1. Montreal Canadiens Search for a 28th Captain

    Leadership is a funny thing in Montreal. You can be either a raving success and the love of the city or you can be the scapegoat and have your skates booed off of the ice shift after every shift...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 5 years ago 915 reads 15 comments

  2. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Welcome Adam "Pacman" Jones

    After head coach Mike Kelly announced that he would not be taking any more phone calls on his weekly coaches show on Winnipeg's local AM radio station CJOB, the Bombers have reportedly signed ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 5 years ago 382 reads 5 comments

  3. Montreal Has New Players and New Outlook, Same Old Goal of Winning Stanley Cup

    Every franchise that has had the dream to win a professional sports championship has had to start from the ground up...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 5 years ago 645 reads 4 comments

  4. The NHL's Demise In Phoenix: Gary Bettman's Mistake

    If provoked, no one prefers to have to swallow their pride. Not even NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. I can understand that...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 5 years ago 413 reads 4 comments

  5. A 24 Cup Perspective: Kaptain Kovy to Replace Kaptain Koivu?

    A report out of the Russian paper Sovietsky Sport says the Montreal Canadiens are considering not re-signing current and long-time serving captain Saku Koivu and then signing Alex Kovalev to a one-year deal and handing the "C" over to No...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 5 years ago 409 reads 8 comments

  6. B/R NHL Community Leaders: Second Round Picks

    If you are a NHL Community Leader and have not submitted your picks yet, make sure to add your picks to the list before long by editing this article. It's round two, and here we go...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 5 years ago 65 reads 4 comments

  7. Montreal Canadiens Centennial Season in Review

    It began with so much promise. On the heels of a first place finish in 2007-08 and the emergence of Carey Price and Alex Kovalev as leaders of the Montreal Canadiens and the arrival ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 5 years ago 192 reads 3 comments

  8. A 24 Cup Perspective: The Montreal Canadiens "Un-Bandwagon"

    Every spring, fans from all around the NHL, who may not have their favourite team in the postseason dance, may jump on what many refer to as a "bandwagon" and carry on with that team until their demise...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 5 years ago 140 reads 10 comments

  9. A 24 Cup Perspective: Montreal Canadiens Only a "Mediocre" Team

    When recapping Game One of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, the Boston Globe's Kevin Paul Dupont did not mince any words. When talking of the visiting Montreal Canadiens, he called them "an average, if not mediocre hockey team...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 5 years ago 160 reads 5 comments

  10. Yannick Weber: Montreal Canadiens Diamond in the Rough

    Hopefully, the Montreal Canadiens don't mess up, this time, with this Swiss native. After toying with Mark Streit—on forward one night and back on the blue line the next—the Canadiens eventually gave up on the Swiss blue liner...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 356 reads 4 comments

  11. Mikhail Grabovski: Out of Montreal, Paying DIvidends for Toronto

    With 46 points in 75 games in his sophomore year in Toronto, the future looks bright for Mikhail Grabovski in blue and white. Yet, the Montreal Canadiens should be happy they shipped Grabovski when they did...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 419 reads 9 comments

  12. Winnipeg Blue Bombers To Get a New Home

    Tradition can only go so far. As for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, "the house that Jack (Jacobs) built" will soon not be the home for the Blue and Gold...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 144 reads 2 comments

  13. Long Island A Formidable Task for the Montreal Canadiens

    Tonight's game in Long Island may make or break the Montreal Canadiens season. With Carey Price out with the flu and Jaroslav Halak to make his first start since a 5-2 embarrassment ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 68 reads 2 comments

  14. Montreal Canadiens' Kaptain Klutch Comes Through Again

    Who says Saku Koivu isn't the heart and soul of the Montreal Canadiens? After netting his career-tying fifth game winning goal in overtime against the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday night ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 85 reads 2 comments

  15. Montreal Canadiens: What's Up Bob Gainey's Sleeve?

    Is it me or do the Montreal Canadiens always go through the motions this time of year? Or is that the deal with all NHL teams vying for a playoff spot? This year around, the Canadiens ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 179 reads 1 comments

  16. Guy Carbonneau Says Goodbye as Inconsistency Catches Up with Montreal Canadiens

    It was only a matter of time. Besides, what do you expect when the Montreal Canadiens have only won three times on the road in the last month and a half? In the footsteps of other ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 125 reads 14 comments

  17. Bob Gainey May Be Confident in the Canadiens, but When Will it Finally Work?

    Bob Gainey got Mathieu Schneider for a reason. Right now, Schneider looks like he hasn't missed a step in Montreal. Thing is, everyone else does...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 145 reads 8 comments

  18. Montreal Canadiens Waiting for Trade Deadline

    If you're a fan of any NHL team, you want your squad to be the best it can be going into the Playoffs. As such, fans in Montreal are getting restless for Bob Gainey to make his move...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 239 reads 2 comments

  19. Montreal Canadiens Paying the Price with Halak in Net?

    Jaroslav Halak has usurped Carey Price as the "franchise goaltender" and has become the No. 1 man in Montreal. Well, at least for now...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 325 reads 0 comments

  20. Montreal Canadiens Need To Make a Move

    Am I the only person who realizes that the Montreal Canadiens need to make a move? Despite bringing in veteran defenseman Mathieu Schneider to help the defensive core as well as work on the power play, the Canadiens are still lacking...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 161 reads 2 comments

  21. Montreal Canadiens: When Are Too Many Grinders Too Much?

    Every team needs their enforcers, the grinders, and those who get under the skin of their opponents. But when is too many enforcers too much? The Montreal Canadiens have a revolving ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 235 reads 2 comments

  22. Three Moves I'd Make if I Were Canadiens GM Bob Gainey

    Note: Before I go into this article, I must admit that being the Montreal Canadiens GM may be the hardest and most pressure-packed job in the NHL. I write this with the utmost respect for Bob Gainey and the moves and the team he has built...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 335 reads 7 comments

  23. Is Mathieu Schneider What the Montreal Canadiens Need?

    Gone is two draft picks and in is a former face in the Montreal Canadiens locker room. "There were other players that looked like they may be available," was Canadiens GM Bob Gainey's comments ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 165 reads 4 comments

  24. The Rise and Fall of the Montreal Canadiens Continues

    Are Montreal Canadien fans ever going to be in for any more dynasties soon? Not likely. With the past dynastic regimes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, all, but a distant and colourful ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 334 reads 7 comments

  25. The Problem of Not Knowing Where the Bottom of the Montreal Canadiens' Barrel Is

    For not one second am I going to blame Carey Price for this slump. And why? Because, it's simple. The Montreal Canadiens have buckled under the enormous pressure to win in their centennial season...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 184 reads 8 comments