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Unleash Galchenyuk – How #27 can save the season

Unleash Galchenyuk – How #27 can save the season

Alex Galchenyuk, now 23 years old and in his sixth NHL season, has had his ups and downs during his career with the Montreal Canadiens. Galchenyuk, a promising young talent that was taken 3rd overall in the 2012 draft has consistently found himself in the coach’s doghouse throughout his career. Despite scoring 30 goals two […]

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Should Marc Bergevin be Fired?

Should Marc Bergevin be Fired?

It’s safe to say that the honeymoon phase between the fans and Bergevin is over. This remarkably awful season has raised questions regarding whether Bergevin is still the right man for the job. My answer? It depends. Scenario #1: When Price got injured, Bergevin gave up on competing this season and decided to tank. This would […]

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The New and Improved Lineup of the Montreal Canadiens

The New and Improved Lineup of the Montreal Canadiens

*Forwards rankings in stats are among forwards only and defencemen’s ranking in stats are among defencemen only *All stats are from 5 on 5 hockey (from Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com and War-on-Ice) During our current and sad time when the Habs are desperate for goals and wins, I’ve decided to dig deep into the stats and analyze our entire lineup […]

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Why The Average Fan is Naïve and Ignorant

Why The Average Fan is Naïve and Ignorant

Two Peas in a Pod If you talk about advanced hockey analytics, you’re inevitably going to be told to “just watch the games” instead of looking at “useless” numbers. Although I think those people are foolish, I’ll be the first to admit that advanced analytics do have their issues. The problem is that most people […]

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Habs Playoff Analysis – The Advanced Stats

Habs Playoff Analysis – The Advanced Stats

As we all know, the Habs got eliminated in 6 games by the Lightning. After Montreal’s disappointing loss, it’s time to look at the playoffs as a whole. Why couldn’t they score? How did they lose? Which players performed? Who fell short? Time to find out. Note: All statistics ONLY include teams that made at least […]

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Canadiens vs. Lightning – Playoff Series Preview

Canadiens vs. Lightning – Playoff Series Preview

Oh boy. The Habs will have to face the Lightning in the second round. Let’s not forget this is the team that the majority of Habs fans wanted to avoid in the East. Despite the Habs sweeping the Bolts in last season’s playoffs, they got destroyed by them during the regular season. The Habs and […]

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Canadiens vs. Senators – Playoffs Series Preview

Canadiens vs. Senators – Playoffs Series Preview

Nobody expected that the Habs first round match up would be the Ottawa Senators as they sat as low as 14th in the conference. All of a sudden, the Hamburglar appeared. February 9th was the beginning of the insane run (23-4-4) that the Senators went on to end the season. Can the Hamburglar and the […]

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Habs Fancy Stats in February – The Monthly Review

Habs Fancy Stats in February – The Monthly Review

Overview: The Canadiens finished 9-3-2 in the month of February, capturing 20 out of the possible 26 points. The Habs beat the Leafs on both occasions this month. Unfortunately, the Habs had disappointing losses to both the Buffalo Sabres and the Edmonton Oilers. Let’s take a deeper look on how this month really went. MVP […]

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Patrick Sharp – A Statistical Approach

Patrick Sharp – A Statistical Approach

Patrick Sharp has been one of the many names associated with the Montreal Canadiens as of late. With his annual cap hit of 5.9M for two more seasons, many fans are hesitant for Marc Bergevin to try and acquire him. Sharp only has 10G and 21A this season, leaving him ranked at 133rd in points. […]

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How Much Does Chemistry Cost in the NHL?

  How much does chemistry cost in the NHL?   As you all know, you can have top players out on the ice but if they do not have any chemistry, you will not get results. With anywhere from $7.5 to $9.5 million available depending the rosterand IR, the Montreal Canadiens may have to look […]

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