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July 1 signings around the Atlantic Division

July 1 signings around the Atlantic Division

On Canada Day, as is the case every year, the National Hockey League’s free agent period re-opened and free agent frenzy was a crazy one. Led by the Toronto Maple Leafs winning the John Tavares sweepstakes and the Montreal Canadiens bringing back Tomas Plekanec who is at 998 career games, many teams added pieces for […]

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Canadiens Ink Xavier Ouellet, Matthew Peca

Canadiens Ink Xavier Ouellet, Matthew Peca

With the free agency market now open, the Canadiens have added depth to their organization with the signings of blue liner Xavier Ouellet and forward Matthew Peca (no relation to Michael Peca). The Canadiens inked Ouellet to a one-year, two-way deal worth $700, 000 in the NHL and $275, 000 in the AHL (guaranteed salary […]

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Habs Flex Their Cap; Acquire Mason and Parts From Jets

Habs Flex Their Cap; Acquire Mason and Parts From Jets

The Canadiens have dealt Simon Bourque, a minor league defenseman, to the Jets for Joel Armia, Steve Mason, a 7th round pick in 2019 and a 4th round pick in 2020. This already is a win and Marc Bergevin should be applauded for this move. The Canadiens had cap space as leverage in negotiations which […]

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High Risk, High Reward? A Montreal Canadiens First Round Preview

High Risk, High Reward? A Montreal Canadiens First Round Preview

With the 2018 NHL draft on our doorstep, the Canadiens have some decisions to make. The Canadiens have the 3rd overall pick, the highest position the Canadiens have since they selected Alex Galchenyuk 3rd overall in 2012. No matter who the Canadiens select, they will leave Dallas with a excellent prospect. What remains to be […]

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University hockey MVP Anthony Beauregard (Concordia) to try-out for Laval Rocket

University hockey MVP Anthony Beauregard (Concordia) to try-out for Laval Rocket

The Laval Rocket, the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens have signed U Sports leading scorer and player of the year Anthony Beauregard (Saint-Damase, Quebec) to an amateur tryout contract.   Laval Rocket announced that forwards Anthony Beauregard (Concordia University) et Nikita Korostelev (Peterborough – OHL) were signed to amateur tryout contracts […]

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Habs acquire Deslauriers, Baun

Habs acquire Deslauriers, Baun

The Montreal Canadiens have used the National Hockey League’s opening day to make two minor trades. Both deals – with the Buffalo Sabres and Chicago Blackhawks are meant to help the Laval Rocket, Montreal’s American Hockey League affiliate. Earlier on in the day, the Habs dealt Zach Redmond to the Sabres in exchange for Nicolas […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #1 Ryan Poehling

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #1 Ryan Poehling

A highlight reel often inflates the perception of a player’s ability. It makes sense, as a selection of highlights are the best players the player made that season, but lacking in nuance. The opposite has happened to 2017’s 25th overall pick Ryan Poehling. Nowhere will you find a smattering of gorgeous plays by Poehling. Instead, […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #2 Noah Juulsen

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #2 Noah Juulsen

While the raw production never took off, Noah Juulsen ends his junior career as a terrific player on both sides of the puck. The fourth-year blue liner took both his offensive and defensive games to new heights this season. Juulsen’s 0.31 5v5 P1/GP was among the WHL’s best blue liners, and he took home WHL […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #3 Nikita Scherbak

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #3 Nikita Scherbak

Few prospects have captivated me like Scherbak. He’s a dynamic force with endless creativity and size, but after “tantalizing” the next word that comes to mind is “frustrating.” These “two Scherbaks” are often visible in the same game. One shift, Scherbak will steal the puck and dominate the remainder of his shift in the offensive […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #4 Joni Ikonen

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #4 Joni Ikonen

If one prospect in the Canadiens organization who exemplifies multidimensionality in attack, it’s Joni Ikonen. Not only does the 5’11” forward have a reputation as a sniper, he’s a legitimately talented playmaker who creates lanes like few prospects can. In any given year, glancing over the NHL’s top scorers is generally filled with multidimensional offensive […]

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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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