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Montreal Canadiens Need A Plan For Centre Ice

The Montreal Canadiens are marred in a disastrous season. The Habs will not make the playoffs for the second time in three seasons. While much of the criticism of the Canadiens this season has been focused on Marc Bergevin‘s reworked defence, there is still the long-standing issue at centre ice. With five days until the trade deadline, the Montreal Canadiens need a plan for centre ice. Montreal Canadiens Need A Plan For Centre Ice The Canadiens are expected to move long-time centre Tomas Plekanec at the trade deadline. Even if Plekanec is retained, he is a free agent at...

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Last Word on Habs Pod – Episode 16 (Do You Trust Marc Bergevin?)

The Last Word on Habs Pod is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team manager Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and other hockey writers. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens. Last Word on Habs Pod – Episode 16 (Do You Trust Marc Bergevin?) Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis. On episode 16 of the Last Word on...

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Vancouver Canucks Trade History: Best and Worst Trades of All-Time

The History of Trade is a mini series going through each team’s best and worst trades of all time. Each team has their own history and some may cross over, but the series will try to stick to each team. This article will focus on the Vancouver Canucks trade history, finding the best and worst of all time. Vancouver Canucks Trade History: Best and Worst Trades of All-Time The Vancouver Canucks joined the NHL in 1970 as an expansion franchise. There is a long history of trading to go through here for the Canucks. In their history, the Canucks have...

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Last Word On Habs Pod – Episode 15 (P.K. Subban returns, again)

The Last Word on Habs Pod is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens. Last Word On Habs Pod – Episode 15 (P.K. Subban returns, again) Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis. On this episode of the Last Word on Habs Pod,...

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P.K. Subban: Stop Telling Me To Get Over It

Saturday night marks the return of P.K. Subban to the Bell Centre. It will be his second trip to Montreal since he was traded last year to the Nashville Predators. Subban’s return will always be big news in Montreal. He affected so many people in many ways. Mostly though the trade angered many fans and soured them on the Montreal Canadiens management team. Subban was a fan favourite in Montreal (and Nashville) and his trade is still felt by Habs fans to this day. While players are traded all the time, there was something about how this trade went down...

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Last Word On Habs Pod – Episode 14 (Trade Deadline and Beyond)

The Last Word on Habs Pod is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens. Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis. Fresh off their own All-Star break, Connor and Johannes discuss their feelings on the NHL All-Star game and the NHL schedule. They...

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Time To Create a Bidding War For Max Pacioretty

Coming out of the NHL All-Star break, the NHL trade deadline is just under a month away. With the Montreal Canadiens out of the playoff race, it’s time to look towards the future. Deciding who needs to be moved is now the priority. For the Canadiens, the asset that can bring the most return is their captain. It’s time to create a bidding war for Max Pacioretty. Max Pacioretty is having a difficult season. He is on pace for 28 goals and 54 points, his lowest output since 2010-11. Fortunately, Pacioretty has caught fire, scoring eight goals in his last...

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Marc Bergevin’s Mess

The Montreal Canadiens are a complete mess right now. There is not much debate about that. For a team that is (supposedly) built to win now, the fact that the team will likely miss the playoffs for the second time in three years is unacceptable. Sure the Habs have been dealing with some injury issues this year but the reality is that this team was not built for success. This team is a mess. It’s Marc Bergevin‘s mess. Recently, Canadiens owner Geoff Molson said he trusted general manager Marc Bergevin to clean up his mess. It is unclear why...

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