1. You Be the Canadiens' GM, Question No. 4: How Do You Make the Habs Bigger?

    Greetings folks! It's time for the penultimate question in the five-question survey I ran a few weeks ago. The survey was asking fans what they would do this summer if they were the Montreal Canadiens' GM...

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  2. You Be the Canadiens' GM, Question No. 3: Re-Sign or Trade Andrei Markov?

    In question three of my five-part survey on what fans would do they were the Habs' GM, I asked readers what they would do with Andrei Markov...

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  3. You Be the Canadiens GM, Question No. 2: The Curious Case of Tomas Plekanec

    Much has been written since the end of the season about whether the Habs can and will re-sign Tomas Plekanec...

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  4. You Be the Montreal Canadiens GM: Question No.1, Jaroslav Halak or Carey Price?

    Greetings Habs addicts! Hope you enjoyed the playoffs and are now basking in the summer sunshine and the brief pause from hockey. Don't worry, the draft and free agency are just around the corner so there will be no shortage of hockey talk coming up...

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  5. 2010 Stanley Cup: Nine Things I Noticed About Chicago's Title Win in Game Six

    First things first: Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks, their owners, management team, and most of all their fans! The Hawks deserve the win and it was nice to see an original-six team who has not won the cup in 49 years, hoist Lord Stanley's mug.

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  6. Good News, Bad News for Montreal Canadiens' Fans on Guy Boucher

    In case you didn't hear yet, the Habs affiliate Hamilton Bulldogs' head coach, Guy Boucher, was offered and turned down the head coaching job for the Columbus Blue Jackets...

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  7. Five Pivotal Decisions for the Habs: You Be the GM

    With so many big and important decisions to make this summer, GM Pierre Gauthier has his hands full to say the least...

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  8. Montreal Roundup: Habs Fire Six Scouts, Columbus Speaks to Boucher

    It has been about a week since the Montreal Canadiens were eliminated from the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs, and things have already started percolating in their offseason...

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  9. Ode to a Season: The 2010 Montreal Canadiens

    As I sat watching the Canadiens trail the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 during the second period of Monday night's Eastern Conference Final game five, something strange and unexpected happened...

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  10. Canadiens-Flyers: Michael Leighton's Third Shutout Pushes Habs to Brink

    Wow, was that the Habs from the playoffs or from the regular season? While I know that yesterday's Game Four 3-0 loss by the Habs was a playoff game, it sure looked like the Jekyll and Hyde team that I remember from the regular season...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about 4 years ago 171 reads 1 comments

  11. Montreal Canadiens-Philadelphia Flyers: Habs Turn Tables To Earn Win

    I have two words for you: utter domination. That is what last night's game amounted to. In an interesting turn of fate, the Montreal Canadiens turned the script on its head and gave the Flyers a little taste of their own medicine...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about 4 years ago 349 reads 1 comments

  12. Canadiens-Flyers: Leighton's Second Shutout Puts Habs in 2-0 Hole

    Well, that was better than last game, but not by much. While the effort from the Canadiens was missing in Game One against the Flyers, last night you could not make the same complaint...

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  13. Canadiens-Flyers: Can Montreal Rebound in Game 2 Against Philadelphia?

    We've seen this movie before, no? The one where the Montreal Canadiens come out flat and lose a game, only to rebound triumphantly in the following match...

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  14. Canadiens-Flyers: Listless Montreal Steamrolled by Philadelphia

    Yep, that was horrible. Absolutely abhorrent. And, like the team that ran hot and cold during the regular season, the Habs last night disappointed in a major way. From the drop of the puck, the Habs seemed disengaged and disinterested...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about 4 years ago 245 reads 2 comments

  15. Canadiens-Penguins, NHL Playoffs: Pens Fold as Habs Advance to Conference Finals

    Unbelievable. Can you believe it? Incredibly, unbelievably, unthinkably, the Montreal Canadiens defeated the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 in what was the last game ever at Mellon Arena...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about 4 years ago 276 reads 2 comments

  16. Canadiens-Penguins: Can Montreal Pull Off a Miracle at Mellon?

    The Pittsburgh Penguins debuted in the NHL at the Civic Arena (now called the Mellon Arena) on October 11, 1967. Their opponent was the Montreal Canadiens and the result was a 2-1 loss by the Pens...

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  17. Canadiens-Penguins: Cammalleri Leads Habs To Win, Forcing Game 7

    Well, they did it. The Canadiens forced a Game Seven against the Penguins. For all of the Pens fans who have argued with me since this series started that the Canadiens were a write ...

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  18. Canadiens-Penguins: Will Habs' Passengers Wake Up for Pivotal Game Six?

    Will they do it? Can they do it? Is it even possible? The Habs wake up this morning in the familiar position of having their backs against the playoff wall. Lose tonight in Game Six against the Pittsburgh Penguins and go home...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about 4 years ago 236 reads 2 comments

  19. Canadiens-Penguins: Pittsburgh Wins Pushing Habs to Brink of Elimination

    Yesterday's game was a mix of good and bad for the Montreal Canadiens. They blanked the Pens big guns—Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin—again last night, which was good. But they let the Pens defenders score twice, which was bad...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about 4 years ago 268 reads 1 comments

  20. Canadiens-Penguins: Halak, Lapierre Lead Habs to Comeback Win Over Pens

    So how about those Habs, eh? Just when you think they're going to wilt and die, the cardiac Canadiens pull off another improbable win...

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  21. Canadiens-Penguins: Fleury Earns Shutout As Pittsburgh Takes Series Lead

    I guess Marc-Andre Fleury silenced his critics last night, eh? After performances in Game One and Two where Fleury looked shaky, he put in arguably his best performance of the playoffs last night and earned a shutout in the process...

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  22. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Jaroslav Halak Stars in Montreal Canadiens Win

    So how do you feel about yesterday's game, Habs addicts? Sleepy enough for you? During a hockey game where the pace was that of molasses slow-dripping out of a jar, the Montreal Canadiens ...

    Kamal Panesar Written by Kamal Panesar about 4 years ago 746 reads 3 comments

  23. Canadiens-Penguins: Pittsburgh's Power Play Sinks Montreal in Game One

    Well that was a letdown, wasn't it? After the spectacular high that was provided by the Habs incredible Game Seven comeback win over the Caps, the Canadiens came out flat against the Pens...

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  24. Top 10 First Round Upsets of the Last 10 Years

    First round upsets. They happen every year and every year there is a combination of shock, horror, and elation—depending on which side your loyalties...

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  25. Montreal Canadiens-Washington Capitals: Jaroslav Halak Leads Habs Upset

    Oh...my...god! What an incredible game. And by incredible, I mean stomach-churning, stress-inducing, hair-losing, nail-biting hockey. Wow. In defeating the Washington Capitals 2-1 in Game Seven last night, the Montreal Canadiens became the first No...

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