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Eyes On The Prize Apr 20, 2018
Laval Rocket season review: Michael McCarron

Laval Rocket season review: Michael McCarron

Despite accepting a new role, McCarron didn’t move the needle much in the last year of his entry-level contract. Michael McCarron is a divisive prospect in the Montreal Canadiens system. He has many of the tools needed to be a quality asset, but seemingly can’t find the consistency he needs to make a true impact. At his best, he uses his massive body to win battles along the boards, and set up teammates around the net. He has soft hands and has shown he has the capability in the dirty areas to score goals and produce like he did in his rookie season. This year, however, was another...
A Winning Habit Apr 20, 2018

Montreal Canadiens: Alexandre Alain is weighing options on a future deal

Alexandre Alain is drawing interest from several NHL teams, and the Montreal Canadiens will have to put up their best offer to get sign him to a contract. A lot of fans were up in arms after the Montreal Canadiens missed out on signing Alex Barré-Boulet out of the QMJHL. The Tampa Bay Lightning had that […] Montreal Canadiens: Alexandre Alain is weighing options on a future deal - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Apr 20, 2018
Lindgren excited to head to Worlds

Lindgren excited to head to Worlds

In today’s links, Lindgren is thrilled about heading to Denmark, the post-mortem continues on Sylvain Lefebvre’s tenure, and the league tries to learn from Las Vegas. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Charlie Lindgren is humbled and excited to represent the USA at the World Championship. [Montreal Canadiens] Looking at the top candidates for the newly vacant Laval Rocket head coaching position. [Last Word on Hockey] Gordie Dwyer is a dark horse candidate for replacing Sylvain Lefebvre. [Journal de Montreal] Lefebvre’s tenure was not only negative. [RDS] The Canadiens should not...
Eyes On The Prize Apr 19, 2018
Laval Rocket season review: Kerby Rychel

Laval Rocket season review: Kerby Rychel

The trade deadline acquisition was a major force for the Rocket after joining the team. Kerby Rychel joined the Montreal Canadiens organization along with Rinat Valiev in the trade that sent Tomas Plekanec to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and in Laval he did all he could to show that he belonged to stay with his new club. The big concern over Rychel was that his skating ability would hinder his ability to be an effective player overall, but in the 20 games he played between the AHL and NHL he looked more than capable. Rychel came to Laval the weekend of the trade deadline, and in his first...
A Winning Habit Apr 19, 2018

Montreal Canadiens: Follow a similar plan as the Vegas Golden Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights are an example that talent is always present if you take the time to use it and the Montreal Canadiens should follow that message. The Vegas Golden Knights have continued to defy the odds after sweeping the two-time Stanley Cup Champions in the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. […] Montreal Canadiens: Follow a similar plan as the Vegas Golden Knights - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Apr 19, 2018
Coaching The Farm: 1963-1968 — Scotty Bowman only lasted eight games

Coaching The Farm: 1963-1968 — Scotty Bowman only lasted eight games

Revisiting the history of those who’ve been trusted with the task of developing future Canadiens players in the minor leagues. Sylvain Lefebvre was recently relieved of his coaching duties at the head of the Laval Rocket, the American Hockey League farm team of the Montreal Canadiens. While the announcement of his replacement is pending, it’s an opportune time to take a look back at the history of the coaches behind the bench of the minor-league club, responsible for guiding the next generation of Canadiens players in their first forays into the world of professional hockey. It’s...
A Winning Habit Apr 19, 2018

Montreal Canadiens: Marc Bergevin was right about Carey Price

Carey Price had a rollercoaster of a year, and when you look at the stats, Marc Bergevin was right to hold some of the Montreal Canadiens shortcomings on him. Many people have their opinions on what went wrong for the Montreal Canadiens this season. All arguments start with Marc Bergevin and spread out to different […] Montreal Canadiens: Marc Bergevin was right about Carey Price - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Apr 19, 2018
Road to Redemption: Part I — The Power Play

Road to Redemption: Part I — The Power Play

The Canadiens simply need to rearrange a few pieces to ice two dangerous man-advantage units. I think that most fair observers will be able to look at the current Montreal Canadiens squad and realize that they are not the 28th-best team in the NHL. At the same time, given the emergence of the Toronto Maple Leafs and resurrection of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins, this Habs team — without serious changes — is also unlikely to replicate the Atlantic Division titles that it won in 2015 and 2017. As a team “somewhere in the middle,” the Habs will need every edge they can...
A Winning Habit Apr 19, 2018

Montreal Canadiens: Paul Byron’s injury was another kept secret

The Montreal Canadiens announced Wednesday that Paul Byron received successful surgery in New York, however, that makes another secret kept from the fans. When the Montreal Canadiens announced the completion of Paul Byron‘s surgery, the fanbase went through a rapid wave of emotion. At first, shock, relief, and finally confusion. At what point did Byron […] Montreal Canadiens: Paul Byron’s injury was another kept secret - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Apr 19, 2018
Bitten and Verbeek still battling for a Memorial Cup berth

Bitten and Verbeek still battling for a Memorial Cup berth

Here are your daily links, including Habs prospects in the OHL playoffs, a six-month recovery for Paul Byron, rule consistency in the playoffs, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Keep an eye on Habs prospects Will Bitten and Hayden Verbeek as they face off in the OHL’s Eastern Conference Finals. [Canadiens] Paul Byron will miss six months after undergoing shoulder surgery. [EOTP] No one expected Nicolas Deslauriers to be as much of a contributor as he turned out to be this season. [The Athletic] With the head coaching position open in Laval, which candidates would be the best...
Montreal Gazette Apr 18, 2018

Stu Cowan: Canadiens likely to start next season without Paul Byron

Forward has surgery on right shoulder that was likely injured during Jan. 30 game in St. Louis and expected recovery period is six months.
Last Word on Hockey Apr 18, 2018
Montreal Canadiens Top Candidates For New Laval Rocket Head Coach

Montreal Canadiens Top Candidates For New Laval Rocket Head Coach

The Montreal Canadiens announced yesterday (April 17th) that Sylvain Lefebvre was relieved of his duties as head coach of the AHL Laval Rocket. The move was overdue, as Lefebvre failed to impress in any capacity as coach of the Habs farm team. As soon as the firing was announced, speculation began about his possible replacement. With Lefebvre gone, someone needs to fill the role. The Canadiens need to find a new Laval Rocket head coach. Montreal Canadiens Top Candidates For New Laval Rocket Head Coach Many felt that the move to relieve Sylvain Lefebvre of his duties was long overdue. His...
Last Word on Hockey Apr 18, 2018
Montreal Canadiens Paul Byron Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Montreal Canadiens Paul Byron Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

The Montreal Canadiens announced on Wednesday that winger Paul Byron has undergone right shoulder surgery. The surgery was performed in New York City on Tuesday by Dr. William Levine. Byron is expected to need about six months to recover. This would put him out for a short stint at the start of the regular season in 2018-19. Paul Byron underwent shoulder surgery today in New York. His recovery period is expected to be six months. DETAILS ➡ https://t.co/Hz1xLCmM0P. — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 18, 2018 Paul Byron Undergoes Shoulder Surgery, May Miss Start of 2018-19...
Eyes On The Prize Apr 18, 2018
Paul Byron undergoes shoulder surgery, out six months

Paul Byron undergoes shoulder surgery, out six months

The Canadiens forward has the start of his season in jeopardy The Montreal Canadiens announced that forward Paul Byron will be out for the next six months after undergoing successful right shoulder surgery on Wednesday. Paul Byron underwent shoulder surgery today in New York. His recovery period is expected to be six months.DETAILS ➡️ https://t.co/Hz1xLCmM0P.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 18, 2018 The 28-year-old scored 20 goals this past season, in addition to 35 points. It is the second consecutive season he has hit the 20 goal plateau. The Canadiens acquired...
A Winning Habit Apr 18, 2018

Montreal Canadiens: Hayden Verbeek returns in offensive fashion

Montreal Canadiens prospects Hayden Verbeek had an impactful return to Greyhound’s lineup helping them defeat Owen Sound and advance to the next round. The future of the Montreal Canadiens are standing strong in the 2018 OHL Playoffs. Will Bitten and the Hamilton Bulldogs have taken a long rest after clinching their ticket to the conference […] Montreal Canadiens: Hayden Verbeek returns in offensive fashion - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Canadiens Player News

  • 1 Paul Byron

    Paul Byron

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  • 1 Alex Galchenyuk

    Alex Galchenyuk

    Sunday Habs Headlines: Nicolas Deslauriers happy to be in the NHL, but knows he needs to work to stay there

  • 1 Nicolas Deslauriers

    Nicolas Deslauriers

    Sunday Habs Headlines: Nicolas Deslauriers happy to be in the NHL, but knows he needs to work to stay there

  • Carey Price

    Carey Price

    Montreal Canadiens: Marc Bergevin was right about Carey Price

  • Brendan Gallagher

    Brendan Gallagher

    Gallagher focusing on the positives

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