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”

The Stanley Cup Champions are a measuring stick for 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”

The HuGo Long Game is Personified in Kirby Dach

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

In Robidas the Habs favour development over seniority

Segue Issue 22-11 August 2, 2022 On July 28th the Montreal Canadiens announced they had hired Stephane Robidas as Assistant Coach to Martin St. Louis. Robidas is a retired NHL player with 15 NHL seasons under his belt, including his first three in Montreal. After his playing career, Robidas worked in the front office ofContinue reading In Robidas the Habs favour development over seniority

Things to Keep in View for the Habs in Free Agency

Eggs Bennett 22-16 July 11, 2022 There’s no time for a cat nap. The 2022 NHL Amateur Draft is still ringing in our ears and it’s time to pay attention to the next window of change for the Montreal Canadiens and the management duo of Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton (HuGo). Hughes, hired just inContinue reading Things to Keep in View for the Habs in Free Agency

Takeaways from the Habs Draft Window

Eggs Bennett 22-15 July 10, 2022 The 2022 NHL Amateur Draft came and went, and with it the second major window of change for the Montreal Canadiens and the management duo of Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton (HuGo). We went into the draft with conflicting opinions about who the Habs should draft first overall butContinue reading Takeaways from the Habs Draft Window

Reading Between the Lines of the Habs First Overall Pick

June 30, 2022 TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie released his final draft ranking this week and, for the first time, Shane Wright is not at the top of his list. Juraj Slafkovsky, the giant Slovakian left winger, has overtaken Wright. Corey Pronman of the Athletic also has the big man ranked at first overall. ChrisContinue reading Reading Between the Lines of the Habs First Overall Pick