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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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Trade Talk: Tomas Plekanec

Trade Talk: Tomas Plekanec

There may not be a player that has better embodied the Montreal Canadiens –for better or worse– over the last 15 years than Tomas Plekanec.   Before, Tomas was overly skilled and undersized.  He was mobile and productive but lacking in physicality and would throw the puck away to avoid being hit (certainly a helping […]

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Royalty Gets Their Torrey: Mitchell Traded To LA Kings

Royalty Gets Their Torrey: Mitchell Traded To LA Kings

Torrey Mitchell’s dream of playing for the Montreal Canadiens has come to an abrupt end but with Mitchell being traded to the Los Angeles Kings, his dream of playing for the Stanley Cup may just come to fruition at this rate.  The Kings are obviously looking to bolster their depth and maybe, just maybe, there is […]

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State Of The Franchise Address: Canadiens Questionable Start

State Of The Franchise Address: Canadiens Questionable Start

My fellow observers,   It has come to the attention of many that the Canadiens 2017-18 season thus far has been a tumultuous one.  Losses, many undeserved but others earned; victories, narrow in measure and grand in doing little more than raising additional questions.  What we have here is failure to sustain a franchise’s strengths […]

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Alex Galchenyuk Contract Extension: 3 More Years Of Affordable Offence

Alex Galchenyuk Contract Extension: 3 More Years Of Affordable Offence

Certainty continues to show more and more of its lovable mug to the Canadiens with the contract extension for Alex Galchenyuk just drying its ink, showing to be for three seasons at an average annual value of $4,900,000.   Before sides can wage any potential war between “he had a great season” versus “and then […]

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Paying The Price: Carey Price Remains With Canadiens Following 8 Year Extension

Paying The Price: Carey Price Remains With Canadiens Following 8 Year Extension

“There’s no better place to play hockey.  I’d be proud to wear a Canadiens jersey until the end of my career.” – Carey Price, hot off signing a hefty contract extension.     That is not a gust of wind going through the city of Montreal today… it is merely the collective sigh of Canadiens fans […]

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Old Buds, New Friends: Byron Froese, Peter Holland Sign With Montreal

Old Buds, New Friends: Byron Froese, Peter Holland Sign With Montreal

Death, taxes and Marc Bergevin finding more fringe 4th line players.  Two guys have found themselves in recent years likely repeating the mantra: “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”   Byron Froese and Peter Holland have done just that.   These guys always seemed to be scratching at the cusp of something.  Granted, they […]

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Burnaby Bruiser: Karl Alzner Bell Centre Bound

Burnaby Bruiser: Karl Alzner Bell Centre Bound

There was a defenceman out there on the free agency market standing 6’3, weighing in at 219 pounds, plays a steady and sensible but outdated style of defence while somewhat lacking mobility and offensive skill.  Who jumped all over him and threw a five year term at him before the market even officially opened? If […]

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David Schlemko On The Go: Canadiens Acquire For Draft Pick

Since entering the league in the 2008-09 season, David Schlemko, upon spending his first few years in Arizona, has found himself on an essential tour of the NHL; going from the desert to Dallas, Calgary, New Jersey, San Jose and then finally finding himself a newly minted member of the Vegas Golden Knights in the […]

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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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