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Habs Eyes On The Prize Oct 17, 2017
Two sides of a coin: The cases for and against trading Alex Galchenyuk

Two sides of a coin: The cases for and against trading Alex Galchenyuk

Delving into the possibilities and practicalities of moving the former 30-goal-scorer. With the Montreal Canadiens stumbling out of the gate to the start the 2017-18 NHL season, the team — and the fans — are looking for answers. The Habs are struggling to score goals despite controlling the shots and possession numbers on a regular basis. With the team record sitting at just 1-3-1, the common response is to pin the blame on a player or the coach. Given the strength of performances, and the sheer awfulness of the Canadiens’ luck, it isn’t fair to attribute blame to any one person....
Habs Eyes On The Prize Oct 17, 2017
Canadiens vs. Sharks: Game preview, start time, Tale of the Tape, and how to watch

Canadiens vs. Sharks: Game preview, start time, Tale of the Tape, and how to watch

The West Coast road trip has not been historically kind, and this year’s Habs are already under pressure as they head to California. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The offence on the Montreal Canadiens showed much-anticipated signs of life against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, as both Jonathan Drouin and Alex Galchenyuk got on the scoresheet, but Carey Price was distinctly average. Ultimately, it was Auston Matthews who took the spotlight as the Leafs recorded the 4-3 overtime win. Now the Canadiens embark on their customary California road trip with a 1-3-1...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Oct 15, 2017
Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs 5 Takeaways: Overtime woes

Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs 5 Takeaways: Overtime woes

Habs get a point in another game with more positives than negatives in 4-3 OT loss. The drama surrounding Alex Galchenyuk needs to stop Alex Galchenyuk has been singled out for struggling so far this season and there are many questions surrounding the youngster and his quality of play. Galchenyuk started the game on the fourth line alongside Jacob de la Rose and Ales Hemsky. Galchenyuk saw some time on the top line, as well as on the power play, resulting in his first goal and the Habs’ first power play goal of the season. During the first intermission, captain Max Pacioretty had some...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Oct 14, 2017
[Highlight] Alex Galchenyuk slings a shot blocker side for his first goal of the season

[Highlight] Alex Galchenyuk slings a shot blocker side for his first goal of the season

Hudon got an assist after a brute-force zone entry. Charles Hudon barreled his way into the zone, and Alex Galchenyuk finishe off the rush with an accurate wrist shot. Galchenyuk goal pic.twitter.com/tppK5S1WsC— steph (@myregularface) October 14, 2017
Habs Eyes On The Prize Oct 14, 2017
Habs lines at practice: October 14 — Tomas Plekanec out with the flu, Jacob de la Rose moves to centre

Habs lines at practice: October 14 — Tomas Plekanec out with the flu, Jacob de la Rose moves to centre

Alex Galchenyuk remains on the fourth line, while David Schlemko didn’t practise after being recalled from Laval. Before the Montreal Canadiens’ morning skate began, it was announced that David Schlemko had been recalled after a one-game conditioning stint in Laval. He didn’t make it to practice in time to participate, however. Morning skate is starting and David Schlemko is not taking part.— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) October 14, 2017 It was also announced that Tomas Plekanec was suffering from the flu, with his ability to play Saturday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Oct 14, 2017
Friday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien is trying to encourage Alex Galchenyuk, not punish him

Friday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien is trying to encourage Alex Galchenyuk, not punish him

Everyone is weighing in on the team’s lack of goals, porous defence and wondering what’s happening with Alex Galchenyuk. Plus scary goalie masks, CWHL season previews, and still much more in today’s links. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Head Coach Claude Julien confirms the plan is not to try to bury Galchenyuk, but to help him. [TSN] Andrew Berkshire examines the Habs’ offensive dry spell. [Sportsnet] The Canadiens’ appear to have a scoring problem if you look quickly, but a deeper look shows the actual worry lies with the defence. [RDS] Marc Denis tries to answer the...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Oct 13, 2017
Friday Habs Headlines: Explaining the Canadiens’ lack of offence

Friday Habs Headlines: Explaining the Canadiens’ lack of offence

In today’s links, the underlying numbers say that the Habs are playing well, two members of the Rocket are waiting for a call-up, and a rejuvenated Yakupov is making the most of Colorado. Montreal Canadiens news and notes How does one explain the lack of offence from the Habs? [RDS | Google Translate] With Mark Streit on waivers, this weekend represents an opportunity to impress for Jakub Jerabek. [RDS] Nicolas Deslauriers is waiting for a chance to return to the NHL. [TVA] Fixing the Canadiens power play: a film analysis. [The Athletic] It’s time to leave Alex Galchenyuk alone. [The...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Oct 12, 2017
Hab At It podcast: Episode 2 — Looking deeper than the 1-3 record

Hab At It podcast: Episode 2 — Looking deeper than the 1-3 record

The one where Andrew and Kyle look at the Habs’ start to the season and maybe talk Alex Galchenyuk. Eyes on the Prize is proud to present Hab At It, a weekly podcast, bringing together two EOTP regulars: Kyle Medeiros and Andrew Zadarnowski. The series will hopefully be on iTunes in the very near future. This week’s instalment looks at the general mood of the fanbase after the Montreal Canadiens started their season with a 1-3-0 record, driving a portion of the fanbase into an uncontrollable tailspin of rage and despair. But is the situation as desperate as it’s made out to be? Can...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Oct 12, 2017
Thursday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens are reportedly shopping Mark Streit

Thursday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens are reportedly shopping Mark Streit

Here are your daily links, including Streit on the market, Jonathan Drouin’s latest off-ice announcement, Alex Galchenyuk moving down the lineup in practice, optimism for the season, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes It would seem the Canadiens are interested in un-acquiring off-season acquisition Mark Streit. [Sportsnet] Continuing his philanthropic contributions, Jonathan Drouin will offer a special opportunity for kids to attend Canadiens’ home games. [Canadiens] "From the first day I got here, I wanted to get involved and do something for children." @jodrouin27 ...
The EOTP staff predicts the 2017-18 Canadiens season

The EOTP staff predicts the 2017-18 Canadiens season

We’ll probably be wrong, but what if we’re right? Brad Simpson: Montreal will mostly do well, be competitive. Have one lull during the season but recover from it. At the trade deadline, Marc Bergevin will acquire past-their-prime gritty "character" guys. Montreal will make the playoffs and get eliminated in the first or second round. Also, Alex Galchenyuk gets traded, Habs do not get full value in return and Chucky turns into a 30+ goal beast somewhere else. Shannon Leah: Artturi Lehkonen and Charles Hudon have breakout years, Tomas Plekanec rebounds as well with them on his wing. Most...
Thursday Habs Headlines: Carey Price holds his own as the best of the best

Thursday Habs Headlines: Carey Price holds his own as the best of the best

Here are your daily links, including Price’s domination, high hopes for Victor Mete, projections for the new season, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Carey Price didn’t just make this list of top NHL goalies—he ran away with the #1 spot. [Sportsnet] Claude Julien wants this season to be a fresh start for Alex Galchenyuk. [TSN 690] As we begin the regular season, take a look at some of the most intriguing storylines from training camp. [Journal Métro] Victor Mete and Charles Hudon want to prove they’re in Montreal to stay. [Canadiens] All 31 NHL teams received their...
Monday Habs Headlines: It’s finally starting to click for Alex Galchenyuk

Monday Habs Headlines: It’s finally starting to click for Alex Galchenyuk

Here are your daily links including Galchenyuk finds his groove, lineup uncertainties remain, and the Rocket wrap up the pre-season with a bang. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Alex Galchenyuk came out of his shell during the final pre-season game thanks to finally clicking with new linemates. [Journal de Montreal | Google Translate] The regular season is just around the corner with some uncertainties, such as the final roster and who will be Shea Weber’s partner, lingering. [La Presse] A spectacular save by Carey Price against the Ottawa Senators impressed even his predecessor,...
Canadiens vs. Senators game recap: Ready for the regular season

Canadiens vs. Senators game recap: Ready for the regular season

The Montreal Canadiens saved their best for last as the season gets set to start If you wanted to take the first six games of the Montreal Canadiens pre-season and show the opposite, Saturday’s 9-2 win over the Ottawa Senators could be it. HockeyStats.ca It didn’t start off well for the Canadiens. Alex Galchenyuk took a penalty three seconds into the game and 19 seconds after that, Kyle Turris scored on the power play. However, the remaining 59 minutes were all Montreal. Brendan Gallagher scored at 11:04 of the first period to tie the game when he caused havoc in...
Silver Seven Sep 30, 2017
Ottawa Senators lose 9-2 to Montreal Canadiens in the Final Game of Pre-Season

Ottawa Senators lose 9-2 to Montreal Canadiens in the Final Game of Pre-Season

It’s only pre-season, it’s only pre-season, it’s only pre-season..... Let’s face it, tonight’s 9-2 loss the Montreal Canadiens was completely deserved. The Ottawa Senators dropped the ball on their final pre-season game of 2017, as they head into the regular season having lost their last three, with a final pre-season record of 3-3. The first minute of the first period went exactly as planned, if not better. Alex Galchenyuk took a penalty three seconds after the puck drop, and Kyle Turris blasted a wrist shot past Carey Price with Alex Burrows having won a puck battle in front....
Habs Eyes On The Prize Sep 30, 2017
Canadiens vs. Senators Top Six Minutes: A strong finish with a 9-2 win

Canadiens vs. Senators Top Six Minutes: A strong finish with a 9-2 win

Habs dominate in their final pre-season game. First Period Alright - last game of the preseason, let’s do thi....and Alex Galchenyuk gets a tripping penalty. Whatever. Shake it o...Kyle Turris scores. Four penalties less than seven minutes into the game so it’s obviously going to be a barrel of fun. Brendan Gallagher crashes the net and gets the Habs on the board first - just Gally things. Charles Hudon will not take your crap, Chris Wideman. Charles Hudon with another "why didn't you give me a chance two years ago," move.— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) September 30, 2017 OH...

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