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Michael McNiven finished the year as Laval’s number-one goalie

Habs Eye on the Prize (Marc-Antoine Levis) — After a bad start to the year, the young goaltender began to find his form mid-season. The 2018-19 season was an interesting one for Michael McNiven . He played a game in the ECHL, 30 games in...
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2019 Draft profile: Colten Ellis is a raw goalie with a promising skill set

Habs Eye on the Prize (Marc-Antoine Levis) — Ellis is an intriguing option mid-draft for a team looking to bolster its goaltending depth. Colten Ellis is another new-era goaltender who mixes good buttefly style with great athleticism,...
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Sunday Links & Open thread: Brett Kulak’s contract a win-win situation for the Canadiens

Habs Eye on the Prize (Aruny Siv) — In today’s links, Kulak’s new contract, Joël Teasdale won the battle of the prospects, and the Toronto Raptors are in the NBA Finals. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Brett Kulak ’s new...
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2019 Worlds schedule: Gold & Bronze Medal Games

Habs Eye on the Prize (Jared Book) — Everything you need to know about today’s medal games. Bronze medal game 9:45 AM ET: Russia (1st, Pool B) vs Czech Republic (2nd, Pool B) Russia will undoubtedly be more disappointed to be...
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Montreal Canadiens re-sign Brett Kulak

Habs Eye on the Prize (Jared Book) — The defenceman signs a three-year contract. The Montreal Canadiens have re-signed defenceman Brett Kulak to a three-year contract. Canadiens agree to terms on a three-year contract with...
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2019 Draft profile: Nathan Légaré is a goal-scorer

Habs Eye on the Prize (David St-Louis) — The strong winger has a variety of tricks to beat a goaltender, but skating issues may limit his opportunities to use them. Pure goal-scorers are hard to come by. This is what makes Nathan...
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Grade the seasons of Brett Kulak and Mikey Reilly

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — One defenceman began the year as the second pairing’s left-side option, and the other took that spot for himself. Defence had been an issue for the Montreal Canadiens for a few years. Shea...
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Saturday Links & Open thread: Joël Teasdale and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies advance to Memorial Cup Final

Habs Eye on the Prize (Juan A. Morales) — In today’s links, Teasdale’s opportunity to win the Memorial Cup, Alex Belzile earns a contract from the big club, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Joël Teasdale has an...
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2019 Worlds schedule: Semi-finals

Habs Eye on the Prize (Jared Book) — Everything you need to know about today’s semi-finals. Semi-finals 9:15 AM ET: Russia (1st, Pool B) vs Finland (2nd, Pool A) Russia had a bit more difficulty than many would have expected...
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Montreal Canadiens sign Alex Belzile to one-year, two-way contract

Habs Eye on the Prize (Andrew Zadarnowski) — Laval’s top scorer and MVP signs first NHL deal. The Montreal Canadiens have announced the signing of forward Alex Belzile . Canadiens agree to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with...
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2019 Draft profile: Matthew Boldy is a versatile offensive talent

Habs Eye on the Prize (David St-Louis) — Much of Boldy’s offensive game will work even in the NHL, and that going to make him one of the first wingers selected. Matthew Boldy was moved around in the U.S. National U18 Team lineup this...
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What is Mikey Reilly’s future in the Canadiens organization?

Habs Eye on the Prize (Jared Book) — The defenceman will be a restricted free agent on July 1. As of right now, the Montreal Canadiens have 10 defencemen under contract for the 2019-20 season, and six pending free agents at the...
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Friday Links & Open thread: It’s Nick Suzuki versus Joël Teasdale tonight in Halifax

Habs Eye on the Prize (Nathan Ni) — In today’s links, Teasdale and Suzuki prepare to face off, wondering if the Habs would consider selecting Ville Heinola with the 15th pick, and Phil Kessel may be on the trade market. Montreal...
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2019 Draft profile: Cam York had a strong performance with the US U18 Team

Habs Eye on the Prize (David St-Louis) — The big question is whether he was one of the lead actors, or merely part of the supporting cast. When we look back at the 2019 NHL Draft , the talent of this current USNTDP program will either...
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Laval Rocket season review: Hayden Verbeek has the hustle, but needs to round out his game

Habs Eye on the Prize (Scott Matla) — Verbeek is a prospect to watch heading into next year. Hayden Verbeek is an interesting prospect within the Montreal Canadiens organization. He has speed for days and relentless hustle on...
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Thursday Links & Open thread: Kotkaniemi looks forward to improving on an impressive first season

Habs Eye on the Prize (raaaleigh) — Here are your daily links, including a look back (and forward) at Kotkaniemi, Nick Suzuki tearing up the Memorial Cup, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes With a stellar rookie year...
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2019 Worlds schedule: Quarterfinals

Habs Eye on the Prize (Jared Book) — Everything you need to know about today’s quarterfinals. Quarterfinals 10:15 AM ET: Canada (1st, Pool A) vs Switzerland (4th, Pool B) Canada will be without Anthony Mantha for this game...
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2019 Draft profile: Jamieson Rees’s fiery nature may be a concern

Habs Eye on the Prize (David St-Louis) — A disappointing season in the OHL didn’t slow Rees down during the World Under-18 Championship. Every year, at the World Junior Championship Under-18, there are prospects who help up their draft...
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Mikey Reilly faltered in his top-four role, and that was Brett Kulak’s chance

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — Replacing a player on the Canadiens’ roster a season earlier, Reilly saw the tables turn in 2018-19. At the 2018 NHL trade deadline , the Montreal Canadiens essentially swapped Joe Morrow ...
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Wednesday Links & Open thread: Canadiens standardize home game start times

Habs Eye on the Prize (Nathan Ni) — In today’s links, the Canadiens make changes to their scheduling for next season, Kirk Muller is rediscovering his power-play prowess with Team Canada, and the quarters are set at the Worlds in...
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