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After a win on Wednesday night in Brooklyn against the Islanders, the Montreal Canadiens extended their winning streak to six games with a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Join Coach as he breakdown the action, and discusses the line blender and Greg Pateryn’s ascension on the Canadiens’ blue line.


Despite a very boring pace, the Montreal Canadiens once again got back to the winning side of the ledger with a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils in their first home game of 2016.

Join Corey Collard, Coach K and Steve Farnham, as they review tonight’s action, and talk about a couple of trades in the NHL and reports that the Habs are in the running for Lightning’ winger Jonathan Drouin.


The Montreal Canadiens finally return home to start the 2016 portion of their home schedule, facing off against the New Jersey Devils.

Join Coach K, Steve Farnham and Corey Collard as they break it all down along with Paul Cuthbert of That Hockey Show from ‘Behind Enemy Lines’, brought to you by Telsys.


Desjardins Post-Game: Bolts vs. Habs – March 30th, 2015

Despite a strong push in the third period, the Montreal Canadiens couldn’t hold off the Tampa Bay Lightning, losing by a score of 5-3, thus allowing the Bolts to sweep the season series.

Join Corey Collard, Steve Farnham, Sean Lloyd and Coach K as they make sense of what went wrong for the Canadiens on a night where they looked like they may pull off the victory early on.


Desjardins Pre-Game: Bolts vs. Habs – March 30th, 2015

Join Steven Hindle, Corey Collard, Steve Farnham and Coach K as they preview the final regular season matchup between the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tasha St-Pierre from Bolts By The Bay joins the crew from “Behind Enemy Lines”, brought to you by Cirqles.ca

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MHT Post-Game: Bolts vs. Habs – Jan. 6th, 2015


The Montreal Canadiens looked like a team that came off a long road trip. They were totally lifeless, as they dropped a 4-2 decision to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Join Corey Collard, Sean Lloyd, Steve Farnham and Coach K as they try to make this loss a little more entertaining.

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MHT Pre-Game: Bolts vs. Habs – Jan. 6th, 2015


Join Steven Hindle, Rob Elbaz, Corey Collard and Coach K as they preview tonight’s game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens. Tasha Meares from BoltsByTheBay.com joins us from “Behind Enemy Lines”, brought to you by Cirqles.ca

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Bolts have the firepower to strike twice.

When your team ices Steven Stamkos it’s hard for the opposition to contain such a great scorer, let alone one who has the help of an elite playmaker like Martin St-Louis. Although Lecavalier (PHI) was bought out, they did choose to fill in the skill void by drafting Jonathan Drouin who will be given the opportunity to play immediately. Although signing winger Valtteri Filppula could help the Bolts with some second line duties, it was also a great help that they were able to use Teddy Purcell efficiently last season. Hopefully, he has not just provided a flash but proof that he can be a threat on offense for the Tampa team. Along with young forward Alex Killorn,  the Lightning do have some young talent to stage this year, as do the fans who plan on watching them live.

However what remains to be seen is how well their D can hold the opposition. Although they are a productive team, they’ve had trouble keeping the puck out of the net during the last few seasons. Matt Carle and Victor Hedman are the big names on the blue line and it will be up to them to step up their game to the next level.  They also have veteran presences with Sami Salo and Eric Brewer who naturally lose a step with age but as defencemen, it’s better to have NHL experience than inexperience. Two watch are youngsters Mark Barberio and Radko Gudas on defense. Both are players who could make a permanent jump into the NHL this season, given the Bolts need on the blue line.

Two seasons ago the Bolts made a deal to get Anders Lindback from the Predators and last season the Bolts dealt Cory Conacher to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Ben Bishop. Both goalies have shown good potential as backups although neither has strung together enough games to be considered a legitimate number 1, (Lindback career high GP is 24 and that was last year.)



In what was a much anticipated NHL Draft, Marc Bergevin and the Montreal Canadiens addressed the lack of size and character by selecting Michael McCarron #25 overall. Join Corey Collard, Kamal Panesar, Nick Murdocco and Coach K as they breakdown the picks and discuss some of the trades from the draft floor, and rumours floating around the NHL.

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I really wasn’t planning on doing any writing regarding the upcoming NHL entry draft but I couldn’t resist the urge to share with everyone my personal wish list is for the Montreal Canadiens. I will just come up with a few names per pick that I think have a chance of being available where the Habs are picking. Hopefully, many of you will share your own personal wish list too.

First Round Picks:


Andre Burakowski, LW, Malmo

  • Needs to fill out but he has very solid offensive instincts and intelligence.

Kerby Rychel, LW, Windsor

  • Big and nasty forward who can put the puck in the net but will need to work on skating a good deal.

Frederick Gauthier, C, Rimouski

  • 6’4” Center who skaters very well, Gauthier has great hockey I.Q. defensively but he is expected to be a moderate point producer in the NHL.


Early Second Round Picks (both 34 and 36):


Mike McCarron, RW, USNTDP

  • McCarron is a huge winger who has shown really good improvement in the 2nd half of the season. Nasty shot on net.

Connor Hurley, C, Edina H.S.

  • If he was born a few hours later, he would not have even been draft eligible. Needs to get a lot stronger but love his passing game and hockey I.Q.

Tommy Vannelli, D, Minnetonka H.S.

  • Very good overall skills, Vannelli is mature in his decision-making and still has some room to improve.


End of Second Round Pick: 


William Carrier, LW, Cape Breton

  • Underrated forward who has had to take on pretty much all of Cape Breton`s offence on his own. Can create chances with his vision and passing ability.

Marc Oliver Roy, LW, Blainville-Boisbriand

  • He’s still very slight still but willing to battle, a good skater and great work ethic.

Phillipe Desrosiers, G, Rimouski

  • Desrosiers has improved a good deal as the season progressed, he is confident and focused especially when the pressure is on.


 Guys To Consider For The Rest of the Draft:


Gage Ausmus, D, USNTDP

  • Growing into his frame he could play the body well and has the mobility to keep pace against quicker opponents.

Nick Baptiste, RW, Subdury

  • Very quick skater who is usually attacking the puck carrier with authority, Baptiste could be a solid 3rd line player who will excel at the cycling game.

Vincent Dunn, LW, Gatineau

  • Nasty, abrasive forward who plays with a lot of emotion, sometimes too much. When focused, he is clever player who excels in the defensive aspect of the game while being able to chip in some secondary offence.

Yan-Pavel Laplante, RW, PEI

  • Missed a lot of time due to injury, Laplante is a very hard worker who understands the game well and makes smart decisions.

Carter Verhaeghe, C, Niagara

  • Choppy skater, Verheaghe compensates by always moving his feet and forechecking effectively.


For a lot more information on all the NHL entry draft prospects, you can order the Mckeen’s hockey draft guide: http://www.mckeenshockey.com/