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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Price’s Poor Play Leads to Julien Firing in Montreal. Muller Gone too. HOCKEY CRUNCH 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 […]

Price Fails Habs Who Were Good Enough to Beat Leafs in O Time Loss on Opening Night #HOCKEYCRUNCH 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 […]

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