5:40 PM EDT, Tue April 13, 2021
Montreal Gazette 3 hours ago

What the Puck: When the Canadiens play as a team, they're hard to beat

It really is a blast following the ups and downs of the Montreal Canadiens and always has been. There’s no better entertainment around. But fun as it is, it can be a frustrating and downright perplexing world to live in. For example, the National Hockey League trade deadline passed and our Habs were mostly inactive in terms of significant...
Eyes On The Prize 3 hours ago
Habsent Minded: Trade deadline special

Habsent Minded: Trade deadline special

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Montreal added two defencemen for draft choices while subtracting another one. The Montreal Canadiens made two minor moves in before the bell rang and the NHL trade window closed for this season. On Sunday, defenceman Jon Merrill was acquired from the Detroit Red Wings for a fifth-round draft choice and prospect Hayden Verbeek. Merrill was then followed into quarantine by fellow defenceman Erik Gustafsson from the Philadelphia Flyers. The return in that trade was nothing more than a seventh-round pick in 2022, while the Flyers retained...
Eyes On The Prize 5 hours ago
Tatar and Byron commanded the matchup versus Toronto’s stars

Tatar and Byron commanded the matchup versus Toronto’s stars

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Two of Montreal’s key veterans found a way to help snap the Habs losing streak on Monday. With the trade deadline come and gone, and the Canadiens standing pat on adding forward help, the team needed a strong showing from some of their underperforming, or quieter veterans against a red-hot Maple Leafs team. They got that kind of performance from Paul Byron and Tomas Tatar. Byron has been doing quite well since returning from the taxi squad, having compiled seven points (2G, 5A) in his last eight games played, including a pair of...
A Winning Habit 6 hours ago

Montreal Canadiens: What Does Erik Gustafsson Bring To Habs?

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin didn’t swing for the fences at the trade deadline. He tinkered for sure, but he didn’t make any huge trades. None of the Habs prospects were dealt and they didn’t move a first or second round pick at all this season. He added Eric Staal for third and fifth […] Montreal Canadiens: What Does Erik Gustafsson Bring To Habs? - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize 7 hours ago
Romanov, Anderson bring a physical edge against the Leafs

Romanov, Anderson bring a physical edge against the Leafs

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via The Habs badly needed a win, and two of their key players really played like it. The Montreal Canadiens badly needed a win last night. The Toronto Maple Leafs didn’t, but with their level of talent, they don’t require any sort of desperation to provide a formidable opponent. The Habs managed to overcome a particularly shaky second period and get a win where they frustrated the Leafs for the better part of the other 40 minutes. What stood out as an important factor in this victory was the physicality brought by both Josh Anderson...
A Winning Habit 8 hours ago

Montreal Canadiens: An Ode to Victor Mete

Ah, Victor Mete, we hardly knew ye. Did Marc Bergevin bring you up too fast? Or was your stay with the Montreal Canadiens never met to last? The Ottawa Senators claimed defenceman Victor Mete from the Canadiens, who placed him on waivers earlier. Victor Mete is a young defenceman, 22, and is undersized for the […] Montreal Canadiens: An Ode to Victor Mete - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize 9 hours ago
Can the Canadiens revitalize Erik Gustafsson’s offensive game?

Can the Canadiens revitalize Erik Gustafsson’s offensive game?

Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via He cost next to nothing. Can the Canadiens help the Swede tap into his old offensive form? Marc Bergevin clearly targeted his defensive group as one in drastic need of improvement heading into the NHL Trade Deadline. His addition of Jon Merrill was a small but smart piece of business to add a stabilizing presence on the third pair, alongside Brett Kulak or Alexander Romanov. It’s a move that makes sense and the cost paid for it was just a middling AHL prospect and a fifth-round pick. That deal coincided with Victor Mete going on...
Montreal Gazette 9 hours ago

In the Habs' room: Floundering Canadiens display resilience at a critical juncture

It was a time in the game when things could have gone wrong for a fragile Canadiens team. After three successive defeats and after squandering a two-goal lead against the first-place Toronto Maple Leafs, it was the perfect time for Montreal to become passive and find yet another way to lose. Instead, 85 seconds after John...
Montreal Gazette 10 hours ago

About Last Night: Habs show mettle in 4-2 win over Maple Leafs

On trade deadline Monday, general manager Marc Bergevin showed faith in the club he assembled, only adding a depth defenceman. Monday night, his beleaguered Habs returned the favour, legging out a gutsy win against the Maple Leafs 4-2. The Canadiens not only snapped a three-game losing skid against the North Division leaders, they ended goalie Jack Campbell’s winning streak with the Leafs at 11 games. Victims of early goals in recent times, the Habs knew they had to gain...
A Winning Habit 10 hours ago

Montreal Canadiens: What on Earth to do With Tatar and Danault

Tomas Tatar and Phillip Danault make up two thirds of Montreal’s number one line, and both of their contracts are up this year. A lot was made of the off season Marc Bergevin had this year, but this year might be even more important. It can be questioned if the line of Tatar – Danault […] Montreal Canadiens: What on Earth to do With Tatar and Danault - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
A Winning Habit 11 hours ago

Montreal Canadiens: Erik Gustafsson High Risk, High Reward Addition

There’s a lot to like about the Montreal Canadiens final acquisition of the 2021 trade deadline. Defenseman Erik Gustafsson. A native of the small town of Nynashamn, Sweden, Gustafsson has gone through quite the journey to get to the NHL, and since then has developed a reputation as one of the more reckless, yet similarly […] Montreal Canadiens: Erik Gustafsson High Risk, High Reward Addition - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize 11 hours ago
Recap: Tomas Tatar’s two goals lift Habs to victory

Recap: Tomas Tatar’s two goals lift Habs to victory

Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports Though close on the scoreboard, a strong performance from the Canadiens saw them frustrate the rival Leafs. After losing Victor Mete to the waiver wire and acquiring Erik Gustaffson by trade earlier in the afternoon, the Montreal Canadiens took on the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Bell Centre Monday night in their first game after the trade deadline. Though they gave up a 2-0 lead and couldn’t keep Auston Matthews off the board, a pair of goals from Tomas Tatar, 23 saves from Jake Allen, and an overall strong game from the Habs...
A Winning Habit 12 hours ago

Montreal Canadiens Bounce Back With Big Win Over Maple Leafs

Montreal Canadiens fans were feeling a bit somber heading into yesterday’s trade deadline. The Habs had lost three straight games and looked awful in a Saturday night defeat to the Winnipeg Jets. It was their last game before the trade deadline and they were dominated in a 5-0 loss. General Manager Marc Bergevin went out […] Montreal Canadiens Bounce Back With Big Win Over Maple Leafs - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize 13 hours ago
Links: Deadline Deals

Links: Deadline Deals

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Bergevin on the new guys, deals at the trade deadline, Hall, Mantha, and Carter find new teams, the Wild join other Minnesota major league teams in gesture for Daunte Wright, and more in today’s headlines Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Marc Bergevin answers questions following the trade deadline. [Canadiens] How did the Habs do on deadline day? [TSN | The Athletic] Montreal didn’t do a whole lot, but Eric Engles argues there wasn’t a whole lot of depth in the offering. [Sportsnet] If the Habs can build on their play in the win...
Montreal Gazette 19 hours ago

Cowan: It's time for Canadiens players to pay back Marc Bergevin

General manager Marc Bergevin has done everything he can to make the Canadiens a competitive team this year. During the off-season, Bergevin spent right up to the NHL’s US$81.5-million salary cap, bringing in backup goalie Jake Allen , defenceman Joel Edmundson ...

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    Tomas Tatar

    Recap: Tomas Tatar’s two goals lift Habs to victory

  • 4 Erik Gustafsson

    Erik Gustafsson

    Can the Canadiens revitalize Erik Gustafsson’s offensive game?

  • 3 Jake Allen

    Jake Allen

    Recap: Tomas Tatar’s two goals lift Habs to victory

  • 3 Jon Merrill

    Jon Merrill

    Habsent Minded: Trade deadline special

  • 3 Josh Anderson

    Josh Anderson

    [Highlight] Josh Anderson puts Montreal back in the lead

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