Author: Jacob Pâté

Writer for @HabsChronicle. My intent is to be wrong about hockey less and less everyday. Hockey, guitars and skateboarding. StFX University. En français aussi.

It was General Manager Kent Hughes’ first time running the show at the NHL Entry Draft for his Montreal Canadiens. In an event that included no lack of fanfare, we will be reviewing his 11 selections as well as his two trades. Player stats and info are courtesy of https://www.hockeydb.com/ Photo credits to Tomas Kyselica/Hockey Slovakia We may still be early in the 2020s, but the first round of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft might end up being one of the most exciting Habs moments of this decade. That doesn’t belittle any playoff runs that might happen in the years…

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For the first time since 1980, the NHL draft lottery balls have gone Montreal’s way. At the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, which is scheduled to be held in Montreal, the hometown Canadiens will be the owners of the first overall selection. After Montreal obtained the rights to the pick during the draft lottery on Tuesday, May 10th. This year, 2022, also marks the first time since 1985 that the location of the draft is in the city of the team which possesses the first overall selection. Photo credits: Sportsnet screenshot. He recorded 276 points in 556 games played in the…

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It was Kent Hughes’ first time around the block as General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens at the NHL’s 2022 Trade Deadline. Let’s see how he did. Montreal’s team status going into this season’s trade deadline could be deduced with relative ease. Since the beginning of the season, Montreal has filtered in and out of last place in the league; going no higher than 29th overall in the process. Teams that plan on contending for the Stanley Cup often have moves to make at the deadline. Sometimes, it’s the acquisition of a Hampus Lindholm or a Rickard Rakell type player,…

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This 2021-2022 season will be one that Montreal Canadiens fans will want to forget. As of February 14, the Canadiens are winless in their last ten games for the first time since 1926. That Canadiens team went 11-24-1 for a point percentage of .500. When we flash forward almost a century to the modern day Canadiens, a team without the likes of Aurèle Joliat, Howie Morenz and Georges Vézina, the Canadiens share, unfortunately, a lot of similarities with the team from another time. One thing they don’t share, however, is the fire-power that Morenz brought to the table, or the…

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27 young players were invited to the Montreal Canadiens’ 2021 Rookie Camp which will take place at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. With the exception of Ivan Zhigalov, who had Visa issues and therefore is unlikely to make it to camp at all, the Canadiens have a lot of talent distribution to look forward too. Top Prospect: LD/RD Mattias Norlinder Mattias Norlinder shows us glimpses of a puck-moving flare that had lacked greatly on Montreal’s left-defensive side (he can play RD too, which is a plus with little depth on the right side) since the departure of Andrei Markov.…

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