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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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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 namedĀ 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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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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