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Saturday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens were not among the dozen NHL teams that reached out to Will Butcher

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2017-08-19

Your daily links, including passing on a promising prospect, the risk of relying on Carey Price, Scherbak’s parents visit Montreal, and more. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Many teams were interested in landing free-agent defenceman Will Butcher. The Canadiens weren’t one of them. [TVA Sports | Google Translate] Building around

FREE AGENCY | Are the Canadiens Serious Contenders for Will Butcher?

Source: All Habs Hockey Magazine
Date: 2017-08-18

by Matt Smith, Staff Writer/Social Media Specialist, All Habs Hockey Magazine Will Butcher, Defence, University Of Denver (NCAA) January 6, 1995 | Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA 5-10, 190 lbs. | Shoots Left Will Butcher, the 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner playing for … Continue reading →

What the Puck: Building Canadiens around Carey Price is a poor plan

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2017-08-18

It is often said that Marc Bergevin has no plan. In fact, I think I have said that very thing on more than one occasion. The other day on Twitter, hockey columnist Andrew Berkshire had mentioned that the Canadiens GM’s “plan seems random to me” and that prompted one of the best hockey tweets in recent memory. He fills his cart with the impulse buys near the cash register. We have a team full of tic tac's, batteries, and good housekeeping magazines — Scott (@SMC459) August 14, 2017   Okay, but enough humour. The reality is that Bergevin does have a plan and it has a name — Carey Price. When Bergevin signed Price to a long-term deal this summer, the Habs’ GM’s strategy was crystal clear. He’s hoping the Can

‘I thought it was best for my development’: Emerance Maschmeyer on her trade to Montreal

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2017-08-18

The goalie talks to EOTP about the trade, a budding mentorship, and what motivates her When Les Canadiennes came out of nowhere to announce that the team acquired Emerance Maschmeyer, it took the women’s hockey world by storm. As it turns out, the reasons Maschmeyer chose to come to Montreal came from an source that my surprise you. “I have Charline Labonté as a mentor and she’s a good friend of mine and so I got talking with her and it just seemed to make sense to come up to Montreal,” Maschmeyer said. Labonté and Maschmeyer played together at the 2016 World Championships in Kamloops, British Columbia where they were fighting for the starting job. Maschmeyer ended up taking the job, but a friendship was born. “I was a little bit nervous because she’s a legendary goa

Canadiens 2017 Top 25 Under 25: #6 Charlie Lindgren

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2017-08-18

The netminder makes a huge leap heading into his sophomore AHL season. Despite his accomplishments at the junior level, Charlie Lindgren was overlooked during each NHL draft he was eligible for. The Montreal Canadiens scooped him up as a free agent at the end of his 2015-16 season, perhaps as a response to yet another injury to Carey Price. Lindgren had great success in his three years in the NCAA with St. Cloud State University, but passed on his senior season to sign a two-year contract with the Canadiens on March 30, 2016. In 2012-

Friday Habs Headlines: A look at the Canadiens next year

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2017-08-18

In today’s links, Scott Walford’s French is going to come in handy, a chat with Arpon Basu, and Tavares news stokes the fires. Montreal Canadiens news and notes: Andrew Berkshire chats with the new Editor-in-Chief of The Athletic: Montreal, Arpon Basu. [Andrew Berkshire Podcast] Newly-drafted Scott Walford has been taking French immersion classes since he was nine, but never dreamed he’d have the opportunity to use it in an environment like this. [LNH.com] The NHL looks at Patrick Roy as part of its continuing series on its

Canadiens 2017 Top 25 Under 25: #7 Nikita Scherbak

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2017-08-17

A big step forward for the skilled winger this past year keeps him as one of the top prospects in the organization. Nikita Scherbak is one of the most skilled prospects to be a part of the Montreal Canadiens organization in recent years. Falling into Montreal’s lap at 26th overall in 2014, he’s yet to realize his full potential after his first two professional seasons. While he has shown stretches of being a star in the making, he has his growing pains still, which has drawn the ire of his head coach on multiple occasions. Even with his hiccups, Scherbak is growing as a player and in this last season took a major step toward being the best player possible.

FEATURE | Top Five Ways the Canadiens Better Last Season

Source: All Habs Hockey Magazine
Date: 2017-08-17

by Blain Potvin, Staff Writer, All Habs Hockey Magazine In terms of the hockey calendar, we’re figuratively sitting on New Year’s eve. Each team is ready to start fresh with their fans hoping that measures have been taken to bring … Continue reading →

Thursday Habs Headlines: Montreal Canadiens key statistics

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2017-08-17

Here are your daily links, including how the addition of a few new blue-liners could impact the Habs’ possession numbers, and a look back at the last decade of Carey Price’s career. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes The Habs’ new-look defence will determine whether they can continue to control games through puck possession. [NHL] A slew of new faces will attempt to fill the holes left by off-season departures for the Canadiens this coming season. [NHL]

How Close Are Canadiens Prospects?

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-08-17

It’s not just a matter of skill and merit that dictates when a prospect makes it to the NHL. It’s also dependent on how the rest of the roster has taken shape. Just take the Montreal Canadiens as an example. Down to the Wire The Habs officially have 22 of 23 spots filled on their roster page. Meanwhile, the widely cited ~$8.5 million in projected cap space they have has taken the Peter Holland signing into consideration, effectively pre-determining the team’s opening-night roster two months in advance.

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