Carey Price

Two games do not make a season, but, if you’re the Montreal Canadiens, they certainly stir up a sense of optimism. Despite the Habs getting off to a modestly successful 1-0-1 start to the 2018-19 season, they’ve either taken a Stanley Cup favorite to the limit or beaten another outright (and decisively to boot). None
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The Montreal Canadiens marked their 100th anniversary as a franchise on December 4, 2009, in what was their 101st season. Celebrations officially began a year earlier, but since no NHL hockey was played in 2004-05, the 2009-10 season was actually their real centennial year. Few fans noticed, as they were too busy following the unpredictable
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The Montreal Canadiens absolutely don’t need Antti Niemi. Nevertheless, it’s hard to fault general manager Marc Bergevin for re-signing the goalie, as he just did to a 1-year, $950,000 deal. Think of Niemi as that extra insurance policy you have, because, “Hey, why not?” There really isn’t a reason. Price vs. Niemi To be clear,
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The body’s not even cold yet, but that hasn’t stopped idle speculation from heating up as to just what went wrong with the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens. More specifically, speculation as to who were the main culprits. The People vs. Pacioretty and Price Whereas some interpreted general manager Marc Bergevin’s post-mortem press-conference comments as an attempt
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With the Montreal Canadiens long since eliminated from playoff contention, it’s about time general manager Marc Bergevin and owner Geoff Molson take stock of this past season. That’s especially true, as they’ve got just a few games left, with the team already 23 points out of the last wild-card spot. Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc
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While the adage goes that defense wins championships, 16 goalies have won the Conn Smythe Trophy in NHL history compared to just 10 defensemen. Considering the Montreal Canadiens have won a league-high 24 Stanley Cups, that’s a lot of good goalies from which to choose when selecting the best in team history. Granted, championships alone
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Turning this Montreal Canadiens season around may very well be an impossible mission. Ten points out of the last Eastern Conference wild-card berth, the Habs had better focus on rebounding in 2018-19. Thankfully, that’s a much easier task, as long as they accomplish the following five goals: 5) Sell Off Assets It almost goes without
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If anything, Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price has just explained away his horrible start to the season. That doesn’t absolve him from blame. Chronic Fatigue or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Carey Price – (Dominick Gravel-USA TODAY Sports) In a story that made the rounds this past weekend, Price was reported as having suffered from chronic fatigue
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Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price is known for stealing games, but he just got away with highway larceny. Carey Price vs. the Atlantic Division Carey Price – (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports) Despite being named the Habs’s All-Star Game representative, Price is in the midst of a mediocre season. He has a 2.89 goals-against average and
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Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher deserves to be named to the 2018 NHL All-Star Game above every other Hab. That doesn’t mean he will, though. Gallagher for Habs MVP Already the Habs’ unofficial first-quarter MVP, Gallagher has quietly put together an impressive first half altogether. While Max Pacioretty may have retaken his usual spot atop
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The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is filled with great opportunities for sports fans across the spectrum. College football bowl games, the winding down of the NFL season, featured NBA marquis-matchups and of course “holiday hockey” fill the sport menu. Like filling up on holiday food, the sports fan can overdose on a
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Despite the long-term ramifications of the trade that brought him here, there is no denying Shea Weber remains one of the top defensemen in the game. That’s not just due to his reputation, but overall effectiveness, as evidenced by his 500th career point, scored against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. Weber Hits Two Milestones
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All we talk about is the Western Conference. Not even a mention of the Toronto Maple Leafs. That criticism wasn’t entirely true in regards to Episode 11 of the Facing Off Podcast — our season debut, starring Félix Sicard — since there was also valuable insight on Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens. Félix will
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Today’s Rumor Rundown re-visits what’s going on in Vegas with two of the biggest trade targets in the NHL, if the Blackhawks will be able to move Connor Brown and is there a chance the Arizona Coyotes could move to Houston, Texas. Finally, the plot thickens as it pertains to the Montreal Canadiens, Carey Price,
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It’s been too long — far, far too long — but the Facing Off Podcast is finally back. Félix Sicard returns to debate the NHL season to date in Episode 11, which reflects on the first quarter ahead of American Thanksgiving and also serves as our season debut. Better late than never, right? Truth be
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Despite the Montreal Canadiens acquiring goalie Antti Niemi on Tuesday, the focus is on Carey Price and his injury right now, as it should be. Carey Price Injury Update Carey Price – (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports) Price hasn’t appeared in action since November 2, when he gave up five goals on 26 shots in a
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Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price hasn’t looked like himself recently. Even with his horrible .877 save percentage on the season and Charlie Lindgren impressively showing off the team’s underrated goaltending depth as he recovers from injury, there are literally few other goalies fans should want manning the crease instead. Montreal Canadiens goalie Charlie Lindgren –
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