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Season Previews

previewing the upcoming seasons.

Habsent Minded: Previewing the North division

Catch up on our podcasts with some special guests.

Eleven things I think I think about the 2021 Canadiens

Idle thoughts about the upcoming season.

What to expect from Kotkaniemi’s Liiga stint

The centreman begins his 2020-21 season on Saturday. Experts offer their projections for his time in Finland’s top league.

European prospect preview: Mattias Norlinder takes his talents to Frölunda

Norlinder sprinted up the prospect list last year, now he gets a shot with one of the top clubs in the world.

European prospect preview: Jacob Olofsson rejoins his team at a new position

The Canadiens prospect finds himself on the wing for a team with strong centre depth, offering a chance to have more offensive impact.

AHL 2019-20 Season Preview: North Division

The season starts on Friday.

EOTP staff predictions for the 2019-20 season

We offer our opinions on who the best players will be, and look at the end-of-season awards.

Six reasons to get excited about the 2018-19 Habs season

The 110th season of Canadiens hockey is almost upon us.

EOTP staff predictions for the 2019 NHL season

We may get stuff right, we'll definitely get stuff wrong

Max Domi has the skill set to play centre for the Canadiens

The Habs seem committed to Jonathan Drouin at centre for this season, but Domi could be the better option.

What the Canadiens can reasonably expect from Plekanec

He’s in his career twilight, but that doesn’t make the Czech forward any less useful.

What should the Canadiens do when Andrew Shaw is healthy?

It is unlikely the forward is ready to start the season, which provides the Canadiens with options.

Shea Weber’s injury could be a major opportunity for Cale Fleury

The 2017 draft pick could follow in Victor Mete’s footsteps this fall.

From the Vault: An analysis of Dominique Ducharme’s coaching style

Investigating how Ducharme handled his forwards in the QMJHL playoffs to gain some insight into what he will bring to the Canadiens this season.

Montreal’s coaching changes should lead to a rebound season for Carey Price

A nearly full staff overhaul will more than likely help the All-Star goalie find his top form once again.

Finding a partner for Weber remains a challenge for Montreal

One of the biggest gaps in Montreal’s roster still remains, as the Canadiens search for a partner to play alongside their #1.

Who’s playing where in 2017-18

The expansion draft helped to scatter some big names all across North America this off-season.

Three forwards who should rebound in 2017-18

Which of the Habs can improve from a down season last year?

Could Schlemko play with Weber on top pairing?

The puck-moving abilities of Schlemko could make him an interesting candidate for the position on the Canadiens’ first defence pairing.

Setting the bars for the 2016-17 offence

The Montreal Canadiens need goals. A lot of goals. A ton of goals.

This stream has:

Three questions facing the Canadiens

We answer three questions facing the Canadiens ahead of the start of the 2016-17 season

Can Artturi Lehkonen make an impact?

The question has never been whether or not Lehkonen is skilled enough to make the team.

Select your opening night roster

Have your say on who you think should start the season with the Habs this year

Getting to know Philip Samuelsson

The free-agent signee adds some veteran depth to blue line.

Getting to know Chris Terry

Canes Country answers questions about the veteran forward.

Getting to know Al Montoya

The veteran goaltender will face tough competition for the backup position

Getting to know Andrew Shaw

A Q&A with Second City Hockey about the Canadiens’ new agitator.

Getting to know Zach Redmond

Mile High Hockey answers questions about the Canadiens’ new defenceman.

An eventful offseason draws to a close

It was certainly not a restful summer for Marc Bergevin and the Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens announce 2016 Training Camp dates

Canadiens, IceCaps, Beast, and Canadiennes prepare to launch their seasons

IceCaps 2016-17 schedule

The battle for a playoff berth begins on October 14.

Projecting the Habs' penalty kill

The Habs have actually had a decent penalty kill for some time. Will that continue this season?