Montreal Canadiens’ Depth at Center Makes Max Domi Expendable
The Montreal Canadiens’ depth at center has made general manager Marc Bergevin’s offseason decisions more interesting. Here, we will look specifically at Max Domi and consider the team’s options if he is not a fit moving forward. When Domi arrived in Montreal, fans and the media wondered why Bergevin traded Alex Galchenyuk, a former 30-goal […]
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Canadiens Need Some Serious Right Wing Help
The Montreal Canadiens’ season is now done. They surprised most when they defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in the play-in round. They then gave the Philadelphia Flyers fits in a hard-fought six-game series. The play of the young centers gave many hope for the future. Stating that there is hope isn’t celebrating yet another first-round exit […]
Canadiens News & Rumors: Gallagher, Julien, Poehling & More
In today’s Montreal Canadiens News and Rumors rundown, there’s news on Claude Julien’s health. There are confirmations on Brendan Gallagher’s injuries, as well as speculation on Ryan Poehling’s conditioning and his lack of game time in the playoffs has been brought up in the media. Also, what could general manager Marc Bergevin do now that […]
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Canadiens Don’t Challenge Hart Enough in Game 3 Loss
Before Game 2, Montreal Canadiens’ head coach Claude Julien left the bubble when he was taken by ambulance to hospital for chest pains. His team later stepped up their game and provided a dominating performance for a 5-0 victory that was played with authority, and won for Claude. Related: How Much Do Players Get Paid […]
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3 Takeaways From Canadiens’ Game 1 Loss to Flyers
Against all odds, the Montreal Canadiens played David to the Goliath that was Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins and came away with a series victory. But that was then, this is now, and the Canadiens have a new foe to face, Claude Giroux and his Philadelphia Flyers. There is very little brotherly love between […]
Montreal Canadiens’ Future at Center Is Now
The Montreal Canadiens have done what was once considered impossible by many – they defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in four games in the best-of-five qualification-round series. This means the fans that had been excited at the 12.5 percent chance of winning the draft lottery will need to now focus on something positive to help them […]
Top 3 Montreal Canadiens Playoff Performances Since 2000
As the Montreal Canadiens and their fans enjoy the surprising play-in series victory versus the Pittsburgh Penguins, it’s worth looking back at the franchise’s top individual playoff performances of the 21st century. These performances are marked by clutch scoring, big saves, and even inspired leadership. No doubt this list may have some debatable entries. If […]
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Canadiens Need Productive Youth to Succeed in Playoffs
The Montreal Canadiens will soon be travelling to Toronto to enter the bubble and begin Phase 4 where they will play one exhibition game versus (vs) division rival, the Toronto Maple Leafs prior to their play-in series vs Sidney Crosby and his Pittsburgh Penguins. Related: Remembering the Canadiens’ 2014 Playoff Run Currently, the NHL is […]
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Halifax Mooseheads’ Top 5 All-Time Players
Halifax has a long history of hockey. There are claims that the first hockey game ever recorded was played in Montreal on March 3, 1875, using “Halifax Hockey Club Rules.” Starr skates were the first mass-produced skates, made in the Halifax region. The Coloured Hockey League, which made advancements in the sport’s rules and style […]
Romanov Signs with Montreal Canadiens and What it Means
On May 8, 2020, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin signed defenceman Alexander Romanov to a three-year, entry-level contract (ELC) with a yet to be determined date. On July 13, Bergevin made the start date of Romanov’s ELC official, it begins immediately. In the six weeks between the two announcements, many wondered if Romanov would […]
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Canadiens News & Rumors: Romanov, Caufield, Hall, Domi & More
In today’s Montreal Canadiens news and rumors rundown, there is news on Alexander Romanov’s contract situation. An ECHL expansion franchise decides to call the province of Quebec home. Related: Brothers in the NHL Will the Big 10 Conference have a full season? Will it affect Cole Caufield’s decision to stay in school? Will Taylor Hall […]
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Canadiens Can Find Opportunity in a Flat Cap
The COVID-19 pandemic hit the NHL hard, with teams looking at an estimated loss of $1.31 million per home game. It’s no wonder the league is going full steam ahead with the 24-team play-in format to offset the losses and try to bring back a sense of normalcy. That being said, those financial losses will […]
Canadiens Mailbag: Domi, Kotkaniemi, Draft and More
The Montreal Canadiens enter a pivotal moment in their reset plans. They have an opportunity to gain playoff-type experience versus a true Stanley Cup contender in the Pittsburgh Penguins. At the same time, they somehow backed their way into a 12.5 percent chance of winning the first-overall selection, their best odds since 1980, the last […]
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Montreal Canadiens and the Implications of the Draft Lottery
After a long layoff of news, the NHL Draft Lottery was held on Friday and gave the league exactly what they had hoped for, drama. Fans re-engaged in full-throated hockey debates and placed the attention of the sporting world on the NHL, even if it was for only one night. It also set the stage […]
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Canadiens News & Rumors: Drouin, ECHL & Alzner
In today’s Montreal Canadiens news and rumors rundown, there is news on Jonathan Drouin. Will he be ready for the play-ins? Can he help the Canadiens make a surprise push? Will the Canadiens finally regain an ECHL affiliate? Is Shayne Gostisbehere on his way out of Philly? What does it look like if Karl Alzner […]
Habs’ Kotkaniemi Is Not a Bust
On June 22, 2018, in Dallas, before the first round of the draft got started, the chatter overheard by this writer was whether Canadiens general manager (GM) Marc Bergevin would select either Filip Zadina or Brady Tkachuk, two highly-touted prospects. Instead, many were stunned when he selected the sixth-ranked European prospect, Finnish center, Jesperi Kotkaniemi […]
Canadiens’ Draft Targets if They Beat the Penguins
The Montreal Canadiens sat 24th in the NHL at the time of The Pause. This was good enough to earn them a position in the best-of-five play-in round versus the fifth seed Pittsburgh Penguins. The Canadiens aren’t exactly the favorites — they’re currently seen as serious underdogs with little chance of winning the series, according […]
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Canadiens’ Drouin Returns – Has Chance to Be a Difference Maker
The Montreal Canadiens have a second chance to prove themselves this season, and one player in particular, who has faced heavy scrutiny since his arrival in Montreal, will get to prove his mettle in a playoff-style format: Jonathan Drouin. However, is he capable of being a difference-maker against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins? Related: […]
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Canadiens’ Potential Offer Sheet Targets
As fans prepare to settle in to enjoy a modified 24-team playoff that includes the Montreal Canadiens as part of a play-in series, team management is looking ahead at the 2020-21 Montreal roster and the holes it needs to fill. Related: The Greatest Team of All-Time – Montreal Junior Canadiens General manager (GM) Marc Bergevin […]
Canadiens’ Marc Bergevin Replacements
You can’t go onto any platform, message board or conversation about the Montreal Canadiens without someone demanding that general manager (GM) Marc Bergevin or head coach Claude Julien be fired. My THW colleague and Habs Unfiltered’s, Trege Wilson made a list of top coaching replacements. A change would temporarily calm the bloodlust of a vocal […]
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