Latendresse taking things for granted??
Unlike the previous season, when Guillaume Latendresse arrived in training camp this past September he was already assured a spot on the roster. Has that slowed the younger power forward down though?
During an interview with rds during camp Latendresse said he was more laid back, not as stressed, and not as worried as his previous training camp. However 2 games into the season Gui is a -2 and is not playing with the urgency and physical presence which originally got him on the squad.
While I realize it is only 2 games into the season, I didn’t like Gui’s attitude in camp. Just as Lapierre was made an example of, Latendresse should be made one as well.
Every player on the roster (including Kovalev and Brisebois) has been playing with hunger so far, showing that every player must earn their spot. While Brisebois didn’t have a solid outing vs Toronto, the effort is there as he tries to up his performances every game. Meenwhile Guillaume is playing with a lack of intensity, which is vital from every player if the habs hope to have any shot at the post season this year.
A soft Guillaume is not good for the habs and if he doesn’t improve his performances you can bet there’s two hungry youngsters waiting for their chance in Lapierre and Chipchura.