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Montreal's new pro basketball team is making its arrival in the city official, revealing the name fans can cheer on from the stands, along with a strong mascot design, on December 8.

The Tundra, or Toundra, will become the first Canadian team to join The Basketball League (TBL), the largest pro basketball league south of the border. Only players from Montreal and Quebec will join the roster. They'll don shades of blue to hit the court and rep a fiercesome-looking bird.

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Turn that frown Youp-side down. The Montreal Canadiens' mascot Youppi! may have placed among the worst in the NHL — according to a survey with decidedly too few Quebec participants — but at least the furry orange monster still bested the Sens' weak-maned Spartcat and the Flames' (tongue) depressing Harvey the Hound.

A recent survey of 900 hockey fans by NY Bet ranked every fur-covered, derpy-looking NHL mascot. The full line-up made a furry convention look deeply appealing.

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Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price told the media Monday that he currently doesn't anticipate retiring from the team, at least not in the near future, as some fans had feared.

"We'll have to take it step by step," he said at a press conference. "I don't have a plan to retire right at this moment."

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The Montreal Canadiens introduced a brand new jersey that pays homage to the powder blue colours of the Montreal Expos and they might be doing a bit too much with it. In a press release issued on October 20, the Habs unveiled the limited-edition "Reverse Retro" jersey in collaboration with Adidas. While it's available for preorder, it'll set you back a few hundred bucks.

The Reverse Retro jersey, which is part of a league-wide initiative touching on each club's history, ranges from $109.99 for the kid's option all the way to $334.99 for an adult-sized stitched jersey. For those wanting a more affordable option, the standard #22 limited-edition jersey is available for $209.99 and can be pre-ordered on the tricoloresports online store.

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Hockey season is back with its hot dogs, its star players, its excitement and new features! This year, the Montreal Canadiens and Bell are bringing it all in by offering a first-of-its-kind immersive experience to the fans, on top of a wild game.

Échappe-toi, a France-based escape game design company, that offers its experiences in Montreal among other locations, collaborated with the Habs to combine mysteries and game nights. During every home game this season, four fans will be able to take part in The Bell Canadiens Escape, a 30-minute escape room which will take place under the gaze of the 21,000+ fans in attendance.

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed Logan Mailloux, a defenceman with a conviction for a sex-based offense, whose selection in the 2021 draft divided fans (even Trudeau weighed in on the pick). Debate on Twitter was reignited Wednesday following GM Kent Hughes' announcement that the Habs have agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with Mailloux.

"This is a decision that we have thought through carefully. Having Logan around members of our team and hockey operations staff for a good part of the summer allowed us to gain a greater appreciation of Logan Mailloux the person," said the general manager.

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When summer fades away, hockey season is stepping into the rink. Quebecers can once again attend their favourite teams' games and cheer on their favourite players. And who says hockey in Quebec, says the Montreal Canadiens.

In order to celebrate the return of the sport this fall, the Habs are teaming up with their proud and lifelong partner RONA, who shares the same passion for hockey, to get you off to a great start to the season.

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The NHL season is well underway and while the Montreal Canadiens might not be hitting the ice until October 12, they've been preparing for the season start with loads of practices at their training centre in Brossard. Well, the players aren't the only ones getting together. The wives and girlfriends of Canadiens players got together for a fun night out at a rather bumpin' Montreal spot.

Celebrating Shannon Allen's baby shower, wife of Habs goaltender, Jake Allen, the wives and girlfriends gathered at none other than Bazart in Montreal's Griffintown this past Wednesday night.

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P.K. Subban, formerly of the Montreal Canadiens and more recently of the New Jersey Devils, took to social media Tuesday to announce his retirement from the NHL.

"I remember my dreams of playing in the NHL and winning a Stanley Cup, similar to the guys on the Don Cherry Rock'em Sock'em tapes at the end of every volume, with the black eyes, broken bones, and tears of joy. To this day, I still dream about it," Subban wrote in the post.

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TSN 690 Montreal host Matthew Ross has apologized for a Twitter comment about a Toronto Blue Jays player that the radio host admits was "harsh" and "out of bounds."

The initial, since-deleted tweet was in response to a September 13 video posted to the official Blue Jays account showing player Alejandro Kirk run from first base to home plate at the Rogers Centre.

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The Montreal Canadiens and the Royal Bank of Canada announced a multi-year partnership that will have the Habs sporting an RBC logo on their home jerseys, which will be worn at the Bell Centre beginning with the upcoming 2022-23 NHL season.

"We are very proud to partner with such an iconic brand as RBC," said France Margaret Bélanger, President of Sports and Entertainment at Groupe CH. "There are very few organizations that, like ours, have a heritage that dates back more than a century and a tradition of making a difference in people's lives across generations."

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The Montreal Canadiens have named Nick Suzuki the team's 31st captain. He follows Shea Weber, who wrapped up a four-year stint at captain this year.

At 23, Suzuki is the youngest captain in Canadiens history, the team said in a press release.

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