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Phillip Danault is filling the shoes of Tomas Plekanec

Quietly effective at both ends of the ice, Danault is filling one turtleneck-sized hole in the Canadiens’ lineup perfectly.

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Links: Keith Kinkaid’s arrival should ease Carey Price’s burden

In today’s links, Keith Kinkaid represents the best backup netminder that the Habs have enjoyed in years, wondering whether the Flyers finally have a quality goaltender in Carter Hart, and how much will the likes of Zach Werenski and Charlie McAvoy make next season?

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Habsent Minded: Is Marc Bergevin Finnished?

After almost all of his house cleaning is done, will the Canadiens GM make another move?

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Links: Kinkaid is eager to play with Price

Kinkaid arrives in Montreal looking forward to playing with Carey Price, talking remaining free-agents, William Nylander offers to foot the bill for fans who own his jersey after changing his number, and more in today's links

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Phillip Danault established himself with his best season to date

In a top-six role for the third straight season, Danault took another step forward.

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Links: The entrepreneurial side of Tomas Tatar

In today’s links, Tatar’s entrepreneurial side, Caufield’s love of dogs, Domi’s great advice, and more.

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Coach Björn Hellkvist: Mattias Norlinder “has the whole package”

The coach of Allsvenskan’s Modo Hockey is confident in his charge’s chances of making it to the NHL.

Grade Victor Mete’s season

After a slow start led to a short demotion to the AHL, Mete emerged as a different player.

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Links: Mikey Reilly hopes to bounce back next season

In today’s links, Reilly wants to improve, Joel Armia and Artturi Lehkonen are focused on increasing their offence, and looking back on Alex Galchenyuk’s time as a Coyote.

Thoughts on the Montreal Canadiens’ draft and development camp

Evaluating not just the players, but the decisions to pick them over other options during the draft.

Season Reviews

Montreal’s front office made quite a few moves this off-season, but will they pay off?

Marc Bergevin has been a busy man this summer, but few of those moves have affected the top of the lineup.

Submit your ballot for the 2019 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25

For the second year in a row, the prospect pool gets filled to the brim with an eventful draft.

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Victor Mete’s offensive game is about more than goals

The Canadiens defenceman creates offence, even if he’s not the one to score.

Links: Jayden Struble will miss the World Junior Summer Showcase

In today’s links, an injury at Habs development camp will force Struble out of the WJSS, the Canadiens lock up Joel Armia and Artturi Lehkonen, and looking at the best and worst contracts in the NHL.

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Artturi Lehkonen signs two-year contract extension with Canadiens

The forward was a restricted free agent.

Canadiens re-sign Joel Armia to two-year contract

Armia impressed enough in his one-year tryout to earn an extension.

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Powerless: Foundational cracks undermined the Canadiens’ power play

In the second part of our series examining the Canadiens’ power play, we review the purpose of a man advantage, how the 1-3-1 became the preferred scheme around the league, and what was wrong with the Habs’ iteration.

Investigating the ideal left side for the Canadiens’ defence

With the arrival of Ben Chiarot, where do the other LDs fit for this upcoming season?

Links: Ryan Poehling’s summer on the ice

Here are your daily links, including Poehling’s time in Da Beauty League, Max Domi’s sneaker collection, and more.

Links: Michael McNiven talks about his mentors

In today’s links, Michael McNiven talks about those who have influenced his career the most, wondering whether the Habs are good enough to make the playoffs, and the Blackhawks and Sabres swap blue chip prospects.

Habsent Minded: Walk the Laine

Is there another big move on the horizon for the Canadiens?

Analyzing Victor Mete’s role as a top-pairing defenceman

New players came and went this season, but Mete and Shea Weber found themselves back together once again.

Links: Life after the Aho offer

Marc Bergevin responds to the Hurricanes’ matching Aho's offer sheet, summer fun and awards, Cousins looking forward to a fresh start, (R)FA rumours and more in today's links

Monday Links: Cole Caufield looks to bring his strength and skills to the next level

In today’s links, Caufield looks to build on his offensive skills, Vejdemo talks about his influences, Chiarot is loving life, and more.

Sebastian Aho’s offer sheet officially matched by the Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes have taken on the deal agreed upon between Marc Bergevin and Aho’s representation.

Sunday Links & Open thread: Riley Barber sets his sights on the NHL

In today’s links, Barber’s determination, a special birthday wish, and the ongoing Marner watch in Toronto.

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The Sebastian Aho offer sheet

All the news, analysis, and opinions of the attempt to pry the centreman away from Carolina.

Grade Max Domi’s season

Domi went from a head-scratching acquisition to a star in his first year.

Instant Analysis: Nick Cousins provides a bit of offence to the bottom three

The forward will provide stiff competition during training camp.

Saturday Links & Open thread: Canadiens continue to build their depth

In today’s links, Nick Cousins becomes a Hab, Phil Varone’s determination to make the roster, and the beginning of salary arbitration.

Artturi Lehkonen, Joel Armia, and Charles Hudon elect for salary arbitration

The players ensure there will be a deadline for contract discussions.

Montreal Canadiens sign Nick Cousins to one-year contract

Another addition for the team.

Finding Max Domi’s ideal linemates

The newcomer to the Canadiens found great chemistry with some and not-so-great chemistry with others. Who should he play with next season?

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