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2017 NHL Draft: Skill Beyond The First Round

2017 NHL Draft: Skill Beyond The First Round

The NHL Draft begins tomorrow. While it is relatively easy to find information on most first-round candidates, it is not necessarily that way for picks beyond the top-31. This article focuses on 24 high-skill picks from the second round to candidates who may go undrafted. That is not to suggest that I believe all these […]

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Prospect Michael McNiven earns OHL Goaltender of the Year

Prospect Michael McNiven earns OHL Goaltender of the Year

Michael McNiven, 19, was named Goaltender of the Year by the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) early on Wednesday evening. The award, which is voted on by OHL coaches and general managers, has been awarded for the 30th consecutive year. Notable previous winners include: 2013-14: Alex Nedeljkovic (Plymouth Whalers) 2006-07: Steve Mason (London Knights) 2001-02: Ray Emery […]

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Midseason Top-20 Habs Prospects

Midseason Top-20 Habs Prospects

This season has been the one of defencemen for the Canadiens prospects. Mikhail Sergachev is heating up, while Noah Juulsen and Victor Mete have improved significantly. Going further down the depth chart, Brett Lernout and Simon Bourque have also shown progression. This article is a midseason update on the prospects and their progression and development. […]

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Sergachev’s In A Slump — And That’s OK

Sergachev’s In A Slump — And That’s OK

The top-NHL-draft-pick-has-slow-start-in-junior slump–it happens every season. In every case there’s a plausible explanation, such as the player is getting readjusted the CHL grind after a whirlwind summer. The slump’s latest victim is Mikhail Sergachev, who has tallied just three points through seven games. But there’s no reason to be concerned, here are three reasons why: […]

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Habs Goalie Factory Update

Habs Goalie Factory Update

The Habs have started many elite goaltenders. Patrick Roy, Jacques Plante, Ken Dryden, Georges Vezina to name a few. There are actually so many in the Montreal Canadiens’ long history. Right now, the Habs have 5 goalies signed in the team’s system, an unsigned prospect, and a few others that are on AHL or ECHL […]

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Prospect Jeremiah Addison On Pace For 91 Points

Prospect Jeremiah Addison On Pace For 91 Points

Montreal Canadiens prospect Jeremiah Addison of the Windsor Spitfires (Ontario Hockey League) is on pace for 91 points this season. Addison was selected 207th overall in the 7th and final round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Although being drafted by the Saginaw Spirit 12th overall in the 1st round of the 2012 OHL draft, […]

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Will Bitten’s Proficiency at Playmaking

Will Bitten’s Proficiency at Playmaking

Six points in six games isn’t too impressive, but with all six coming in the last four games and game-by-game improvement, there’s reason to be excited about Will Bitten’s start. Acclimatizing to a new team has seen Bitten switched back to centre, two sets of linemates, and receive inconsistent ice time. On the man-advantage, Bitten has […]

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Lehkonen, Sergachev to begin 2016-17 in Montreal

Lehkonen, Sergachev to begin 2016-17 in Montreal

According to reports out of Montreal, star prospects Artturi Lehkonen and Mikhail Sergachev will begin the 2016-17 season in a Montreal Canadiens jersey. Projected to line-up at the second line left wing spot, Lehkonen has continued to impress across the board and go beyond what is expected. In 2015-16, the then-20 year old spent a […]

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2016 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #5-#1

2016 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #5-#1

Welcome back to the top five of Mitch Brown’s top 30 Montreal Canadiens prospects! This is the second last segment in this year’s series. The top five begins with one of the AHL’s top goalscorers this season. Sliding in at number four is the one of the most intriguing prospects in the NHL, followed by […]

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2016 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #10-#6

2016 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #10-#6

Welcome back to Mitch Brown’s 2016 top 30 Habs prospects. This installment begins the strongest top-10 I’ve seen since I started three years ago. This segment features five quality prospects, including two who have already seen extensive time in the NHL. One of the prospect pool’s most flashy players also makes an appearance, along with […]

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Canadiens Welcome Seven New Prospects

The 2017 NHL Entry Draft has completed and the Montreal Canadiens selected seven players over the weekend. Four players from the Western Hockey League (WHL), one from NCAA hockey, one from the United States Hockey League (USHL) and one from the Swedish Hockey League. Below is a brief biography on the newest additions to the […]

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