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Paul Byron: Breakaway To The Bank

Paul Byron: Breakaway To The Bank

Bless Marc Bergevin’s lucky stars because when he snagged Paul Byron off of waivers, there was a galaxy’s worth of them.   Imagine the surprise of Canadiens fans across the map if they were to be told that a guy chosen in the sixth round by the Buffalo Sabres and left out to dry on […]

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The Prospects of the Canadiens’ Future

The Prospects of the Canadiens’ Future

With the recent trade of now former Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty, which landed Tomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki, and a second round pick from the Vegas Golden Knights, it is safe to assume that the Habs have committed to a full-fledged rebuild. This means it is only a matter of time until the Canadiens core of veterans are […]

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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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Everything Is Rosey: Habs Extend Jacob De La Rose

Everything Is Rosey: Habs Extend Jacob De La Rose

Who says the St. Louis Blues are snapping up all of the centers this side of John Tavares? The Show Me State may be showing their money in hoards following a big (losing) trade for Ryan O’Reilly and the far too generous signing of now former rival Tyler Bozak but The Swedish Sensation Jacob de […]

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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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Habs Agree to Terms with Michael Chaput and Kenny Agostino

Habs Agree to Terms with Michael Chaput and Kenny Agostino

DEPTH. DEPTH. DEPTH. That is the story of the Canadiens on the opening day of free agency and there is nothing wrong with that. They shouldn’t dive into crazy contracts with long term when they are in currently in a period of retooling. In addition to signing Ouellet and Peca earlier today, the Habs announced […]

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Canadiens Ink Xavier Ouellet, Matthew Peca

Canadiens Ink Xavier Ouellet, Matthew Peca

With the free agency market now open, the Canadiens have added depth to their organization with the signings of blue liner Xavier Ouellet and forward Matthew Peca (no relation to Michael Peca). The Canadiens inked Ouellet to a one-year, two-way deal worth $700, 000 in the NHL and $275, 000 in the AHL (guaranteed salary […]

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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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Habs Trends: Building The Foundation Early (& Often)

Ever changing constants are an intriguing oxymoron and one that the hockey world lends itself to, whether it realizes that or not.  The Montreal Canadiens have been a visible case in point of just that in their first small handful of showcases to start the young season.  Early and often are the keynotes and they […]

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