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State Of The Franchise Address: Canadiens Questionable Start

State Of The Franchise Address: Canadiens Questionable Start

My fellow observers,   It has come to the attention of many that the Canadiens 2017-18 season thus far has been a tumultuous one.  Losses, many undeserved but others earned; victories, narrow in measure and grand in doing little more than raising additional questions.  What we have here is failure to sustain a franchise’s strengths […]

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Evans, Poehling start strong in college hockey season

Evans, Poehling start strong in college hockey season

Montreal Canadiens prospects Jake Evans and Ryan Poehling have begun the 2017-18 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s division I ice hockey season off to a strong start south of the border. Jake Evans (Toronto, ON) was drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft as the 207th overall pick by the […]

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Is Victor Mete the Reason Mikhail Sergachev Was Traded?

Is Victor Mete the Reason Mikhail Sergachev Was Traded?

After trading Subban last year, not re-signing Markov, losing Emelin to Vegas (now in Nashville) and trading Beaulieu to Buffalo, it is crazy to think that Montreal would trade a future top defenseman for a French superstar and not have a backup plan on defense. Marc Bergevin has been known for making questionable trades over […]

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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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Habs Finish Preseason With 2 Consecutive Wins

Habs Finish Preseason With 2 Consecutive Wins

The Montreal Canadiens finish the 2017 preseason with a 2-6-0 record – both of their wins coming in the final two games of the exhibition period. Beginning on September 18th, the Habs had a rough start to the preseason as they dropped their first six in regulation time. Over the course of the six games, […]

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Deadweight Acquisitions Stunting Prospect Growth

Deadweight Acquisitions Stunting Prospect Growth

    One thing general manager Marc Bergevin has been adamant about since the beginning of his tenure in Montreal is that you can never have too much depth. Well, he’s wrong; there is such a thing as too much depth. Given Montreal’s situation on defence and their bottom six, the amount of depth signings/trades […]

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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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Evans, Poehling start strong in college hockey season

Montreal Canadiens prospects Jake Evans and Ryan Poehling have begun the 2017-18 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s division I ice hockey season off to a strong start south of the border. Jake Evans (Toronto, ON) was drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft as the 207th overall pick by the […]

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