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?

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

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

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

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

My Fearless NHL Play Off Picks for Round 1. By Jamie Gilcig – HOCKEY CRUNCH

MAY 15, 2021 – It’s that time of year. This year should be more interesting with more local rivalries and teams having played each other much more than normal. As well the wear and tear of the season will have an impact on teams as injuries and fatigue may show more on some than others.… Continue reading My Fearless NHL Play Off Picks for Round 1. By Jamie Gilcig – HOCKEY CRUNCH

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 Kids are Making it Fun to Watch Sens Again. Ottawa Not Far. By Jamie Gilcig

FEBRUARY 26, 2021 – Remember the Sens being in a long play off run and seats being empty? Remember that exposed mess of players trashing a coach? Ottawa Sens owner Eugene Melnyk has been tire fired an awful lot and put into place a clear game plan of dumping salary and improving the value of… Continue reading HOCKEY CRUNCH Kids are Making it Fun to Watch Sens Again. Ottawa Not Far. 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… Continue reading HOCKEY CRUNCH Can Habs Swing a Deal with Anaheim for Max Comtois? By Jamie Gilcig

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