Montreal Canadiens Fire Michel Therrien; Hire Claude Julien

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via Last Word on Hockey, by Noah Cirisoli Breaking news Tuesday as the Montreal Canadiens have relieved head coach Michel Therrien of his coaching duties and have hired former Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien to fill in. The news came as shocking to many, with no prior rumors or tips of this move being made […] READ MORE



Looking into the Depth of the Montreal Canadiens Blue-Line

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The subtraction of goaltender Carey Price from the line-up was the single-biggest factor to why the team lost its mojo during the 2015-16 regular season, but one aspect of the team that showcased its strength was the depth of the Montreal Canadiens blue-line. It’s not easy getting by with one of your top-four defensemen sustaining significant injuries and […] READ MORE



OTPP: Subban and Therrien, Yeo's Firing, Stamkos, Flint and more

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Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Powerplay with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere. This week OTPP is happy to introduce a new contributor, LWOS […] READ MORE




All I Want For Christmas: Montreal Canadiens

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With Christmas Day just around the corner, we take a look at what the Montreal Canadiens organization has on their wish list this holiday season. Merry Christmas! All I Want For Christmas: Montreal Canadiens Sanctuary for Michel Therrien There is no coach more constantly attacked by his own fanbase than Canadiens Head Coach Michel Therrien. […] READ MORE


Five Observations on the Montreal Canadiens Powerplay

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There has been a major focus on the Montreal Canadiens powerplay woes despite an impressive 4-0 start, their first since the 1977-78 NHL season. Despite the second most opportunities in a small four game sample, the Canadiens powerplay is currently sitting at 12.5%, 22nd in the league. Last year the team finished with the 23rd […] READ MORE


Tomas Plekanec Records 500th Point as a Hab

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Over the century-long existence of the Montreal Canadiens, only 22 players had reached the 500-point mark while serving as a member of the team. Tomas Plekanec, one of the biggest pictures of consistency during his tenure with the Canadiens, became the 23rd player to hit the 500-point plateau when he sealed up the win in […] READ MORE