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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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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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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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