Re-Signing Pacioretty Could Backfire

As far as bad ideas go, re-signing Max Pacioretty wouldn’t even rank on Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin’s list. That’s not even because Bergevin’s had some pretty, let’s say, “interesting” impulses in the recent past. Without reading too much into it, getting Pacioretty under a new contract would simply be a good thing. But […]

Niemi Signing Gives Canadiens Options in Net

The Montreal Canadiens absolutely don’t need Antti Niemi. Nevertheless, it’s hard to fault general manager Marc Bergevin for re-signing the goalie, as he just did to a 1-year, $950,000 deal. Think of Niemi as that extra insurance policy you have, because, “Hey, why not?” There really isn’t a reason. Price vs. Niemi To be clear, […]

One Way Canadiens Match Up vs. Final Four

No one can make a case the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens are world beaters. Case in point, the only thing they’re trying to beat right now is par on the golf course. They can’t even do that properly, starting wars on Twitter instead… and losing badly. That’s while four other, arguably championship-caliber teams continue to battle […]

5 Playoff Teams Canadiens Fans Should Cheer for

As the NHL season draws to a close and the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin, Montreal Canadiens fans will no longer be able to cheer on their hometown team. Granted, there’s a chance they weren’t cheering for the Canadiens anyway, between them hoping for better draft-pick odds, and, you know, the Habs sucking this season. The […]

Lessons from Each Team for Habs’ Bergevin and Molson

With the Montreal Canadiens long since eliminated from playoff contention, it’s about time general manager Marc Bergevin and owner Geoff Molson take stock of this past season. That’s especially true, as they’ve got just a few games left, with the team already 23 points out of the last wild-card spot. Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc […]

The Worst NHL Contracts On All 31 Teams

In a salary cap league, every dollar matters. Teams must be able to get as much value out of their players as possible which means making smart financial decisions as one bad contract can affect a team’s future. Even with that in mind, front offices continue to give out bad contracts and they become handcuffed […]

No Price? No Problem for Surging Canadiens

Someone forgot to give the Montreal Canadiens the memo. That’s the only possible explanation, because, with points in their last seven games, the Habs are failing to go gently into that good night. No Price, Pacioretty or Weber That’s in spite of Habs injuries piling up, including to the likes of their top three players: […]

Top 3 All-Time Canadiens Goalies

While the adage goes that defense wins championships, 16 goalies have won the Conn Smythe Trophy in NHL history compared to just 10 defensemen. Considering the Montreal Canadiens have won a league-high 24 Stanley Cups, that’s a lot of good goalies from which to choose when selecting the best in team history. Granted, championships alone […]

Canadiens Goalie Price Ties Roy in Number Only

The Montreal Canadiens hit two milestones on Saturday, one of which wasn’t planned. In addition to the Habs playing their first game in Las Vegas against the Golden Knights, goalie Carey Price played his 551st game in relief of Antti Niemi, tying Patrick Roy for second (Jacques Plante) in the process. Price Takes the Loss […]