Canadiens Fans Need Answers After Lefebvre Firing

It was about time for ex-Laval Rocket head coach Sylvain Lefebvre. Or, to be more respectful, the clock had at least run out on him and his time at the helm of the American Hockey League farm team of the Montreal Canadiens. After one playoff berth in six seasons (a single playoff game won), the Canadiens could not justify keeping Lefebvre aboard any longer, not after the season the parent…

April 20, 2018
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Canadiens Witch-Hunt Is On

The body’s not even cold yet, but that hasn’t stopped idle speculation from heating up as to just what went wrong with the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens. More specifically, speculation as to who were the main culprits. The People vs. Pacioretty and Price Whereas some interpreted general manager Marc Bergevin’s post-mortem press-conference comments as an attempt to pass the blame, some took him at his word. Case and point, Michel Bergeron…

April 17, 2018
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Shea Weber’s Importance to the Canadiens

It feels like since Shea Weber arrived in Montreal, every possible criticism has been thrown at him. Critics have said he is too slow, can’t move the puck or the game has passed him by. He is indeed the opposite of the fan favourite he was traded for and Weber will never be P.K. Subban on or off the ice. While the Nashville Predators have soared since Subban’s arrival and…

April 16, 2018
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5 Former Habs in the 1st Round of the Playoffs

There is growing recognition that the problems facing the Montreal Canadiens are less about attitude and more about personnel, or the relative lack thereof. Last season the Habs simply did not have the talent on the blue line to limit scoring chances. At the other end of the ice, the team couldn’t score often enough to compete most nights. Despite Antti Niemi’s career-saving performance, many recognize his opportunity came on the back of the worst…

April 14, 2018
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Bad and Ugly 2017-18 Canadiens Predictions

It wasn’t just a horrible season for the Montreal Canadiens. From both a professional and personal perspective, there are few worse things than getting it completely wrong. This writer did exactly that, making simply disastrous predictions for the 2017-18 Habs season. Where to start? How about the good. The One Good Habs Prediction: They’d Be Worse It’s hard to take credit for arguing the Habs would be worse off than…

April 14, 2018
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Montreal Canadiens: Max Pacioretty Opens Up

The Montreal Canadiens furthered their announced new era of transparency this week as captain Max Pacioretty joined Chris Nilan and Sean Campbell on TSN 690 to talk about the season that was. In a frank conversation, Pacioretty was forthcoming and offered fans few surprises about how he sees the league and the future of the Canadiens. Canadiens owner and president Geoff Molson described his new focus on transparency at the post-mortem news…

April 12, 2018
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Montreal Canadiens: Attitude and the Emergence of Molson

Fans hoping for solutions from Marc Bergevin and Geoff Molson at this year’s end of season press conference were disappointed. However, they could not have been very surprised. In fairness, this owner and general manager had an impossible task. Some fans are livid. Others have lost faith in this management team. This has been a terrible team hampered by numerous questionable trades. What is worse is that the rhetoric has…

April 11, 2018
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Habs’ Molson, Bergevin Fail to Pass Blame

If the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens season had been a play, their embittered fans had likely been hoping for a tragic ending during which management fell on its sword. After all, the first two acts certainly fit the bill anyway. Unfortunately, what they got was a comedy as owner Geoff Molson and general manager Marc Bergevin seemed to want to pass the buck for the failed season at their post-mortem press…

April 11, 2018
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Canadiens End of Season Roundtable

There was perhaps no more fitting end to the Montreal Canadiens’ season than when, just seconds after scoring to bring the Habs within a goal of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Carey Price misplayed the puck…twice and it ended up in the back of the net. It was a horrible season for Habs fans and it hasn’t been much fun for those of us who write about the team either. In this year’s end…

April 9, 2018
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5 Habs on the Outside Looking In

The Montreal Canadiens spent the last two months of their season auditioning many of their young prospects at the NHL level to see where they are at in their development. Some have shown good promise and have potentially pencilled themselves into next year’s lineup. For others, it’s obvious they aren’t quite ready yet. This is a list of five current Habs who are on the bubble for September’s training camp….

April 9, 2018
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