Category Archives: Montreal Canadiens
It seems like Ground Hog Day the movie. It was at this time last year when Montreal played the Wings in Detroit. It was just as embarassing as yesterday. After the game Carbonneau says « Muller and I can’t lace up the skates and play!!! Our goalies have to be better!!!» Well maybe its time to teach Carbo new tricks because his methods have not given any results.
This is a follow-up on Habs_pm‘s ”Gainey To Make Decision”
He talked about leaders and impact players. The Habs have both, Koivu and Kovalev. Koivu fits in well, but does Alexei Kovalev fit in as well? His hot play so far could easily put the 3 letter word ”yes” in your mind, but Kovalev tends to become inconsistent. That inconsistency could end up hurting the Habs.
Habs got off to a good start but lets face it, at best they will make the playoffs and not go further than that with there current roster. This team is mediocor at best and they are starting to show their true colours with they’re recent skid.
Koivu & Kovalev’s contract both end next summer of 09.
Is that coinsidence?
With Jay Feaster(Tampa GM) saying he may have to shake things up and saying that maybe not even the big 4(I include Boyle) are safe, you can officially begin the hopeful, and at times desperate and ridiculous, Vinny Lecavalier to Montreal trade rumors. It’s every Habs fans dream to see this guy play for the Habs, and believe me I’d love to have it happen sooner rather then later, but I don’t see it happening till the summer of ’09 when he becomes a UFA and might want to leave TBay with that organization currently going through ownership problems and with no top prospects to speak of(especially in net where they really suck). Then the Habs will have a shot. Until then, a trade for Vinny would mean Price and Higgins guaranteed going the other way and there is no way Price will ever get traded, not even for Vinny.
The habs have alot of goaltending and need a sniper or power forward. With the emergence of Carey Price, would he be ready to be #1 with a veteran behind him?
HE’S BIG, EXTEMELY HARD TO KNOCK OFF THE PUCK, AND HAS GREAT STICK HANDLING ABILITY…..GIVEN THE CHANCE, THIS KID CAN SCORE 30 GOALS…PUT HIM IN ANY OTHER SITUATION BESIDES MONTREAL AND HIS POTENTIAL AS A SNIPER WOULD BE HANDLED WITH WAY MORE PATIENCE AND THE WHOLE “HE’S ONLY HERE BECAUSE HE’S FRENCH” DEBAUCLE WOULDN’T EXIST…….TAKE AWAY THE FACT HE’S NOT GUY LAFLEUR, THAT NO ONE EXPECTS HIM TO BE, AND HE’S JUST ANOTHER YOUNG POWER FORWARD WORKING HIS WAY TO A SOLID NHL CAREER……SERIOUSLY PEOPLE, WHAT DID YO EXPECT FROM HIM?
After my post on the Habs top 5 revelations so far this year, here is a list of the 5 players that have been underachieving so far this season.
With 13 wins under their belt Montreal is looking like they will most likely make the playoffs. Also I don’t think Montreal is getting the respect they deserve considering they were predicted to finish close to last in the east. December will be a big test for Montreal, it will pretty much give them an idea where they will finish at the end of the season and probably decide who is the dead wieght on the team…
After watching the game against the Isles on Wednesday, it became clear to me that the Habs are in desperate need of a heavyweight fighter. It’s fine that Komisarek drops the gloves from time to time, but when he has to start going toe to toe with the likes of Chris Simon and Brendan Witt, well that’s another story. Not that I don’t think that he can hold his own with them, but if the Isles loose one of those guys to injury it’s no big lose, if the Habs loose Komi to injury, well I don’t even want to think of that. Tom Kostopulos is more of a middle weight, he can’t take on heavyweights. If the Habs do get a fighter he doesn’t have to play every game, and I’m sure that the skill guys would play with much more confidence knowing they have some muscle if need be. It seems that every team in the east beside Montreal has a “tough guy”
The first quarter of the season flew by and it’s time to analyze the Habs great start to the 2007-2008 season. In my opinion, the are 5 revelations so far this season.
I heard on french TV show 110%(which hasn’t much credibility,but what the heck…),last night,that Flyers’ center Jeff Carter is available and Flyers are shopping him around.If someone hears anything about that rumor,please let me know.Personally,if Carter is available indeed,I hope Bob Gainey will do whatever it takes to acquire him.
The Larry Robinson jersey retirement night has come and gone and as Bob Gainey’s approaches in February, one must wonder who’s the next former Montreal Canadien to get their jersey number retired and hang the Bell Center rafters.
First of all, I have been saying all along that now is not the time for major changes in Montreal, it is time for some minor tweaks though. The maojor changes I would make now is to sign some key players before the July 1st deadline in 08, and start working on some UFA’s for 09.