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Montreal Canadiens: Dealing with an Unexpected Rivalry

January 16th, 2011
Forget the rivalry of the Habs and Penguins game I witnessed firsthand last Wednesday, January 12th. For me the greatest rivalry I anticipated was my memories of the old Montreal Forum and how they would stand up against the newer, younger Bell Centre. I had heard ...

Montreal Canadiens: Another Edition of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

January 1st, 2011
I wanted Brian Gionta as captain of my favorite hockey team. I wrote a blog about it that even got recognized and a shout out from Habs Inside Out’s very own Mike Boone for crying out loud. Yet after dropping another stink bomb of a game versus Tampa Bay, ...

Montreal Canadiens: The Santa Baby Christmas Wish List

December 20th, 2010
In case you’ve missed it, the holiday season is nigh upon us, and while I have a whole list of things I want for myself, I also have a list of things I want for my favorite team—the Montreal Canadiens. Santa, are you paying attention? A Puck-Moving Minute-Munching Big Bodied Defenseman Ideally, the ...

Pierre Gauthier: Prone to Panic or a Man with a Plan?

December 5th, 2010
Shortly after the Montreal Canadiens made it official that defenseman Andrei Markov would miss the rest of this season, I got into a twitter debate about the trading of Jaroslav Halak. Believe it or not, this lively discussion about the Habs’ former goaltender stemmed directly from the ...

Montreal Canadiens: What Should the Habs Do to Fix the 2nd Line?

November 29th, 2010
Although the Montreal Canadiens continue to hang out at the top of their division, there’s still a situation that remains unresolved as they get ready to face some pretty tough opponents in December. I’m talking about the glaring hole that’s still evident on the second line, which ...

Scott Gomez of the Montreal Canadiens: What Is the Problem Exactly?

November 20th, 2010
So the Canadiens are about to square off with their long-time arch enemy Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at the Bell Centre, and today I’m wondering if Scott Gomez will be putting in an appearance tonight. I’m fully aware that he’ll be on the ice, but it’s gotten to the point ...

Andrei Markov and the Montreal Canadiens: What Does the Future Hold?

November 14th, 2010
After tearing an ACL in last season’s playoffs, Andrei Markov finally returned to the lineup a scant seven games ago. Last night versus the Carolina Hurricanes, the Habs' best defenseman once again went down to the ice in pain with his gloves flying off, pounding the sideboards in frustration. I can ...

Montreal Canadiens: In Defense of Head Coach Jacques Martin

November 7th, 2010
I’ve never pretended to be a fan of Canadiens head coach Jacques Martin, but there are times when I have to shake my head in wonder at the willingness of any coach to attempt to helm one of the most high-profile teams in the NHL. Right now, as I fume ...

The Montreal Canadiens Answer Some Questions Early On

October 26th, 2010
What a difference a year makes. Last season, after eight games, the Montreal Canadiens had suffered a five game losing streak and had only managed to accumulate six points. Right now the Habs are at the top of their division and tied with Tampa Bay and ...

Canadiens Head Coach Jacques Martin: Playing Favorites?

October 23rd, 2010
Outside of his hard work ethic and his ability to chill without complaint in the press box, I just don’t get Mathieu Darche. What else does he bring to the Montreal Canadiens, who re-signed him for league minimum to another year? He’s weak defensively and offensively. He’s far too slow on ...