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Canadiens to pick 3rd overall at 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Canadiens to pick 3rd overall at 2018 NHL Entry Draft

On Saturday night, the National Hockey League (NHL) performed their annual draft lottery. The Montreal Canadiens went into it having the fourth best odds, but Montreal was sent into a world of excitement when it was confirmed that the Habs would be picking in the top three. Due to format changes this year, the order […]

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Evans, Poehling start strong in college hockey season

Evans, Poehling start strong in college hockey season

Montreal Canadiens prospects Jake Evans and Ryan Poehling have begun the 2017-18 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s division I ice hockey season off to a strong start south of the border. Jake Evans (Toronto, ON) was drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft as the 207th overall pick by the […]

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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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Deadweight Acquisitions Stunting Prospect Growth

Deadweight Acquisitions Stunting Prospect Growth

    One thing general manager Marc Bergevin has been adamant about since the beginning of his tenure in Montreal is that you can never have too much depth. Well, he’s wrong; there is such a thing as too much depth. Given Montreal’s situation on defence and their bottom six, the amount of depth signings/trades […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #1 Ryan Poehling

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #1 Ryan Poehling

A highlight reel often inflates the perception of a player’s ability. It makes sense, as a selection of highlights are the best players the player made that season, but lacking in nuance. The opposite has happened to 2017’s 25th overall pick Ryan Poehling. Nowhere will you find a smattering of gorgeous plays by Poehling. Instead, […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #2 Noah Juulsen

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #2 Noah Juulsen

While the raw production never took off, Noah Juulsen ends his junior career as a terrific player on both sides of the puck. The fourth-year blue liner took both his offensive and defensive games to new heights this season. Juulsen’s 0.31 5v5 P1/GP was among the WHL’s best blue liners, and he took home WHL […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #3 Nikita Scherbak

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #3 Nikita Scherbak

Few prospects have captivated me like Scherbak. He’s a dynamic force with endless creativity and size, but after “tantalizing” the next word that comes to mind is “frustrating.” These “two Scherbaks” are often visible in the same game. One shift, Scherbak will steal the puck and dominate the remainder of his shift in the offensive […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #4 Joni Ikonen

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #4 Joni Ikonen

If one prospect in the Canadiens organization who exemplifies multidimensionality in attack, it’s Joni Ikonen. Not only does the 5’11” forward have a reputation as a sniper, he’s a legitimately talented playmaker who creates lanes like few prospects can. In any given year, glancing over the NHL’s top scorers is generally filled with multidimensional offensive […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #5 Charles Hudon

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #5 Charles Hudon

Not only did Charles Hudon emerge as a top-notch AHL goalscorer, among U24 players he was firmly within the elite. Hudon’s ES G/GP ranked in the 99th percentile, while his G/PG and SOG/GP were in the 95th and 93rd percentiles, respectively. Not only was this his third consecutive season of highly impressive AHL play, it […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #6 Charlie Lindgren

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #6 Charlie Lindgren

Undoubtedly the IceCaps’ MVP this season, Lindgren solidified himself as a top prospect in the organization. The AHL All-Star was superhuman throughout his first 20 games, inconsistent through January and February, but superhuman once more to close out the season. In addition to grabbing two NHL wins, it was an interesting case study on the […]

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Canadiens to pick 3rd overall at 2018 NHL Entry Draft

On Saturday night, the National Hockey League (NHL) performed their annual draft lottery. The Montreal Canadiens went into it having the fourth best odds, but Montreal was sent into a world of excitement when it was confirmed that the Habs would be picking in the top three. Due to format changes this year, the order […]

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