Mar 11, 2013, 5:00pm EDT
April 17, 2013
Half Season Review - P.K. Subban
Most of the first half of the season P.K. Subban was played as if he was a rookie, sitting on the third pairing. This produced some absurd possession stats, but when Subban really took off was when he was given the tough minutes he's used to.
April 17, 2013
Is Andrei Markov still the player he once was?
Andrei Markov barely played for 3 years after multiple injuries that required several major surgeries on his knees and tendon damage to his foot. Is he still the player that we all so fondly remember?
April 16, 2013
Is Armstrong more than just "good in the room"?
Armstrong was brought in as a Michel Therrien favourite, a glue guy, and a possible cheap reclamation project. How has he performed?
April 15, 2013
Half Season Review - Michael Ryder
MIchael Ryder is the biggest acquisition that Marc Bergevin has made as general manager, but with only 5 games as a Habs in the first half, it's tough to analyze him with this dataset.
April 10, 2013
Is Brendan Gallagher the Calder favourite?
Brendan Gallagher has had a sensational rookie season, but is he Calder worthy?
April 9, 2013
Is Gionta still the Habs' top right winger?
Now in his mid-30's, is captain Brian Gionta still the team's best right winger?
April 5, 2013
Can Travis Moen be useful for 3 more years?
Travis Moen was given a fat 4 year contract last summer, but can he possibly live up to it?
April 2, 2013
Gorges et Subban, premier duo
Un regard statistique sur la défensive du CH montre à quel point Subban et Gorges ont permis au club de prendre son envol.
March 29, 2013
Is Prust worth his contract?
Prust was signed to be a bottom six player for the Canadiens, but his versatility has seen him play all over the lineup. Has he been worth the $2.5M a year?
March 28, 2013
Is Galchenyuk en route to stardom?
It hasn't been a Calder level season for Galchenyuk, but his play has been much better than most people realize.
March 26, 2013
Has Rene Bourque redeemed himself for last year?
Rene Bourque was godawful last season for the Canadiens, and now his redemption season has possibly been cut short. But how great is his redemption?
March 25, 2013
Is Max Pacioretty an elite left winger?
Over the last two seasons, Pacioretty has established himself as an excellent goal scorer and possession driver, but can he take another step forward?
March 22, 2013
Is White ready to be an NHL regular
Ryan White always stands up for his teammates, usually against players bigger than himself, and he has some sick flow, but is he a good hockey player?
March 21, 2013
Is this Lars Eller's breakout year?
For the first time in his career, Eller has had the chance to play consistently with talented linemates, but he had to earn it, and that has had an affect on his first half numbers.
March 20, 2013
Is Davey as dominant as last year?
Last year David Desharnais established himself as an offensive dynamo alongside Max Pacioretty and Erik Cole, but is he a one season wonder?
March 19, 2013
Is Tomas Plekanec a number 1 center?
Tomas Plekanec was completely under-appreciated last season as David Desharnais ran away with the glory in an offensive role. Now that Pleks has some healthy linemates, have things changed for him?
March 12, 2013
How do the Habs' forward lines work?
Studying the puck possession and usage of the Canadiens forward lines which lead to their Eastern Conference leading 2013 half season.
March 11, 2013
Half Season Review: Introduction
Over the next little while we'll be bringing you an avalanche of analysis on the first half of the Canadiens season. Here is an introduction to the methodology we'll be using to evaluate the players.