Archive for November, 2010
Proving just how quickly things can change when skating on thin ice, Kyoko Ina and Kelly Chase were the sixth eliminated pair on BATTLE OF THE BLADES. Ekaterina Gordeeva and Valeri Bure, who also found themselves in the bottom two, will remain in the game for their chance to take home the Crystal trophy and $100,000 donation to their charities of choice in next week’s finale. Continue reading
Seeing Andrei Markov crumpled against the boards has unfortunately become a familiar sight for fans of the Montreal Canadiens. From Markov’s own reaction Saturday when he punched the boards with his fist [either in frustration, pain or both] he knew something was very wrong and was probably saying the same thing fans were: “not again!” Continue reading
The Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers have been bitter rivals since the 1970s. Whether it be Clarke and Barber, Lindros and LeClair, Carter and Richards, the animosity between these team has been on display for decades.
Tomorrow night, the BroadStreet Bullies will be in town to take on Les Glorieux once again. While the Canadiens are no longer the perennial contenders they were in previous eras, the Eastern Conference finals of last season has re-energized both fans and players alike. Continue reading
As Canadiens fans, we can always find something to debate. At All Habs Hockey Magazine, we have assembled an excellent group of contributors who bring different perspectives and writing styles to our pages. Naturally, we don’t always agree.
In an effort to showcase these opposing views, All Habs is unveiling a new regular feature called “Faceoff.” Continue reading
“You have to play the Box!”
This is the simple coaching strategy when trying to kill off a penalty. Coaches have been saying the same thing for decades. However, the art of playing shorhanded has evolved, just like it’s cousin, the power play. Five-on-four is difficult to defend, five-on-three is nearly impossible. Continue reading
Hockey is an intensely physical and speed oriented sport. There are injuries every day, of either the minor or major variety. Although players are much stronger than they once were in the 1980’s and 90’s, it remains that the human body can only withstand so much punishment. Continue reading
If you want to know just how quickly the tide can turn in the National Hockey League, just ask Carey Price and Tuukka Rask. Boston Bruins’ net minder Rask had everything going for him last season as he dislodged Tim Thomas from the number one position and lead the league in goals against average and save percentage in his rookie season. Continue reading
They still don’t get it.
Most hockey pundits projected the Montreal Canadiens to barely make the playoffs, or miss it altogether this season.
If they had known of the offensive struggles of Scott Gomez and Brian Gionta through the first month of the season, the expectations may have been even lower. Continue reading
What do these players have in common? Jeff Halpern, Max Lapierre, Tom Pyatt, Dustin Boyd, Lars Eller.
They are all natural centers who could be pivoting the bottom two lines on the Montreal Canadiens. Toss in Tomas Plekanec and Scott Gomez and you quickly realize that seven centers for four lines is not ideal. Continue reading