Time to Stick a Fork in the 2017/18 Habs Courtesy of Geoff Molson 121917

Cornwall Ontario – The Christmas break sadly is the funeral song for les boys this season.    The injury to Shea Weber didn’t do it.  The drama that is Carey Price actually wasn’t either. It was owner Geoff Molson signing off on the strange Rejean Houle type management of his hand picked GM Marc Bergevin. … Continue reading Time to Stick a Fork in the 2017/18 Habs Courtesy of Geoff Molson 121917

Is the Carey Price Contract Tradeable? Bergy Deflates Hab Values. By Jamie Gilcig 080817

Cornwall Ontario – It’s been a disastrous two years for Habs GM Marc Bergevin.  When owner Geoff Molson fires him this season he won’t be able to say that he wasn’t given every opportunity to win in Montreal. Five seasons with no true improvement in the roster during the cap era is not good for… Continue reading Is the Carey Price Contract Tradeable? Bergy Deflates Hab Values. By Jamie Gilcig 080817

Why Geoff Molson Has to Fire Habs GM Marc Bergevin by Jamie Gilcig MAY 27,2017

Cornwall Ontario – All GM’s have their ups and down as Hab fans prepare to watch PK Subban enter the realm that is the Stanley Cup final for a team that’s reached it for the very first time ever; coincidently, the first year after trading swapping out their heart, soul, and captain, who never led… Continue reading Why Geoff Molson Has to Fire Habs GM Marc Bergevin by Jamie Gilcig MAY 27,2017

Rd 2 Picks – Breaking Down the Habs Roster & Why Bergy Isn’t the Guy by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 25, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – I only made playoff pics for the Canadian teams in round one.  I went four for five including the Rangers to defeat Montreal in six games.  (I wish I was wrong on that one, but the curse of Rejean Houle may be too powerful to ever defeat) I’m not sure I’m a… Continue reading Rd 2 Picks – Breaking Down the Habs Roster & Why Bergy Isn’t the Guy by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 25, 2017

Bergevin’s Failure & More on SUBBAN, Therrien & Muller by Jamie Gilcig JULY 6, 2016

Alas Montreal fans have been rending their garments since the loss of the much beloved PK Subban.   For a 2nd round draft pick PK did well.  He won a Norris, excelled when it counted, the play offs, and entertained the fans. Sadly, Montreal being Montreal, language politics impact all facets of life and the… Continue reading Bergevin’s Failure & More on SUBBAN, Therrien & Muller by Jamie Gilcig JULY 6, 2016

Marc Bergevin Gets a B- on Draft Night 2016 SHAW & SERGACHEV Join Habs JUNE 25, 2016

Two 2nd round picks for Andrew Shaw?   Really?  Habs GM opened up the draft with a splash sending Lars Eller to the Caps for two future 2nd pics from the Caps.    Eller, one of the larger bodies on the Habs that has play off cred took a lot of heat for the failings… Continue reading Marc Bergevin Gets a B- on Draft Night 2016 SHAW & SERGACHEV Join Habs JUNE 25, 2016

Why Hab PK Subban Will be Traded to Edmonton by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 23, 2016

Tick Tock, tick tock.  July 1st is coming fast, but what’s coming faster is the NHL draft. While there are many arguments that can be made about trading any player PK Subban is an interesting case. For whatever reason he’s had a bit of a rough ride in Montreal. In a CAP world when you… Continue reading Why Hab PK Subban Will be Traded to Edmonton by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 23, 2016

Habs Braintrust Disconnect Exposed in Season Ending Bunk Fest by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 12, 2016

I have a distinct perception of how The Habs work in a sense.  In the 90’s I was their first videographer and created systems far ahead of what we today call analytics.  Some of the tools I created way back then still have not been matched.   We  tend to over analyze certain factors and… Continue reading Habs Braintrust Disconnect Exposed in Season Ending Bunk Fest by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 12, 2016

Does Habs GM Marc Bergevin Deserve to Be Fired by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 28, 2016

The Montreal Canadiens are a not your average hockey team.  They may have played like that for too many years, but they are the gold standard for the sport of Hockey.  They are akin to the NY Yankees in Baseball. Winning, and winning it all is an expectation and always will be, even in years… Continue reading Does Habs GM Marc Bergevin Deserve to Be Fired by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 28, 2016

Bad Asset Management Leads to Habs Fall From Grace in 2015/16 by Jamie Gilcig FEB 17, 2016

Going into this season Habs GM Marc Bergevin made very few impact changes.   Washington for example, clearly saw a need for some secondary scoring support and nabbed TJ Oshie, and Justin Williams. Montreal saw some lottery tickets.    Alex Semin, Zach Kassian, and Tomas Fleischman.     While “Flash” had a good start, as… Continue reading Bad Asset Management Leads to Habs Fall From Grace in 2015/16 by Jamie Gilcig FEB 17, 2016

Habs Struggles Put Pressure on Marc Bergevin & Michel Therrien by Jamie Gilcig JAN 19, 2016

While many Habs fans are in the doldrums over the team’s epic fall from grace including a record month of losses pressure is mounting on GM Marc Bergevin. The Wunderkind is under the gun to resolve issues on the team that simply have not been addressed.    As Zack Kassian provides exactly what he was… Continue reading Habs Struggles Put Pressure on Marc Bergevin & Michel Therrien by Jamie Gilcig JAN 19, 2016

Will Habs Replace Therrien with Guy Boucher by Jamie Gilcig

Is Guy Boucher on the horizon for Habs fans?  With the team in a utterly devastating slump fans are starting to point their fingers at the coach.   Boucher left his coaching gig in Europe hoping to land another NHL gig.  The former Tampa coach was present for Steve Stamkos greatest season with the team.… Continue reading Will Habs Replace Therrien with Guy Boucher by Jamie Gilcig

Habs First Quarter Report Card by Jamie Gilcig NOV 26, 2015

So we’re just over the quarter mark of the 2015/16 NHL and so far the biggest transaction by the Habs has been the long term resigning of GM Marc Bergevin. Frankly I can’t complain.   While I might not agree with some of his moves, you have to admit the results are impressive. It’s not… Continue reading Habs First Quarter Report Card by Jamie Gilcig NOV 26, 2015

Do the Habs Have Enough for 2015/16 by Jamie Gilcig – OCT 1, 2015

With a week before the puck drops to start another season of NHL hockey the big question is what is GM Marc Bergevin’s plan? No major moves were made in the off season.  Most of the moves seem to be internal.   Alex Galchenyuk moves to Centre, Lars Eller moves to the wing to get… Continue reading Do the Habs Have Enough for 2015/16 by Jamie Gilcig – OCT 1, 2015

Habs Not Vegan – Put the Bite to Hamburgler – Flames Smoke Canucks by Jamie Gilcig

CFN – When Habs GM talks about wanting character in his players he wasn’t kidding as the team showed huge character in defeating the Ottawa Senators in game one of their series. Missing was team leader and top scorer Max Pacioretty and Norris candidate PK Subban earned a game misconduct for a clear two handed… Continue reading Habs Not Vegan – Put the Bite to Hamburgler – Flames Smoke Canucks by Jamie Gilcig

Will the Ottawa Senators Upset the Montreal Canadians in Round One of the 2014/15 NHL Play Offs by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 13, 2015

CFN – Sens vs Habs for round one of the play offs. This season it’s great to see so many Canadian teams making the second season, but tragically there are two series that will knock out two of our teams. Montreal, while finishing first is vulnerable. The team nabbed Devante Smith Pelly instead of a… Continue reading Will the Ottawa Senators Upset the Montreal Canadians in Round One of the 2014/15 NHL Play Offs by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 13, 2015

Can the Habs Win Lord Stanley’s Cup by Relying on Carey Price or Is it McCarron Time? by Jamie Gilcig – March 15, 2015

CFN – Will the Price be right for Hab fans as the end of the regular season draws to a close? Last year Montreal nearly made it to Lord Stanley’s cup only to be foiled by the NY Rangers after Chris Kreider skated into the goalie knocking him out for the remainder of the series.… Continue reading Can the Habs Win Lord Stanley’s Cup by Relying on Carey Price or Is it McCarron Time? by Jamie Gilcig – March 15, 2015

Are Habs Relying Too Much on Carey Price by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 22, 2015

CFN – It’s hard to criticize a team that’s sitting in the standings where Montreal is, and that’s at the top of their division and conference with 81 points in 59 games. They’ve increased their team goal differential to +26 and have given up a league low 131 goals. That’s impressive especially as one doesn’t… Continue reading Are Habs Relying Too Much on Carey Price by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 22, 2015

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