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Karine Hains' Archive

In Hainsight: What About that Pick Now?

May 1, 2023 - 4:16 PM ET

After leading their first round series 3-1, the Presidents trophy winning Boston Bruins dropped the next 3 games, allowing the Florida Panthers to move on to the 2nd round. What does this mean for the Canadiens’ 2nd first round pick?

Prediction Time Part 2

May 2, 2023 - 4:12 PM ET

Round 1 is in the books and it’s time to try and predict what will happen in round 2, which starts tonight.

In Hainsight: Is it April Fools' Day?

May 4, 2023 - 4:42 PM ET

News is few and far between in Montreal these days with the Habs missing out on the Spring tournament, but the talking heads still need to fill the airwaves and yesterday on Twitter, I saw one of the worst trade ideas ever.

Answering the Call

May 5, 2023 - 4:20 PM ET

The World Championships will take place from May 12 to May 28 in Finland and Latvia and a few Habs players have chosen to answer their countries’ call.

In Hainsight: Book Review - Guy Lafleur et nous

May 7, 2023 - 12:23 PM ET

A little over a year ago, the great Guy Lafleur left this earth leaving a whole nation in mourning and the timing was therefore ideal for Steven Finn and Pierre Gince to release the book Guy Lafleur et nous.

Tonight's the Night!

May 8, 2023 - 8:47 PM ET

Here we are, tonight at 8:00 PM EST, 11 fan bases will be holding their collective breath waiting to know if their favorites will strike gold and win the privilege to select Connor Bedard.

In Hainsight: Fifth it Is!

May 9, 2023 - 4:15 PM ET

The Canadiens might not have won the draft lottery last night, but they still managed to win in a way, claiming the 5th pick.

Blue Line Update

May 10, 2023 - 4:03 PM ET

Two defensemen members of the Canadiens’ organization have decided to head to Europe to play next year, while one of the rookies blueliners will be the team’s nominee for the King Clancy trophy.

In Hainsight: World Championships and Draft Update

May 13, 2023 - 2:22 PM ET

The World Championships have now kicked off and Samuel Montembeault backstopped Canada to a 6-0 shutout win yesterday, while the Leafs' elimination means the Canadiens 2nd 1st round pick just dropped to at least 29.

Canada and USA Win Again

May 14, 2023 - 8:40 PM ET

Both Canada and the USA were in action today and both nations came out on top, but Habs prospects were much more visible in the Americans’ game.

In Hainsight: Playoffs Success Stories Give Food for Thought

May 15, 2023 - 8:12 PM ET

Last night, Connor McDavid and his Oilers were eliminated by the Vegas Golden Knights, making it clear that as good as a generational player is for a franchise, it’s not a magical cure or a guarantee of continued success.

In Hainsight: Time to Put Down the Dog

May 17, 2023 - 4:22 PM ET

Last night, Tempe voters overwhelmingly voted against the $2.1 billion Tempe Entertainment District project which would have included a new arena for the Coyotes, perhaps it’s time to put the dog down isn’t it Mr. Bettman?

In Hainsight: Hutson Looking Good at the World’s

May 19, 2023 - 4:02 PM ET

Habs fans were already excited about what Lane Hutson could bring to the table once he makes the jump from the NCAA but his performance in Wednesday’s tilt against Austria might just have raised excitement a notch.

In Hainsight: Netting the Profit

May 21, 2023 - 12:32 PM ET

With the Habs being out of the playoffs this year, I must admit that I’ve taken a particular interest in the World Championship and more specifically in one player’s performance.

Habs Legend Brings LHJMQ Cup Back to Québec

May 22, 2023 - 12:06 PM ET

For the first time since 1976 the Quebec Remparts have won the LHJMQ Championship and just like when they won the Memorial Cup in 2006, they did it with Patrick Roy at the helm.

In Hainsight: A Very Late First Round Pick

May 25, 2023 - 11:38 AM ET

The Florida Panthers completed the sweep last night eliminating the Carolina Hurricanes in 4 games to reach the Stanley Cup final which means their first-round pick will become either the 31st or 32nd.

In Hainsight: Beck Good to Go and Just “Shawt up”

May 26, 2023 - 2:00 PM ET

Today, the Memorial Cup tournament kicks off in Kamloops BC and thanks to an NHL ruling Habs’ prospect Owen Beck will be able to play.

Montembeault Backstops Canada to Gold

May 28, 2023 - 8:05 PM ET

Team Canada grabbed the gold medal this afternoon with a 5-2 win over Germany.