Canadiens' head coach Jacques Martin

Jacques Martin is screaming because he knows he's being completely outcoached

Montreal Canadiens’ head coach Jacques Martin is being completely outcoached by Philadelphia Flyers’ bench boss Peter Laviolette. It’s hard to watch. Coming into this series, Martin and his Canadiens’ had absolutely everything going for them. They were riding high. And Jacques has managed – or mismanaged – to fritter that all away. Michael Cammalleri’s production has hit a brick wall. And Laviolette’s Flyers have crawled all over Jaroslav Halak like little orange ants at a picnic. (more…)

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Penguins' captain Sidney Crosby looks into Jaroslav Halak's eyes - to confirm he is human

Penguins' captain Sidney Crosby looks into Jaroslav Halak's eyes - to confirm he is human

With their Game Seven win last night in Pittsburgh, the Montréal Canadiens did a lot more than just eliminate the Penguins and close down Mellon Arena. They also punched their ticket straight to the Stanley Cup Final. That’s right, no matter who wins between Boston and Philly tomorrow night, Montreal will beat them – and endeavour to win its 25th Stanley Cup! (more…)

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Goaltending in Stanley Cup Playoffs is a crapshoot

Canadiens' netminder Jaroslav Halak makes one of his 53 saves in G6 v. Washington

Canadiens' netminder Jaroslav Halak makes one of his 53 saves in G6 v. Washington

Coaches hate players like Montréal Canadiens’ netminder Jaroslav Halak. And if they don’t, they really should. Last night, the guy stops 53 pucks to defeat the Caps and force Game Seven. He’s a hero in Montreal! A hero! Just ten days ago, he was a bum. So much of a bum, that head coach Jacques Martin started Carey Price in Game Four. Today’s NHL coaches never know what they’re getting from night-to-night in goal. Great for the fans. Horrible for coaches. (more…)

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