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Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 22, 2017
Canadiens vs. Rangers Game Recap: Taking Two on Broadway

Canadiens vs. Rangers Game Recap: Taking Two on Broadway

A gutsy effort against a hot team keep the Canadiens in first in the Atlantic Before the game even started, there was drama fit for Broadway. Carey Price took a high shot off shoulder from Paul Byron in warmups, leaving the ice early. No worse for wear, he still started the game - his first in Madson Square Garden since the Kreider Incident. The two teams wasted no time getting started, with a big Shea Weber block early on a nearly two-on-one chance for the Rangers after a Canadiens scoring chance went awry, keeping the game at zeroes. Two minutes in, the Byron-Alex Galchenyuk-Brendan...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 21, 2017
Tuesday Habs Headlines: Defence is Julien’s message, players on same page

Tuesday Habs Headlines: Defence is Julien’s message, players on same page

Your daily links, including the new coach’s focus on defence and puck possession, Alex Galchenyuk has a chance to start over with a new boss, and more. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Claude Julien under pressure to turn around Alex Galchenyuk’s defensive game. [Sportsnet] Brendan Gallagher joined Conor McKenna and crew for his Monday morning spot, he talks about the transition from one head coach to another. [TSN 690] In fact defence will be a focus for the entire team, which should help loosen up the offense. [Montreal Canadiens] The Habs’ look ready to forge ahead under the new...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 20, 2017
Habs lines at practice: Emelin back with Weber, Beaulieu on third pair

Habs lines at practice: Emelin back with Weber, Beaulieu on third pair

The Canadiens hit the ice this morning and were sporting a different look on the blue line The forwards remained unchanged from Sunday’s practice, with Phillip Danault centering Alex Radulov and Max Pacioretty, whereas Alex Galchenyuk practiced alongside Paul Byron and Brendan Gallagher. #Habs Trios ce matinPacioretty-Danault-RadulovByron-Galchenyuk-GallagherLehkonen-Plekanec-ShawFlynn-McCarron-Mitchell— Guillaume Lefrançois (@glefrancoisLP) February 20, 2017 Sunday’s practice saw Andrei Markov line up with Shea Weber, Nathan Beaulieu beside Jeff Petry, and Emelin on the third...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 19, 2017
Habs practice lines and notes: Shakeup on defence, Alex Galchenyuk on second line, Carey Price absent

Habs practice lines and notes: Shakeup on defence, Alex Galchenyuk on second line, Carey Price absent

The Habs held a public practice at the Bell Centre on Sunday, and things were looking a little different. Claude Julien’s first practice with the team on Friday afternoon was full of positive energy, with many fans looking forward to a quick turnaround for the team. After a loss in his first game behind the bench in which the Montreal Canadiens looked overmatched, the mood was slightly less jovial in his second skate, this time on the Bell Centre ice. The first oberservation made by onlookers was the absence of Carey Price. The official reasoning was that the goaltender was taking a...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 18, 2017
Canadiens vs. Jets: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

Canadiens vs. Jets: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

The Canadiens are set to play their first game with Claude Julien behind the bench for begin a second stint. The Montréal Canadiens will try to show what they are truly made of as they play their first game with Claude Julien as their new (again) head coach. Directing his first practice with the team on Friday, he made his expectations clear from the get-go, as he focused plentifully on defensive-zone coverage; something that the Canadiens were having trouble with all season long. He also put Alex Galchenyuk back on the top line along with Max Pacioretty and Alex Radulov, giving the young...
Canadiens Notebook: Claude Julien puts Alex Galchenyuk back on No. 1 line

Canadiens Notebook: Claude Julien puts Alex Galchenyuk back on No. 1 line

New Canadiens coach Claude Julien stepped on the ice for the first time in Brossard at 4:16 p.m. Friday, about two minutes after his players started skating for the first time since Michel Therrien was fired last Tuesday. The parking […]
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 17, 2017
David Desharnais faces his next big battle

David Desharnais faces his next big battle

Will a new coach breathe new life into Desharnais’ career? Eight seasons after breaking into the Montreal Canadiens, David Desharnais has seemingly lost his spot in the lineup, having been phased out in favour of Philip Danault, and a transition of Alex Galchenyuk to centre. Now that Claude Julien is in charge, Desharnais obviously has an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and earn his way back into the lineup in the final months of the final season of his contract, but it will be a tall task. To his credit he is no stranger to adversity, as he has been battling the odds...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 15, 2017
Wednesday Habs Headlines: Farewell, Michel

Wednesday Habs Headlines: Farewell, Michel

Here are your daily links, including Montreal’s new coach, exploring the potential trade of Alex Galchenyuk, and other trade options ahead of the deadline Montreal Canadiens news and notes In case you were on a plane for the last 15 hours, Michel Therrien was relieved of his duties on Tuesday afternoon and will be replaced by former Boston bench boss, Claude Julien. Scott Matla delves into how Julien can be an immediate benefit to this Montreal team. [EOTP] [SB Nation] And while he was oft-maligned, there’s no questioning his passion for the game. [Basu] Canadiens owner...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 14, 2017
Would the Montreal Canadiens consider trading Alex Galchenyuk for Matt Duchene?

Would the Montreal Canadiens consider trading Alex Galchenyuk for Matt Duchene?

It was just opinion, but Elliotte Friedman brought forward the idea. Elliotte Friedman is usually someone who has a very good reputation of breaking would-be trades and speculation in his 30 Thoughts column. Today, however, he starts off not with a rumour, but just an idea. The Montreal Canadiens could swap Alex Galchenyuk to the Colorado Avalanche for Matt Duchene. I want to re-iterate what Friedman says and that this is his opinion only, and not based on anything he has heard. Friedman suggests that the certainty of Duchene’s contract ($6 million AAV for two more...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Feb 12, 2017
Alex Galchenyuk two-hands Kevan Miller in the face

Alex Galchenyuk two-hands Kevan Miller in the face

Accident? On purpose? The Habs, down 4-0 in the third period, appear to be getting a bit frustrated. As Kevan Miller and Alex Galchenyuk tussled in the corner, Galchenyuk turned and chopped Miller right in the face with his stick. This certainly doesn't look like an accident to me. pic.twitter.com/TJeQk7yvEh— StanleyCup ofChowder (@cupofchowdah) February 13, 2017 Galchenyuk was given a double-minor for high-sticking. Miller appeared to be OK. Galchenyuk would likely claim it was an accident, but he looked to be in pretty good control of his stick the entire time. What do you think?...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 10, 2017
Friday Habs Headlines: Montreal may be the busiest team at the trade deadline

Friday Habs Headlines: Montreal may be the busiest team at the trade deadline

In today’s links: Bergevin is going to be busy, Galchenyuk needs to be given some slack, the CWHL All-Star Game approaches, and much more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes The trade deadline is less than a month away, and when the dust finally settles on the hectic afternoon it could very well be the Canadiens who altered the makeup of their team the most. [Sportsnet] Darren Dreger outlined which areas the Habs will be targeting the most for an upgrade. [TSN 690] Mathieu Perreault may be one option to help them increase their playoff chances. [RDS] Alex Galchenyuk has become the...
Boston Herald Feb 10, 2017
Galchenyuk's goal gives Canadiens 5-4 win over Coyotes in OT

Galchenyuk's goal gives Canadiens 5-4 win over Coyotes in OT

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Montreal's long scoring drought ended with a five-goal outburst Thursday night, and that was just enough for the Canadiens to end a four-game losing streak.Alex Galchenyuk scored 2:13 into overtime to give the Canadiens a 5-4 victory against the Arizona Coyotes. Max Pacioretty had two goals and two assists, one on the winning play."You know what? Pac was a true leader tonight," Montreal coach Michael Therrien said. "He was a true captain. He took charge. He played a hell of a game and deserves a lot of credit for that win."Christian Dvorak scored twice for Arizona, his...
FOX Sports Feb 10, 2017
Galchenyuk's goal gives Canadiens 5-4 win over Coyotes in OT

Galchenyuk's goal gives Canadiens 5-4 win over Coyotes in OT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Alex Galchenyuk scored 2:13 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Coyotes that snapped their four-game losing streak Thursday night.
Thursday Habs Headlines: Montreal's top line creates heavy shot volume

Thursday Habs Headlines: Montreal's top line creates heavy shot volume

Here are your daily links, including a potential trade target, Alex Galchenyuk’s usage. and where the Habs’ first line ranks. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes The Habs boast a great top line as far as shot production goes, but are far from the best when it comes to generating scoring chances. [SN] Bob McKenzie joined TSN 690, suggesting that if it were his decision, he would be making much more use of Alex Galchenyuk. [TSN 690] Al Montoya explains the story behind his mask Marc Bergevin’s scouting staff has apparently been keeping an eye on Alex Burrows. [SN] Les Canadiennes took...
Wednesday Habs Headlines: Alex Galchenyuk has to be trusted

Wednesday Habs Headlines: Alex Galchenyuk has to be trusted

Here are your daily links, including the importance of letting Galchenyuk run wild, why Shaw is the perfect You Can Play ambassador, and Therrien’s thoughts on Julien’s departure from Boston Montreal Canadiens news and notes Marc Dumont weighs in on Claude Julien’s sacking, whether or not Alex Radulov is a cyborg, and the importance of letting Alex Galchenyuk make mistakes as a centre. [TSN 690] Claude Julien and Michel Therrien’s records over the last few seasons don’t look all that different. Michel Therrien and Claude Julien have basically the same record over the last 4...

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