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Diehard Canadiens fan for as long as I can remember. Contributor and host of the #BehindTheCH podcast. Happy to be apart of AATH, on the drive to 25! #GoHabsGo

Canadiens Player Report Cards (Regular Season + Playoffs)

Canadiens Player Report Cards (Regular Season + Playoffs)

After crashing out in a heartbreaking 3-1 loss in New York City on Saturday night, it’s time for my “end-of-season” Montreal Canadiens report cards. Here I analyze the players, top to bottom, assigning them grades with their performances this regular season and playoffs. Let’s get started with the forwards. Max Pacioretty: B+ The captain had […]

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Defensive Depth: Who’s In The Top-6 Going Into Game One?

Defensive Depth: Who’s In The Top-6 Going Into Game One?

After a busy trade deadline of adding stability at the back-end, we now get to see if that depth will pay dividends for the Montreal Canadiens. Looking at the depth chart, the Habs have, in my opinion, 9 NHL-calibre defencemen that can be of use. The likes of the lineup locks; Shea Weber, Andrei Markov, […]

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Phillip Danault’s Outstanding Play Crucial to Habs Success

Phillip Danault’s Outstanding Play Crucial to Habs Success

Look-at-him-go, Phillip Danault! If I’m being completely honest, before the season started I had Phillip Danault penciled in as MAYBE the Habs 13th forward. Boy, was I wrong. When I made that prediction back in August, I don’t think I actually watched Danault enough to properly evaluate his talent and see what he could bring […]

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Alexander Radulov and that “Special Something” He Brings to the Habs

Alexander Radulov and that “Special Something” He Brings to the Habs

There’s something different about this 2016-2017 Montreal Canadiens team, specifically on the top line. It’s no secret that this “special something” is coming from Marc Bergevin’s free agent signing of the summer, Alexander Radulov. His wishes to return to the National Hockey League this season were met by signing a 1-year, $5.75 million deal with […]

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Behind the CH – Episode 7: Sergachev, Weber, Plekanec & More

Behind the CH – Episode 7: Sergachev, Weber, Plekanec & More

Behind the CH is back! In our first episode of the 2016/17 season, host Luca LaPorta brings on Shane Chase, Patrick Tallon and Ben Fraser to talk about the Habs surging start, current lineups and also how Tomas Plekanec can end his drought. Furthermore, 2016 first round pick Mikhail Sergachev was discussed along with the possibility […]

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Marc Bergevin Is Looking For a Top-4 D-man, But Who’s Available?

Marc Bergevin Is Looking For a Top-4 D-man, But Who’s Available?

As reported by Nick Kypreos and Sportsnet last week, Marc Bergevin and the Habs are currently looking to bolster their blue line even more as they are searching for a top-4 defenceman. The Canadiens have started the season 8-0-1, with a +17 goal difference and are leading the league with only 14 goals against. This […]

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New Faces, New Hope – Montreal Canadiens 16/17 Season Preview

New Faces, New Hope – Montreal Canadiens 16/17 Season Preview

It’s finally here. Hockey is back, as we saw the Senators and Leafs kick off the new 2016-2017 NHL season last night. But for Habs fans, the season starts tonight. It’s game number one in Buffalo, where the Canadiens will look to start the new campaign on the right foot against the Sabres. With new faces […]

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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Predictions, Underdogs & More

2016 World Cup of Hockey: Predictions, Underdogs & More

The 2016 World Cup of Hockey is coming, as the pre-tournament games are well underway. Hockey is back after a long summer of big transactions, international play is in progress and will be followed by the beloved National Hockey League. There’s been a lot of controversy over the additions of the Under-23 North American Team, as […]

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Why Habs Fans Should Be Excited About Shea Weber

Why Habs Fans Should Be Excited About Shea Weber

Many Habs fans are still feeling the sting of seeing P.K. Subban wearing gold and navy blue instead of red, white and blue. A number of people continue to be in disbelief with the deal that took place a little less than a month ago, but my point that I’m trying to share is that the […]

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Habs Sign Philip Samuelsson to One-Year, Two-Way Deal

Habs Sign Philip Samuelsson to One-Year, Two-Way Deal

General Manager Marc Bergevin announced Saturday afternoon that the Habs have agreed to terms with free agent Philip Samuelsson on a two-way deal for next season. Samuelsson, son of Ulf, spent most of last season playing in the AHL for the Coyotes farm team in Springfield, as he tallied 31 points in 56 games where he […]

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Habs Headlines (Podcast): Season 2, Episode 1

  MINAS PANAGIOTAKIS / GETTY IMAGES   HabsHeadlines is making a comeback. Patrick Tallon and Drew Hardiman recorded their first podcast together following the Habs 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday night. From covering the lineup decisions, prospects, coaching staff, Marc Bergevin, and taking questions from the mailbag, you can be assured that no […]

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