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Opinions and observations made during the course of the season

Can we get rid of fights after clean hits?

Players having to sit five minutes for a fight after a clean hit is getting old.

The NHL is setting a dangerous precedent during this COVID outbreak

The Habs never should have been on the ice in Florida on Saturday afternoon.

Canadiens need a coaching staff that understands the state of the team

The entire bench is aware of Montreal’s current standing, and yet nothing seems to be changing.

First women up: Some potential female candidates for Montreal’s front office

The Canadiens have mentioned hiring a woman in hockey operations. Here are some options.

A resurgent Artturi Lehkonen can be part of the Canadiens’ future

The Finnish winger has trade value, but maybe the Canadiens are better off holding onto him.

Boom and bust: 20 years of Trevor Timmins

Trevor Timmins certainly built a reputation as a scouting and drafting guru during the first half of his Montreal tenure. How much did he live up to it in the second half?

Short-term flashes against a growing darkness: Marc Bergevin’s tenure

The former general manager certainly had his wins, but his tenure is ultimately defined by a pervasive lack of long-term vision.

Hiring Jeff Gorton is a master stroke by Geoff Molson

The Canadiens owner thinks outside the box in order to try and improve the team.

Marc Bergevin’s future in the Canadiens organization is no longer up to him

The circumstances surrounding Scott Mellanby’s departure unveiled Bergevin’s fate.

The Canadiens need better guidance to turn their play around

Montreal is playing poorly, and right now there isn’t much to suggest a turnaround is imminent.

In an imperfect world, the Canadiens need to figure out what they want to be

After an 0-5 start, the world is far from perfect.

Nick Suzuki’s extension proves he believes in the team’s direction

He likely left some money on the table to secure his — and the team’s — future.

Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s Canadiens tenure can be defined by impatience

After only three years, the relationship ends. How did it get there?

Habsent Minded: Thoughts on a whirlwind day

From Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s exit to Christian Dvorak’s arrival, we have you covered with some initial reactions.

The Montreal Canadiens are using a three-tier system to build local talent at home

The Canadiens are building up locally at all levels of the organization.

Logan Mailloux’s selection is more proof that hockey is not for everyone

With an ongoing investigation in Chicago that no one in the organization can recall anything about, the Canadiens added another black mark to the top league’s reputation.

The Canadiens turned their back on everything they used to stand for

The decision to draft Logan Mailloux shows a lack of respect for the fanbase.

Carey Price showed his value in the playoffs. Now Seattle will weigh it.

Price waiving his no-movement clause is a risky move, even with his hefty contract and nagging injuries.

Projecting the Canadiens’ protection list for the expansion draft

We select a list of players we’d keep below deck when the Kraken comes calling.

The Canadiens’ Cup run will be defined by what they do next

The miracle run has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean it has to be for nothing.

Hope is a funny thing

No one expected anything from Montreal when the playoffs began. But a dream of reaching the summit slowly began to grow.

Marc Bergevin believed the Habs were contenders when nobody did

The Canadiens General Manager believed in his roster against all odds. He was right.

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now

The unlikely semifinal-bound Canadiens are drawing inspiration from the year of their last championship.

The Canadiens’ path to victory is based on showing something new

If the Canadiens from the regular season show up, it won’t be close.

The playoffs are a chance to clear the fog surrounding the Canadiens

The ups and downs of the pandemic season have only raised more questions about the state of the team and its players.

Dominique Ducharme’s baffling decisions cost the Canadiens

He’ll have a hard time graduating from that interim status with decisions like these.

Call it boring, call it tactical, but Montreal’s overtime plan is working

The Habs overtime work continues to pay dividends late in the season.

You play to win the game: Why the playoffs are underrated and the draft is overrated

The playoff dilemma for bubble teams really isn’t a dilemma at all.

I have no idea what this Canadiens team is anymore

After a listless loss to Calgary, I’m at a loss for words again.

The greatest generation in women’s hockey history is being let down

While the players keep improving, those in charge keep leaving them behind.

The Canadiens need a change in leadership

Something has to give, and they already tried a coaching change.

Will Marc Bergevin do something drastic at the deadline?

The Canadiens appear to be dead in the water, and their general manager might be as well if he can’t spark a change.

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