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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

Management
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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Today in Hockey History: Aug. 8

Today in Hockey History: Aug. 8

August 8th, 2020 Aug. 8 is a bittersweet day in National Hockey League history as hockey world lost one of its greatest players on this date. There were also a pair of Hall of Famers born, including a legend in Montreal. Chicago Loses a Legend Stan Mikita, the Chicago Blackhawks all-time leading scorer, died...
3 Takeaways From Canadiens’ Game 3 Win Over Penguins

3 Takeaways From Canadiens’ Game 3 Win Over Penguins

August 6th, 2020 Against all odds, the Montreal Canadiens have Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins on the brink of elimination following a 4-3 victory in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead. Here are three takeaways from another gutsy effort by the Habs. Line Juggling Pays Dividends for the Canadiens The...

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July 26th, 2020
Montreal Canadiens

It's been a roller coaster ride for Jesperi Kotkaniemi this season; it started with high hopes, but poor play, loss of confidence, and then being sent to Laval Rocket cast a cloud over it. He started getting his game back and working hard to improve with coach Joel Bouchard and becoming a point-per-game player in Laval, before suffering a serious spleen injury that ended his season... or so we thought. Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Montreal Canadiens (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) With the Canadiens being the last team to make the play-ins, Kotkaniemi now has a chance to prove himself once again, and could be a big factor in the Habs beating the Pittsburgh Penguins in the play-in round. High Hopes Kotkaniemi had a pretty good rookie campaign last season, scoring 34 points as an 18-year-old. Although he dropped off a bit in the last few weeks of the season, it was an overall successful one, as he got regular third-line minutes and didn't look out of place. Related: Top 5...
July 26th, 2020
Montreal Canadiens

There is a lot that needs to go right for the Montreal Canadiens if they want to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in their play-in series beginning Aug. 1. It is one of the most-used clichés in sports, but to succeed they will need contributions from the whole team, from the players on the ice to the coaches behind the bench. The good news is that for the first time all season, they have a healthy lineup and the depth needed to pull off the upset.  It Can’t Just Be the Carey Price Show  It’s well-known that the Penguins are wary of Carey Price, especially in a shortened five-game series, and rightfully so. He can steal games for his team on any given night, but they will need more than their star goaltender to succeed against Pittsburgh. Just ask Price himself. “I can sway the odds with outstanding play, but at the end of the day, we'll all need to play over our heads to win. I just go out there and play my game, try not to do too much. We'll win and lose as...
July 26th, 2020
Canadiens History

One of the greatest defensemen of all-time changed addresses after 17 seasons in his original home. Plus, one of the best returns on a dollar called it a career and talent group of players are celebrating birthdays. Big Bird Heads West Larry Robinson and the Los Angeles Kings made headlines twice on this date. First, on July 26, 1989, the Hall of Fame defenseman signed with the Kings after a 17-season run with the Montreal Canadiens. He played 1,202 games, scoring 197 goals and 883 points and won the Norris Trophy twice, for being voted the best defenseman in the league. He never missed the playoffs in his 17 seasons and was part of six Stanley Cup champions. Robinson played three more seasons with the Kings before retiring after the 1991-92 season. They made the postseason in all three of those seasons, keeping his streak alive. Exactly six years after signing as a player with the Kings, on July 26,...
July 25th, 2020
Montreal Canadiens

Officially speaking, the Montreal Canadiens have not yet made the playoffs. However, the nature of their initial play-in series against the Pittsburgh Penguins undeniably presents the perfect opportunity for some to emerge as heroes, sometimes the unlikeliest of the bunch. If that’s not playoff hockey, what is?  To drive the point home, remember Rene Bourque? If not, you’ve probably blocked out his nearly three seasons with the Canadiens, maybe for emotional reasons because of the bad Michael Cammalleri trade that brought him to town, maybe because most of his shifts were so gosh darn forgettable. Ex-Montreal Canadiens forward Rene Bourque. (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI) Regardless, there are a few weeks of Bourque’s time with the Habs that stand out: the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Over a span of 17 games and three rounds, Bourque scored a team-leading eight goals re-igniting thoughts of him living up to the potential he displayed as a regular 20-goal scorer with the...

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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, 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

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... February 22nd, 2020