The 1909 Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens Trivia
A Look Back at the Chelios/Savard Trade
A Chat with Dick Irvin Jr.
The Montreal Forum
Canadiens HistoryThe 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 and most hygienic roller rink,” a decent establishment, “catering only to the highest classes of patronage.”
Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber’s knee surgery has undeniable negative ramifications for general manager Marc Bergevin’s deluded playoff hopes. Big picture though, it only bodes well for the team overall. Weber's Prognosis As Canadiens head physician Dr. David Mulder noted, chances are good Weber “should get back to the same height of performance.” So, assuming the doctor is correct in his assessment of Weber’s prognosis, following an expected five-to-six-month recovery, the team is poised to collect a second straight high draft pick after having taken Jesperi Kotkaniemi with the third-overall selection last month. With American center Jack Hughes, who’s projected to be a phenom in the same vein as Toronto Maple Leaf Auston Matthews, projected to go first overall, the Habs could do much worse than tank next season. And, make no mistake, whether it’s the organization’s intention or not, the team should be well out of the playoff race by the time Weber...
Tampa Bay LightningIn today's rumor rundown, Erik Karlsson is going to Tampa... or wait, no he isn't. Also, Shea Weber is out for six months which has stirred up an interesting name as a replacement, a Justin Faulk trade is likely imminent and St. Louis is looking at trading one of their best defensemen? Just when things seem to be quieting down on the free agent front, the NHL is getting extremely interesting. Erik Karlsson Update In Erik Karlsson's mind is it Tampa Bay or bust for the star defenseman? The news around the NHL yesterday was that Karlsson would only agree to sign an extension with the Lightning if traded there and that the Lightning are certainly interested in the idea of Karlsson and Victor Hedman as their top-two blueliners. But, to make any trade between the two teams work, it appears Tampa needs to find a third team to help manage the cap implications. https://twitter.com/DarrenDreger/status/1015006959874072581 The New York Rangers are rumored to be that third team and...
Montreal CanadiensTalking about the Montreal Canadiens inevitably leads to a conversation about their problems at centre. The recent signing of John Tavares by the Toronto Maple Leafs was especially hard for Habs fans, who watched their division rivals bolster their offense while they had to be satisfied with the return of veteran Tomas Plekanec. The drafting of Jesperi Kotkaniemi and continued progress of Ryan Poehling suggests the team may not have to wait long for help up the middle, but lost in the excitement are the remaining centres who will likely start for the team next season. Jonathan Drouin's development will no doubt continue, aided by his old coach with the Halifax Mooseheads, Dominique Ducharme, who is now an assistant with the Habs. Plekanec will squeeze back into his old role on the third line, checking first-line opponents and providing help on the penalty kill. Jacob de la Rose showed the occasional flash of dependability last year, but his most noteworthy accomplishments...