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Devils’ Top 10 Draft Picks

The New Jersey Devils will be selecting first overall at the NHL Entry Draft one month from now. They’ll either add Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko to their roster, with the hopes of one becoming the next great franchise player. Let’s look back on some draft picks who’ve earned their place in Devils’ history. 10. Petr Sykora (Right Wing) Petr Sykora had a long and productive NHL career (Photo by Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE) Sykora’s NHL career spanned over 15 seasons, with eight of...
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Potential Landing Spots for Phil Kessel

The Pittsburgh Penguins had a down season by their standards, bowing out of the playoffs early after a four-game sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders. While some considered this a monumental upset, this season’s iteration of the Penguins was not quite the same force that won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. In TSN’s list of possible Trade Bait released on May 17, Phil Kessel was listed as the top offseason trade target in the league. On the surface, some may question the l...
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Is It All Well In Montreal?

from Brendan Kelly of the Montreal Gazette, How many Stanley Cups have the Montreal Canadiens won since 2011? How many times in the last eight years have they made it to the Cup final? The answers are zero and zero. With the Boston Bruins sweeping those Carolina Hurricanes “jerks” via a 4-0 pummelling Thursday night, the Habs’ archrivals are set to go the Cup final for the third time since 2011. To refresh the selective memories of delusional Habs fans, Boston won the Cup in 2011, the...
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Revisiting David Poile’s Drafts – 2005

Recently, I’ve been diving into David Poile’s draft history as general manager of the Nashville Predators. Since he’s been the franchise’s only GM, he’s been at the helm for every draft since 1998. Beginning with that first draft, I’m working forward to the present, with this installment covering the 2005 Draft. For reference, here are the drafts I’ve covered so far: 1998: Franchise’s Inaugural Draft1999: Erat Leads to Forsberg2000: Scott Hartnell and Nothing Else2001: Hamhuis and Tootoo2002:...
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Revisiting David Poile’s Drafts – 2004

Recently, I’ve been diving into David Poile’s draft history as general manager of the Nashville Predators. Since he’s been the franchise’s only GM, he’s been at the helm for every draft since 1998. Beginning with that first draft, I’m working forward to the present, with this installment covering the 2004 Draft. For reference, here are the drafts I’ve covered so far: 1998: Franchise’s Inaugural Draft1999: Erat Leads to Forsberg2000: Scott Hartnell and Nothing Else2001: Hamhuis and Tootoo2002:...
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NHL Rumors: Niemi, Pouliot, Blue Jackets, Stars, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are whispers that Antti Niemi might be headed to the KHL, Derrick Pouliot is likely leaving Vancouver, the Blue Jackets are making one final push on a couple of free agents and the plan for the Dallas Stars is becoming clearer after being booted from the NHL playoffs. Antti Niemi Leaving for KHL? The Finnish newspaper Satakunnan Kansa is reporting that Niemi will join Jokerit for next season. He is under contract until July 1, 2019, but most reports ar...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Vancouver, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, New York Rangers, Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, Peters, Lindgren, Columbus Blue Jackets


Canadiens and Canadiennes in uproar as student paper takes stand on gender

A publication at the Université du Québec is ceasing to favour masculine over feminine in its language – not everyone is happyThe changes were slight, though Molière probably wouldn’t have approved.Montreal Campus – the student newspaper serving Université du Québec à Montréal – announced in February that it would cease favouring the masculine over the feminine. Continue reading...
Tags: Women, Feminism, Higher Education, Universities, Languages, Quebec, Canadiens, Canadiennes, Université du Québec, Molière, Montreal Campus


Canadiens Prospect Nick Suzuki Starring in OHL Playoffs

GUELPH, Ont. — Nick Suzuki doesn’t say much. He often stays on the periphery, choosing to listen before deciding if the time’s right to make his thoughts known. The Guelph Storm centre and Montreal Canadiens prospect certainly has no such reservations on the ice — especially in what has become a memorable spring in the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. Acquired in January’s blockbuster trade with the Owen Sound Attack, Suzuki leads all of major junior hockey with 35 points in the post-sea...
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NHL News & Notes: McAvoy, Canadiens Sign Leskinen & More

In today’s News & Notes, Charlie McAvoy is set to have a hearing following an illegal check to the head, the Montreal Canadiens have signed Otto Leskinen and the Calgary Flames have signed Carl-Johan Lerby. Related: NHL News & Notes: Babcock, Holland, Therrien & More McAvoy to Have Hearing With Department of Player Safety The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has summoned McAvoy for a hearing following an illegal check to the head of Columbus Blue Jackets’ forward Josh Anderson. McAvo...
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NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Oilers, Peguins, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on the Montreal Canadiens and their search for some goaltending help, the Edmonton Oilers have landed their man, and there is plenty of speculation surrounding P.K. Subban and Evgeni Malkin. Montreal Canadiens Looking for Reliable Backup Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports that Montreal Canadiens backup goaltender Antti Niemi has already been informed he won’t be back next season with the team. He’ll need to find a spot and the Canadiens will...
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NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Oilers, Penguins, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on the Montreal Canadiens and their search for some goaltending help, the Edmonton Oilers have landed their man, and there is plenty of speculation surrounding P.K. Subban and Evgeni Malkin. Montreal Canadiens Looking for Reliable Backup Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports that Montreal Canadiens backup goaltender Antti Niemi has already been informed he won’t be back next season with the team. He’ll need to find a spot and the Canadiens will...
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Habs’ Prospect Jordan Harris: Off the Radar With Great Potential

The Montreal Canadiens have not had the best luck the past two seasons, but that could change sooner than expected with the team lining up fresh new talent in the draft. With the 71st overall pick in last year’s entry draft, they chose 5-foot-11, 179-pound defenseman Jordan Harris. Harris is a native of Haverhill, Massachusetts, a suburb located north of downtown Boston. Prep League Draft Pick Prior to being drafted by the Canadiens, Harris played three seasons at Kimball Union Ac...
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Canucks Calling: Carey Price, Please Come Home

My first caveat is that I have heard no rumors about the mega-talented Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price coming home to British Columbia to play for the Vancouver Canucks. Nor do I think such a possibility might happen. In fact, given the current rebuild the Canucks are working through – which I applaud – I don’t even think, from a team point of view, what I’m suggesting is a good idea. Goaltender Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Ima...
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Revisiting David Poile’s Drafts – 2003

Recently, I’ve been diving into David Poile’s draft history as general manager of the Nashville Predators. Since he’s been the franchise’s only GM, he’s been at the helm for every draft since 1998. Beginning with that first draft, I’m working forward to the present, with this installment covering the 2003 Draft. For reference, here are the drafts I’ve covered so far: 1998: Franchise’s Inaugural Draft1999: Erat Leads to Forsberg2000: Scott Hartnell and Nothing Else2001: Hamhuis and Tootoo2002:...
Tags: Europe, Usa, London, Sweden, France, Germany, Russia, Milwaukee, Sport, Czech Republic, Austria, Canada, United States, Gm, Switzerland, Kings


Blackhawks’ Top 3 Third Overall Picks in Franchise History

For the first time since 2006, the Chicago Blackhawks have the third overall pick at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. After missing the playoffs for the second year in a row, the timing could not be better for the Blackhawks to draft an all-star player for the future. Luckily, the organization has a history of doing well with third overall draft picks. Here are three of the best third overall draft picks in Blackhawks history and some of their career highlights. Eddie Olczyk Eddie Olczyk, a ...
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NHL News & Notes: Drouin, McCleod, Veleno & More

In today’s News & Notes, Jonathan Drouin has had surgery on his nose, the Edmonton Oilers have signed Ryan McLeod, the Detroit Red Wings have signed Joe Veleno & the Boston Bruins have extended Anton Blidh. Related: NHL News & Notes: Nedeljkovic, Ferraro & More Drouin Has Nose Surgery The Montreal Canadiens announced Wednesday that Drouin underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a previously fractured nose. The surgery was performed by Dr. Mirko Gilardano in Montreal and is being classifi...
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NHL News & Notes: Drouin, McLeod, Veleno & More

In today’s News & Notes, Jonathan Drouin has had surgery on his nose, the Edmonton Oilers have signed Ryan McLeod, the Detroit Red Wings have signed Joe Veleno & the Boston Bruins have extended Anton Blidh. Related: NHL News & Notes: Nedeljkovic, Ferraro & More Drouin Has Nose Surgery The Montreal Canadiens announced Wednesday that Drouin underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a previously fractured nose. The surgery was performed by Dr. Mirko Gilardano in Montreal and is being classifi...
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Bruins Thrive Through ‘War of Words’

In a matter of five seconds and with just 22 words, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Brandon Dubinsky may very well have provided the Boston Bruins with the push needed to go all the way. Following Columbus’ 3-2 double-overtime victory on Saturday evening at TD Garden in Boston, which evened the teams’ Eastern Conference Semifinal 1-1, the 11-year NHL veteran took a shot at the home crowd, which he clearly doesn’t feel compares to those at Nationwide Arena. Facts are facts, I suppose. ...
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Big Boy Targets For The Montreal Canadiens

from Brendan Kelly of the Montreal Gazette, ...I’m now hearing the Habs will go all-out trying to snare Artemi Panarin come July 1. Of course there are no guarantees they’ll be able to sign the Russian 27-year-old who had 28 goals and 87 points with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He is rocking it in these playoffs, with four goals and nine points in six games, and many are betting he’ll end up with his old coach Joel Quenneville down in Sunrise, Fla. Panarin enjoyed immediate ...
Tags: Sport, NHL, AAA, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Canadiens, Joel Quenneville, Columbus Blue Jackets, Artemi Panarin, Habs, Quenneville, The Montreal Canadiens, Duchene, Bergevin, Brendan Kelly of the Montreal Gazette, Sunrise Fla Panarin


Penguins’ 13 Seasons of Playoff Memories: Round 2

The Pittsburgh Penguins hold the longest active streak for consecutive playoff appearances in the NHL with 13 seasons under their belt. Though they failed to advance to the second round in the 2019 Postseason – as did other favored teams like the Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Vegas Golden Knights – there have been plenty of other memorable Eastern Conference semifinals moments for the Penguins during their streak. That's a wrap for the 2018.19 season.More from Locker Cl...
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Canadiens’ Kotkaniemi Has Some Serious Potential

In 2018, the Montreal Canadiens were given the third overall pick in the NHL Draft, their highest pick since 2012 when the team selected offensive forward Alex Galchenyuk with the same pick. Last year’s draft featured a strong pool of prospects including Rasmus Dahlin, Andrei Svechnikov, Brady Tkachuk, Filip Zadina, Quinn Hughes and Barrett Hayton. One of the most promising of these prospects is Finnish center Jesperi Kotkaniemi, who had an impressive rookie season with the Canadiens. ...
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Canadiens’ Free Agent Targets

The Montreal Canadiens are coming off a season in which they put up 96 points and still did not qualify for the playoffs. Adding insult to injury, was seeing the Columbus Blue Jackets sweep the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round. However, one of the Canadiens’ key flaws was that their goal differential, which was not at the same level as the teams that did qualify for the post-season. To put it in perspective, the Canadiens finished with a +13 goal differential, while the Blue Jackets double...
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NHL Rumors: Marner, Trouba, Karlsson, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, most of the NHL rumor talk surrounds Mitch Marner and what the Toronto Maple Leafs plan to do while trying to negotiate a new deal with their prized RFA. There are more updates on Jacob Trouba and the Winnipeg Jets and what kind of money are the Golden Knights looking at having to spend on William Karlsson? He wants a long-term deal. Marner Negotiations Needs to Move Quickly Toronto won’t do with Marner what they did with William Nylander. Based upon comme...
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It’s Different, But Canes/Islanders Should Be Good

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Bruins and Canadiens at The Forum, this isn’t, but that’s all right, too, because nothing says the second round of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs quite like Islanders, Hurricanes and Brooklyn. “The door is wide open,” Mat Barzal told The Post following Thursday’s practice. “You see big teams like Tampa and Calgary go down, now Washington and Pittsburgh are both out, but we’re still here. “The further we go, the further we want to go. Winning ...
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7 Highly Questionable HHOF Selections

written by: BY BILL SCHOENINGER Founded in 1943, the Hockey Hall of Fame has inducted 381 players, coaches, executives, and officials for their tremendous contributions to the sport. While they all have left their mark on the game in various ways, some have accomplished more than others. Over the past few years, the committee inducted some players that have sparked a lot of debate. Many (myself included) believe they belong in the “Hall of Very Good” and not the Hall of Fame. W...
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NHL News & Notes: Thompson, Hyman & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Montreal Canadiens have signed Nate Thompson to an extension, Zach Hyman is set to undergo ACL surgery and Joe Pavelski is day-to-day. Thompson Signs Contract Extension While the last eight teams in the NHL are preparing for the second round of the playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens are one of the teams tending to offseason business a little bit early. They’d continue that Thursday when they signed the 34-year-old Thompson to a one-year deal worth $1 million fo...
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Pool Outlook for Montreal

The Montreal Canadiens almost made that miraculous comeback to the post-season in 2019, being right there in the last few days of the season, but some poor stretches midway through the season kept them out of a lot of the tie-breaking situations, but ultimately, that didn't matter too much, as they were 2 points short of Columbus for that last wild card spot in the east.  Given that this team [Author: opiatedsherpa]
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Kotkaniemi Undergoes Knee Surgery

The Montreal Canadiens announced Tuesday that rookie forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi has undergone successful arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday to repair a chronic, minor injury in his left knee, The surgery was performed by Dr. Thierry Pauyo in Montreal. MEDICAL UPDATE: Jesperi Kotkaniemi underwent arthroscopic knee surgery.DETAILS ➡️ https://t.co/8Phv2D3LlZ#GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 23, 2019 ‘With regards to Jesperi, it was a chronic, minor injury that did not...
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Hope for Habs Fans Comes From Poehling & Others

Montreal Canadiens fans have had little to cheer about lately, as their beloved Habs have failed to reach the playoffs in each of the last two seasons. In the 2018 offseason, general manager Marc Bergevin made some trade acquisitions that seemingly helped the Habs improve their season point total by 25 points. His biggest move came in acquiring Max Domi from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk, and it has paid off extremely well. Domi, the son of former Toronto Maple Lea...
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Will Canada’s Stanley Cup Drought Continue?

Whether you call it a drought, a curse, or by some other name (I personally call it the Bettman curse, as it almost perfectly coincides with Gary Bettman’s tenure as NHL commissioner), Canada hasn’t had a Stanley Cup Champion for a very long time. Sadly, 26 years might not be long enough to turn things around. Related: Longest Stanley Cup Droughts With both the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets eliminated, it’s now beginning to look like Canada’s rather unfortunate streak will continue beyo...
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