Montreal Canadiens 2023-24 Mini-Series Coming to Canadian Streaming Platform

You can follow all the twists and turns of the Habs' 2023-24 season on Crave this Fall.
Montreal Canadiens salute fans in final regular season game.
Montreal Canadiens salute fans in final regular season game. / Minas Panagiotakis/GettyImages

Bell Media's steaming platform Crave is releasing an eight-part original docuseries titled THE REBUILD: INSIDE THE MONTREAL CANADIENS this fall. The series follows the Canadiens through the 2023-24 season and will be available in English and French. The rise of sports docuseries following teams in their day-to-day lives is on the rise, and the Canadiens are the latest team to capitalize.

The President of Sports and Entertainment for Groupe CH talked about the opportunity for the Habs in a quote in the Habs' press release.

"“We are thrilled to be giving our fans exclusive access to our players, and to the people who make our team so compelling. From the dressing room to the board room, cameras capture a never-before-seen look at the inner workings of our organization. Real stories about our players, members of management, and staff are showcased. We are proud to be partnering with Bell Media and Groupe Fair-Play on this project, and are excited to unveil this exciting series to Canadians when it launches later this year.""

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These series don't usually include every moment during the season but have eight different subject matters. If we can gather anything from the press release, we can probably predict the theme of each episode.

Canadiens 2023-24 Storylines To Be Included

  • Preseason and Annual Golf Tournament
  • Training Camp
  • Home Opener and Early Games
  • Father's Trip
  • California Swing
  • Western Canadian Road Trip
  • Trade Deadline
  • Season's Final Stretch/NHL Debuts

There is no confirmation that these will be the subjects of each of the eight episodes, but my experience as an avid viewer of these mini-series is that they all follow the same format.

The producers love to play up the possibilities of a blank slate in training camp and the early season. The parents/mentors trip always makes its way into an episode, as it's usually the most content with a couple of entertaining members of players's families.

The extended West Coast road trips for Eastern Conference teams also offer content ideas, as they follow players on their days off to fun activities and team bonding get-togethers. For rebuilding teams and contenders, the trade deadline is an episode's worth of excitement, and last season's trade of Sean Monahan could offer some insight into their thought process.

The most intriguing episode for Habs fans could be the last one when Lane Hutson and Logan Mailloux make their NHL debut. Both players could be full-time members of the Canadiens this season depending on their offseason moves, and this will be the first chance to meet the new players.

Amazon Prime Also Releases Mini-Series Plans

Amazon Prime also announced a new mini-series from the producers of Netflix's Drive to Survive F1 series. The series will follow some of the NHL's biggest stars.

It's unconfirmed whether any Montreal Canadiens will be in the series. However, it'll offer more hockey content after you binge-watch THE REBUILD: INSIDE THE MONTREAL CANADIENS on the first night it is released.