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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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How Much Does Chemistry Cost in the NHL?

How Much Does Chemistry Cost in the NHL?

  How much does chemistry cost in the NHL?   As you all know, you can have top players out on the ice but if they do not have any chemistry, you will not get results. With anywhere from $7.5 to $9.5 million available depending the rosterand IR, the Montreal Canadiens may have to look […]

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Learning on the Fly

Learning on the Fly

2017-18 Season to Date To say that the 2017-18 season has been a roller-coaster ride for the Habs would be a vast understatement. From an underwhelming off-season which saw a virtual complete overhaul of the team’s defensive corpse to the lack of scoring, this has been a disappointing season to date. The positive thing for […]

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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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Is Victor Mete the Reason Mikhail Sergachev Was Traded?

Is Victor Mete the Reason Mikhail Sergachev Was Traded?

After trading Subban last year, not re-signing Markov, losing Emelin to Vegas (now in Nashville) and trading Beaulieu to Buffalo, it is crazy to think that Montreal would trade a future top defenseman for a French superstar and not have a backup plan on defense. Marc Bergevin has been known for making questionable trades over […]

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Habs acquire Deslauriers, Baun

Habs acquire Deslauriers, Baun

The Montreal Canadiens have used the National Hockey League’s opening day to make two minor trades. Both deals – with the Buffalo Sabres and Chicago Blackhawks are meant to help the Laval Rocket, Montreal’s American Hockey League affiliate. Earlier on in the day, the Habs dealt Zach Redmond to the Sabres in exchange for Nicolas […]

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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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Canadiens drop 6 straight ahead of four game homestand

With their loss at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night, the Montreal Canadiens have lost their sixth consecutive game to mark their second longest losing streak of the 2017-18 season. Troubling enough, this is the third time this season that the Habs have suffered a losing streak of five or more games (7: Oct. […]

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