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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 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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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defenceman out there on the free agency market standing 6’3, weighing in at 219 pounds, plays a steady and sensible but outdated style of defence while somewhat lacking mobility and offensive skill.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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Game Three Recap: Canadiens 3 Rangers 1

Game Three Recap: Canadiens 3 Rangers 1

  Coming off an exhilarating 4-3 overtime win Friday night, the Canadiens headed into Broadway looking to take their first lead of the series. Did the tweaks and changes Claude Julien made help the team? The first period was all Montreal. Alex Galchenyuk took back his natural centre post (on the third line) with Artturi Lehkonen […]

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Game One Recap: Rangers 2 – Canadiens 0

Game One Recap: Rangers 2 – Canadiens 0

The New York Rangers are facing the Montreal Canadiens in a playoff series for the 16th time in franchise history. New York has won eight of 15 all-time playoff series against the Canadiens.  The Canadiens swept the 2016-2017 season series versus the Rangers going 3-0. How did they match up in game one? I think […]

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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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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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2017 NHL All Star Skills Competition

2017 NHL All Star Skills Competition

Saturday night hosted the annual skills competition at the 2017 NHL All Star weekend. The event took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Montreal Canadiens were well represented at the event by goaltender Carey Price and defenceman Shea Weber. Also in Los Angeles to stand behind the bench at the All-Star […]

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Habs Outshot In 3-1 Loss To Islanders

Habs Outshot In 3-1 Loss To Islanders

Habs Outshot in 3-1 Loss To Islanders Habs were outshot in a 3-1 loss to the Islanders Thursday night in Brooklyn. The final total was a deeply uneven 42-22 shots on goal, which presented the problem from the beginning. They came out slow, they didn’t take enough shots on net, and they gave up the […]

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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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