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2016 NHL Draft: Comparing the Top Ranked CHL Forwards

2016 NHL Draft: Comparing the Top Ranked CHL Forwards

The top of the 2016 NHL Draft is dominated by non-CHL forwards–a rare feat. However, there is a handful of top-end CHL talent that could be around the range of the Montreal Canadiens’ ninth overall. This article compares the top-five CHL forwards: Matthew Tkachuk, Alexander Nylander, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Michael McLeod, and Logan Brown. Context All five […]

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Artturi Lehkonen: Everything You Need to Know

Artturi Lehkonen: Everything You Need to Know

After being confirmed by Swedish media yesterday, the Montreal Canadiens announced the signing of Artturi Lehkonen to a three-year entry-level contract. At this point, it is unclear whether or not Lehkonen has the same stipulation that Mattias Janmark had with Dallas, which would see Lehkonen play another season with Frolunda if he fails to make […]

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2016 NHL Draft Watch: Vitalii Abramov Torching QMJHL

2016 NHL Draft Watch: Vitalii Abramov Torching QMJHL

If you don’t know the name Vitalii Abramov, you will soon. He is a QMJHL rookie with 73 points in 48 games, good for fourth in the lead and a 12-point lead on Gatineau. The best way to describe Abramov is: Electrifying. His explosiveness, stickhandling, and creativity are all among the very best in the […]

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Lukas Vejdemo: From an Unknown to a Top Prospect

Lukas Vejdemo: From an Unknown to a Top Prospect

It took just two shots on goal and 12:53 into the first game of the season for Lukas Vejdemo to score his first career Swedish Hockey League goal. 26 games later, and Vejdemo is the youngest player in the top-10 of SHL rookie scoring with 11 points. 9 of 11 points have come in his […]

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Simon Bourque: Stabilizing Blue Line Presence

Simon Bourque: Stabilizing Blue Line Presence

Through 23 games, Simon Bourque has emerged as the Rimouski Oceanic’s number one defender in all situations. Furthermore, he has already amassed 19 points, on pace to shatter his previous career-high of 38 points. In the new number one role, Bourque has continued his high level of play that made him and Jan Kostalek, reigning […]

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2015 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #25-21

2015 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #25-21

Welcome back to my second annual top 30 Habs prospects. This profiles prospects ranked #25 to #21, including two slightly undersized CHLers and three current/former NCAAers. Series Navigation: 2015 Top 30 Habs Prospects: Ranking Methodology and Honourable Mentions 2015 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #30-26 2015 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #25-21 2015 Top 30 Habs Prospects: […]

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A Look at the Habs 2015 Draft Choices

A Look at the Habs 2015 Draft Choices

With the draft over, it’s time to take a look at who the Montreal Canadiens selected. With the holding of the 26th, 87th, 131st, 177th, and 207th overall picks, the Canadiens selected Noah Juulsen, Lukas Vejdemo, Matt Bradley, Simon Bourque, and Jeremiah Addison, respectively.   Noah Juulsen 26th Overall, 1st Round RD | 6’02” 174 […]

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Tim Bozon Makes Triumphant Return

Tim Bozon Makes Triumphant Return

At this time last year Tim Bozon had just retaken the ice for the first time since becoming ill with meningitis. A year later, Bozon completed one of junior hockey’s rarest feats, four consecutive thirty-goal seasons. Bozon recorded an assist in his first game back, and in the month of November posted nine goals and […]

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Michael McCarron Becomes Two-way Force

Michael McCarron Becomes Two-way Force

What a difference a year makes. Just two seasons ago, Michael McCarron was a third liner on the London Knights. A year goes by, and McCarron finishes his junior career as one of the OHL’s elite two-way forwards and a Memorial Cup champion. The 6’06” centre began the year on the London Knights’ top line, […]

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Inconsistent Daniel Audette Adds Goalscoring Touch

Inconsistent Daniel Audette Adds Goalscoring Touch

Big things were expected of Daniel Audette. At first, he delivered. The speedy centre posted 28 points in his first 16 games, including two hat tricks and a six-point game. However, in the remaining 46 games, Audette posted 45 points. Solid totals for sure, but it was his overall play that suffered. Interestingly enough, Audette’s […]

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Oh Baby: Thank You Bob Cole

Ask anyone across Canada over the last half a century to describe hockey, Canada and childhood.  Many answers might come back but only one would be correct to encapsulate a response that everyone could agree with: Saturday night, The Toronto Maple Leafs versus The Montreal Canadiens with Bob Cole in the broadcast booth to sing […]

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