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Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Jordie Benn

Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Jordie Benn

The Montreal Canadiens have an interesting group staring down the free agency barrel; a baby faced Finnish assassin, a homegrown kid stuck in limbo, a size enriched enigma, a mobile blue liner on the right side of youth but the wrong side of recent fortunes and a depth guy that punched above his weight on the second pair.  All […]

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Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Brett Kulak

Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Brett Kulak

There was plenty good reason to wait with this piece of the series.  There was a strong sense that Brett Kulak would land himself a new deal to remain in Montreal and it follows the same trend that the rest seem to be in that they could have paid him more and justified doing so […]

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Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Mike Reilly

Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Mike Reilly

Now that the forward group has been rounded out in this series with the likes of Artturi Lehkonen, Charles Hudon and Joel Armia, here comes the back half of this series and –with it– the pending free agents on the back end.  Much ado has been made about the Canadiens defensive unit and with a plethora of options […]

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Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Joel Armia

Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Joel Armia

From a “snake bit” youngster oozing maturity to a misfit skilled kid, it is an odd bunch due for renewal or release this summer in Montreal.  That being said, the oddest one in the bunch might just be one of the newer arrivals and he is certainly the most difficult one to nail down.   […]

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Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Charles Hudon

Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Charles Hudon

With the first part of this series tackling Artturi Lehkonen, it is not about to get easier.  The Montreal Canadiens have some decisions to make and while the verdicts of many may appear to be simple, ironing out the details and understanding why is sometimes more complex than it appears.  Recency bias and –conversely– legacy […]

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Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Artturi Lehkonen

Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Artturi Lehkonen

The vast array of criteria, subjectivity and the interpretation therein of what the next contract should look like for any given player across the National Hockey League is, at times, mind boggling; moreover, it becomes particularly confusing when the eye test and the statistics read somewhat differently or when faced with the rare difficulty of […]

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In Defence of Jonathan Drouin

In Defence of Jonathan Drouin

                                                                                    (Jonathan Drouin: Photo by TVA Sports) The Montreal Canadiens have slipped out the […]

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Montreal Canadiens: 6 Roster Predictions for the 2019/20 Season

Montreal Canadiens: 6 Roster Predictions for the 2019/20 Season

With what was a very predictable quiet trade deadline now in the rearview mirror, Canadiens’ general manager will now look to the offseason to improve on his roster, who surprised most with a very respectable showing through three quarters of the regular season. With that mind, here’s six predictions when it comes to the opening […]

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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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Montreal Canadiens: The Difference Makers

Most Hab fans will agree that the 2018-19 season was cut short; that the Canadiens played well enough through the 82-game schedule to qualify for the post-season. Though the organization didn’t reach their ultimate goal, there’s plenty of positives to take away from this edition of the Canadiens and the exclamation point came courtesy of […]

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