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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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Montreal Canadiens: Let’s Talk About Loyalty

Montreal Canadiens: Let’s Talk About Loyalty

  On July 2nd, 2017, Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin said in regards to Alex Radulov’s contract negotiations, “If you want loyalty, buy a dog”. In essence, Bergevin is correct. Hockey players are human, and they will ask for what they deserve, as well as what the free agent market determines they are worth. The Radulov […]

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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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Carey Price Deserves Better Than the Montreal Canadiens

It is needless to say that Carey Price is on a team that simply does not capitalize on his abilities. The Habs are on the verge of missing the playoffs for the third straight year. And while the injuries and bad calls are valid excuses for their current losing streak, there are plenty of errors […]

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