Author: Daniel F.

We previously took a deep dive into the forward group and defense group for the 2021-2022 iteration of the Montreal Canadiens. The forward group is quite deep and will present the coaching staff with a lot of decisions, but also lots of opportunities. On defense, things are not quite as complicated, but they are far from ideal. With Edmundson injured, and Guhle sent back to juniors, the team only has 6 healthy defensemen. When it comes to goaltending, the situation seemed pretty cut and dry: Price and Allen would take the crease from day 1. With the news that Carey…

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Last time, we took a deep dive into the forward group for the 2021-2022 iteration of the Montreal Canadiens. As we discussed, there will be some interesting choices for Ducharme and his staff to make in terms of both line combinations, and who even draws in to the starting 12. On defense, things are not quite as complicated. 5 of the 6 starting D basically have a guaranteed spot in the lineup. When it comes to spot number 6, there are a few options available and we’re hoping that some rookies can make the decision tougher. Left DefenseRight DefenseEdmundsonPetryChiarotSavardRomanov (LD,…

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Something we’ve always enjoyed about running Habs Chronicle over the years is engaging with the Habs community. Whether its sharing opinions about a player, coach or management, or uniting in disagreement with a call made by a ref – you all make Habs Twitter a fun place. So, we thought we would start a mailbag where we could try and answer as many of your questions as possible, even if they aren’t about the Habs at all. Without further ado… Who do you think will be the 1st player on the Habs to score a hat trick this year?— John…

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A few days ago, we published a simple poll asking which group of centers you all liked more. In truth, we expected to see a much bigger spread than there actually was. Which center group do you like more?A: Suzuki, Dvorak, Evans, Poehling, PaquetteB: Suzuki, Danault, Kotkaniemi, Staal, Evans#Habs— Habs Chronicle (@HabsChronicle) September 5, 2021 What we didn’t include in this question was something that many pointed out as a potentially differentiating factor: the salary of the players involved. This is where things get more complicated. Group A (2021-2022’s players) vs. Group B-1 (2021’s group at their 2021-2022 salaries) When…

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In this series, we will provide our expectations for the Habs players going into the 2021-2022 regular season. To simplify our analysis, we have split the roster into 3 groups: forwards, defensemen and goalies. In each group, we have identified a few main segments that we see the players falling into. Without further ado, here is our analysis on the forward group of the Montreal Canadiens. Left WingCenterRight WingToffoli (LW, RW) SuzukiCaufieldHoffman (LW, RW)DvorakGallagherDrouinPoehling (C, LW) AndersonLehkonen (LW, RW) EvansArmia (RW, LW)Perreault (LW, RW) Paquette (C, LW) Byron (LW, RW, C)YlönenDeaBelzileMysakTeasdaleHarvey-Pinard Additions: Hoffman, Perreault, Paquette, Dea, DvorakSubtractions: Danault, Tatar, Perry,…

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