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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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Habs Flex Their Cap; Acquire Mason and Parts From Jets

Habs Flex Their Cap; Acquire Mason and Parts From Jets

The Canadiens have dealt Simon Bourque, a minor league defenseman, to the Jets for Joel Armia, Steve Mason, a 7th round pick in 2019 and a 4th round pick in 2020. This already is a win and Marc Bergevin should be applauded for this move. The Canadiens had cap space as leverage in negotiations which […]

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Habs Trade Galchenyuk To Coyotes For Domi

Habs Trade Galchenyuk To Coyotes For Domi

Marc Bergevin went and did it again.  Another trade in which the Canadiens got a good player in exchange for a better player going out.  All of that talk, all of that which began to look promising with strong personnel moves over the off season thus far, any bit of restored faith, seemingly gone –once […]

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Joe Morrow dealt to Winnipeg as trade deadline passes

Joe Morrow dealt to Winnipeg as trade deadline passes

Just as the 3:00pm ET trade deadline for the 2017-18 National Hockey League (NHL) season passed, it was announced that the Montreal Canadiens acquired a fourth round pick in exchange for Joe Morrow. Jets acquire Joe Morrow. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 26, 2018 Joe Morrow (Edmonton, AB) is a 6’0″, 198 lbs; 25-year old […]

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Trade Deadline: Toronto Takes Tomas Plekanec

Trade Deadline: Toronto Takes Tomas Plekanec

Question: What could be slightly less appealing than being thrown screaming from a helicopter? Answer: Watching a career long player for your favorite team being traded to your biggest rival.   Tomas Plekanec has been dealt off ahead of the trade deadline to the only team that he will not hit 1,000 career regular season […]

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Trade Talk: Tomas Plekanec

Trade Talk: Tomas Plekanec

There may not be a player that has better embodied the Montreal Canadiens –for better or worse– over the last 15 years than Tomas Plekanec.   Before, Tomas was overly skilled and undersized.  He was mobile and productive but lacking in physicality and would throw the puck away to avoid being hit (certainly a helping […]

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Royalty Gets Their Torrey: Mitchell Traded To LA Kings

Royalty Gets Their Torrey: Mitchell Traded To LA Kings

Torrey Mitchell’s dream of playing for the Montreal Canadiens has come to an abrupt end but with Mitchell being traded to the Los Angeles Kings, his dream of playing for the Stanley Cup may just come to fruition at this rate.  The Kings are obviously looking to bolster their depth and maybe, just maybe, there is […]

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Habs Headlines (Podcast): Season 2, Episode 1

  MINAS PANAGIOTAKIS / GETTY IMAGES   HabsHeadlines is making a comeback. Patrick Tallon and Drew Hardiman recorded their first podcast together following the Habs 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday night. From covering the lineup decisions, prospects, coaching staff, Marc Bergevin, and taking questions from the mailbag, you can be assured that no […]

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