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Follow Me on TwitterMitch Melnick is the host of Melnick in the Afternoon on TSN 690 - Montreal's Sports Authority. Mitch also has his own website at MitchMelnick.com where you can find his blog, music links, upcoming events, neat photos and more. Listen Live to Melnick - weekdays from 3:00 - 7:00 pm. If you have questions or wish to contact Mitch, you can email him at mitch.melnick@bellmedia.ca

The Good, Bad and Ugly - Grabovski, Be a man, drop your gloves and stand up for yourself
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The Good, Bad and Ugly - Grabovski, Be a man, drop your gloves and stand up for yourself

Feb. 10, 2013: Montreal Canadiens Josh Gorges fought a guy twice his size with his team trailing 6-0 and it's best player nearly taken out by a 4th line fighter, who was Gorge's actual target. Doesn't matter how many punches he landed or took. Better yet was his post - game media session when he said what had to be said about Toronto Maple Leafs Mikhail Grabovski and Colton Orr. FULL STORY

In defence of Erik Cole
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In defence of Erik Cole

Feb. 9, 2013: Quickie blog prior to Leafs - Habs to point something out in response to growing number of fans/media who think Erik Cole is on his last legs, 10 months removed from a 35 goal season. I remember discussing the same subject early last season as a number of NHL watchers including media, fans and former players wondered where his speed had gone. Some of us tried to point out that Cole traditionally starts slowly. FULL STORY

The Good, Bad and Ugly - Canadiens are making a habit of coming out flying in their own building
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The Good, Bad and Ugly - Canadiens are making a habit of coming out flying in their own building

Feb. 3, 2013: There was a giddiness to the crowd at the Bell Centre which seemed apropos with so many kids in the seats, so many impressive young players on the Habs roster and a second period explosion that sent Buffalo SabresRyan Miller to the bench for the first time in nearly 40 career starts against the Montreal Canadiens. FULL STORY

The Good, Bad and Ugly - Habs opener wasn
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The Good, Bad and Ugly - Habs opener wasn't half bad, for an exhibition game

Jan. 20, 2013: Well that wasn't half bad. For an exhibition game. Good to be in the Bell Centre again for the opener between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs. But I still miss the Forum. Brandon Prust couldn't ask for a better Montreal debut. Beating Mike Brown in a fight and putting the puck in the net. Before the goal was called off. FULL STORY

Now that Habs have fired Pierre Gauthier, it is time to bring Pierre McGuire home to Montreal
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Now that Habs have fired Pierre Gauthier, it is time to bring Pierre McGuire home to Montreal

Mar. 29, 2012: This one is overdue. I'm not going to step aside over some supposed professional code. I sincerely believe that Pierre McGuire would do a terrific job as an NHL General Manager. And I think it's about bloody time somebody in this town talked to him about the GM post of the Montreal Canadiens. FULL STORY

It seemed like the Canadiens were making it interesting again, until Eric Staal took control
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It seemed like the Canadiens were making it interesting again, until Eric Staal took control

Feb. 14, 2012: It seemed like the Montreal Canadiens were making it interesting again. Until Eric Staal took control in the third period Monday night, with some help from a former teammate. Kaberle's most embarrassing moment as a Hab. Two more years. 8.5 million dollars. FULL STORY

Bring Pierre McGuire home to Montreal
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Bring Pierre McGuire home to Montreal

Feb. 1, 2012: This one is overdue. I'm not going to step aside over some supposed professional code. I sincerely believe that Pierre McGuire would do a terrific job as an NHL General Manager. And I think it's about bloody time somebody in this town talked to him about the GM post of the Montreal Canadiens. FULL STORY

The idiocy of the trade Subban brigade embarrasses the Montreal market more than Gauthier does
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The idiocy of the trade Subban brigade embarrasses the Montreal market more than Gauthier does

Jan. 21, 2012: All of this drama giving more ammunition to those who believe PK Subban is too self centered to develop into a top flight defenseman is ugly. The idiocy of the "let's trade PK (and Price) brigade embarrasses this market more than Pierre Gauthier does. FULL STORY

The 2011-2012 edition of the Canadiens already has me looking elsewhere
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The 2011-2012 edition of the Canadiens already has me looking elsewhere

Jan. 19, 2012: I'm restless by nature. But the 2011-2012 edition of the Montreal Canadiens already has me looking elsewhere. I can only hope Geoff Molson feels the same way. I cannot remember a Canadiens team with a power play percentage as low as under 13%. Can't pin this on Mike Cammalleri. FULL STORY

Who
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Who'd have thought the Habs would lose to the Sens, but beat the Rangers

Jan. 16, 2012: Just like you figured. The Habs would lose to Ottawa and then beat the top team in the conference. Following a near perfect victory in Toronto Saturday night the Rangers didn't seem prepared to deal with the Canadiens' top line. FULL STORY


11Mike Cammalleri had to know it was coming
12Lars Eller, a new Star is Born?
13Have the Montreal Canadiens just gotten too fat?
14So long Jacques...
15Habs will need a minor miracle to reach the promised land
16The Good Bad and Ugly - Jacques Martin is like Scrooge behind the Habs
17The Good Bad and Ugly - Erik Cole, best player on the ice
18The Good, Bad and Ugly - Can
19The Good Bad and Ugly - Seems like Martin
20The Good, Bad and Ugly - Thank you Number 31
21The Good, Bad and Ugly - Price was strong when the Habs needed him the most
22The Good Bad and Ugly - Why did Martin throw out Moen for shootout?
23The Good, Bad and Ugly - We wuz robbed!
24The Good, Bad and Ugly - Montreal plays it safe against Philly
25The Good, Bad and Ugly - What
26The Good, Bad and Ugly - No more small forwards, enough already
27The Good, Bad and Ugly - Back to back shutouts for Price
28The Good, Bad and Ugly - Gomez is going, going...
29The Good, Bad and Ugly - Habs were good but Carolina was awful
30The Good, Bad and Ugly - The plan is not to sit back
31The Good, Bad and Ugly - Habs Captain might be awakening
32The Good, Bad and Ugly - Habs lost to Oilers because they played frightened
33The Good, Bad and Ugly - a mutter here, a mutter there, everywhere a mutter, mutter
34The Good, Bad and Ugly - Jacques Martin
35The Good, Bad and Ugly - The Habs look reborn
36The Good, Bad and Ugly - PK Subban needs a few minutes with Knuckles Nilan
37The Good, Bad and Ugly - Was this all Pearn
38The Good, Bad and Ugly - November can
39The Good, Bad and Ugly - Time for some fist pounding on the table
40The Good, Bad and Ugly - Still no push back from Martin
41The Good, Bad and Ugly - Pacioretty best player on ice not named Miller
42The Good, Bad and Ugly - It will only get better for Price
43Was this really opening night in Montreal?
44The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - Habs stall Jets
45The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - Take 1
46Are you ready for some hockey?
47Pretending to care - Take Two
48Pretending to care about a Habs exhibition game
49Ten Questions for Canadiens (Yawn) Exhibition Season
50Let Me Sing, and I

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