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Opinions and observations made during the course of the season

Rating The Tank: The Of Course There Are More Injuries Edition

Even a win comes with a big loss.

Rating The Tank: The Purposely Short-handed Edition

It was competitive, even with an imposed punishment from the coach.

Rating The Tank: Samuel says Non-tembeault Edition

Bad night for the tank, great night for the vibes.

Rating The Tank: The ‘Oh No They Suck Again’ Edition

Burn the game film and move on to Pittsburgh.

Rating The Tank: An A for Effort Edition

No points, and one step closer to the bottom five!

Rating The Tank: Unstoppable Alex Belzile Edition

It was another shootout loss, but the tank holds steady for now.

Rating The Tank: Kotkaniemi’s Revenge Edition

A fun game ends in a loss, so where does that leave the Habs?

Rating The Tank: The House Always Wins Edition

That’s about as flawless a showing as you can get for a team trying to lose.

Habs need a more hands-off approach with their European prospects

Seeing Emil Heineman struggle to find his form, some changes are needed to the Habs’ development strategy.

The Canadiens need to tread lightly with injuries

The last thing this team needs is to risk their future for games that don’t matter.

Arber Xhekaj’s presence is sorely missed

I wonder if Austin Watson would try that hit in front of the Habs bench, knowing the Sheriff was seated there.

The Orlov trade could create an unfavourable market for Joel Edmundson

Many of the rumours swirling around the Canadiens defenceman — despite his struggles — started with a first-rounder. Are market forces shifting away from that?

Tim Peel represents everything wrong with officiating in hockey

An incident between former NHL ref Tim Peel and two minor hockey officials is an example of everything wrong with the profession.

The Habs were rudely brought back to earth by the Hurricanes

Having a three-game winning streak snapped in such decisive fashion should be a good thing for this hockey club.

Canadiens’ trade-bait candidates show up against the Blackhawks

Beating Chicago may be a loss in the Bedard sweepstakes, but it may have come with some good news for the trade deadline.

Mike Matheson has his best game in a Canadiens uniform

As it happens, he also helped make it the team’s best game in their reverse retros.

Owen Beck should have been given one more game in Montreal

The Canadiens could have kept Beck for Tuesday’s rematch with the Sens, and why not give him that second crack?

P.K. Subban and Montreal finally got closure

After a shocking trade, it was a night to celebrate the former Canadiens defenceman.

Rem Pitlick’s yoyo season

Pitlick was red-hot last season, but where does he fit in this year?

BSM: Savard should be the one to sit for Matheson

If salaries and waiver eligibility weren’t considerations, there is one obvious candidate to be the odd man out.

Bottom Six Minutes: What is goaltender interference?

A call in the Habs and Jets game on Thursday reminded us that the NHL has no idea what goaltender interference is.

Welcome to Year Zero of the Montreal Canadiens

This year’s Habs are most certainly not the same as last year’s.

When NHL game management goes awry

A seemingly harmless penalty call early in the third period nearly turned the game on its head.

Brendan Gallagher’s injury could have been prevented by the officials

Two separate officiating decisions could have prevented that violent crash into the boards.

Arber Xhekaj is the hero Les Boys need

Looking at Xhekaj’s numbers and why he’s exactly what the Canadiens need right now.

Mike Hoffman isn’t doing enough to keep his starting spot

In a rebuilding year, the veteran is taking a place that could be granted to someone else.

The remaining battles in Montreal Canadiens camp are on the blueline

The forwards look set, but there are still things to play for.

Montreal Canadiens training camp: Six under-the-radar players to watch

All eyes are surely to be on the top young prospects, but there are other intriguing stories to watch as camp opens.

Dear P.K.: Thanks for the memories

Even in retirement, P.K. Subban’s name still echoes through the city of Montreal.

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Where does Carey Price rank among the Canadiens’ goaltending greats?

He’s undoubtedly the greatest modern goalie, but how does Carey Price stack up to those from other eras?

Analysis: Monahan is a stepping stone in Hughes’s rebuild plan

Is there anything left to salvage in the once-promising centre’s game, or have injuries derailed him permanently?

Was Poehling the victim of the numbers game or stunted development?

A debut to remember, and a few seasons that are easy to forget. What happened with Poehling in Montreal?