Category: Habs

Playoff Intensity Brings Win

There was a playoff atmosphere in Montreal as the Montreal Canadiens came from behind to beat the Ottawa Senators with the winning goal in the final minute of play. With a strong defensive performance, the feisty Habs kept the Sens attack at a minimum an

Profile: #94 Yanic Perreault

If Yanic the Great could play with intensity every game, could take his best game and make that his norm, he’d be a 40-goal man and would be an integral part of the Habs. The fact he gives you a shift on and a shift off has him ticketed elsewhere at the v

Profile: #90 Joe Juneau

Juneau is still an excellent defender when healthy. He’s been able to track the best players in the game and hold them off the scoresheet more times than Hab fans will care to remember. His penalty kill work is also exemplary and it’s the little things hi

Profile: #81 Marcel Hossa

I was somewhat shocked when he was sent back to Hamilton earlier this year as I thought his game had been improving, if only mildly, on a consistent basis. Perhaps it wasn’t at a fast enough rate for the staff and perhaps they felt he needed to go down an

Profile: #79 Andrei Markov

If ever there was someone who suffered from confidence problems, it’s Andrei. Last year he made his breakout and was stellar on the blueline. He’s the most proactive defender Montreal has seen in years; cutting out plays at the opponents blue line routine

Profile: #71 Mike Ribeiro

Mike Ribeiro was drafted 45th overall in the 1998 Entry Draft by the Montréal Canadiens. In 1999-2000, he played his first 19 games at the NHL level and scored two points. In 2000-01, he played two games with the Canadiens.

Profile: #65 Ron Hainsey

Hainsey is a good puck-handling defender who needs to learn how to defend. For a guy with his size, he’s incredibly weak on the boards and in front of the net. The fact he doesn’t use that size to at least angle a player out is the most worrisome, though.

Profile: #60 Jose Theodore

After a difficult season last year, some might have expected him to come back with another rough campaign. Hardly so. What many don’t take into consideration is the way he finished last year: he was much stronger and much more consistent. Therefore, his p