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Eyes On The Prize Sep 18, 2020
Is Phillip Danault right to ask for a bigger role with the Canadiens?

Is Phillip Danault right to ask for a bigger role with the Canadiens?

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via The Victoriaville native is the team’s best defensive centre, but is he worth trading for more offensive help? If you’re accustomed to living life in a penthouse, it’s hard to swallow being told your future will be in the basement. It could be the life Phillip Danault is forced to live as a Montreal Canadien. A few weeks back, Danault told the media that he might not be ready to accept playing a reduced offensive role as Nick Suzuki and Jesperi Kotkaniemi look primed to lead the Canadiens as their top two centres going forward. Danault, of...
A Winning Habit Sep 17, 2020

Montreal Canadiens: Would a Trade For Matt Dumba Make Sense?

The Montreal Canadiens are finally deep at centre. Could they use that to trade for Matt Dumba? The Montreal Canadiens have finally built up some depth at centre ice. The position has been a black hole for decades but with the emergence of Nick Suzuki, Jesperi Kotkaniemi looking great in the postseason, Phillip Danault playing […] Montreal Canadiens: Would a Trade For Matt Dumba Make Sense? - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Sep 8, 2020
Links: Petry and the Kids

Links: Petry and the Kids

The importance of Jeff Petry and the kids to Montreal, Dumba wins King Clancy, the conference finals, and more in today’s links Montreal Canadiens News and Notes It is not news that Jeff Petry was a key piece for Montreal this year. [Canadiens] Nick Suzuki was one of a handful of rookies who have had an impressive debut in this year’s playoffs. [The Hockey News] The Athletic’s Q&A with Marc Antoine Godin covered Max Domi’s role, the Jake Allen acquisition, Ryan Poehling, and more. [The Athletic] Corey Pronman ranks the Habs’ prospects at ninth in his series. [The...
Eyes On The Prize Aug 31, 2020
Links: The youngsters weren’t the only ones who made an impression during the playoffs

Links: The youngsters weren’t the only ones who made an impression during the playoffs

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via In today’s links, veterans who made an impression during the playoffs, areas that need to be addressed during the offseason, what NHL scouts think of the bubble, and more. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Young players like Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Nick Suzuki stood out during the playoffs, but a more common household names also surprised some people this postseason. [Montreal Gazette] What the Habs front office needs to address this off-season. [Montreal Gazette] The Canadiens are at their the deepest at left-wing, but there’s a good chance it won’t...
Eyes On The Prize Aug 30, 2020
Links: Molson — It’s “a priority” for Canadiens to honour Andrei Markov

Links: Molson — It’s “a priority” for Canadiens to honour Andrei Markov

Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/ In today’s links, commendations for The General, Taylor Hall’s future destination, a GM search, and the Hockey Diversity Alliance sets its goals. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Geoff Molson says honouring Andrei Markov is “a priority.” [Canadiens.com] The Canadiens are one team that should have interest in Taylor Hall this fall. [Sportsnet] While Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Nick Suzuki may push Phillip Danault to a lesser role, he’d still be able tp make a significant impact with the team. [Journal de Quebec] Ten years after...
Montreal Gazette Aug 29, 2020

Who was the most surprising playoff performer for the Habs? | HI/O Bonus

In this bonus episode, our panelists — Montreal Gazette columnist Stu Cowan, CBC Daybreak Montreal’s Jessica Rusnak and former Canadien Rick Green — along with host Adam Susser, discuss who they think was the most surprising Habs player throughout the playoffs. The future is looking bright with the emergence of young players like Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Nick Suzuki, but a more common...
Eyes On The Prize Aug 26, 2020
Links: Phillip Danault wants to play an offensive role, too

Links: Phillip Danault wants to play an offensive role, too

Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports In today’s links, the Canadiens’ top centre (for now) says he won’t be satisfied with a purely defensive role, Brett Kulak thinks the Habs have taken a big step, and reaction to the Kasperi Kapanen trade. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Phillip Danault won’t be satisfied with just being a defensive centre. [Montreal Gazette | RDS] It’s unclear though if Danault will have a choice, given the surge by Nick Suzuki and Jesperi Kotkaniemi. [Radio-Canada] Brett Kulak thinks that the Canadiens have taken an important step with their playoff run....
Eyes On The Prize Aug 24, 2020
Links: Marc Bergevin has some breathing room thanks to six specific players

Links: Marc Bergevin has some breathing room thanks to six specific players

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via In today’s links, the players that will allow Bergevin some breathing room, filling the gaps, setting the bar higher, and more. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Marc Bergevin can breath a little easier after the performance of six specific players during the playoffs. [Journal de Montreal] Canadiens fans were offered a glimpse into a future that seems much brighter after many of their young stars quickly found their rhythm during the NHL playoffs. [NHL] How to fill the gap between the duo of Carey Price and Shea Weber and that of Nick Suzuki and...
Eyes On The Prize Aug 22, 2020
Jonathan Drouin, Max Domi, and the Burden of Expectations

Jonathan Drouin, Max Domi, and the Burden of Expectations

Photo by Elsa/ The Habs needed some players to step up and one of two in the spotlight certainly did. With Brendan Gallagher out of the lineup, the Montreal Canadiens were in tremendous need of another player to step up and help drive the offence in his place. There is plenty already said about Nick Suzuki, and almost certainly much more to still be said. Many people shifted their expectations towards Jonathan Drouin and Max Domi, and with good reason. Drouin has always had a bright spotlight on him due to the trade that brought him to Montreal and sent Mikhail Sergachev to the Tampa Bay...
Sportsnet.ca Aug 21, 2020
Derek Grant pats Nick Suzuki on the head after buzzer sounds

Derek Grant pats Nick Suzuki on the head after buzzer sounds

At the end of the game, Philadelphia Flyers’ Derek Grant patted Montreal Canadiens’ Nick Suzuki on the head – just like Suzuki did to Flyers goalie Carter Hart earlier in the series. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca Aug 21, 2020
Nick Suzuki scores on Flyers then chirps Scott Laughton

Nick Suzuki scores on Flyers then chirps Scott Laughton

Nick Suzuki scores his second goal of the game to pull the Montreal Canadiens within one of the Philadelphia Flyers, then turns and appears to say “good play Laughts” to a trailing Scott Laughton. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Eyes On The Prize Aug 21, 2020
[Highlight] Nick Suzuki scores from the goal line

[Highlight] Nick Suzuki scores from the goal line

Photo by Elsa/ The rookie is single-handedly keeping his team alive. The Canadiens are doing their best to blow the game, but Nick Suzuki is having none of it. Drouin slips a defender and sets up Nick Suzuki's second goal of the night. pic.twitter.com/cngxXgYrcd— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) August 22, 2020
Montreal Gazette Aug 21, 2020

Liveblog: Flyers up 2-1 against Canadiens after first period

The Montreal Canadiens will try to keep their season alive and push the Philadelphia Flyers to a deciding Game 7 under the Friday night lights of the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Flyers defenceman Ivan Provorov opened the scoring 28 seconds into period one. Kevin Hayes scored the other Flyers goal, while Nick Suzuki halved their lead with a power-play marker. The Habs edged closer to a series tie on...
Eyes On The Prize Aug 21, 2020
[Highlight] Nick Suzuki taps in a power-play goal

[Highlight] Nick Suzuki taps in a power-play goal

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Suzuki picks up where he left off in Game 5. Nick Suzuki scored the game-winner on Wednesday, and he gets a critical power-play goal in Game 6 to get Montreal back in it. Nick Suzuki scores on Carter Hart(again), but does not pat him on the head this time. pic.twitter.com/2TfTHyouD5— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) August 21, 2020
A Winning Habit Aug 21, 2020

The Montreal Canadiens Calling it a Season After Game 6 Elimination

  The Montreal Canadiens season came to a close in Game 6 against the Philadelphia Flyers after a hard-fought series. Nick Suzuki scored twice in the loss. If you told someone at the beginning of March that the Montreal Canadiens would have eliminated the Pittsburgh Penguins in a playoff-qualifying series and then push the top […] The Montreal Canadiens Calling it a Season After Game 6 Elimination - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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