Eric Engels
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Eric Engels, born and raised in Montreal, is in his 16th season on the Canadiens beat. He’s a multi-platform Canadiens and NHL Insider who joined Sportsnet in the spring of 2015. In addition to his written work, Engels is featured on Sportsnet radio across the country and contributes regularly to Sportsnet’s regional and national television broadcasts.
Martin St. Louis proved this season he's steering Canadiens in the right direction
Eric Engels
We can talk about the growth of so many of his players, but coach Martin St. Louis' ability to bring the Canadiens together and inspire them to believe in what they were doing is the biggest reason for the team's fans to have hope.
Canadiens' Lane Hutson takes step to establish floor, flashes ceiling in NHL debut
Eric Engels
Canadiens, Senators should be desperate for much more next season
Eric Engels
The Canadiens should want much more, the Senators should be desperate for much more, and fans on both sides should demand it to see this rivalry heat up to scorching levels over the coming years.
Canadiens Takeaways: Second-period malaise proves costly vs. Islanders, at heart of all one-goal losses
Eric Engels
It was a 3-2 overtime loss to the New York Islanders, a league-leading 24th by a single goal for the Montreal Canadiens, and you could really feel it coming in the second period. No one who’s watched all 79 games the Canadiens have played this season would be surprised by that.
Canadiens' Slafkovsky flashes peak potential with first hat trick
Eric Engels
Canadiens mercifully nearing end of low point in rebuild
Eric Engels
It’s been two long years of losses, two long years of (mostly) moral victories, two long years of looking at the standings from the bottom up instead of the top down, two unprecedented years in well over a century of Canadiens hockey, and they’re finally running their course.
Canadiens' losses to Maple Leafs illuminate glaring need for scoring talent
Eric Engels
If this historic and rich rivalry is to have some much-needed oxygen blown into it in the near future, it’ll depend entirely on the Canadiens continuing to add talent to match that of the Leafs.
From the AHL to Masterton: Canadiens' Armia makes climb for nod
Eric Engels
Canadiens' elimination from playoff race reinforces need to keep elevating floor
Eric Engels
The Montreal Canadiens' loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning not only mathematically eliminated them from the playoffs, it shined a light on their low floor, one of the main reasons they're out of the race in the first place.