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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 in the off-season. The news that has come out, like the report from Elliotte Friedman recently, are often pointing to Max Pacioretty as a potential fit. With Chicago shedding Marian Hossa ’s...
  • New: 7 hr 15 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 September, but a difficult training camp and pre-season failed to make the impressions necessary to force his way onto the team. Instead, he was sent back to Laval to start the season — the third year...
  • New: 11 hr 15 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 good one? [ NBC Sports ] Jeremiah Addison shares some of his favourite things. [ Canadiens ] Members of the Fabs showed off their impressive SpikeBall skills. [ Twitter ] Professionnelles du...
  • 13 hr 15 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 two, and we would like to include a segment with questions from our community. While we do ask for topics on Twitter, we thought it might be easier to phrase questions on site via the comments in an...
  • 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, with maybe a few small moving pieces, there are still prospects playing for the Laval Rocket in the AHL who should be kept in mind for potential call-ups. As we discussed yesterday, it is...
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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 was Nikita Scherbak . After an early-season knee injury that saw him sidelined for six weeks, the young Russian winger broke out in Laval with a point-per-game-plus season before finishing the...
  • 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. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Would impending UFA Tyler Seguin want to play for the Canadiens? [ Montreal Gazette ] Catching up with Kenny Agostino, who is hoping to impress the Habs...
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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 that the Montreal Canadiens were ready to add an offensive defenceman at the time of his selection, seeing the Kimball Union player as the best possible option at the time. The defenceman had a great...
  • 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 certainly guarantee future success in the NHL, it’s drafting and developing prospects properly. That can not only rebuild a team, but create sustained success down the road. For the Montreal Canadiens ,...
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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 and notes “We know why and we have solutions”: Stéphane Waite believes that he and Carey Price have identified the reasons for a poor 2017-18 season, and he fully expects his goaltender to return...
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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 Lukas Vejdemo would be coming across the Atlantic to ply his trade in Montreal. Unlike what many originally expected, if he doesn’t crack the NHL lineup, he will stay and suit up for the AHL’s Laval...
  • 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 Montreal Canadiens ’ salary cap situation just before free agency began , the team has signed several players, including a few of their own restricted free agents. With the additions of Xavier...
  • 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 2017-18 season, the year could still be described as a positive one for Nikita Scherbak . The Russian averaged better than a point per game for the Rocket (1.15), and displayed flashes of the skill that...
  • 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 North America. Montreal Canadiens news and notes The Habs have definitely improved their coaching staff this offseason, but will it be enough? [ The Hockey Writers ] Carey Price tops this...
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