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Habs Trends: Building The Foundation Early (& Often)

Habs Trends: Building The Foundation Early (& Often)

Ever changing constants are an intriguing oxymoron and one that the hockey world lends itself to, whether it realizes that or not.  The Montreal Canadiens have been a visible case in point of just that in their first small handful of showcases to start the young season.  Early and often are the keynotes and they […]

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Paul Byron: Breakaway To The Bank

Paul Byron: Breakaway To The Bank

Bless Marc Bergevin’s lucky stars because when he snagged Paul Byron off of waivers, there was a galaxy’s worth of them.   Imagine the surprise of Canadiens fans across the map if they were to be told that a guy chosen in the sixth round by the Buffalo Sabres and left out to dry on […]

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The Package For Max Pacioretty: Canadiens Captain Vegas Bound

The Package For Max Pacioretty: Canadiens Captain Vegas Bound

The grandest saga of the Montreal Canadiens off season has come to a close.  Debate and speculation can now occupy themselves with the impending roster decisions to be made as well as the selection of the next captain.   That, however, is for another day.     Another captain is gone, another superstar sent packing […]

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Everything Is Rosey: Habs Extend Jacob De La Rose

Everything Is Rosey: Habs Extend Jacob De La Rose

Who says the St. Louis Blues are snapping up all of the centers this side of John Tavares? The Show Me State may be showing their money in hoards following a big (losing) trade for Ryan O’Reilly and the far too generous signing of now former rival Tyler Bozak but The Swedish Sensation Jacob de […]

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Jesperi Kotkaniemi Signs ELC In Montreal

Jesperi Kotkaniemi Signs ELC In Montreal

Third overall pick (to the apparent surprise/chagrin of at least a couple in Dallas for one reason or another…) Jesperi Kotkaniemi has made his start in Montreal official as he has officially put pen to paper on his entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens.   As the Canadiens begin their entrance into The Attitude Era […]

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Taken Back From Toronto: Tomas Plekanec Returns To Canadiens

Taken Back From Toronto: Tomas Plekanec Returns To Canadiens

Some people get sports cars, others get piercings or tattoos.  Tomas Plekanec’s awkward phase was shaving his goatee and wearing a Maple Leafs jersey.   That is now officially over.   The endeavor was worthwhile.  The Montreal Canadiens ended up with one of their many second round picks and a couple depth pieces, most notably […]

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Habs Trade Galchenyuk To Coyotes For Domi

Habs Trade Galchenyuk To Coyotes For Domi

Marc Bergevin went and did it again.  Another trade in which the Canadiens got a good player in exchange for a better player going out.  All of that talk, all of that which began to look promising with strong personnel moves over the off season thus far, any bit of restored faith, seemingly gone –once […]

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Rapid Fire: Habs Off Season, Staff, Pacioretty, Draft, Free Agency

Rapid Fire: Habs Off Season, Staff, Pacioretty, Draft, Free Agency

With a ton of speculation floating around, the Habs off season lingers on with more questions than answers until that all important time of action.  The painstaking countdown to such times has many entering their darkest hour but it helps to remember that it is always darkest before dawn.  With the groundwork being put in, […]

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Broken Record, Broken Needle: Marc Bergevin Missing The Point

Broken Record, Broken Needle: Marc Bergevin Missing The Point

The end of the season press conference has come and gone.  Marc Bergevin and Geoff Molson came to address the usual group of individuals from the media and while a fresh note or two was played at this proverbial concert, this presser has –in essence– only made things worse.   Marc and Geoff preach a […]

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Trade Deadline: Toronto Takes Tomas Plekanec

Trade Deadline: Toronto Takes Tomas Plekanec

Question: What could be slightly less appealing than being thrown screaming from a helicopter? Answer: Watching a career long player for your favorite team being traded to your biggest rival.   Tomas Plekanec has been dealt off ahead of the trade deadline to the only team that he will not hit 1,000 career regular season […]

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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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