Bruins & Canadiens Rivalry Unmatched in NHL

For the first time since his firing 344 days ago, Claude Julien will coach a game within the confines of the TD Garden. He will do so as the head coach of the legendary Montreal Canadiens franchise, unparalleled in their mystique, aura and success. When the puck drops Wednesday night, the Boston Bruins and their fans will be facing off against the winningest coach in their franchise’s history at home…

January 17, 2018
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The Return of Canadiens Captain Pacioretty?

Just like that, Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty is looking like his old self. With a goal in each of his last four games, Pacioretty has 12 on the season. He’s admittedly far off the 30-goal benchmark he’s made a habit of reaching. However, he’s now on pace for 22. That’s nothing at which to scoff. The Case for and Against Pacioretty Max Pacioretty – (Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports) Granted,…

January 16, 2018
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Bergevin’s Depth Players Can’t Make up for Habs’ Weaknesses

While his time at the helm of the Montreal Canadiens continues to be defined by his inability to acquire a true No. 1 centre, general manager Marc Bergevin will be remembered for finding the diamonds in the rough. Having depth-players with strong character who outperform their abilities is what makes great teams elite, and they are the Bergevin guys. Those players were on display in Monday night’s 5-4 overtime loss…

January 16, 2018
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Top 10 Telltale Quotes from Canadiens GM Bergevin

Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin may be hard-pressed to deliver a great trade. However, he’s always good for a great sound bite. Even as his time at the helm of the Habs hangs in the balance, as it does currently, he’s delivered. Case in point, his press conference that helped to usher in the Habs’ bye week. He made sure to give fans plenty of material to get through it,…

January 13, 2018
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3 Canadiens Struggling the Most This Season

The Montreal Canadiens, as a whole, have struggled mightily this season. For whatever reason, consistency has eluded them as they can lose to a team like Arizona one night but manage to beat a contender like Tampa Bay. There are certain players who are struggling more than others, though. Whether it’s a major slump, injuries or struggling to adjust, some Habs have yet to find their footing this season. These…

January 12, 2018
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Time for Bergevin to Suit Up for the Canadiens

There have been a lot of questions about what the Montreal Canadiens can do to turn this season around. Despite a less than 5% chance of making the playoffs, Bergevin told fans this week that he still thinks the Habs can do it. How is this possible? The much-misunderstood general manager actually told us the answer months ago. As usual, Canadiens fans were too obtuse to understand. Silly fans. Back in…

January 11, 2018
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Price Gets Undeserving, but Unsurprising All-Star Nod

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price is known for stealing games, but he just got away with highway larceny. Carey Price vs. the Atlantic Division Carey Price – (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports) Despite being named the Habs’s All-Star Game representative, Price is in the midst of a mediocre season. He has a 2.89 goals-against average and .911 save percentage. The former figure is bad enough. The latter ranks No. 26 on…

January 10, 2018
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Habs Fantasy Hockey Roundup: January 2018 Edition

It has been a rough season for the Montreal Canadiens. With a record of 18-20-4, they find themselves sixth in the Atlantic division, 13 points out of a playoff position, and seven points out of the final wild-card spot. While things have certainly not gone right for the team as a whole, the is no shortage of valuable players on the roster to consider in fantasy hockey. In this edition…

January 10, 2018
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NHL Trade Rumors: Pacioretty, Smith, Oilers, Bruins

In today’s Rumor Rundown we look at the ongoing saga of Max Pacioretty and the Montreal Canadiens. We also discuss the Ottawa Senators and some news that the Calgary Flames might be interested in Zack Smith. Will the Edmonton Oilers clean house after going 1-5-1 in their last seven games? The Bruins want to improve their roster but they aren’t willing to trade prospects. What trades could be available for…

January 9, 2018
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Canadiens Entering Bye-Week at Perfect Time

After a decisive 5-2 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday at the Bell Centre,  the Montreal Canadiens enter a five-day break, and are scheduled to return to practice on Friday in Brossard. The mini-vacation of sorts comes at an ideal time in the season, as the Canadiens will face the division-rival Boston Bruins three times in eight days beginning Saturday night on home ice. Most Important Stretch of the Habs…

January 9, 2018
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