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Habs State Of The Franchise: #DernierePourLafreniere

Habs State Of The Franchise: #DernierePourLafreniere

My fellow observers,   It is a strange thing to view the 2017-18 season as a fond time.  However, perception was clear and grounded as spring progressed into summer that year.  Eyes across Montreal looked upon teams in the playoffs and realized that the crop of Canadiens that they saw in that time were not […]

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What’s Eating Paul Byron?

What’s Eating Paul Byron?

Coaches, fans and everyone else love players that they do not need to worry about.  The guys with the best reputations are the ones that leave little to mystery because everyone knows what they are going to do and the opposition is essentially powerless to stop them.  Everyone has known for a handful of seasons […]

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Habs First Impressions: 2019-2020

Habs First Impressions: 2019-2020

  “I know it’s early but..” – Pundits across the league, gathering what data they can from a sample size of approximately 2 or 3 games.   Plenty of thoughts are circulating across the league for all 31 teams in the NHL, meaning the Habs are in the same situation as everyone else.  The beauty and […]

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Project Commitment: Habs Extend McCarron

Project Commitment: Habs Extend McCarron

The Habs well renowned misfortunes in the first round of the NHL entry draft seemed to latch onto Michael McCarron instantaneously.  From day one he was recognized as a raw project and it was understood that his development was going to be an epic process, one that would see him only just maybe get his […]

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Canadiens Re-Up Charles Hudon For One Year

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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Taking Care of Business; Lehkonen Signs Two-Year Contract

Taking Care of Business; Lehkonen Signs Two-Year Contract

Following the signing of Joel Armia, the Habs announced that they have inked Artturi Lehkonen to a two-year contract ($2.4M AAV). Just like with his fellow countryman, Armia, the Canadiens avoided going to arbitration with the young Finn whose date was set for August 3rd. Lehkonen just finished his third season with the Habs; having […]

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Arbitration Avoided; Habs Sign Armia For Two Years

Arbitration Avoided; Habs Sign Armia For Two Years

The Canadiens announced earlier this afternoon the signing of Joel Armia to a two-year contract, where he would earn $2.6M AAV. Last week, Joel Armia had filed for arbitration and it was reported that his date was scheduled for July 20th. Clearly, the two parties came to an agreement and can now focus on the […]

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What to do with the “Finnish Line”

What to do with the “Finnish Line”

As we speak, the Montreal Canadiens are in the midst of building their roster for the 2019-2020 NHL season. With just under $7.5 Million in cap space remaining according to CapFriendly, the question looms over what to do with RFA’s Joel Armia and Arturri Lehkonen, who both filed for arbitration on Friday. The Canadiens have […]

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Canadiens Ink Nick Cousins To A One-Year, One-Way Contract

Canadiens Ink Nick Cousins To A One-Year, One-Way Contract

Earlier today, the Canadiens announced that they signed forward Nick Cousins to a one-year, one-way contract worth $1 Million.  Here are some fast facts.   He was drafted in 2011 in the third round by the Philadelphia Flyers.   From 2009 to 2013, he played in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) for the Sault Ste. […]

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Canadiens Sign Ben Chiarot for 3 Years

Canadiens Sign Ben Chiarot for 3 Years

Earlier today, the Canadiens announced that they signed left-handed defenseman Ben Chiarot to a 3-year, $10.5M contract.‬ He was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 4th round in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Chiarot played in the AHL for the 2009-10 season and signed his entry-level contract with the Thrashers in 2011. Fast-forward to […]

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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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