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Eyes On The Prize

Links: Carey Price crucial to Canadiens’ success

In today’s links, the importance of Carey Price, how the Canadiens should approach the deadline, and a surprising musical performance. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Carey Price has been critical to the Montreal Canadiens surprising surge. [TSN] Claude Julien wasn’t impressed with the Canadiens’ poor performance on the man advantage. [Sportsnet] Don Cherry had nothing but praise for Victor Mete. [Sportsnet] Are the Canadiens set to be buyers at the trade deadline? [TVA Sports] Speaking of, what should Marc Bergevin do at the trade deadline? [TSN 690] How did the Guelph Storm...

Last Word on Hockey

NHL Trade Rumours: Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphlia Flyers

With the NHL Trade Deadline approaching, the Last Word on Hockey brings you our daily NHL Trade Rumours segment. We look at all the talk and analysis from around the league involving these rumoured deals. Today, we bring you rumours from the Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, and Philadelphia Flyers. NHL Trade Rumours Ottawa Senators The Rumor: According to the Score, Teams are calling about Ottawa Senators defenseman Cody Ceci. Analysis: Since trading away Erik Karlsson, the Sens have yet to find a solid replacement for their blueline. This contract could open up some...

Last Word on Hockey

Montreal Canadiens Trade Deadline Planner

The 2019 NHL Trade Deadline is fast approaching. When the season began, most thought that the Montreal Canadiens would be well out of the playoff race at this point in the year, and would join the list of sellers. With a surprising season, the Canadiens currently sit in a wildcard spot.  They are also within spitting distance of second place in the Atlantic Division. With that in mind, the Montreal Canadiens trade deadline plans need a closer look. Planning for the Future: The 2019 Montreal Canadiens Trade Deadline On January 7th, general manager Marc Bergevin told the media that the...


Pressure on Canadiens’ Bergevin to deliver at trade deadline

TVA Sports insider Renaud Lavoie joins the Jeff Blair Show to discuss the added pressure on Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin to get something done at the NHL Trade Deadline, as they’re knocking on the postseason door. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

The Hockey Writers

Canadiens Need Shaw Back More Than You’d Think

There is little doubt the Montreal Canadiens could fetch a hefty ransom for a healthy Andrew Shaw ahead of the trade deadline. Nevertheless, it might make sense to keep him, if the Habs are serious about making the playoffs this season. Shaw the Straw that Stirs Habs’ Drink? Shaw’s offensive contributions to the lineup generally […] The post Canadiens Need Shaw Back More Than You’d Think appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Last Word on Hockey

Montreal Canadiens Marc Bergevin in Early Discussions for General Manager of the Year

We're now at the halfway point of the NHL season and the NHL trade deadline is creeping up on us. General managers around the league are starting to settle in and decide if they'll be buyers or sellers at this year's deadline. Some, such as Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, are sitting in a tough position where there's no certainty on where the club will finish. The Canadiens currently are sitting just one point back of the final wild-card position. A position where many Habs fans didn't believe their club had a chance to be this season. However, due to the work by Bergevin in...

A Winning Habit

Montreal Canadiens: Nick Suzuki with a two-point debut for the Oshawa Generals

The Oshawa Generals made a splash ahead of the OHL Trade Deadline acquiring Montreal Canadiens prospect Nick Suzuki who had a stellar debut against Niagara. The 2019 OHL Trade Deadline has come and passed. Several deals took place over the last few days, but the trade between the Guelph Storm and Owen Sound was one […] Montreal Canadiens: Nick Suzuki with a two-point debut for the Oshawa Generals - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Eyes On The Prize

CTT: McShane and Fonstad resurging in second half of the season

Stats, highlights, and updates on the Montreal Canadiens prospects from the past week. Each week we take an in-depth look at young members of the organization while providing an overview of Habs prospects playing at the junior (OHL, WHL), collegiate (NCAA) level. It’s the crazy trade deadline period in the CHL, and we are back just at the right time with Catching The Torch to cover the latter half of the season for CHL and NCAA Habs prospects. This is an exciting time for top prospects in Junior hockey as either they get a chance to play on a very strong team with hopes of contending...

The Hockey Writers

Bergevin Makes the Right Trade Deadline Decision

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has revealed his hand ahead of the 2019 trade deadline. It turns out he was bluffing all along. Bergevin Goes on the Record By going on the record, saying he won’t “give up assets for the short term,” Bergevin’s undeniably made the right decision, even if it isn’t necessarily […] The post Bergevin Makes the Right Trade Deadline Decision appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Eyes On The Prize

Habs prospect Nick Suzuki traded to Guelph in the OHL

The prospect will join fellow Habs prospect Cam Hillis. As the Ontario Hockey League trade deadline approached, rumours started that Montreal Canadiens prospect Nick Suzuki would see himself traded for the end of the season. That happened this morning when Suzuki was part of a big trade that saw him get traded to the Guelph Storm. Attack acquire Woolley, Kirwin, Poirier and 3 picks for Suzuki, Durzi and Roberts. Full details: https://t.co/3m80TQlFmO#HearTheSound pic.twitter.com/MZO3PlW69i— Owen Sound Attack (@AttackOHL) January 9, 2019 The Owen Sound Attack acquired defenceman Mark...

Eyes On The Prize

‘I’d say the future is bright’: Highlights from Marc Bergevin’s press conference

The Canadiens general manager talks about the World Juniors, prospects, and the trade deadline. Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin spoke to the media about his trip to the World Juniors and about the Canadiens’ season, including the Trade Deadline. Bergevin was happy with what he saw at the tournament. "The youth movement is very important for us. Based on what I saw in Vancouver, I'd say the future is bright."#GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) January 7, 2019 He also talked about the MVP of the tournament, Ryan Poehling. He also said that he would talk to...


Montreal Canadiens first half report: An unexpected playoff push

Montreal didn’t come into the season with high expectations and few would have picked them to make the playoffs. But at the halfway mark of the season they hold the second wild card spot and could even be buyers at the trade deadline. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Last Word on Hockey

Montreal Canadiens Struck Gold Acquiring Tomas Tatar

When the Montreal Canadiens traded former captain Max Pacioretty to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for Nick Suzuki, Tomas Tatar and a second round pick, many fans believed Tatar was just a throw-in. Suzuki was the main piece of the puzzle. While the latter is still the case, as Suzuki is a superstar in the making, Tatar is proving to be much more to the Canadiens than a mere throw-in. Actually, the 28-year-old is on pace to have the best season of his career. Canadiens Struck Gold Acquiring Tomas Tatar Tomas Tatar joined the Golden Knights at last year's trade deadline and Vegas paid a...

Davidson thinks his style of play blends well with the Canadiens

Brandon Davidson talks with the NHL trade deadline panel about joining the Montreal Canadiens and what it means to join an Original Six team.