Week 22 in One Word: Questions

March 12, 2023 The 22nd week of action for the Montreal Canadiens featured three home games against three playoff teams. On Tuesday night, a shootout was necessary to resolve the matter and the Carolina Hurricanes came out on top in a 4-3 loss for the Habs. On Thursday it was another 4-3 shootout loss toContinue reading “Week 22 in One Word: Questions”

Week 21 in One Word: Return

March 6, 2023 The 21st week of action for the Montreal Canadiens featured four games. On Tuesday night, Kaiden Guhle scored in his first game back from injury in a 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks. With the trade deadline looming, Joel Edmundson returned to action against the Los Angeles Kings and the resultContinue reading “Week 21 in One Word: Return”

Week 23 in One Word: Timing

March 19, 2023 The Montreal Canadiens had four games in their schedule for the 23rd week of action in the 2022-23 season. On Monday, the Colorado Avalanche were in town and handed the Habs an 8-4 loss. The Habs broke a losing streak in Pittsburgh on Tuesday with a 6-4 win. A 9-5 loss inContinue reading “Week 23 in One Word: Timing”

Predicting the Habs Trade Deadline

March 1, 2023 We’re in the final days leading up to the NHL trade deadline, and business has been absolutely crazy. The Montreal Canadiens are confirmed sellers, but the market may not be as friendly as hoped between injured players and lackluster performances from some of those guys available for trade. Kent Hughes has alreadyContinue reading “Predicting the Habs Trade Deadline”

In the Dadonov trade necessity was the mother of invention

February 27, 2023 On Sunday, the Montreal Canadiens made their first trade of the 2023 trade deadline window when they dealt forward Evgenii Dadonov to the Dallas Stars for forward Denis Gurianov. There are a few things worth noting in this deal. Any return is gravy where Dadonov is concerned. The Habs got their money’sContinue reading “In the Dadonov trade necessity was the mother of invention”

Week 20 in One Word: Switch

February 26, 2023 The Montreal Canadiens had three games on the docket for the 20th week of action in the 2022-23 season. On Tuesday night they were in New Jersey to face the Devils and pulled off a 5-2 upset. In Philadelphia on Friday night they met a team that looked a lot like theyContinue reading “Week 20 in One Word: Switch”

Potential Destinations for the Habs Bigger Contracts

February 24, 2023 This is the third in a series of articles looking at some potential destinations for current players on the Montreal Canadiens with the NHL trade deadline approaching. In the first article I looked at the pending unrestricted free agents. Then I looked at some rental upgrades and where they might wind up.Continue reading “Potential Destinations for the Habs Bigger Contracts”

Week 18 in One Word: Kickoff

February 13, 2023 It has been a bizarre couple of weeks for the Montreal Canadiens. Their bye week followed the All Star Break, and when they finally got back into action it coincided with Super Bowl weekend. Week 18 featured just two games, both weekend matinees. On Saturday afternoon, the New York Islanders were inContinue reading “Week 18 in One Word: Kickoff”