Blue Jackets: Columbus “Not Far Off” From Lasting Success

Three times in four seasons, the Columbus Blue Jackets have lost to the eventual Stanley Cup Champions in the playoffs. They hit the post-season for the fourth straight season in 2019-2020 and lost in five games to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Two of those losses needed overtime, including one game that took five extra frames.Continue reading “Blue Jackets: Columbus “Not Far Off” From Lasting Success”

Canadiens: Domi’s Back in the Fold at Habs’ Camp

There was good news for the Montreal Canadiens on Monday as Max Domi joined the team at training camp. “He’s on board,” head coach Claude Julien said. “He’s back, but we know that anything can happen. If there’s something that comes up that would put him at risk, he can leave again. For now, itContinue reading “Canadiens: Domi’s Back in the Fold at Habs’ Camp”

Canadiens: Suzuki, Fleury are Up, Poehling is Down (For Now)

With rosters set as of 5pm EST Tuesday, the Montreal Canadiens are ready to go. Nick Suzuki and defenceman Cale Fleury made the big club out of camp, while Ryan Poehling was sent down to the Laval Rocket in the American Hockey League. That’s a small letdown for Poehling, but I wouldn’t wager he’ll beContinue reading “Canadiens: Suzuki, Fleury are Up, Poehling is Down (For Now)”

2019-2020 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens have been steadily improving since making the playoffs in 2016-2017. That may be small comfort considering the fact that they haven’t made it in the last two seasons, but the Habs did finish last season with 96 points – a fair shade above the 71 points they achieved in a lacklustre 2017-2018.Continue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens”

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”