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Eyes On The Prize Aug 21, 2019
What does Father Time have in store for Shea Weber?

What does Father Time have in store for Shea Weber?

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Alternatively, what does Shea Weber have in store for Father Time? When the Montreal Canadiens acquired Shea Weber from the Nashville Predators three seasons ago, one of the biggest concerns expressed at the time was that Marc Bergevin had not only acquired the older player, but also the player who was under contract for the longer period of time (eight years for P.K. Subban vs 10 for Weber). The move was largely seen as “win now,” even though the Canadiens’ general manager never came close to uttering those words. It was widely assumed...
Eyes On The Prize Aug 19, 2019
Once healthy, Shea Weber’s value to the Canadiens remained high

Once healthy, Shea Weber’s value to the Canadiens remained high

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ In his first season as the team’s captain, Weber made an impact upon his return. Shea Weber entered his 2018-19 season debut with a lot of questions. It had been 11 months since his last game. He had turned 33 in August. He was named the team’s captain before the season started. The team was surpassing all expectations at 11-8-5 at the time of his debut. They were getting good results, and the underlying numbers showed it was legitimate. When Weber came back, they got even better. You can’t discuss Weber without acknowledging the baggage that his name...
Eyes On The Prize Aug 12, 2019
Links: The fight for who’s better — Jean Beliveau or Sidney Crosby?

Links: The fight for who’s better — Jean Beliveau or Sidney Crosby?

Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Studios/ In today’s links, the fight for the fifth best player of all time, a diamond in the rough in Riley Barber, and Ovechkin visits the Great Wall Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Who should be considered the best fifth-player of all time — Jean Beliveau or Sidney Crosby? [National Post] Sicamous native, Shea Weber, received a new wall hanging from the district. [Nelson Star] The Canadiens may have a diamond in the rough with Riley Barber. [Sporting News] Around the League and Elsewhere Three important questions facing the Dallas Stars as...
Eyes On The Prize Aug 10, 2019
Grade Jeff Petry’s season

Grade Jeff Petry’s season

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Petry played with plenty of defence partners and two different pairings, providing critical value in every situation. The Montreal Canadiens were forced to start the 2018-19 season without their top defenceman. It was a tough bit of news that put a damper on any post-season hopes just days after a disappointing 2017-18 campaign reached its conclusion. The team had struggled on defence even with Shea Weber in the lineup the previous season, and few substantial moves were made in the summer to improve things on the back end. For many teams, the absence...
Eyes On The Prize Aug 7, 2019
Jeff Petry played a vital role for the Canadiens

Jeff Petry played a vital role for the Canadiens

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ After Shea Weber’s return, the two defencemen complimented each other perfectly. Jeff Petry filled in for Shea Weber admirably for the first 24 games of the season before he made his season debut. But when Weber returned, it allowed Claude Julien to settle in to a setup that made both players, and by extension the team, better. By the end of the season, Petry ended up playing more minutes at even strength, and while that may seem surprising, it was really by design. The Canadiens’ captain would take time on the power play, and penalty kill while mostly...
Eyes On The Prize Jul 27, 2019
Grade Carey Price’s season

Grade Carey Price’s season

Photo by Patrick Smith/ It started off poorly, but Price was looking much more like himself by season’s end. Carey Price flew back to Montreal last off-season having reflected on a poor 2017-18 campaign, rejoining a group that had seen some change. Most of the alterations were made among the forward group, with the likes of Tomas Tatar and Joel Armia being added, leaving the defence largely intact from the previous season. The biggest change was actually an absence on blue line: Shea Weber, who was still recovering from surgery, would be out for nearly a third of the schedule. It...
Last Word on Hockey Jul 26, 2019
NHL Rumours: San Jose Sharks, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens

NHL Rumours: San Jose Sharks, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens

NHL rumours continue to roll out in the middle of summer for you to read and enjoy. Teams are still signing players and making deals to maximize their cap space. Today we have rumours surrounding the San Jose Sharks, Florida Panthers, and the Montreal Canadiens. Last Word on Hockey will continue to bring the rumours and analysis you crave during the offseason. NHL Rumours Montreal Canadiens Rumour: The Hockey News' Ken Campbell talks about difficult contracts that still exist in the NHL and what makes them so troubling for their current teams. The Canadiens Shea Weber highlights the...
Eyes On The Prize Jul 26, 2019
Links: Playing for Team USA would be a “dream come true” for Cole Caufield

Links: Playing for Team USA would be a “dream come true” for Cole Caufield

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via In today’s links, Caufield talks about potentially donning the Stars and Stripes for the upcoming WJC, wondering what the team might look like had Marc Bergevin acted differently, and surveying the goaltending landscape around the league. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Cole Caufield has his sights set on representing the USA at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship. [Montreal Canadiens] Keith Kinkaid answers fan questions from Instagram. "Do you feel safer now with Shea Weber in front of your net?" Get to know new Habs goalie @Blockaid1...
A Winning Habit Jul 25, 2019

Montreal Canadiens Victor Mete must improve his shot locations and totals

Victor Mete has gone two seasons with the Montreal Canadiens without a goal and making better decisions on where those shots are coming from will help. Unless something goes horribly wrong or the Montreal Canadiens make another move, Victor Mete should be on the top pair next to Shea Weber to start the season. There’s […] Montreal Canadiens Victor Mete must improve his shot locations and totals - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Jul 24, 2019
Powerless: Maximizing Shea Weber’s talents with the man advantage

Powerless: Maximizing Shea Weber’s talents with the man advantage

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports In part three of our Canadiens’ power play examination, we look at how Shea Weber will be the focus of any Canadiens power play scheme, but are the Habs helping or hindering him? So far, our series on the Canadiens’ power play has largely focused on failings — of players and coaches and tactical and strategic levels — and how these failings had all come together to result in the disaster that we witnessed last year. Now, we shift our attention to specific things that could improve the power play for next season. Naturally, the first of these things...

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