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Phillip Danault is filling the shoes of Tomas Plekanec

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2019-07-17

Quietly effective at both ends of the ice, Danault is filling one turtleneck-sized hole in the Canadiens’ lineup perfectly. Phillip Danault has been on quite the ride in just over three seasons as a Montreal Canadiens player. Acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in 2016, Danault originally looked to be a project of a player, with minimal NHL time and lacklustre production. None of that is what you want to see from a first-round pick, especially for a Chicago team in a cap crunch trying to squeeze a few more years out of an aging core. So Danault and a sec

Links: Keith Kinkaid’s arrival should ease Carey Price’s burden

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2019-07-17

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports In today’s links, Keith Kinkaid represents the best backup netminder that the Habs have enjoyed in years, wondering whether the Flyers finally have a quality goaltender in Carter Hart, and how much will the likes of Zach Werenski and Charlie McAvoy make next season? Montreal Canadiens news and notes Keith Kinkaid’s arrival should help the Habs manage Carey Price’s workload. [

Keith Kinkaid’s arrival should help Canadiens manage Carey Price’s load

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2019-07-16

There were a lot of numbers for the Montreal Canadiens to take into account before making their decision to give goaltender Keith Kinkaid a one-year, $1.75-million contract on July 1, but the most important one was 82. That’s the number of games Kinkaid has appeared in over the last two seasons. It was more relevant to the Canadiens that he played 41 matchups with the New Jersey Devils last season than his 15-18-6 record, disappointing 3.36 goals-against average and underwhelming .891 save percentage. Especially since they could balance those numbers against the ones he posted in 41 games a season prior, when he managed to go 26-10-3, with a 2.77 goals-against average and a .91

Canadiens Development System Needs Serious Work

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-07-16

For some teams, success can be attained from acquiring players through trades and free agency. That can work in the short-term, however, eventually teams will have to overpay to keep those players around, or see them walk in free agency as was the case with the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason. Winning for long periods of time in today’s NHL has proven difficult for some teams, given the hard salary cap and the demands of the game’s best players. Yet, elongated success can be achieved through proper development. Some teams have been able to use it to their advantage, such as the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals. The Montreal Canadiens, meanwhile, have been one of many teams that have failed to consistently produce quality talent within their organization for the past decade. Through poor drafting that’s led to a disappointing minor league system, the Canadien

Habsent Minded: Is Marc Bergevin Finnished?

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2019-07-16

After almost all of his house cleaning is done, will the Canadiens GM make another move? Before we get into the newest episode, we do have some news to share about Habsent Minded. As you could tell by your updated subscription name and Twitter handle, we have started Eyes on the Prize Radio. This will allow us to have new podcasts alongside Habsent Minded to cover all of the things that we cover on Habs Eyes on the Prize but in podcast form. Patrik Bexell will continue his PuckDrop podcast in Europe. This might mean a podcast about the Laval Rocket or specifically about women’s hockey. Nothing is set in stone and the possibilities are endless, so if you have anything you’d want to hear, let us know in the comments.

Links: Kinkaid is eager to play with Price

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2019-07-16

Kinkaid arrives in Montreal looking forward to playing with Carey Price, talking remaining free-agents, William Nylander offers to foot the bill for fans who own his jersey after changing his number, and more in today's links Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Keith Kinkaid is in Montreal and eager to get to work with Carey Price. [Twitter | Canadiens]

#ICYMI: New Habs goalie, Quebec flood zones, Laval protests

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2019-07-16

The city of Montreal must crack down on tourist rentals that cause nuisances for neighbours, the opposition at city hall said Monday. “We think that it shows a lack of willingness by the administration to deal with a very egregious situation, one that is clearly affecting different individuals’ quality of life on a nightly basis,” Ensemble Montréal leader Lionel Perez said in an interview. Full story here. Read More

Canadiens' Carey Price won't have to babysit Keith Kinkaid as backup

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2019-07-15

Carey Price made it very clear he doesn't want to have to babysit a backup goalie. Read More

What the Puck: Just how great is the Canadiens' prospects pool?

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2019-07-15

Every time anyone dares to question Quebec's Royal Family, aka the Montreal Canadiens, the rose-coloured-glasses set has one ready-made response. You say they have barely played in the playoffs for years. They say: 'Yeah but look at all these great prospects'. Read More

Woman charged with crashing NHL player's truck while impaired learns fate today

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2019-07-15

A Quebec Court judge is expected to deliver his decision Monday in the case where a young woman is charged with being impaired while behind the wheel of a pickup truck when it crashed in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and injured hockey player Zack Kassian during his brief stint with the Montreal Canadiens. Read More

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