3:45 PM EST, Sat December 16, 2017
Friday Habs Headlines: Brandon Davidson is reportedly on the trade market

Friday Habs Headlines: Brandon Davidson is reportedly on the trade market

In today’s links, Brandon Davidson appears to be available, a look at some of the pending RFAs and UFAs in the NHL, and everyone prepares for the upcoming Olympics. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Brandon Davidson is apparently available for trade. [Sportsnet] David Schlemko visibly made the Canadiens defence corps better against the Ottawa Senators. [Sportsnet] Michigan native Jeff Petry took to the Little Caesars Arena ice for the first time last night. [Montreal Canadiens] Max Pacioretty is off the top power play unit, and he feels fine. [The Athletic] ICYMI: The Montreal...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 30, 2017
[Highlight] Max Pacioretty’s power-play goal makes it 6-2

[Highlight] Max Pacioretty’s power-play goal makes it 6-2

The Habs are showing no signs of relenting. Max Pacioretty give his team a commanding lead late in the third. Ericsson finishes the play, but it will be a goal for Max Pacioretty in the end. pic.twitter.com/wnd70HKCXI— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) December 1, 2017
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 30, 2017
[Highlight] Max Pacioretty shoots the puck off Brendan Gallagher’s stick and in

[Highlight] Max Pacioretty shoots the puck off Brendan Gallagher’s stick and in

The Habs opened the scoring on the power play. Good things happen when you go to the net, they say. Gallagher gets his 11th of the year off a deflection pic.twitter.com/5tknUzR4Fa— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) December 1, 2017
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 30, 2017
Thursday Habs Headlines: Will Victor Mete be playing at the World Juniors?

Thursday Habs Headlines: Will Victor Mete be playing at the World Juniors?

Here are your daily links, including a look at whether the Habs may loan Victor Mete to Canada’s U20 team, Max Pacioretty’s charitable activities, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes It looks as though the Habs may consider loaning Victor Mete to Hockey Canada for the World Juniors. [TSN] The Canadiens honoured Hall of Fame inductee Mark Recchi before Wednesday night’s game against the Senators. [Twitter] Since being treated at Montreal General Hospital in 2011, Max Pacioretty has been dedicated to raising money to help further improve their facilities. [MGH...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 29, 2017
Canadiens vs. Senators Top Six Minutes: Sens Danault what hit them

Canadiens vs. Senators Top Six Minutes: Sens Danault what hit them

Two minutes after Jonathan Drouin tied the game on a penalty shot, Phillip Danault notched the game winner as the Habs topped the Senators 2-1. Pre-Game Oh boy the Senators, the rivalry that isn’t a rivalry but still kind of is. Mark Recchi night at the Bell - good for him. I still have mixed feelings thanks to his accusing the Habs of embellishing an injury when Max Pacioretty broke his neck, but I’ll put that aside for tonight. Recchs looks like he could still snap a few goals in. Gotta love that crowd pop for Saku Koivu. Carey Price in net - the good one, I hope. First...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 29, 2017
[Highlight] Phillip Danault follows up with a goal of his own

[Highlight] Phillip Danault follows up with a goal of his own

And the game is tied no more. Moments after Drouin put the Habs on the board, Phillip Danault gave them a one-goal advantage. Pacioretty forecheck -> Shaw pass -> Danault goal. 2-1 #Habs pic.twitter.com/lK9fI53uI6— Jared Book (@jaredbook) November 30, 2017
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 28, 2017
Tuesday Habs Headlines: Saku Koivu gives captain Max Pacioretty a vote of confidence

Tuesday Habs Headlines: Saku Koivu gives captain Max Pacioretty a vote of confidence

Your daily links, including a former captain’s take on the current one, Carey Price’s return meant so much more than a win, celebrating the NHL’s 100th birthday, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Saku Koivu has some advice for Max Pacioretty: “Don’t change a thing.” [La Presse | Google Translate] Montreal’s defence is about to receive two injured players back in game shape, but are the Habs really getting better? [TSN 690] Carey Price’s return to action on Saturday night made fans forget about his rough start to the season. [TSN] If Price stays healthy, the...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 26, 2017
Sunday Habs Headlines: A Max Pacioretty trade would be a repeat of 1995’s John Leclair transaction

Sunday Habs Headlines: A Max Pacioretty trade would be a repeat of 1995’s John Leclair transaction

In today’s links, a history lesson on trading a top goal-scorer, several reactions to Carey Price’s return, stories from Hockey Fights Cancer day, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Trade Max Pacioretty? It would likely be a repeat of the John Leclair transaction in 1995. [Journal de Montreal | Google Translate] Carey Price is back in action, and steps into the crease with a bright spotlight shining down on him. [NBC Sports] He had a good response in his first game back: What a performance from @CP0031 in his return from injury – 36 saves for his 40th NHL career shutout...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 23, 2017
Canadiens vs. Predators 5 Takeaways: Shake it off

Canadiens vs. Predators 5 Takeaways: Shake it off

Despite late-game heroics, the Canadiens extend their losing streak 1. Look what Hu made me do Charles Hudon and Brendan Gallagher have been the two best players on the Canadiens for the last little while, and it isn’t even particularly close. Hudon has been outstanding no matter what line he has been placed on, and with the line of Max Pacioretty, Jonathan Drouin, and Alex Galchenyuk struggling, it might be wise to start treating Hudon like a top line player, and provide him with more opportunities to score. He led all Habs players in shot attempt percentage at five-on-five, and that is...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 22, 2017
Canadiens vs. Stars game recap: More of the same

Canadiens vs. Stars game recap: More of the same

The Habs lost again, giving up another pair of goals less than a minute apart to end the second — as is tradition, apparently. There has been a lot of doom and gloom in Habs land lately, and the news didn’t get any better when it was announced that Shea Weber was out of last night’s game with a lower-body injury. Charles Hudon had a good chance early on, and Charlie Lindgren made a few good saves, but Jordie Benn took a holding call in the defensive zone, and the Stars’ lethal power play went to work. The Habs’ penalty kill held Dallas to two shots. Max Pacioretty was hit hard...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 21, 2017
Tuesday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin has been very active on the phones

Tuesday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin has been very active on the phones

In today’s headlines, the GM is active, and Carey Price finally is, too. Montreal Canadiens news and notes It’s being said that Habs boss Marc Bergevin is currently the most active General Manager in the league trying to make moves. [TSN] As per Bob McKenzie, Bergevin isn’t necessarily on the hot seat despite some ugly losses. [TSN 690] Captain Max Pacioretty invited legend Guy Lafleur to lunch in hopes of gaining perspective to help lead the team out of its funk. [Montreal Gazette] It’s beginning to look like this edition of the Habs lacks an identity, and may just miss the...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 20, 2017
Monday Habs Headlines: Charlie Lindgren confident the team will do better

Monday Habs Headlines: Charlie Lindgren confident the team will do better

Here are your daily links including Lindgren remains confident, Price injury speculation, and another losing streak Montreal News and Notes Charlie Lindgren agrees that they earned the boos on Saturday night after a 6-0 blowout, but is confident they’ll do better. [Montreal Gazette] Let the speculation begin. Carey Price has been out a lot longer than expected with his minor lower-body injury. [Montreal Gazette] Finally seeing a Galchenyuk-Drouin-Pacioretty line on Saturday night made no difference, plus five other observations. [RDS] Is it time to stop underestimating Phillip Danault?...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 18, 2017
Canadiens vs. Leafs Top Six Minutes: Defensive woes

Canadiens vs. Leafs Top Six Minutes: Defensive woes

The nightmare continues. First Period Oh good, Auston Matthews is taking the warm-up, I bet we won’t hear his name every other play *insert eye roll here* This is the 738th time the Canadiens have played the Leafs - gotta love it Not super stoked to see Victor Mete on the third pairing Ahem...not super stoked to see Jordie Benn on the top pairing Canadiens have seven shots on goal seven minutes into the first period and the Leafs have zero. I am ok with this So Charles Hudon is pretty great and we are lucky to have him Max Pacioretty playing big on the penalty kill which is great to...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 18, 2017
Habs notes: Max Pacioretty, Jonathan Drouin, and Jordie Benn are well enough to play tonight; no lineup changes from Thursday

Habs notes: Max Pacioretty, Jonathan Drouin, and Jordie Benn are well enough to play tonight; no lineup changes from Thursday

All out with an illness yesterday, three members of the Habs will be able to face the Maple Leafs. The Montreal Canadiens did not hold a full practice on Saturday, instead just holding an optional skate. A few members of the team participated, though they was far from a full-roster complement. Sur la glace ce matin : / On the ice: Drouin, Davidson, Mitchell, Pacioretty, Benn, Niemi. #GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/EPe2MUYxhk— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) November 18, 2017 Brandon Davidson and Torrey Mitchell will serve as healthy scratches once again. It seems that Claude Julien’s...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 16, 2017
“Hab At It” Podcast Episode 5 - In defence of Max Pacioretty

“Hab At It” Podcast Episode 5 - In defence of Max Pacioretty

This is a podcast, brought to you by Eyes on the Prize Eyes on the Prize is proud to present Hab At It, a weekly podcast, bringing together two EOTP contributors: Kyle Medeiros and Andrew Zadarnowski. You can subscribe to the series on iTunes, or download to listen on your own time. After taking a two week break due to life getting in the way, the podcast is back with a brand new installment. Kyle and Andrew talk about the Alex Galchenyuk trade rumours that seem to have fizzled out, rallied against all the criticism faced by Max Pacioretty, and looked at the addition of Antti Niemi to the...

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