Eric Engels
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Eric Engels, born and raised in Montreal, is in his 13th season on the Montreal Canadiens beat. A multiplatform Canadiens and NHL insider, Engels joined Sportsnet in the spring of 2015 and has become a commentator on regional and national broadcasts of the Canadiens. Engels can also be seen on multiple Sportsnet shows—from Tim and Sid to Hockey Central.
Canadiens notebook: NHL Awards ballot dissection and Draft Day debate
Eric Engels
I resolved my internal debate over voting Matthews first with relative ease. While I could concede the Leafs likely would’ve easily made the playoffs without his contribution, I told myself they’d have been far from achieving their best regular season in their 105-year existence without it. And what Matthews delivered was so beyond unique and special that I didn’t feel someone else was more deserving.
Weber trade adheres to Hughes' long-term plan for Canadiens
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Canadiens continue waiting on Price, won't stand in Luke Richardson's way
Eric Engels
Canadiens GM Kent Hughes is still hopeful to get more clarity on Cary Price's situation by July 13. The Canadiens won't stand in the way of a head coaching job for Luke Richardson. No one should bet against consultant Marie-Philip Poulin.
The Canadiens scored big with Poulin — just ask the people that know her best
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With all her accolades, hiring Marie-Philip Poulin is a slam dunk for the Canadiens — and Eric Engels reached out to some of the people who know her best to tell us why.
Canadiens coach St. Louis is the right man for the job in front of him
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Canadiens' Hughes says no urgency to decide on first overall pick before July
Eric Engels
The decision Kent Hughes has to make is momentous. It will not be based on position or need, there's no urgency to rush their first overall pick to the NHL. What the Canadiens will do, though, is choose who has the most potential to eventually make it — and thrive for years.
Shesterkin leads Rangers' best in pivotal Game 3 win over Hurricanes
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Igor Shesterkin was New York's finest in the Rangers' Game 3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. The Hart Trophy finalist was the team's driving force this season, and his offering at Madison Square Garden on this day is something to tether hope to for his teammates.
Hurricanes torture Rangers with suffocating forecheck, defence in Game 2 win
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Canadiens' opportunity to draft first overall at home beyond exciting
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Speaking minutes after learning his Canadiens would be selecting first overall in a draft they are hosting, GM Kent Hughes kept using the word "exciting." But, as Eric Engels writes, this moment is so much more than that.