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My favourite hockey related past-time is over reacting to every single move the Canadiens make. I split time between Ottawa and Montreal, while being enrolled in Journalism at Concordia University Follow me on twitter @BenFraserAATH

What to do with the “Finnish Line”

What to do with the “Finnish Line”

As we speak, the Montreal Canadiens are in the midst of building their roster for the 2019-2020 NHL season. With just under $7.5 Million in cap space remaining according to CapFriendly, the question looms over what to do with RFA’s Joel Armia and Arturri Lehkonen, who both filed for arbitration on Friday. The Canadiens have […]

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An Apology to Marc Bergevin

An Apology to Marc Bergevin

Hello Marc, It has been a long time since I wrote to you; and it was not a message of good intent. In late June of 2016, I lambasted you and your staff for moves that were then, and can still be viewed now as poor examples of asset management. This previous letter was formed […]

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A Tribute to Tomas Plekanec

A Tribute to Tomas Plekanec

As announced earlier today, Tomas Plekanec officially retired from the NHL after spending 15 years in the league; starting from the 2005-2006 season. All of his 1001 games, with the exception of 17 with Toronto, were spent with the Canadiens after being selected in the third round in 2001. In his 984 games as a […]

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The Prospects of the Canadiens’ Future

The Prospects of the Canadiens’ Future

With the recent trade of now former Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty, which landed Tomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki, and a second round pick from the Vegas Golden Knights, it is safe to assume that the Habs have committed to a full-fledged rebuild. This means it is only a matter of time until the Canadiens core of veterans are […]

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High Risk, High Reward? A Montreal Canadiens First Round Preview

High Risk, High Reward? A Montreal Canadiens First Round Preview

With the 2018 NHL draft on our doorstep, the Canadiens have some decisions to make. The Canadiens have the 3rd overall pick, the highest position the Canadiens have since they selected Alex Galchenyuk 3rd overall in 2012. No matter who the Canadiens select, they will leave Dallas with a excellent prospect. What remains to be […]

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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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Canadiens Re-Up Charles Hudon For One Year

Early this morning, the Canadiens announced that they signed Charles Hudon to a one-year, one-way contract ($800,000). Just like his fellow teammates Armia and Lehkonen, he avoided going to arbitration. His date set for August 2nd. This will be Hudon’s fourth season with the Montreal Canadiens having played his first professional season during the 2014-15 […]

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