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Oilers: Is Andrei Markov worth going after this summer?
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Oilers: Is Andrei Markov worth going after this summer?
Rob Soria
HometownHockey.ca

Edmonton - Apr. 10, 2014: Heading into this year’s NHL Trade Deadline, there were many a rumour surrounding the Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov. While such a deal would have made little to no sense for either team to even consider, the Oilers interest in the veteran blueliner was quite real and will likely be revisited this summer. FULL STORY



The Good, Bad, and Ugly - Panic at the Bell Centre?
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The Good, Bad, and Ugly - Panic at the Bell Centre?
Mitch Melnick
TSN 690 and MitchMelnick.com

Montreal - Apr. 2, 2014: The Montreal Canadiens have seven games left in their season. If last night's effort is any indication of how these final games are going to go then Canadiens' fans have every right to be concerned. The Tampa Bay Lightning managed a victory over a Canadiens team that lacked support from their star forwards. Mitch Melnick explains the good, the bad, and the ugly of last night's contest. FULL STORY



The Good, Bad, and Ugly - Canadiens end Bruins hot streak
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The Good, Bad, and Ugly - Canadiens end Bruins hot streak
Mitch Melnick
TSN 690 and MitchMelnick.com

Montreal - Mar. 25, 2014: Peter Budaj, Alexei Emelin, and Brian Gionta led the Montreal Canadiens to victory over the streaking Boston Bruins. The win came to the Canadiens without the help of grinders Lars Eller and Brandon Prust, as well as superstar goaltender Carey Price. Mitch Melnick dissects the Canadiens' shoot out victory in another edition of his "the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." FULL STORY



Good, Bad, and Ugly - Canadiens Outlast Leafs
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Good, Bad, and Ugly - Canadiens Outlast Leafs
Mitch Melnick
TSN 690 and MitchMelnick.com

Montreal - Mar. 23, 2014: The Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs played in their fifth and final matchup of the 2013/14 regular season on Saturday March 22nd. The Leafs fell to the Canadiens in a 4-3 deficit despite a strong attack late in the third. Mitch Melnick highlights the good, the bad, and the ugly of the original six matchup. FULL STORY



Good, Bad, and Ugly - Return of Patrick Roy
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Good, Bad, and Ugly - Return of Patrick Roy
Mitch Melnick
TSN 690 and MitchMelnick.com

Montreal - Mar. 19, 2014: Patrick Roy's homecoming was just perfect for Habs fans. They got to salute him prior to the game while Sara Diamond was singing the U.S. anthem. They watched a talented, explosive young team put on the kind of puck possession display that has them tied with the defending Stanley Cup champs with just 13 games to play. They saw the most dynamic teenager in the game make his Montreal debut a memorable one. And they saw the home team storm back to score six goals over the final 40 minutes to win the game. FULL STORY



Magic Act
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Magic Act
Mitch Melnick
TSN 690 and MitchMelnick.com

Montreal - Mar. 18, 2014: The amazing come-from-behind victory performed by the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday March 16th sent Canadiens fans home ecstatic, while leaving the Ottawa Senators scratching their heads. This was not the first time the Canadiens have stunned an opponent with a miraculous performance, and as Mitch Melnick explains, this victory was nothing less than magical. FULL STORY



Good, Bad and Ugly - Calling Carey Price!
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Good, Bad and Ugly - Calling Carey Price!
Mitch Melnick
TSN 690 and MitchMelnick.com

Montreal - Mar. 14, 2014: e Montreal Canadiens have played nine games since the Olympic break. They've won three of them. But not one in regulation time. The lousy record is certainly not all on goaltending. But whatever swagger the Habs might have had entering the break was lost the moment Carey Price left the ice just moments into his first practice after arriving from Sochi. Watching Price leave the ice flexing his knee was a troubling sign. FULL STORY



Team Canada: Price elevates game in semi-final win over USA
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Team Canada: Price elevates game in semi-final win over USA
Rob Soria
HometownHockey.ca

Edmonton - Feb. 21, 2014: In what was easily the biggest game of his career, Montreal Canadiens netminder Carey Price delivered the sort of performance Hockey Canada and their fans were hoping to get from one of their goaltenders at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Canada's 1-0 semi-final win over Team USA not only puts them into Sunday's Gold Medal Final against Sweden but it should also give Montreal a goalie who just elevated his game to another level. FULL STORY



Canadiens looked bloated in Philadelphia
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Canadiens looked bloated in Philadelphia
Mitch Melnick
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Montreal - Jan. 9, 2014: I get it. It's really hard to resist. But if your going to do a team outing in Philadelphia maybe you should have them delivered post game instead of chowing down at 5 PM. How else would you explain the Montreal Canadiens recent performances in Philadelphia other than to say they look bloated? FULL STORY



Montreal Canadiens - Half Way Home
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Montreal Canadiens - Half Way Home
Mitch Melnick
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Montreal - Jan. 5, 2014: I like Michel Therrien. I do. I don't know him very well but what I do know I like. I covered him from a much closer vintage point the first time he coached in the NHL when I hosted a weekly show on CTV. Therrien would always grab a smoke before the conversation. I know he got a kick out of a couple of stories I told him about a former Habs coach who used to bum cigarettes from reporters (Randy Tieman, Elliott Price) while mumbling his way through post game comments. FULL STORY



Good, Bad, Ugly - Bienvenue au centre, Daniel Briere
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Good, Bad, Ugly - Bienvenue au centre, Daniel Briere
Mitch Melnick
TSN 690 and MitchMelnick.com

Montreal - Nov. 11, 2013: On Sunday, the Montreal Canadiens defeated the New York Islanders 4-2 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. If you go back to last season - including playoffs - David Desharnais has not scored in 28 straight games. Bienvenue au centre, Daniel Briere. FULL STORY



Good, Bad, Ugly - Fourth line brutal for Habs
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Good, Bad, Ugly - Fourth line brutal for Habs
Mitch Melnick
TSN 690 and MitchMelnick.com

Montreal - Nov. 2, 2013: It was a very good night for the Montreal Canadiens. As long as the 4th line was not on the ice. Habs 4th line of Ryan White - George Parros - Mike Blundedn was beyond ugly. They were a combined -9 in just 15:05 of equal strength ice time. That's hard to do. Look at it this way - you'll be able to say you watched the only game these guys ever played together. FULL STORY



Smid and Petry power Oilers to comeback win over Habs
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Smid and Petry power Oilers to comeback win over Habs
Rob Soria
HometownHockey.ca

Edmonton - Oct. 23, 2013: On the strength of 2nd and 3rd period goals from the defensive pairing of Ladislav Smid and Jeff Petry, the Edmonton Oilers managed to end their six-game road trip in style with a come from behind 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Mark Arcobello continued his hot start to the year, picking up a pair of assists, while rookie Tyler Pitlick made his NHL debut for the Oilers. FULL STORY



Good, Bad, Ugly - That
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Good, Bad, Ugly - That's Entertainment!
Mitch Melnick
TSN 690 and MitchMelnick.com

Montreal - Oct. 18, 2013: Andrei Markov #79 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates his second period goal with teammates during the NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Bell Centre on October 17, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. FULL STORY



Jets: Morale victory?
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Jets: Morale victory?
Dean Belanger
HometownHockey.ca

Edmonton - Oct. 16, 2013: Last night the Winnipeg Jets arguably played their best game of the year, and fell 3-0 to Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens. I know what you are thinking, this is pro sports and there are no morale victories. Perhaps that is true, but it's also important to remember the NHL season is a marathon, not a sprint. FULL STORY



Winnipeg deserves more than the sleepiest NHL bench
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Winnipeg deserves more than the sleepiest NHL bench
Mitch Melnick
TSN 690 and MitchMelnick.com

Montreal - Oct. 16, 2013: Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens shoves Mark Scheifele #55 of the Winnipeg Jets out of the crease in first period action of an NHL game at the MTS Centre on October 15, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Montreal Canadiens probably should have blown out the Jets in Winnipeg but just could not connect on a third goal that likely would have opened the floodgates, until Daniel Briere hit an empty net with a minute to go. FULL STORY



Good, Bad and Ugly - Is Eller pissed about line demotion?
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Good, Bad and Ugly - Is Eller pissed about line demotion?
Mitch Melnick
TSN 690 and MitchMelnick.com

Montreal - Oct. 11, 2013: TSN's Pierre LeBrun told us earlier in the day that both the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers management types appeared "anxious" heading into this tilt. Was Lars Eller pissed about being moved away from Gallagher and Galchenyuk? Dumb penalty. Should have been a major. FULL STORY



Oilers continue to struggle on home ice, falling 4-1 to the Canadiens
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Oilers continue to struggle on home ice, falling 4-1 to the Canadiens
Rob Soria
HometownHockey.ca

Edmonton - Oct. 11, 2013: A two point night from Alex Galchenyuk coupled with a three point effort from P.K. Subban, helped the Montreal Canadiens walk out of the Edmonton Oilers home barn with a well earned 4-1 victory in Thursday night NHL action. Devan Dubnyk made his return to the crease, stopping 23 shots on the night but remains winless on the year with an 0-3 record. FULL STORY



Habs do Dubnyk and the Oilers a favour in starting Budaj
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Habs do Dubnyk and the Oilers a favour in starting Budaj
Rob Soria
HometownHockey.ca

Edmonton - Oct. 10, 2013: After struggling through the Edmonton Oilers opening two games, Devan Dubnyk was rightly given a seat at the end of the bench during Monday night’s game against the New Jersey Devils. That said, Dallas Eakins will go back to Dubnyk for tonight’s tilt with the Montreal Canadiens. As an added bonus, the Habs will start backup Peter Budaj instead of starter Carey Price, who will be given the night off. FULL STORY



Good, Bad and Ugly - Canadiens fall to surprising Flames
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Good, Bad and Ugly - Canadiens fall to surprising Flames
Mitch Melnick
TSN690 and MitchMelnick.com

Montreal - Oct. 10, 2013: I was wrong. I keep telling Tony Marinaro that it's not a terrible thing to have to say. As long as it doesn't happen over and over again. Like keeping P.K. Subban off the penalty killing unit. If the Montreal Canadiens trio of Desharnais - Briere - Pacioretty can't generate offense against an inexperienced, defensively challenged team like the Calgary Flames when can/will they? FULL STORY



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