Category Archives: Montreal Canadiens
Bob Gainey had a meeting with the media today to discuss the teams season so far. There are positives and negatives like usual but he spoke very frank and sent a message to the players.
Bob Gainey says:
“If the players here can’t solve it, I’ll look at adding or replacing a player here with one who can win….”
Just like the leafs, it has been well speculated that the habs should try to get rid of their captain. But with his NTC, where would koivu could possibly accept to go ?? This is pure speculations based on nothing but logic, but it would make great sense to me that only 2 teams could be where koivu would like to pursue his career. Those 2 teams are the wild and sharks. Obviously, these are 2 good teams and possibly contenders but i guess that koivu would waive his claude only to go find his pal Rivet or his brother Miko. Would these teams have something good to offer in return ?? sure they would.
I have started to become an Eklund fan. Although he blows more hot air than my heater, he is entertaining. I have started reading his blog on a regular basis. However, every once in a while, Eklund really PISSES ME OFF. In his latest article, he is exploiting the possibility that Ovechkin might sign in Montreal, seeing that his contract negotiations (he received one offer, I’d hardly call that negotiations) are falling through with Washington.
If anyone has been watching the Canadiens play lately you have to admit that they are looking good. Last season Kovalev was invisible on most nights, This season it looks as if he grabbed the team by the throat.
If anyone watched the game against the Rangers you know what I’m talking about…
The Canadiens lost their last game of 2007 in overtime to the New York Rangers. They fought back from a 1-goal deficit and then took the lead late in the second. Yet victory was not assured. Once again, the Canadiens were unable to lock down a game and really finish it off. I blame this in part to Guy Carbonneau.
According to RDS’ commentators, the Oilers were scouting the Canadiens for the second game in a row in Philadelphia. Plus, they added tht the Anaheim Ducks were also attending the game.
It could be interesting to see what those two teams could offer to Montreal, especially the Ducks who have to clear some cap space for Niedermayer.
According to Helsingin Sanomat (the main newspaper in Finland), the Montreal Canadiens are in serious contract talks with Lukko forward Janis Sprukts. The article goes on to say that Ryder would head to Florida in order to obtain Sprukts’ rights.
Okay, I’ve been looking at the current roster as well as the current cap hit and how the team changes as it enter’s the centennial year of the franchise.
As it stands, if Bob Gainey does nothing, this is a possible roster for next season with an estimate cap hit of around 38.36 million.
I was at the game last night (Dec. 11, 2007 vs Tampa) and was very dissapointed with what I saw… I can’t believe I actually paid to see that poor performance. With this said, I don’t think the players are completely to blame. Yes, they had all the trouble in the world to clear their zone. However, when players like Lecavalier, Richards (whom played awsome) and St-Louis are constantly buzzing in your zone, you are prone to make mistakes.
According to “THE FOURTH PERIOD,” Montreal is interested in Center Brad Richards and could possibly be willing to move Cristobal Huet as part of a package deal. Things are getting mighty tight for Feaster in Tampa Bay as the team sits in near last place in the conference. Ownership in Tampa is reportedly looking for a #1 goaltender to help solve their troubles.