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”

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”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens have been trying to put the puzzle together for a while now. They have stellar goaltending, but the goals haven’t come with any consistency. Enter Jonathan Drouin, who signed a six-year deal with the Habs after a rocky tenure with the Lightning. “There’s obviously that pressure of playing in Montreal, everybody knows that,Continue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens”