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2019 Draft profile: Vladislav Kolyachonok’s mobility will get him to the NHL

The defenceman does many things very well, but not as consistently as he could.

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Links: Formative Experiences

Cayden Primeau's time at the Worlds was formative, at home with Brendan Gallagher, Tomas Tatar, Josh Brook, trades and signings around the league, and more in today's links.

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The Montreal Canadiens select...: Wingers who could be considered at 15th overall

Goal-scorers with a few flaws and one complete player who lost his touch could be on offer for the Habs.

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2019 Draft profile: Ilya Nikolaev has raw talent but lacks footspeed

Vision and puck skills could help Nikolaev reach the NHL with his intriguing potential.

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Monday Links & Open thread: Father’s Day Fun!

In today’s links, the only thing Nate Thompson loves more than hockey is being a father, Dad jokes, a little Dad appreciation, and more.

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2019 Draft profile: Michal Teply has size and skill, but needs to put it all together

The Czech forward is likely a pick on the draft’s second day, and has an intriguing package.

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Grade Andrew Shaw’s season

Going from injury issues to a career year landed Shaw on the trade radar.

Season Reviews

2019 Draft profile: A new style of teaching paid off for Robert Mastrosimone

After becoming one of the team’s go-to skaters, it won’t take long for the winger to hear his name during the second round.


Saturday Links & Open thread: Reminiscing, and looking ahead

In today’s links, Byron expects great things next season, Gustav Olofsson is signed, the Habs celebrate the Raptors’ victory, and more.

Canadiens sign Gustav Olofsson to one-year extension

Pending free agent returns after missing most of the season with a shoulder injury.


2019 Draft profile: Alex Turcotte could become an elite centremen

There aren’t many players who will be taken before the American in the first round.

2019 Draft profile: Alex Vlasic is one of the draft’s more polarizing players

The defenceman needs to develop, causing some disagreements when scouts try to project his future.

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Andrew Shaw is a prime candidate for inclusion in an impact trade

The versatility Shaw has shown was appreciated by Montreal’s staff, and will have drawn the attention of other teams as well.

If the Flyers have soured on Gostisbehere, Bergevin needs to strike

Players of Gostisbehere’s quality are rarely available on the trade market.

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Links: How active will Marc Bergevin be in targeting free agents?

In today’s links, looking at how Marc Bergevin will approach free agency, wondering if Matt Duchene would really fit into Montreal’s playstyle, and the St. Louis Blues finally get to host a championship parade.

2019 Draft profile: Questions linger about Arthur Kaliyev’s NHL projections

Kaliyev has feasted on Junior defence, but there are a few signs that he will be able to adapt to better competition.

Thursday Links: Cayden Primeau is taking his passion off the ice and to the water

Cayden Primeau makes saves on the ice and in the water, get your fan votes in for Price, Petry takes on water balloons, and more in today’s links

2019 Draft profile: Layton Ahac is one of the most underrated defencemen in the class

A mature defensive game and burgeroning offensive prowess make Ahac a sleeper pick in 2019.

Montreal shouldn’t trade Andrew Shaw unless the deal is right

A career year for the feisty forward has his value at its highest point, but that doesn’t mean Montreal needs to send him packing.

Wednesday Links & Open thread: Is a wind of change blowing through the Canadiens?

In today’s links, looking at the next steps for the Habs after "attitude" and "character", Shayne Gostisbehere may be a target, and one way or another, the season ends tonight.

Free Agency Target: Jake Gardiner’s defensive issues might be overblown

Contrary to his reputation, Gardiner offers steady defending with exceptional offence, and might be available at below market rate.

2019 Draft profile: Egor Afanasyev is a big winger with soft hands

His size drew a lot of attention, but a great offensive game earned him to a high spot in the rankings.

Links: Putting in the Prep Work

Nate Thompson is already hard at work, going all-in on Erik Karlsson, and more.

Andrew Shaw finally became the player Marc Bergevin thought he was acquiring

Shaw’s third season with the Canadiens was his best.

2019 Draft profile: Vladislav Firstov needs to add to his offensive talent

Good awareness, quick dangles, and an accurate shot will go to waste if the winger can’t round out his game.

Monday Links: The tricks of the trade that Ryan Poehling learned from other NHLers

In today’s links, what Poehling learned by watching other NHLers, the Canadiens’ biggest draft busts, Domi and Youppi work to cure diabetes, and more.

Laval Rocket season review: Jake Evans is an NHL player in the making

One of the top rookies in the AHL battled through a scary start to his career to put together a successful first season.

2019 Draft profile: Jayden Struble could be worth waiting for

Struble won’t even attend university for another year, but the long journey could create an impact blue-liner

Sunday Links & Open thread: Phillip Danault embraces his leadership role

In today’s links, Danault is looking forward to being a mentor, Mete and Kotkaniemi’s friendship, and how to win faceoffs.

Habsent Minded: Prospects, Karlsson, and Duchene, oh my!

In this week’s episode, we talk about the Canadiens options at 15th overall, and a couple of free agency rumours.

Grade Jonathan Drouin’s season

You can’t hear Jonathan Drouin’s name without the word "consistency" attached to it.

2019 NHL Draft prospect profile: John Beecher has size and speed

The USNTDP centreman couldn’t be contained by opposing defences this season.

A three-way trade might be a solution for the Karl Alzner contract problem

Creative bookkeeping and some willing trade partners could allow for the scenario Marc Bergevin needs.


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