Here you will find transcripts to episodes of Canadiens Time Season 3
Hello, and welcome to Canadiens Time. It’s been a long time a lot of “fun” things got in the way, and it would be nice to have returned under happier circumstances.
But of course the Canadiens are finishing up a literally terrible road trip, but the hope will be that as time goes on changes will be made.
My hope is that as trades get made and they’re coming, it may take the deadline for them to get made, but that we will see that they’ll be openings for other players to get their shot cause right now there’s just players that are just filling space. And admittedly, you have players that I have nothing against personally, but are just not producing.
And that includes Armia, and that includes Pezzetta and I’m a huge Pezzetta fan but he’s just not producing. So it may be time to consider maybe other options, and when when you look at you know you also have to ask questions of you know how is Drouin (Mispronounced) Drouin (Mispronounced) Drouin doing. My apologies on stumbling over that.
But he’s not that far behind a lot of the others that have been struggling. Evans has 7 points. Drouin has 6. Dadonov has 8, Gallagher has 8, so Drouin is not that far off the pace of a lot of the veterans so I don’t think it’s necessarily fair to write him off yet.
So I think it’s just gonna wait till these trades happen, and they open up room for the Laval players.
hello and welcome to Canadians time today the topic is your Juraj Slafkovsky. Now it’s come up recently that um the Canadiens might want to make a move given his performance and development it was brought up by Marc Dumont in a recent piece that if he plays in two more games he will burn a year towards his unrestricted free agency so that in Dumont’s opinion that’s not it’s not worth it given the what Slafkovsky is doing at the NHL level but at the same time Brian Wilde has also argued that Slafkovsky is not touching the puck enough and not developing enough and in the last game is playing on the fourth line and so that also that Slafkovsky should go to Laval so both of them are on the Laval side of things given the um the both the development side and in demand’s case the contract side Matt Drake uh in his in his piece uh didn’t bring up Laval but didn’t say that the Canadiens need to give him more minutes because four or fine minutes are not where he should be he should not be on the grinding line he should be given more appropriate settings and I’m sure that would align with what for instance Wilde is saying where Slafkovsky needs to touch the puck more shoot the puck more be in those situations as as for me I find it that I’m sort of lining up more that Slafkovsky should be in more situations up with the NHL club now Dumont put together a very interesting net level of Statistics he found that um he looked at the Corsi For, The high danger chances and the expected goal percentages for various lines Slafkovsky has been on and most of them have struggled however he did find that there was some high level of results when Slafkovsky was paired with Evans and Anderson and that it was a CF percent of 69.8 high danger of course you’ve represent of a high danger chance per percent of 85.7 sorry for stumbling over that and expected goal four percent of 78 percent and so compared to all the other lines he had and it’s all in the piece he put out so that’ll be in the show notes there was I would say well put Slafkovsky back with Evans and Anderson and see how that line develops there’s no reason that can’t be a second line that you build around while maintaining the first line of Suzuki Caulfield and Dach and doing whatever you want with the third line and having you know the fourth line of personally I don’t really want the grinder line I’d like to see some of all people up there I’d like to see Richard up there or Harvey-Pinard and um but I just think don’t sense Slafkovsky down to the Laval but give him the opportunity he needs up on the NHL club but keep him up there and give him the partners that he’s worked the best with that’s all
Hello, and welcome to Canadiens Time. First off, we need to begin with the fact that Joel Armia has scored a goal.
We did it!
Okay, moving on. Other than that, the Rangers-Montreal Canadiens game did not go very well, for the Canadiens.
Fortunately I have divided loyalties, liking both teams, so I get away with a win either way.
But this is a Canadiens podcast. So it’s still very bad luck for the Canadiens as they come away with yet another loss I believe it’s their 7th straight.
And that’s just not going to. Well, it’s just not gonna be good.
But as JMcinthe613 reminded me, there is good news, and that involves the Canadiens prospects who are playing in World Juniors as the final games were played today, and Lane Hutson played for team U.S.A. and won Bronze and Joshua Roy and Owen Beck played for Canada and won gold. I’m just gonna call up their IIHF statistics here, and if the site is to be believed, Lane Hutson had 1 goal 3 assists for 4 points. But as some of the reporting has mentioned, his impact could be felt far off the score sheet. So I urge you to go and read the reporting.
That’s been done. As to his impact, Owen Beck had one assist for 1 point, and he was hardly used, and but he but where him, when he was used, he made it count, and Joshua Roy had 5 goals, 6 assists and 11 points overall, as part of a line with Connor Bedard so Roy really made the tournament work for him.
Obviously Beck, probably made the largest impression in camp, and everyone was probably sorry to see him go when he went back to you know the Steelheads, so it’s still it’s auspicious to see those players in the World Junior Championships. So meanwhile, as we watch the Canadiens flounder, there is hope in a lot of the prospects.
There’s so many that will be coming up through NCAAs, through the junior ranks, and we could only hope that once the reinforcements arrive, there’ll be an even brighter future for the Canadiens, that’s all.
Welcome to Canadiens time. First of all this, this is going over there (tosses reverse retro jersey away)
I, I…I, I’m so upset I could throw a shark. In fact, I am going to throw a shark right now. I’m going to take this shark, and I’m gonna throw it (throws large stuffed shark) I do not understand this team. There’s plenty of good players on the team.
We know that the the most of those veterans are not bad players, and yes, the defense is young.
We know the defense is young, but they’re also good young players, and you know there’s certain players that are out. Monahan’s out. Matheson’s out. Guhle’s out. That’s true. That’s true. But the team doesn’t need to totally collapse.
And yet, but also, they put Hoffman in. They take Richard out. Richard is this fast-moving, exciting player, and Hoffman is Mike Hoffman. Why would you do that? You have the opportunity to bring a young player up who has momentum, who showed what he could do at the AHL level. And instead, you go right back to that guy. There’s just some decisions are just being made that it just make no sense. And and I, you know there’s always talk about team, tank and all that. I I don’t care about that, because I I personally think they’re still trying to win games, and they just aren’t winning games. And but I mean, if you’re gonna tank a team, I guess you would put Mike Hoffman in ahead of other players.
That’s that’s a way to win. That’s a way to Tank, is, you know, Mike Hoffman is definitely one of the leaders of Team Tank.
Alright! I don’t even know what to say anymore. It’s just they, they, they! They won the game against the Blues and things we’re looking up. They look like they look like a hockey team again, and versus the Kraken, shut out again and it’s just at least Montembeault made a lot of saves and good for good for him.
He’s been playing well, and but I got nothing I got. I just I just threw a shark. That’s that’s what I got tonight.
Hello! And welcome to Canadiens Time. What can I say? Canadiens won another game, and that’s great news. And they did it all without Mike Hoffman.
Joy to the world, joy to all the boys and girls. I don’t know how the rest of that song goes, and probably, if I repeat it, I would probably have to pay royalties or something which I’m in no position to do anyway, Habs scored 2 power play goals tonight.
Both Cole Caufield which it basically the Habs basically have one power play plan. It’s just eventually pass it to Caufield, and he’ll do a one timer, and if that plan doesn’t work, they have nothing on the power play but it worked tonight. So that’s good, I guess they just should stay with that plan until something else comes along.
Also we saw. Jesse Ylönen up for the first time this season, and he was very noticeable including getting a point, and also had a nearly had a steal on the Nashville goaltender, which nearly led to some great results. So you know, as I’ve been saying, I think the young guys really need to be up more. I mean, they brought Richard up, they now brought Ylönen up. Yeah, they should bring Harvey-Pinard up because these guys are playing for something. They want to play for a spot on the team, whereas, you know, we see a lot of veterans struggling.
You want to bring the young guys up because the young guys really can add a spark. As we saw that spark tonight from Ylönen, and and then that would just really, I think, give the team a better chance, as things are going on. And obviously there’s space concerns. There’s cap concerns. It’s not easy to do all these things. I get that. But still I think if the team could work on getting some of these Laval stars up, more things would turn around for the team at least a little bit.
So I think that’s good when tonight and it’s you know. Sam Montembeault played well. things are going to be looking team’s gonna be looking to him for a little while with Jake Allen out, and I think he can be relied upon. And hey, you know, hopefully, there’ll be another win coming up soon. That’s all.
Hello, and welcome to Canadiens Time. Well, the Canadians lost to Florida Panthers tonight, after what had been a sort of an optimistic 3 to 1, 3 one se-sequence, when the seem to be picking up some momentum and then that came crashing to a halt tonight and but there was here was some hope in that in that the Canadiens were down four nothing then five nothing, and they still battled back to get two goals until that sixth goal was scored, and then that kind of deflated things.
But there’s still tere was still fight in the team, and that’s good to see. You don’t want to see, you know the team giving up, and now certainly didn’t happen to tonight.
Of course, from my perspective, what I’m looking for the most is, you know, you read article after article, in the fine Canadiens media publications. They talk about all the rumors regarding trades and waiver wire deals and things like that. But yet no moves are made, and at this point I’m just like there’s so many injuries affecting the team, and they’re down to 11 forwards.
And I just have to say, you know, Kent Hughes make a move already. I realize your bargaining position is going to be stronger, at, you know the closer you get to the deadline. But seriously, guys are passing through waivers left and right. There’s a need for more bodies. Make a move. That’s my message of this episode today. Kent Hughes, do something. That’s all.
Well hello and welcome to another edition of Canadiens Time. The Canadiens just finished up losing a what was a close game to the Boston Bruins, but ended up not going. The Canadiens way. This, after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs and overtime 3-2 recently. And this is, of course, as we all foresaw, the season would be where Cole Caufield would be out for the season, and Sam Montembeault would be the the rock, or that around the goal the goaltending rock that the team would find itself centering around and of course, half the team would be AHL callups at with the veteran core injured, and of course, still with half the veteran core injured, Mike Hoffman is fine.
But what this shows is the resiliency among the Canadiens. That is very important to see. They have no quit in them. They defeated Toronto, and they could have totally won the game against Boston tonight. There’s there’s no doubt of that. Boston, of course, is the one of the best, if not the best, team in the NHL right now. But the Canadians held them off, and you know, when they were down two-one late in the third they came back, and they tied that game so it’s of course Kirby Dach is proving to he’s sort of taking the team on its back in the absence of Cole Caufield, and what what an acquisition he has been.
Just I mean Kent Hughes was a total genius in making that deal so the there’s a lot of hope here, and there’s no there’s no tank here, because the Canadiens are not or are they they’re they’re playing honestly, too well to be tanking. The players that are coming up from the AHL are playing too well and the veterans that are left are playing too well, and even, and and so it’s it’s just gonna be a very interesting season to see where Canadiens end up because it’s not going to be at the bottom of the table.
It’s just not. There… there are teams that suck just way too much, and they’re not the Canadiens. So it’s just gonna be a very interesting…a very interesting next few weeks and months to see how many times the Canadiens can beat the Maple Leafs again, and after the trade deadline, who’s left. And just, I say, enjoy the ride, because the Canadiens are playing with house money. They’ve got nothing to lose, absolutely nothing to lose. So that’s all.
Hello, and welcome to Canadiens Time. We see once again the Reverse Retro jersey appear to be a cursed garment as the Canadiens fell in overtime tonight to the Detroit Red Wings, though there was hope, Rafaël Harvey-Pinard played extremely well, as did his his line. I got to admit a little while ago I was basically saying I didn’t see where Michael Pezzetta fit into the scheme. I was wrong on that. I think he’s he fits in, and he fits in very well in in this sense of this line that he’s working very well. Belzile and RHP. And I think he’s always he’s always been a he’s always shown a massive amount of effort. That’s no doubt of that. It’s just been where what has been produced from that effort. But I think he’s he’s earned a place on the team. And so my earlier comments about, you know, moving him out, moving others in, I think you know, he should be able to stay up and and I think he’s earned a place. So I mean, but also, you know, I had been waiting for you know, to see some of these of all players. Now we’re seeing them, and now they’re producing. And you know Jesse Ylönen, you know, you feel like he’s gonna produce more than he has. And Belzile is on the verge of verge of producing, I mean, in terms of goals.
I think it’s these injuries have really provided an opportunity for these players to actually finally get up to the big club. And it’s why the I think that we haven’t seen the team drop off in terms of play that much. I mean, they’re just you what you would expect over there now they’re gonna now they’re gonna play more poorly. Well, they’re not. They’re playing well, because these players that were in Laval are quality players. And you know it’s not, it’s not my.
knowledge of that I mean the the people that actually know what they’re talking about, you know talk about that. That’s how I know that. So this is a very interesting time.
And it’s actually a time where I’m feeling somewhat optimistic in that I mean, we know with the season the the Habs aren’t gonna go to the playoffs, and they certainly aren’t gonna win the Stanley Cup. But I think that Habs and Habs are not going to get Connor Bedard either, because they’re not they’re playing too well for that. And now maybe the Florida Panthers will suck so much that they’ll get down to the lowest rank and get the first pick that way. But other than that I don’t think there’s going to be a way for him to become a Canadien. So it’s just a matter of seeing, you know just what does the Canadiens have in terms of the younger players or in terms of Laval players, Belzile is an older player of course, but he’s showing his talents, and when that trade deadline comes and some players go, if it if as expected, that’s going to be the true test to see just what the team has left to build upon, and so I feel I feel optimistic, seeing how they’ve been playing lately, and this is certainly. You know. I I I worry on this on this little podcast and hardly anyone listens to. I worry about being too negative when we’ve seen so much sort of bad stuff happen this season. But I think there’s reason to be feel good, and it’s not gonna be the greatest seasons this year. But I think we have a lot to look forward to. That’s all.
Well, hello and welcome to Canadiens Time. The Ottawa Senators got another win over the Canadiens which is unfortunate given the rivalry would be nice if the Canadiens could pick up some wins. I mean the Canadiens are not going to win the Stanley Cup this year, but it would be nice they could beat Ottawa, but, alas! They didn’t. That’s 2 losses to the Senators in the past few days. But it was a good game. Tight game, certainly. The Canadians showed some fight, and Rafaël Harvey-Pinard is showing great talent in his time up with the Habs, and that’s great to see.
As you know, the all the call ups have really been showing their efforts. But RHP has really stood out, and that’s a great sign to see as we look for signs of hope. And what has been a really rough season with half the team injured. And I mean, yeah, you just you just look for what’s good.
And that’s that’s what’s good. And I think, course, what we really need to really need to conclude is that those those reverse retros, I mean I don’t even and just yeah…
Hello, and look the Canadiens Time. Well, Canadiens have a 3 game winning streak, I mean, that’s that’s something they haven’t had one since I believe David Auger on the Habby Hour said, that hasn’t happened since November. So that’s something to celebrate. I mean, obviously the Canadiens are not gonna win the cup. So we’ll take our victories where we can. This game against Chicago was just I mean you had you had the wildness you had Drouin and Armia scoring the goal where their colliding the Chicago player, collides with the goaltender, and they were flying all over the place, and then you had Evgenii Dadanov just zoomoming at slow speeds in between the other players, and somehow making it through the net, and that that led to a goal that would have been…
That’s highlight material right there. But just he just he’s he’s he’s such an interesting player. He just he just as Beth, from the Habby Hour points out, he looks so stressed, and he clearly is really, really stressed. But he’s there, he but he just has these interesting things he does sometimes and you don’t know when he’s gonna score, and then sometimes he’ll just pull something like this, and it’s just just what an interesting, interesting man he is.
And then, of course you had Michael Pazzetta, who at one point in the game accidentally setup a near scoring chance, and it was a great scoring chance.
And then he just sort of he just continues to have this just sort of chaotic personality. And it’s just a wonder to see. And, as I said on this podcast.
I wasn’t sure about him. I knew he was putting in the effort, but it was the production I was worried about, but no just just keep him right where he is, but I think I think you need to put him and have Evgenii Dadonov on the same line, and just I don’t know who else you put on that line, but you just need to have a weird line and just see what happens. Just see how weird it can get, because the season is already what it is. But you just wanna have the weird players all in one place. And I mean, maybe you put Hoffman on that line because he’s a scoundrel, and he cannot be trusted, and you put all 3 of them together. And so you have the 2 weird players, and you just have the… so I’m not gonna use a word, an adjective to describe that man. And just let them go at it. But but yeah, by the way, Kirby Dach, I mean he is making he’s making everyone he plays with better. What an acquisition he is! I mean just everyone he plays with he makes better. That guy is just what a pickup, brilliant move by Kent Hughes, that’s all.
Hello, and welcome to Canadiens Time! A few topics to discuss today. One is a piece by Nathan Ni in the Habs Eyes on the Prize. Who was talking about the trade market for Evengii Dadonov and it’s very interesting. It’s very interesting piece. I encourage you to read it. I’ll put it in the show notes. Not gonna read the results of the piece, but there’s a paragraph in here that says “Dadonov is a one-dimensional forward with a very good historical scoring track record, but has no league-wide cachet when it comes to intangibles. He also lacks what is a key priority for deadline buyers: playoff experience.” So it it’s just it’s just tough. And Ni and the article notes. He has only 17 points and 47 games. So it’s it’s very interesting to see whether he will be on the trade…he’ll be traded, and he’s been as I’ve noted, kind of weird this year, and it would be good for the Canadiens to be able to get something back for him. But I do wonder if teams will be interested. There was so many other Canadiens and so many other people on the market. Just what is the value? But the Nathan Ni piece goes just right into that, and it does turn out that he does have some value. And so hopefully, the Canadiens will be able to send him somewhere else. Also speaking of trades, Melissa Boyd had a piece in The Hockey Writers talking about the Canadiens, possibly getting Vitaly Kravstov, and what might it take? And it looks like that’s gonna be a third round pick is the market, and the piece goes into details about you know, the pros and the pros of doing this. And so I’m gonna drop that in the show notes, too. And it’s just Kravtsov would be a low risk, high reward, potential player and Jeff Gorton knows him already, and of course the Rangers obviously don’t really have a use for them. So, but the piece goes into further detail, and so that will be and I so I’ve I’m fully on board the Kravtsov train at this point. Why not pick up a player that you know the other team just doesn’t have a use for? I mean worked with, you know Kirby Dach, and it could work here and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. And you just lose a third, and I think that’s worth a third. Finally as a Marco D’Amico reports in Montreal Hockey Now, Kaiden Guhle has returned to practice in a non-contact jersey. So that’s great news. Hopefully we will see him back on the ice soon, cuz the Canadiens defense is kind of kind of rough right now with Arber Xhekaj out for injuries, and it looks like Chris Wideman is out, and I don’t know how long that’s gonna be could just be a temporary thing. But yeah, obviously getting Kaiden Guhle back would be big, considering where the Canadiens are. So that’s all.
Well, Hello, and welcome to Canadiens Time. The Canadiens picked up a 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils last night in Jersey. It was an amazing game. I was at it, and just the Canadiens played incredibly well, and the Devils are a very fierce team, and it’s gotta give credit to the Canadiens for keeping them from scoring a lot. And they had plenty of chances. And it’s just just a well well done by the Canadiens picking up the win. Yeah, you know, I was in the stands with the David Auger of The Habby Hour and so we had some fun, and and he had a lot to say which is not surprising. And what’s what’s it? It was some just some interesting results, you know. You had you had Justin Barron getting a goal, and Kovacevic getting a goal, and then you had Nick Suzuki got a just a beautiful goal on the break in and just see let him go, and he really made that shot count, and then Rem Pitlick got a goal on a tic-tac-toe play from Evgenii Dadonov and Dvorak, and that play just happened. That was just gorgeous, just the way it just came together. You could just see it sort of just just coming to life and and and Dadonov Had another play later in the game, where he maneuvered agiley through the defenders, and then hit a really great pass.
It just the the shot just didn’t you know, just didn’t connect, and it’s it’s just amazing. He is just so weird, you don’t know what you have in him.
He is, he is one moment he’s just not contributing, and the next moment he’s doing amazing moves and setting up goals. And it’s just it’s just fascinating to watch him.
Good overall, and it’s Samuel Montembeault, now he is a he was a key to the game because the Devils took a ton of shots, and he stopped he stopped, almost all of them, obviously and it really really came down to him. He made critical saves, and he had just a fantastic game. He let…the first goal he let up was a bit concerning. But he, you know, really he really held the line, and it’s really been great to see his evolution into just the really solid goalie that he is. And against the Devils, I mean, the Devils are just, I mean they when they put, you know Hughes and Bratt, and Hischier out there it’s just that they are. They are fast, they are dangerous. The amount of scoring chances they were generating was, you know, immense, and the the I mean the Canadiens defense, though the Canadiens defense blocked a ton of shots in this game, too.
It was Montembeault, and then the defense just blocking shots. And so I would imagine, and I don’t have the stat in front of me, but I believe if you looked at like shot attempts, there’s gotta be like, probably like over 50, maybe 60 shots blocked and saved. And that was just it’s just just an all around great performance from the team. There, and so you know, it’s well, you know Where was that against Toronto? We…that could have been really useful?
So, you know, that’s just that’s just the that the the notes from the game and and the fans. They were a lot of Montreal fans in New Jersey, and that’s why, when when the game was out of reach, you know an Ole chant started up and it couldn’t it wasn’t drowned out by the New Jersey Fans and so it was a very interesting experience to hear the Ole coming through Prudential Center. So that’s all.
Hello, and welcome to Canadiens Time. Well, that was an amazing game versus Philadelphia last night, I mean it could have gone either way. I mean, Philadelphia is a tough team, physical team, you know, it’s it’s always tough when the, you know, you never know what you’re going to get from the Canadiens, you know, you could get what you saw versus New Jersey, or you could get what you saw versus Toronto. And we just saw a really good high scoring game, Canadiens were just delivering tons of scoring chances. And it just in Jake Allen was performing incredibly well. And keeping them off the scoreboard. And it was just wonderful. And of course, Rafaël Harvey-Pinard made Tony DeAngelo look like an idiot. And that’s just bonus points. Anytime that happens. And it just, I mean, it was just it was just a wonderful game. And I think it’s nice to see that what that it seems like that one of the things that certainly is happening is that whereas when the team was in its worst state, prior to mart…Marty St. Louis, getting hired. It was sort of like the losses just compounded on the losses. And this team, even if they have a bad loss, and they’ve had plenty of bad losses, that doesn’t lead to just a snowball effect, where they just continue to lose, lose and lose, lose, lose. And they just seem to be able to rebound and get another win when it just it just, it’s just good they don’t seem to be building like these massive losing streaks. And that and that’s good. It’s shows that whatever’s going on with the team, there’s a resilience there. And also, I mean, and also Chris Tierney, first game gets a goal. That’s a great pickup by Kent Hughes, who finally did something we’ve been waiting for so long, we saw so many people pass through waivers and not get touched. And he just picks a guy who scores in his first game in a Canadiens uniform. I mean, it’s it’s amazing the deals that Kent Hughes makes. And we’ll have to see what goes on in the lead up to the trade deadline, as I can’t wait for the trade deadline, because then we’ll finally see what actually happens rather than all this speculation over who we could get this guy, this guy, this guy, we could trade this guy for this guy and this guy, but uh, this guy, well, we could, but we may not. And it’s just sort of like, well, who knows? And this guy’s injured and this guy is also injured and this guy, I don’t know, no, not wants him. And it’s, it’s just and you know, and I gotta say, I’ve been harping on Evgenii Dadonov, of Evgenii Dadanov. I’m sorry I just get hung up on on his pronunciation. I’m sorry about that. And he is just he does all these all these plays. He just he just, he’s he’s you know, you know, I’ve been talking about it, they were talking about it on The Habby Hour, too, like he’s on his own wavelength. That it’s just, it’s just so interesting to see where he just sort of, he’s just sort of doing his thing. And he’s winding into traffic, and he’s just maneuvering, and he’s just doing these things and then just doesn’t go anywhere. But then sometimes it does. And it’s amazing what it does. But it’s just a fascinating spectacle. Seeing him in action. And he just I don’t know, it’s just, it’s just, it’s just, there are no words. It’s just it’s a fascinating story to continue to follow. And, I mean, just watching this 70 year old man play hockey. And also, you know, shout out to Mike Hoffman, missing the net on the breakaway. Great, great job on his part of the scoundrel and I guess that’s all.
Hello and welcome to Canadiens Time. Tonight we solemnly announce that Evgenii Dadonov has been traded and it’s hard to come up with words to describe the the feelings of loss that come with this. He was a weird man. He was an old man. But he was a Canadian. And now we will not have his antics on the ice anymore to enjoy. And that’s now there’s just gonna be a missing piece out there his maneuvers into three opposing players and a pass that does not go anywhere. Only sometimes it would. And he would be so so stressed. And maybe in Dallas, he will feel better and feel relaxed. And maybe it just will feel nicer down there for him. Can but now we have Dennis Gurianov. And who the hell is Dennis Gurianov? Well, let’s find out. So I looked at the pieces that came out written by the fine Canadiens reporters and just the hockey reporters out there. Marco D’Amico in Montreal. Hockey Now says that he has two goals and seven assists for nine points in 43 games which is why he was able to be traded because his production is down. But he also in the bubble season put up nine goals and eight assists for 17 points and 27 playoff games. So that was quite an achievement. And in the Montreal Hockey Now pay piece there is a fantastic picture of urianov which I encourage you all to look at. Ryan Praught of A Winning Habit describes him “as a speedy player especially for size who can score 20 goals in the NHL having done so in the 2019-20 season.” So he has some potential there that again so did Dadonov. Dadonov I will it’s I can’t even get the pronunciation right on the first try and his farewell address. I’m so sorry about that. I just I don’t know. Dadonov Jared Book in Habs Eyes on The Prize says “Don’t look for him to be a playmaker but he’s solid off of the rush entering the zone.” JFresh posted his you know statistical thing he says “he’s a speedy shoot first depth forward with some offensive skill, especially when it comes to creating shots.” So that’s a sort of a introduction to Gurianov. He’s production is down but maybe the change in scenery will let him un lock his potential. Now, of course, we also hope for the same thing with Dadanov. And it just didn’t happen. So but we did have a good time. So maybe Gurianov off well, he has he has he has shoes to fill because either he either has to produce, or he has to give us a good time. So that’s a that’s what Gurianov has. And just another note on Gurianov. So basically the deal with him is the Canadians can qualify him at the end of the year for 2.9 million, or they can not and just let them go as a UFA so there’s not a lot of he’s not they’re not locked into him. So there’s a that’s just sort of another Kent Hughes move to not be locked into these players. And so we could see another, you know, Kent Hughes success here. And I’m just I’m just amazed at his his maneuver and Kent Hughes is just proven to be very very cagey. And and we you know, some of us you know, sit here with like will you know, do something and you’re not doing anything and do something but when he does make a move it’s always always something very interesting and it looks like something where he’s won and even though we haven’t evaluated yet I mean Gurianov hasn’t taken the ice in a Canadiens uniform but on paper at least it looks like this was a very good move for him so that’s all.
Hello, and welcome to Canadiens Time, well, a lot has happened, the Canadiens went on their California trip. And they just finished losing a shoot out to the California, California, Carolina Hurricanes, the former Hartford Whalers. And also the trade deadline came and went, and the Canadiens were largely not active. Pretty much everybody that was predicted to get traded didn’t get traded. And, to me, that’s, that shows that I think Kent Hughes really has really is, is very patient. And I think that’s great. He clearly was waiting for the deals that he wants. And he’s not going to take less than that. And so he just didn’t get the offers he wanted. And so he didn’t trade any of the players. And I think that’s, I think that’s just, it’s just his, his trades have so far hit after hit after hit, we’re gonna see how the how how Dadonov for Gurianov works. That’s the latest one. But it were.., but for the most part, you know, his moves have been sound. And so I think it’s, it’s it’s, it’s not surprising that the trade deadline came like this. And so I, I’m all for a GM that isn’t doing the stupid moves that several GMs in the league are doing, which is just bizarre. And you wonder just what, what they’re thinking with the returns, they’re getting for high value players, or just in some cases where you have a team that’s supposedly rebuilding, and they’re buying, or a team that’s selling and, but not selling for good enough return. And so I just think that I just think Kent Hughes is proving to be an excellent GM. Turning to the games. When the Canadiens were playing Vegas, and they were down, and they came back, and they ultimately lost that game, but I think the think it really showed that they’re not to be counted out in any game. I mean, there have been some really bad games where the Canadiens got beaten badly. But, games like the Vegas game show that the Canadiens still at this stage in the season, when they’re playing for less and less. They have really shown they’re still going to stay in that game, they’re still going to come back. I mean, the tank commanders might think it’s great. Well, they came back, but they still lost anyway. So that’s, that’s great. Personally, I think they’re still probably trying to win the game. So it’s, it’s not there. I don’t think there’s a tank going on. And as we saw tonight, with the Carolina Hurricanes game, the Habs are definitely trying to win that game as well. And they really just showed something compared to the February game where the Hurricanes really controlled that game. And Carolina has a very, very tough forecheck and Montreal really played incredibly well and got so many good chances even when they weren’t putting the puck into the net. And it was just a really solid game and yes, the the Canadiens ultimately let in that third goal, the third period and they went to overtime and they went to the shootout which they ultimately lost and once you get to the shootout I mean, it’s it’s it’s at that point, you know, it’s you can go either way. So it doesn’t it doesn’t really you could play the greatest game in the history of anything and once you get to the shootout, you can lose the game. So it’s I think there’s some really positive signs came from the past two games. And and, and also you’re seeing the secondary scoring is really there. And in fact, one wonders where the some of the primary scoring is, but you know, you still have you still have Belzile, you know, picking up a is third and Pezzetta is still making all the efforts and gets gets another goal today, that fourth line seems to be incredibly solid now. And I mean, and the scoundrel, Hoffman gets in on the scoring, scoring his first goal in forever, so it’s nice that he actually gets on the score sheet for once. And it’s just, I mean, there’s a lot a lot of positives that are going through this season. And, and it’s shouldn’t be lost sight of in the whether, whether one is not on the tanking train or one is on the tanking train. And just, there’s just a lot that’s going right for the Canadiens and hopefully as the injuries subside, and as some more of the younger players evolve the t..and.. some of the players that are still yet to join the team, join the team, there’s going to just be a just just a fantastic result. So that’s all.