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Montreal is smart to take advantage of teams looking to free cap space

Montreal is smart to take advantage of teams looking to free cap space

The Montreal Canadiens have a busy summer ahead of them, loaded with cap space and looking to stockpile on young depth pieces and draft picks ahead of a “re-tooling period”. While it is difficult to rebuild with contracts carried by Carey Price and Shea Weber, it is possible to re-tool and send the franchise in […]

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Habs Flex Their Cap; Acquire Mason and Parts From Jets

Habs Flex Their Cap; Acquire Mason and Parts From Jets

The Canadiens have dealt Simon Bourque, a minor league defenseman, to the Jets for Joel Armia, Steve Mason, a 7th round pick in 2019 and a 4th round pick in 2020. This already is a win and Marc Bergevin should be applauded for this move. The Canadiens had cap space as leverage in negotiations which […]

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2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #20-#16

2017 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #20-#16

Welcome to the fourth installment of this year’s Top 30 Habs Prospects by Mitch Brown. This segment features the most aptly-named prospect in the organization and a pair of slick playmakers with irregular development curves. This article looks also examines two defencemen, one who is graduating to the AHL after an illustrious junior career, while […]

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2016 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #25-#21

2016 Top 30 Habs Prospects: #25-#21

Welcome to the third installment of my Top-30 Habs Prospects, featuring prospects ranked #25-#21. Keep in mind, these rankings are just for fun, and the most valuable information is found in the profiles themselves. This group of five features a couple of candidates for breakout seasons next year. This segment begins with Matt Bradley and […]

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CHL Playoffs/Habs Prospects – Round 1

CHL Playoffs/Habs Prospects – Round 1

Over the course of the 2015-16 season, there has been 5 prospects of the Montreal Canadiens playing among the Western Hockey League (WHL), Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Unlike the 2014-15 season where all 7 of the competing Habs prospects were heading to their respective league’s playoffs, only 4 […]

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CHL Playoffs/Habs Prospects – Preview

CHL Playoffs/Habs Prospects – Preview

Over the course of the 2015-16 season, there has been 5 prospects of the Montreal Canadiens playing among the Western Hockey League (WHL), Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Unlike the 2014-15 season where all 7 of the competing Habs prospects were heading to their respective league’s playoffs, only 4 […]

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Midseason CHL Prospects Review

Midseason CHL Prospects Review

With all three CHL trade deadlines in the past, it’s time to examine how each of the Habs’ six CHL prospects have faired up until the halfway point of the season. No prospects were on the move this year, and all of the prospects’ teams appear to be middle-of-the-pack teams at best.   Jeremiah Addison […]

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Habs QMJHL Prospect Report: Mid-Season (Trade Deadline)

Habs QMJHL Prospect Report: Mid-Season (Trade Deadline)

This is the second QMJHL prospect report of this 2015-2016 regular season concerning Habs prospects playing in the QMJHL: Daniel Audette and Simon Bourque. Daniel Audette, C, Sherbrooke Phoenix (R5 2014, #147) I feel like I am repeating myself, but Audette is part of a small group of players reaching the expectations so far this […]

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Simon Bourque: Stabilizing Blue Line Presence

Simon Bourque: Stabilizing Blue Line Presence

Through 23 games, Simon Bourque has emerged as the Rimouski Oceanic’s number one defender in all situations. Furthermore, he has already amassed 19 points, on pace to shatter his previous career-high of 38 points. In the new number one role, Bourque has continued his high level of play that made him and Jan Kostalek, reigning […]

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Habs QMJHL Prospect Report: September to Mid-October

Habs QMJHL Prospect Report: September to Mid-October

This is the first QMJHL prospect report of this 2015-2016 regular season concerning Habs prospects playing in the QMJHL: Daniel Audette and Simon Bourque. Daniel Audette, C, Sherbrooke Phoenix (R5 2014, #147) Audette has been one of the few players to reach the expectations so far with the Sherbrooke Phoenix. The Birds, seen by many […]

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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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