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Big Hit, Early Ugliness Leads to Habs Loss in New York

If you were to take a quick glance at the box score from tonight's tilt at Madison Square Garden, you would probably have to assume that the New York Rangers had their way with the Montreal Canadiens. 5-3, heavy advantage in powerplays, faceoffs,  and (especially early) in shots, everything on paper screamed out that this was the Rangers' game.

But of course, stats can sometimes be misleading. You see, despite a relatively horrendous first period, for many reasons, the Montreal Canadiens may have actually been the better team on the ice tonight.

The chances definitely went in the Canadiens' favor, as did the hits and the sho...

Les Partisans Are Happy - For One Night

Philadelphia Flyers 1 Montreal Canadiens 5

It didn’t take long for Pierre Gauthier to listen to fans and the media.  Something needed to be done.  Something needed to change.  Someone needed to be held accountable for the start:  the worst start in the franchise’s history. 

So 90 minutes before the game Gauthier fired assistant coach Perry Pearn.  Pearn and coach Martin go back a long way but that relationship ended tonight and that change led to the Canadiens walking over the Flyers tonight.  That is what Gauthier would want everyone to believe!

After a long day of hearing everything from fire everybody to trade Carey Price...

Flyers Pounded In Montreal, 5-1

The Philadelphia Flyers went into Wednesday night’s game with a chance to add to the Montreal Canadiens troubles.

Montreal fired assistant coach Perry Pearn before the contest, and with a winless home record they looked ripe for the picking.

Game Day : Flyers @ Habs

The Montreal Canadiens look to end their six game losing streak tonight as they host the Philadelphia Flyers at the Bell Center.  

It seems home games are no advantage to the Habs this season, they have yet to win any of them.  Fans, media and the players themselves can't seem to stop their heads from spinning.  

There is a pile of reasons that can contribute to their lack of success, but it seems that the coaching staff is taking most of the heat.  I won't go on to much about that but take a look at what George Prax had to say about it.

The Flyers have chemistry.  What's chemistry you ask? Well, its when 3 players on a line lear...

Off-Season Rankings: The Top Six Forwards

Late last summer, I ranked, scored, and projected all the players on the Montreal Canadiens in four glorious posts, based on their prior season’s performance, and what was expected for them in 2010-11. Some players missed those expectations, others exceeded them, some were of course traded off the team.

With the new season fast approaching, it’s time, once again, to rank your Montreal Canadiens, and look at what we should expect from each of them in the new year. Today, we look at the top six forwards. We’ll then move on to the “best of the rest” of the forwards, the defense, goaltending, and finally, management and t...

On the Offensive

Turning my attention to the offensive possibilities as they stand for the Montreal Canadiens for the 2011-2012 season, I am both hopeful and optimistic.

Looking over the forwards sign, sealed, and delivered for the upcoming season, I do not see many changes. The substitution of Benoit Pouliot for Habs-killer Erik Cole is a change I was looking for and definitely an upgrade. The Habs now have a proven power forward who is not afraid to go to the net and use his size to make room on the ice for his linemates. Critics have said he requires a great front line center in order to be effective, and cite the Habs lack of one as a reason it will not work. However, I believe either Scott Gome...