1. Montreal Canadiens Off-Season Preview, Part I: Goaltending

    Another season is over and it's time to look towards the draft, free agency, and ultimately the starting lineups for the 2008-2009 version of Les Canadiens de Montreal. Montreal Canadiens' Off-Season Preview: Goaltending (As Compiled by Miah D...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 23,011 reads 7 comments

  2. NHL Season 2008: Year In Review

    Another season, another long summer. With the NHL Awards days away, let's take a look back at the story makers this season in the National Hockey League Briere Signs With Philadelphia What an impact Daniel Briere had in Philly...

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  3. Mark Messier: NHL's All-Time Great Leaders, Part IV

    Leaders lead no matter where they play and who's on the team. They lead by their example of hard work, dedication, and motivation...

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  4. Mario Lemieux: NHL's All-Time Great Leaders, Part III

    Take a look back in Stanley Cup history to those captains who led their team to greatness while achieving both personal and team-oriented goals...

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  5. Steve Yzerman: NHL's All-Time Great Leaders, Part II

    Great leaders come through no matter what the odds are. They fight in the trenches, both during the season and into the playoffs. Wars in the corners and in front of the net is where these leaders make their mark on hockey history...

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  6. Montreal Canadiens: Lafleur Says Koivu Out, Kovalev In

    More controversy in Montreal. According to Montreal Canadiens icon Guy Lafleur, the Canadiens should focus on resigning Alex Kovalev than Saku Koivu when both players' contracts are up July 1st, 2009...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 2,267 reads 9 comments

  7. Joe Sakic: NHL's All-Time Great Leaders Part I

    Great leaders have come and gone in the game of hockey. Some are immortalized forever on hockey's biggest stage: the Stanley Cup Finals...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 1,985 reads 5 comments

  8. Michel Therrien, Mike Babcock Both Want First Goal in Stanley Cup Finals

    Ask any coach in the NHL and they'll tell you: We need that first goal. Michel Therrien knows how badly they need that first goal if they are going to get the split going back to the Igloo in Pittsburgh...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 682 reads 1 comments

  9. Stanley Cup Finals: A Dream Come True?

    For the first time since the the 2001 Stanley Cup Finals, there will be two teams competing for more than their first franchise championship. Pittsburgh is going for number three, while Detroit is going for number eleven...

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  10. Crowded Crease: Conn Smythe Up For Grabs

    Sit down, bring out the critic, and let's get down to it: The 2008 Conn Smythe Trophy winner. Only a player who has exemplified the hard work it takes to win those 16 games needed ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 415 reads 1 comments

  11. Detroit Red Wings: Lidstrom's Shot At Hockey History

    Niklas Lidstrom. Three-time Stanley Cup winner. 2002 Conn Smythe winner. Five-time Norris Trophy winner. Ten-time NHL All-Star. Olympic Gold Medal in 2006...

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  12. March Of The Penguins: A Look Into Pittsburgh's Hockey History

    On the heels of their third Eastern Conference championship in franchise history, let's take a look at the Penguins' history in the city of Pittsburgh...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 1,062 reads 0 comments

  13. 2008 NHL Playoffs' Overtime Magic

    Overtime magic...there's nothing like it. So far, thirteen games have needed extra time to settle the score, sometimes even the series. Here's a look at the top 5 overtime games in the first three rounds this post-season...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 758 reads 4 comments

  14. Carey Price: Live & Learn

    Sometimes success needs some experience. Just like how sometimes coffee needs cream or sugar. For Carey Price, even with all of his previous experience, there seems to be a need for more learning and living through the pressure cooker of the NHL...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 448 reads 1 comments

  15. Bob Gainey's Master Plan for the Montreal Canadiens

    Every team needs a mastermind. Montreal has their mastermind. His name is Bob Gainey. As a former Stanley Cup Champion GM in Dallas with the Stars, Gainey knows what it takes to build a winner: a mixture of veteran leaders with budding young stars...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 1,047 reads 7 comments

  16. Philadelphia Flyers: Vengeance Now?

    They finished dead last in the East last season.Now, they're playing for the Eastern title this season.Quite an about-face for a team stacked with prolific high-scoring players mixed in with some grinders and grittier types...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 824 reads 1 comments

  17. Dallas Stars' New Player: Is Fabian Brunnstrom Worth All the Hype?

    Does anyone remember Jiri Dopita?Yeah, Dopita was the 34-year-old big Czech power forward who dominated the Czech Elite League in the late 1990s, averaging over a point per game.They said he was the best player not playing in the NHL...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 848 reads 2 comments

  18. Montreal Canadiens: Canada's Team?

    No more Canadian teams left. Gear up for a long summer, because it's beent this way for the last 15 years. And what's this about a poll stating that the Montreal Canadiens are "Canada's Team"? What a crock...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 425 reads 1 comments

  19. Montreal Canadiens: Carey Price the Savior?

    Now let’s hold on for a moment here. Do the majority of sports writers in Montreal and abroad believe that Carey Price is the savior of a once-great, dynastic hockey franchise? You’ve got to be kidding me...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 2,269 reads 7 comments

  20. Stanley Cup Playoffs: War of Words Heats up For Game 3

    Smack talk.It happensThis is the playoffs.After Tom Kostopolous' sukerpunch on Kimmo Timomen in Game 2, both coaches have gotten into the act to defend their players or denounce the other teams actions...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 202 reads 1 comments

  21. Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 7: Do or Die

    Do or die. Play hard or go home.Win and you're in, lose and you're out.The basics of a Game 7. Add the seasoning of the fact that this Game 7 is between bitter Original Six rivals, then there's the sense of one tough game...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 6 years ago 946 reads 1 comments

  22. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Boston on the Brink in Montreal

    There's no better feeling than being up 3-1 in a series. Then again, there's no worse or desperate feeling than being down 3-1 in a series...

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  23. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Montreal Looks to Advance at Home

    With another day off, comes more speculation.Will the Canadiens move on? Will the series shift back to Boston? Who's in and who's out?After splitting the games in Boston, ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 6 years ago 771 reads 1 comments

  24. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Montreal Takes Strangle Hold

    Carey Price couldn't have played better...seriously.Price became the first rookie Montreal goalie to record a playoff shutout since Patrick Roy in 1986 as the Montreal Canadiens put the strangle hold on the Bruins in the best-of-seven series...

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  25. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Montreal Looks to Recover in Game Four

    There's nothing like a home crowd and a playoff game than to turn everything around in a series.Tell that to the winner of every game thus far in this best-of-seven series...

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