Category Archives: Montreal Canadiens
I’m getting sick of hearing people say how Bob Gainey should move to get Vinny Lecavalier.Same old song and dance:”Gainey should trade Ryder,Huet and Streit for Vinny!”.Guys,Lecavalier is the best player in the NHL right now and Peter Pocklington ins’t in hockey anymore.So Lecavalier ain’t going anywhere until,at least,the end of his contract.
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…