HOCKEY CRUNCH – Leafs Choke Again in Game 7 – Tampa Moves to Second Round. By Jamie Gilcig

May 15, 2022 – For Leaf nation it’s essentially like living in the movie Ground Hog Day. A really good team racking up the points during the regular season and failing for the sixth year in a row to move forward. Frankly Leaf fans deserve better. Connor McDavid put on a show leading his team… Continue reading HOCKEY CRUNCH – Leafs Choke Again in Game 7 – Tampa Moves to Second Round. By Jamie Gilcig

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

HOCKEY CRUNCH By Jamie Gilcig – Oilers Slipping Out of Contention. Can Their Season Be Saved?

JANUARY 7, 2022 – GM Ken Holland has to be feeling the pressure. He gambled with the Duncan Keith trade and the signing of Zach Hyman & Cody Ceci while not truly addressing the team’s goaltending issues. The team jumped out to a great start, but now are 2-6-2 in their last team with McDavid… Continue reading HOCKEY CRUNCH By Jamie Gilcig – Oilers Slipping Out of Contention. Can Their Season Be Saved?

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

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

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… Continue reading Understanding NHL Culture re KYLE BEACH & Aaron Rodgers is a Scumbag 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 – 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

HOCKEY CRUNCH – KK Out, Dvorak In. Habs Lose. By Jamie Gilcig

September 5, 2021 – The saga of Jesper Kokowhatchamacalhim is over for Habs fans. Another failed franchise pick. When you draft in the top 5 that’s the deal in the cap age. Those players have to have important long term impacts. While yours truly refers to KK as Lars Eller lite, that’s still not the… Continue reading HOCKEY CRUNCH – KK Out, Dvorak In. Habs Lose. 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

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.… Continue reading Leafs Crumble from 3-1 Series Lead as Habs Move to Round 2 – HOCKEYCRUNCH 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

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