The Next Great Scorer for Les Glorieux

The Next Great Scorer for Les Glorieux

October 17th, 2019 In the summer of 2017, I sat in the stands of Young Arena in Waterloo, Iowa, watching my son participate in the Waterloo Blackhawks USHL Futures Invite Camp. The on-ice instructor was former Waterloo Blackhawks standout and current Vancouver Canucks star, Brock Boeser. I leaned in to listen...
NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Capitals, Hall, More

NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Capitals, Hall, More

October 17th, 2019 In today's NHL Rumors rundown, are the Montreal Canadiens looking to add a defenseman? Do the Washington Capitals have a goaltending controversy? Plus, what's the latest between the New Jersey Devils and Taylor Hall and what does Tom Fitzgerald joining the Devils coaching staff mean? Related:...

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October 14th, 2019
Canadiens Prospects

Welcome to the Weekly Prospect Report. Here, we’ll take a look at some key names over the past week that are a big part of the next wave of NHL stars. This column will dive into both NHL-affiliated and draft-eligible prospects, focusing mainly on those outside the NHL. That being said, the occasional rookie may require some notes! Related: Weekly Prospect Report: Smith, Timmins, Lafreniere & More Players are starting to settle in – even if where they are settling in is surprising. This week's edition will highlight some of those that have stood out in their early starts and take a look at some surprising NHL Central Scouting grades. There's lots to discuss so let's dive in! NHL-Affiliated Prospects: Early Season Impressions Maple Leafs' Prospects Robertson, Der-Arguchintsev Turning Heads The Toronto Maple Leafs seem to know what they're doing when it comes to drafting talent. Two of their selections over the past two drafts are at the top of the OHL in points,...
October 13th, 2019
Canadiens Prospects

News recently broke that Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin is working to bring 2018 second-round draft pick Alexander Romanov to the NHL next season. Since Romanov's playing in the final year of his contract with CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), the time for him to choose between staying in his homeland or debuting his North American hockey career is soon arriving. If he decides to sign a contract with the Canadiens to join them next season, it will be interesting to see how his few years in Russia's top professional league has prepared him for the NHL. More importantly, would Romanov be able to help improve a fragile Canadiens defensive group? VANCOUVER, BC - DECEMBER 28: Alexander Romanov #26 of Russia skates with the puck in Group A hockey action of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship action against the Czech Republic on December, 28, 2018 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images) Like...
October 11th, 2019
Canadiens History

Mats Naslund played a style of hockey that was far larger than his 5-foot-7, 160-pound frame. Possessing tremendous speed and an ability to generate offense seemingly on a whim, Naslund was the star forward for the Montreal Canadiens during the decade of the 1980s. Combining his skill, determination, and Nordic heritage, the fans of Montreal quickly donned him as "Le Petit Viking" - "The Little Viking". For eight straight seasons Naslund was Montreal's most talented and most offensive weapon. When it came to star power, the 1980s were an odd time for the Canadiens. Gone were the days of Jacques Lemaire, Yvan Cournoyer, Peter Mahovlich, and Rejean Houle. Even "The Flower" Guy Lafleur and Steve Shutt were on the downswing of their respective careers as the 1980s got underway. Montreal went from decades of having a plethora of offensive firepower to having just two or three more prolific scorers in the mid and later years of that decade. None were more potent than Naslund, and he was...

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Maurice "Rocket" Richard: More than Just a Game

Perhaps one of the most revolutionary players to ever play the game of hockey, Maurice Richard brought hockey in Montreal to an elite level and set the bar high for every generation to come. Richard overcame nearly every level of adversity to become the greatest hockey player of his generation and... August 4th, 2019

The Montreal Forum 1908-1996

The Old Forum in Montreal -- Opening night, November 9, 1908, was a sensation and all 3,000 pairs of roller skates available for rental saw extensive use as thousands of Montrealers came to wander through, gawk at or try out the facilities at what was hyped in the press as “the largest, finest... July 20th, 2019

Howie Morenz: Hockey Royalty

This 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... August 15th, 2017