Archive for the ‘Montreal Canadiens’ Category

Montreal Canadiens Cross The Sacrebleu Line

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Randy Cunneyworth was named interim coach of the Montreal Canadiens this weekend when the team fired Jacques Martin. Cunneyworth is Canadian so one could assume that a Canadian coaching the Canadiens would be enough to placate the fan base. Ah, but you see these are Canadiens, not Canadians. And those French Canadians ...

So We Should Stop Doubting Montreal Now, Right?

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

By now you know the news: The Montreal Canadiens pulled off their second upset of epic proportions in the Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday by toppling Pittsburgh, 5-2, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Not exactly the way Sidney Crosby and the boys wanted the franchise's last game in historic ...

Long Live the Jaroslav Halak

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Have you learned how to pronounce Jaroslav Halak yet? If not, it's about time you add some Czech (or Slovak, depending on how you roll) to your vocabulary. The Slovakian* goaltender is crafting a special playoff performance for the Montreal Canadiens, first by willing them past top-seeded Washington in the Eastern ...

Once Again, Sidney Crosby Outdoes Ovechkin

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

First, let's start with a general premise: National Hockey League playoff series are often unpredictable and sometimes just flat out wild. That doesn't mean anybody thought the top-seeded Washington Capitals would choke away a 3-1 lead to the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, culminating in a 2-1 loss in ...

The Rumors and Rants Stanley Cup Playoff Roundup

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Has it really been that long since we last met to discuss these fine playoffs? Well I guess so. There was the weekend. And that whole virus thing we had going on here, but other than that things are swell. So, back to the hockey. Lots of great games to go ...

The Rumors and Rants Stanley Cup Playoff Roundup

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Here we are, back again for the Stanley Cup roundup. The best is yet to come for those of us that live around the Chicago area and are ready to see what the Blackhawks are going to do. But seriously, there have been some great...GREAT...opening games in the conference quarterfinals. Odds are ...

The Rumors and Rants Stanley Cup Playoff Roundup

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Here's the question, if it's not on national television like, say, ESPN, do you even notice the Stanley Cup Playoffs are going on? We're going to go out on a limb and say you do, barely. But just in case you're not paying particularly close attention to what Barry Melrose has ...

The Roller Coaster Continues for the Montreal Canadiens

Monday, March 9th, 2009

There is no more storied franchise in the history of the NHL than the Montreal Canadiens, and this was supposed to be a wonderful centenniel year up there in French-speaking land. But, aside from hosting the All Star game, this season has been more bizarre than idyllic for the Habs. They're playing ...