Smart, passionate and somewhat biased commentary about the Montreal Canadiens (HABS) from a lifelong fan now living in Toronto (LeafLand).
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“Celle qui se prend en douceur.”

Has nothing to do with this post, except for making me nostalgic about watching the Habs when I was a kid… All quiet on the Montreal Canadiens front as they await the opening of the 2016-2017 season. After completing their preseason with a resounding 6-1 victoire over the Maple Leafs, the Habs have a few days of rest and practice before kicking the year off against the Buffalo Sabres in Fluffalo. Interesting enough this year marks the first time in quite a few seasons that Montreal has opened the year against someone other than the Maple…


Le Calme Before the Storm

It’s been a quiet little while for the Montreal Canadiens — and for the NHL — as summer comes to an end and things ramp up for the inaugural World Cup of Hockey and the 2016-17 season. The “big news” this week was the retirement of Scotty Gomez after 16 seasons, a Calder trophy, two Stanley Cups, and over a year without scoring a goal (a period in which he was outscored by Hal Gill). As bad as his acquisition proved to be, people forget he still had a respectable 59 points in his first season with the Habs, and…

P.K. Subban

Now What?

Now that Montreal has traded away arguably its most popular player in years, now what? Lots to talk about — it’s been awhile. I’ll get to the other stuff over the next few weeks but for now we have to talk Subban. The dust is slowly settling on the big trade GM Bergevin made last week, which left most people shocked, surprised, disgusted even. I’m not one of those people. BIG SURPRISE? I wasn’t surprised in the least Subban was traded. Is he a gifted player!? Yes. A potential cornerstone for a championship team. Great skater, big shot, but even…

He shoots, he scores?

Oh The Pain!!!

He shoots, he scores? As the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs move into their third week, like many Canadiens fans I’m left with an empty feeling because the Habs aren’t participating in the action. No heart-thumping, nerve wracking, get your popcorn ready moments that only Montreal Canadiens playoff hockey can offer. I haven’t been too motivated to write the last few months. Can you blame me? The Canadiens not making the playoffs is despicable. Despicable!! Talk about two steps back, eh? Oh the pain! Pain!!! It hurts for sure. What hurt even more was when GM Marc…

Marc Bergevin

Gong Show Habs

“Where have you gone, Joe Dimaggio…” Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin fell on his sword and now it’s up to him to turn the ship around. Take one step back to take two steps forward? Well, at least the Canadiens will get a high draft pick? Throw this season, to make a go of it next year? We didn’t have a chance without Price anyhow? Come up with whatever positives you want, but it is what is: the 2015-16 season has been a total gong show for the Habs. The latest in a season of lowlites:…