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Profiling the Montreal Canadiens’ 2016 NHL Draft Picks

Profiling the Montreal Canadiens’ 2016 NHL Draft Picks

The Montreal Canadiens began the NHL Draft with a bang, trading Lars Eller for two second rounders and then trading their two second in this year’s class for Andrew Shaw. At number nine, they snagged Mikhail Sergachev, who I believe was the best player available. Although it initially stung to lose a pair of second […]

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2016 NHL Draft: 20 Potential Gems

2016 NHL Draft: 20 Potential Gems

The 2016 NHL Draft begins tonight! Beyond the 9th, 39th, and 45th overall selections, the Montreal Canadiens also possess the 70th, 100th, 126th, and 160th picks in the draft. This article covers 20 potential gems that could be available after the second round. All of these picks are some of my favourite prospects in the […]

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2016 NHL Mock Draft | François Carignan and Zachery Ellis

2016 NHL Mock Draft | François Carignan and Zachery Ellis

The 2016 NHL Entry draft is only a few hours away now as the 1st round goes underway on June 24th, and rounds 2 to 7 will go on June 25th. Two writers from All About The Habs have compiled a full 1st-round 2016 NHL mock draft with potential selections from each team in order. Zachery […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Second Round Targets

2016 NHL Draft: Second Round Targets

With the 39th and 45th overall picks in the 2016 NHL Draft, the Montreal Canadiens are in a great spot in the second round. The two picks are high enough that they can trade into the late first, or stay and snag two quality prospects. This article covers 26 prospects who could be potential candidates […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Ninth Overall Targets

2016 NHL Draft: Ninth Overall Targets

With the 2016 NHL Draft just around the corner, it’s time to look at potential selections for the Montreal Canadiens ninth overall pick. With just the fourth top-10 pick since Trevor Timmins took over in 2003, it’s an exciting time of the year! This season, I expanded the size of the profiles (compared to my […]

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2016 NHL Draft: The Interesting Case of Michael McLeod

2016 NHL Draft: The Interesting Case of Michael McLeod

Every draft class seems to have a highly-thought of forward prospect that isn’t backed up by high-end production: Lawson Crouse in 2015, Nick Ritchie and Jake Virtanen in 2014, Bo Horvat in 2013, Tom Wilson in 2012, etc. Michael McLeod appears to be the 2016 NHL Draft’s version. With 61 points in 57 games, good […]

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Draft Analysis: Translating CHL Production to the NHL

Draft Analysis: Translating CHL Production to the NHL

Drafting isn’t easy. The majority of picks never make an impact in the NHL, despite having been identified as players who could have. Considering the difficulty of drafting, any small advantage can make a huge difference. As a result, I believe to be quite important to understand how the draft works, particularly with regards to […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Comparing the Top Ranked CHL Forwards

2016 NHL Draft: Comparing the Top Ranked CHL Forwards

The top of the 2016 NHL Draft is dominated by non-CHL forwards–a rare feat. However, there is a handful of top-end CHL talent that could be around the range of the Montreal Canadiens’ ninth overall. This article compares the top-five CHL forwards: Matthew Tkachuk, Alexander Nylander, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Michael McLeod, and Logan Brown. Context All five […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Comparing the Top Ranked CHL Defencemen

2016 NHL Draft: Comparing the Top Ranked CHL Defencemen

Last season the answer to the question, “Who will be the first defencemen taken in the 2016 NHL Draft,” was: Jakob Chychrun. The defender just days before his 17th birthday was finalist for OHL Defenceman of the Year, despite missing 26 games. With the draft just around the corner, the answer appears much murkier. Olli […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Is Logan Brown Worth a Top-10 Pick?

2016 NHL Draft: Is Logan Brown Worth a Top-10 Pick?

Perhaps no player has skyrocketed up the draft rankings as much in the past couple months as Logan Brown. At the U18s, Brown posted 12 points in seven games, and drew the high praise from TSN’s Craig Button, who claimed Brown could be a top-five selection. However, the it appears much of the independent scouting community […]

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Oh Baby: Thank You Bob Cole

Ask anyone across Canada over the last half a century to describe hockey, Canada and childhood.  Many answers might come back but only one would be correct to encapsulate a response that everyone could agree with: Saturday night, The Toronto Maple Leafs versus The Montreal Canadiens with Bob Cole in the broadcast booth to sing […]

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