1. Why NHL Fans Shouldn't Abandon Ship During the Rocky Times

    In Montreal, there's a panic. In Ottawa, they're trying to get their act together. In Toronto, they've already accepted they're rebuilding. In Vancouver, the team may have found what is ailing them...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 142 reads 7 comments

  2. Alex Kovalev's Departure from Montreal Canadiens Only a Matter of Time

    It's only a matter of time before Alex Kovalev either gets dealt or he goes unsigned by the Montreal Canadiens. It might be the only way that the Canadiens can get anything kicked started when it comes to their poor play as of late...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 966 reads 7 comments

  3. Whatever Happened to Dynasties in the NHL?

    With the NHL's trade deadline only weeks away, many teams are willing to deal their future superstars and gain more firepower for that one shot at getting the Stanley Cup...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 278 reads 4 comments

  4. 2009 Toronto Blue Jays Season Preview: Gauging the Infield

    After an 86-76 finish to the 2008 campaign, 11 games back of the upstart Tampa Bay Rays, the Toronto Blue Jays are looking to their up-and-coming infield to help bring a balance to the club...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 320 reads 2 comments

  5. Does Montreal Canadiens Alex Kovalev Need a "C" To Perform?

    "If a player needs a letter to perform, well then, I've got a problem with that," was the comment from Montreal Canadiens head coach Guy Carbonneau after another 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins Sunday afternoon...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 221 reads 10 comments

  6. Montreal Canadiens' Josh Gorges the Latest Victim of Denis Gauthier

    Excuse me, but does it not seem that every time Denis Gauthier is on the ice, his brain cramps up and he does something outrageously idiotic? The one-time Drummondville Votigeur and now Los ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 305 reads 5 comments

  7. Is Jay Bouwmeester On His Way to the Montreal Canadiens?

    Please, Mr. Gainey, if you do anything this trade deadline, don't be so quick to jump on the Vincent Lecavalier bandwagon...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 177 reads 4 comments

  8. Maurice "Rocket" Richard or Guy "The Flower" Lafleur?

    Maurice Richard or Guy Lafleur? Tough pick eh? As the Centennial celebrations for the Montreal Canadiens continue during the 2008-09 season, the question comes to you, the sports fan...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 487 reads 5 comments

  9. 2009 Toronto Blue Jays Season Preview: Pitching

    Thank goodness for staff ace Roy Halladay, or the Toronto Blue Jays would be having a long 2009 campaign. After the departure of their second staff ace A.J...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 491 reads 8 comments

  10. Ryan O'Byrne Returns to Montreal Canadiens: Sign of a Trade?

    The much-maligned defenseman Ryan O'Byrne is dressed and ready to play Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning, as the Montreal Canadiens kick off the second half of their season...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 376 reads 4 comments

  11. Are the NHL All-Star Game and Montreal Canadiens Linked in Success?

    Last time the NHL's stars gathered in Montreal back on Feb. 6, 1993, the Wales Conference blew the Campbell Conference out of the water, 16-6...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 149 reads 9 comments

  12. Klutch Kaptain Kovalev Comes Through in 2009 NHL All-Star Game

    No better script could have been written, thought up, or derived than what transpired on Bell Centre ice Sunday night...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 67 reads 2 comments

  13. NHL Superskills: Alex Ovechkin the Cowboy?

    Did my eyes deceive me or did I see Alex Ovechkin try to pull off his best John Wayne impression at the NHL Superskills Competition in Montreal Saturday night? Wait, he's Russian...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 308 reads 5 comments

  14. Sidney Crosby Withdraws from All-Star Game Due to Injury

    For yet another year, the NHL All-Star Game will be without one of its biggest stars. Sidney Crosby, who currently sits second in the league in scoring with 60 points, will rest his injured knee over the All-Star break at the advice of his doctors...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 141 reads 1 comments

  15. Montreal Canadiens Send Down Kyle Chipchura and Greg Stewart To Hamilton

    After having their spot in the sunlight during the Canadiens stretch of injuries to the likes of captain Saku Koivu, Chris Higgins, and others, Montreal has re-assigned forwards Kyle Chipchura and Greg Stewart to the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 102 reads 0 comments

  16. Toronto Blue Jays: What Will It Take to Bring Back Former Glory?

    Remember that? I do, it was all too long ago. In the face of so much potential over the last five seasons, the Toronto Blue Jays have continued to wade in the pool of mired inconsistency...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 165 reads 2 comments

  17. Kaptain Kovalev Named Eastern Conference Captain; Thornton Named West Captain

    If NHL fans are not already incensed enough, now they are going to be complaining about the recent decision to name Alex Kovalev the Eastern Conference's captain...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 136 reads 10 comments

  18. Why Winnipeg Jets Fans Won't Let Go

    The Winnipeg Jets left Winnipeg over 10 years ago and yes—it is sad. But being a Winnipeger, there is one thing that can drive someone crazy and still invoke such a passion for a team that has been gone for so long...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 945 reads 6 comments

  19. Winnipeg Blue Bombers' QB Situation Is Getting Interesting

    After a disappointing season in which the Winnipeg Blue Bombers were touted to be a challenger for the 96th Grey Cup in Montreal—but came up short—the situation at the Bombers' pivotal position has grown even more interesting...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 634 reads 1 comments

  20. 2009 NHL All-Star Game Replacements

    With Detroit Red Wings All-Stars Pavel Datsyuk and Nicklas Lidstrom out of the game due to various injuries, the NHL announced San Jose Sharks captain Patrick Marleau and Dallas Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas as their replacements...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 172 reads 0 comments

  21. Canadiens-Senators: Inconsistency Nipping at Montreal's Heels

    The 3-1 and 4-2 leads weren't enough to put away the cellar-dwelling Ottawa Senators. Sound scary? It took a shootout to put the Sens, and their dark, newly made sweaters with no logo, down for the count...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 102 reads 9 comments

  22. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Milt Stegall Leaning Towards Retirement

    When it comes to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' upcoming season, it may read like this: "The more things change, the more they stay the same...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 65 reads 1 comments

  23. Is Vincent Lecavalier Heading to Montreal?

    Now that the Mats Sundin saga has finally finished, a new saga has begun as it once again involves the Montreal Canadiens...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 2,021 reads 14 comments

  24. Guy Carbonneau Heading to All-Star Game

    As if the Montreal Canadiens didn't already have enough representation at the 2009 NHL All-Star Game, now their coach will be there, too...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 64 reads 3 comments

  25. 2009 NHL All-Star Game: Starting Lineups Announced

    Once again, the NHL let the fans decide and once again, they delivered. But not without some controversy once again...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about 6 years ago 6,340 reads 22 comments