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Habs First Impressions: 2019-2020

Habs First Impressions: 2019-2020

  “I know it’s early but..” – Pundits across the league, gathering what data they can from a sample size of approximately 2 or 3 games.   Plenty of thoughts are circulating across the league for all 31 teams in the NHL, meaning the Habs are in the same situation as everyone else.  The beauty and […]

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What to do with the “Finnish Line”

What to do with the “Finnish Line”

As we speak, the Montreal Canadiens are in the midst of building their roster for the 2019-2020 NHL season. With just under $7.5 Million in cap space remaining according to CapFriendly, the question looms over what to do with RFA’s Joel Armia and Arturri Lehkonen, who both filed for arbitration on Friday. The Canadiens have […]

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Montreal Canadiens: The Difference Makers

Montreal Canadiens: The Difference Makers

Most Hab fans will agree that the 2018-19 season was cut short; that the Canadiens played well enough through the 82-game schedule to qualify for the post-season. Though the organization didn’t reach their ultimate goal, there’s plenty of positives to take away from this edition of the Canadiens and the exclamation point came courtesy of […]

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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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Montreal Canadiens: Depth Down the Middle

Montreal Canadiens: Depth Down the Middle

Before most of us can remember, the Canadiens had real depth down the middle. Names like Beliveau, Richard and Morenz, to name just a few. For those over 30 years of age, we can look back to Muller, Damphousse and Koivu as legitimate top end centers. The likes of Galchenyuk, McCarron and Leblanc brought false […]

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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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The Prospects of the Canadiens’ Future

The Prospects of the Canadiens’ Future

With the recent trade of now former Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty, which landed Tomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki, and a second round pick from the Vegas Golden Knights, it is safe to assume that the Habs have committed to a full-fledged rebuild. This means it is only a matter of time until the Canadiens core of veterans are […]

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Jesperi Kotkaniemi Signs ELC In Montreal

Jesperi Kotkaniemi Signs ELC In Montreal

Third overall pick (to the apparent surprise/chagrin of at least a couple in Dallas for one reason or another…) Jesperi Kotkaniemi has made his start in Montreal official as he has officially put pen to paper on his entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens.   As the Canadiens begin their entrance into The Attitude Era […]

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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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