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Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Mike Reilly

Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Mike Reilly

Now that the forward group has been rounded out in this series with the likes of Artturi Lehkonen, Charles Hudon and Joel Armia, here comes the back half of this series and –with it– the pending free agents on the back end.  Much ado has been made about the Canadiens defensive unit and with a plethora of options […]

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Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Joel Armia

Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Joel Armia

From a “snake bit” youngster oozing maturity to a misfit skilled kid, it is an odd bunch due for renewal or release this summer in Montreal.  That being said, the oddest one in the bunch might just be one of the newer arrivals and he is certainly the most difficult one to nail down.   […]

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Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Charles Hudon

Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Charles Hudon

With the first part of this series tackling Artturi Lehkonen, it is not about to get easier.  The Montreal Canadiens have some decisions to make and while the verdicts of many may appear to be simple, ironing out the details and understanding why is sometimes more complex than it appears.  Recency bias and –conversely– legacy […]

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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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Montreal Canadiens: The Difference Makers

Montreal Canadiens: The Difference Makers

Most Hab fans will agree that the 2018-19 season was cut short; that the Canadiens played well enough through the 82-game schedule to qualify for the post-season. Though the organization didn’t reach their ultimate goal, there’s plenty of positives to take away from this edition of the Canadiens and the exclamation point came courtesy of […]

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Canadiens Sign Ryan Poehling and Cayden Primeau

Canadiens Sign Ryan Poehling and Cayden Primeau

(Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)   Following their 3-1 victory against the Winnipeg Jets, Habs fans were privy to some exciting news regarding the future of the organization. The Canadiens have announced two signings: Ryan Poehling and Cayden Primeau Ryan Poehling was the first announcement to come on Sunday morning as he signed a […]

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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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In Defence of Jonathan Drouin

In Defence of Jonathan Drouin

                                                                                    (Jonathan Drouin: Photo by TVA Sports) The Montreal Canadiens have slipped out 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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Montreal Canadiens: 6 Roster Predictions for the 2019/20 Season

Montreal Canadiens: 6 Roster Predictions for the 2019/20 Season

With what was a very predictable quiet trade deadline now in the rearview mirror, Canadiens’ general manager will now look to the offseason to improve on his roster, who surprised most with a very respectable showing through three quarters of the regular season. With that mind, here’s six predictions when it comes to the opening […]

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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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