Smart, passionate and somewhat biased commentary about the Montreal Canadiens (HABS) from a lifelong fan now living in Toronto (LeafLand).
May
17
2015
STC1979

Onwards and Upwards!?

Oh well. So goes another Montreal Canadiens season without a Stanley Cup. Sigh. But in the end, it was a good season for the Habs, right? I mean, nobody here at least picked the Habs to win the Cup this year, although it would've been nice had they at least made it to the conference finals like last year. But 50 wins, 110 points and winning the Atlantic Division -- not bad. Carey Price winning the Jennings and probably both the Hart and Vezinas. That's awesome!! And don't forget about P.K. getting nominated for the Norris. Word is he won't…
May
10
2015
P.A. Parenteau gets of the shneid -- what does that mean exactly -- to score possibly the biggest goal of his career, giving the Canadiens a 2-1 victory over the Lightning. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Staying Alive! Staying Alive!

Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has said all along he likes teams with character. Well, the Canadiens have dug deep into their character reserves with two straight wins against a seemingly impossible-to-beat opponent to force game 6 after being down 3-0 in the series. The Bolts now head home to try to close out the Canadiens in their third attempt. Let's hope three isn't a charm in this case. But it won't be easy. Tampa will surely want to redeem itself in front of their home fans after the egg the team laid in game 4. [caption id="attachment_1391" align="alignleft" width="300"]…
May
03
2015
Pacioretty was named Captain of the Canadiens this year and it's up to him to lead this team, on and off the scoresheet.

Bolts Burst Habs Bubble Better Bounce Back

Score the first goal. Hey what a novel concept. It works, you know. The Canadiens get the chance to bounce back Sunday in Game 2 of their Atlantic Division series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. [caption id="attachment_1344" align="alignright" width="300"] Max Pacioretty looked more like Max the Good last game. But can he carry the Habs on his back ?[/caption] With Game 1's heartbreaking double OT loss now in the rear view mirror, the Canadiens can only hope they can build upon all the good things they did in that game, find a way to win and split the first two…