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Skills Competition: Events, participants, and how to watch

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-01-24

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images The women take more of a starring role at the 2020 event. The formula for the skills competition has been tweaked over the years, adding technological advancement and new events. Last year some of the best women in the sport were brought in, and they provided some of the top moments of the 2019 Skills Competition. This year, they’ll take more of a starring role, playing a three-on-three tournament during the proceedings. How to watch Start time: 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PSTIn Canada: CBC, Sportsnet, Sportsnet Now (English), TVA Sports (French)In

Why idea of Canadiens trading Carey Price is unfounded, ridiculous

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2020-01-24

MONTREAL — It’s a conversation that should have ended before it even got started, but here we are anyway, because the Montreal Canadiens are trending towards missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a third consecutive season and for a fourth time in five years and Carey Price’s spotty performance has had a considerable influence on that probable outcome. We get it. When a team is 10 points out of a playoff spot with 32 games remaining, when it flounders for several seasons in a row, the demand for wholesale change rises. And no player, no matter how big a star they are, is immune from being included in that conversation.

Montreal Canadiens Legends Challenge: Pointu is the first player cut

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-01-24

Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images Last one in, first one out, Guy Lapointe’s elimination starts things off. The first day of the Montreal Canadiens Legends Challenge has come and gone with over 400 respondents braving their loyalty to the team by deciding which player to eliminate first, and it was defenceman Guy Lapointe with 18.7% of the vote. Some comments on his elimination: “Great defender and team guy. Still was never “the top dog”, and overshadowed by other great D (Orr, Park, Potvin, Robinson, Savard) of the era.” “Great player, but not great enough for this list, and left on a sour note.” “While very good, not as outstandi

Habs’ Weise plays every game like it could be his last | HI/O Bonus

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2020-01-24

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Fighting for more than the status quo has always been a part of women’s hockey

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-01-24

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports The NHL All-Star game is one of the biggest stages the women’s game has seen, but it’s a reminder of how far there is still to go. Women’s hockey is taking another step on Friday when 20 players will take part on the biggest non-Olympic stage the sport has seen. They will have the spotlight shone on them in a 3-on-3 game that is sure to be heated and entertaining. It is the latest step in women’s hockey players pushing the game forward. There is still a lot more to do. It may seem like ancient history, but it really wasn’t that long ago. There was a time when a group of women’s hockey players got together, and were led by a woman dead set on changing the conver

Trading Ilya Kovalchuk is the sensible move

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-01-24

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports There is a clock ticking for how long the Canadiens have to cash in on Ilya Kovalchuk’s renewed value. Before anything, I feel it is important to mention just how much fun watching Ilya Kovalchuk prove he can still play hockey at the highest level has been. He was a castaway from the struggling Los Angeles Kings, and the likelihood of him retiring or returning to Russia seemed stronger than him playing for any NHL team just a month ago. But the Montreal Canadiens took a $700,000 flyer on the former el

CTT: Raphaël Harvey-Pinard imposes himself

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-01-24

Getty Images The Canadiens’ overage prospect in Junior is bullying his way to his best year yet. Each week we take an in-depth look at young members of the organization while providing an overview of Montreal Canadiens prospects playing at the Junior (OHL, QMJHL, WHL, BCHL, USHL) and collegiate (NCAA) level. Rafaël Harvey-Pinard's long run to the Memorial Cup last year — and most of all, his success at the short tournament — exposed his many qualities to scouts, and led him to be selected by the Habs as a double-overager. Harvey-Pinard can, at times, finish from a distance or thread the puck through multiple bodies to connect with teammates. Those abilities will h

Friday Habs Headlines: Phillip Danault a huge asset for the Canadiens

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-01-24

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images In today’s links, looking at Danault’s value to the team, Ilya Kovalchuk’s training regimen, and analyzing the wild-card race in the Atlantic Division. Montreal Canadiens news and notes By any metric, Phillip Danault has been a huge asset for the Habs. [Montreal Gazette] Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s pugilistic perf

Stu Cowan: No matter the metrics, Danault has been huge plus for Habs

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2020-01-23

People who are into hockey analytics think the plus/minus rating is a useless statistic. Read More

The Laval Rocket are in playoff mode, and Habs fans should be, too

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-01-23

Club du Hockey Canadien Inc. Laval’s win over Syracuse puts them in playoff position heading into the All-Star break. If you’re hoping for playoff hockey later this spring, your best bet may come from a team playing a couple of steps from the Montmorency metro station in Laval. “It’s playoff hockey from now on and these points are pretty crucial,” Rocket forward Jake Evans said Wednesday night after scoring the overtime-winner in a 3-2 victory over the Syracuse Crunch. The Montreal Canadiens are quite a few points behind teams in a playoff chase and that gap is growing larger as they sit idle. Les Canadiennes, once a perennial

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