Archive for June, 2012

Official Release: Habs Ink Alexei Emelin to a Two-year deal

| June 30, 2012 | Reply
Official Release: Habs Ink Alexei Emelin to a Two-year deal

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Saturday the signing of defenseman Alexei Emelin to a two-year contract (2012-13 and 2013-14). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Continue reading

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Evaluating Free Agents: Using Advanced Stats to Find Moneypuck Players

| June 30, 2012 | 1 Reply
Evaluating Free Agents: Using Advanced Stats to Find Moneypuck Players

UFA season is upon us, and everyone is looking for the so-called “moneypuck” players – those that make contributions directly related to winning in ways that are currently undervalued. These are the players who can play tough minutes, drive puck possession and territorial advantage, and contribute in other undervalued ways, like winning faceoffs and drawing penalties. Continue reading

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Two Minutes for Asking: July 1st Woes

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Two Minutes for Asking: July 1st Woes

by Rookie, Staff Writer, AllHabs.net MONTREAL, QC. — Welcome to Two Minutes For Asking, the All Habs Network’s new advice column for hockey fans. Please be warned that it might not always be good advice, and it might not be what you want … Continue reading

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Habs Gearing up for July 1st Flurry

| June 30, 2012 | 1 Reply
Habs Gearing up for July 1st Flurry

With the opening bell on free agent season now just about 24 hours away, this year’s crop might produce more of a flurry than a frenzy. Sure, there will be activity come Sunday afternoon, that I can guarantee you. But the names changing teams this year will be far more depth or role-playing types than stars. Continue reading

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Out of the Crease: Potential Goalies on the Move

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Out of the Crease: Potential Goalies on the Move

The last two summers have been very good for NHL goaltenders looking for work and they have gained significant ground when it comes to their salary. Antti Niemi (SJS), Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI), Pekka Rinne (NAS), Ondrej Pavelec and Jonathan Quick are the latest net minders to have found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and Habs’ Carey Price is only a few steps away from doing the same. Continue reading

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Day 2 Report from 2012 Habs Development Camp (Part 2)

| June 29, 2012 | Reply
Day 2 Report from 2012 Habs Development Camp (Part 2)

Funny that about two weeks back, the Canadiens hosted over 30 prospects in Brossard, including the team’s first selection from each of the last four NHL Entry Drafts, and nary a fan or member of the media was at the rink to watch them. And yet, the group of just 14 – much younger and thus less experienced/proven – presently taking part in the second half of the club’s Development Camp is drawing a packed house. Let’s call it the Alex Galchenyuk effect. Continue reading

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Official Release: Canadiens sign Travis Moen to a four-year contract

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Official Release: Canadiens sign Travis Moen to a four-year contract

Friday, 29.06.2012 / 5:05 PM / News Montreal Canadiens Press Release MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced friday the signing of forward Travis Moen to a four-year contract (2012-13 to 2015-16). As per club policy, financial terms … Continue reading

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Official Release: Canadiens hire Jean-Jacques Daigneault as assistant-coach

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Official Release: Canadiens hire Jean-Jacques Daigneault as assistant-coach

Friday, 29.06.2012 / 5:02 PM / News Montreal Canadiens Press Release MONTRÉAL  – Montreal Canadiens Executive vice president and general manager, Marc Bergevin, announced Friday the appointment of Jean-Jacques Daigneault as assistant coach. “I am extremely happy to welcome Jean-Jacques … Continue reading

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Galchenyuk, Ready or Not Here He Comes

| June 29, 2012 | 2 Replies
Galchenyuk, Ready or Not Here He Comes

Ultimately, the Edmonton Oilers would go down as the team that Failed for Nail this past season, but it appears that fans of the Montreal Canadiens are unbothered by this, satisfied that their team had its own secret motto, “Suck for Galchenyuk”… Continue reading

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Official Release: Canadiens sign Petteri Nokelainen and Brendon Nash to one-year contracts

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Official Release: Canadiens sign Petteri Nokelainen and Brendon Nash to one-year contracts

Friday, 29.06.2012 / 9:20 AM / News Montreal Canadiens Press Release MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the signings of forward Petteri Nokelainen and defenseman Brendon Nash to one-year contracts (2012-13). As per club policy, financial … Continue reading

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