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Links: Is Brett Stapley following Jakes Evans’s footsteps?

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-04-03

Photo by Bill Wippert/NCAA Photos via Getty Images In today’s links, Ben Chiarot discusses what it means to be a Canadien and what it’ll take to have more success as a team, looking at ten unanswered questions for next season, and recalling a time when Guy Lafleur ruled the NHL. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Could Brett Stapley follow Jake Evans’s path? [RDS |

Canadiens Prospect Jordan Harris is Making a Statement

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-04-02

It has been a big last four months for Jordan Harris. From representing the USA at the World Junior Championships (WJC) in the Czech Republic, to scoring the game-winning goal in the Beanpot in Double OT to give the Northeastern Huskies their third Beanpot championship in a row, he’s had quite the junior year. Harris said the Beanpot goal is something that will stand out to him for a while. Double Overtime Power Play Goal! Jordan Harris wins it for Northeastern for a back-to-back-to-back Beanpot Championships! The Habs prospect with great movement attacking the middle and changing the angle from out

Q&A Part 2: Canadiens’ Ben Chiarot dishes on teammates Weber, Price

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2020-04-02

MONTREAL—It’s important to pick up where we left off in Part 1 of this two-part interview with Ben Chiarot, because it best serves to explain how our telephone conversation last Friday shifted from one about his breakthrough year to a broader talk about the Montreal Canadiens’ season, his teammates, and what the future holds. “Even for our last game of the year, we played Nashville at home and it was Game 70 of the season, and still putting on the red Habs jersey gave m

Jesse Ylönen: ‘There were teams asking me to stay for the playoffs in Liiga, but I wanted to go to Laval’

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-04-02

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Jesse Ylönen speaks about the decision to come to Laval, and the biggest summer of his career. Jesse Ylönen joined Habsent Minded to reflect on his season in Liiga, and the finish that took him to Laval at the end of the season. There were other Finnish teams that asked for Ylönen to spend the playoffs with them on a loan, but Ylönen wanted to go to Laval and get the North American experience. With this being the most important summer of Ylönen’s career (so far), Ylönen was on his way back from an individual rollerskating session when we speak to him in his car. Ylönen thinks that his father — former NHLer Juha Ylönen — will benefit his training this summ

Why Jordan Harris made the right decision to stay in the NCAA

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-04-02

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The prospect could have turned pro for the 2020-21 season, but his long-term outlook will be improved by another year at Northeastern. In an in-depth interview with Jim Madigan, Northeastern University’s head coach, Eric Engels confirmed the return of Jordan Harris to college hockey for a final season. The defenceman made the right choice. As maturity has been heralded as one of his main qualities by many (including Madigan in the interview) it feels like Harris has been with Northeastern University for years now. In reality,

Links: Ben Chiarot reflects on his growth in Montreal

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-04-02

Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports Here are your daily links, including Ben Chiarot on family and hockey, Brendan Gallagher’s latest social media exploits, and more Montreal Canadiens news and notes Ben Chiarot reflected on his growth with the Habs and how he’s spending time with his family. [Sportsnet] The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation is donating $1.1 million to community organizations. [

Looking Back: Former Canadiens at Winter Olympics

Source: All Habs Hockey Magazine
Date: 2020-04-02

Former Canadiens Who Played in the Last Winter Olympics 2018, Raphael Diaz, Switzerland, James Wisniewski, United States, Jiri Sekac, Czech Republic The last edition of Winter Olympics happened in 2018, in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 9 to 25. The men’s ice hockey team gold medal was won by the Russian national team, which competed […]

Today in Hockey History: April 1

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-04-01

As we await a decision on whether or not the 2019-20 NHL season will continue or not, 101 years ago today, the Stanley Cup was not awarded under very similar circumstances. Also, one of the best players of the 1980s started a historic streak on this date and one of the toughest guys to ever play in the National Hockey League is celebrating a birthday. Stanley Cup Final Cancelled During Epidemic In a scenario that is starting to sound very familiar, on April 1, 1919, the sixth and final game of the Stanley Cup Final was canceled because of an influenza epidemic. The series was a rematch of the 1917 Stanley Cup Final between the NHL champion Montreal Canadiens and the Seattle Metropolitans of the Pacific Coast Hockey League. The Metropolitans won Games 1 and 3 before Game 4 was considered a tie after no goals scored through two overtime periods. The Canadiens won Game 5 in ove

Q&A: Canadiens’ Ben Chiarot on taking advantage of opportunity in Montreal

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2020-04-01

MONTREAL — When I caught up with Ben Chiarot on Friday, he had just returned home from his daily walk with his wife Jacqueline, daughter Emmerson and dog Bailey. “Highlight of my days,” the 28-year-old Montreal Canadiens defenceman said from his Waterloo, Ont., home. Chiarot’s nights have been occupied by Sportsnet’s rewind broadcasts. One, in particular, had him on the edge of his seat. “They were showing Game 7, Toronto-Detroit, from the first round of the 1993 playoffs,” he said. “Nikolai Borschevsky scored the overtime winner. I think it was (Nicklas) Lidstrom’s rookie season. Th

Report Card: Frederik Dichow needs to become more even in his performance

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-04-01

The goaltender had some quality games, but a large number of poor outings as well. It was a season of up and downs for Frederik Dichow, the Danish goalkeeper whom Montreal Canadiens drafted last summer. He stood on his head some games and let in a few easy ones in others. He didn’t get to play much in the World Junior Division IA Championship where Denmark played to requalify for the main event, but on the other hand he did get an opportunity to experience the SHL when he was called up to Malmö’s A team, as a backup, for two games. Malmö’s general manager, Patrik Sylvegård, said to Eyes On The Prize in December that “We are considering Dichow as a backup goalie in SHL next season,

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