Week 9 in One Word: Pivot

December 10, 2022 Week 9 featured three games for the Montreal Canadiens, the first two a continuation of their West Coast road trip. On Monday night in Vancouver, the Habs blew a four goal lead and lost 7-6 in overtime. A tired and shorthanded team faced the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday night, but managed aContinue reading “Week 9 in One Word: Pivot”

Week 8 in One Word: Ice

December 4, 2022 In week 8, the Montreal Canadiens had one game at home before heading out on a four-game west coast trip. On Tuesday night, the Habs welcomed the San Jose Sharks and were unable to cash in on multiple chances in a 4-0 loss. In Calgary on Thursday night, the shorthanded Habs stoleContinue reading “Week 8 in One Word: Ice”

The Habs have options where Sean Monahan is concerned

December 3, 2022 With Christmas approaching, Habs fans have their eyes on the gift that keeps on giving – Sean Monahan. Monahan was acquired from the Calgary Flames in a deal that has been lauded as a stroke of genius by GM Kent Hughes. The Flames were desperate to sign free agent Nazem Kadri andContinue reading “The Habs have options where Sean Monahan is concerned”

November’s Mug of the Month

December 1, 2022 November is past and the Montreal Canadiens have a record of 11-10-1, an outcome that no one anticipated when the season began. This success has been possible, in part, due to the performance of Kirby Dach. Dach was acquired on the 2022 draft floor, blowing the minds of fans in attendance. TheContinue reading “November’s Mug of the Month”

Week 7 in One Word: Spread

November 25, 2022 The seventh week of action featured an odd schedule for the Montreal Canadiens. American Thanksgiving did a number on weekend games, but there were still three tilts on tap for the Habs. On Tuesday, they welcomed the Buffalo Sabres and the 7-2 loss is one they’ll want to forget. The Habs broughtContinue reading “Week 7 in One Word: Spread”

Week 6 in One Word: Balance

November 20, 2022 Three games were on tap for Week 6. On Tuesday the New Jersey Devils were in town, and the Montreal Canadiens lost 5-1 to the kind of team they’re building to become. The Habs hit the road for one game, and a chaotic affair with the Columbus Blue Jackets ended in aContinue reading “Week 6 in One Word: Balance”

Habs Trades that Live in the Tension between Present and Future

November 19, 2022 With American Thanksgiving approaching, and the Montreal Canadiens performing well above expectations, some fans and pundits have been asking whether the Habs will be buyers or sellers when the trade deadline approaches. That’s the wrong question. The question we should all be considering is what trades are possible for the Canadiens thatContinue reading “Habs Trades that Live in the Tension between Present and Future”

Week 5 in One Word: Better

November 13, 2022 Three games were on the docket for the fifth week of action for the Montreal Canadiens. On Tuesday in Detroit, Jake Allen put on a goaltender’s clinic and the Habs beat the Red Wings 3-2 in a shootout. The Vancouver Canucks were in Montreal on Wednesday and the Habs won 5-2 onContinue reading “Week 5 in One Word: Better”

Week 4 in One Word: Prolong

November 5, 2022 The fourth week of the 2022-23 season for the Montreal Canadiens featured three games. On Tuesday their road trip continued and, a week after losing to the Wild at home, they lost 4-1 in Minnesota. Thursday saw the Habs in Winnipeg to face the Jets and a 3-2 loss in overtime wasContinue reading “Week 4 in One Word: Prolong”

The Parable of Alexander Romanov

November 3, 2022 There was a certain hockey team of rich history, whose exploits were known near and far. But their success led to them resting on the laurels of past deeds and whilst they looked back, their grip on the present was lost. The team became a sour taste in the mouths of theirContinue reading “The Parable of Alexander Romanov”