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The Montreal Canadiens Are Built For Tight Games

In Featured, NHL News, Rob Elbaz by Rob Elbaz2 Comments

Carey by @DarthAlexander9 The Montreal Canadiens improved to an impressive 16-4-2 record after overcoming the Red Wings 2-1 in overtime Saturday night. Through 63 minutes the Habs never held a lead, but they came away with two points thanks to goals by Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk. Carey Price, now 13-1-1 on the year, turned away 32 of 33 shots for …

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Radulov Continues to Impress

In Featured, NHL News, Rob Elbaz by Rob Elbaz0 Comments

Image credit: Radulov by @DarthAlexander9. Alexander Radulov turned in another strong performance Thursday night as the Canadiens defeated the Kings 4-1 to improve to 12-1-1 on the season. Carey Price is now an impressive 9-0-0 on the season, giving him a 19-2-0 record since the start of last year. Radulov was a bit of an unknown commodity when he signed with …

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Price Powers Habs With 42-Save Shutout

In Featured, NHL News, Rob Elbaz by Rob Elbaz3 Comments

Wednesday night at the Bell Centre, Carey Price showed the league once more what makes the Montreal Canadiens so dangerous. Namely, Carey Price. The rest of his teammates didn’t really bother showing up until around the midway mark; the Canadiens were outshot 13-3 after 20 minutes. But Price kept his team afloat while the Canucks pelted him with shot after shot. Despite allowing …

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Getting the Most from Alex Radulov

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Despite a long hockey career, Alexander Radulov remains a bit of a mystery to North American analysts and coaches. In this article I’ll identify Radulov’s strengths and the best way for Michel Therrien and the Montreal Canadiens to take advantage of them. I see many breakdowns of the new Habs forward, with video footage used from two main places: his time with Nashville or …

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In Appreciation of Al Montoya

In Featured, NHL News, Rob Elbaz by Rob Elbaz0 Comments

In just his third game as a Montreal Canadien, Al Montoya has his first shutout, a 36-save performance in the Canadiens home opener, in his first game as a Hab in front of the Bell Centre faithful. The Canadiens have something in their first three games of this season that they missed for most of last year: stability in goal. That …

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One down, 81 to go

In Featured, NHL News, Rob Elbaz by Rob Elbaz3 Comments

Montreal Canadiens hockey is back and does it ever feel good! One game into the season and we already seem to have answers to some burning questions: Can Al Montoya do the job when Carey Price needs a night off? Yes. Can the first line of Pacioretty, Galchenyuk, and Gallagher be as creative and dynamic as they looked towards the end of last …

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New Season, New HabsAddict!

In Featured, NHL News, Rob Elbaz by Rob Elbaz4 Comments

Greetings Habs Addicts! A new and exciting season is upon us, and with the new look Habs comes a new look HabsAddict. In a world where Habs coverage seems to be getting more and more pessimistic and overloaded with in-depth analytics, Habs Addict is a blog for fans by fans. We may not always be optimistic but we’ll always wish …