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”

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”

Week 13 in One Word: Jolt

January 8, 2023 The first week of 2023 featured three games for the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs finished an arduous road trip on Tuesday in Nashville and the losing skid from 2022 continued, dropping this one 6-3. On Thursday, they were back at home to welcome the New York Rangers, but the 4-1 result wasContinue reading “Week 13 in One Word: Jolt”

The Habs can win the middle and win the game

January 12, 2023 Volumes have been written about the perfect formula to build a winning team in the NHL. Former Habs GM Marc Bergevin had a philosophy of building from the net out, a model we watched ebb and flow over a decade. Hockey analyst Pierre McGuire has a “7 player profile” that he hasContinue reading “The Habs can win the middle and win the game”

Forecasting the Next Window of Change for the Habs

January 4, 2023 The Montreal Canadiens are preparing for their fourth window of change under HuGo. The November 2021 hire of Jeff Gorton as the Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations, followed by the hires of Kent Hughes as General Manager in January and Martin St. Louis as Coach in February, signaled that Habs ownershipContinue reading “Forecasting the Next Window of Change for the Habs”

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”

Week 3 in One Word: Daily

October 30, 2022 Week 3 of the 2022-23 NHL season featured three games for the Montreal Canadiens. On Tuesday night the Minnesota Wild came to town and handed the Habs a 3-1 loss. From there the Habs headed out on a road trip. The first stop was Buffalo for a Thursday night game against theContinue reading “Week 3 in One Word: Daily”

Five Habs Predictions for 2022-23

October 12, 2022 The Montreal Canadiens are set to play their season opener tonight at home against the Toronto Maple Leafs. We find ourselves in a unique place as Habs fans – knowing this team will likely pile up a lot of losses and strangely looking forward to it. It’s finally time for the CanadiensContinue reading “Five Habs Predictions for 2022-23”

Naming Nick Suzuki captain was the next step in modernizing the Habs

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”