What Went Wrong: Montreal Canadiens

On a certain level, 2018-2019 wasn’t that unkind to the Montreal Canadiens. They finished the regular season with 96 points but still missed the playoffs, matching the NHL record as the highest point total for a non-qualifying team since last year’s Florida Panthers and the 2014-2015 Boston Bruins. The Columbus Blue Jackets snuck into theContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Montreal Canadiens”

What Went Wrong: Chicago Blackhawks

Things are not going well for the Chicago Blackhawks. The team missed the playoffs in 2018-2019, marking the first time since the mid-2000s that they’ve missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons. The Blackhawks went 36-34-12, good for sixth in the Central Division and 10th in the Western Conference. So, what went wrong? Scoring was notContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Chicago Blackhawks”

Canadiens: Montreal’s Out of Contention, But Future Looks Grand

The fear was that the Montreal Canadiens weren’t in control of their own playoff destiny. And indeed, it happened Friday night as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the New York Rangers and eliminated the Habs. The 3-2 shootout win over the Rangers put the Canadiens as the last team eliminated from contention for the post-season.Continue reading “Canadiens: Montreal’s Out of Contention, But Future Looks Grand”

Canadiens: After Tough Thursday Loss, Every Day Counts

Thanks to a 6-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday night, the Montreal Canadiens are now on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoffs. By no mean are the Habs out of it entirely. They moved into a tie with the Blue Jackets, with both teams holding 90 points. Columbus isContinue reading “Canadiens: After Tough Thursday Loss, Every Day Counts”

Montreal Signs Andrew Shaw to Six-Year Deal

After acquiring him in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on June 24, the Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Andrew Shaw to a six-year contract carrying an average annual value of $3.9 million. The 24-year-old could’ve become an unrestricted free agent come July 1. “As I mentioned last Friday following his acquisition, we are addingContinue reading “Montreal Signs Andrew Shaw to Six-Year Deal”