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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 Blue Line: Analyzing the Left Side

Habs Blue Line: Analyzing the Left Side

After six seasons and what seems to be more roster moves than he recorded points in his 1191 game career (181 if you were wondering); it seems Marc Bergevin has finally laid down the groundwork to a foundation the organization can move forward with. A young core that may lack star power, although a couple […]

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Burnaby Bruiser: Karl Alzner Bell Centre Bound

Burnaby Bruiser: Karl Alzner Bell Centre Bound

There was a defenceman out there on the free agency market standing 6’3, weighing in at 219 pounds, plays a steady and sensible but outdated style of defence while somewhat lacking mobility and offensive skill.  Who jumped all over him and threw a five year term at him before the market even officially opened? If […]

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Defensive Depth: Who’s In The Top-6 Going Into Game One?

Defensive Depth: Who’s In The Top-6 Going Into Game One?

After a busy trade deadline of adding stability at the back-end, we now get to see if that depth will pay dividends for the Montreal Canadiens. Looking at the depth chart, the Habs have, in my opinion, 9 NHL-calibre defencemen that can be of use. The likes of the lineup locks; Shea Weber, Andrei Markov, […]

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Alexei Emelin: A Negative Difference Maker

Alexei Emelin: A Negative Difference Maker

When we look at “difference makers” on the ice, we often look for those who can be a game changer when their team needs it the most. This could be a shutdown center shutting down the opposing goal scorer, a goal scorer scoring at the right moment, or a goalie making that one extra save […]

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Wake Up, Shake Up: Habs Must Smell The Coffee

Wake Up, Shake Up: Habs Must Smell The Coffee

There is a firestorm growing across Montreal.  Everything is tightening up and so too is the pressure cooker when God knows with how the season started and how the team was supposed to look at this point, it never should have come about.  Alas, here we stand and the reality of the scenario that the […]

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Habs Dominate In 5-1 Win vs Ducks

Habs Dominate In 5-1 Win vs Ducks

Habs Dominate In 5-1 Win vs Ducks The Habs dominated for a full 60 minutes at the Bell Centre Tuesday evening, when they beat the Anaheim Ducks in a 5-1 routing. Brendan Gallagher managed to set the tone early, when he collided with Ducks goaltender Jonathan Bernier, and got the Ducks riled up to the […]

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Marc Bergevin Is Looking For a Top-4 D-man, But Who’s Available?

Marc Bergevin Is Looking For a Top-4 D-man, But Who’s Available?

As reported by Nick Kypreos and Sportsnet last week, Marc Bergevin and the Habs are currently looking to bolster their blue line even more as they are searching for a top-4 defenceman. The Canadiens have started the season 8-0-1, with a +17 goal difference and are leading the league with only 14 goals against. This […]

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Habs Lose 4-3 In A Shootout vs Sens

Habs Lose 4-3 In A Shootout vs Sens

Habs Lose 4-3 In A Shootout vs Sens The Habs lost in a shootout vs the Senators, Saturday night, despite battling back from a 2-0 deficit to grab the lead late in the 3rd period. It was an exciting recovery, but when all was said and done, they lost in a disappointing shootout as the […]

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Lines/News From Habs Practice

Lines/News From Habs Practice

                  This morning at Habs practice, the defencemen were the first on the ice. #Habs On travaille sur l'avantage numérique ce matin. Les défenseurs sont Markov, Subban, Beaulieu et Barberio. Pas de Petry — Guillaume Lefrançois (@glefrancoisLP) January 8, 2016 This morning, Andrei Markov, Nathan Beaulieu, P.K. […]

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Canadiens Re-Up Charles Hudon For One Year

Early this morning, the Canadiens announced that they signed Charles Hudon to a one-year, one-way contract ($800,000). Just like his fellow teammates Armia and Lehkonen, he avoided going to arbitration. His date set for August 2nd. This will be Hudon’s fourth season with the Montreal Canadiens having played his first professional season during the 2014-15 […]

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