1. Montreal Canadiens' Max Pacioretty Showing Big-Time Potential

    For a kid only a year out of his college hockey days, where he played for the University of Michigan, Montreal Canadiens prospect forward Max Pacioretty is showing some big-time potential...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 320 reads 4 comments

  2. Winter Classic Too Much Of a Good Thing For The NHL?

    Outdoor hockey in the freezing elements. Now that's what hockey is really all about. Real, outdoor hockey is about watching the game and having to drink your beer fast enough so that it won't freeze over...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 124 reads 3 comments

  3. Montreal Canadiens Changing Lineup Coming Into 2009

    Already 2009 has proven to be a potential turning point for the Montreal Canadiens for the 2008-09 season, and for the future...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about over 5 years ago 807 reads 2 comments

  4. Montreal Canadiens Send Down Ryan O'Byrne—2009 Now Looks Brighter

    It should come to you as no surprise that I'm not the biggest fan of Ryan O'Byrne, even if I have defended him in the past...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 183 reads 6 comments

  5. BR Picks: Who Should Make Team Canada for the 2010 Olympics?

    With the U-20 World Junior Championships going on in the nation's capital this holiday season, it got me wondering about the upcoming Olympics in Vancouver...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 709 reads 22 comments

  6. Sharks, Red Wings Highlight Top 10 NHL Teams of 2008 Calendar Year

    The Detroit Red Wings may have captured hockey's holy grail last June, but were they really the best team in 2008? How can you judge how well a team does in a year? Could it ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 285 reads 0 comments

  7. Montreal Canadiens 2008 Year In Review

    With so many ups and downs in 2008, the Canadiens seem to have surprised many in the hockey world. Not only was it the rise to the top in the Eastern Conference or the parallel rise ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 162 reads 7 comments

  8. Mats Sundin Signs Deal With Vancouver Canucks

    After a long and laborious offseason which saw no commitment whatsoever to where he was leaning towards playing, Mats Sundin has finally made his decision. This time he's playing closer to the Pacific Ocean than the Atlantic Ocean...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 420 reads 8 comments

  9. The 2008-09 Montreal Candiens: Passionless Habs?

    Forgive me if I'm about to ruffle your feathers, but the Montreal Canadiens have not been the team that I thought they were going to be this season.I think they're missing something big—passion...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 1,184 reads 9 comments

  10. CFL Off-Season Update: Roughriders & Bombers Make Big Moves

    With the 96th Grey Cup now a distant yet visible memory, the CFL's off-season has been anything but quiet. With the latest signings, player movements, and coaching changes, here is a quick update on the goings-on around the Canadian Football League...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 198 reads 1 comments

  11. Montreal Canadiens Hit With Injury Bug Again

    Is it me or do the Montreal Canadiens always seem to get hurt around this time of year? Already without punishing defenseman Mike Komisarek, the Canadiens will be without defensive replacement ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 265 reads 8 comments

  12. Montreal Canadiens' Ryan O'Byrne Isn't All That Bad

    It's no secret that I'm not the biggest fan of Ryan O' Byrne. And it's not because of his own goal against the New York Islanders or getting deked out of his shorts by Detroit Red Wing Johan Franzen...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 301 reads 3 comments

  13. Montreal Canadiens: What's with Ryan O'Byrne, Anyway?

    Am I the only one who can't sit still whenever Ryan O'Byrne touches the puck? Am I the only one who asks every shift O'Bryne is on the ice of why he is still in Montreal? While the ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 538 reads 18 comments

  14. CFL's 96th Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders Capture Sixth Grey Cup Championship

    It was a raucous and noisy crowd of 66,308 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal Sunday night for the CFL's 96th Grey Cup, but that didn't get to Calgary Stampeders quarterback Henry Burris...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 314 reads 1 comments

  15. CFL History: How The Grey Cup Got Its Name

    Not much is known outside of Canada about the historic Canadian Football League. Despite being the 55th season of the modern Canadian professional football, it is officially the 51st season of the CFL...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 1,375 reads 2 comments

  16. Montreal Canadiens: Working Hard or Hardly Working

    It stuns me. It literally stuns me. That in their 100th season as a franchise, the most successful team in NHL history cannot decide when to show up and play and when not to...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 192 reads 7 comments

  17. CFL's 96th Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes Will Host Calgary Stampeders

    It's that time in Canada once again for the winter classic known as the Grey Cup Championship game. And for the second consecutive year, the game will be indoors...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 744 reads 2 comments

  18. Vote For Greatest Montreal Canadiens Nickname: Round Of 20

    Being it the 100th season in the history of the storied Montreal Canadiens franchise, it seems only fitting to vote on the best nicknames for those players who have made the team what it is today...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 1,608 reads 9 comments

  19. Montreal Canadiens: Who's Getting in to the All-Star Game?

    With home-team names such as Alex Kovalev, Saku Koivu, Alex Tanguay, Mike Komisarek, Andrei Markov, and Carey Price all on the 2009 NHL All-Star Game ballot this season, you'd have ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 336 reads 6 comments

  20. Kyle Chipchura of the Montreal Canadiens Faces Tough Times

    Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes work is hard. For Kyle Chipchura, even making the fourth line of the Montreal Canadiens on a regular basis is hard...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 327 reads 1 comments

  21. NHL: Hits-To-The-Head Debate Begins Again

    How many times can you ask the same question and seemingly get nowhere? That's how perhaps many fans, players, and others in the NHL feel about the recent strings of classified "head-hunting" hits...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 1,124 reads 5 comments

  22. Montreal Canadiens Netminders Already Showing Strong Strides

    Excuse me, Mr. Philly fan; you can take down that sign now. If there was any excuse for an abrupt second-round exit last spring, I don't remember it. I actually have made a point to forget it...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 410 reads 8 comments

  23. Montreal Canadiens Lose Andrei Kostitsyn On Brutal Non-Call

    Call me brash, but that hit by Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Kurt Sauer was cheap, nasty, and downright spineless. Continuing on that stream, the refs turning a blind eye to the fact that the hit ...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 732 reads 15 comments

  24. Montreal Canadiens Have The Right Mix

    Maybe it's just too early to tell, but the Montreal Canadiens seem to have the right mix to compete with the bigger, badder teams in the NHL...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 341 reads 10 comments

  25. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hope Consistency Can Last

    Where did the blue and gold come from? Forget about splitting a home-and-home with the Edmonton Eskimos. Forget how awful the seasons started. Forget the quarterback controversy between Kevin Glenn and Ryan Dinwiddie...

    Matt Eichel Written by Matt Eichel about almost 6 years ago 201 reads 0 comments