Eric Engels is entering his 10th season on the Montreal Canadiens beat. Engels joined Sportsnet in the spring of 2015 as a staff writer and has since become an insider and commentator on regional broadcasts of the Canadiens.
Suzuki, Fleury proving readiness for regular season time with Canadiens
Nick Suzuki is making it really hard for Claude Julien and co. to send him down to the AHL. Not to mention Cale Fleury, who is making the decision of who to start on the right side of the third Canadiens pairing a real easy one.
Canadiens will benefit from deeper, more talented Laval Rocket this year
A year ago at this time, the Canadiens had almost no one of note to pluck off the farm if they suffered an injury. They were beyond fortunate to have suffer the eighth-least amount in the NHL. If things go worse for them in that department this season? The AHL cupboard is more than well-stocked to handle it.
Poehling, Suzuki turn heads in first scrimmage at Canadiens camp
In a Sunday-afternoon intra-squad scrimmage that featured more than 15,000 screaming fans in attendance and some players treating it like a Stanley Cup Playoff game, a couple of the Canadiens' young prospects proved they're ready for the next level.
Brook emerging as potential third-pair upgrade on Canadiens' blue-line
With the Montreal Canadiens set to play four exhibition games this week, we’re going to find out in a hurry how Josh Brook plays against top end players at this level. And if he impresses as he has at training camp, there's a chance we’ll see him make his NHL debut come October.
Canadiens' Lehkonen hopeful time spent investing in shot will pay dividends
Artturi Lehkonen, with his speed, his work ethic, his ability to play in all situations and on any line, is the type of player coaches love to have on their side. Is he under-appreciated by fans in Montreal? Perhaps he is a little bit. Do they expect more from him? Absolutely. And with good reason.