With the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators set to kick off the 2019 NHL season on Oct. 2, The McGill Tribune previewed both conferences to predict the Stanley Cup winner. Eastern Conference Generally considered the tougher of the two conferences, the Eastern Conference features the Tampa Bay Lightning who are[Read More…]
Teams take advantage of the NHL’s point system, staying cautious and stalling until they can get a guaranteed one point in overtime. Since a win in overtime, or in the shootout, is worth the same two points as a regulation win, and a loss in this scenario grants one point, there’s no reason to risk losing in regulation and miss out on a point that requires just holding out a few more minutes.
Eight months after the infamous trade that sent shock and anger throughout Montreal, former Habs fan-favourite P.K. Subban returned to the Bell Centre on Thursday, March 2. Tensions between Subban and the Montreal Canadiens’ front office boiled over last June, leading the Nashville Predators and Habs to swap their marquis defencemen.
Head Coach Michael Therrien ruffled a few feathers in the hockey world this offseason when he announced that the Canadiens would be dividing the team’s leadership duties among four alternate captains. The wisdom behind having a sole captain is that it provides a veteran presence for the team to rally[Read More…]