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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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Drouin It Right: Canadiens Acquire Jonathan Drouin For Mikhail Sergachev

Drouin It Right: Canadiens Acquire Jonathan Drouin For Mikhail Sergachev

What if I told you that there was a young, lethally offensively skilled, Quebec born forward with a 20+ goal scoring punch just two years into his NHL career, a proven playoff performer with an edge and that the best from him is yet to come?   …Now what if I told you that he […]

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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 named 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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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 Sign Antoine Waked

Canadiens Sign Antoine Waked

Undrafted right wing free agent Antoine Waked has signed a three year contract with the Montreal Canadiens. 20-year old Waked has played four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) since being drafted 67th overall by the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Since making his major junior debut in 2013-14, Waked has 157 regular season points […]

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IceCaps – Crunch: A Playoff Numbers Game (Apr. 26, 2017)

IceCaps – Crunch: A Playoff Numbers Game (Apr. 26, 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 – McCarron – Terry                         […]

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Where Do the Habs Go From Here?

Where Do the Habs Go From Here?

“This was a wasted opportunity”. That’s what captain Max Pacioretty had to say after the game six loss to the New York Rangers Sunday night (via Amanda Stein of TSN 690), and it’s honestly hard to argue with him. In a year in which the Habs finished atop the otherwise weak Atlantic division, this felt […]

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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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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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AHL, ECHL Affiliates Begin Cup Runs

AHL, ECHL Affiliates Begin Cup Runs

As the Montreal Canadiens focus on their own postseason, their American Hockey League (AHL) and East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) affiliates will be doing the same. For the first time since the 2010-11 season, both affiliates will play past the regular season in the same year. St. John’s IceCaps In their last season in St. […]

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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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