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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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Dealing Back For Dale: Weise Returns To Montreal

Dealing Back For Dale: Weise Returns To Montreal

Questions for this team began to circle with the season getting on towards the homestretch; ironically, one of the bigger questions was “who can this team acquire to upgrade the 4th line?” all after Marc Bergevin had been much maligned and verbally taken to the cleaners for almost exclusively acquiring 4th line forwards in seasons […]

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Habs Rapid Fire: The First 51

Habs Rapid Fire: The First 51

Ah, the bye week… a time for a little bit of reflection, a little bit more contemplation, perhaps bit of catching up on the neglected or postponed facets of one’s life and perhaps just a dash of “what the hell am I going to do with myself until February?!”   With the first 51 games […]

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To Trade Or Not To Trade: D-Manding Questions For Habs, Mete, Muzzin

To Trade Or Not To Trade: D-Manding Questions For Habs, Mete, Muzzin

It is hell trying to get to heaven but it is the only way there; purgatory, however, is the new hell.   The 2018-19 Montreal Canadiens are about as they look: too good to be bad but not good enough to be great.  They are trapped in a far worse neutral zone than one on […]

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The Three Stooges: Habs Defence Bears Glaring Holes

The Three Stooges: Habs Defence Bears Glaring Holes

One of the easier ways to tell that a season in sports is getting into full swing is when spectators far and wide have seen, said and heard many of the same things for weeks on end.  Trends begin to emerge and repeatedly witnessing them, for better or worse, tend to blur the days and […]

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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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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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