August 15th, 2017This article was originally written in June, 2010.University of Wisconsin’s Blake Geoffrion, winner of the 2010 Hobey Baker Memorial Award for college hockey’s best player, is the new Crown Prince of NCAA Hockey. Like a champion thoroughbred racehorse, Blake’s hockey blood lines can be traced back four generations. Howie Morenz, his great-grandfather, who played fourteen years in the NHL (twelve of those years with the Montreal...
August 13th, 2017While losing Andrei Markov will definitely be felt by the Montreal Canadiens defense, so will the loss of an alternate captain. Who is the likeliest candidate to replace him?
Markov and Subban OutThere’s been significant turnover with regard to the team’s leadership corps since Max Pacioretty was named captain before the start of the 2015-16 season. At that point, the Canadiens named four alternates: P.K. Subban, Tomas Plekanec,...
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 one fared against their contemporariesIn the first of our four-part series, Glenn Hall who finished atop our list for the decade of the 1960's but it appeared as though things were only going to get more complicated from here on out. So we shift our focus to the men who were considered...August 8th, 2017
Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has to have something up his sleeves, right? What else could be his excuse, entering 2017-18 with an estimated $8.5 million in cap space?
Canadiens vs. Oilers
It’s not that teams need to spend up to the $75 million cap, because, as the Arizona Coyotes spent the better part of the last few decades proving, you obviously don’t.It’s not even that teams need to spend up to the cap in order to compete. The Edmonton Oilers have pretty much their entire team locked up and are at under $60 million, thanks to the beauty of the...August 7th, 2017
Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin may very well not be finished this summer. One should hope he’s not anyway. With two massive projected holes in the line-up, down the middle and on the top defensive pairing, the Canadiens need to vastly improve on paper before they can realistically be considered contenders.Thankfully, or perhaps more intriguingly, Bergevin has left himself an estimated $8.5 million in cap space. So, he can make a move. Unfortunately, the free-agent well is tapped drier than a keg at a high-school party. So, if Bergevin is going to get it done, it’s...August 4th, 2017
There are a legion of Canadiens fans who feel 23-year old forward Charles Hudon was ready to step into the lineup yesterday.https://twitter.com/shaynepasquino/status/881917913883717632The winger has 162 points in 207 American Hockey League appearances and is coming off back-to-back seasons where he’s finished second in points on the St. John’s IceCaps.This past June, Hudon signed a two-year contract that will be a two-way deal this fall and a one-way deal in 2018-19. There were some concerns among Canadiens fans that leaving Hudon unprotected in the expansion draft would make...August 3rd, 2017
Since the NHL implemented the salary cap, player movement has become more popular than ever. As soon as a trade goes down, fans and the media start looking up statistics and salary cap implications to see who got the better deal.The only problem is that it can be years before a true winner emerges. Even then, occasionally a trade works perfectly for both clubs and there is no clear winner or loser.The Montreal Canadiens have been one of the more active teams on the trade market in recent years, and with the dog days of summer upon us, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the best...August 2nd, 2017
Joe Morrow flew under the radar relatively speaking, during a whirlwind summer for Montreal Canadiens fans. The big question is whether or not it was justified.
Morrow an NHL Defenseman?At first glance, Morrow, who has yet to establish himself as an NHL defenseman at 24 years of age, was little more than a depth signing meant to hold the fort for the Laval Rocket in the American Hockey League. He played in just 17 games for the Boston Bruins in 2016-17 after all. He has never played in more than 33 NHL games in any one season, either.However, his one-year, $650,000 contract is a...August 1st, 2017