Last Friday, the local Montreal press had a chance to interview the Habs’ potential first pick in the upcoming draft, forward Filip Zadina. The Czech teenager answered a few questions about his readiness for the NHL, his goals for the upcoming year and expressed enthusiasm about the prospect of playing for the Canadiens. If selected,
Watching the Stanley Cup Final, you realize this season has not been without controversy. The Vegas Golden Knights are the coolest thing to hit the desert since casinos, but many fans of other teams resent their success and blame it on the format of the recent expansion draft. Much of their anger centres around the
Instead of learning from their first-round playoff exit last year, the Montreal Canadiens have bottomed out as one of the worst teams in the league from day one of the 2017-18 season. They need a long hard look in the mirror and shouldn’t like what they see. The fans don’t. Is this year’s incarnation of the
While the adage goes that defense wins championships, 16 goalies have won the Conn Smythe Trophy in NHL history compared to just 10 defensemen. Considering the Montreal Canadiens have won a league-high 24 Stanley Cups, that’s a lot of good goalies from which to choose when selecting the best in team history. Granted, championships alone
For generations, the Habs have been dogged by accusations that their historic Stanley Cup success was because they had territorial rights to the best players French Canada had to offer. In this great article, originally published May 12, 2010, former THW contributor Mike Moore lays out why all those claims of an unfair advantage are wrong.
Originally written when Mr. Béliveau passed away, three years ago. The hockey world, and all of Canada, mourns the loss of Jean Béliveau, a man of miraculous talent and total modesty, who played the game better than almost anyone ever has, and who carried himself– on and off the ice– with the grace and humility befitting
Ranking all-time greats, no matter the sport, is a near impossible task. Almost every era is drastically different from the next and the game of hockey is no different. With that in mind, we decided to break down our look at the greatest goaltenders to have played the game by decade and see how each
When the Montreal Canadiens make the No. 25 pick at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the bar will be set pretty low… metaphorically speaking. In spite of Michael McCarron being listed as 6’6”, he is probably the best the Habs have ever done with the pick in the past. McCarron the Best of the Worst