged by COVID-19 since the Omicron variant was first detected. Like the outside world, the NHL updated its health regulations to meet the challenge and help mitigate the spread of the variant.
Some games in the United States, however, will carry on as scheduled since health regulations in some states aren't as expansive as Canada's.
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The Montreal Canadiens have been dealt another blow. The team has announced that Saturday's game against the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre is postponed until further notice.
"Tomorrow's game in Montreal between the Canadiens and Boston Bruins has been postponed. A make-up date for the game has yet to be established," a press release on the Habs' official website reads.
Saturday\u2019s game between the Canadiens and the Bruins has been postponed.https://www.nhl.com/canadiens/news/update-regarding-bruins-canadiens-game/c-329094762?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=CHCcontent&utm_content=EN-1217-BOSMTL-Announcement\u00a0\u2026
It's déja vu. The Montreal Canadiens announced that following a public health request, they will have no fans in the Bell Centre for their Thursday, December 16 game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
"Faced with the spiralling rise of COVID-19 cases in the region, late this afternoon the Montreal Canadiens organization received a request from Quebec public health officials to host tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers in a closed setting with no fans in attendance at the Bell Centre," the team said in a press release.
The announcement was made only two hours before the game against the Flyers was scheduled to begin. The team says it will directly contact fans with tickets.
"We have accepted this request in order to help ensure the safety and security of our fans and fellow citizens throughout our community," the team's statement continued. "An update on the status of Saturday's scheduled game against the Boston Bruins will be provided tomorrow."
The team confirmed that it'll be able to host fans in a "partial capacity scenario" in January after obtaining assurance from provincial health officials.
More details will be released in the coming days.
"In the interim, we would continue to encourage everyone to get vaccinated, get their booster shots when possible, and be responsible with their social and family gatherings throughout the holidays," the team added.
"We hope that with rigour and a collective effort from all of us, we will be able to come together in a near future in 2022."
Hockey nicknames are ubiquitous in the NHL. Pretty much everyone has one. But let's face it, most of them are just names like "Gally" — stale, unoriginal and based on the guy's last name. But sometimes, a hockey nickname comes around that's so genius and so telling of the man behind it that you just have to stand up and applaud.
Cole Caufield's nickname exists in this pantheon of genius hockey names. Apparently, the diminutive forward was dubbed "The Cock" by the one and only Shea Weber.
In a snippet of an interview on the program Spittin' Chiclets posted to TikTok, Caufield is asked by host Paul Bissonnette what "the boys" on the team call him.
Flashing a sheepish grin, Caufield hesitated to reveal the name as Bissonnette wondered out loud if he "can't say it on camera."
"Uh, yeah...I mean," began Caufield, giggling as one with his nickname would giggle. "Weber came up with it...it's The Cock."
"Why is that?" asked Bissonnette, glancing at the camera, seemingly knowing full-well why Caufield's nickname is "The Cock."
One of the show's hosts remarked "what kind of nickname is The Cock" as everyone was laughing. Caufield, for his part, said that he is "not mad about it." I mean, why would he be?
Looking at Caufield's 5-foot-7 stature, one wouldn't think that "The Cock" could possibly be an appropriate nickname. But the implication seems to be... how shall we put this... that what he lacks in height he apparently makes up for in other places.