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Canadiens Make 180 Degree Turn

Canadiens Make 180 Degree Turn

Written by: Iain Carnegie, AllHabs.net Remember October 9th, 2011? It was the day that the Montreal Canadiens walked into Winnipeg and spoiled the party for the Jets in their home opener. The Habs exploded for five goals, and Carey Price … Continue reading

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Flyers vs Canadiens: Crisis Averted for Now

Flyers vs Canadiens: Crisis Averted for Now

Game 9: Montreal 5 Philadelphia 1 (Bell Centre) Written by Rick Stephens, AllHabs.net MONTREAL, QC. — Some blood was spilled by Canadiens brass prior to the game. The players took care of things on the ice for the final 40 … Continue reading

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Keeping Them Honest – Jacques Martin

Keeping Them Honest – Jacques Martin

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

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Habs Season: Ready, Set, False Start

Habs Season: Ready, Set, False Start

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

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Canadiens vs Leafs: A New Season, Yet All So Familiar

Canadiens vs Leafs: A New Season, Yet All So Familiar

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

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New Arrivals Help Usher in Habs 2011-12 Season

New Arrivals Help Usher in Habs 2011-12 Season

By Stevo, AllHabs.net MONTREAL, QC. — “Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are were there yet? Are we there yet?” We all remember our parents or siblings telling us stories about how we used to scream this from … Continue reading

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Lightning vs Canadiens: Anyone Got Cheat Codes for Canadiens12?

Lightning vs Canadiens: Anyone Got Cheat Codes for Canadiens12?

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

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Video: Steven Kampfer’s Blind-side Head-shot on Erik Cole

Video: Steven Kampfer’s Blind-side Head-shot on Erik Cole

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.  

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CTV’s Arpon Basu’s Pre-season Look, Part 2: “Mental Make-Up”

CTV’s Arpon Basu’s Pre-season Look, Part 2: “Mental Make-Up”

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

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Stars vs Canadiens: Not What Fans Were Waiting For

Stars vs Canadiens: Not What Fans Were Waiting For

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

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