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State Of The Franchise Address: Canadiens Questionable Start

State Of The Franchise Address: Canadiens Questionable Start

My fellow observers,   It has come to the attention of many that the Canadiens 2017-18 season thus far has been a tumultuous one.  Losses, many undeserved but others earned; victories, narrow in measure and grand in doing little more than raising additional questions.  What we have here is failure to sustain a franchise’s strengths […]

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A preview of the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens

A preview of the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens

Ahh, August is here and the countdown to hockey season begins. With pre-season hockey on the horizon, the time has come for some preliminary line predictions/opinions from yours truly. The following will be sorted into three groups, forwards, defence and goalies. So sit down, get comfortable, and pour yourself a drink. This one is gonna […]

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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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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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Canadiens Player Report Cards (Regular Season + Playoffs)

Canadiens Player Report Cards (Regular Season + Playoffs)

After crashing out in a heartbreaking 3-1 loss in New York City on Saturday night, it’s time for my “end-of-season” Montreal Canadiens report cards. Here I analyze the players, top to bottom, assigning them grades with their performances this regular season and playoffs. Let’s get started with the forwards. Max Pacioretty: B+ The captain had […]

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Where Do the Habs Go From Here?

Where Do the Habs Go From Here?

“This was a wasted opportunity”. That’s what captain Max Pacioretty had to say after the game six loss to the New York Rangers Sunday night (via Amanda Stein of TSN 690), and it’s honestly hard to argue with him. In a year in which the Habs finished atop the otherwise weak Atlantic division, this felt […]

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Radulov, Galchenyuk Highlight Free Agents

Radulov, Galchenyuk Highlight Free Agents

With the 2016-17 Montreal Canadiens campaign coming to a finish, it is time to look ahead at the off-season. The 2017 NHL Entry Draft at the United Center in Chicago will come first. Following that will come the beginning of Free Agency on July 1st. Unrestricted Free Agents (UFA) The Montreal Canadiens organization will have […]

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Game Five Recap: Rangers 3 Canadiens 2 OT

Game Five Recap: Rangers 3 Canadiens 2 OT

Coming off an unlucky loss in The Big Apple, the Canadiens were poised to push the Rangers to the brink of elimination with a win at the Bell Centre Thursday night. But once again, their strong start in the first period, was unsustainable.  Les boys came out flying in the first period, as per usual. […]

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Game Three Recap: Canadiens 3 Rangers 1

Game Three Recap: Canadiens 3 Rangers 1

  Coming off an exhilarating 4-3 overtime win Friday night, the Canadiens headed into Broadway looking to take their first lead of the series. Did the tweaks and changes Claude Julien made help the team? The first period was all Montreal. Alex Galchenyuk took back his natural centre post (on the third line) with Artturi Lehkonen […]

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Game Two Recap: Canadiens 4 Rangers 3 OT

Game Two Recap: Canadiens 4 Rangers 3 OT

  The talk surrounding The Montreal Canadiens after a 2-0 Rangers win in game one had fans all saying the same thing; “The  Canadiens can’t score”. I don’t disagree, but comparing the two teams, the Habs have the advantage in almost every category. I expected the goals to come in game two, and they did […]

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Evans, Poehling start strong in college hockey season

Montreal Canadiens prospects Jake Evans and Ryan Poehling have begun the 2017-18 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s division I ice hockey season off to a strong start south of the border. Jake Evans (Toronto, ON) was drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft as the 207th overall pick by the […]

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