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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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OPINION: Think twice before trading Galchenyuk

OPINION: Think twice before trading Galchenyuk

Alex Galchenyuk (Photo by Jay Kopinski/Icon Sportswire) After blue chipper Mikhail Sergachev was shipped off to Tampa for left winger Jonathan Drouin, much has been talked about regarding the future of Canadiens’ forward Alex Galchenyuk. The rumblings heard around the league are that Marc Bergevin is looking to move a forward piece for a puck […]

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IceCaps – Crunch: A Playoff Numbers Game (Apr. 28, 2017)

IceCaps – Crunch: A Playoff Numbers Game (Apr. 28, 2017)

Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs Syracuse Crunch at the Onondaga County War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York.  1 A quick look at tonight’s line combos and D pairings along with injuries and scratches: Hudon – Terry – Scherbak                               […]

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Canadiens Player Report Cards (Regular Season + Playoffs)

Canadiens Player Report Cards (Regular Season + Playoffs)

After crashing out in a heartbreaking 3-1 loss in New York City on Saturday night, it’s time for my “end-of-season” Montreal Canadiens report cards. Here I analyze the players, top to bottom, assigning them grades with their performances this regular season and playoffs. Let’s get started with the forwards. Max Pacioretty: B+ The captain had […]

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IceCaps – Crunch: A Playoff Numbers Game (Apr. 22, 2017)

IceCaps – Crunch: A Playoff Numbers Game (Apr. 22, 2017)

Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs Syracuse Crunch at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.  1 A quick look at tonight’s line combos and D pairings along with injuries and scratches: Hudon – Terry – Scherbak                                 […]

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Game Five Recap: Rangers 3 Canadiens 2 OT

Game Five Recap: Rangers 3 Canadiens 2 OT

Coming off an unlucky loss in The Big Apple, the Canadiens were poised to push the Rangers to the brink of elimination with a win at the Bell Centre Thursday night. But once again, their strong start in the first period, was unsustainable.  Les boys came out flying in the first period, as per usual. […]

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IceCaps – Crunch: A Playoff Numbers Game (Apr. 21, 2017)

IceCaps – Crunch: A Playoff Numbers Game (Apr. 21, 2017)

Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs Syracuse Crunch at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.  1 A quick look at tonight’s line combos and D pairings along with injuries and scratches: Hudon – Terry – Scherbak                                 […]

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Game Four Recap: Rangers 2 Canadiens 1

Game Four Recap: Rangers 2 Canadiens 1

The Canadiens were up 2-1 in the series heading into Broadway for game four of their best of seven series. Coming off of a dominant 3-1 victory on Sunday, people were curious to see if they could carry that type of play into game four.  The first period turned out as expected. The Rangers were playing […]

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Game Three Recap: Canadiens 3 Rangers 1

Game Three Recap: Canadiens 3 Rangers 1

  Coming off an exhilarating 4-3 overtime win Friday night, the Canadiens headed into Broadway looking to take their first lead of the series. Did the tweaks and changes Claude Julien made help the team? The first period was all Montreal. Alex Galchenyuk took back his natural centre post (on the third line) with Artturi Lehkonen […]

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Game Two Recap: Canadiens 4 Rangers 3 OT

Game Two Recap: Canadiens 4 Rangers 3 OT

  The talk surrounding The Montreal Canadiens after a 2-0 Rangers win in game one had fans all saying the same thing; “The  Canadiens can’t score”. I don’t disagree, but comparing the two teams, the Habs have the advantage in almost every category. I expected the goals to come in game two, and they did […]

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Habs Headlines (Podcast): Season 2, Episode 1

  MINAS PANAGIOTAKIS / GETTY IMAGES   HabsHeadlines is making a comeback. Patrick Tallon and Drew Hardiman recorded their first podcast together following the Habs 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday night. From covering the lineup decisions, prospects, coaching staff, Marc Bergevin, and taking questions from the mailbag, you can be assured that no […]

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