The Canadian’s 111th season

The Canadian’s 111th season

The Canadiens have started training camp for their 111th season, which kicks off Wednesday, January 13 in Toronto. During this first day, the newcomers distinguished themselves. I’ll be honest with you, I was like a kid looking at his hockey player cards, but that was reality and not fiction.

The Canadian’s 111th season

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Claude Julien, the head coach of the Canadiens, had 42 players at his disposal, 6 goalies, 24 forwards and 12 defenders.

The Canadian’s 111th season

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Defenseman Ben Chiarot, seen in the photo, was paired with Shea Weber.

The Canadian’s 111th season

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Young defender Alexander Romanov was well received by teammate Brendan Gallagher.

The Canadian’s 111th season

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Jeff Petry practiced his powerful shot from the blue line.

The Canadian’s 111th season

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The young Alexander Romanov impressed me, because he has the assets to shine with the Canadian.

The Canadian’s 111th season

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Jonathan Drouin will be well supported by the strong Josh Anderson.

The Canadian’s 111th season

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Among the six goalkeepers was the young prospect Cayden Primeau, who did well in the face of shots from his teammates.

The Canadian’s 111th season

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New defenseman Joel Edmundson, who was acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes, is a tall, strong fellow.

The Canadian’s 111th season

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Two of the Canadiens’ top leaders, Carey Price and Shea Weber, chatted for a while during practice.

The Canadian’s 111th season

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Carey Price is in the company of the new auxiliary, Jake Allen who played with the Montreal Junior and the Drummondville Voltigeurs.

The Canadian’s 111th season

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Forward Tyler Toffoli has shown us his scoring skills more than once.

The Canadian’s 111th season

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Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Joel Armia were on the same line with Tyler Toffoli.

The Canadian’s 111th season

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Nick Suzuki, who was very successful last season, is with Artturi Lehkonen.

The Canadian’s 111th season

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Despite the fact that he did not sign a contract extension, Phillip Danault did not lack intensity.

The Canadian’s 111th season

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Newcomer Michael Frolik, seen in the photo, was used as a reservist, as were Ryan Poehling and Jordan Weal.

The Canadian’s 111th season

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Carey Price made a spectacular save against Ryan Poehling.

The Canadian’s 111th season

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Paul Byron’s speed and enthusiasm did not go unnoticed.

The Canadian’s 111th season

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The Canadiens’ general manager, Marc Bergevin, attended the first training session of the team he built.

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