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Elite Frölunda system develops Lehkonen, Ikonen

Elite Frölunda system develops Lehkonen, Ikonen

Montreal Canadiens draft picks Artturi Lehkonen and Joni Ikonen both share something in common. Lehkonen has recently graduated from the Frölunda Hockey Club system and Ikonen is currently developing in it. Also, Max Friberg, who captained the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate last season will head overseas to play for the club for the 2017-18 season. […]

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UPDATE: 2016 Draft Prospects

UPDATE: 2016 Draft Prospects

The Montreal Canadiens drafted six players at the 2016 draft in Buffalo. While they are all young with lots of room for development and improvement, the first three definitely stand out. Over halfway through the 2016-17 season, let’s take a look at how the Habs’ newest prospects are performing. Mikhail Sergachev (1st Round – 9th […]

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Canadiens Recall Charles Hudon From St. John’s

Canadiens Recall Charles Hudon From St. John’s

  With an injury to Artturi Lehkonen and an illness to Alexander Radulov, the Canadiens have recalled forward Charles Hudon from the St. John’s Ice Caps in the AHL. The speedy left winger/centre is leading the AHL in goals with nine and currently sits at 4th in the league for points. Charles Hudon recalled by #canadiens […]

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Lehkonen, Sergachev to begin 2016-17 in Montreal

Lehkonen, Sergachev to begin 2016-17 in Montreal

According to reports out of Montreal, star prospects Artturi Lehkonen and Mikhail Sergachev will begin the 2016-17 season in a Montreal Canadiens jersey. Projected to line-up at the second line left wing spot, Lehkonen has continued to impress across the board and go beyond what is expected. In 2015-16, the then-20 year old spent a […]

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Montreal Canadiens 2016-2017 Projected Lineup

Montreal Canadiens 2016-2017 Projected Lineup

  Marc Bergevin has been one of the most active general managers this off-season. He added a few key players that fit the style of team he’s looking for – a team that’s bigger, stronger and difficult to play against. Additions: Shea Weber, Andrew Shaw, Zach Redmond, Alexander Radulov and Al Montoya Notable Subtractions: P.K. Subban […]

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Profiling the Montreal Canadiens’ 2016 NHL Draft Picks

Profiling the Montreal Canadiens’ 2016 NHL Draft Picks

The Montreal Canadiens began the NHL Draft with a bang, trading Lars Eller for two second rounders and then trading their two second in this year’s class for Andrew Shaw. At number nine, they snagged Mikhail Sergachev, who I believe was the best player available. Although it initially stung to lose a pair of second […]

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Draft Analysis: Translating CHL Production to the NHL

Draft Analysis: Translating CHL Production to the NHL

Drafting isn’t easy. The majority of picks never make an impact in the NHL, despite having been identified as players who could have. Considering the difficulty of drafting, any small advantage can make a huge difference. As a result, I believe to be quite important to understand how the draft works, particularly with regards to […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Improved Rankings

2016 NHL Draft: Improved Rankings

Most of the talk surrounding the 2016 NHL Draft next month is concerning the top players in the draft; rightfully so. The names Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine, Jesse Puljujärvi, Pierre-Luc Dubois, and Jakob Chychrun just to name a few, have been mentioned so commonly over the past few months that it feels like we have truly […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Comparing the Top Ranked CHL Defencemen

2016 NHL Draft: Comparing the Top Ranked CHL Defencemen

Last season the answer to the question, “Who will be the first defencemen taken in the 2016 NHL Draft,” was: Jakob Chychrun. The defender just days before his 17th birthday was finalist for OHL Defenceman of the Year, despite missing 26 games. With the draft just around the corner, the answer appears much murkier. Olli […]

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Behind the CH – Episode 2

Behind the CH – Episode 2

Host Luca LaPorta brings on brand new guests on the second episode of Behind the C, Sean Icon, Ben Fraser and Zach Ellis, to talk about the Habs recent 3-game winning streak, the latest roster moves, Marc Bergevin and also head coach Michel Therrien and his decisions over this long-awaited win streak. We debate over who the […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #6 Charlie Lindgren

Undoubtedly the IceCaps’ MVP this season, Lindgren solidified himself as a top prospect in the organization. The AHL All-Star was superhuman throughout his first 20 games, inconsistent through January and February, but superhuman once more to close out the season. In addition to grabbing two NHL wins, it was an interesting case study on the […]

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