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Habs Eyes On The Prize Aug 20, 2016

Saturday Habs Headlines: Now fully healthy, Canadiens performance hinges on Carey Price

Here are your daily links, including a look at how the Canadiens will perform in 2016-17, Torrey Mitchell speaks about the team’s new additions, and whether Andrei Markov’s jersey should be retired. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes The Canadiens’ lineup features a few wildcards this season, making the team’s performance difficult to predict. As ever, though, the Habs will be reliant on Carey Price. [CSN] Torrey Mitchell was featured in an interview with Hockey Inside Out, discussing where things went wrong last season and the additions of Shea Weber and Andrew Shaw. [HIO] The...
Raw Charge Aug 19, 2016

Quick Strikes for Friday, August 19th

Read a fun piece by one of the NHL’s smallest players, let Carey Price help you improve your glove hand, and more in this morning’s links. The League Believe it or not, Nathan Gerbe is even smaller than Tyler Johnson. He wrote about his path to the NHL for the Player’s Tribune. [Player’s Tribune] Roberto Luongo isn’t just getting older. He’s also getting better. [TSN] Mile High Hockey images what life will be like in Colorado after Patrick Roy. [Mile High Hockey] The Penguins will need to continue to be creative if they want to avoid salary cap problems. [Pensburgh] Pavel...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Aug 19, 2016

Friday Habs Headlines: “Nearly flawless” Carey Price highest rated goaltender in NHL 17

Here are your daily links, including EA Sports’ recognition of Carey Price’s ability, where the Canadiens man advantage went wrong and how it might be fixed, and possible training camp line combinations. Montreal Canadiens news and notes The ability of Carey Price has been recognized by EA Sports, who have given him the highest overall rating of any goaltender in NHL 17. [EA Sports] Marc Dumont joined TSN 690 to discuss who might play with who at Canadiens training camp as the season draws nearer. [TSN 690] With just two years left on his deal and an expansion draft looming, Tomas...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Aug 15, 2016

Canadiens 2016 Top 25 Under 25: #23 Zachary Fucale

A less-than-convincing rookie season keeps Fucale at the outer edge of the prospect rankings. Zachary Fucale just completed his first professional season in the Canadiens organization. He was thrust into the starter's role for the AHL's St. John's IceCaps when an injury to Carey Price shuffled all the goaltenders up a spot. He should have been eased into the life of professional hockey behind starter Dustin Tokarski, but fate had other plans. There were several nervous games on Fucale's part during the course of the season, and on nine occasions he allowed four or more goals in a game, and...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Aug 11, 2016

Thursday Habs Headlines: Canadiens to limit Carey Price’s starts next season

Here are your daily links, including limiting Carey Price’s starts, Shea Weber’s potential partner and what to name Team Las Vegas. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Carey Price will shoulder a lighter workload this upcoming season, as the Canadiens plan to limit the number of games their All-Star goaltender will start in. [La Presse] Michel Therrien shared his thoughts on what Shea Weber will add to the team and the lessons he has learned from last year’s unsuccessful season. [Hockey Inside/Out] Shea Weber is excited to play for the Montreal Canadiens and he isn’t afraid to...
Litter Box Cats Aug 8, 2016

Five offseason questions with Montreal Canadiens SBN blog Eyes on the Prize

Marc Dumont joins us for some Monday morning Habs talk When star goaltender Carey Price went down, so did the Montreal Canadiens season. Marc Dumont from Eyes on the Prize stops by to give us the skinny on Les Habitants entering the 2016-17 campaign. What are your thoughts on the Habs' performance during 2015-16 in a tidy nutshell? It was a perfect storm. Injuries to key players, a terrible shooting percentage which led to a brutal PDO, a lack of strategy adjustments, and some bad play towards the end of the year. It wasn't as bad as it seemed on the surface, but it was indeed quite an eye...

Monday Habs Headlines: Carey Price and Brendan Gallagher still excited about Shea Weber

Two days ahead of his arrival in Montreal, Shea Weber continues to be the hot topic. Carey Price and Brendan Gallagher weigh in. Sidney Crosby is generous and Alex Ovechkin is a bit of a clown. Also, hockey in the United Arab Emirates? You bet! Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Carey Price is excited about Shea Weber. The two know each other and the Habs’ star player knows what Weber brings to the table. [TSN] Brendan Gallagher believes Shea Weber has enough big game experience to not be rattled by the Montreal hockey market. [Vancouver Sun] Montreal's MVP is awesome and works as hard...
Silver Seven Aug 4, 2016

Season Preview: Three questions with Canadiens blog Habs Eyes on the Prize

We’re previewing the season by asking the experts - other SB Nation blogs! Last season was forgettable for Montreal Canadiens fans. After having the best start to a season in franchise history, goaltender Carey Price went down with injury, and the team tumbled hard out of the playoffs. How they will do this year is anyone’s guess. To end off the Atlantic Division, here’s three questions with managing editor Marc Dumont of HEOTP. 1. The Habs have had probably the most eventful off-season of any team. If Carey Price is healthy for the full season, where do you see the Habs finishing...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jul 30, 2016

Saturday Habs Headlines: Nikita Scherbak has eyes firmly set on reaching the NHL

Here are your daily links, including Nikita Scherbak's hope of making the next step in his career, concerning trends on the Canadiens' blue-line, and Stephane Waite on Price's recovery. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes After a year of adjustment to the professional game in the AHL last season, Nikita Scherbak believes he is much closer to the NHL than he was a year ago. [NHL.com] There are a few areas where the Canadiens clearly need work, and one such is defending their own blue-line as the club allows opposing forwards to challenge Carey Price far too easily. [RDS] Stephane Waite had...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jul 28, 2016

Thursday Habs Headlines: Carey Price may not be enough to win the Canadiens a Stanley Cup

Here are your daily links, including why a healthy Carey Price won't turn the Canadiens into a Cup contender, Montreal has too many fourth liners and all the latest signings from around the league. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Even with a fully healthy Carey Price on the roster, the Canadiens may not be able to compete for a Stanley Cup next season. [Today's Slapshot] Montreal has an abundance of depth players, but don’t have enough spaces on their roster to accommodate them all. [Habs World] Despite all that, there is good reason to still be optimistic about Montreal’s playoff...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jul 26, 2016

The Canadiens should look to address Carey Price's contract sooner than later

The Canadiens possess the best goaltender on the planet, and he only has two more years on his current deal. What should they do? Though he missed nearly the entirety of the 2015-16 NHL season, the general consensus that Carey Price is the best goaltender in the world seems to have remained so. The Canadiens missed him dearly last year, and they will undoubtedly be thrilled to have him back in the crease come October. But when he is, it will be the beginning of his second-to-last contracted season with the club, and he will become an unrestricted free agent after the 2017-18 season....