October 1, 2022 September has ended and the Habs are smack dab in the middle of training camp and preseason. Nick Suzuki has not yet played in one preseason game, but for me he is still indisputably the mug of the month. On September 12th at the annual golf tournament Suzuki was named the 31stContinue reading “September’s Mug of the Month “
October 1, 2022 It’s a buzz phrase we’ve been using in relation to the Montreal Canadiens for 15 years, and it was born of having World Class Goaltender Carey Price in the ranks. This morning the Canadiens announced a contract extension for Jake Allen – a starter’s contract – that all but confirmed we haveContinue reading “The price is still right in Montreal“
September 30, 2022 Training camp is in full swing, and the Montreal Canadiens have already played three preseason games. The Habs invited a ton of players to camp and have begun to make cuts. With such a high volume of guys competing for ice time, it’s been tough to get a realistic sense of anyContinue reading “Three Kids and Three Cautions”
September 24, 2022 With rookie camp winding down, and the main camp underway, the Montreal Canadiens have kicked off the new season. The Habs rookie camp invitee list looks like a Black Friday sale at Best Buy. 74 players at the main camp. That number tells a story. This camp is not aboutContinue reading “Habs Camp is a Rookie Runway through Robidas Island”
September 12, 2022 This morning the Montreal Canadiens transitioned into the 2022-23 season with their annual golf tournament. They didn’t waste any time making an important announcement. Nick Suzuki has been named the 31st captain of this storied franchise. He just turned 23 in August, and he becomes the youngest player in franchise history toContinue reading “Naming Nick Suzuki captain was the next step in modernizing the Habs”
Eggs Bennett 22-24 September 10, 2022 The NHL has been described as a copycat league. When pundits use this description, they are referring to the tendency of hockey builders to focus on the qualities of recent cup winners and to try and replicate these qualities in their own team. There are many flies in thisContinue reading “The Stanley Cup Champions are a measuring stick for the Habs”
Eggs Bennett 22-23 September 9, 2022 On Thursday the Montreal Canadiens signed their final restricted free agent when they inked goaltender Cayden Primeau to a 3-year contract worth $2.67M for an AAV of $890K. The contract is Primeau’s first one-way deal. The deal is a little PDA from Kent Hughes. You might find the publicContinue reading “Cayden Primeau gets a little PDA from Kent Hughes”
Eggs Bennett 22-22 September 8, 2022 On Wednesday the Montreal Canadiens took care of some important off-season business when they inked recently acquired centreman Kirby Dach to a 4-year contract worth $13.45M for an AAV of $3.3625M. The deal is solid for both player and team and, perhaps more importantly, it reflects an intentionality andContinue reading “The HuGo Long Game is Personified in Kirby Dach“
Eggs Bennett 22-21 August 21, 2022 On Thursday the Montreal Canadiens acquired Sean Monahan and a conditional first round pick from the Calgary Flames in exchange for future considerations. In this deal, two general managers collaborated to make lemonade out of the lemons they had been handed. Brad Treliving’s lemons have been well documented. TheContinue reading “If Sean Monahan were a beverage, he’d be lemonade“
Eggs Bennett 22-20 August 12, 2022 The Montreal Canadiens have a cap issue. As Kent Hughes once stated so poignantly, last season they were at the bottom of the league while being at the top of the Capfriendly website. That was the story, thanks to the hefty contracts Marc Bergevin left behind while doing nothingContinue reading “Should the Habs try to pull off another Petry-type deal?”
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