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Desjardins is Shipped Out — Aren’t We Going a Little Overboard?

Desjardins is Shipped Out — Aren’t We Going a Little Overboard?

by Rick Stephens, AllHabs.net MONTREAL, QC — Am I really writing about this topic? Honestly, I feel compelled to do so by some of the bizarre things I’ve heard and read. Hamilton Bulldogs goaltender Cedrick Desjardins was traded by Pierre … Continue reading

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Canadiens Press Release: Cedrick Desjardins traded to Tampa Bay

Canadiens Press Release: Cedrick Desjardins traded to Tampa Bay

Carey, meet Karri. While Carey Price celebrates his 23rd birthday, Pierre Gauthier added Karri Ramo to the Canadiens organization in a deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Cedrick Desjardins is the newest member of Steve Yzerman’s stable of former Canadiens. … Continue reading

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All Habs is Growing!

All Habs is Growing!

by Rick Stephens, AllHabs.net MONTREAL, QC — Habs fans anxiously wait for news of Carey Price signing on the dotted line, the announcement of a Canadiens captain, and the debut of Mario Tremblay on RDS. Well, two out of three, … Continue reading

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Hockey, Habs and Twitter

Hockey, Habs and Twitter

Habs Tweetup avatar posted by Rocket All Habs In my last article I talked about two different ways of assessing the strength of fanbases in sport. As you might expect fans of the Montreal Canadiens are in the top three … Continue reading

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Ranking the Best Fans by Traditional and New Media Metrics

Ranking the Best Fans by Traditional and New Media Metrics

by Rick Stephens, AllHabs.net MONTREAL, QC — This week Forbes magazine released their report titled “America’s Best Sports Fans.” It’s an interesting title for the piece given that the fans of the Montreal Canadiens are ranked No. 11. That’s you! … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Calm About the Carey Price Negotiations, for Now

Let’s Be Calm About the Carey Price Negotiations, for Now

by Rick Stephens, AllHabs.net MONTREAL, QC — I am asked everyday, “Why hasn’t Carey Price signed yet?” At this point, I should just press play, and let the well-rehearsed answer spill out. But I realize that passionate Habs fans are … Continue reading

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Does Cunneyworth’s Hiring Signal a New Direction?

Does Cunneyworth’s Hiring Signal a New Direction?

by Rick Stephens, AllHabs.net MONTREAL, QC — This week the Canadiens hired Randy Cunneyworth to become the next head coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs. Cunneyworth played more than 900 games in the NHL and wore the captain ‘C’. The same … Continue reading

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Crisis in the "Q": A Study of Quebec-born NHL players

Crisis in the "Q": A Study of Quebec-born NHL players

I’m pleased to introduce a new contributor to All Habs. Over the past season, I have come to know HabsWatch through Twitter. You will find his blog here. I respect his work a great deal and we often find ourselves … Continue reading

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Where Do You Stand in the Carey Price Debate?

Where Do You Stand in the Carey Price Debate?

by Rick Stephens, AllHabs.net MONTREAL, QC — Mention the name Carey Price to a group of Habs fans. More often than not, you will get either an angry response, or one filled with anxiety. Is it deserved? Really? I honestly … Continue reading

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Habs Hire Pierre Allard as Strength and Conditioning Coach

Habs Hire Pierre Allard as Strength and Conditioning Coach

by Rick Stephens, AllHabs.net MONTREAL, QC — The Montreal Canadiens have hired Pierre Allard as their strength and conditioning coach. Allard, who has a B.Sc. degree from the University of Montreal in kinesiology, replaces Lorne Goldenberg who was dismissed after … Continue reading

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