Smart, passionate and somewhat biased commentary about the Montreal Canadiens (HABS) from a lifelong fan now living in Toronto (LeafLand).
Apr
30
2017
I don't think Max Pacioretty will start the season as a Montreal Canadien.

Painful End to a Good Season

I don’t think Max Pacioretty will start the season as a Montreal Canadien. It’s been just over a week since the Habs’ 2017 season came to a crashing end and yet, the pain and hurt of this disappointment remains — and probably will until the start of the 2017-18 campaign. Something about this year’s loss and the inability to get past the first round of the playoffs really stings, more than in other years. Maybe it’s because we’re collectively fed up with the team not truly competing to win. Maybe it’s because the best years of…

Feb
12
2017
Marc Bergevin

Habs Got the Blues

It’s a bit misleading, right!? What’s that you ask? I said, it’s a bit misleading… the Habs, in first place atop of the Atlantic division. Sure, they have 70 points and a six point lead over the never-say-die Ottawa Senators. But what’s that? The Senators have 4 games in hand? Four games…hmm, 2 times 4 equals 8. 8 plus 4 equals 12. Wait a second!? That’s right, the Senators could indeed catch us sooner than you think. That’s what’s misleading. But let’s forget about the math — never my favourite subject anyhow. Let’s talk hockey. Like the hockey our beloved…

Dec
11
2016
Happy days are here again for Max Pacioretty and the Habs.

Good Omen?

Happy days are here again for Max Pacioretty and the Habs. Getting scored on ten times in a game can’t be much fun. Scoring ten times in game, the opposite must apply. Just ask the Canadiens, who may have exorcized some demons last night in their big 10-1 win at home against the poor Colorado Avalanche last night. Remember that drubbing the Habs received at the hands of the Columbus Blue Jackets earlier this season!? A low point for sure, though this week’s news about Alex Galchenyuk might be a close second. But the Canadiens, already…

Dec
03
2016
I don't think Max Pacioretty will start the season as a Montreal Canadien.

So What if Habs Are First!?

Max Pacioretty is off to the worst offensive start to a season of his career. The Montreal Canadiens are tops in the Atlantic division. Great right? And, they’ve been tops in the NHL for most of the season (as of writing, the Rangers and Blackhawks lead them by two points, but the Habs have two games in hand on both). So far so good right? But so what!? We remember all too well what happened last year once Carey Price went down, so we know it’s MUCH too early to get ahead of ourselves. And it’s…

Oct
30
2016
Radulov and Weber have been key contributors to the Canadiens' hot start this season. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadiens Still Undefeated in Regulation

Radulov and Weber have been key contributors to the Canadiens’ hot start this season. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP) Should we be concerned? Last year the Canadiens’ blistering, record-breaking start quickly went down in a burning heap of flames once Carey Price injured his knee, followed by a succession of injuries to other key players. It was a kamikaze-style nosedive that left the team out of the playoffs. #NoExcuses This year after nine games, the Canadiens remain the only undefeated team in the NHL, after winning their seventh straight last night against the Toronto Maple…