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Montreal Canadiens: Poised to Miss Playoffs in October? “; } document.getElementById(“sda_1730”).style.display = “block”; document.getElementById(“sda_1730”).innerHTML = sda_html; } function _load_1730() { var xhrq_1730 = new XMLHttpRequest(); xhrq_1730.open(“GET”, “/ez_aba_load/?aba_id=1730&aba_wid=AA6363D7-7B56-47CE-A6AE-D650285A0D29&aba_did=dGhlaG9ja2V5d3JpdGVycy5lem9pYy5jb20=”, true); xhrq_1730.onload = function (e) { if (xhrq_1730.readyState === 4) { if (xhrq_1730.status === 200) { eval(xhrq_1730.responseText); } } }; xhrq_1730.send(null); } if (typeof ez_cra_check === ‘undefined’) {
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Yes, technically defenseman Mark Streit is still a member of the Montreal Canadiens… for now. No Takers for Streit Mark Streit – (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports) One can be excused for laughing at initial reports that Streit was being shopped. Having since been placed on waivers, Streit had initially signed a one-year, $700,000 deal with
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22 years ago this past Saturday, the Montreal Canadiens retired #1 in honor of iconic goaltender Jacques Plante. Originally written in 2012, here’s a look back at his lasting impact on the league. The month of November is perhaps the most important for any present-day goaltender guarding the crease in the National Hockey League –
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This article was originally published in July, 2013. The Montreal Canadiens have scored a lot of goals in its 100+ years. Puckloads — over 20,000 to be precise. Which also means there have been a heckuva lot of goal celebrations for the bleu blanc et rouge — and some a lot more memorable than others.
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Defenseman Victor Mete is now making headlines for making the opening-night Montreal Canadiens roster. But the decision to keep the 19-year-old may have only come to fruition following another that might not have been nearly as easy for general manager Marc Bergevin. Mete Over Martinsen Montreal Canadiens defenseman Victor Mete – (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon
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In a piece likely to amplify the very things he despises, Jack Todd in the Montreal Gazette takes on the rise of Habs “hate fans.” Todd calls the quality of debate in Habs nation ugly. He writes: The debate as it is framed today is unpleasant. It’s pointless. Above all, it’s irrational. It detracts considerably from
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For a team with a number of question marks on defense and uncertainty at center, the Canadiens have a lot of depth in goal. In addition to Carey Price and Al Montoya, Michael McNiven was the OHL goaltender of the year last season. Zachary Fucale will battle McNiven for the backup role in Laval. King Carey This
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It’s that time of the year… prediction season for the upcoming 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens campaign. While the Canadiens have improved in some areas this past summer, their defense is a big question mark. Goaltender Carey Price remains the team’s focal point, but without a mobile blue line to transition from out of the defensive zone,
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This article was originally published in January, 2010. In 1909, the reigning pro hockey league was the Eastern Canada Hockey Association,  supposedly amateur but with players who were getting paid.  Their annual meeting was held in the Windsor Hotel, November 25th, and all four clubs were fully represented: the Quebec Bulldogs, the Ottawa Senators, the
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Every team has had their fair share of bad trades. The Montreal Canadiens have been around for over 100 years, so bad trades are inevitable. Of course, different eras of the NHL have different effects on the trade market, so for the purpose of this article, I’ll only be looking at trades that have taken
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At this time last year, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin was coming off a polarizing summer. Following an offseason during which he traded P.K. Subban for Shea Weber and signed Alexander Radulov, Bergevin received a passing grade. Will he be so lucky heading into 2017-18? Looking at moves that are projected to impact just
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As training camp inches closer, the Montreal Canadiens are seemingly no closer to finding out what kind of season will unravel before them in 2017-18. Here are the top five questions surrounding the team that have yet to be answered: 5.  Are the Canadiens Contenders? In several ways at least, the Canadiens have improved. That
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While the NHL Rookie Tournament is an annual tradition, getting excited about Montreal Canadiens prospects is year-round affair. The 23-man Montreal Canadiens roster for the event taking place from September 8-10 has been announced, but there are several names that stand out above the rest. Here are the top five for which to keep an
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While the NHL Rookie Tournament is an annual tradition, getting excited about Montreal Canadiens prospects is year-round affair. The 23-man Montreal Canadiens roster for the event taking place from September 8-10 has been announced, but there are several names that stand out above the rest. Here are the top five for which to keep an
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Defenseman Eric Gelinas’ tumultuous career has taken another turn, hopefully for the positive with the Montreal Canadiens. Gelinas’ professional tryout agreement (PTO) with the team qualifies as a risk-free, potentially high-reward move by general manager Marc Bergevin. Gelinas Can’t Make It Work in Colorado Eric Gelinas – (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports) There’s little sugarcoating Gelinas’
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Defenseman Eric Gelinas’ tumultuous career has taken another turn, hopefully for the positive with the Montreal Canadiens. Gelinas’ professional tryout agreement (PTO) with the team qualifies as a risk-free, potentially high-reward move by general manager Marc Bergevin. Gelinas Can’t Make It Work in Colorado Eric Gelinas – (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports) There’s little sugarcoating Gelinas’
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If the Montreal Canadiens do fall in the standings in 2017-18, there’s a good chance it will be through little fault of their own. With Atlantic Division rivals like the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning poised to attain contender status (and the Buffalo Sabres and Florida Panthers likely to improve), the Habs may
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If the Montreal Canadiens do fall in the standings in 2017-18, there’s a good chance it will be through little fault of their own. With Atlantic Division rivals like the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning poised to attain contender status (and the Buffalo Sabres and Florida Panthers likely to improve), the Habs may
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This article was originally written in December, 2013. The Montreal Canadiens recently faced the St. Louis Blues, making it the fourth head to head battle of former Canadiens crease-mates Jaroslav Halak and Carey Price. Pierre Gauthier. Halak vs. Price was a constant refrain in Montreal during the Spring of 2010, one that forced then General
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Most everyone wants a piece of New York Islanders captain John Tavares. You can probably add the Montreal Canadiens to that list, seeing as they’re (supposedly) in need of a No. 1 center, and Tavares fits the bill perfectly: He’s 6’1”, 210 pounds, still in his mid-20s with presumably plenty of good to great years
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It turns out the Montreal Canadiens actually have many options at center for the upcoming season. Unfortunately, “many” simply implies quantity over quality. Nevertheless, while head coach Claude Julien has some work to do on that front (assuming general manager Marc Bergevin doesn’t on his end), there are some diamonds in the rough that could
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This article was originally written in June, 2010. University of Wisconsin’s Blake Geoffrion, winner of the 2010 Hobey Baker Memorial Award for college hockey’s best player, is the new Crown Prince of NCAA Hockey.  Like a champion thoroughbred racehorse, Blake’s hockey blood lines can be traced back four generations. Howie Morenz, his great-grandfather, who played
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Now that summer is starting to wind down and preseason schedules have been released, it’s time to start looking forward to the season ahead instead of back at the season that was. The Montreal Canadiens are always one of the more entertaining teams in the NHL and that doesn’t change in 2017-18. There are numerous
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Much has been made of Sidney Crosby turning 30, but another elite talent in Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price has the same birthday in his crosshairs too. It may even be more of a significant milestone for the Habs netminder, and not in a good way. Spotlight on Carey Price Carey Price – (Andy Marlin-USA