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Rick Stephens

Rick is the Editor-in-Chief, lead contributor, and owner of the All Habs network of websites. His mission is to build a community of Canadiens fans who are informed, engaged and connected. He is the vision behind all four sites within the network - All Habs, Habs Tweetup, We Are Canadiens, and The Montreal Forum - and is responsible for the design and layout of each. In concert with the strong belief that "Habs fans are everywhere!", Rick is pleased that people use All Habs as a conduit to find and connect with other Habs fans worldwide. He is also proud that Habs Tweetups have allowed fans to meet in person and develop long lasting friendships.

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Latest Post: Habs Sign Forward Nikita Scherbak to Three-year Contract

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Angie Minaya

Hockey mom Angie!

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Latest Post: Calling All Hockey Moms!

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Amy

Amy is the manager and lead contributor of the Habs Tweetup website. She is a professional voice actor and is the vocal talent behind All Habs OUT LOUD. We try to overlook her fascination with the Orange & Black and take solace that she is almost equally passionate about the Canadiens. Her favourite NHL player is Martin Biron. When she's not watching hockey or traveling to a Habs Tweetup, Amy can be found watching other sports like football, baseball, and tennis. She also enjoys reading, watching movies, gardening, and performing as a bellydancer.

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Latest Post: Prospect Report: Canadiens Development Camp 2014 – Day 1

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Ainsley Smith

I am a 20 something journalism student from Vancouver BC, currently residing in Toronto. And if you're wondering, no I am not a Canuck, nor do I wear a Leafs jersey... Always have, and always will support the Montreal Canadiens! My love for journalism began at a young age. From interviewing family and friends for home videos, impromptu news bulletins for my classmates, to substituting a short video for written assignment whenever possible. My interest in broadcast journalism continued to evolve as I grew older. I take pride in being knowledgeable about the current events going on in the world, and being the person to share that information first to the public. Twitter: @ainsleysmithy

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Latest Post: Fan Focus: Angie Goes to the Draft

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Danielle LeCavalier

Danielle possède plus de 15 années d'expérience comme pigiste dans le domaine de la traduction. Grâce à une clientèle aussi diverse que fidèle, elle a acquis au fil des ans une expérience variée, que ce soit auprès d'entreprises privées, d'agences de communication, d'entreprises reliées au sport, à l'éducation, à la construction, etc. Traductrice/réviseure dynamique, elle a eu le privilège de traduire pour le site officiel des Jeux Olympiques de Londres et a collaboré à la traduction d'un livre sur les 100 ans du CH. Son équipe préférée a toujours été le Canadien de Montréal et elle adore le hockey en général.

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Dante Aralihalli

Born in downtown Montréal, Dante is a lifelong Habs fan and writer for allhabs.net

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Latest Post: All Habs Headlines: Brisebois, McCarron, Bozon, Prust, Price

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Chris

Chris G is a Montrealer and has been a Habs fan all of his life. He hosts the Habs360 podcast every Saturday at 2pm ET during the hockey season. Follow him on Twitter @chrisg1980 and for more information on the podcast follow @Habs360

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Latest Post: All Habs Mailbag: Eller, Budaj, Awards, Antichambre

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Isabella Rheault

Ancienne joueuse de tennis maintenant descriptrice amateure and writer for all_habs#canadiens A du caractere de l'energie à revendre ,est tres passionnée pour tous ce qui figure dans mes intérêts et qui aime tous les sports!#play by play #everyday

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Latest Post: Un résumé des séries du CH

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Kathy K

czechtacular (aka Kathy) is the former follower of a single team, whose interests still are and will always be number one in her book (she is the Managing Editor of All HABS, after all!) but making the jump to junior hockey in 2005 has resulted in, well, quite frankly, a mess that no one will ever be able to understand all at once. A former student of photography, history and communications, she has been to games of the NHL, AHL, QMJHL, CIS, LHJAAAQ, LNAH, and even the NWHL, and definitely doesn't intend on stopping there.

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Latest Post: Release: Habs’ Development Camp Set

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Kristina

Kristina is just like all of you, a die-hard Habs fan with an opinion on just about everything. Informed on just about every sporting event possible, Kristina is always up for a friendly discussion. You may also hear her expressing her opinion on TSN Radio 990 as she joins Simon Tsalikis and Chris Nilan on the Habs This Week Show on Saturday afternoons. She hopes you enjoy her insight and don't be afraid to hit her up on Twitter!

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Latest Post: What’s in an NHL Jersey?

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J.D. Lagrange

Habsterix is a fictional character created for the sole purpose of the internet. Based on the cartoon Asterix of Gaule, his magic potion is his passion for the Montreal Canadiens. How old is he? His close friends will tell you that he’s so old, his back goes out more than he does! He was born when Béliveau lifted the Cup and remembers the days when seeing the Habs winning was not a wish, it was an expectation. For him, writing is a hobby, not a profession. Having moved to beautiful British Columbia in 1992, he started writing mostly in French to keep up his grammar, until non-bilingual BC friends pushed him into starting his own English Blog. His wife will say that he can be stubborn, but she will be the first to recognise that he has great sense of humour. He is always happy to share with you readers his point of views on different topics, and while it is expected that people won’t always agree, respect of opinions and of others is his mission statement.

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Latest Post: Habs 7th Round Pick #207: Jake Evans

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Louise Boscardin

Louise (Lou) is a graphic designer who loves; Hockey, photography, music, movies, traveling and her pets. Her passion for hockey started in childhood watching Mighty Ducks (the cartoon), she grew up and her passion about hockey grew too. Researching about the sport she found out about Montreal Canadiens, and it was love at first sight. It took a while for her to watch a game live, but that day finally came at January 6, 2011, Habs vs Penguins. She describes it as one of the best moments of her life. The game against the Penguins was the first of 4 games she went while staying in Montreal. She loves the city, and her favorite place there is Centre Bell. Also she is the proud owner of Puck the Bunny!

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Latest Post: Puck the Bunny Predicts 2014 NHL Entry Draft: Habs 1st Round Pick

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Paulo Cerqueira

Thanks to his father's season tickets, going every Saturday night to the old Montreal Forum is where the passion for hockey, but most of all for the Habs began for young Paulo. The bond created between father, son and hockey, up in the "blues" on those wintery Saturday nights, to this day is still going strong and is still fanning the flame for the Montreal Canadiens within the Cerqueira household. Many years have passed since those days but the passion remains. Today owner of season tickets of his own, Paulo cherishes every game he can take his father to with the hope of one day soon taking his young son to his first game at the Bell Centre in order to create a new bond of grandfather, father, son and hockey...

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Latest Post: Signing Markov: The Right Price for Loyalty

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Rabita Naqvi

Just your average die hard Montreal Canadiens fan, who was raised in Toronto (GTA). She's a second year communications student at McMaster University, involved in photography and media relations. Photography is her passion, hobby and outlet to everything. She love to capture each precious moment from her iPhone to her Canon DSLR. She's previously done sports photography in high school and is now actively participating in the photo club at Mac! Currently a photojournalist for All Habs where she photograph practices and morning skates for the Hamilton Bulldogs.

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Radoslav Vavřina

Radoslav Vavřina, a full-time student at Liberec Technical College, is a member of our All Habs crew located in the Czech Republic providing readers with first-hand reports on prospects. His regular feature at our magazine is titled Czech List. Radoslav is also a European Scout / Family Advisor for Pacific4 Sports Management, Czech Scout for Future Considerations Hockey and contributor for various websites including Hockey's Future, eurohockey.com and NHLportal.cz. Back home, he's a member of the crew at the official website of the Liberec White Tigers, a Czech Extraliga team.

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Latest Post: Czech List: Interview with Daniel Pribyl [EXCLUSIVE]

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Rafael Trois de Mattos

Rafael Trois é jogador de hockey desde 1995 e já participou de diversas equipes do Rio Grande do Sul (de onde é natural). Há dois anos está radicado em Santa Catarina aonde já defendeu a equipe do Aliens de Jaraguá do Sul, sagrando-se campeão do estado em 2012. Desde 2013 defende as cores da equipe Vento Sul, de Florianópolis. Formou-se em jornalismo em 2009 e sempre que possível participa de alguma maneira no desenvolvimento do hockey.

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Reza

A Habs fan since 1992, not long after arriving in Montreal, to be awed by the team, city and country. Walking by the old Forum and attending a few matches were more than enough. Fate had him move into enemy territory (Toronto). He got his Physics degree but he eventually settled into computer-related work.

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Robert Pereira-Tomé

Robert ha sido fan de los Habs desde que tiene memoria. Comenzó su propio blog para compartir con el mundo su afición por los Canadiens. Se unió recientemente al equipo de All habs para contribuir con artículos en español. Robert has been a Habs fan for as long as he can remember. He started his own blog to share his fondness of the Habs with the world. He has recently joined the All Habs team and will contribute Spanish-language articles.

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Latest Post: Los Habs han adquirido Michael Ryder de Dallas a cambio de Erik Cole

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Erica

Long story short: After two decades of not really understanding it, Erica (aka Rookie) gave in to one of the best things about being a Montrealer: the Canadiens. She'd been a rabid TV fan for years before, which explains why she might on occasion compare hockey to TV. Hockey fans and TV fans are from two different worlds. It's an interesting line to walk, but Rookie's trying to give you the best of both worlds.

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Latest Post: Good Causes: A Chance To Win Season Tickets

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Rovena

Rovena é brasileira e carrega Montréal e o Canadiens no coração desde os nove anos. Abriu mão do seu sono para acompanhar todos os jogos ao vivo. Não vê a hora de voltar e finalmente assistir a um jogo no Centre Bell. Ainda hoje confunde as línguas./ Rovena is from Brazil and carries Montreal and the Canadiens in her heart since she was nine years old. She gave up her sleep to watch all the games live and can not wait to go back and finally see a game at the Centre Bell. Until today she mixes up the languages.

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Latest Post: Dynamites ‘A’ Take State Hockey Championship in Rio de Janeiro

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Ryan Skilton

Born and raised in Montreal, Ryan grew up a die-hard Canadiens fan. He is a sports editor and aspiring journalist who pours the passion he has for his beloved hockey team into his writing. Despite growing up in "La Belle Province" for the first 16 years of his life, Ryan is a well-travelled fan. Having lived in Philadelphia, Toronto and Chicago and visited over 10 arenas league-wide, he knows what it's like to be in the heart of enemy territory, but his loyalty to the Habs never wavers. Ryan's goal as staff writer with All Habs is to inspire and entertain while providing readers with valuable information and analysis.

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Latest Post: It’s Time for Lars Eller to Answer the Bell

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Sara A

Sara didn’t grow up in a hockey family. She has no nice stories about how she spent her childhood winters watching Hockey Night in Canada with her dad. What really happened is that one day, she decided to watch one hockey game by herself (just to see what the fuss was all about) and that was all it took. Love at first sight. A couple of years later, her passion is stronger than ever. She is currently studying communications at Université de Montréal, hoping to make it in the hockey media business one day. Artistic, expressive and meticulous, she would like to become a reporter or a video editor. When she is not watching, talking or writing about hockey, she likes to listen to music, watch one of her too many favourite tv shows and hangs out with her friends.

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Latest Post: Montreal Canadiens are Back [VIDEO]

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Sean Garland

Born and raised in Montreal, Sean Garland has been a Habs fan his entire life and has been following the National Hockey League since 1998. His favourite Canadiens over the past decades include Mark Recchi, Saku Koivu, and Alex Kovalev as well as current players Max Pacioretty, PK Subban and Carey Price. When he's not talking or watching hockey, Sean enjoys watching movies, playing sports and reading and writing.

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Latest Post: Gerard Gallant: A Significant Loss for Habs, Therrien?

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Shannon Penfound

With a passion for all things hockey, it comes as no surprise that Shannon is currently studying Sport & Exercise Psychology in hopes to further understand the benefits of physical activity on mental and physical well-being. Raised in Southwestern Ontario, now living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, this Habs fan has encountered her share of rivalries, but isn't afraid to support the bleu-blanc-rouge wherever she sets her temporary roots.

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Latest Post: A Huge Price to Pay: Canadiens’ Goalie Focused for 2014/15 Season

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Simon Servant

Étudiant en communication à l'Université de Montréal, Simon est un passionné de sports qui rêve de devenir journaliste sportif. Souvent reconnu pour ses opinions tranchées, il peut aussi faire preuve de logique et d'objectivité. Maniaque de hockey, il a toujours son mot à dire sur son équipe favorite : Les Canadiens de Montréal et n'hésite pas pour analyser ce qui se passe dans l'équipe. De plus, Simon est aussi journaliste accrédité à la couverture de l'Armada de Blainville-Boisbriand, dans la LHJMQ // Communications student at the University of Montreal, Simon is passionate about every sport and dreams of becoming a sports journalist one day. Often known for his strong opinions, he can also be logical and objective. Hockey maniac, he always has something to say about his favorite team : The Montreal Canadiens and doesn't hesitate to analyze what's happening with the team. Also, Simon is covering as a journalist the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada team in the QMJHL.

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Latest Post: Could Carey Price Become the Next Habs Captain?

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Sophie Lamote

Née à Bruxelles en Belgique, Sophie est canadienne de nationalité depuis 2 ans, et québécoise de cœur depuis plus de 10 ans. Sportive depuis sa plus tendre enfance, c’est tout naturellement qu’elle a adopté le sport national de son pays dès qu’elle a posé le pied sur le sol québécois il y a une décennie. Titulaire d’une maîtrise en communication et d’un baccalauréat en éducation physique, Sophie a une passion équivalente pour l’écriture et le hockey. Écrire sur le hockey est devenu une évidence, se consacrer aux Canadiens de Montréal, une religion.

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Steve Farnham

Born and raised in the Montreal area, Steve is an Associate Editor and Senior Writer at All Habs. Steve started playing hockey at the age of four, played as a goaltender as high as Junior AAA and was drafted to the QMJHL. When he isn’t writing about the Canadiens or twiddling with HTML code on the website, you can usually find him sharing his sarcasm on Twitter where he enjoys the never-ending hockey arguments. Steve also works as an analyst for Rogers Communications and enjoys the fact that his downtown office is only a five-minute walk from the Bell Centre. On the personal side; Animal Planet, poutine, the colour blue, the word ‘weaponized’ and Pepsi are just a few of Steve’s favourite things.

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Latest Post: GameDay: Habs vs Rangers – ECF Game 6, Lineups, Puck’s Prediction

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