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Habs Eyes On The Prize May 11, 2017
2016-17 Canadiens Season Review: Alex Galchenyuk’s tale of two seasons

2016-17 Canadiens Season Review: Alex Galchenyuk’s tale of two seasons

Inconsistent usage and production plagued the skilled forward following his knee injury. A year ago, Alex Galchenyuk seemingly cemented his place as the top centre the Canadiens envisioned him to be. After a 30-goal breakout season, the pressure was on to become an elite NHL forward. He started off on the right foot, spending time among the top 10 in NHL scoring, with 23 points in 24 games at the start of the year. He showed immediate chemistry with newcomer Alex Radulov, and was key to Montreal’s great start to the season. However, a knee injury in December and a re-aggravation of that...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 29, 2017
Offensive Expectations: Alex Galchenyuk and Nathan Beaulieu had productive seasons

Offensive Expectations: Alex Galchenyuk and Nathan Beaulieu had productive seasons

With the season over, we look at the surprises, the disappointments, and heavily scrutinized. The Montreal Canadiens’ season has come to an end after a disappointingly short post-season run. Before the season began, I projected some offensive totals for the team and the players. First, let's see how the team fared overall. Okay, I was lucky. I came short by less than one percent in terms of goals and two percent in shots. We can see the impact Claude Julien had. He was able to significantly raise the shot pace for the season in just 24 games behind the bench. Unfortunately, the goal pace...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 27, 2017
Assessing Montreal’s offence: Quantifying the effects of The Blender

Assessing Montreal’s offence: Quantifying the effects of The Blender

How did Michel Therrien’s quick trigger finger affect the Canadiens’ production? Since the end of the season, a lot of talk has centred around Alex Galchenyuk's step back this campaign. In a year marred by injuries and inconsistency, the 23-year-old forward has been both a lightning rod of criticism and a beacon of hope. I first wanted to look at the stages of Galchenyuk's development and how Michel Therrien's particular coaching hallmarks had impacted Galchenyuk's performance relative to others in the American's age cohort. As I delved into the numbers, it became clear that Therrien's...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 27, 2017
Thursday Habs Headlines: Canadiens looking to tap KHL free agent market

Thursday Habs Headlines: Canadiens looking to tap KHL free agent market

Here are your daily links, including Marc Bergevin’s interest in the KHL, what went wrong in the playoffs, and Alex Galchenyuk’s future. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Elliotte Friedman indicated that it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Habs dip into some KHL talent after Marc Bergevin was asked about Russian forward Vadim Shipachyov. [SN] Speaking of which, according to a report the Canadiens may be close to signing KHL defenceman Jakub Jerabek. [EOTP] Marc Dumont joined the Andrew Berkshire Podcast to discuss what exactly went wrong for the Canadiens this post-season. [ABP] TSN...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 26, 2017
Wednesday Habs Headlines: No need to worry about Alex Galchenyuk

Wednesday Habs Headlines: No need to worry about Alex Galchenyuk

The offseason debate over the Habs begins, and the Canadiens’ younger players are firmly under the microscope. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Alex Galchenyuk isn’t a problem. Unrealistic expectations are. [TSN 690] Ray Ferraro joins Mitch Melnick to discuss the Canadiens’ scoring issues and gap at center. [TSN 690] Alex Galchenyuk and Nathan Beaulieu face uncertain futures as both enter restricted free agency. [Eric Engels - Sportsnet] The failure of Galchenyuk is at the heart of the offensive problems of the Canadiens. [Alexis Bélanger-Champagne - La Presse] Shea Weber’s...
FOX Sports Apr 24, 2017
Canadiens trying to find best fit for Galchenyuk

Canadiens trying to find best fit for Galchenyuk

BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) The Montreal Canadiens havent given up on hope that Alex Galchenyuk will one day be their top-line center.

What is Alex Galchenyuk’s future in Montreal?

Its a good question, with no obvious answer right now.
Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 24, 2017
Reactions from Montreal Canadiens locker clean out

Reactions from Montreal Canadiens locker clean out

We’ll update the thread with all the quotes from the last day of Habs media availability. The Montreal Canadiens held their end-of-season media availability (otherwise known as locker clean out day) this morning at the Bell Sports Complex. All the players were available. Claude Julien and Marc Bergevin will speak at 4:00 p.m. Here are some of the highlights. Alex Galchenyuk: Galchenyuk on being an RFA "Honestly, I don' t think about it." Bristled when being asked about the whole C/LW thing. pic.twitter.com/H2OnwSkodN— Dan Robertson (@DRTSN690) April 24, 2017 Galchenyuk: “It...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 24, 2017
Monday Habs Headlines: Over-reliance on Carey Price backfires again

Monday Habs Headlines: Over-reliance on Carey Price backfires again

Here are your daily links including the Habs reliance on Price, Galchenyuk damaged goods, what’s next for the Habs, and more Montreal Canadiens News and Notes The same old story of over-reliance on Carey Price was a big factor in the Canadiens elimination from round one of the playoffs. [NHL] The Cup is the only thing that matters in Montreal. Marc Bergevin needs to think hard about his team’s performance in the playoffs and changes need to be made. [CTV] Andrew Zadarnowski joins Habs Breakfast for a playoff postmortem chat and discusses if Alex Galchenyuk is damaged goods. [TSN 690]...

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