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Montreal Canadiens July Development Camp: Day 3

July 8th, 2010
posted by Rocket All Habs It's the second full day of July's development camp. Yesterday, I reported that Alexander Avtsin did not participate in many of the drills and left practise early. He didn't appear at all on Day 3 but there was ...

Opening Days for Habs’ Development Camp, Part II

July 7th, 2010
The humdidex reading in Montreal was 34 degrees Celsius at 8:00 a.m. Even though I already had a good reason to head to the Complexe Sportif Bell, the heat adds another. Sure, it's been a decade since we have had a decent heatwave, but we do like ...

Pierre Gauthier: How You Like Me Now?

July 7th, 2010
On the walls of the media hallway at the Complexe Sportif Bell are large individually framed posters of each Canadiens player on the roster. Two of the spots, formerly belonging to Jaroslav Halak and Sergei Kostitsyn, contain a simple Canadiens logo now. Changes are underway as General Manager ...

Sergei Kostitsyn is Moved, So What Went Wrong?

June 29th, 2010
This past December, New England Patriots receiver (and part-time bad boy) Randy Moss, defensive end Derrick Burgess, and linebackers Adalius Thomas and Gary Guyton were sent home for the day for being late for a team meeting. When asked about disciplinary measures coach Bill Belichick said, "Anything that ...

2010 NHL Draft: But Guys, How Well Do They Play Hockey?

June 28th, 2010
posted by Rocket All Habs Jarred Tinordi, the 17-year-old intimidating defenseman with NHL bloodlines, is now a member of the Montreal Canadiens' organization. Canadiens' GM Pierre Gauthier was impressed enough to pay handsomely to move up in the draft to get him. ...

NHL Draft 2010: Habs Make a Bold Move to Land a Big Catch, Jarred Tinordi

June 25th, 2010
posted by Rocket All Habs The Hockey News ranked Memorial Cup winning defenseman Cam Fowler No. 3 in their pre-draft rankings. Fowler was selected 12th by the Anaheim Ducks. Some services suggested that Brandon Gormley was the best defenseman in the draft. He was ranked ...

All Habs 2010 NHL Amateur Draft Kit

June 25th, 2010
The 2010 NHL amateur draft is upon us. All Habs wants to help you get ready, starting with a brief overview, player previews, and prospects currently in the system. It's fair to say that Bob Gainey and Trevor Timmins have done a very good job re-stocking the Canadiens ...

Montreal Canadiens’ 2009 Draft Pick of Louis Leblanc Revisited: Lessons Learned?

June 24th, 2010
A few weeks ago on morning sports talk radio, the hosts were preparing for the 2010 NHL amateur draft by offering their own thoughts on the Taylor (Hall) or Tyler (Seguin) choice. But discussion quickly moved to a fond look back at the recent draft in Montreal. "Lou-eee, Lou-eee, Lou-eee" ...

Dear Diary: Worst. Trade. Ever. (Satire)

June 18th, 2010
posted by All Flyers Special to All Habs Dear Diary, I'm sad. Disconsolate, actually. Filled with dread. I am so heart-broken. My favorite player was traded yesterday. I'm so depressed that I haven't even updated my website today: michaelleightonisagod.com ...

Jaroslav Halak Fans Singing The Blues

June 17th, 2010
More than once today I heard the name Andrei Kovalenko. Kovalenko was nicknamed "The Russian Tank," respecting that once he parked himself in the crease, he was difficult to move. Kovalenko is now the Chairman of the KHL Players' Association. But today, Kovalenko's name was being tossed ...