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Challenging For Coach’s Challenge: It’s A Must Have

Challenging For Coach’s Challenge: It’s A Must Have

Only in a league where the requirements for a roughing penalty are not clearly defined to the point that literally anything fulfils the requirement is the consideration of a coach’s challenge considered to be something that could ruin the game. “I’m more open than I was when Dale Tallon brought it up. The big thing […]

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Living On The Edge: Keeping The Lead Safe

Living On The Edge: Keeping The Lead Safe

“A win’s a win.”   An expression as plain and simple to digest as it is old.  The Canadiens are currently doing just that and amongst all of the demands made by their fan base, this, of course, tops the lengthy list.  The goal scoring problem appears to be gone and even when Carey Price […]

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Sitting Snipers: What Has Caused the Lack of Montreal’s Offence?

Sitting Snipers: What Has Caused the Lack of Montreal’s Offence?

It is as much a part of The Canadiens identity as the Stanley Cup, the French language and elite goaltending.  Many point getters from years past are still renowned to this very day for their offensive prowess, perhaps more so than even most Canadiens legends of other abilities or expectations.  The most feared weapons in […]

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La Sainte Flanelle Solutions: PK Center Of Attention Again

La Sainte Flanelle Solutions: PK Center Of Attention Again

The Canadiens spent a few nasty days, particularly against opponents from the seemingly superhuman central division by the looks of the numbers of their teams at this point of the season; numbers that showcased a certain level of substance without a doubt.  Having gone into a four game stretch as a team doing relatively well […]

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? Pacioretty’s Return Raises Questions

Whose Line Is It Anyway? Pacioretty’s Return Raises Questions

Pierre McGuire once indicated that he never thought Max Pacioretty would go past the third line once he fulfilled his potential.  As wrong as the often criticized “expert” would end up being, is Mad Max bound for the third line once again?   As it has been documented before –and will surely be so again– […]

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What We’ve Learned Thus Far

What We’ve Learned Thus Far

Exhibition games seldom mean anything to the regular season and to the viewers but to hopeful players, coaching staff and the front office, it is what determines destiny.  Having gained insight from September and now the very beginning of October, astute observations are being made and –of course– they come for better or worse.   […]

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Sophomore Slump: How Does It Apply To Montreal?

Sophomore Slump: How Does It Apply To Montreal?

“It’s in the back of your mind when you’re training. You know it can happen to you.” – Brendan Gallagher   Various observations, forms of research and statistical projections have attempted to size up the slump of second year superstars but there is some x-factor, some intangible that often times enables it to wriggle free […]

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The Bash on Bean Town: Why Boston is Not a Credible Sports Town

The Bash on Bean Town: Why Boston is Not a Credible Sports Town

credit: photobucket.com   Much has been spoken of the Boston sports culture and their fans that comprise it, much of it in stark contrast to those observing it.   Bean Town prides itself on a hard work ethic and never giving up, evidenced by many unfortunate years throughout the history of so many of their […]

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Bergevin’s Battle: Has He Addressed Team Needs?

Bergevin’s Battle: Has He Addressed Team Needs?

Whether one move is made or another, chances can be banked on that it will be met with some form of debate or controversy amongst Montreal Canadiens fans.  A fan base that is so engrained with hockey education and knowledge is quick to react to any given move regarding who wears their colors and who […]

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Blake’s Bye: Geoffrion Retires

Blake’s Bye: Geoffrion Retires

“After suffering an injury in November and taking time to recover and reflect, I have decided to step away from the game of hockey for the time being.  I would like to thank Geoff Molson, Marc Bergevin, the entire Montreal Canadiens organization as well as the Hamilton Bulldogs organization for everything they have done for me. […]

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Canadiens Re-Up Charles Hudon For One Year

Early this morning, the Canadiens announced that they signed Charles Hudon to a one-year, one-way contract ($800,000). Just like his fellow teammates Armia and Lehkonen, he avoided going to arbitration. His date set for August 2nd. This will be Hudon’s fourth season with the Montreal Canadiens having played his first professional season during the 2014-15 […]

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