2021 TSP: Montreal Canadiens Prospects

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Welcome to the 2021 Top Shelf Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2021 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. You can find all the articles here.  Since we had an extensive NHL Draft preview, we will not be reviewing the players who were drafted in […] READ MORE


The Montreal Canadiens Black Aces

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Finally, some good news on the hockey front. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the league’s plan to return. This has hockey fans all over the world excited to watch NHL hockey this summer. While there are still some hurdles the NHL and NHLPA still have to leap, teams will need to start prepping to get back […] READ MORE



Montreal Canadiens Backup Goaltender Options

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Despite the NHL season currently being on pause, teams around the league still need to focus on next season. Especially considering this season may be a wash. That’s no different for the Montreal Canadiens. Much like last off-season, one of the Montreal Canadiens’ biggest needs was a backup goaltender they could trust. The team tried […] READ MORE


Analyzing the Montreal Canadiens Signing of Vasili Demchenko

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On Tuesday, April 21st, the Montreal Canadiens announced that they had signed 26-year-old netminder Vasili Demchenko. The Russian goaltender spent the last six seasons in the KHL and is now deciding to make the jump to North America. The signing, however, is quite peculiar. Despite the need for an NHL calibre backup goaltender, the Canadiens crease […] READ MORE


Montreal Canadiens Sign Vasili Demchenko

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed free-agent goaltender, Vasili Demchenko, to a one-year, two-way, entry-level contract worth $700,000. General Manager of the Canadiens, Marc Bergevin announced the deal this morning. Demchenko will join Montreal for the 2020-2021 season after seven seasons in the KHL Vasili Demchenko Inks First NHL Deal Over his seven-year KHL career, spanning […] READ MORE


Montreal Canadiens Carey Price Out With Flu

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The Montreal Canadiens have announced that goaltender Carey Price will not travel with the team to New Jersey due to the Flu. Cayden Primeau has been recalled from Laval on an emergency basis and will serve as the back-up to Charlie Lindgren tomorrow. The Canadiens have recalled goaltender Cayden Primeau from the AHL’s Laval Rocket […] READ MORE




2019 Top NHL Prospects: 100 – 81

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Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf NHL Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top NHL prospects. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […] READ MORE