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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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Despite Lineup Holes, Future Looks Bright for Canadiens

Despite Lineup Holes, Future Looks Bright for Canadiens

  (Photo by Vincent Ethier/IconSportswire via Getty Images) Just 11 games into the NHL season, one of the biggest surprises this season is the early success of the Montreal Canadiens; a team seemingly destined to have yet another lottery year in hopes for another top-ten (or top five) pick in the 2019 draft. Not many […]

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Habs Trends: Building The Foundation Early (& Often)

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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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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Game One: Habs Played Unacceptable Hockey

Game One: Habs Played Unacceptable Hockey

So, after that pitiful performance in Game 1 on Wednesday night, I’ve got a few things to say. The first period was pretty much your typical Montreal Canadiens hockey. They dominate the period, outshoot the Rangers 15-5, yet go into the second period down a goal. Overall, not the worst thing in the world, just […]

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Farewell Michel: Habs #FireTherrien

Farewell Michel: Habs #FireTherrien

“Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth Ooh, heaven is a place on earth…”   All About The Habs brings to you: the column that I, personally, have been waiting to write since the day I took this job…   Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, put your trousers back on, wash off your beer […]

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Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

“The only thing worse than beating on a dead horse is betting on one”- Relient k April 2, 2007: The New Jersey Devils fired first year head coach Claude Julien with just 3 games left in the regular season despite sporting a decent 47-24-8 record. So in case you were wondering, no NHL coach has ever […]

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Embellishment City: Boston Bruins

Embellishment City: Boston Bruins

An armpit is generally a dirty, stinky and unpleasant part of the human body, and is used sometimes in regards to compare metaphors, for instance: A cow farm built right in the middle of a city would be considered as the armpit of that city. In respect to the NHL however, one could argue that […]

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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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