8:54 PM EDT, Mon August 19, 2019
12 hours ago

Montreal Canadiens Jesperi Kotkaniemi can be next Aleksander Barkov

Montreal Canadiens Jesperi Kotkaniemi has been compared to Aleksander Barkov a few times, but I always dismissed it as blind optimism. However, the not so advanced stats support this claim. The evening of the 22nd of June, 2018, I was at a Montreal Alouettes football game. The game coincided with the NHL draft of that […] Montreal Canadiens Jesperi Kotkaniemi can be next Aleksander Barkov - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
14 hours ago

Who are the trade untouchables on the Montreal Canadiens?

Marc Bergevin has never been afraid of making a trade to improve the Montreal Canadiens roster, and the list of players who are unavailable is likely small. There are several reasons as to why a general manager must establish who their core is. For starters, the core are the players who should be the most […] Who are the trade untouchables on the Montreal Canadiens? - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
15 hours ago

Things for the Montreal Canadiens to embrace and avoid next season

The Montreal Canadiens will be on a mission to make the playoffs, and with the improvements made to the Eastern Conference, it’ll be a battle all year long There’s less than a month before the start of the preseason. As always, many are looking forward to seeing how the rest of the league will look […] Things for the Montreal Canadiens to embrace and avoid next season - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 17, 2019

The Joel Teasdale injury is a major loss for the Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens Joel Teasdale had a solid season and looked as if he would continue that play at the pro level, but a knee injury will set that back. When you think of who the best Montreal Canadiens prospects are, the usual names come up. TSN’s Craig Button has been giving the Habs system high […] The Joel Teasdale injury is a major loss for the Montreal Canadiens - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 16, 2019

Four Reasons to be Optimistic about the Montreal Canadiens

Ever since July first, pessimism within Montreal Canadiens fans has grown, due to the lack of the acquisition of a star player. However, I see many reasons for optimism. Going into the seventh month of the year, Montreal Canadiens fans (us A Winning Habit writers included) were excited to see who was going to join […] Four Reasons to be Optimistic about the Montreal Canadiens - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 15, 2019

Jesse Puljujarvi would be a complicated trade for the Montreal Canadiens

Jesse Puljujarvi is making things more interesting for the Edmonton Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens taking a run at him won’t be as easy as it seemed. It’s a pin drop degree of quiet in the hockey world right now despite the number of restricted free agents without a contract for next season. However, the […] Jesse Puljujarvi would be a complicated trade for the Montreal Canadiens - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 13, 2019

Montreal Canadiens likely to have Carey Price only on #NHLTopPlayers list

The NHL Network has begun to rank players based on position, and the Montreal Canadiens will likely only have Carey Price representing them. Nothing causes controversy and hard feelings between fan bases like a good ol’ player ranking. Is Nathan MacKinnon better than Sidney Crosby? Is Carey Price still the top goaltender? The NHL Network […] Montreal Canadiens likely to have Carey Price only on #NHLTopPlayers list - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 10, 2019

Will the Paul Byron contract be a problem for the Montreal Canadiens?

Paul Byron increased his stock with the Montreal Canadiens earning a four-year contract extension, but that may be a problem if he remains in the bottom six. Taking players off of waivers or putting them on waivers always comes with a risk. Sometimes a team can capitalize on an opportunity where a player needs to […] Will the Paul Byron contract be a problem for the Montreal Canadiens? - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 9, 2019

‘Regressing to the mean’ might come for the Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens had a number of individual bests last season despite not making the playoffs, but it’s possible those performances were only for show. The current NHL relies on two kinds of tests for player and team assessment: the eye test and the numbers. It’s taken a while for analytics to grow in popularity, […] ‘Regressing to the mean’ might come for the Montreal Canadiens - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 8, 2019

Montreal Canadiens Season Preview: Mike Reilly

During the month of August, we are taking a closer look at 31 Montreal Canadiens players and previewing their 2019-20 season. What will next season look like for Mike Reilly? The Montreal Canadiens added a depth piece to their roster when they acquired Mike Reilly from the Minnesota Wild. They sent a 2019 5th round […] Montreal Canadiens Season Preview: Mike Reilly - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 8, 2019

Montreal Canadiens Alexander Romanov sheds light on Russians in MTL

Russophobia has been a consistent and growing topic when it comes to the Montreal Canadiens, but Alexander Romanov did his part to shut the talk down. The NHL has been lucky to display talent from other places around the world aside from North America. Some of the league’s best players have also hailed from Sweden, […] Montreal Canadiens Alexander Romanov sheds light on Russians in MTL - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 8, 2019

Montreal Canadiens Still Hurting From Marc Bergevin’s Awful 2017

The Montreal Canadiens won their division in 2016-17. Most of the choices made by Marc Bergevin around that time were head scratching and are still hurting the team. The Montreal Canadiens had a great regular season in 2016-17. They won 47 games, finished with 103 points and won the Atlantic Division. They headed into the […] Montreal Canadiens Still Hurting From Marc Bergevin’s Awful 2017 - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 7, 2019

Montreal Canadiens: Weighing The Pros and Cons of Bringing Back Andrei Markov

The Montreal Canadiens allowed Andrei Markov to leave town two years ago. Is it time to make things right by bringing him back? Or has that ship sailed? The Montreal Canadiens have had a long list of great defencemen in their storied history. There have been a dozen former Canadiens defenceman inducted into the Hockey […] Montreal Canadiens: Weighing The Pros and Cons of Bringing Back Andrei Markov - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 7, 2019

Montreal Canadiens: Would moving Max Domi to the wing affect his price?

The Montreal Canadiens extending Max Domi could go really well or be a challenge, and where he plays this upcoming season may impact it heavily. When the Montreal Canadiens initially acquired Max Domi, he was in need of a new contract after burning through the duration of his entry-level contract. Domi did have an impressive […] Montreal Canadiens: Would moving Max Domi to the wing affect his price? - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 7, 2019

Montreal Canadiens Season Preview: Matthew Peca

Each day in August, we are taking a closer look at a Montreal Canadiens player and previewing their 2019-20 season. Today, we take a deeper dive into Matthew Peca and what next season has in store for him. The Montreal Canadiens signed Matthew Peca to a two-year deal on July 1, 2018. It was a […] Montreal Canadiens Season Preview: Matthew Peca - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More