Habs Owner Geoff Molson Gets an A for Firing of Berg & Hiring of Gorton. HOCKEY CRUNCH by Jamie Gilcig

Habs Owner Geoff Molson Gets an A for Firing of Berg & Hiring of Gorton.  HOCKEY CRUNCH by Jamie Gilcig

November 30, 2021 – Many people don’t realize that I actually used to work for the Habs. Way back in the 90’s I was their first real analytics guy during the Rejean Houle/Mario Tremblay days. I actually used a VCR with a shuttle that caught fire to crunch video. Sometimes I’d literally work through the […]

Habs Hire Jeff Gorton. Bergevin Days May Finally Be Over. HOCKEY CRUNCH By Jamie Gilcig

Habs Hire Jeff Gorton.  Bergevin Days May Finally Be Over.  HOCKEY CRUNCH By Jamie Gilcig

NOVEMBER 28, 2021 – Omicron and an Anglo hire in Montreal management in the same week. It’s going to be an interesting week and the “le Journal de Montreal” crew will have fun with this, but it’s expected that there will be another hire. Anglo Scott Mellanby resigned from the team. Can’t blame him if […]

Blow it up? Rebuild? Stay the Course? What to do if I’m the Habs Owner. By Jamie Gilcig HOCKEYCRUNCH

Blow it up? Rebuild?  Stay the Course?  What to do if I’m the Habs Owner. By Jamie Gilcig HOCKEYCRUNCH

NOVEMBER 16, 2021 – What an odd situation the Habs are in. The team is as bad as last year; but for different reasons. Like many pundits I enjoyed the Habs miracle run to the finals, but I’m no wearer of rose coloured glasses. There were no real positives or moving forward for the team […]

Understanding NHL Culture re KYLE BEACH & Aaron Rodgers is a Scumbag HOCKEY CRUNCH by Jamie Gilcig

Understanding NHL Culture re KYLE BEACH & Aaron Rodgers is a Scumbag HOCKEY CRUNCH by Jamie Gilcig

November 8, 2021 – I was mulling whether to write about the Kyle Beach NHL Sex Scandal or not. After all, what could I add? Well a lot, but did I want to? And then the Aaron Rodgers getting Covid-19 while breaking NFL protocols and putting others at risk happened. Who you are many times […]

Kyle Beach Brad Aldrich Case Means A Lot of People Need to be Fired From Hockey. By Jamie Gilcig #HOCKEYCRUNCH

Kyle Beach Brad Aldrich Case Means A Lot of People Need to be Fired From Hockey.  By Jamie Gilcig #HOCKEYCRUNCH

October 28, 2021 – We now know that former 11th overall pick Kyle Beach was John Doe in the sexual assault cover up by Black Hawk management back 2010 that led to other victims before Brad Aldrich, a video coach, was finally charged by police after assaulting a high school student. While the minutiae of […]

HOCKEYCRUNCH – Can the Habs Make the Playoffs? By Jamie Gilcig

HOCKEYCRUNCH – Can the Habs Make the Playoffs? By Jamie Gilcig

September 26, 2021 – It was an amazing finish to a frankly disappointing season last year. Injury to your franchise player, mental health issues for your most expensive forward, dealing with a pandemic, and literally backing into the playoffs in a weakened single season division. Them’s not betting odd conditions. Add in your opposition losing […]

HOCKEYCRUNCH – Why This Will be Marc Bergevin’s Last Year as Hab GM. By Jamie Gilcig

HOCKEYCRUNCH – Why This Will be Marc Bergevin’s Last Year as Hab GM.  By Jamie Gilcig

AUGUST 26, 2021 – Weird things happen in Hockey. The sad prevailing philosophy of the great franchise known as the Montreal Canadians is to “make the playoffs”. Anything can happen. Well it did happen last year. Through misfortune to opposition that no Vegas odds maker would account for the Habs had a chance to move […]

HOCKEY CRUNCH – Habs Improved After Draft & Free Agent Frenzy. Eichel not best Choice for Centre Addition. By Jamie Gilcig

HOCKEY CRUNCH – Habs Improved After Draft & Free Agent Frenzy.  Eichel not best Choice for Centre Addition. By Jamie Gilcig

July 31, 2021 – With Covid-19 impacting the globe it’s no surprise that it would impact the hockey world. Choosing all the way down at 31st the Habs either could trade up; dump the pick, or go all in and draft Logan Mailloux who normally would not be available at 31. After enduring a social […]

HOCKEY CRUNCH Habs End Cinderella Cup Run. Time to say Goodbye to Bergy, Ducharme, Price & Weber. By Jamie Gilcig

HOCKEY CRUNCH Habs End Cinderella Cup Run.  Time to say Goodbye to Bergy, Ducharme, Price & Weber.  By Jamie Gilcig

July 8, 2021 – What a wild ride this season has been. There’s been some good, but more bad ultimately. The Free Agent pick ups worked out really well. Sadly, some of those character guys that GM Marc Bergevin built this time around kinda punked out. This edition of the Habs reminds me of the […]

Leafs Crumble from 3-1 Series Lead as Habs Move to Round 2 – HOCKEYCRUNCH by Jamie Gilcig

Leafs Crumble from 3-1 Series Lead as Habs Move to Round 2 – HOCKEYCRUNCH by Jamie Gilcig

JUNE 1, 2021 – When your GM shows up at the game looking like a low rent gay porn star fluffer from the 70’s you know you’re going to win, and that’s exactly what the Montreal Canadiens did. Somehow. Did the Habs win or Leafs lose? There is a difference. Carey Price was good enough. […]

No Fans @ Leafs Game 7 – Blame Ontario Premier Doug Ford & Randy Hillier. By Jamie Gilcig

No Fans @ Leafs Game 7 – Blame Ontario Premier Doug Ford & Randy Hillier.  By Jamie Gilcig

MAY 30, 2021 – The Habs allowed 2500 rabid fans to attend game six of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs which was a cathartic celebration for those who have endured the Covid-19 Pandemic, but it wasn’t a high risk US style move. It was a reward for a community that has worked […]

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