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Montreal Canadiens: Fourth Line Additions

Montreal Canadiens: Fourth Line Additions

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin didn’t wait until the trade deadline to revamp and as most seem to agree, upgrade his fourth line. Whether more changes are still to come or not remains to be seen but for now, Bergevin has held true to his word in not trading away any of his valuable […]

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Nate Thompson Trade: Montreal Bound, Picks Exchange

Nate Thompson Trade: Montreal Bound, Picks Exchange

Multiple merry-go-rounds continue for the Montreal Canadiens; the fourth line experiments, the middle round draft picks and… wait, this is one that has not been seen since Manny Malhotra: a guy acquired for his prowess on the dot.  Nate Thompson, this is the welcome mat.   As February rolls on, Marc Bergevin continues to orchestrate […]

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Dealing Back For Dale: Weise Returns To Montreal

Dealing Back For Dale: Weise Returns To Montreal

Questions for this team began to circle with the season getting on towards the homestretch; ironically, one of the bigger questions was “who can this team acquire to upgrade the 4th line?” all after Marc Bergevin had been much maligned and verbally taken to the cleaners for almost exclusively acquiring 4th line forwards in seasons […]

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Montreal Canadiens: Worst 10 Trades Since 1993

Montreal Canadiens: Worst 10 Trades Since 1993

Last week I counted down the 10 best trades the organization had made since last winning the Stanley Cup in 1993. It’s only fitting that I should examine the other side of the coin and list off what I see as the 10 worst trades in the same time span. Maybe a disclaimer should be […]

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Montreal Canadiens: Best 10 Trades Since 1993

Montreal Canadiens: Best 10 Trades Since 1993

It’s been over a quarter of a century since the Canadiens have last hoisted the Stanley Cup; by far the longest dry spell in franchise history. Several different factors come into play when assembling a winning team. Obviously most would place drafting at the top of that list, and rightfully so but finding the right […]

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Montreal with Seven Prospects at 2018 World Junior Championship

Montreal with Seven Prospects at 2018 World Junior Championship

It’s Boxing Day! For some, this means lots of shopping, but for true Canadians, it means something bigger; the start of one of the most exciting tournaments of the year with many future NHL stars. For the first time in recent years, after fans thought the cupboards were bare, the Montreal Canadiens have seven of their prospects […]

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To Trade Or Not To Trade: D-Manding Questions For Habs, Mete, Muzzin

To Trade Or Not To Trade: D-Manding Questions For Habs, Mete, Muzzin

It is hell trying to get to heaven but it is the only way there; purgatory, however, is the new hell.   The 2018-19 Montreal Canadiens are about as they look: too good to be bad but not good enough to be great.  They are trapped in a far worse neutral zone than one on […]

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The Package For Max Pacioretty: Canadiens Captain Vegas Bound

The Package For Max Pacioretty: Canadiens Captain Vegas Bound

The grandest saga of the Montreal Canadiens off season has come to a close.  Debate and speculation can now occupy themselves with the impending roster decisions to be made as well as the selection of the next captain.   That, however, is for another day.     Another captain is gone, another superstar sent packing […]

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July 1 signings around the Atlantic Division

July 1 signings around the Atlantic Division

On Canada Day, as is the case every year, the National Hockey League’s free agent period re-opened and free agent frenzy was a crazy one. Led by the Toronto Maple Leafs winning the John Tavares sweepstakes and the Montreal Canadiens bringing back Tomas Plekanec who is at 998 career games, many teams added pieces for […]

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Montreal is smart to take advantage of teams looking to free cap space

Montreal is smart to take advantage of teams looking to free cap space

The Montreal Canadiens have a busy summer ahead of them, loaded with cap space and looking to stockpile on young depth pieces and draft picks ahead of a “re-tooling period”. While it is difficult to rebuild with contracts carried by Carey Price and Shea Weber, it is possible to re-tool and send the franchise in […]

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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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