Canadiens

CANADIENS REFLECTIONS AHEAD OF THE DRAFT LOTTERY – Subban; Lehkonen; Reway & More

Apr 29th, 2016 | By
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….When TSN’s Bob McKenzie dropped that bomb about a P.K. Subban trade possibility earlier this month, the first thought was “where did that come from?” I’m not much for conspiracy theories but, could it be that Marc Bergevin somehow was floating a trail balloon?  For those unfamiliar with the expression, it can mean ‘an idea

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CANADIENS FANS IMPATIENT WITH GM MARC BERGEVIN’S PATIENCE

Apr 18th, 2016 | By
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Bergevin is totally aware of the structural problems plaguing his team. He has a club that can only win if his goaltender continues to play like an extra-terrestrial. That all-eggs-in-one-basket situation buried the team last season.



INJURIES TO DEFENSE THE FINAL BLOW FOR CANADIENS PLAYOFF HOPES

Apr 10th, 2016 | By
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The Canadiens finished their season Saturday night with four rookie defensemen in their lineup, three of them on emergency recall from St. John’s.  Sunday the Canadiens returned the emergency recalls Joel Hanley, Darren Dietz and Ryan Johnston to St. John’s for the final two games of their AHL season next weekend. Undoubtedly the Carey Price

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30-30 / GALCHENYUK & PACIORETTY – Canadiens-5 Tampa Bay-2 (April 9, 2016)

Apr 9th, 2016 | By
Montreal Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Montreal.  (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

At least nobody got hurt at the Bell Centre Saturday night, although there were times during the game when former Canadien Mike Blunden seemed to be trying to give Mike Condon the old Carey Price/Chris Kreider treatment.   Ultimately it was a game that meant absolutely nothing in the standings unless you’re one of those

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SEASON FINALE – Tampa Bay @ Canadiens (April 9, 2016)

Apr 9th, 2016 | By
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With one game remaining the Canadiens are ninth in the draft lottery with 80 points. They cannot drop to tenth but, with a loss against Tampa and wins by Buffalo and Arizona it’s possible to climb as high as seventh. Buffalo is 8th with 79 points and Arizona 7th with 78. Buffalo will finish it’s season Saturday night against the Islanders in Brooklyn and Arizona is at San Jose, also Saturday night.



YOUTH SHOWS THE WAY – Canadiens-4 Carolina-2 (April 7, 2016)

Apr 7th, 2016 | By
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“Crisis is opportunity”. So says the ancient Chinese proverb. The Canadiens have had more than their share of crisis over the last four months and there have been a few that have seized the opportunity. We got a real indication of the direction the Canadiens are headed in Thursday’s game against the Hurricanes, especially along

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LINDGREN MAKES PRO DEBUT – PREVIEW GAME #81 – Canadiens @ Carolina (April 7, 2016)

Apr 7th, 2016 | By
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.Charlie Lindgren will make his professional hockey debut. He is the record sixth goaltender to dress for a Canadiens game this season. He is also the first player to join the Canadiens straight out of US college hockey since forward John LeClair in 1991.



SEASON DRAWING TO A MISERABLE END – Florida-4 Canadiens-1 (April 5, 2016)

Apr 5th, 2016 | By
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There is hardly any point in breaking down the Canadiens 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers Tuesday night. It was the same old thing. A lack of NHL talent or experience from the goal out. It’s been like that since December and it won’t be any different in the final two games of the season.

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PREVIEW GAME #80 Florida @ Canadiens (April 5th, 2016)

Apr 5th, 2016 | By
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Fourth and final meeting of the season. The Panthers are 3-0 vs. the Canadiens outscoring them 11-5. the Panthers won 3-1 at Sunrise Dec. 29th; 4-1 March 15th at the Bell Centre and came back from 3-0 to win 4-3 Saturday in Florida. Mike Condon in goal for the Canadiens against Roberto Luongo.



WITHOUT SUBBAN CANADIENS SPECIAL TEAMS COLLAPSE

Apr 4th, 2016 | By
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The Canadiens spent time working on their penalty killing and power play at practice Monday which, with three games remaining the season seems like a totally pointless make-work exercise. It’s not that the special teams don’t need help. In the four years that Michel Therrien has supervised the power play it has been a serious

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