K. Ross Read

K. Ross Read is the lead hockey analyst for Backsportspage.com and co-host of the “Off the Krossbar” radio show and podcast. He also covers the Montreal Canadiens for TheHockeyWriters.com and is a feature writer with Canadian Hockey Online. Covering all things hockey with an honest edge and keen wit, he continues to develop a loyal readership on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border. Offering refreshing insight and sharp criticism, K. Ross Read is quickly earning a reputation as one of hockey’s straightest shooters. You can contact K. Ross on Facebook or twitter: @KRossRead

Recent Articles by K. Ross

Michel Therrien and Marc Bergevin have done a great job building a winning team. (Eric Bolte-US PRESSWIRE)

The Therrien Factor

With a record of 9-4-1 heading into tonight’s matchup versus the Carolina Hurricanes, the Montreal Canadiens have defied most expert predictions to this point in the season, and currently sit […]

by · February 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Montreal Canadiens
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Canadiens’ Depth Charges Forward

Ten games into the season and sitting at 6-3-1, the Montreal Canadiens have so far been one of the season’s most surprising young teams. After finishing 19th in overall goal […]

by · February 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Montreal Canadiens
The New York Islanders haven't won against the Montreal Canadiens this season, so a win at the end of the regular season would be key for the Isles. (Eric Bolte-US PRESSWIRE)

PK Subban is Not Poison

The media buzz surrounding the Montreal Canadiens’ locker room this week should have been about the four consecutive wins the team had strung together heading into last night’s matchup against […]

by · January 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Montreal Canadiens, The Business of Hockey, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Alex Galchenyuk (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

Gallagher and Galchenyuk Set the Pace in Montreal

Andrei Markov may have been the star of the show in Montreal’s 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers last night, but if the Canadiens are going to see any kind […]

by · January 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Montreal Canadiens
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Will the Canadiens be Poisoned by Mediocrity?

The worst thing that could possibly happen to the Montreal Canadiens this season is an average result. With just 48 games in which to work, and a seemingly infinite list […]

by · January 11, 2013 · 2 comments · Montreal Canadiens, News
Max Pacioretty played an AHL game immediately after watching Canada win gold. (image property of BridgetDS)

Line ‘Em Up: Montreal’s Forward Ranks

Like so many times in the past several months, Montreal’s hockey community sits idly, waiting with bated breath. Now that official proposals have once again been exchanged, it appears as […]

by · January 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Montreal Canadiens, News, Previews and Predictions
Yes,There is Hockey…

Yes,There is Hockey…

Simply put, I am sick of it all. I know that there are legitimate reasons for both sides of the NHL labour talks to take the approaches they have taken…but […]

by · December 18, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News
Dougie Hamilton (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Numbers Aside, Dougie Hamilton Leaves a Lasting Impression

I’ll be the first to admit that I normally do not follow junior hockey very closely. In fact, outside of the World Junior Championships, the last time I saw a […]

Mats Sundin (Mike Lynaugh Photography)

Is Mats Sundin a True First-Ballot Hall of Famer?

  As the hockey Hall of Fame inducted its four newest members this past week, the criteria by which players are selected for induction also shared a brief moment in […]

The Five Most Ridiculous Jerseys of All-Time

The Five Most Ridiculous Jerseys of All-Time

  With the advent of the internet, most hockey fans have now seen dozens of articles listing the ugliest jerseys of all-time. We are quite familiar with the usual suspects, […]

by · November 2, 2012 · 5 comments · Hockey History, Humor, Top 10 Lists
Alongside Tyler Bozak, Mikhail Grabovski is half of a solid one-two punch the Leafs have down the middle (Icon SMI)

Has the Internet Caused NHL Rivalries to Go Too Far?

Reading through the comments section of a particularly popular sports website yesterday, I couldn’t help but be taken aback by the pure nastiness of some of the site’s commenters. As […]


The Lockout: A Blessing in Disguise for Canadiens?

In the face of tragedy, it is often quite difficult to find the silver lining…and for hockey fans in Montreal, there are few tragedies more imposing than that of a […]

by · October 3, 2012 · 6 comments · Montreal Canadiens, News