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Trade Target: Nicolas Beaudin — The prospect that got away

Habs Eye on the Prize (David St-Louis) — The Canadiens had interest in Beaudin at the draft, and the possibility may be there to land him. There have been a few reports that the Chicago Blackhawks are looking to add some scoring help...
  • New: 7 hr 26 min ago

Grade Nikita Scherbak’s season performance

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — Scherbak’s first NHL season was one full of stops and starts, but how do you rate what he was able to show on the ice? Nikita Scherbak had an opportunity to make a case for a lineup spot last...
  • New: 11 hr 26 min ago

Links: Should the Habs play Kotkaniemi right away?

Habs Eye on the Prize (Namiko Hitotsubashi) — Opinions on Kotkaniemi, logos, contracts, and more in today's links. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Burning a year on Jesperi Kotkaniemi's contract is definitely an option, but is it a...
  • 13 hr 26 min ago

The Habsent Minded podcast wants your questions

Habs Eye on the Prize (Patrik Bexell) — Have something you want us to discuss on the next epiosde of the podcast? Share it here. The Eyes On The Prize podcast, Habsent Minded , will record its fourth episode in the next day or...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Which AHL players could see NHL time this year?

Habs Eye on the Prize (Scott Matla) — We know about the big-name prospects, but could some of the lesser-known ones make an impression this year in the NHL? While the Montreal Canadiens lineup looks to be fairly well set in stone,...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

September and October will make or break Nikita Scherbak’s season

Habs Eye on the Prize (Nathan Ni) — Despite the general failure of the Montreal Canadiens ’ 2017-18 season, the year did see several silver linings emerge as the coaching staff experimented and presented opportunities. One of these...
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Links: Do the Canadiens now shift their attention to Tyler Seguin?

Habs Eye on the Prize (Nathan Ni) — In today’s links, whether the Habs could target a player on an expiring contract, using Kawhi Leonard as an example of how to handle disgruntled players, and Jaromir Jagr is still lacing them up. ...
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Jordan Harris and the continuing search for puck-moving defencemen

Habs Eye on the Prize (David St-Louis) — Harris’s confidence with the puck could lead him to become a very useful element in the Habs’ transition game down the road. Following the draft, Trevor Timmins said of the Jordan Harris pick...
  • 2 days ago

How ready are the Canadiens’ former first-round picks for this season?

Habs Eye on the Prize (Scott Matla) — A trio of the Habs’ own first-rounders have a major chance to make an NHL impact this year. How have they progressed since walking the stage years ago? If there’s one thing that can almost...
  • 2 days ago
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Links: Waite confident that Price will bounce back

Habs Eye on the Prize (raaaleigh) — Here are your daily links, including finding solutions for Price’s off year, how the Canadiens are spending their summers, gains and losses in women’s hockey, and more. Montreal Canadiens news...
  • 2 days ago
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What Vejdemo’s arrival in North America means for Laval

Habs Eye on the Prize (Scott Matla) — The Swedish centre has said he is coming to play in North America this year. So what does that mean for the AHL club? Earlier this week, news from Sweden confirmed that 2015 third-round pick...
  • 3 days ago

The Montreal Canadiens’ 2018-19 salary cap situation

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — With Phillip Danault now signed, the Canadiens have taken care of their top internal priority for the upcoming season. Here’s how the financial situation currently looks. Since we looked at the ...
  • 3 days ago

What is next for Nikita Scherbak?

Habs Eye on the Prize (Julian McKenzie) — The former first-round pick showed promise in both the AHL and NHL last season. Even if he only played a total of 52 games for both the Montreal Canadiens and the Laval Rocket during the...
  • 3 days ago

Links: Is the coaching staff sufficiently improved?

Habs Eye on the Prize (Nathan Ni) — In today’s links, wondering if the off-season coaching changes are enough to improve the Habs, Price’s expected bounce-back, and a few ex-Habs sign in Europe as Kovalchuk talks about his return to...
  • 3 days ago
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Danault’s new contract fits perfectly with Canadiens’ development timeline

Habs Eye on the Prize (Scott Matla) — Already great in term and money, there is another benefit to Danault’s new contract. Heading into this off-season, the most pressing contract negotiation facing the Montreal Canadiens was that...
  • 4 days ago
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Links: Summer of Danault

Habs Eye on the Prize (Juan A. Morales) — In today’s links, Phillip Danault dominates headlines, Matthew Peca speaks about signing with Montreal, and various signings occur around the league. Montreal Canadiens news and notes ...
  • 4 days ago

Habsent Minded: The Deck is Stacked

Habs Eye on the Prize (Patrik Bexell) — In this week’s podcast, we discuss the centres in the organization, from the newly extended Phillip Danault, to the many options for the AHL, to the one added with the third overall pick in the...
  • 5 days ago
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Anatomy of a Goal: Scherbak’s dazzling power-play effort

Habs Eye on the Prize (Scott Matla) — The young Russian created one of the nicest goals of the year against Dallas late in the season. Nikita Scherbak ’s time in professional hockey is marked by high-end skill with highlight-reel...
  • 5 days ago

Alexander Romanov and the search for puck-moving defencemen

Habs Eye on the Prize (David St-Louis) — Romanov was a surprise selection in the 2018 draft. Does he have what it takes to fill the Habs biggest need on the blue line? Entering the draft, the Montreal Canadiens , and especially...
  • 5 days ago