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Monday Links & Open thread: Danault proved himself to be among the best centremen

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2019-04-22

In today’s links, Danault’s exceptional season put him among the best centremen in the NHL, the odds of Brook and Phoeling making the cut, remembering the Good Friday massacre of 1894, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Phillip Danault proved himself to be among the best centermen in the NHL during his exceptional 2018-19 season. [NHL] Depending on how they perform at development camp, Josh Brook and Ryan Poehling have the i

Church Leafs

Source: Dennis-Kane.com
Date: 2019-04-21

Bob Haggert, trainer for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1960s, got married in Orillia to a local girl who was the daughter of someone my grandma knew. Grandma gave me a heads up about the wedding at a church in Orillia (St. Paul’s United Church on Peter St) and I went up there and there were a whole bunch of Leafs standing outside the church talking and smoking and probably commenting on how hot the bride was. I was about 11 or 12, and I remember only Dave Keon and Red Kelly. The rest are a blur. And I swear on my mother’s grave, the next morning at my own church, Guardian Angels, Keon and his wife sa

Jack Todd: The case for optimism with the Montreal Canadiens next season

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2019-04-21

We are still bogged down in the first round of the NHL’s second season (a trek that seems almost as long as the first season) but already it seems the Habs have been on the golf course since Howie Meeker was shrieking into the mike on Hockey Night in Canada. When the Canadiens put out their 222-page season retrospective last week, it seemed like an artifact from another age. Shouldn’t Newsy Lalonde be in here somewhere? And why can’t I find the stats for Bill Durnan? Seriously, you look at the numbers for the season and two things strike you. First, this was a good team, a playoff team nine seasons out of 10. The second thing of note is that miserable power

Trading a top defensive prospect may be necessary for the Canadiens

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2019-04-21

The Canadiens have quality right-shot defencemen and a weak left side. This off-season, a move could be made to help balance them out. When one looks at the Montreal Canadiens’ depth chart, there is one weakness that jumps out, and it’s nothing new to those who follow the team: the left side of the defence is presently weak, and the pipeline offers no hint of immediate relief. Victor Mete formed a pair with Shea Weber this season, though with mixed success. Mete’s speed allowed him to backcheck effectively, and he had a good breakout game. Unfortunately, he doesn’t add much offensive

2019 Draft profile: Nikita Alexandrov flashes high-level skill

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2019-04-21

Normally looking like a run-of-the-mill responsible centre, Alexandrov will occasionally pull off a series of jaw-dropping moves. There are few German-born players in the NHL today. Two of them play for the Edmonton Oilers — Leon Draisaitl and Tobias Rieder — and there are a couple of established goalies. It is not a big draft-eligible market. But as hockey grows, so is the interest for the sport in Germany, and so is the quality of domestic leagues. Birthplace: Burgwedel, GERShoots: LeftPosition: C

Brook, Poehling have inside track on Habs roster spots | HI/O Bonus

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2019-04-21

In this bonus episode, our panelists — Gazette columnist Stu Cowan, former Canadien Chris Nilan, CBC Daybreak Montreal’s Jessica Rusnak and host Adam Susser — talk about which Canadiens prospects could earn a spot on the team next season. Related Memo to Canadiens GM: ‘Just make this team better' | HI/O Show Join the Hockey Inside/Out Facebook group Analyze This: Three key pieces that can turn Canadiens into contenders

Sunday Links & Open thread: Could the Canadiens have knocked off the Lightning?

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2019-04-21

In today’s links, wondering what might have been, catching up with prospect Scott Walford, and this year’s Vezina Trophy finalists. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Could the Canadiens have stunned the Tampa Lightning in the first round, like the Columbus Blue Jackets managed to do? [TSN 690] Prospect Scott Walford touched on his offseason plans, working with the Montreal Canadiens, and whether being in a French immersion program has made him fl

Canadiens Connection Podcast ep. 31 | Habs News, Rocket Prospects, NHL Playoffs

Source: All Habs Hockey Magazine
Date: 2019-04-20

Canadiens Connection Podcast on Rocket Sports Radio | Habs News, Rocket Prospects, NHL Playoffs, Max Domi, Christian Folin, Cayden Primeau ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | MONTREAL, QC. — Welcome to the Canadiens Connection via Rocket Sports Radio. This engaging podcast featured on All Habs Hockey Magazine connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a source they know and trust. CC […]

2019 Draft profile: Philip Tomasino plays the game at high speed

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2019-04-20

A versatile forward with great movement, Tomasino will be high on many draft boards in June. Philip Tomasino’s production with the Niagara IceDogs exploded this year. Even with a slow start to the season where he only picked up six points in 11 games, he finished the year with triple the numbers from his first year in the OHL, going from 24 points in 65 games in 2017-18 to 72 in 67 games in 2018-19 after going on a tear. With the NHL draft right around the corner, Tomasino caught the attention of the hockey world at just the right time. Birthplace: Mississauga, ON, CanadaShoots: RightPosition: RW/CHeight: 6’0”Weight: 181 lb

Alexander Romanov wins the Gagarin Cup with CSKA

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2019-04-20

The rookie didn’t see much ice, but he gained plenty of experience in one of the world’s top league’s this year. In his first professional season, Alexander Romanov won the Gagarin Cup with his team, CSKA Moscow. The Tsar didn’t play in the latter part of the playoffs, but was more than happy to celebrate in style with the teammates he played and practised with. The Prince of Moscow Kirill Kaprizov hands over the Gagarin Cup to #theTsar of Montreal Alexander Romanov #Habs

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