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Eyes On The Prize 5 hours ago
Links: How the 1987 Entry Draft Forged a Stanley Cup

Links: How the 1987 Entry Draft Forged a Stanley Cup

Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via In today’s links, looking back at the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, was Guy Carbonneau’s departure the worst trade in Habs history, and will there be a 2020-21 NHL season? Montreal Canadiens news and notes John LeClair, Eric Desjardins, Mathieu Schneider. How 1987 paved the way for 1993. [La Presse | Google Translate] Worst trades in Habs history: Guy Carbonneau exits in 1994. [Montreal Gazette] Cole Caufield is “really excited” about being part of the Habs organization. [Sportsnet (Video)] Molson Coors and the Montreal Canadiens are...

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A Winning Habit 3 hours ago

Montreal Canadiens Top Prospects Countdown: #1 Cole Caufield

Montreal Canadiens general manager has compiled a long list of prospects. We are counting down the top 30. Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has focused on the draft for the past three years to build up his prospect pool. He loaded up on picks for the past three years and has another boatload of […] Montreal Canadiens Top Prospects Countdown: #1 Cole Caufield - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize 3 hours ago
2020 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #6 Cayden Primeau

2020 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #6 Cayden Primeau

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via The youngster will see more time in the American Hockey League, but at least a plan is in place for him. The Montreal Canadiens intend to get the most out of Cayden Primeau, a 2017 seventh-round draft choice who is poised to be the future of the team in goal. Even if it means it’ll take a few more years before he’ll truly be NHL-ready in the eyes of his team. The Canadiens have shown they’re willing to wait for him and have him play as many games as possible to get to the level necessary to be a full-time NHL goaltender....
Montreal Gazette 16 hours ago

Worst trades in Canadiens history: Leadership lost as Carbonneau exits

This week, we’re taking a look back at the five worst trades in Canadiens history. Today, No. 3 Guy Carbonneau was not traded in 1994 because he gave a one-fingered salute to a photographer from the Journal de Montréal. While the image conscious Canadiens couldn’t have been happy to see the gesture on the front of the tabloid, general manager Serge Savard viewed the incident as frustration on the part of...
Montreal Gazette 18 hours ago

P.K. Subban and Lindsey Vonn aren't rushing to reschedule COVID-delayed wedding

The 2020-21 NHL season isn’t the only event in former Montreal Canadiens star P.K. Subban ‘s life that has been delayed by the ...
Eyes On The Prize Dec 3, 2020
2020 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #7 Victor Mete

2020 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #7 Victor Mete

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via It’s not his fault, but next year will be a make-or-break season with the Canadiens organization for the young defenceman. It seems like an eon ago when, in 2017, a young Victor Mete shocked observers by not only making the Montreal Canadiens opening-night roster, but starting the season encamped next to Shea Weber on the top pairing. Since then, Mete’s road has seen many ups and downs. The defender has been up and down the Canadiens lineup, even seeing a spell in Laval in 2018-19. There was a point where his 127-game...
Eyes On The Prize Dec 3, 2020
Links: Expect big things from Nick Suzuki

Links: Expect big things from Nick Suzuki

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via In today’s links, Suzuki is a star in the making, Francis Bouillon happy with the defence prospects, looking back at the Roy trade, and more on the NHL’s return progress. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Nick Suzuki is one of the top young players in line for a breakout season. [NBC Sports] In his conference call yesterday, Francis Bouillon discussed some of the top defence prospects playing in North America. [Canadiens.com] Jan Mysak is one of the players on the Czech Republic’s preliminary WJC roster. [NHL.com] As...
Montreal Gazette Dec 2, 2020

Development coach Bouillon bullish on Canadiens' blue-line prospects

Francis Bouillon says patience is part of his job as a development coach with the Canadiens. “There’s a process when these guys go from junior or college,” said the former Canadiens defenceman who works alongside Rob Ramage in monitoring the development of the team’s draft choices. “You have to give him time, see him play and even when we like someone, you have to make sure he’s...
Montreal Gazette Dec 2, 2020

Worst trades in Canadiens history: Damphousse deal a disaster for CH

This week, we’re taking a look back at the five worst trades in Canadiens history. Today: No. 4 The Canadiens’ charter flight to Edmonton was 35,000 feet above Manitoba when Vincent Damphousse learned he had been traded to the San Jose Sharks. It was March 23, 1999, and the trade deadline was hours away as the Canadiens gathered in Dorval. There was an air of apprehension because the Canadiens had tied...
Montreal Gazette Dec 2, 2020

Don't look now, but some NHL front offices think the Habs are ... pretty OK?

On this 25th anniversary of the Patrick Roy trade , which kicked off one of the less distinguished periods in Montreal Canadiens history, Habs fans could be forgiven for wanting some cheerful news. Enter ...
A Winning Habit Dec 2, 2020

What can the Montreal Canadiens expect from Alexander Romanov?

Alexander Romanov is the prospect the Montreal Canadiens have been looking forward to the most given what he’s accomplished since the 2018 NHL Draft. The 2018 NHL Draft was the start of the Montreal Canadiens‘ retool. After another injury-plagued season, the organization motioned to get younger and faster to create a revamped core skilled enough […] What can the Montreal Canadiens expect from Alexander Romanov? - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
A Winning Habit Dec 2, 2020

Montreal Canadiens Top Prospects Countdown: #2 Alexander Romanov

Montreal Canadiens general manager has compiled a long list of prospects. We are counting down the top 30. Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has focused on the draft for the past three years to build up his prospect pool. He loaded up on picks for the past three years and has another boatload of […] Montreal Canadiens Top Prospects Countdown: #2 Alexander Romanov - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Dec 2, 2020
2020 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #8 Kaiden Guhle

2020 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #8 Kaiden Guhle

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/ Guhle cracks the top 10 in his first year in the project. Kaiden Guhle would never have slid past the Montreal Canadiens’s 16th overall pick at the 2020 NHL Draft. The prospect is simply too great a match. He embodies the values of the organization, how they want their players to conduct themselves on and off the ice surface, and — like Marc Bergevin often says — plays a position where you can never have too much depth. With Guhle’s pick, the Habs stacked their defence with players who could handle a large amount of minutes in the future....
A Winning Habit Dec 2, 2020

Montreal Canadiens: Will the NHL 2020-21 season be cancelled?

Fans are waiting for the return of the Montreal Canadiens for the 2020-21 season, but there’s talk of a possible cancellation if certain measures aren’t met. Optimism is all we wanted. Optimism is all we needed. When the league initially announced its target date for the 2020/21 season, we imagined that Montreal Canadiens would be gearing […] Montreal Canadiens: Will the NHL 2020-21 season be cancelled? - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Dec 2, 2020
Links: Luke Richardson’s rookie challenge

Links: Luke Richardson’s rookie challenge

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via In today’s links, Luke Richardson weighs up his responsibilities to the Canadiens’ defensive prospects, the team deals with uncertainties in its preparations for the season, and things are getting testy between the league and the players. Montreal Canadiens news and notes With a glut of young defencemen in the system, Luke Richardson has an important task in front of him. [La Presse | Google Translate] Alexander Romanov is poised to make an instant impact with the Habs. [NHL.com] The unknowns surrounding the season and the...

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