8:28 PM EDT, Wed August 15, 2018
A Winning Habit 9 hours ago

Montreal Canadiens: Positional breakdown of the prospect pool to date

The Montreal Canadiens significantly added to their prospect pool after the 2018 NHL Draft, especially at the centre position. Of all the critiques the Montreal Canadiens received in the last two years, their drafting and developing has received the most of it. However, the performances from Victor Mete, Noah Juulsen, and Nikita Scherbak last season […] Montreal Canadiens: Positional breakdown of the prospect pool to date - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Hockey Writers 11 hours ago

Canadiens GM Showdown: Bergevin vs. Savard

In this third installment of a four-part series comparing Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin to his four immediate predecessors, we take a look at Andre Savard. It’s been 25 years since the Habs last won the Stanley Cup. In that time, players have come and gone, but so have GMs. Five in fact have […] The post Canadiens GM Showdown: Bergevin vs. Savard appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Eyes On The Prize 12 hours ago
Finding a partner for Weber remains a challenge for Montreal

Finding a partner for Weber remains a challenge for Montreal

One of the biggest gaps in Montreal’s roster still remains, as the Canadiens search for a partner to play alongside their #1. The biggest question that has been facing the Montreal Canadiens since the day they acquired Shea Weber has been: “who exactly is going to be his defensive partner?” For a season there was a combination of Nathan Beaulieu and Alexei Emelin, both of whom fell flat more often than not, and prompted the Canadiens’ coaches to make a change. That change came in the form of Andrei Markov, whose deft playmaking was a great complement to Weber’s blistering shot at...
Eyes On The Prize 14 hours ago
2018 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #13 Jesse Ylönen

2018 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #13 Jesse Ylönen

One of the best skaters in the Canadiens’ system, Ylönen will build on that skill in Finland’s top league this season. An American-born Finn was the first choice by the Montreal Canadiens on the second day of the 2018 NHL Draft. Jesse Ylönen, son to former NHLer Juha Ylönen, was more or less born into a career in ice hockey. Having played the entirety of his draft season in Mestis, Finland’s second division, Ylönen gave defenders fits with some of his moves. However, he is still an uncut gem in need of some polishing. He will need to add strength to his 6’1” frame to really...
Eyes On The Prize 16 hours ago
Links: Charlie Lindgren embracing a mentorship role

Links: Charlie Lindgren embracing a mentorship role

In today’s links, Lindgren is relishing a chance to be a mentor, Ben Meisner shares his story about being a journeyman minor-leaguer battling mental illness, and Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s whirlwind summer continues. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Charlie Lindgren is embracing a mentorship role at the Warren Strelow National Team Goaltending Camp. [Montreal Canadiens] Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s busy summer will take him next to a charity game where he will hit the ice next to a “flash”y winger and the embodiment of “sisu.” [Montreal Canadiens] Happy birthday, Shea Weber! Bonne...