Author: Matt Dilworth

Fantasy Focus: Carey Price

The pressure is always on in the NHL, especially if you happen to be a goalie. The pressure is exponentially higher if you’re a starting goaltender, more so if you happen to you play for an Original Six team. How will he respond in 2017-18?

Draft Options: Olli Juolevi

The vast majority of the hype for the 2016 NHL Entry draft has surrounded the trio of elite forward prospects: Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi. Given their talent, this isn’t too surprising; however, some talented defencemen are flying under the radar as a result.

Draft Options: Jakob Chychrun

Earlier in the year, Jakob Chychrun was thought to be the best defenceman in the 2016 Entry Draft, but he has seen his stock fall of late. It’s hard to pin blame on Chychrun for this slide in the rankings, as he enjoyed a successful 15-16 campaign; however, the emergence of Olli Juolevi and Mikhail Sergachev as top defenders has hurt Chychrun’s worth in the eyes of critics.

HW 3 Stars: March & April 2016

At long last, the 2015-2016 season is over for the Montreal Canadiens. Despite a tremendous beginning to the year, key injuries and bad luck ultimately doomed a team which many had considered to be legitimate contenders for the Stanley Cup.

Vote for March and April’s Stars!

When the curtains closed on the 2015-2016 season, the Montreal Canadiens were left in the unfamiliar position of being excluded from post-season hockey. For some fans, it may have been a relief and an end to year-long suffering, while others might still be shocked that a season that started off so well could go so horribly wrong.

HW 3 Stars: February 2016

February saw the Montreal Canadiens drift even further out of playoff contention, despite gaining more points than the past few months. At this point, any post-season hopes seem dashed, and it seems clear that Marc Bergevin and Michel Therrien are placing a larger emphasis on evaluating the roster moving forward.

Vote for February’s 3 Stars!

With a 5-7-1 record in February, the Montreal Canadiens didn’t do much to improve their chances of making the Stanley Cup playoffs. Granted, the 5 wins were a marked improvement over the past few months, but at a time when fans have begun hoping for a high draft pick, those wins may have seemingly hurt the Habs more than they helped.

HW 3 Stars: January 2016

After a disastrous month, the Montreal Canadiens organization decided to forgo the monthly tradition of awarding a Canadiens player the Molson Cup. HabsWorld, while not necessarily feeling any different about Montreal’s ineptitude, still saw fit to recognize the few decent performances.

Vote for January’s 3 Stars!

January began on a positive note, with Brendan Gallagher returning from injury and the Montreal Canadiens emerging triumphant from the Winter Classic game. But that elation was short-lived; for the second straight month, the Habs could only muster up 3 wins, and they plummeted down the NHL Standings.