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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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Habs Headlines (Podcast): Season 2, Episode 1

  MINAS PANAGIOTAKIS / GETTY IMAGES   HabsHeadlines is making a comeback. Patrick Tallon and Drew Hardiman recorded their first podcast together following the Habs 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday night. From covering the lineup decisions, prospects, coaching staff, Marc Bergevin, and taking questions from the mailbag, you can be assured that no […]

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