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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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Alex Galchenyuk Contract Extension: 3 More Years Of Affordable Offence

Alex Galchenyuk Contract Extension: 3 More Years Of Affordable Offence

Certainty continues to show more and more of its lovable mug to the Canadiens with the contract extension for Alex Galchenyuk just drying its ink, showing to be for three seasons at an average annual value of $4,900,000.   Before sides can wage any potential war between “he had a great season” versus “and then […]

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Ales Hemsky signed at 1 year, 1 million

Ales Hemsky signed at 1 year, 1 million

The Montreal Canadiens ended the Canada Day long weekend with the signing of Ales Hemsky to a one-year, one-way contract worth one-million dollars. Ales Hemsky Age: 33 Birthplace: Pardubice, Czech Republic Position: Right Wing Height: 6’0″ Weight: 185 2016-17 Statistics: 4 goals, 3 assists in 15 games   The 33-year old came to North America […]

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Paying The Price: Carey Price Remains With Canadiens Following 8 Year Extension

Paying The Price: Carey Price Remains With Canadiens Following 8 Year Extension

“There’s no better place to play hockey.  I’d be proud to wear a Canadiens jersey until the end of my career.” – Carey Price, hot off signing a hefty contract extension.     That is not a gust of wind going through the city of Montreal today… it is merely the collective sigh of Canadiens fans […]

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Old Buds, New Friends: Byron Froese, Peter Holland Sign With Montreal

Old Buds, New Friends: Byron Froese, Peter Holland Sign With Montreal

Death, taxes and Marc Bergevin finding more fringe 4th line players.  Two guys have found themselves in recent years likely repeating the mantra: “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”   Byron Froese and Peter Holland have done just that.   These guys always seemed to be scratching at the cusp of something.  Granted, they […]

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Burnaby Bruiser: Karl Alzner Bell Centre Bound

Burnaby Bruiser: Karl Alzner Bell Centre Bound

There was a defenceman out there on the free agency market standing 6’3, weighing in at 219 pounds, plays a steady and sensible but outdated style of defence while somewhat lacking mobility and offensive skill.  Who jumped all over him and threw a five year term at him before the market even officially opened? If […]

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David Schlemko On The Go: Canadiens Acquire For Draft Pick

Since entering the league in the 2008-09 season, David Schlemko, upon spending his first few years in Arizona, has found himself on an essential tour of the NHL; going from the desert to Dallas, Calgary, New Jersey, San Jose and then finally finding himself a newly minted member of the Vegas Golden Knights in the […]

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Vegas claim Alexei Emelin in expansion draft

Vegas claim Alexei Emelin in expansion draft

The Vegas Golden Knights have officially announced Alexei Emelin as their expansion draft selection from the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens left Emelin unprotected on their list which had to be submitted to the National Hockey League (NHL) by 5:00pm ET last Saturday. Protected List Instead, the Canadiens elected to protect Carey Price (G), Jordie Benn […]

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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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Habs Trade Nathan Beaulieu

Habs Trade Nathan Beaulieu

The Canadiens acquire BUF’s 3rd-round pick (68) in 2017 , in return for N. Beaulieu. — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) June 17, 2017 The Montreal Canadiens announce a trade involving Nathan Beaulieu just over an hour before the 3:00pm ET league-wide trade freeze (excluding Vegas). The Habs have traded Beaulieu within the Atlantic Division to the […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #6 Charlie Lindgren

Undoubtedly the IceCaps’ MVP this season, Lindgren solidified himself as a top prospect in the organization. The AHL All-Star was superhuman throughout his first 20 games, inconsistent through January and February, but superhuman once more to close out the season. In addition to grabbing two NHL wins, it was an interesting case study on the […]

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