Written by Rick Stephens, AllHabs.net MONTREAL, QC. — The coach’s post-game presser. Usually it’s a perfunctory exercise attended with an equal lack of enthusiasm by the media and the bench boss alike. It’s a little like having to dance with … Continue reading
I’m not one that believes that many conclusions can be drawn from one hockey game alone, but it’s safe to say that the Montreal Canadiens’ opening game on Thursday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs, which ended in a 2-0 nothing defeat, was a god-awful start, on many levels. Continue reading
It was a new season and fans were brimming with optimism. Their beloved Canadiens were full of promise — favorites Max Pacioretty and Josh Gorges were welcomed back into the fold. Erik Cole was added as the big power-forward that had been missing from the top-six for many years. Continue reading
Brutal. Just brutal.
At the conclusion of a game where the Canadiens looked like a team that will be sitting on the sidelines come April, I had this short exchange with Canadiens prospect Morgan Ellis. Continue reading
Steven Kampfer’s blind-side head-shot on Erik Cole, Yannick Weber retaliates posted to YouTube by fcmQC (stick tap to @coldsnacks) Surprisingly, Weber was the only player penalized on the play, called for interference.
Written by: Iain Carnegie, AllHabs.net MONTREAL, QC. — Sunday seems like a decade ago. Since I sat with Arpon Basu to discuss the Habs training camp, a whirlwind of events have occurred throughout the NHL. Brendan Shanahan has laid down … Continue reading
Today the anticipation was driven to a fever pitch — one mainstream reporter described the mood in the Bell Centre as a “playoff atmosphere.” Was he embellishing? No, it’s been a long summer prompting hockey-starved fans in Montreal to nod and say “That’s about right.” Continue reading