Who’s Worse? Marc Bergevin or Peter Chiarelli

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Montreal Canadiens claim goalie Antti Niemi off waivers from Florida

The Montreal Canadiens have claimed veteran goalie Antti Niemi off waivers from the Panthers Tuesday morning The move signals Carey Price’s injury status is more uncertain than it has been lead on to be. Montreal will be Niemi’s third organization this season, as he started in Pittsburgh before being waived to Florida. His 3-0 record with a 6.74 goals...

NHL Expansion Mock Draft Armchair Edition

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It seems like just yesterday the NHL was crowning a champion. However, now it’s all about Vegas, and for all NHL fans who are not in Pittsburgh or Nashville, this is the best NHL event happening in the month of June. Vegas is set to have an almost full roster by the end of today. While they are already...

Rangers send the Habs packing

On Easter Sunday, the Rangers fell behind in the series, 2-1.  From that point on, the Rangers got in the driver’s seat and took control of the series.  They tallied three consecutive wins to win the series, 4-2.  Two of those final three wins came at home, which is nice to see after the previous struggles. Game Five was tight...

Rangers finally get back into the win column at home

Towards the end of the regular season, it was evident that the Rangers were struggling to win at home.  A win against the Philadelphia Flyers on April 2nd ended a 41 day drought at Madison Square Garden.  That is why not many people minded having to start the postseason on the road.  In recent years, the Rangers have been...

Rangers need to give Lundqvist more support in order to advance

The Rangers are heading back to The Garden on Easter Sunday with the series tied 1-1.  Typically, it is not bad to split the opening series on the road.  However, the Rangers have a sour taste in their mouths because they know they should be returning up 2-0. After trailing twice in the first period, the Rangers took the lead...

Full NHL First Round Preview

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The hardest trophy to win in sports, the Stanley Cup, is back up for grabs. 16 teams and eight intriguing first round matchups begin today with five sure-to-be exhilarating games. Let’s take a look at each of the first round matchups and predict a winner. Eastern Conference: Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers: This fantastic Original Six matchup features two of...

New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens

Montreal’s Road The Canadiens finished the regular season with 103 points (47-26-9) and won the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.  The Habs finished comfortably at the top of their division, with five points separating them from the second place Ottawa Senators.  In a somewhat surprising move, the Canadiens fired head coach Michel Therrien on February 14th in order to...

What’s next for Michel Therrien?

Even though the dust has finally started to settle in Montreal, questions still remain. What will the Canadiens do now for a center man? How will Claude Julien change the performance of the team? Another question still left unanswered, and certainly the most important one for legions of Michel Therrien loyalists is, what will Therrien do next? The rap on...

NHL’s Contenders and Pretenders: Atlantic Division

The Atlantic division is extremely crowded.  With only 8 points separating 2nd and last, every team still has a chance to reach the playoffs.  Which teams are serious contenders and which are only hanging around for the time being? Montreal Canadiens: The Montreal Canadiens started as the hottest team in the NHL. It took 11 games for the Canadiens to suffer a defeat...