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Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Mike Reilly

Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Mike Reilly

Now that the forward group has been rounded out in this series with the likes of Artturi Lehkonen, Charles Hudon and Joel Armia, here comes the back half of this series and –with it– the pending free agents on the back end.  Much ado has been made about the Canadiens defensive unit and with a plethora of options […]

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Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Joel Armia

Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Joel Armia

From a “snake bit” youngster oozing maturity to a misfit skilled kid, it is an odd bunch due for renewal or release this summer in Montreal.  That being said, the oddest one in the bunch might just be one of the newer arrivals and he is certainly the most difficult one to nail down.   […]

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Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Charles Hudon

Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Charles Hudon

With the first part of this series tackling Artturi Lehkonen, it is not about to get easier.  The Montreal Canadiens have some decisions to make and while the verdicts of many may appear to be simple, ironing out the details and understanding why is sometimes more complex than it appears.  Recency bias and –conversely– legacy […]

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Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Artturi Lehkonen

Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Artturi Lehkonen

The vast array of criteria, subjectivity and the interpretation therein of what the next contract should look like for any given player across the National Hockey League is, at times, mind boggling; moreover, it becomes particularly confusing when the eye test and the statistics read somewhat differently or when faced with the rare difficulty of […]

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Oh Baby: Thank You Bob Cole

Oh Baby: Thank You Bob Cole

Ask anyone across Canada over the last half a century to describe hockey, Canada and childhood.  Many answers might come back but only one would be correct to encapsulate a response that everyone could agree with: Saturday night, The Toronto Maple Leafs versus The Montreal Canadiens with Bob Cole in the broadcast booth to sing […]

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Habs Questions & Answers: The Homestretch

Habs Questions & Answers: The Homestretch

The lesson being learned surrounding the Montreal Canadiens at every level, inside of the organization and out, is one no longer familiar to those that had previously learned it.  When a team is in purgatory, all things are ubiquitous and contradictory.  When there are seemingly equal parts strength and weakness, this team is both the […]

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Andrew Shaw Makes A Warrior’s Call To Teammates

Andrew Shaw Makes A Warrior’s Call To Teammates

“Everyone.  All lines, all D, goalie; everyone has to be playing their best every night.  Lines are taking nights off, players are taking nights off.  They don’t have that fight.” – Andrew Shaw following a 2-1 loss to the Islanders on Thursday   To find one person that disagrees with him is to identify an unabashed […]

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Wealing & Dealing: Jordan Weal For Michael Chaput

Wealing & Dealing: Jordan Weal For Michael Chaput

As the world turns through this state in which the people of Montreal are actually happy that Marc Bergevin is settling solely for depth moves out of the bargain bin, the cheers will continue as the much maligned Michael Chaput –falling out of any good grace rather quickly as the season ran on– finds himself […]

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Much Ado About Matt Duchene

Much Ado About Matt Duchene

“I wanted to play playoff hockey.  I’ve got eight playoff games to my name right now and that’s not where I want to be at this point of my career. I only get one shot at this. I get to play this game for however long my body lets me play it and I felt […]

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Nate Thompson Trade: Montreal Bound, Picks Exchange

Nate Thompson Trade: Montreal Bound, Picks Exchange

Multiple merry-go-rounds continue for the Montreal Canadiens; the fourth line experiments, the middle round draft picks and… wait, this is one that has not been seen since Manny Malhotra: a guy acquired for his prowess on the dot.  Nate Thompson, this is the welcome mat.   As February rolls on, Marc Bergevin continues to orchestrate […]

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Montreal Canadiens: The Difference Makers

Most Hab fans will agree that the 2018-19 season was cut short; that the Canadiens played well enough through the 82-game schedule to qualify for the post-season. Though the organization didn’t reach their ultimate goal, there’s plenty of positives to take away from this edition of the Canadiens and the exclamation point came courtesy of […]

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