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A Winning Habit Sep 23, 2020

Montreal Canadiens: What Are Ideal Defence Pairings For Habs?

Montreal Canadiens new acquisitions on the blue line will have to fit in somewhere. How will it shake out? The Montreal Canadiens played the entire postseason a little thin on the left side of their defence. They had Ben Chiarot eating up tons of minutes and Brett Kulak had some strong performances that earned him […] Montreal Canadiens: What Are Ideal Defence Pairings For Habs? - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Sep 19, 2020
Chiarot offers a reason to view the Edmundson acquisition positively

Chiarot offers a reason to view the Edmundson acquisition positively

His predecessor’s success has expanded Edmundson’s chance of finding a niche on the team. “[…] is not an upgrade [on the third pairing].” “Is [he] better than Karl Alzner?” “No.” “[…] a bad player on an expensive contract with term.” “Why?” No, they’re not talking about Joel Edmundson, recently signed to a four-year, $14 million contract by Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin. These comments were made in July, 2019 after the acquisition of Ben Chiarot. Looking closer, there are so many similarities between Chiarot and Edmundson that one could...
Eyes On The Prize Sep 14, 2020
Links: Geoff Molson to the rescue!

Links: Geoff Molson to the rescue!

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/NHLI via In today’s links, Geoff Molson helps rescue a pilot, what Edmundson can bring to the Habs, Chiarot made his presence felt during his first year, and more. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Geoff Molson helped rescue the pilot of a small seaplane that crashed into the waters of Lake Massawippi in North Hatley, Que., over the weekend. [Global News] A look at what Joel Edmundson can bring to the Canadiens. [EOTP] Ben Chiarot made his presence felt in his inaugural campaign in Montreal. [NHL Canadiens] Hockey is for everyone (babies included!) ...
Eyes On The Prize Sep 12, 2020
Ben Chiarot’s first-year progression or: Why we need to be patient with new players

Ben Chiarot’s first-year progression or: Why we need to be patient with new players

Photo by Elsa/ The defenceman brought one set of neutral-zone rules with him from Winnipeg, and spent the 2020-21 season unlearning all of it. When I first heard the news of the Montreal Canadiens’ signing of Ben Chiarot, I was skeptical. While the defenceman established himself as a solid presence next to Dustin Byfuglien with the Winnipeg Jets, Chiarot was not driving the play on that pairing. In his years with the western team, he acted as the anchor for his loose but offensive gifted partner. But in Montreal, a team that already possessed its share of shutdown defenders, I worried...

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