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”

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”

Canadiens: Pacioretty Traded to Vegas Golden Knights

The Montreal Canadiens have traded forward Max Pacioretty to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for forwards Tomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki and a second-round pick for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The trade was announced Sunday. The 29-year-old Pacioretty was named the captain of the Habs in September of 2015, but he has a yearContinue reading “Canadiens: Pacioretty Traded to Vegas Golden Knights”