The Montreal Canadiens are the oldest NHL team and the oldest hockey team to participate
in the league. They were formed in 1909 and have had an illustrious history ever since.
Success is something that Montreal Canadiens tickets holders are very familiar with. A
season that does not end with Stanley Cup success is thought of as a failure by Montreal
Canadiens tickets holders. These fans will fill arenas every week and cheer their team on to
The Montreal Canadiens tickets holders have had the pleasure of watching their team win
22 division titles and 24 Stanley Cups. A lot of these Stanley Cups came from 1915-1960,
however the team has managed to be consistently successful in almost every era. The most
recent success was in 1992-1993. The nine year wait for a Stanley Cup title is one of the
longest those Montreal Canadiens tickets holders have had to endure.
Up and down is a good way to describe the Montreal Canadiens the past five seasons. They
made the playoffs four times, losing twice in the QFs, once in the semis and once in the
finals to the Flyers. 2011-2012 was disappointing as the team did not manage to make the
playoffs. Fans will be hoping that 2012-2013 is a different story.
Great players and the Montreal Canadiens go hand in hand. There is no NHL player that
would not love to play for this team, as they are such a wonderful and exciting franchise to
be a part of. Gary Lafleur, Maurice Richard, and Jean Beliveau are some of the top goals and
assists scorers in Montreal Canadiens history.
The year 1996 proved to be the year that the Montreal Canadiens moved to the Bell Centre.
This is a stadium that cost $270 canadian dollars to build and it has been a resounding
success. The arena can hold 21,273 for every hockey game. That is a huge capacity for the
NHL, however Montreal Canadiens tickets are still sold out for most home games. There is a
waiting list for Montreal Canadiens tickets that are seasonal. This shows just how many want
to see the team live at every home game.
Fans of the Montreal Canadiens are some of the best in the NHL. The team has a famous
motto: "Nos bras meurtris vous tendent le flambeau, à vous toujours de le porter bien haut,"
in French, and it can be translated to, "To you from failing hands we throw the torch. Be
yours to hold it high." This motto is a symbol of how the fans feel about the team and how
the team appreciates Montreal Canadiens tickets holders.
Last season was not a good time for Montreal Canadiens tickets holders. They did not enjoy
being out of the playoff picture and having to watch other teams compete for the Stanley
Cup. Steps were taken to rectify this and there will be four new players on the Canadiens
roster for the 2012-2013 season. Fans will hope that these new players can push the current
ones and create the kind of quality and team spirit that will get the team all the way to the
Stanley Cup finals.
12-2-13: The Habs picked up wins this past week over Buffalo and Toronto and dropped a shootout game to the Capitals. Five of Lars Eller's seven goals came in the first five games of the season, meaning he's tallied just two in his last 22 contests. Montreal is 7-1-2 in their last 10 games and would be a wildcard team in the East should the playoffs begin today. Not many people thought the Canadiens would be a factor this season; however they’re showing otherwise.
11-25-13: The Habs currently occupy the fifth place spot in the Eastern Conference and would be wildcaed playoff team if the season started today. Montreal was perfect on the week picking up wins over Pittsburgh, Washington, and Minnesota. P.K. Subban’s 20 points lead the team and quietly Alex Galchenyuk is having a stellar sophomore season. The former number three overall pick in 2012 has 16 points in 24 games played. He could be considered for Team USA in the upcoming Olympics.
11-18-13: The Habs picked up three points last week. Their lone win came against Columbus with backup Peter Budaj between the pipes. The Habs were out-shot 79-51 in their two losses with Carey Price in net. Price only gave up one goal in each contest. I think it’s pretty clear now that Price should be the favorite to start for Team Canada in Sochi. His save percentage is now .936, which trails only Josh Harding among Canadian netminders.
11-12-13: P.K. Subban should not be a happy camper right now. Despite leading the Habs in points, shots, and assists, head coach Michel Therrien has benched the Norris Trophy winner multiple times in recent games. Some have even questioned whether or not he should make Team Canada’s Olympic roster. The talk of Subban not making Team Canada is preposterous and Montreal better pay Subban the money he wants before he walks away to a rival team.
11-5-13: The Habs went 2-2 this week, which is not bad given they had two back-to-back games and three of four games on the road. Montreal is now tied with Boston for fourth in the Atlantic Division. One bright spot for the Canadiens has been all-world defenseman P.K. Subban. Subban is currently second in the NHL in defenseman scoring behind Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson. Subban has 14 points in 15 games played. It’s still early, but it looks as if Montreal will be in a dogfight to make the playoffs this season.
10-29-13: The Habs have dropped two of their last three contests towards the end of their five-game homestand. Their lone win came in a 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks where Carey Price stopped 31 shots thrown his way. P.K. Subban leads all NHL defenseman in points with 11 and is averaging over 25:00 minutes of ice time a game. You have to remember the Habs are only paying him $2 million this year. They must sign him to a bigger extension now.
10-21-13: Carey Price should be the starter for the Canadian Olympic team at Sochi. His play early on is indicative of that and who else is really out there. Luongo? Smith? The Habs have allowed only 15 goals against on the year. The biggest concern for Montreal is injuries. Danny Briere joins Max Pacioretty, Alexei Emelin, George Parros, and Brandon Prust to the list of injured players. Their offense has been relatively quiet the past few games.
10-14-13: The Habs are once again a top 10 possession team this season. Scoring for the Canadiens this season has primarily come from the line of Brendan Gallagher, Alex Galchenyuk, and Lars Eller. The trio has combined for nine of Montreal’s 17 goals this season. Carey Price has been stellar this season. David Desharnais, who is being counted on this year, has failed to register a point. Max Pacioretty still doesn’t look comfortable after sustaining a wrist injury opening night.
10-7-13: Habs fans can breathe a bit easier after a disappointing opening-night loss to their hated rivals from Toronto. They had a nice bounce back win against the Flyers. Carey Price has looked stellar in his two starts and should be the favorite to start in goal for Team Canada at the Olympics.
8-22-13: The Canadiens are a tough team to read entering the 2013-14 season. They jumped out to a torrid start last year but slumped down the stretch and were bounced in the first round by Ottawa in five games. The addition of Daniel Briere in the offseason via free agency offsets the loss of Michael Ryder to the New Jersey Devils. Be sure to circle Dec. 5 on your calendar as the Habs play host to their archrival Boston Bruins. Montreal hosts the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks on Jan. 11, which is always entertaining.
8-21-13: Montreal has signed 23-year-old goaltender Dustin Tokarski to a one-year, two-way contract. The last time Tokarski played in the NHL was with Tampa in 2011-12 when he went 1-3-1.
Canadiens 2013 NHL Draft Summary:
Pick #25: Michael McCarron, RW
Pick #34: Jacob de la Rose, LW
Pick #36: Zachary Fucale, G
Pick #55: Artturi Lehkonen, LW
Pick #71: Connor Crisp, LW
Pick #86: Sven Andrighetto, RW
Pick #116: Martin Reway, LW
Pick #176: Jeremy Gregoire, C