1. Montreal Canadiens Roundup: Andrei Markov Signs, Habs Prepare for Draft

    You've got to hand it to that Pierre Gauthier guy. He sure doesn't mess around. With news yesterday evening that the Habs GM had inked Andrei Markov to a three-year deal , Gauthier continues to plow through his offseason duties...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about 3 years ago 1,016 reads 7 comments

  2. Montreal Canadiens: GM Pierre Gauthier Keeps Busy Offseason Rolling

    Greetings folks! For those who have been asking: no, my son hasn't been born yet. He's due on June 23, so he still has time. The fact is that 95 percent of babies are born within two weeks of their due date, give or take...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about 3 years ago 1,131 reads 11 comments

  3. Stanley Cup Final Notes and a New Sunday Shinny Podcast

    I've just got to start by saying wow, is hockey an awesome game or what? What incredible hockey we have been, and continue to be, treated to so far in these 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs...

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  4. NHL Returns to Winnipeg but Success Is Not Guaranteed

    With their 11:30 a.m. EST press conference yesterday, the True North Sports and Entertainment group, led my Mark Chipman, announced the return of an NHL franchise to the city of Winnipeg...

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  5. NHL Playoffs: All-Star Stanley Cup Goaltending No Longer a Requirement

    Greetings hockey addicts! I've got another brief break in baby planning/preparation so I thought I'd poke my head in to offer a few thoughts on the playoffs...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about 3 years ago 318 reads 10 comments

  6. Montreal Canadiens Sign Alexei Emelin

    Hot off the presses, I just got the press release from the Montreal Canadiens ' PR department announcing that the Habs have signed Alexei Emelin. Click here to read the release...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about 3 years ago 1,056 reads 2 comments

  7. Montreal Canadiens: New Sunday Shinny, Should Habs Sign Jaromir Jagr?

    Greetings folks! I'm popping my head out of my cave during a minor break in renos to discuss a little puck...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about 3 years ago 1,417 reads 12 comments

  8. Montreal Canadiens: Possible Alexei Yemelin Signing Changes Defensive Squad

    The word around the league this morning is that the Montreal Canadiens are on the verge of signing long-awaited Russian defensive prospect Alexei Yemelin to a one-year deal...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about 3 years ago 1,743 reads 2 comments

  9. Montreal Canadiens: What's Ahead This Summer?

    by Kamal Panesar Greetings Habs addicts! Sorry I've dropped off the face of the Earth since the Habs were eliminated by the Bruins ! However, the rumours of me hanging myself with a chain-link of Italian sausages have been widely exaggerated...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about 3 years ago 1,792 reads 1 comments

  10. Canadiens-Bruins: Boston Outlasts Habs, Wins 2-1 in OT to Advance

    The Boston Bruins defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in overtime last night, ending another epic chapter between these original-six rivals...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about over 3 years ago 174 reads 1 comments

  11. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Habs Win 2-1, Forcing Decisive Game 7 in Boston

    Confidence is an integral part of winning in any sport. Sometimes it is fleeting, but for those who push through a wall to win, it tends to be unwavering...

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  12. Canadiens Playoff Primer: Habs Face Elimination in Game 6 Against Bruins

    Why do people lean on stats so much? On numbers? On wins and losses of preceding editions of current teams? It never seems to amaze me how much focus is placed on things that, if you think about it, have no bearing on the present...

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  13. Canadiens-Bruins: Nathan Horton's Double OT Winner Pushes Habs to the Brink

    Heartbreaking. That's how most Habs' fans are describing the Canadiens' Game 5, 2-1 double-overtime loss to the Boston Bruins last night...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about over 3 years ago 367 reads 2 comments

  14. NHL Playoffs 2011: Boston Bruins Beat Montreal Canadiens in OT, Tie Series at 2

    Momentum is an interesting thing in the world of professional sports. When you don't have it, you want it and when you have it, you guard it. But sometimes—and perhaps far too often—when a team has it, they can take it for granted...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about over 3 years ago 1,244 reads 2 comments

  15. Montreal Canadiens Playoff Primer: Series on the Line in Game 4 Clash?

    The Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins get back to action tonight in Game 4 of their first round playoff series. Through three games, both teams have shown that their score-first-then-shut-it-down-defensively scheme is the path to victory...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about over 3 years ago 305 reads 0 comments

  16. Canadiens-Bruins Playoff Musings on a Rare Two-Day Break

    Doesn't it feel wrong not having a hockey game to watch tonight? Somehow, to me, it breaks the rhythm of a playoff series. I remember watching playoff hockey in the 80s and 90s, and there was always, without exception, a game every second night...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about over 3 years ago 333 reads 1 comments

  17. Canadiens Playoff Primer: Habs Go for Stranglehold on Bruins in Montreal

    The scene of the Montreal Canadiens - Boston Bruins first-round playoff matchup shifts tonight, to a backdrop that is decidedly more favourable for the Habs...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about over 3 years ago 231 reads 1 comments

  18. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Habs Head Home with 2-0 Series Lead Over Boston

    Wow. Unexpected. The Montreal Canadiens continued their surprising ways last night against the Boston Bruins , winning 3-1 to take a 2-0 series lead...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about over 3 years ago 593 reads 0 comments

  19. Montreal Canadiens Playoff Primer: Boston Bruins Aim to Bounce Back in Critical Game 2

    It's now been almost two days since the Montreal Canadiens surprise Game 1 victory over the Boston Bruins . And while the city of Montreal is optimistic this morning, all does not seem to be good in Bruins-land...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about over 3 years ago 197 reads 1 comments

  20. Montreal Canadiens Playoff Primer: Puck Drops on Habs vs. Boston Bruins

    "Panic. It crept up my spine like the first rising vibes of an acid frenzy." - Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about over 3 years ago 479 reads 4 comments

  21. 2011 NHL Playoffs Predictions: Top 10 Pre-Playoff Questions

    With the start of the 2011 NHL playoffs only a few hours away, the anticipation and excitement has reached fever pitch! The playoffs is always a great time of year, as the play ...

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  22. 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Mathieu Darche Has Become Critical to Habs Success

    How quickly NHL seasons go by! It seems like just yesterday that discussions were swirling about Ryan White making the Montreal Canadiens lineup out of training camp. That and questions about whether Carey Price was ready to handle the No...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about over 3 years ago 405 reads 2 comments

  23. 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Canadiens-Bruins Series Preview

    The Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins are two of the "Original Six" teams. As such, both are steeped in history and rich traditions. A huge part of that tradition is facing either other in the Stanley Cup playoffs...

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  24. Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs: Brian Gionta's Pair Drops Leafs in Regular Season Finale

    The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 last night in their final game of the season. In recent seasons the Canadiens have frequently finished the year against the Leafs...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about over 3 years ago 317 reads 5 comments

  25. Canadiens-Senators: Filip Kuba Scores Overtime Winner to Down Habs

    The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators faced off last night in a match whose outcome would not significantly affect the standings...

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