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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #8 Josh Brook

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #8 Josh Brook

After a steady rise throughout the season, Josh Brook enters the prospect pool as one of the organization’s most promising rearguards. Brook has been on the radar for years. After being the fourth pick in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft, he was named the SMHL’s (Minor Midget) Top Defender. He had a quiet, but effective […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #9 Victor Mete

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #9 Victor Mete

Sometimes, it might not be immediately clear why a talented prospect went lower than expected in the draft class. It could be as simple as every team having one prospect higher, or as complex as off-ice issues. But if there has been one type of prospect consistently going lower than expected, but immediately outperforming their […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #10 William Bitten

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #10 William Bitten

At first glance of the statistics, William Bitten had a season of regression. A 30-goal scorer on a Flint Firebirds team that gained infamy for the side show entered the season with plenty of hype. This was only escalated after a trade to the Hamilton Bulldogs, a better team, reuniting Bitten with head coach John […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #15-#11

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #15-#11

Welcome to the fifth installment of the Mitch Brown’s Top 30 Habs Prospects, kicking off the top 15. This installment begins with a pair of defencemen, one close to the NHL, and one fresh from the draft. Tier #3 begins with a player who could play in the NHL next season, a deft playmaker, and […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #20-#16

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #20-#16

Welcome to the fourth installment of this year’s Top 30 Habs Prospects by Mitch Brown. This segment features the most aptly-named prospect in the organization and a pair of slick playmakers with irregular development curves. This article looks also examines two defencemen, one who is graduating to the AHL after an illustrious junior career, while […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #25-#21

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #25-#21

Welcome back to the third installment of Mitch Brown’s Top 30 Habs Prospects, covering prospects #25 – #21. In this installment there is two overage CHL forwards, two Memorial Cup champions, and the first two goaltenders on the list. This article will discuss the odds that CHL overagers face to make the NHL, as well […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #30-#26

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #30-#26

Welcome to the beginning of Mitch Brown’s Top 30 Habs Prospects. This installment covers the two honourable mentions and begins the top 30. All-in-all, this bonus edition contains reports on seven players. This installment also examines the NHL success rates of USHS defenders and Swedish defenders. There’s a brief discussion on the importance of skating […]

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OPINION: Think twice before trading Galchenyuk

OPINION: Think twice before trading Galchenyuk

Alex Galchenyuk (Photo by Jay Kopinski/Icon Sportswire) After blue chipper Mikhail Sergachev was shipped off to Tampa for left winger Jonathan Drouin, much has been talked about regarding the future of Canadiens’ forward Alex Galchenyuk. The rumblings heard around the league are that Marc Bergevin is looking to move a forward piece for a puck […]

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Thank You, St. John’s

Thank You, St. John’s

An era in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador has come to an end on Friday night. After winning the first game in a best-of-five first round series, the St. John’s IceCaps lost three straight to be eliminated from the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs. At the OneCenter War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York, former Montreal […]

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IceCaps – Crunch: A Playoff Numbers Game (Apr. 28, 2017)

IceCaps – Crunch: A Playoff Numbers Game (Apr. 28, 2017)

Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs Syracuse Crunch at the Onondaga County War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York.  1 A quick look at tonight’s line combos and D pairings along with injuries and scratches: Hudon – Terry – Scherbak                               […]

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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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