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Grew up in Halifax and Ottawa, I am a guy who will tell it as it is, and not hold back. Freshman journalism student at Concordia University in Montreal.

A preview of the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens

A preview of the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens

Ahh, August is here and the countdown to hockey season begins. With pre-season hockey on the horizon, the time has come for some preliminary line predictions/opinions from yours truly. The following will be sorted into three groups, forwards, defence and goalies. So sit down, get comfortable, and pour yourself a drink. This one is gonna […]

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Montreal Canadiens: Let’s Talk About Loyalty

Montreal Canadiens: Let’s Talk About Loyalty

  On July 2nd, 2017, Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin said in regards to Alex Radulov’s contract negotiations, “If you want loyalty, buy a dog”. In essence, Bergevin is correct. Hockey players are human, and they will ask for what they deserve, as well as what the free agent market determines they are worth. The Radulov […]

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Game One: Habs Played Unacceptable Hockey

Game One: Habs Played Unacceptable Hockey

So, after that pitiful performance in Game 1 on Wednesday night, I’ve got a few things to say. The first period was pretty much your typical Montreal Canadiens hockey. They dominate the period, outshoot the Rangers 15-5, yet go into the second period down a goal. Overall, not the worst thing in the world, just […]

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Who Can the Canadiens Target on Deadline Day?

Who Can the Canadiens Target on Deadline Day?

The trade deadline buzz is once again upon us, and the Canadiens are no doubt going in as buyers, but the question is, who should they target? Trade rumours are called rumours for a reason, but there are two very good players that do have somewhat credible links to the bleu, blanc, et rouge. There are […]

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Why is Desharnais Disliked by Fans?

Why is Desharnais Disliked by Fans?

Last Tuesday night against Pittsburgh, David Desharnais had himself a great game. He scored twice, and received a star selection, while playing the majority of the game on the third line. A spot where he has had success in the past, and a spot where he should stay. Before I continue, I want to clarify, if […]

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George Parros: New Era of Safety in the NHL

George Parros: New Era of Safety in the NHL

To say the National Hockey League’s department of player safety has been a controversial issue over the past few years or so would be an extreme understatement. There were unconfirmed issues of favouritism towards certain teams, scaling back punishments when a player was wearing the logo of a particular team. Canadiens fans who watched closely during the 2010-2011 […]

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The Canadiens Have Trust Issues

The Canadiens Have Trust Issues

The air is different these days in the greatest hockey city on earth, it feels like something was ripped away from the city, or a rug had been pulled from beneath them. It seems passion for the game has dissipated, from Ste-Catherine Street, all the way to Laval. Being in the city just doesn’t feel […]

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An Open Letter to Marc Bergevin; Time is Up

An Open Letter to Marc Bergevin; Time is Up

Congratulations Marc Bergevin and co! You have finally managed to do it. You have killed my love for the Canadiens. Believe me, that was not an easy thing to do. Yet, somehow, your moronic, cheapskate, and other adjectives that my mother would not approve of, way of operating the team has destroyed any hope I have ever had […]

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The Politics of the Montreal Canadiens

The Politics of the Montreal Canadiens

As more and more is discussed about the dismissal of current Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien, my thoughts go toward who would succeed his tenure. These thoughts are not happy ones, as all that comes to mind is the French language aspect of the Canadiens, and the question of why the Habs need a French-speaking […]

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Come on Canadiens, Enough is Enough

Come on Canadiens, Enough is Enough

I can’t believe I’m finally saying it, but the Canadiens have driven me to my breaking point. For years I have put up with the bullshit of the Canadiens, be it the mandatory French coaching controversy of the nightmare 2011-2012 season, the Pierre Gauthier era, where he nearly destroyed the franchise, Geoff Molson’s reluctance to involve […]

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Is Victor Mete the Reason Mikhail Sergachev Was Traded?

After trading Subban last year, not re-signing Markov, losing Emelin to Vegas (now in Nashville) and trading Beaulieu to Buffalo, it is crazy to think that Montreal would trade a future top defenseman for a French superstar and not have a backup plan on defense. Marc Bergevin has been known for making questionable trades over […]

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