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Top 3 Habs’ Playoff Performances Since 2000
7 Cool Things About Carey Price
Canadiens’ 70s Stars Landed in Strange 80s Uniforms
Marc Bergevin’s 5 Biggest Mistakes
Kovalev and the Canadiens: The Perfect Match
Andrei Markov – Bidding Farewell to The General
Canadiens’ Top-20 Goal Scorers All-Time
Remembering the Canadiens’ 2010 Playoff Run
Greatest Canadien to Wear Each Jersey Number
Montreal Canadiens: A Decade of Statistics
Habs’ Retired Jerseys – Story of a Famed Franchise
Serge Savard: Memories of a Hall of Fame Career
Remembering the Habs’ 2014 Playoff Run
The Habs 50 Goal Scorers
The 1909 Montreal Canadiens
Mats Naslunds’ 1985-86 Season
Montreal Canadiens Trivia
Chelios/Savard Trade Revisited
A Chat with Dick Irvin Jr.
The Montreal Forum
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Recent Habs Goaltending Stories
5 Canadiens’ Goalies You Didn’t Know Were Habs
Hart to Hart: The Habs’ Hart-Winning Goalies of the 2000s
Top 3 All-Time Canadiens Goaltenders
Is Michael McNiven the Future?
Jacques Plante: The Man In the Fiberglass Mask
Gump Worsley

The Draft
Canadiens’ 5 Best Draft Picks 1990-99
5 Best Draft Picks 2000-10
4 Late-Round Draft Steals
Top 5 Draft Picks in the Bergevin Era
2017 1st Round Pick – Ryan Poehling
Myth of the Habs Early Drafting Success

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Top 5 Canadiens Trades in the Bergevin Era
GM Showdown: Bergevin vs. Gauthier
GM Showdown: Bergevin vs. Gainey
GM Showdown: Bergevin vs. Savard
GM Showdown: Bergevin vs. Houle

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Canadiens Should Pull for a Canadian Division in 2020-21

Canadiens Should Pull for a Canadian Division in 2020-21

October 27th, 2020 The level of uncertainty in the air is palpable in the NHL these days. Ironically, rumors flying around of a potential Canadian division are one of the few things the Montreal Canadiens and their fans can hold onto, in a bid to bring an end to a relatively dubious distinction. Obviously, the...
Prospects News & Rumors: Podkolzin, Der-Arguchintsev, Chekhovich & Vejdemo

Prospects News & Rumors: Podkolzin, Der-Arguchintsev, Chekhovich & Vejdemo

October 27th, 2020 While we wait for the majority of hockey leagues in North America to get back to action, the European season is chugging along. A recent top pick by the Vancouver Canucks has been demoted in Russia but has responded well. Also, prospects of the Toronto Maple Leafs and San Jose Sharks will be...

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October 18th, 2020
Montreal Canadiens

In this week’s Montreal Canadiens news and rumors, Brendan Gallagher signs a long term contract extension to stay with the Habs, Tyler Toffoli speaks to the Montreal media for the first time since inking a four-year deal and Jesperi Kotkaniemi is loaned to the Finnish Liiga for the start of the 2020-21 season. Plus, goaltender Jake Allen signs a two-year contract extension before even playing a game for the Canadiens, Charles Hudon is already making a name for himself for the Lausanne Hockey Club in Switzerland and the Boston Bruins are showing interest in Karl Alzner. Brendan Gallagher Will Be a Hab for Life On Wednesday, the Canadiens made sure that the heart and soul of the team would likely retire a Hab when general manager Marc Bergevin signed Gallagher, who has spent his entire eight-year NHL career in Montreal, to a six-year contract extension that runs through the end of 2026-27 season. Brendan Gallagher, Montreal Canadiens (Amy Irvin / The Hockey...
October 18th, 2020
Toronto Maple Leafs

In today's NHL rumor rundown, how close are the Chicago Blackhawks to a deal with restricted free agent Dylan Strome? In Philadelphia, the Flyers are looking to do more in this offseason, but are being conservative knowing what deal needs to get done in the future. Who did Joe Thornton talk to when he was trying to decide to leave San Jose? Finally, in Montreal, GM Marc Bergevin is well aware of the importance of Phillip Danault to the team, but knows that it could be tricky to fit him in long-term. Blackhawks and Strome Not Close According to Scott Powers of The Athletic, when it comes to the Chicago Blackhawks and Dylan Strome finalizing a deal that would extend the restricted free agent on a new contract, it "doesn’t sound like anyone is in a hurry to get it done yet." Dylan Strome, Chicago Blackhawks (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Powers writes: With Strome not having arbitration rights, there isn’t a rush for either party to get the deal done. The...
October 18th, 2020
Canadiens Goaltending

On the surface, Montreal Canadiens goalie Jake Allen’s extension at the very least delays prospect Cayden Primeau’s emergence as Carey Price’s backup by a few seasons. In actuality, the move gives the Habs much-needed depth at the position. Canadiens Need Allen The initial acquisition of Jake Allen was just as much-needed. In fact, as much promise as Primeau showed over two starts last season (1-1 record, with a 2.52 goals-against average and .931 save percentage), there’s a case to be made promoting him at the age of 21 to the NHL would have been irresponsible. Ex-St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen - (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Furthermore, Allen, as one of the best backups in the NHL last season, is a legitimate 1B goalie at this stage of his career, presumably giving No. 1A Carey Price more of a chance to rest. It isn’t simply due to Allen’s talent after a season in which he posted a career-best .927 save percentage. There’s also a good chance of a...
October 18th, 2020
Canadiens History

Oct. 18 has seen some memorable victories in National Hockey League history, including the first for two expansion teams. There were also plenty of personal milestones reached including first goals, first shutouts and even a very important first professional contract. A Foursome of Historic Wins The third time was the charm for the Philadelphia Flyers. After losing the first two games of their inaugural season of 1967-68, on Oct. 18, 1967, they hit the win column for the first time with a 2-1 victory at the fellow expansion St. Louis Blues. Ed Hoekstra’s third-period tally proved to be the first game-winning goal in franchise history. Goaltender Doug Favell made 34 saves to earn the win. On Oct. 18, 1986, the Montreal Canadiens earned their 5,000th all-time point when they beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3, at the Forum. Stephane Richer led the way with two goals and an assist while Claude Lemiuex added to...

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Howie Morenz: Hockey Royalty

This article was originally written in June, 2010. When the University of Wisconsin’s Blake Geoffrion won the 2010 Hobey Baker Memorial Award for college hockey’s best player, he was the new Crown Prince of NCAA Hockey. Like a champion thoroughbred racehorse, Blake’s hockey blood lines... September 21st, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020