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Eyes On The Prize 21 mins ago
2018 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #10 Charlie Lindgren

2018 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #10 Charlie Lindgren

The netminder drops four places on our annual Top 25 under 25 list, but remains the top-ranked young goalie in the organization. Despite dropping a few places in our Top 25 Under 25, Charlie Lindgren continues to rise in the goaltending ranks of the Montreal Canadiens’ organization. The 24-year old has a chance to become the team’s backup of the present, even if there is a safety option in Antti Niemi around him. Image credit: EliteProspects In addition to leading the charge in goal with the Laval Rocket in their inaugural season, Lindgren also saw time with the...
Eyes On The Prize 2 hours ago
Links: Carey Price featured in new Indigenous Sport Gallery

Links: Carey Price featured in new Indigenous Sport Gallery

Here are your daily links including Price featured in BC Sports Hall of Fame, Byron suits up for wedding season, Lehkonen dishes on his favourite footballer, Parisi joins the EIHL, and more Montreal News and Notes Carey Price is being featured in BC Sports Hall of Fame’s new Indigenous Sport Gallery which opens on Sept 25. [NHL] Artturi Lehkonen dishes on one of his favorite footballers, who recently joined the Montreal Impact. [NHL] Andrew Zadarnowski joined TSN690 to discuss the fact that the Habs’ resurrection just may rest on Kotkaniemi’s shoulders. [TSN] Members of the Habs...
Eyes On The Prize 20 hours ago
Name Theory: Linking the Expos to the Rocket

Name Theory: Linking the Expos to the Rocket

The story behind some team names that continue to circulate. Fifty years ago, on August 15, 1968, Major League Baseball came to Montreal to make the announcement that the city would receive an expansion National League baseball team. According to the Montreal Gazette, the team was going to be named the Voyageurs and would start its inaugural season in 1969. Instead, on September 6, the team announced they would be called the Expos to capture the massive success and international reputation the city earned from hosting Expo ’67. Meanwhile, the Montreal Canadiens were in the process of...
Eyes On The Prize 22 hours ago
2018 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: Recapping players 25-11

2018 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: Recapping players 25-11

A quick refresher on the first 15 players that made the cut before the top 10 kicks off. As we head into the Top 10 of our 2018 Montreal Canadiens Top 25 Under 25, let’s freshen our memories on who has already made the list. Our staff and readers had a lot of fun during the voting process for the ninth annual T25U25. Just how much fun? This year we received approximately 400 votes! And the fun doesn’t stop there. It continues on, in our comment sections and social media platforms, with the (mostly) lighthearted debates that are all part of the big reveal. Before diving into the...
Eyes On The Prize Aug 19, 2018
Links: Leafs won’t level head-to-head record anytime soon

Links: Leafs won’t level head-to-head record anytime soon

In today’s links, how long it would take Toronto to even up the score, the search for a new play-by-play guy, and new dad Ovechkin. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Good luck trying to get even with the Habs, Leafs fans. [Maple Leafs Nation] Phillip Danault joined noted rival Patrice Bergeron at a power skating camp. [TVA Sports] John Bartlett will no longer be the play-by-play broadcaster for the Montreal Canadiens on TSN. [Montreal Gazette] With the team seemingly set on parting ways with its captain, Max Pacioretty’s days as a member of the Canadiens might be numbered. [TSN...
The Hockey Writers Aug 18, 2018

Canadiens GM Showdown: Bergevin vs. Houle

In this last instalment of a four-part series comparing Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin to his four immediate predecessors, we take a look at Rejean Houle. Marc Bergevin is not the most popular person in Montreal right now. The Canadiens’ general manager has been under fire for a number of questionable moves and public […] The post Canadiens GM Showdown: Bergevin vs. Houle appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Aug 18, 2018

Likeliest Canadiens Outcomes in 2018-19

Expectations are undeniably low for the Montreal Canadiens as they enter the 2018-19 season. Of course, according to general manager Marc Bergevin, the Habs are “officially” intending to compete (for a mere playoff spot), but how realistic is that? Just as a reminder, knowing fully at the time Shea Weber would be out until mid-December, […] The post Likeliest Canadiens Outcomes in 2018-19 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Eyes On The Prize Aug 18, 2018
Cored Out: The changing face of Canadiens leadership

Cored Out: The changing face of Canadiens leadership

How a changing of the guard was itself changed. On September 15, 2014 the Montreal Canadiens kicked off the 2014-15 season with the annual charity golf tournament. They took the opportunity to announce the succession plan to the leadership team, as captain Brian Gionta was allowed to explore free agency, eventually settling on the Buffalo Sabres, while the heir apparent to the captaincy, Josh Gorges, was jettisoned by general manager Marc Bergevin in a trade to those same Sabres. Going into the season, the only lettered player remaining was the team’s longest-tenured player, Andrei...
Eyes On The Prize Aug 18, 2018
Links: Once and Future Finns

Links: Once and Future Finns

The Finns dominate today's links, thanks to the meeting of Saku Koivu and Jesperi Kotkaniemi, as well as a catch-up with Artturi Lehkonen. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Past and future met yesterday. Anyone else getting getting chills? [Twitter] A first meeting. They hadn’t even spoken yet. The ghosts of Canadiens past and future. pic.twitter.com/PzcIwIeybn— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) August 17, 2018 Hockey in Finland is starting up, so there's lots of news to be had, including some about Jesse Ylönen, who returns to action next week. [Pelicans (Finnish)] Speaking of Finns,...
A Winning Habit Aug 17, 2018

Montreal Canadiens: Should Max Domi play with Jonathan Drouin?

Max Domi will be generating a lot of buzz for the Montreal Canadiens, and perhaps lining up with Jonathan Drouin could create an effective duo. When the Montreal Canadiens first hinted at Jonathan Drouin playing centre for the team, many were interested to see what he could do with Max Pacioretty. A dynamic playmaker with an […] Montreal Canadiens: Should Max Domi play with Jonathan Drouin? - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
A Winning Habit Aug 17, 2018

Montreal Canadiens: Jesperi Kotkaniemi playing in four nations tournament

August gets another event for Montreal Canadiens third-overall pick Jesperi Kotkaniemi as he will be at the Four Nations tournament in Sweden. With five points in four games, Jesperi Kotkaniemi is having a solid start to his preseason with Ässät. His performance in Thursday’s game was the most recent but still impressive as his third-period […] Montreal Canadiens: Jesperi Kotkaniemi playing in four nations tournament - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
A Winning Habit Aug 17, 2018

Montreal Canadiens: John Bartlett switches networks and rivalry teams

The Montreal Canadiens will need to find a new play-by-play voice as John Bartlett has moved from TSN to Sportsnet to call games for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Max Domi, Joel Armia, and Matthew Peca won’t be the only new faces associated with the Montreal Canadiens. In fact, there’s a chance Xavier Ouellet and Jesperi […] Montreal Canadiens: John Bartlett switches networks and rivalry teams - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Aug 17, 2018
2018 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #11 Jacob de la Rose

2018 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #11 Jacob de la Rose

De la Rose took a step forward last season, but it might not be enough to raise our expectations for the centreman. Many believed the 2017-18 season would be a make-or-break year for Jacob de la Rose in his quest to become a full-time NHL player. This was mostly because the 24-year-old centre appeared in just nine games in the previous season — a personal low since first entering the league in 2014-15. After impressing in the latter half of the final season for the St. John’s IceCaps, he was either primed to break into the NHL full time or find himself stuck in 13th-forward...
Eyes On The Prize Aug 17, 2018
Links: Three key questions surrounding the Canadiens next season

Links: Three key questions surrounding the Canadiens next season

In today’s links, the Habs are faced with three key unknowns as they head into next year, recapping a lost 2017-18, and can Carey Price rebound from a subpar campaign? Montreal Canadiens news and notes Three key questions surrounding the 2018-19 Habs. [ProHockeyTalk] Previewing the 18-19 Canadiens. [NHL Network (Video)] Recapping the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens. [ProHockeyTalk] Brendan Gallagher was one of the few bright spots in a very dark season. [ProHockeyTalk] Happy birthday, Carey Price! Bonne fête, Carey! Happy birthday @CP0031! #GoHabsGo A post shared by Canadiens de...
A Winning Habit Aug 16, 2018

Montreal Canadiens: Goal and assist from Jesperi Kotkaniemi gets the win

Montreal Canadiens top prospect Jesperi Kotkaniemi was in another preseason game for Ässät showing more off more of his skill and vision. There has yet to be a game where Jesperi Kotkaniemi hasn’t stood out. His latest preseason performance for Ässät against Lukko is further proof of that which is great news for the Montreal […] Montreal Canadiens: Goal and assist from Jesperi Kotkaniemi gets the win - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Canadiens Player News

  • 1 Carey Price

    Carey Price

    Links: Carey Price featured in new Indigenous Sport Gallery

  • 1 Artturi Lehkonen

    Artturi Lehkonen

    Links: Carey Price featured in new Indigenous Sport Gallery

  • 1 Charlie Lindgren

    Charlie Lindgren

    2018 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #10 Charlie Lindgren

  • 1 Antti Niemi

    Antti Niemi

    2018 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #10 Charlie Lindgren

  • Max Pacioretty

    Max Pacioretty

    Links: Leafs won’t level head-to-head record anytime soon

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