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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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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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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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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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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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