Hockey Crunch – By Jamie Gilcig – Kent Hughes Hiring Reflects on Quebecois Culture & Nordiques Expos Reality

January 23, 2022 – Kudos to Geoff Molson. The Jeff Gorton & Kent Hughes hires feel good. As someone that was the Habs first Analytics guy and video statographer back in the 90’s it’s great to see the team finally take some strong steps forward with a clear focus to winning. As this scribbler has… Continue reading Hockey Crunch – By Jamie Gilcig – Kent Hughes Hiring Reflects on Quebecois Culture & Nordiques Expos Reality

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… Continue reading Habs Owner Geoff Molson Gets an A for Firing of Berg & Hiring of Gorton. 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… Continue reading Habs Hire Jeff Gorton. Bergevin Days May Finally Be Over. HOCKEY CRUNCH By Jamie Gilcig

How Bad Will Habs Be This Year? HOCKEY CRUNCH By Jamie Gilcig

NOVEMBER 7, 2021- Hoo boy. First we had that lovely start to the season and now it appears, unless Jake Allen notches a shut out, wins will be infrequent. Carey Price is coming back soon, but he didn’t perform much better statistically than Jake Allen last year during the regular season nor much better than… Continue reading How Bad Will Habs Be This Year? HOCKEY CRUNCH By Jamie Gilcig

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

HOCKEY CRUNCH Habs 0-4 Start. Time for Geoff Molson to Wake up. By Jamie Gilcig

October 20, 2021 – The surprise isn’t that this incarnation of the Habs are bad, but simply how bad they are playing. Clearly their coaching has failed. In the off season the Habs did make some positive moves. While the Gallagher contract is putrid and ol stumpy is making prognosticators like myself look kinda sorta… Continue reading HOCKEY CRUNCH Habs 0-4 Start. Time for Geoff Molson to Wake up. By Jamie Gilcig

HOCKEY CRUNCH – How Bad a Coach is Domenic Ducharme? By Jamie Gilcig #habs

OCTOBER 15, 2021 – For those of us that pay to watch the Habs online we want our money back after watching the embarrassment in Buffalo. Simple reality. When Dom was hired to replace Claude Julien the team really didn’t improve. They backed into the playoffs. Even their Cinderella run which was fueled by injuries… Continue reading HOCKEY CRUNCH – How Bad a Coach is Domenic Ducharme? By Jamie Gilcig #habs

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… Continue reading HOCKEYCRUNCH – Can the Habs Make the Playoffs? By Jamie Gilcig

I like Dvorak, but KK Fiasco Move Habs Backwards. By Jamie Gilcig

September 7, 2021 – Cap & asset management are critical in today’s NHL. This week we have seen Habs GM Marc Bergevin lose a 3rd overall pick for a 1st and 3rd round pick. Cleary the drafting and development of KK was an error. A bad pick for #3 overall and poor development as the… Continue reading I like Dvorak, but KK Fiasco Move Habs Backwards. 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… Continue reading HOCKEYCRUNCH – Why This Will be Marc Bergevin’s Last Year as Hab GM. 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… Continue reading HOCKEY CRUNCH – Habs Improved After Draft & Free Agent Frenzy. Eichel not best Choice for Centre Addition. By Jamie Gilcig

HOCKEY CRUNCH – Habs Bold Pick of Logan Mailloux Simply Smart Hockey. By Jamie Gilcig

JULY 25, 2021 – The ultimate goal in any professional team sport at the highest level is ultimate victory. The Habs had a taste this year by fumbling into the final before being blown out of the water by the defending Champs. Now with word that Shea Weber may be done, along with other team… Continue reading HOCKEY CRUNCH – Habs Bold Pick of Logan Mailloux Simply Smart Hockey. 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… Continue reading HOCKEY CRUNCH Habs End Cinderella Cup Run. Time to say Goodbye to Bergy, Ducharme, Price & Weber. By Jamie Gilcig

HOCKEYCRUNCH Can Habs Go From Boys to Men vs Tampa for Lord Stanley’s Cup? By Jamie Gilcig

JUNE 29, 2021 – I turned off game 1 right after the first goal. I’d seen enough and hoped that the team could turn it around. You see, as the NHL’s first analytics guru for the Habs back in the 90’s you learn things. What I saw was Tampa laying it hard on Montreal; not… Continue reading HOCKEYCRUNCH Can Habs Go From Boys to Men vs Tampa for Lord Stanley’s Cup? By Jamie Gilcig

Yeah, I want the Habs to Bring Patrick Roy Back . By Jamie Gilcig HOCKEY CRUNCH

APRIL 26, 2021 – It’s been a frustrating time for Habs fans. Yes, we will make the play offs. We might even win a round before getting crushed out because the team, while improved, still hasn’t addressed its core issues, but there are 31 teams this season and only one gets to win. With the… Continue reading Yeah, I want the Habs to Bring Patrick Roy Back . By Jamie Gilcig HOCKEY CRUNCH

HOCKEY CRUNCH Can Habs Swing a Deal with Anaheim for Max Comtois? By Jamie Gilcig

FEBRUARY 25, 2021 – This is not a rumour. This is not based on chatting with insiders. This is from the NHL’s first Analytics and statographer, your truly, after analyzing the Habs situation during this season and seeing a window for team advancement with the hiring of the team’s new coach, Dominique Ducharme. (Wishing you… Continue reading HOCKEY CRUNCH Can Habs Swing a Deal with Anaheim for Max Comtois? By Jamie Gilcig

Price’s Poor Play Leads to Julien Firing in Montreal. Muller Gone too. HOCKEY CRUNCH by Jamie Gilcig

FEBRUARY 24, 2021 – When you’ve watched and worked in hockey as long as yours truly has you develop instincts. My instinct since very early of Carey Price’s career is that he would never win in Montreal. Carey is a great goalie, but to win in Montreal you need to either not appear to care… Continue reading Price’s Poor Play Leads to Julien Firing in Montreal. Muller Gone too. HOCKEY CRUNCH by Jamie Gilcig

Price Fails Habs Who Were Good Enough to Beat Leafs in O Time Loss on Opening Night #HOCKEYCRUNCH By Jamie Gilcig

January 14, 2021 – What can a Habs fan say? Their high priced goalie failed badly and allowed the Leafs to stay in a game they weren’t really in or deserved to win. Toronto outshot the Habs 34-32 on a strong second period. 🚨 JOSH ANDERSON – 2ND OF THE GAME4-3 MTL pic.twitter.com/qyxVLfBDbZ — Here's… Continue reading Price Fails Habs Who Were Good Enough to Beat Leafs in O Time Loss on Opening Night #HOCKEYCRUNCH By Jamie Gilcig

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