1. Bob Gainey Must Move, and Move Fast

    With the latest long term injuries to veteran centre Robert Lang, winger Guillaume Latendresse and defenseman Josh Gorges, the Canadiens players are dropping like flies...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 396 reads 5 comments

  2. Where Is the Montreal Canadiens' Captain? Koivu Still Bothered By Ankle Injury

    The Canadiens' captain last played on Dec. 11, 2008, against the Lightning. Ever since his ankle injury, Saku Koivu experienced various problems delaying his return in the Habs' uniform...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 510 reads 17 comments

  3. Waiter! A Cold Miller On Ice For The All-Star Game Please!

    With Carey Price being more and more doubtful for the All-Star game, the league will likely have to find him a replacement...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 85 reads 2 comments

  4. Maple Leafs Mid-Season Awards: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    Halfway through the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have 16 wins, 21 losses, six overtime losses for a total of only 38 points in 43 games. They sit in the 11th spot of the Eastern Conference, nine points out of a playoffs spot...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 268 reads 6 comments

  5. The Price Is Wrong for the Canadiens: Carey Without a Start in 2009

    Carey Price has yet to play in 2009, having played his last game on Dec. 30, 2008 in Tampa Bay, earning a 2-1 shootout win. Before going down with a lower-body injury, Price was having a great season, posting a 16-4-5 record with a good 2...

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  6. Michael Ryder's Resurgence with the Boston Bruins

    After a disappointing season with the Montreal Canadiens, a change of scenery was prescribed for Ryder. Bruins' GM Peter Chiarelli decided to take a chance on the unrestricted free ...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 270 reads 2 comments

  7. Bob Gainey's Potential Targets at the Trade Deadline

    During today's mid-season assessment of his team, Canadiens GM Bob Gainey made it clear that he is satisfied. But he's looking to add depth on defense, most likely a veteran defenseman with some offensive upside...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 220 reads 6 comments

  8. Max Pacioretty and Josh Gorges: Bob Gainey's Crafty Move from Two Years Ago

    On Feb. 25, 2007, the Montreal Canadiens veteran defenseman Craig Rivet and a fifth-round selection in 2008 were sent to the San Jose Sharks for young defenseman Josh Gorges and a first-round selection in 2007 (Max Pacioretty)...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 1,139 reads 3 comments

  9. The Emergence of Maxim Lapierre For The Canadiens

    Centering the Canadiens' newly-formed energy line of Guillaume Latendresse and Tom Kostopoulos, Maxim Lapierre has emerged as a pretty valuable asset for the Montreal Canadiens...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 358 reads 3 comments

  10. Brad May Leaves Ducks for Maple Leafs

    The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired enforcer Brad May from the Anaheim Ducks. In exchange, the Ducks receive a conditional sixth-round draft pick in 2010. This is Bryan Burke's first move as Leafs GM...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 183 reads 10 comments

  11. Bryan Murray and Craig Hartsburg on Their Way Out?

    One loss too many? Craig Hartsburg may well have coached his last game for the Ottawa Senators.According to the Journal de Montréal, owner Eugene Melnyk was waiting for the result ...

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  12. PK Subban Showing His Incredible Talent

    After an extraordinary World Junior Championship where he was arguably one of the best players for Canada, P.K. Subban garnered more attention from scouts, media and fans (especially the Habs' fans) than any other player in the tournament...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 726 reads 4 comments

  13. Montreal Canadiens: Why the Kostitsyn Brothers Should Stick Together

    Reunited for yesterday's match-up against the Florida Panthers, the Kostitsyn brothers, Andrei and Sergei, sparked the Habs' offense to a close 6-5 OT win over Peter DeBoer's team...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about over 5 years ago 254 reads 5 comments

  14. NHL Northeast Booms and Busts

    Just before the Christmas Holidays, now is a good time to look at the early part of the season to identify the booms and busts for the NHL Northeast Division teams...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about almost 6 years ago 90 reads 4 comments

  15. Guillaume Latendresse out of Guy Carbonneau's Dog House

    After Guillaume Latendresse was a healthy scratch for a few games in a row in early December, some Canadiens fans wondered if #84 still had a bright future in Montreal...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about almost 6 years ago 179 reads 5 comments

  16. Brian Burke's Probable Moves Before the Trade Deadline

    When he was presented to the Toronto media during his press conference, Brian Burke all but confirmed that the Leafs are officially out of the Sundin sweepstakes. “I don’t think we fit his profile as a team,” said Burke...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about almost 6 years ago 169 reads 2 comments

  17. Examining David Krejci's Unexpected Rise to Stardom for Bruins

    The Bruins' first pick in the second round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft (63rd overall), David Krecji, 22, has climbed fast on the Boston depth chart...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about almost 6 years ago 159 reads 0 comments

  18. Will Jeremy Williams Finally Stick with the Leafs?

    Williams, who scored in each of his first three NHL games, over three NHL seasons, has never been able to stick with the Maple Leafs, until now.....

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about almost 6 years ago 149 reads 1 comments

  19. Craig Hartsburg, Ottawa Senators May Soon Part Ways

    When Bryan Murray hired Craig Hartsburg this summer as the Senators' new head coach, he was pretty confident Hartsburg would turn the team around after a horrendous finish last season...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about almost 6 years ago 457 reads 8 comments

  20. NHL: Welcome Back, Vesa Toskala + The Future of Justin Pogge

    Vesa Toskala has reclaimed his role as the Leafs' top player.Similar to last season, Toskala got off to a slow start, struggling to provide his team with solid goaltending...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about almost 6 years ago 52 reads 1 comments

  21. Yannick Weber: A Diamond in the Rough or a One-Dimensional Player?

    Yannick Weber, a pleasant surprise during the recent Montreal Canadiens' training camp, was quite disappointed when he learned that he had not made the team...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about almost 6 years ago 167 reads 5 comments

  22. Habs Need to Find a Power Play Specialist and Soon!

    I guess a lot of fans in Montreal now miss Mark Streit after his departure via free agency to Long Island.Montreal had last year’s number one power play in the NHL, but they are now sitting 29th with a poor 12...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about almost 6 years ago 148 reads 2 comments

  23. Phil Kessel named 1st star of the week

    From NHL.com: Kessel tallied eight points (three goals, five assists) and extended his point streak to 15 games as the Bruins went 3-1-0, improving their Eastern Conference-leading record to 21-5-4...

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  24. Big Division Victory for the Leafs

    Friday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Buffalo Sabres didn't play out how I'd imagined it to...

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  25. Ryan O'Byrne, Anton Stralman: A Tale of Two Sophomores—To Jinx or Not To Jinx?

    There are two second-year defensemen playing for two different NHL teams who have seemingly put to bed any notion of professional sport's famous Sophomore Jinx. In fact, the two have played just as well as they did in their rookie campaigns...

    Fred Poulin Written by Fred Poulin about almost 6 years ago 54 reads 0 comments