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Montreal Canadiens: Return to Respectability

Montreal Canadiens: Return to Respectability

After 51 games played, leading into the NHL all star weekend, which is followed by the Canadiens’ annual week long break, the team sits at number 9 in points throughout the entire league. Not bad for a group that was destined to hover around the bottom of the standings for the next few years. And […]

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Habs Rapid Fire: The First 51

Habs Rapid Fire: The First 51

Ah, the bye week… a time for a little bit of reflection, a little bit more contemplation, perhaps bit of catching up on the neglected or postponed facets of one’s life and perhaps just a dash of “what the hell am I going to do with myself until February?!”   With the first 51 games […]

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Game Recap: Montreal (5) Ottawa (2) Dec. 4th 2018

Game Recap: Montreal (5) Ottawa (2) Dec. 4th 2018

On December 4th Montreal took on Ottawa in an Atlantic Division battle. With the two teams only being four points apart in the standings this game was set to be an interesting battle between two historic Canadian franchises. 1st Period Ottawa jumped out of the gates ready to take on the hostile Bell Center crowd. By […]

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Canadiens drop 6 straight ahead of four game homestand

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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Paying The Price: Carey Price Remains With Canadiens Following 8 Year Extension

Paying The Price: Carey Price Remains With Canadiens Following 8 Year Extension

“There’s no better place to play hockey.  I’d be proud to wear a Canadiens jersey until the end of my career.” – Carey Price, hot off signing a hefty contract extension.     That is not a gust of wind going through the city of Montreal today… it is merely the collective sigh of Canadiens fans […]

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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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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 Four Recap: Rangers 2 Canadiens 1

Game Four Recap: Rangers 2 Canadiens 1

The Canadiens were up 2-1 in the series heading into Broadway for game four of their best of seven series. Coming off of a dominant 3-1 victory on Sunday, people were curious to see if they could carry that type of play into game four.  The first period turned out as expected. The Rangers were playing […]

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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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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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