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‘I got to do what I got to do,’ Canadiens’ Galchenyuk says

‘I got to do what I got to do,’ Canadiens’ Galchenyuk says

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE When the Canadiens selected Alex Galchenyuk with the No. 3 overall pick at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft they were hoping he could become the big No. 1 centre they have been trying to find for […]
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 30, 2016

Saturday Habs Headlines: Alex Galchenyuk is a more productive player at centre

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including the difference in Alex Galchenyuk's game at wing and centre, P.K. Subban's new mentor, and the continuation of the blame game in Montreal. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes While the Canadiens seem to prefer moving Alex Galchenyuk back to the wing, the American has been a much more productive contributor at centre. [RDS] P.K. Subban has been establishing ties with basketball great Kobe Bryant as a possible new mentor. [TSN] TSN 690 has had much to discuss regarding the Habs as of late, and there's a lot of blame to...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 27, 2016

Ten takeaways from the Montreal Canadiens vs Columbus Blue Jackets game

The Habs dropped their second in a row to the Blue Jackets, this time on home ice in front of a fed up crowd. 1. For the fans, it's always give and take with Michel Therrien. Therrien knows he has very little to work with up front. He also knows (or at least I hope he does) that he isn't using his lineup to it's maximum potential. He left Alex Galchenyuk on David Desharnais' wing for far too long. He didn't even give Galchenyuk that much of a look alongside Max Pacioretty. If Galchenyuk is going to be on the wing I'd rather him be with Tomas Plekanec or Lars Eller, and we saw what he...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 25, 2016

Monday Habs Headlines: An explanation of the Canadiens declining play, and it's not just Carey Price

Here are your daily links, including Alex Galchenyuk's trade availability, a new duel, IceCaps answers, a nasty shootout goal, Stamkos contract talk, Milan Lucic losing it, and more! Montreal Canadiens links: As everyone expected, the Canadiens have told other NHL teams that young star, Alex Galchenyuk, is not available for trade. [SN] An explanation of the declining numbers of the Montreal Canadiens this season, and, no, it's not just because Carey Price is out. [L'Actualite] Max Pacioretty was "the most nervous guy in Ontario" on Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs in his...
Alex Galchenyuk: A centre or a winger?

Alex Galchenyuk: A centre or a winger?

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE Is Alex Galchenyuk’s future with the Canadiens as a centre or a winger? Before the start of the season, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said: “Centreman is a hard position to learn. There’s a lot of responsibility as […]
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 24, 2016

Ten takeaways from the Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs game

They gave us a scare but the Habs pulled it off against the Leafs on the national stage. 1. It was the first time the Habs scored first since January 5th. I enjoyed that start. I'm sure you did too. it was the first time I enjoyed the beginning of a Habs game in SEE ABOVE. What I loved about the play was that I was annoyed at Dale Weise for botching the zone entry. What should have been a controlled pass reception ended up being a 50/50 battle on the boards. Excellent board work by Alex Galchenyuk and Weise led to the point pass, and that's where Toronto stopped playing and started...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 16, 2016

Canadiens vs. Blues second period thread

The Habs trail 1-0 after putting up 18 shots in the first period. David Desharnais, Alex Galchenyuk and Dale Weise were on the ice 34 seconds into the game when Robby Fabbri was rewarded with his eleventh goal of the season after the Canadiens' newly formed second line was beaten by the Blues' forecheck. The Canadiens were awarded a powerplay a few minutes later, getting a chance to even the score, but couldn't convert on their advantage upon which they had four shot attempts and two shots on net. It was a good effort, but lacking the definitive edge that gets you goals. Even though the...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 15, 2016

Alex Galchenyuk Back To The Wing

Michel Therrien is looking to shake up the lineup in an effort to get back on track Well, if the Canadiens are looking for more offence, it looks like it will be coming without Alex Galchenyuk at center. Michel Therrien said at his press conference today that he liked what he saw from David Desharnais and Galchenyuk, implying that the combination may see some more time together on Saturday. He also mentioned that Dale Weise is a possibility (read: will return) on Saturday. Looks like Galchenyuk back to the wing. Therrien says he likes what he saw from Desharnais and Alex together. —...
Pension Plan Puppets Jan 15, 2016

On Hockey and "Distractions"

Does this blurb make you think about something other than hockey? Well, this too is a distraction. Distraction. You often hear that word parroted in sports. In January 2014, Drew Magary of Deadspin wrote an excellent piece on the silliness of considering things "distractions" in football. We would be completely naive to think that hockey is immune from this phenomenon Recently, Alex Galchenyuk of the Montreal Canadiens was the victim of domestic abuse for which his girlfriend was arrested. In a world where common sense prevails, one would assume that the Canadiens, as Galchenyuk’s...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 14, 2016

The dangerous tone surrounding the Galchenyuk discussion

There are a few troubling narratives dominating the discussion about Alex Galchenyuk Tuesday morning, La Presse reported an arrest that took place at Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk's hotel room over the weekend, following a domestic dispute. As is the case with any story involving the Habs in Montreal, the story blew up. Clickbait articles were posted, employing deceptive headlines intended to entice readers to click to find out what the 21-year-old player had done. The fact of the matter is, these stories usually involve a male athlete assaulting a woman. This wasn't the case this time...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 14, 2016

Thursday Habs Headlines: The pressure of playing in Montreal

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including the seriousness of domestic violence, how the Canadiens' organization should react and the milestone in reach for Quenneville. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Max Pacioretty didn't shy away from describing the immense pressure that comes with playing in hockey mad Montreal. However, he was also quick to express that he enjoyed playing under said pressure. [Hockey Inside/Out] Domestic violence is a very important issue and must be treated as such. Unfortunately, as seen in the situation involving Alex Galchenyuk,...

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