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Last Word on Habs Pod – Episode 10 (Have the Montreal Canadiens Turned it Around?)

MONTREAL, QC – DECEMBER 02: Paul Byron #41 of the Montreal Canadiens tosses a puck towards the fans against the Detroit Red Wings during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on December 2, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Detroit Red Wings 10-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on...

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Montreal Canadiens Notes and News December 4: Turning it Around

MONTREAL, QC – NOVEMBER 27: Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) celebrates as he score the first goal of the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of the NHL game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Montreal Canadiens on November 27, 2017, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC(Photo by Vincent Ethier/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) After a terrible start to the season, fans hope the Montreal Canadiens are starting to turn it all around. The Habs have won five game games in a row, possess a 13-12-2 record, which is good enough for third place in Atlantic...

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Report: Montreal Canadiens David Schlemko Will Debut Against Ottawa Senators

LAVAL, QC – NOVEMBER 24: Laval Rocket defenseman David Schlemko (26) looks on during the first period of the AHL game between the Utica Comets and the Laval Rocket on November 24, 2017, at the Place Bell in Laval, QC (Photo by Vincent Ethier/Icon Sportswire) The long wait to see David Schlemko on the Montreal Canadiens blue line is over. Schlemko has been sidelined since training camp. Following hand surgery in New York to remove a bone fragment, he has recently been practicing with the team and had some conditioning stints with the Laval Rocket. It is expected that Schlemko will finally debut against divisional rival the Ottawa...

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Last Word on Habs Pod – Episode 9 (Montreal Canadiens Carey Price is Back and Very Very Good)

MONTREAL, QC – NOVEMBER 27: Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) makes a glove save during the second period of the NHL game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Montreal Canadiens on November 27, 2017, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC(Photo by Vincent Ethier/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and...

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Montreal Canadiens Notes and News November 27: Carey Price is Back

After losing five games in a row, the Montreal Canadiens welcomed back Carey Price for Saturday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres. The 3-0 win is not enough to dispel serious concerns about the Canadiens defence and lack of scoring. Price’s return is a bit of good news for fans, however, who are getting a bit too used to disappointment. Scores and News Last week started with a 3-1 loss to the Dallas Stars. While the Canadiens did not play terribly in the first and third period, for the ninth time this season, they allowed two goals in under...

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Montreal Canadiens Season is Over: Time to Tank and Rebuild

MONTREAL, QC – MAY 01: General view of the pre game ceremony prior to Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Bell Centre on May 1, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in the second overtime period and take a 1-0 lead in the series. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) The Montreal Canadiens are 8-12-3 heading into American Thanksgiving. They looked lost, disorganized and have lost five games in a row. The time to...

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The Case Against Montreal Canadiens Coach Claude Julien

The Montreal Canadiens are at a crossroads and face the real possibility of a lost season. Fans have blamed many. First and foremost, many have noted the failings of general manager Marc Bergevin. Criticism has also been heaped on players like Max Pacioretty, who has struggled and Alex Galchenyuk, who may yet be traded. Carey Price has had the worst season of his career. He hasn’t been helped by a defensive core which seems unable to defend. Thus far, coach Claude Julien has escaped a lot of criticism. That shouldn’t continue. There are perhaps three major issues with the coach. Some come from his...

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Last Word on Habs Pod – Episode 8 (Montreal Canadiens Catastrophe or Crossroads?)

MONTREAL, CANADA – APRIL 26: A Montreal Canadiens fan reacts to a goal being waved off in a game between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on April 26, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images) The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests...

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Montreal Canadiens News November 20: Dark Days in Habs Land

In Montreal Canadiens news, the Habs are out of a playoff spot with American Thanksgiving just around the corner. They lost all three games last week at home and did not look good. While it is still technically possible that this team could limp into the playoffs, it seems unlikely. Dark days have descended in Montreal. Scores and News On Tuesday, the Habs dropped a 2-1 loss in overtime against the Columbus Blue Jackets. In a game that seemed to sum up the season so far, the Habs blew three leads in the game and allowed the Arizona Coyotes to come back...

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Artturi Lehkonen out as Montreal Canadiens Injuries Continue

MONTREAL, QC – NOVEMBER 07: Artturi Lehkonen #62 of the Montreal Canadiens looks to shoot the puck during the warm-up prior to the NHL game against the Vegas Golden Knights at the Bell Centre on November 7, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) Perhaps the Habs best all-around winger, the Montreal Canadiens announced Artturi Lehkonen out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. #Habs advise Lehkonen is out indefinitely with a lower body injury. Julien says Lehkonen has been playing with it for a while but it became “unbearable”, so...

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Last Word on Habs Pod – Episode 7 (Montreal Canadiens Injured But Still Winning at Home)

MONTREAL, QC – NOVEMBER 08: Alex Galchenyuk #27 of the Montreal Canadiens looks on during the warmup prior to the NHL game against the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre on November 8, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community...

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Montreal Canadiens News November 13: Habs Winning Despite Injuries

The Montreal Canadiens have won seven of the last ten games, and three of four in the last week. Their recent success is due, in part, to the play of Charlie Lindgren. The Habs have been without Carey Price since their loss to Minnesota on November 2. Adding to their woes, on Saturday, the Canadiens announced that Al Montoya suffered a concussion and is out indefinitely. Montreal Canadiens News November 13: Habs Winning Despite Injuries Scores and News The Canadiens started a six-game, two week home stand on Tuesday against the Vegas Golden Knights. The Habs skated well. After allowing two early goals, goaltender Maxime...

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