Category Archives: Montreal Canadiens
The One Puck Short Podcast is jolted back in to life following a seismic week in the NHL during which P.K. Subban and Taylor Hall were traded while Steven Stamkos stayed in the sun.
You’ve just made one of the best starts in franchise history, top of the NHL, flying high. One injury – even if it is to your best player – can’t derail you that much, can it?
Well, yes, apparently it can.
Since Carey Price went down, Montreal have fallen from 1st overall to 23rd overall – a shoo-in for the playoffs to six points adrift.
Worse still for Habs fans, it often feels like there is no end in sight for this ‘death spiral’.
As Montreal struggle to get their season back on track, Andrew Berkshire of the Ice Level Podcast joins me to discuss the Canadiens hot start, current slump and possible changes if things don’t improve.
We also look at Tomas Plekanec’s place in Habs history and discuss the All Star Game rosters, which were announced today.
Congratulations are also in order for Team Finland after their World Junior success, whilst the Predators and Blue Jackets are apparently talking trades.
The new NHL season is right around the corner, and the Atlantic Division has one bona fide contender, one team hoping to start over and six teams who could do great things….or nothing at all.
Montreal’s PK Subban is one of the most dynamic players in the NHL. He’s a candidate for the Norris Trophy and a pivotal part of the Habs defence.
He also crossed a line last night – slashing Ottawa’s Mark Stone across the wrist, receiving a game misconduct for his troubles.
Yet some claim a great injustice has befallen the Toronto native – when really he has no one to blame but himself.
The puck drops on the 2015 Stanley Cup play-offs this Wednesday, with Eastern Conference teams looking to bring the Cup home after three years in the West.
A strong case for success can be made for several clubs, but many contenders have fallen at the first hurdle before.
‘As is tradition’, here are the 1PS picks for the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals:
Canada’s sole representative in last years play-offs, Montreal might be the only flag bearer for hockey’s homeland again this season.
Whilst others undergo journeys of self discovery or rebuilds; Montreal seem to have found their groove over the past two seasons.
With one of the best goaltenders in the world, and perhaps the most dynamic D man in the game today, Les Habitants have the back bone to be a perennial play-off team for years to come.