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A Winning Habit

Montreal Canadiens: Marc Bergevin is missing out on the trade market

The Montreal Canadiens haven’t decided what they’re going to do at the Trade Deadline, but that hasn’t stopped teams from making deals. The Trade Deadline coverages on the various hockey networks aren’t going to be too happy with what is going on. In the last week, four big trades have taken place in the NHL, […] Montreal Canadiens: Marc Bergevin is missing out on the trade market - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

A Winning Habit

Montreal Canadiens Will Finally Get a Look at Healthy Lineup Just Before Trade Deadline

The Montreal Canadiens started the year healthy, but that hasn’t been the case for three months. They will finally get a look at a healthy lineup just before the trade deadline. The Montreal Canadiens started the 2019-20 season healthy and hopeful. They had just missed the postseason in 2019 after finished with 96 points and […] Montreal Canadiens Will Finally Get a Look at Healthy Lineup Just Before Trade Deadline - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Eyes On The Prize

An in-depth look at what Jonas Brodin or Matt Dumba would bring to Montreal

The Canadiens are reportedly interesting in a Wild defencemen. How would each fit into the system? The trade deadline is approaching and Wild speculations are swirling. The always interesting Michael Russo of The Athletic linked the Montreal Canadiens to the Minnesota Wild in his column last week. The Habs are reportedly one of the clubs interested in acquiring a defenceman from the Western Conference team. Minnesota sits a few points out of a playoff spot currently, looking more and more like sellers at this trade deadline. The Habs themselves aren’t positioned to add elements by...

A Winning Habit

Montreal Canadiens: Tomas Tatar Is Currently Too Valuable To Keep

The Montreal Canadiens appraoch the trade deadline as clear sellers after losing four straight games last week. Tomas Tatar is one player that needs to be put on the trade block. The Montreal Canadiens have been hesitant to state their position as the trade deadline approaches. Their management team, led by Marc Bergevin has been […] Montreal Canadiens: Tomas Tatar Is Currently Too Valuable To Keep - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Hockey Writers

NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Jets, Sharks, Canadiens, Wild, More

In today’s NHL rumors, there is news on the Toronto Maple Leafs negotiations with Jake Muzzin, speculation that the Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild could be a good fit in trade, plus news that the Winnipeg Jets will look to replace the injured Bryan Little before the trade deadline closes. Muzzin and Leafs Getting Close […] The post NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Jets, Sharks, Canadiens, Wild, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

The Hockey Writers

Max Domi, the Canadiens’ Next Big Decision

With the NHL trade deadline fast approaching on Feb. 24, the expectation now that the Montreal Canadiens are sitting 10 points out of a playoff position is for general manager Marc Bergevin to become a seller. Bergevin has been clear from the start of his reset, he will not mortgage the future to make the […] The post Max Domi, the Canadiens’ Next Big Decision appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

A Winning Habit

Montreal Canadiens Trade Rumours: Is Max Domi for Jonas Brodin worth it?

The Minnesota Wild are selling, and it seems like the Montreal Canadiens want in on Jonas Brodin and are willing to part with Max Domi to make it happen. The Montreal Canadiens continue to be an odd team ahead of the Trade Deadline. Being out of a playoff spot makes selling the easiest route to […] Montreal Canadiens Trade Rumours: Is Max Domi for Jonas Brodin worth it? - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

A Winning Habit

Montreal Canadiens: The Jason Zucker Trade Will Convince Marc Bergevin To Sell

The Montreal Canadiens have been debating whether to be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. The recent Jason Zucker trade will convince them to take advantage of the market and sell. The Montreal Canadiens have been considering their options as the trade deadline is fast approaching. Will they be buyers? Will they sell some […] Montreal Canadiens: The Jason Zucker Trade Will Convince Marc Bergevin To Sell - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Last Word on Hockey

NHL Rumours: Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs and More

Welcome back to another edition of NHL rumours from Last Word on Hockey. We're now under two weeks away from the trade deadline and rumours are heating up. In today's NHL rumours segment, we will feature rumours surrounding the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Carolina Hurricanes. All NHL rumours come from their original source and are subject to change.  NHL Rumours Montreal Canadiens Rumour: Chris Johnston stated on NHL Networks NHL Tonight that he believes there is a strong chance the Canadiens elect to keep Ilya Kovalchuk and sign him rather than deal in at the trade...

Last Word on Hockey

NHL Rumours: Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks, and Tampa Bay Lightning

We're just two weeks away from the trade deadline, and there's no shortage of NHL Rumours going around. Last Word On Hockey will keep you up to date on every rumour from your favourite NHL Insiders. Settle in because today we're talking Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks, and Tampa Bay Lightning. All NHL Rumours are taken from the original source and are subject to change. NHL Rumours Montreal Canadiens https://twitter.com/renlavoietva/status/1226335982485721088?s=20 Rumour: Renaud Lavoie tweeted that the Canadiens are not looking to trade Tomas Tatar or Jeff Petry. They'll consider moving...

A Winning Habit

Montreal Canadiens: Could The Habs Actually Be Buyers At The Trade Deadline?

The Montreal Canadiens season seemed over weeks ago. A recent surge in their play has them with a slim chance of catching their division rivals and getting into the postseason. Could the Habs actually be buyers at the trade deadline? The Montreal Canadiens were written off by most the fan base weeks ago. The biggest […] Montreal Canadiens: Could The Habs Actually Be Buyers At The Trade Deadline? - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Eyes On The Prize

Ilya Kovalchuk is making it hard for the Canadiens to trade him away

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ Ilya Kovalchuk is giving Habs fans hope, and he’s making it harder to envision the team trading him before the deadline. At least three teams are reportedly interested in the availability of Ilya Kovalchuk. According to Eric Engels, the Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames, and Edmonton Oilers might like to see if they could deal with the Montreal Canadiens for his services. But even with all of the reported interest, the aging Russian is making a very compelling case to stay in la belle province. At 36-years-old, he still has the ability to be the type of...

Last Word on Hockey

NHL Rumours: Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs

Welcome to the Saturday edition of NHL Rumours. The trade deadline is less than three weeks away and rumours are flying fast. Last Word on Hockey will bring you the quickest news and best analysis each day. Today's rumours feature buzz surrounding the Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings, and Toronto Maple Leafs. NHL Rumours Montreal Canadiens Rumour: Sportsnet's Eric Engels indicates there are at least three teams interested in Ilya Kovalchuk. These include the Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames, and Edmonton Oilers. Analysis: The Canadiens are in a difficult spot, stuck in fifth place in the...

Eyes On The Prize

Links: Ilya Kovalchuk is taking a wait-and-see approach

In today’s links, Ilya Kovalchuk’s perspective on the Trade Deadline, early impressions on Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s performance in Laval, and what’s wrong with the Buffalo Sabres? Montreal Canadiens news and notes Ilya Kovalchuk has a wait and see attitude regarding his future in Montreal. [TSN] Kovalchuk is having a lot of fun though with his teammates. [Montreal Gazette] Cole Caufield is taking everything “one day at a time.” [RDS] Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s had an immediate impact on the Laval Rocket. [Ilta-Sanomat (Finnish)] Kotkaniemi should be allowed to flourish with the AHL...

Sportsnet.ca

Is Ilya Kovalchuk going to be an asset at NHL Trade Deadline?

Chris Johnston joined Hockey Central to discuss Ilya Kovalchuk’s trade value to the Montreal Canadiens and more. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Last Word on Hockey

NHL Rumours: Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers

Welcome back to our NHL Rumours series here at Last Word on Hockey. Each day, our team keeps you posted about all sorts of rumblings around the league. These articles are just becoming more and more packed as the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline approaches, and many teams look at shaking things up. Today, we'll turn a special focus towards the Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, and Edmonton Oilers. NHL Rumours Pittsburgh Penguins Rumour: Mentioned in Elliotte Friedman's 31 Thoughts podcast, the Penguins have preliminarily looked into acquiring the Montreal Canadiens' Tomas Tatar.  31 Thoughts...

A Winning Habit

Montreal Canadiens Should Look To Buy and Sell at Trade Deadline

The Montreal Canadiens have fallen far out of the playoff race. Most teams in their situation would be sellers at the trade deadline. The Habs should sell some but also look to buy. The Montreal Canadiens fell way back of the playoff race when they went on two separate eight game losing streaks. They have […] Montreal Canadiens Should Look To Buy and Sell at Trade Deadline - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Eyes On The Prize

The legend of Old Man Kovalchuk grows

Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports He’s here for a good time, however long that may be. I have made my opinion known when it comes to Ilya Kovalchuk, and how the Montreal Canadiens are probably best off to try and capitalize on his value before the trade deadline. But the case may be growing to keep him around, and that talk isn’t likely to die down after what he did on Tuesday night. Because the old Russian came to play, and silenced the crowd against his old team in New Jersey. The Devils jumped out to a three-goal lead, and the Habs relied on a variety of goal scorers to get back...

Eyes On The Prize

FanPulse Results: A majority of Habs fans are confident in the direction of the team

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ Despite the club’s struggles in recent years, many still have faith in the future, though a significant percentage are fed up. Now that the FanPulse project is up and running across the SB Nation NHL network (signups are always open), we can begin to focus on the individual teams. After starting off with general questions about how the 31 clubs were faring, this week we look specifically at the Montreal Canadiens. Leading up to the NHL Trade Deadline, all 31 fanbases were asked about how they view the direction of the team. Fans of franchises with...

Sportsnet.ca

Canadiens’ need for size boosts case to keep Kovalchuk at trade deadline

It is Ilya Kovalchuk’s size, in combination with his skill, which provides the most relevant case for the Canadiens to keep him in Montreal instead of trading him away at the Feb. 24 deadline. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Eyes On The Prize

Links: It won’t be long before Jesperi Kotkaniemi is back in Montreal

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ In today’s links, Kotkaniemi still has big potential, the Habs’ playoff chances, the Battle of Alberta, and more. Montreal News and Notes Three professional scouts who watch the Canadiens frequently give their opinion about what they believe Jesperi Kotkaniemi will become once fully developed. [Sportsnet] Being sent to Laval and playing his first AHL game didn’t stop Kotkaniemi from looking on the bright side. [EOTP] In the Habs’ attempt to showcase Brett Kulak and Marco Scandella before the NHL trade deadline, it’s Cale Fleury who has to pay the...

Last Word on Hockey

NHL Rumours: Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Nashville Predators

It's time for another batch of our fresh NHL rumours. We've got a Super bunch of rumours for you on this Super Bowl Sunday. There's plenty of stuff going on in the world of hockey as we near the trade deadline in three weeks. Today we focus on rumours about the Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators. All NHL Rumours are taken from the original source and are subject to change. NHL Rumours Montreal Canadiens Rumour: TSN's Pierre LeBrun said the Habs have set a price of a second-round pick on Ilya Kovalchuk. However, management is still on the fence about trading him because...

Montreal Gazette

Cale Fleury pays price as Canadiens shop defencemen | HI/O Bonus

The young defenceman is good, but suffering from the Habs' attempts to showcase Brett Kulak and Marco Scandella before the NHL's trade deadline.

Eyes On The Prize

Links: Are the Canadiens in for a big or small Trade Deadline?

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ In today’s links, wondering how busy Marc Bergevin will be in the days leading up to the deadline, profiling Alexandre Alain, and wondering what it’s like for a player on the trade block during this time of year. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Tweaks or a titanic deal: What’s on the cards for the Habs? [Hockey Inside/Out] The Canadiens struggle from both a lack of punch and an inability to hold a lead. [RDS] Analyzing the choppiest Trade Deadline waters that Marc Bergevin has ever had to navigate. [The Athletic] Cerebral forward Alexandre Alain is...

The Hockey Writers

Should the Montreal Canadiens Trade Tomas Tatar?

After 51 games, the Montreal Canadiens are 10 points back of the final wild card spot and need to leapfrog four teams to get to that last spot. With 31 games left to play, the odds are stacked against them.    As the Feb. 24 NHL Trade Deadline approaches, general manager Marc Bergevin must decide if […] The post Should the Montreal Canadiens Trade Tomas Tatar? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Montreal Gazette

Canadiens trade bait: tweaks or a titanic deal? | HI/O Show

The trade deadline is coming up. What should Marc Bergevin do?

The Hockey Writers

NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Oilers, Bruins, More

In today’s NHL rumors, there is more news on a potential Matt Dumba trade, there are questions about how busy the Montreal Canadiens will be at the deadline, and what was Zack Kassian’s mentality headed into the game against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday? Finally, David Backes has made a decision regarding his accepting assignment […] The post NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Oilers, Bruins, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Last Word on Hockey

NHL Rumours: Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets

Last Word on Hockey welcomes you back to our daily NHL Rumours series. Our team of writers works every day to bring you a detailed yet concise roundup of some of the league's biggest potential stories. These articles are becoming ripe as the trade deadline approaches, and today's piece is no different. Read on to discover what's being said about the Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes, and Columbus Blue Jackets. NHL Rumours Montreal Canadiens Rumour: Via Elliotte Friedman's Sportsnet-affiliated 31 Thoughts podcast, Montreal is not looking into moving either Jeff Petry or Tomas...

Marc Bergevin has a chance to own up to his mistakes

Eric Engels talks about the moves the Montreal Canadiens made at the NHL trade deadline and if it was enough to excite fans of the team.

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.