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Opinions and observations made during the course of the season

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?

Can Habs’ new development team unlock Kirby Dach’s potential?

Dach has had an underwhelming NHL career so far, but is there more for him to show in Montreal?

Grading the Canadiens’ 2022 NHL Draft

Some surprising moves to start followed by some risky moves on day two added up to a potentially great event for the Habs.

Kent Hughes and his draft-day gambles mark a change in Habs’ philosophies

High-ceiling picks and a high-risk trade highlighted a busy two days in Montreal.

The 2022 NHL Draft exists in a vacuum

Past experiences no longer matter when you step up to the podium.

Closing the book on the Shea Weber era in Montreal

A stretch of lows was nearly capped off with the highest of highs.

Martin St. Louis has the mindset and the time to lead the Canadiens into contention

Armed with a new contract, the Canadiens’ head coach is ready to prove he is the right person for the job.

BSM78: NHL officials don’t even know the rules

The Flyers weren’t even allowed to challenge a Mike Hoffman goal that shouldn’t have counted.

He’s Back!

Price’s movements during his debut last week indicates the netminder is feeling pretty good.

Women’s hockey is better than how mainstream media treats it

Three years after the CWHL folding, it was like nothing ever changed... Which is the problem.

Confidence wins the day for the Canadiens

The Canadiens didn’t really deserve to win, but they were determined to anyway.

BSM63: Jake Allen rewarded the Canadiens for not trading him

Without their goaltender, the Habs would have had a tough time getting to overtime on Monday.

The Montreal Canadiens’ rebuild is off to a great start

Kent Hughes’s first trade deadline as general manager was eventful and sets up the future.

NHL officiating is a complete joke

Thursday’s Habs and Stars game featured some of the worst officiating you’ll ever see.

BSM58: The Canadiens’ power play needs an overhaul

A better power play would have yielded a win for the Canadiens on Saturday night.

How Kent Hughes can use a market inefficiency to help the Canadiens and Rocket at the Trade Deadline

Shifting the focus from draft picks to prospects can accelerate a rebuild, and help multiple levels of the organization.

Brendan Gallagher is apparently still on the NHL referees’ hit list

An absurd penalty against Gallagher on Saturday night suggests his position on the list is quite secure.

BSM53: Don’t trade Artturi Lehkonen

I know we’re rebuilding, but can we keep our favourite Finn?

The NHL trade deadline will be a balancing act for Kent Hughes

The decision to sell is easy. The rest will be more challenging.

Martin St. Louis keeps winning, and that’s just fine

How has the newest bench boss balanced the pressure of a rebuild with getting on-ice results?

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