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Montreal Canadiens Re-tool Rather than Rebuild

MONTREAL, QC – SEPTEMBER 20: Montreal Canadiens defenceman Victor Mete (53) shoots on Washington Capitals goalie Pheonix Copley (1) during the Washington Capitals versus the Montreal Canadiens preseason game on September 20, 2017, at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) After a disastrous season finishing fourth last in the entire NHL, the Montreal Canadiens are left looking for answers. What went wrong? Who’s to blame? Where do they go from here? Do they re-tool or rebuild? These questions will certainly find answers as Marc Bergevin, Trevor Timmins, Geoff Molson, and the rest...

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Montreal Canadiens Sign Prospect Jake Evans

ANN ARBOR, MI – JANUARY 05: Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Jake Evans (18) and Michigan Wolverines forward Dexter Dancs (90) chase after the puck during a regular season Big 10 Conference hockey game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Michigan Wolverines on January 5, 2018 at Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Marc Bergevin wasted little time checking off the first thing on his to-do list. The Montreal Canadiens announced they have signed prospect Jake Evans to a two-year entry-level contract. The contract carries him through the...

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Montreal Canadiens Centre Targets for This Off-Season

TAMPA, FL – DECEMBER 28: Jonathan Drouin #92 of the Montreal Canadiens avoids a check from Brayden Point #21 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Amalie Arena on December 28, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images) It’s been a disappointing year for the Montreal Canadiens, to say the least. With the NHL regular season coming to an end, the Habs are currently sitting third to last in the league. They are about to miss the playoffs for the second time in three years. While there are some obvious holes in the lineup,...

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Erik Karlsson Has Potentially Played His Last Home Game as an Ottawa Senator

View the original article on Last Word On Hockey: Erik Karlsson Has Potentially Played His Last Home Game as an Ottawa Senator OTTAWA, ON – MARCH 29: Ottawa Senators Defenceman Erik Karlsson (65) waits for a face-off during third period National Hockey League action between the Florida Panthers and Ottawa Senators on March 29, 2018, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) With the NHL regular season coming to an end, one of the biggest disappointments has to be the Ottawa Senators. The Senators were a goal away from...

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Montreal Canadiens Bring Up Kerby Rychel

LAVAL, QC – MARCH 02: Kerby Rychel #18 of the Laval Rocket looks on prior to a face-off against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers during the AHL game at Place Bell on March 2, 2018 in Laval, Quebec, Canada. The Bridgeport Sound Tigers defeated the Laval Rocket 4-2. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) When a team is eliminated from playoff contention, one thing they can do is use the time to evaluate prospects. This has been the case for the Montreal Canadiens this season. They have already brought up Nikita Scherbak, Brett Lernout and Rinat Valiev. Montreal will be having...

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Patience Paying off for Montreal Canadiens Nikita Scherbak

Much to the delight of Trevor Timmins, the Montreal Canadiens selected Nikita Scherbak with the 26th pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The Habs had Scherbak ranked a lot higher than 26th so as Scherbak fell into their laps, they jumped at the opportunity to select him. Late first round picks aren’t always shoe-ins to be regular full-time NHL players. In fact, 33% of first round picks don’t end up playing 100 games at the NHL level. As well, players selected towards the end of the first round usually take longer to crack the line-up. They tend to have...

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