1. Max Pacioretty Hit Invites NHL to Wake Up

    As if the situation was not already boiling the pot over. Quebec's Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions has confirmed an official investigation into the Chara hit has been launched...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 3 years ago 202 reads 1 comments

  2. NHL Punishment Standards Not Up to Snuff

    Explain to me why the NHL is turning into a fulltime, million dollar, goon squad sport? Just last night, Max Pacioretty was the latest victim in a slew of career threatening injuries that have faced multiple NHL players over the past few seasons...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 3 years ago 198 reads 3 comments

  3. Atlanta Thrashers: Don Cherry Boldly Predicts Move to Winnipeg

    "I guarantee you people in Winnipeg will have a franchise." Bold words from a bold man. It shouldn't matter if you're a Don Cherry fan or not, but the man's rarely been wrong about anything...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 3 years ago 3,076 reads 4 comments

  4. Which Decade Reigns Supreme in the NHL ? The 80s Or 90s?

    The other day, I happened to blurt out a short joke about the 1980s style of hockey. I was quickly shot back at by a friend who said, "No man, the 80s are where it's at...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 3 years ago 1,759 reads 2 comments

  5. Montreal Canadiens: What Was the Greatest Goaltending Performance of All Time?

    In Montreal, it's the same old story: goaltending is how they win. It's pure fact in most instances of a championship team parading down Ste. Catherine's Street...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 3 years ago 457 reads 0 comments

  6. Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders Brawl: Rethinking Hockey

    With one of the ugliest, most gruelling games in league history behind them, the NHL decided not to act upon the 346 penalty minutes, 10 ejections, 15 fighting majors or 20 misconducts ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 3 years ago 665 reads 3 comments

  7. Montreal Canadiens: Boston Radio Attacks Montreal Journalist Following the Game

    Wednesday night marked another chapter in the long and storied history of the Montreal Canadiens-Boston Bruins rivalry. Yet, it was something said away from the game, and in the press box, that shows how much history this game made...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 3 years ago 1,458 reads 15 comments

  8. What Price Is Right? Carey Price Still Working Out Deal with Montreal

    It's a foregone conclusion that Carey Price, the former fifth-overall pick in the 2005 draft, is the go-to goalie in Montreal...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 4 years ago 818 reads 4 comments

  9. 2010 Montreal Canadiens Draft Review

    The 2010 draft crop may not be as deep as the Canadiens would like as they only picked five players in seven rounds. But the Canadiens made their their move to take the No. 22 pick and got the man they wanted in Jarred Tinordi...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 4 years ago 1,724 reads 1 comments

  10. Montreal Canadiens' 2010 NHL Draft Wish List

    A day before the draft and all the Montreal Canadiens could use is some size up front. Trading playoff hero netminder Jaroslav Halak to St...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 4 years ago 772 reads 0 comments

  11. Canadiens Goaltender Carey Price Right Man in Montreal Nets

    While many Montreal Canadiens fans will scream at general manager Pierre Gauthier for trading recent playoff hero Jaroslav Halak to the St. Louis Blues, Gauthier actually made the right decision in moving the Slovak goalie...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 4 years ago 1,010 reads 4 comments

  12. Michael Leighton: Not the Star of the NHL Conference Finals

    Enough already! I'm sorry, but Michael Leighton isn't this messiah of a goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 4 years ago 452 reads 22 comments

  13. Five Reasons Not to Be Surprised at the Eastern Conference Finals

    All I've heard these playoffs is how surprising it is to see the Montreal Canadiens play the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference Finals. Jaroslav Halak has stoned two top teams in the East...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 4 years ago 614 reads 2 comments

  14. Ineffectiveness Undoing Montreal Canadiens Cinderella Run

    There may be arguments citing the Montreal Canadiens troubles against the big bad Philadelphia Flyers, saying that the Canadiens are too small for the larger Flyers...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 4 years ago 456 reads 1 comments

  15. Philadelphia Flyer Fans Relentless In The Pursuit Of Idiocy

    You stay classy city of brotherly love. Or wait, nevermind. During a Game One that saw their beloved Flyers steamroll a lackluster Montreal Canadiens team, many members of the Canadian ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 4 years ago 1,034 reads 14 comments

  16. Five Reasons Why the Montreal Canadiens Will Bounce Back in Game 2

    It's unlikely that a team that has just upset the two most heavily favoured teams in the Eastern Conference is going to roll over and die. It just can't happen. It's a bad script for any Cinderella story...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 4 years ago 2,844 reads 10 comments

  17. Tale of Two Cinderellas: Philadelphia Flyers Meets Montreal Canadiens

    We all know the story of Cinderella right? She lives happily ever after with the prince. But what would have happened if there were two Cinderellas? I pity the prince who would have to decide...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 4 years ago 229 reads 1 comments

  18. Why The Phoenix Coyotes Will Never Succeed

    Forgive me if I'm a little passionate about this absurd matter of hockey in the desert, but please, let me elaborate. The Phoenix Coyotes are a team that have never turned a profit since their move from Winnipeg in 1996...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 4 years ago 600 reads 6 comments

  19. Mike Cammalleri Powers Montreal Canadiens Playoff Push

    If you had any doubts about Bob Gainey's offseason re-workings of the Montreal Canadiens, then you may want to think about why...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 4 years ago 790 reads 3 comments

  20. Montreal Canadiens Pull Out Game 4 Win Despite Poor Officiating

    Say what you will or believe what you may, Thursday night's victory at the Bell Centre for the home team didn't come easy...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 4 years ago 517 reads 1 comments

  21. Montreal Canadiens' Top Five Playoff Performers

    This year's Montreal Canadiens weren't even supposed to make a squeak in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, they've upset the top team in the NHL and are still on a roll...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 4 years ago 732 reads 0 comments

  22. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Overtime Periods Abound, Rivalling 1993

    Where there's extra time, there's a good time to be had. So far this post-season, the original 16 combatants of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs have waged war into an extra period 12 times through 42 games...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 4 years ago 382 reads 0 comments

  23. Gary Bettman and the Canadian Conundrum

    Enough already, Gary Bettman! Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin do not need your help to get deep in the playoffs! Wondering what the deal is? It's simple. And frustrating for all Canadian hockey fans...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 4 years ago 692 reads 25 comments

  24. Andrei Markov Declines Captaincy; Coach Jacques Martin Never Offered It

    The speculation surrounding the 28th captain of the Montreal Canadiens continues to swirl. After a story from the Montreal Gazette reported that Andrei Markov declined the captaincy offered ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 5 years ago 264 reads 0 comments

  25. Montreal Canadiens P.K. Subban Impressing Media Already

    Under the glaring microscope that is the Montreal hockey world, rarely does a player dawn a Canadiens jersey and not get criticized in one way or another. Meet P.K. Subban...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 5 years ago 1,516 reads 7 comments