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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 Top 30 Habs Prospects: Ranking Methodology

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: Ranking Methodology

It’s back. This year marks a significant change in my player evaluation and writing. If you’ve been reading my work for a while, you’ve probably already noticed. I’ve become fascinated with statistics and applying them to junior hockey. I’ve tracked extensive data on the majority of prospects in the organization by hand, while racking up […]

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Elite Frölunda system develops Lehkonen, Ikonen

Elite Frölunda system develops Lehkonen, Ikonen

Montreal Canadiens draft picks Artturi Lehkonen and Joni Ikonen both share something in common. Lehkonen has recently graduated from the Frölunda Hockey Club system and Ikonen is currently developing in it. Also, Max Friberg, who captained the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate last season will head overseas to play for the club for the 2017-18 season. […]

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Canadiens Welcome Seven New Prospects

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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2017 NHL Draft: 1st Round

2017 NHL Draft: 1st Round

The 2017 NHL Draft began off on Friday night at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Round number one of the draft took place tonight, with rounds two through seven on Saturday. The Montreal Canadiens used their 25th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft to select Ryan Poehling. Further down in the article at […]

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Canadiens Re-Up Charles Hudon For One Year

Early this morning, the Canadiens announced that they signed Charles Hudon to a one-year, one-way contract ($800,000). Just like his fellow teammates Armia and Lehkonen, he avoided going to arbitration. His date set for August 2nd. This will be Hudon’s fourth season with the Montreal Canadiens having played his first professional season during the 2014-15 […]

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