Kevin van Steendelaar

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A Brief Look at the Habs Bruins Playoff History: Part 5


Part of a series on the Habs and Canadiens over their post-season years. This one is from 1989-1994


A Brief Look Back at the Habs Bruins Post-Season History: Part Five

1989 Adams Division Final: Revenge of the CH After disposing of their Semi-Final opponents (Hartford and Buffalo, respectively), the Canadiens and Bruins met again in the Adams Final. The...


A Brief Look Back at the Habs Bruins Post-Season History: Part Four

Well it had to end eventually.... 1984 Adams Division Semi-Final: Steve Who? Was it a flash back to 1971? The Bruins finished the regular season with 104 points to lead the Adams...


A Brief Look Back at the Habs Bruins Post-Season History: Part Three

The Canadiens and Bruins met four times in the seventies, including a pair of battles for Lord Stanley's Cup. 1971: Stanley Cup Quarter-Final: Dryden Stuns the Bruins This should have...


A Brief Look Back at the Habs-Bruins Post-Season History: Part Two

1954 Stanley Cup Semi-Final: Moore Bigger The defending champions swept the Bruins in four games. Dickie Moore hit the score sheet in all four games, racking up 10 points. Six points...


A Brief Look Back at the Habs Bruins Post-Season History: Part One

As the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens prepare to meet for the 34th time in NHL post-season history, here is a look a brief snippet at their previous meetings in quest of the Stanley Cup. F...

"Don't Change That Dial!" Well I did, thankfully!

How I became a fan of the Montreal Canadiens, and saved myself over 35 years of grief.

Bulldogs Prez Talks to Sportsnet


Hamilton Bulldogs President Steve Ostaszewicz spoke to Hockey Central this afternoon, leading up to the team's home opener this Friday.


Well, the NHL season should be starting....

The Canadiens 2012-13 season should be starting tonight, but nooooo!!


Marlies ground Bulldogs in Cobourg

The Toronto Marlies scored three unanswered goals in pre-season action over the Bulldogs. Watch the video highlights.

And One Last, and Well Deserving Change


EOTP already has a new look, and now it has a new leadership team, Trust us, it will be much better than the duo that the Habs introduced in 1995.

Remembering the Canada Russia Series

Looking back at Canada's greatest moment in hockey.

SB Nation United on the Horizon: A Sneak Peek

Over the summer, we have been dropping a few hints at some exciting changes about to unfold both here at Eyes On the Prize and our parent company, SBNation. In a short period of time, the all...

Leblanc, Gallagher talk CBA and Bulldogs


The crew from TSN690's "The Franchise," show spoke to a pair of Habs prospects, and certain Hamilton Bulldogs to start 2012-13, Louis Leblanc and Brendan Gallagher this morning.

Bulldogs Sign Trio to Two-Way Deals. UND Suspends Kristo


So it's guaranteed you won't be reading about a P.K. Subban signing for some time. But you can catch a glimpse of him tonight on CBC, as he is featured on the season premiere of "This Hour Has 22 Minutes." Here's a behind the scenes look at P.K. getting ready for the taping. Meanwhile with 21 players thrown into their lap on Monday, the Hamilton Bulldogs signed three players to two-way AHL-ECHL contracts this afternoon. The most familiar face for Bulldogs fans will be Olivier Fortier, who returns for his fourth season in The Hammer. Fortier was a third round pick by the Canadiens in 2007, but injuries limited him to partial seasons since his final year of junior. It seriously affected his future and was never able to crack our annual Top 25 Under 25. Joining him will be five-year AHL veteran Stefan Chaput, who split last season with the Syracuse Crunch and Providence Bruins, and Michigan State grad Daultan Leveille, a former first round pick by the Atlanta Thrashers in 2008. Leveille never signed with the Winnipeg Jets, becoming a free agent. Chaput's stats via Elite Prospects Leveille's statitstics and a 2011 profile from Illegal Curve. The Bulldogs also announce that single game tickets will go on sale this Friday. There will be tiered pricing this season, dropping average ticket prices by $5 over last season. South of the border, high ranked Canadiens prospect Danny Kristo has been suspended by the University of North Dakota, along with the team captain and two other players. The foursome, who make up the team's leadership corps, will miss the season opener against Alaska Anchorage and further team discipline that includes a mandatory community service program, weekly alcohol education programs and probation. Further incident could result in scholarship reduction, a suspension or an expulsion.

Plekanec Confirmed To Join Jagr in Czech League


Plekanec and Jagr set to play in Europe as early as Wednesday.

2012-13 NHL Season in a Coma


The 2012-13 NHL season is now in serious jeopardy. For how long, and can the league recover? What do fans do while they wait.

Because we all know what happens at 11:59pm tonight, I figure we need a good chuckle. So here you...


Because we all know what happens at 11:59pm tonight, I figure we need a good chuckle. So here you go.

Top 25 Under 25: #1 P.K. Subban

We conclude our annual Montreal Canadiens Top 25 Under 25 with a new champion for 2012-13.

A New Look is Upon Us

Our SBN Family is making some big changes, first up a new logo for us!

The Subbans Hit Toronto Radio/TV


P.K. Subban stopped by the Fan 590 in Toronto on Wednesday. During the 27 minute segment, the Canadiens RFA defenseman promoted Hyundai Hockey Helpers, which benefits KidsSport and getting kids in the rink.. Subban also shared a few other bits of info, including burgers, contract negotiations and some theme song ideas. P.K., brother and Bruins prospect Malcolm Subban and their father Karl also hit the TV screen as guests of CP24 Breakfast. Subban on his concerns for the fans, in the event of a lockout.

Saturday Evening Links


For some weekend afternoon reading , some links and opinions from the world of hockey.

So now what are we supposed to do?


Best line in Lance Hornby's report. "Bettman and union executive director Donald Fehr couldn't even agree on who decided to end the talks Friday, Bettman insisting he was free to chat and Fehr offering to talk about minor CBA points." Coming Soon: "Bulldogs and Nailers Eyes on The Prize"

Top 25 Under 25: #8 Jarred Tinordi

A monster of a defensemen get his chance at the pros with the Hamilton Bulldogs. How long until he makes an impact in the NHL?

Subban On Cows, Carbs and Carts


Nice feature from NHL.com on P.K. Subban's off-season diet and training. He doesn't have an NHL contract and a lockout is imminent, but Subban is looking to be in the best shape of his career when and if things come together in 2012-13. David Desharnais is confident there will be a season.

Top 25 Under 25: #12 Michael Bournival

After a Memorial Cup win to end his Junior career, will Canadiens prospect Michael Bournival have what it takes to win a championship at the pro level?

Is This The Future of The Dying Print Media?

A recent Montreal Gazette article questions the future of print media in Montreal.

Top 25 Under 25: #14 Aaron Palushaj

The Montreal Canadiens primary call-up man in 2011-12 is profiled in today's Top 25 Under 25.

Habs Weekend Wrap Up


A marriage on the horizon, the architect gets an extension, and other Montreal Canadiens news from the last few days.

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