7:08 AM EDT, Sun October 04, 2015
Habs Eyes On The Prize 15 hours ago

Go with the big man: Why Mike Condon is the right choice for backup

Dustin Tokarksi has filled the Habs' need for a backup over the last year, but Mike Condon provides a stronger alternative. It was a surprise when the Habs coaching staff opted to go with Dustin Tokarksi after Carey Price went down in the 2014 playoffs. Calling the youngster up over the veteran Peter Budaj, who had faltered in the playoffs the year before in relief, the Canadiens were hoping to conjure up some playoff magic from the ghosts of Montreal's past. They almost did. The Habs went on to lose the series in six games, but Tokarksi had firmly supplanted Budaj, and the vet was traded...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Sep 28, 2015

Canadiens vs Penguins: Preseason — Game thread, how to watch, roster & lines

Tonight's game at the Centre Videotron in Québec City is shaping up to be a very interesting contest. Although there are no real points on the line, with the Habs having cut almost 30 players from its roster over the weekend, the competition for spots in the big team's lineup is heating up. One key competition - that being the competition to be Carey Price's back-up - will be given a rest tonight as Carey will be given the net for an entire game to give him some tune-up time for a full 60 minutes. Another player making a strong case for his place on the team, Tomas Fleischmann, is slotted...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Sep 26, 2015

Canadiens vs Leafs Top Six Minutes: Condon ends the drought

Mike Condon ended the preseason losing streak, and looked like a man who'd like to be the number two to Carey Price. For our new readers and members, the Top Six Minutes is a continuation of the discussion in the game thread. We try to keep it light and entertaining. Full recap are up the morning after every game. There are certain things that keep you up at night, you know? Myself, I worry about, you know, the economy and stuff. I worry if my mom misses me, because she lives super far away. I worry about other adult stuff like bills, and whether I left the stove on because I'm too lazy to...
Pension Plan Puppets Sep 22, 2015

Recap: Pre-Leafs 2, Pre-Habs 1 (OT)

It always feels good to beat the Habs, even if it is the preseason. For this one, the Leafs dressed very few of their veterans and instead let a lot of youngsters have a crack at solving Carey Price... And later, Zach Fucale, but hey. The league has a rule that teams have to dresss a minimum of 8 players who are vets/1st round picks, and this seemed like something close the minimum. In the first period, the Leafs had some good chances on the power play, but wound up being out-chanced at even strength. The Habs took a 1-0 lead with the line of Nikita Soshnikov, William Nylander, and Mitch...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Sep 15, 2015

Exclusive pictures of Carey Price with his new equipment

The NHL's MVP took part in a photo shoot to show off his new equipment Carey Price and CCM introduced their new line of goalie equipment, which goes by the name of Eflex 2. Price, who dominated the NHL awards last season, will be sporting the new setup this season. From the CCM website: "The interior of the pad has been re-engineered to offer more flexibility in every direction, allowing for better overall flex, leg, and ankle movement with every push and butterfly stretch. The pad has the ability to flex in the boot area, load energy, and kick back to help give the maximum transfer with...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Sep 15, 2015

2015-16 Montreal Canadiens Season Preview: Carey Price

Last season Carey Price established himself as one of the NHL's elite goalies. This season we'll get to see if he's also one of the league's elite leaders. Months after being rewarded for his dominant performance in 2014-15, the story about Carey Price right now seems to surround the improbability of him being able to repeat what he did last year. The problem with these discussions is that it's very hard to predict greatness. The performances that set the bar are not common, and thus, not probable. Repeating last year's performance seems unlikely when we look at the stat sheet, but when...

An exclusive interview with Carey Price

Price’s road back to dominance starts in Kelowna Carey Price has a monumentally tall mountain to climb back up next season if he hopes to improve upon his performance last year. The base of that peak started in Kelowna, BC -- over 4,000 kilometers from Montreal’s Bell Centre -- where he’s been skating since August. Price is back on the ice among an overflowing stable of other NHL veterans, stopping pucks, preparing for the Montreal Canadiens’ upcoming campaign, and taking the first steps of an arduous climb. "It’s been like every other [summer]," Price said. "I’ve just been...

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