The joy of playoff unpredictability

One of the greatest things about sports fandom is forgetting about what you know and embracing how you feel.

The Weaver effect

All eyes are on Vanek, although Marc Bergevin's other deadline acquisition is holding his own.

A worthy candidate

Is David Desharnais a worthy Masterton nominee? Absolutely. Here's why.

In defence of the coach

A lot of us love to hate him. Here's why I don't.

How to sell hockey to women: Stop trying to

Trying to market sports with "Girl's Nights" and other gimmicks is counterproductive.

Defining a rivalry

What makes the Bruins/Habs rivalry so special? If it the hate? The blood? The playoffs? No, it's the respect for the rivalry itself.

The implications of Vanek

No, it's not a fancy stat post, just some thoughts on Thomas Vanek and what his acquisition means.

Bon voyage, Diaz

For Raphael Diaz, the trade from the Montreal Canadiens to the Vancouver Canucks represents a fresh start.

Being a Habs fan is hard

Watching the Canadiens post disappointing efforts night in and night out can take its toll on a Habs fan's sanity, and sometimes you just need to let it all out.

On teaching P.K. Subban lessons

Michel Therrien's stubborn clinging to his 'team concept' mantra is clouding his coaching and hindering the Canadiens' ability to win games.


What are your Christmas hockey wishes?

The Eyes On The Prize writers and editors share our Christmas hockey wishes, and we'd like to know yours, too.

Max's sword celebration: Much ado about nothing

Is it too much? Is it classless? Should it even matter?

Punch drunk

After his fight with Eric Boulton in Saturday's game against the Islanders, Parros was clearly hurt and needed help getting to the penalty box. Should we be worried about his health?

Reaping what you sow

After the chaos that resulted in multiple injuries and suspensions on Saturday, everyone is blaming hockey culture, but could it also be due to Bruins culture?

It finally begins

It's been a quite the wait, but the season series between the Bruins and the Canadiens finally begins tonight. And with it comes both the glorious aspects of this rivalry and the craziness of it. So, so, so much craziness.

Cleared to play, but where does he fit?

After seeing his doctor this morning, Emelin was announced fit to return to the lineup later in the week, most likely this weekend. But where does he play?

Who makes Team Canada?

The writers and editors at Eyes on the Prize got together and chose who they thought would make Team Canada for the upcoming Sochi Olympics. Who makes the cut?

Emery exposes NHL's rulebook

Following last nights gong show line brawl in Philadelphia and the lack of response from the league is it time to re adjust the rules?

Emelin's new deal - A big gamble?

Alexei Emelin hasn't even hit the ice for a game yet this season, but he was extended for big money after major surgery. That sounds like a pretty big gamble to me.

Is Maxim Lapierre a dirty player?

After Lapierre's ugly hit on Dan Boyle last night, the question of whether he's a dirty player results a sharp dichotomy of answers.

McGuire still hates Halak trade, is still wrong

After multiple people (including myself) asked Conor McKenna to bring it up with McGuire on the Drive show today, Pierre doubled down on his opinion on the Halak trade, and here is why his opinion is nonsense.

What are your favourite big hits by the Habs?

With NHL14's new physics engine for hitting getting major attention, they've asked us to write about the thrill of the big hit.

White shaves his head for solidarity

Ryan White makes his season debut tonight, but he has a whole new look, for a good reason.

Looking at the issues behind line brawls - Part 3

Breaking down the infamous Game 3 of the 2013 Montreal-Ottawa playoff series.

Looking at the issues behind line brawls - Part 2

Breaking down the rather unspectacular February 9th, 2013 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs where the Canadiens were shut out 6-0.

Looking at the issues behind line brawls - Part 1

Breaking down the infamous "Boston Beatdown" of February 9th, 2011.

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