Archive for July, 2011

Habs Preview Part II with Brian Wilde: The Room, Steel Balls, Little Girls

| July 31, 2011 | 8 Replies
Habs Preview Part II with Brian Wilde: The Room, Steel Balls, Little Girls

In this second portion of my interview with Brian Wilde of CTV Montreal (@BrianWildeCTV), I found us both digging deeper into the real meat and potatoes of the franchise. As I was completing the audio editing for the segments that are posted in the player below, it struck me just how much intangibles mean, as discussed in the first segment of this interview.

And not just to me, but Brian as well. Continue reading

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CTV’s Brian Wilde Previews Habs 2011 – 2012

| July 29, 2011 | 3 Replies
CTV’s Brian Wilde Previews Habs 2011 – 2012

It’s no secret that the Montreal Canadien fan-base is extremely passionate about their team. The vast number of blogs, forums, and websites is somewhat overwhelming. The constant stream of Habs-related conversations consistently light up my Twitter timeline.  Yes, fans love to be heard and are never short on opinion! Continue reading

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All Habs Mailbag: Letters to Chantal

| July 29, 2011 | Reply
All Habs Mailbag: Letters to Chantal

ne of my favorite hockey writers is Adam Proteau. Adam is a columnist for The Hockey News. He’s knowledgeable, hilarious, and kind of cute. In fact, I like him so much I asked him to marry me a couple of weeks ago in his weekly “Ask Adam” mailbag. Every Friday, Adam answers questions sent by hockey fans. It inspired me. I decided to do a similar exercise via twitter. Many of you sent in great questions, and I chose a few of my favorites. In no way do I proclaim myself an expert here, but I thought it would be fun to exchange ideas. Continue reading

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Name Your All-Goalie Team

| July 28, 2011 | 2 Replies
Name Your All-Goalie Team

Imagine if you were asked to put together a hockey team comprised entirely of goalies, to compete in a pick up game of hockey. Who would you name to your all-goalie team? Continue reading

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A Montrealer’s Journey to the CWHL

| July 25, 2011 | 4 Replies
A Montrealer’s Journey to the CWHL

No one can really dispute the overwhelming popularity of hockey in Canada. The six (now seven!) Canadian NHL teams sell out nearly every game of the season. During the Olympics, we expect and accept nothing less than a gold medal from the men representing our country on the ice. But over the last ten years, women’s hockey has gained popularity as well, particularly on the national stage, where Team Canada’s ladies have brought home gold in the last three Olympics. Continue reading

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Who’s This Guy? – Magnus Nygren

| July 25, 2011 | 2 Replies
Who’s This Guy? – Magnus Nygren

As seen on YouTube: I’m not Swedish, but I know a pretty sweet pass when I see one. The Specs: Selected just five picks after Archambault, the 6’1″, 192-pound Magnus Nygren is a puck-moving defenseman from Karlstad, Sweden who spent … Continue reading

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Picture-Story: The Josh Gorges Signing

| July 25, 2011 | 2 Replies
Picture-Story: The Josh Gorges Signing

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the following series of pictures will fully express my thoughts on the Josh Gorges signing. Continue reading

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Josh Gorges Contract Sparks Controversy

| July 23, 2011 | 24 Replies
Josh Gorges Contract Sparks Controversy

I know it’s a disgustingly hot evening in Montreal, but if you crack your window open just a tad, you can almost hear the whining, crying, and complaining.

At roughly 10:17 pm. EST, on Friday July 22, 2011, the Montreal Canadiens franchise announced that they had reached a pre-arbitration deal with defenseman Josh Gorges. Continue reading

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Josh Gorges Inks One-year Deal

| July 22, 2011 | Reply
Josh Gorges Inks One-year Deal

Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier announced tonight the signing of defenseman Josh Gorges to a one-year contract (2011-12). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Continue reading

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Cunneyworth, Ladouceur Promoted to Coach Habs

| July 22, 2011 | Reply
Cunneyworth, Ladouceur Promoted to Coach Habs

Cunneyworth and Ladouceur named assistant coaches in Montreal Friday, 22.07.2011 / 11:00 AM / News canadiens.com PRESS RELEASE MONTREAL — Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier announced today the appointment of Randy Cunneyworth and Randy Ladouceur as assistant coaches. “We … Continue reading

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