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A garbage performance

How many games are the Canadiens going to put in the trash this season?

Nick Suzuki did his best to pull the Canadiens to a win

The Canadiens were outplayed in Colorado, but not while their top centreman was on the ice.

BSM40: Cayden Primeau’s turn to steal a point

A third straight stellar goaltending performance for Montreal, this time from Cayden Primeau.

Canadiens players are showing their new GM why the old GM acquired them

Decisions will have to be made, and some players are stepping up.

Montembeault is doing his best Carey Price impression

After some shaky play early in the season, Montembeault is earning his team points it probably doesn’t deserve.

BSM39: Samuel Montembeault almost does it again

For a second straight game, the Habs gave up over 50 shots, and almost won thanks to their goaltender.

Bottom Six Minutes 38: Samuel Non-Tembeault

The Dallas Stars put 51 shots on Samuel Montembeault, but he stonewalled them en route to a 5-3 win.

BSM37: Ducharme’s baffling attempt at a momentum swing fails

Dominique Ducharme switched goaltenders in a 4-2 game, hoping it would somehow spark his team.

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.

Three Habs thoughts following a loss to Chicago

The Habs lost, but there’s still plenty to take away from Thursday’s game.

Michael Pezzetta is an example of what is going right for the Canadiens

The forward is sticking out for his effort, and that’s part of the problem.

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.

What made the depleted Canadiens a dangerous team? Heart

Using a 22-year-old movie to explain one of the team’s best efforts of the season.

Breaking down three of the best efforts against Tampa Bay

Montreal was a surprisingly spry opponent for the Lightning. How did they do it?

Cayden Primeau is finally looking primo

After some serious struggles at the NHL level, Primeau showed what he can do when he’s on top of his game.

We're made to suffer

The Habs were once again put to the light sabre on Tuesday night.

Ben Chiarot deserves credit for trying to make things happen

The stay-at-home defenceman is exploring his adventurous side.

Jake Allen: The noble goalie

Sometimes goaltenders put everything together for an exceptional performance. Last night was one of those times for Allen.

The Canadiens are trying to try, but they’ve forgotten how

Misguided effort is worse than no effort at all.

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.

This isn’t the real Jeff Petry

It has been a nightmare of a season for the Canadiens’ top defenceman.

Wabi-sabi Montembeault

Montreal’s backup, backup goaltender has an odd technical style, but it kept his team in the game last night.

The offensive dynamo ... Jake Evans

Evans is blossoming into a complete 200-foot player in the NHL.

It may be time to look at the bright side of losses

It’s still early, but the standings aren’t pretty.

Cédric Paquette isn’t the answer to any of the Habs’ current questions

It’s one thing to not put up points, but it’s another to actively have a hand in costing your team games.

Nick Suzuki is going to be just fine

A three-point night with a short-handed roster should assuage some concerns .

The Montreal Canadiens need someone to step up

A leadership group is great, but the team needs one player to turn to.

Mathieu Perreault made me eat my words on Saturday night

Sometimes you’re wrong about things, folks.

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.

Carry That Weight: Lamenting the loss of the Canadiens’ old first line

Brendan Gallagher isn’t performing at his usual standard, and that may be because he’s had two years of chemistry stripped away.

It was hard to miss the Canadiens’ red flags from the stands

It didn’t look like a great game from the lower bowl, either.

In search of a new identity

This isn’t the same Canadiens teams as the one that went to the Stanley Cup Final. But what kind of team is it?

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