Montreal Canadiens Use Team Effort In Rise To Top Of Standings

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    The mid-term grades for this shortened NHL season are in and the Montreal Canadiens have passed with flying colors, excelling at virtually every aspect of their game.  The Habs have parlayed enthusiasm, discipline, hard work and a balanced […]

Will Montreal Canadiens Make Deal Before Trade Deadline?

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    The shoulder separation sustained by Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust may force the hand of General Manager Eric Bergevin into some more wheeling and dealing.  The gritty Prust has been all-world for the Habs this season and is […]

Will The NHL Crack Down On Hockey Fights?

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    A shortened and hastily arranged NHL season where players have lacked proper preparation has brought to the forefront a number of issues which pertain to player safety.  In what would normally be one third of the way into […]

Montreal Canadiens Need To Shore Up Penalty Kill

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    Last season, the Montreal Canadiens ranked second in the NHL by killing off 89.6% power play opportunities.  With the New York Islanders scoring two power play goals in their 6-3 win over the Habs Tuesday, Montreal’s penalty kill […]

After Realignment, What Is Next For NHL?

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    If the NHL brand is on the decline, it certainly has plenty to do with the end-product which is being delivered on the ice.  The league has proposed a plan to realign the current setup into four divisions […]

Montreal Canadiens First Place ‘Embellishing’ Act

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  After a 4-3 home loss Sunday evening,  Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien went on somewhat of a retrained tirade, accusing Montreal Canadiens’ players of embellishing on the ice to draw penalties.  Julien specifically singled out Montreal blueliner P.K. […]

Montreal Canadiens Need Goalie Carey Price In Top Form

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    Arguably, the most important position on an NHL roster is the goaltender.  It is for the Montreal Canadiens.  The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated Montreal 7-6 in overtime, as both Carey Price and Tomas Vokoun seemed to be feeling uncomfortable in […]

Canadiens GM Bergevin Sends Message With Erik Cole Trade

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    The spin on the Erik Cole and Michael Ryder trade between the Montreal Canadiens and Dallas Stars is that it was more of a business decision by the Habs than a personnel move.  However, it is difficult to […]

Montreal Canadiens Dominate Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2

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The Montreal Canadiens stormed into the Air Canada Centre with the bitter memory of the 6-0 drubbing by the Toronto Maple Leafs no doubt still fresh in their minds. Although the game was a few weeks ago, it served as […]

Winnipeg Jets Fly By New York Rangers

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    It had been nearly two years since the Winnipeg Jets had managed to score a goal at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers; so long ago in fact, the franchise had a different name: the Atlanta […]

New York Rangers Not Living Up To Top Billing

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    When the New York Rangers were slated to be a preseason favorite as Stanley Cup contender, the expectations were for another smash hit on Broadway.  How could this team fail with one of the deepest lineups in the […]

Montreal Canadiens Stymied By Ben Bishop In Loss To Ottawa Senators

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The Montreal Canadiens traveled into the nations capital to face an Ottawa Senators team that continues to defy the odds and win games, in spite on injuries to top talent. The Canadiens out-played and out-shot the Senators 24-9 for the […]