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Eyes On The Prize May 18, 2019
Saturday Links & Open thread: Will Bergevin consider an offer sheet this off-season?

Saturday Links & Open thread: Will Bergevin consider an offer sheet this off-season?

In today’s links, a possible offer sheet the Canadiens could use, Tatar’s play in the World Championships, Carey Price’s new tattoo, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Is Marc Bergevin bold and daring enough to offer-sheet one of the league’s best young talents? [Montreal Gazette] After Carey Price got one tattoo sleeve done, it seems he’s on his way to getting the second done, with some beautiful artwork created. [Montreal Canadiens] Tomas Tatar put up two assists to keep Slovakia running at the World Championship yesterday. [Canadiens] Around the league and...
A Winning Habit May 17, 2019

Montreal Canadiens: Goaltending is key for a long playoff run

The Boston Bruins are proving goaltending is critical showing how important Carey Price will be when the Montreal Canadiens get their turn for a run at the Cup. Karma is a scary and powerful thing. When the playoffs started, and the world new the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs would square off again in […] Montreal Canadiens: Goaltending is key for a long playoff run - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize May 17, 2019
Friday Links & Open thread: Peter Budaj hopes to stay in the game he loves

Friday Links & Open thread: Peter Budaj hopes to stay in the game he loves

In today’s links, Peter Budaj talks about his post-playing career future in hockey, Geoff Molson answers questions from the fans, and is more video review the answer to debacles like the one on Wednesday? Montreal Canadiens news and notes Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s first career goal or yet another Carey Price highlight-reel save? The quest to find the Canadiens’ play of the year continues. [Montreal Canadiens] Newly retired Peter Budaj hopes he can stay involved in the game that he loves. [Montreal Canadiens] Nick Suzuki is aware that Montreal’s eyes will be on him as he prepares for...
Eyes On The Prize May 15, 2019
Wednesday Links & Open thread: Artturi vs. Carey — The quest for Play of the Year continues

Wednesday Links & Open thread: Artturi vs. Carey — The quest for Play of the Year continues

In today’s links, Artturi Lehkonen faces off against Carey Price in the Habs’ Play of the Year bracket, Nick Suzuki isn’t the only Habs prospect headed to Halifax, and the Toronto Maple Leafs extend Brendan Shanahan for six more years. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Artturi Lehkonen laying out to complete a tic-tac-toe play vs. the Sabres or Carey Price stymieing a Tyler Bertuzzi breakaway with his toe? The vote for Canadiens’ play of the year continues. [Montreal Canadiens] Newly crowned OHL champion and playoff MVP Nick Suzuki did it all en route to guiding the Guelph Storm...
A Winning Habit May 10, 2019

Charlie Lindgren can be the next Peter Budaj for the Montreal Canadiens

The stage is set for Charlie Lindgren to be a full-time backup for the Montreal Canadiens and the tandem with Carey Price could be one of the NHL’s best. The Montreal Canadiens have an advantage over a number of teams in the NHL. Dating back to the 2010-11 season, the Habs never had to worry […] Charlie Lindgren can be the next Peter Budaj for the Montreal Canadiens - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize May 8, 2019
Wednesday Links & Open thread: Can Suzuki and Poehling help the Habs reach the playoffs?

Wednesday Links & Open thread: Can Suzuki and Poehling help the Habs reach the playoffs?

In today’s links, Suzuki and Poehling could help next year’s Habs go one step further, the crazy story of how Carey Price came to be, and the Edmonton Oilers hire a new GM. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Nick Suzuki and Ryan Poehling could hold the keys to the Habs’ playoff hopes in 2020. [Sportsnet] Suzuki prefers to talk with his talent on the ice rather than his words off of it. [RDS] The Habs prospect did answer questions posed to him by Habs’ fans... and a certain two members of the team. [Montreal Canadiens] Watch Habs prospect @nsuzuki_37 answer questions submitted...
Eyes On The Prize May 5, 2019
Sunday Links & Open thread: Canadiens need to find the right backup for Carey Price

Sunday Links & Open thread: Canadiens need to find the right backup for Carey Price

In today’s links, the Habs need to sign a better number-two goalie, Nick Suzuki’s incredible post-season performance, and why Amanda Kessel won’t be hitting the ice next season. Montreal Canadiens news and notes The Montreal Canadiens need to lighten the load on Carey Price by finding a suitable back up goaltender through free agency. [Sportsnet] Is it too far of a stretch to claim that the Montreal Canadiens are a better team than the Carolina Hurricanes? [TSN 690] Noah Juulsen couldn’t be more proud that his brother, Tyler, is now a firefighter. [NHL] Canadiens great Ken Dryden...
The Hockey Writers May 4, 2019

Canucks Calling: Carey Price, Please Come Home

My first caveat is that I have heard no rumors about the mega-talented Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price coming home to British Columbia to play for the Vancouver Canucks. Nor do I think such a possibility might happen. In fact, given the current rebuild the Canucks are working through – which I applaud – I […] The post Canucks Calling: Carey Price, Please Come Home appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Sportsnet.ca May 4, 2019
Canadiens must explore free-agent market for reliable backup to Price

Canadiens must explore free-agent market for reliable backup to Price

Rest has become an essential ingredient of a successful goaltending recipe, and the Montreal Canadiens have to find a way to get Carey Price more of it by finding a reliable backup. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Eyes On The Prize May 4, 2019
Antti Niemi’s season timeline and grade poll

Antti Niemi’s season timeline and grade poll

Niemi had a tough season after appearing to resurrect his career in his stint the previous year. After difficult stints with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Florida Panthers to begin the 2017-18 season, Antti Niemi was claimed off waivers by the Montreal Canadiens to join his third team. Getting a relatively large number of the starts in a season when Carey Price struggled, he was able to perform very well in his role. May 22, 2018: Montreal Canadiens sign Antti Niemi to one-year contract extension He played so well that, after looking like he was on his way out of the league when he went on...
Eyes On The Prize May 1, 2019
Antti Niemi couldn’t replicate his success from a year ago

Antti Niemi couldn’t replicate his success from a year ago

The Canadiens goaltender did not live up to expectations, and the team will be going in a different direction. One year ago, Antti Niemi redeemed himself, and his career, in Montreal. On a team without many bright spots, Niemi’s play earned him a new contract and a full year as Carey Price’s backup. This year, Niemi was not able to replicate that success and will find himself with a new organization next season. After rebounding on his third team last season, Niemi had the worst statistical season of his career in 2018-19. His 3.78 goals against average and .887 save percentage were...
Eyes On The Prize Apr 30, 2019
Tuesday Links & Open thread: Final Bound

Tuesday Links & Open thread: Final Bound

Nick Suzuki and the Guelph Storm are headed to the OHL Final, goalie talk, Team Canada, new family members, epic dance moves, playoff updates, and more in today's links. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Phillip Danault has been invited to, but will not participate in, the IIHF Worlds. [Twitter] Phillip Danault officially declines his invite to the worlds. https://t.co/6LXiPspBkL— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) April 29, 2019 How many games should Carey Price play next year? [TVA] Re-evaluating the Vezina finalists and others, including Price. [The Athletic] Nick Suzuki and the Guelph...
Eyes On The Prize Apr 27, 2019
Saturday Links & Open thread: ‘Tough to beat’ playing in Montreal

Saturday Links & Open thread: ‘Tough to beat’ playing in Montreal

In today’s links, Montreal is a desired place to play, Carey Price’s body art, and an early look at next year’s Laval Rocket plus Saturday’s playoff schedule. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Jordan Weal says it’s ‘tough to beat’ playing hockey in Montreal. [Canadiens.com] Weal, of course, signed a new two-year contract with the Canadiens [EOTP] Weal took a pay cut, like Nate Thompson, because he believed in what was being built in Montreal. Last thing on Weal's deal: Much like Thompson, he found a coach in Claude Julien who saw him for what he can be. Both players were...
Last Word on Hockey Apr 26, 2019
Potential Candidates to be the Montreal Canadiens Backup Goaltender

Potential Candidates to be the Montreal Canadiens Backup Goaltender

As Marc Bergevin revealed in his year-end press conference, Antti Niemi will not be returning next season. This means the Canadiens will be looking for a quality backup goalie to play behind Carey Price. Backups are becoming more important each and every year. First of all to take some of the load of the starting netminder so they’re not worn out by the time playoffs roles around. As well, you need to have a goalie who you’re confident that if you put him in, there’s an opportunity for you to win that game. In the salary cap era where the competition is all relatively close, there are...

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    Saturday Links & Open thread: Will Bergevin consider an offer sheet this off-season?

  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi

    Friday Links & Open thread: Peter Budaj hopes to stay in the game he loves

  • Tomas Tatar

    Sunday Links & Open thread: Nick Suzuki’s phenomenal post-season continues

  • Jonathan Drouin

    Grade the seasons of Joel Armia and Charles Hudon

  • Victor Mete

    Links: Suzuki aiming for the Memorial Cup

  • Christian Folin

    Grade the seasons of Jordie Benn and Christian Folin

  • Antti Niemi

    Report: Antti Niemi to sign with Jokerit in KHL

  • Max Domi

    Grade the seasons of Joel Armia and Charles Hudon

  • Joel Armia

    Grade the seasons of Joel Armia and Charles Hudon