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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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A Tribute to Tomas Plekanec

A Tribute to Tomas Plekanec

As announced earlier today, Tomas Plekanec officially retired from the NHL after spending 15 years in the league; starting from the 2005-2006 season. All of his 1001 games, with the exception of 17 with Toronto, were spent with the Canadiens after being selected in the third round in 2001. In his 984 games as a […]

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Everything Is Rosey: Habs Extend Jacob De La Rose

Everything Is Rosey: Habs Extend Jacob De La Rose

Who says the St. Louis Blues are snapping up all of the centers this side of John Tavares? The Show Me State may be showing their money in hoards following a big (losing) trade for Ryan O’Reilly and the far too generous signing of now former rival Tyler Bozak but The Swedish Sensation Jacob de […]

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July 1 signings around the Atlantic Division

July 1 signings around the Atlantic Division

On Canada Day, as is the case every year, the National Hockey League’s free agent period re-opened and free agent frenzy was a crazy one. Led by the Toronto Maple Leafs winning the John Tavares sweepstakes and the Montreal Canadiens bringing back Tomas Plekanec who is at 998 career games, many teams added pieces for […]

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Taken Back From Toronto: Tomas Plekanec Returns To Canadiens

Taken Back From Toronto: Tomas Plekanec Returns To Canadiens

Some people get sports cars, others get piercings or tattoos.  Tomas Plekanec’s awkward phase was shaving his goatee and wearing a Maple Leafs jersey.   That is now officially over.   The endeavor was worthwhile.  The Montreal Canadiens ended up with one of their many second round picks and a couple depth pieces, most notably […]

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Rapid Fire: Habs Off Season, Staff, Pacioretty, Draft, Free Agency

Rapid Fire: Habs Off Season, Staff, Pacioretty, Draft, Free Agency

With a ton of speculation floating around, the Habs off season lingers on with more questions than answers until that all important time of action.  The painstaking countdown to such times has many entering their darkest hour but it helps to remember that it is always darkest before dawn.  With the groundwork being put in, […]

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Trade Deadline: Toronto Takes Tomas Plekanec

Trade Deadline: Toronto Takes Tomas Plekanec

Question: What could be slightly less appealing than being thrown screaming from a helicopter? Answer: Watching a career long player for your favorite team being traded to your biggest rival.   Tomas Plekanec has been dealt off ahead of the trade deadline to the only team that he will not hit 1,000 career regular season […]

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Canadiens drop 6 straight ahead of four game homestand

Canadiens drop 6 straight ahead of four game homestand

With their loss at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night, the Montreal Canadiens have lost their sixth consecutive game to mark their second longest losing streak of the 2017-18 season. Troubling enough, this is the third time this season that the Habs have suffered a losing streak of five or more games (7: Oct. […]

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Trade Talk: Tomas Plekanec

Trade Talk: Tomas Plekanec

There may not be a player that has better embodied the Montreal Canadiens –for better or worse– over the last 15 years than Tomas Plekanec.   Before, Tomas was overly skilled and undersized.  He was mobile and productive but lacking in physicality and would throw the puck away to avoid being hit (certainly a helping […]

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WRAP-UP: 2017 IIHF World Championship

WRAP-UP: 2017 IIHF World Championship

The 2017 IIHF World Championship wrapped up on Sunday after 64 games over 17 days. The tournament was co-hosted by Paris, France and Cologne, Germany where there was a total tournament attendance of 686,391. On Sunday, Russia defeated Finland in the bronze medal game 5-3 to earn their ninth overall bronze medal (fourth as Russia). […]

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Montreal Canadiens: Fourth Line Additions

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin didn’t wait until the trade deadline to revamp and as most seem to agree, upgrade his fourth line. Whether more changes are still to come or not remains to be seen but for now, Bergevin has held true to his word in not trading away any of his valuable […]

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