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Links: What would it take to acquire Josh Anderson?

Links: What would it take to acquire Josh Anderson?

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ In today’s links, Kent Hughes has reportedly refused offers for Josh Anderson, Éric Raymond talks about his work with Samuel Montembeault, and the NHL prepares for All-Star weekend. Montreal Canadiens news and notes What kind of offer would the Habs need to trade Josh Anderson? [TSN] Lane Hutson talks about his thrilling NCAA season, the World Juniors, hitting 5’10”, and future goals. [Montreal Hockey Now] Marie Philip-Poulin may be a part-time consultant with the Canadiens, but she’s still striving for more game-winners and gold...
Eyes On The Prize Feb 2, 2023
Links: Rafaël Harvey-Pinard continues to prove people wrong

Links: Rafaël Harvey-Pinard continues to prove people wrong

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ In today’s links, Harvey-Pinard is good at proving people wrong, Abbandonato loves playing for his hometown, Canadiens continue to grow, Bedard packs arenas, Marchand loves the chirping, and more. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Rafaël Harvey-Pinard is used to proving people wrong and he’s good at it. [Montreal Gazette] Harvey-Pinard is showing that he deserves to keep his roster spot with the big club. [RDS] Peter Abbandonato has the right mindset now that he’s back with the Laval Rocket and says it’s a “dream come true”...
Eyes On The Prize Feb 1, 2023
Alex Belzile named to AHL All Star Classic roster

Alex Belzile named to AHL All Star Classic roster

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ The forward will replace Justin Barron. The Laval Rocket announced that Alex Belzile will make his second AHL All Star Classic appearance at Place Bell this weekend. Notre capitaine est une étoile⭐️Our captain is an All-Star!La ligue américaine a annoncé la nomination d’Alex Belzile sur l’équipe des étoiles de la division Nord. The American Hockey League has announced that Alex Belzile will be part of the North Division All-Star team. pic.twitter.com/AmRGmPavj0— Rocket de Laval (@RocketLaval) February 1, 2023 Justin...
A Winning Habit Feb 1, 2023

Is Samuel Montembeault the Montreal Canadiens goalie of the future?

The Montreal Canadiens always knew they would need to prepare for life after Carey Price. That was never a matter of if, just when, and it would appear as though that time has arrived. Although Carey Price could still return, it seems increasingly unlikely, which means the Canadiens are already effectively moving on. And, well, […] Is Samuel Montembeault the Montreal Canadiens goalie of the future? - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Feb 1, 2023
Montreal Canadiens Organizational Players of January

Montreal Canadiens Organizational Players of January

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ In a month highlighted by deflating injury news for Cole Caufield, other players stepped up to provide the entertainment. NHL Player of the Month: Kirby Dach Martin St-Louis had tried a few times to run a one-two punch down the middle with Nick Suzuki and Kirby Dach in the first half of the season, but with offence hard to come by, he kept feeling the need to place Dach on Suzuki’s wing. Following a terrible stretch that extended beyond the holiday road trip that erased any thoughts of the team making the playoffs, the coach decided to...
Eyes On The Prize Feb 1, 2023
Rafaël Harvey-Pinard looks like a bonafide NHL player

Rafaël Harvey-Pinard looks like a bonafide NHL player

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ It is going to be very hard for the Habs to send Harvey-Pinard back to the AHL. I’m not sure what it is with the Montreal Canadiens and the seventh round of the NHL entry draft, but they just seem to find a way to pick diamonds in the rough. In a close loss to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, Rafaël Harvey-Pinard proved that he may well be another one of those late-round steals. Frankly, he’s been proving it ever since he was called up to the show. I’ve opined ad nauseam that the remainder of this season should be spent evaluating...
Eyes On The Prize Feb 1, 2023
Links: An approaching break for Nick Suzuki

Links: An approaching break for Nick Suzuki

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via In today’s links, how Nick Suzuki can use the all-star break to recharge, getting to know Arber Xhekaj better, and analyzing the Bo Horvat trade. Eyes On The Prize will be defunded on February 28, 2023. We have set up a Patreon account seeking financial support as we explore options for a new platform for our content and community. A big thank you to everyone who has already signed on to support that endeavour! Montreal Canadiens news and notes The all-star break will be a welcome respite for workhorse Nick...
Eyes On The Prize Jan 31, 2023
Montreal Canadiens reassign Jesse Ylönen and Alex Belzile to the AHL

Montreal Canadiens reassign Jesse Ylönen and Alex Belzile to the AHL

Photo by Vitor Munhoz/NHLI via The two forwards will be available for this weekend’s games for the Laval Rocket. Following Tuesday’s game versus the Ottawa Senators, the last one the Montreal Canadiens will play until February 11, the team announced that Jesse Ylönen and Alex Belzile had been reassigned to the AHL affiliate in Laval. Les Canadiens ont cédé les attaquants Alex Belzile et Jesse Ylönen au Rocket de Laval.The Canadiens have loaned forwards Alex Belzile and Jesse Ylönen to the Laval Rocket.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) February 1,...
Eyes On The Prize Jan 31, 2023
[Highlight] The legend of Rafaël Harvey-Pinard continues to grow

[Highlight] The legend of Rafaël Harvey-Pinard continues to grow

Photo by Vitor Munhoz/NHLI via This particular chapter has Nick Suzuki as a co-star. RHP got some time on the top line and made the most of it. Nick Suzuki with a beauty of a pass and it's Rafaël Harvey-Pinard with the goal! pic.twitter.com/21MnM7K1gj— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) February 1, 2023
Eyes On The Prize Jan 31, 2023
[Highlight] Mike Hoffman blasts one in on the power play

[Highlight] Mike Hoffman blasts one in on the power play

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ A deft bit of stick-work from Mike Matheson helped create the goal Two power-play goals in the same game? Inconceivable! Holy moly. Mike Matheson with the slick save on a clearing attempt and Mike Hoffman buries a PP rocket. pic.twitter.com/Y1BQB2J8Dg— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) February 1, 2023
Eyes On The Prize Jan 31, 2023
[Highlight] Kirby Dach bangs in a loose puck

[Highlight] Kirby Dach bangs in a loose puck

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ The Canadiens have the deficit down to one goal. The Canadiens had a terrible start, but their power play has actually helped them begin to climb out of the hole. Kirby Dach cleans up the loose puck for a power play goal! pic.twitter.com/XtKXNsrGO6— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) February 1, 2023
Eyes On The Prize Jan 31, 2023
Habs vs. Senators: Game thread

Habs vs. Senators: Game thread

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Montreal’s plan will be to score a goal, and go from there. Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators How to watch Start time: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PSTIn the Canadiens region: TSN2 (English), RDS (French)In the Senators region: TSN5 (English), RDS (French) After sending Owen Beck down following Saturday’s game, there was some thought that Montreal may make another recall from the Junior ranks for tonight’s contest. That hasn’t transpired, so the Canadiens will once again be going with 11 forwards versus Ottawa, meaning...
Eyes On The Prize Jan 31, 2023
Habs vs. Senators: Game preview

Habs vs. Senators: Game preview

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Montreal will look for revenge against Ottawa, this time at home. Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators How to watch Start time: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PSTIn the Canadiens region: TSN2 (English), RDS (French)In the Senators region: TSN5 (English), RDS (French) A few nights removed from the ice, and from a lopsided loss, the Montreal Canadiens will seek revenge against the Ottawa Senators, who shut down the Habs’ offence in a whopping 5-0 win on Saturday night. The Canadiens will be hosting the rematch at the Bell Centre,...
Eyes On The Prize Jan 31, 2023
Links: Suzuki isn’t worried about current slowdown, nor is St-Louis

Links: Suzuki isn’t worried about current slowdown, nor is St-Louis

Photo by Vitor Munhoz/NHLI via In today’s links, no need to worry about Suzuki, Belzile is proof that hard work pays off, Price heads to BC, remembering The Golden Jet, and more. Eyes On The Prize will be defunded on February 28, 2023. We have set up a Patreon account seeking financial support as we explore options for a new platform for our content and community. A big thank you to everyone who has already signed on to support that endeavour! Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Nick Suzuki seems to have hit a wall but he’s not worried and neither is his coach....
Eyes On The Prize Jan 30, 2023
Links: Could Bruce Boudreau provide a boost to the Canadiens?

Links: Could Bruce Boudreau provide a boost to the Canadiens?

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via In today’s links, could Boudreau help the Habs’ struggles, Beck’s future looks bright, Strome finally gets a home, PHF salaries on the rise, and more. Eyes On The Prize will be defunded on February 28, 2023. We have set up a Patreon account seeking financial support as we explore options for a new platform for our content and community. A big thank you to everyone who has already signed on to support that endeavour! Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Could Bruce Boudreau be a fit to help the Canadiens coaching staff and...

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