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Steven Stamkos – – A Born Leader

Going back to 2008, when Steven Stamkos was picked first overall, the Tampa Bay Lightning had new hope. Their 2004 Stanley Cup run was in the rearview mirror, and a new player was selected. Was he selected to lead them? Probably, he’s always had those capabilities. “You knew once we got

Facing A Sweep; Ducharme is Making Changes

Tonight, the Canadiens will try to stave off elimination when they take on the Lightning in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final. Montreal will no doubt want to avoid the humiliation of a sweep and the ultimate insult, the Stanley Cup being won on their own ice in front

Changes Might be Coming For the Canadiens

At this morning's practice, the Habs worked solely on their power play for 30 minutes and fans will be glad to hear that a couple of changes have been made to the units. Most importantly, Gustafsson is no longer on the first unit, he's made way for Jeff Petry who's

The Morning After For Montreal

The Canadiens must have woken up with quite the hangover this morning, after last night’s mistake galore they find themselves on the brink of elimination and it’s time for Dominique Ducharme to find some solutions. The rookie coach has his work cut out for him, the Lightning is quite a

Suzuki and Caufield Have Chemistry

Sometimes when you have two young, dynamic skaters it can cause problems for the opposition. It’s not always about how much they’re scoring, sometimes it’s about chances, and eventually, those turn into goals. We all saw the Suzuki-Caufield chemistry on the Suzuki OT goal in Game 5, how it happened, and

10 Flyers Thoughts on Game 4

The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-0, taking a three games to one series lead in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Series. Here are some observations. The Flyers again deployed the Michael Raffl-Nate Thompson-Tyler Pitlick line to start the game, the same unit that got the assignment in Game Three.

10 Flyers Thoughts on Game Two

The Philadelphia Flyers lost to the Montreal Canadiens 5-0 on Friday afternoon, tying their Best of Seven Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series at one game each.  Here are some observations. 1)         If the second period of Game One was a blueprint that interim Canadiens head coach Kirk Muller (after head coach Claude

10 Flyers Thoughts on Game One

The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-1, in Game One of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series. Here are some observations. The goalie match-up is as advertised. Not often you watch two goaltenders but on a technical display as proficient as what Carter Hart and Carey Price displayed. If there