Montreal Canadiens

In today’s Rumor Rundown we look at the most popular names on the trade market. One day after a big trade that sent defensemen Dion Phaneuf to the Los Angeles Kings, will the dominos fall when it comes to other trades that might have been contemplated? What is the standing on trades that include players
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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.
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Tomas Plekanec’s games with the Montreal Canadiens could be numbered. It’s for the best, though. Plekanec as a Montreal Canadien Tomas Plekanec and ex-Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop – (Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports) It also can’t be helped, barring a screw-up by general manager Marc Bergevin. With Plekanec set to hit free agency as
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A losing season isn’t necessarily a lost one for the Montreal Canadiens. Here are five hard lessons learned from this 2017-18 campaign the Habs can build on moving forward. 5) Paul Byron Is No Fluke Paul Byron continues to impress, not just through his speed, but versatility. Paul Byron – (Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports) Everyone
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Scratching Jordie Benn was meant to send a message to a Montreal Canadiens defence corps that has struggled throughout the season. Unfortunately for head coach Claude Julien, defense was the least of his team’s issues versus the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. As it has for most of the season, the Canadiens’ inability to
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Will Marc Bergevin lose his job after the garbage fire of a season in Montreal? The jury is still out. Few doubt that this aborted season is Bergevin’s responsibility. However, in the Montreal Canadiens organization, incompetence is not enough to get you fired. In an otherwise results-based business, language politics influence Les Habitants in problematic ways. As
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Every NHL team has had more than their fair shares of busts and missed opportunities at the draft. Selecting a player that doesn’t work out stings, especially if a future star goes one or two picks later. Although scouting is getting better, projecting how an 18-year-old player is going to develop is still a shot
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Turning this Montreal Canadiens season around may very well be an impossible mission. Ten points out of the last Eastern Conference wild-card berth, the Habs had better focus on rebounding in 2018-19. Thankfully, that’s a much easier task, as long as they accomplish the following five goals: 5) Sell Off Assets It almost goes without
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If anything, Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price has just explained away his horrible start to the season. That doesn’t absolve him from blame. Chronic Fatigue or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Carey Price – (Dominick Gravel-USA TODAY Sports) In a story that made the rounds this past weekend, Price was reported as having suffered from chronic fatigue
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It’s that time of the year for Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin. He’s making his list and checking it twice… in the hopes of bringing in a huge haul ahead of the Feb. 26 trade deadline. That means determining who should be available and who should be considered untouchable, even if the only Habs
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Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price is known for stealing games, but he just got away with highway larceny. Carey Price vs. the Atlantic Division Carey Price – (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports) Despite being named the Habs’s All-Star Game representative, Price is in the midst of a mediocre season. He has a 2.89 goals-against average and
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The Montreal Canadiens have traded goaltender Al Montoya to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2018, the Habs announced Thursday night. The condition of the pick states that the Canadiens will receive a fourth-round pick from the Oilers if Montoya plays in at least seven regular-season contests in 2017-18
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With a bottom of the division, low-scoring track record, the Montreal Canadiens have become the team that opposing coaches choose their backup goaltenders to face, and on Tuesday night, they showed why this is the case. For the fourth time the season, the Canadiens faced an opponent’s second-string netminder. The result, against Aaron Dell and
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The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is filled with great opportunities for sports fans across the spectrum. College football bowl games, the winding down of the NFL season, featured NBA marquis-matchups and of course “holiday hockey” fill the sport menu. Like filling up on holiday food, the sports fan can overdose on a
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