April 24th, 2016 In Canadiens Management, Long Read, Montreal Canadiens 0 comments

Add the Montreal Canadiens forever needing a right-winger to death and taxes as certainties in life. Much like the Habs were searching for the right option on the right side last summer, they will be this one. Admittedly, there was progress, with Brendan Gallagher seemingly finding a permanent home alongside Max Pacioretty and Alex Galchenyuk...

April 23rd, 2016 In Canadiens History, Column, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens, Red Wings History 0 comments

The Stanley Cup Final opens tonight in Montreal with the Detroit Red Wings visiting the Montreal Canadiens. The oddsmakers have installed the Habs as five to two favourites to capture the Stanley Cup. They are also rated 13-5 favourites to win game one. The logic behind the setting of those odds is clear. Montreal was consistently good all...

April 18th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Montreal Canadiens 0 comments

Canadiens Have Holes to Fill and Questions to Answer Going into Next Season. This has obviously been a miserable season for the Habs — a team expected to make a Cup run. Now that the season is over a little early, we look to the next one. This starts on April 30 with the NHL Draft Lottery where three teams can climb the board and get a chance...

April 16th, 2016 In Canadiens Management, Montreal Canadiens 0 comments

Despite having spent most of his career with the Montreal Canadiens, retired defenseman Francis Bouillon would be a bad fit right now. Reports Quashed Thankfully, reports that Bouillon had recently talked with the team about returning were eventually quashed. According to Mathias Brunet of La Presse, Bouillon did talk to the team, but months...

April 15th, 2016 In Canadiens History, Column, Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens 0 comments

The Montreal Canadiens eliminated the Toronto Maple Leafs last night in a hockey game that will be remembered more for fisticuffs than for any hockey skill that might have been on display. The Habs disposed of Toronto with a 4-1 win to take their best-of-seven Stanley Cup semi-final series in four straight games. In the other semi-final game, the...

April 13th, 2016 In Canadiens Management, Montreal Canadiens, Top Stories 0 comments

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin chose the easiest path, announcing head coach Michel Therrien would stay on at his post-mortem press conference. He’ll sooner or later find out it wasn’t the right one to take, though. https://twitter.com/amandacstein/status/719581635004526592?ref_src=twsrc^tfw Bergevin obviously clung to...

April 13th, 2016 In Canadiens History, Column, Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens 0 comments

After three games in their Stanley Cup semi-final playoff series, the Montreal Canadiens have the Toronto Maple Leafs squarely behind the eight-ball. Montreal downed the Maple Leafs 5-2 last night at Maple Leaf Gardens to take  a three games to none stranglehold on the best-of-seven series. In the other National Hockey League playoff game,...

April 10th, 2016 In Canadiens History, Column, Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens 0 comments

The Montreal Canadiens took a two games to none lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs in their Stanley Cup semi-final series last night in Montreal. The Habs shut out the Leafs 2-0 in a contest that featured more fisticuffs than goals. Provost, Rousseau Took Care of Scoring Claude Provost and Bobby Rousseau scored the Montreal goals, backing up the...

April 9th, 2016 In Canadiens Management, Montreal Canadiens 0 comments

While the theory that Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien could be safe has circulated for some time, reports from this past week quasi-confirmed the nightmarish possibility. https://twitter.com/DarrenDreger/status/718233654477090816 However, in spite of Therrien’s failure to get this team into the playoffs despite a historic 9-0...

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