Category Archives: Montreal Canadiens
According to TSN.ca, Andrei Kostitsyn has been recalled from the Montreal’s AHL team, the Hamilton Bulldogs. If any of you remember the rookie camp of the Habs, the big story was which rookie would crack the lineup: Latendresse or Kostitsyn. While we all now know the outcome of that, both players played extremely well in pre-season (yes, I know they mean nothing) and showed promise of being able to perform in the NHL.
According to RDS.ca, rookie Guillaume Latendresse will be playing in the 1st during the game against the Oilers while Hab’s best scorer so far, Chris Higgins, is injured for the next 6 weeks!
Okay, here we go. Having played hockey for years, and understanding where Carbo is coming from, I think I have something that he should definately try during his line juggling. Firstly, I agree with trying to put some fire under Sammy’s pants, he’s an extremely talented player and riling him up is what we need. In order to get what we want out of him I think we should give him a few games on the first line to bump his confidence back up after being sat for a bit. As far as Gui being put on the second line….it’s about time, this kid has major potential, and I think he’d be a great addition to the top 6 forwards. The power play lines are too standard. I think what we should do is juggle them a bit too. Here’s my opinion of some great lines to try during Carbo’s attempts.
Okay, after tonight I think it’s quite obvious that anyone who says “Souray is not playing good hockey and should be traded,” doesn’t know what the hell they are talking about. I played hockey for years as a defenseman and although I may agree that Souray could use some improving on his defensive game, he’s my personal favorite defenseman on the Habs.
After listening to the CBC documentary on Madano last Saturday, I stongly believe that he may be out of Dallas pretty soon.
Much has been made of the fact over the past few years by fans that Saku Koivu has always had the ability to make the players around him better. But aside from a season or so of with Richard Zednik, Koivu never had unparallelled chemistry as he had with wingers Shayne Corson and Mark Recchi in the late ’90s. In some ways, that was the prototypical line of that era – a power forward to work the corners, a playmaker at centre, and a high scoring winger. Well, until now, that is.
Okay, as it stands now, the accumulated Salary for the Habs is…43 mil 779 thousand. This being said, not much room is left for emergencies. I’m going to stick my head out and say that Gainey will make a trade to free up some cap space by Christmas. Everyone keeps saying that Souray will be traded, I hope not, he may have some inconsistency issues, but he’s a big gun and with the right coaching he’ll be fine.
According to many sources, many fans and many talk, Sheldon Souray is the next to be trade.
Ribeiro and Souray was supposed to be trade for Jack Johnson but Jim Rutherford just decide that the deal with L.A. was better.
Something I realized while responding to a post at another site is that, while the jury is still out on this trade, it give the habs something that any team with great asperations needs: Depth at Defence.
While Carbo ended the night juggling the lines, for the most part he seemed to be using set lines.
I think it’s obvious that this kid is doing what is required of him to make this team, and he now has another year under his belt. While he put points on the board after being sent back to Drummondville, I think we can all agree that he didn’t have a stellar year(including not getting much playing time for team Canada). This time around, if Gainey sends him back to Junior…he will be without the guy who gets him the puck(Brassard is out for the year).
So clearly, sending him back would be a mistake.
But now, who’s place on the roster will he take???
Many people here in Montreal have been pointing the finger to Perezhogin, but is that really the solution?
I think Gainey’s hand might FINALLY be forced to make a move to clear up a roster space. We need help on defense, and that should be his focus.
Personally…I SAY MOVE RIBEIRO!
Opening night roster should look like this….
Samsonov Higgins Koivu
Latendresse Koivu Ryder
Perezhogin Plekanec Johnson
Begin Bonk Murray
Okay, I have to admit, I’m kind of worried with the preseason record that the habs have going so far. I don’t know what Carb’s plans are for the team, but he better get it in gear soon, after watching “The Rocket” recently, I’ve been even more pumped to see the habs play…we need the team to have heart, It’s all about motivation and chemistry.
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Cristobal Huet will receive the 2005-06 MBNA Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award during an on-ice ceremony prior to the Canadiens preseason game against the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre tonight
I was reading our local news paper today and it reported that JP Cote went down with a knee injury during a scrimmage recently.
Many sources come with many rumors…
110% tv show said that Habs was looking to get Roberto Luongo but with the performance of Huet, the withdraw all offer.
Andrei Markov is in the last year of his contract and is scheduled to become an UFA at season’s end. This is a tricky situation for Bob Gainey and the Canadiens. What should they do?
After hearing Saku Koivu talk at yesterday’s golf tournament, Habs fans should have reason to be worried. As much as the Habs brass show’s confidence that Koivu will be fine, inside they are shaking in their boots. What does Gainey do. Does he go into camp and see if any rookie is ready to make the jump ? Does he see if Kovalev or Higgins can play in the middle this year ? Does he look to make a deal ? Does he put his confidence in Bonk to play on one of the top 2 lines ?
After watching 110% last night, I cannot believe that Bob Gainey would not at the very least give Eric Daze a crack at making the Habs roster this year. Michel Bergeron or perhaps it was Enrico Ciccone said that this guy was the fastest player on the ice practicing with other NHL players at a local rink. Daze says his back is 100%,his conditioning around 80 and is ready for training camp.Now,I know this guy is injury prone,but with his size and skill,how can the Habs lose with an incentive laiden contract?.
Matthias Brunet reports Mike Ribeiro was nearly part of a major trade last winter involving the Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks. The deal supposedly would’ve seen Ribeiro, Jose Theodore and Pierre Dagenais shipped to Chicago in exchange for Nikolai Khabibulin and Adrian Aucoin, but was nullified when Theodore broke his ankle. I think that this would have been a great trade but then again if that had happened Huet probably would never have gotten the chance to become the star he is at the moment so I guess it all worked out, especially since Khabibulin was just as bad as Theo last season it would of been a struggling star goalie for another struggling star goalie, maybe they were hoping the change of scenery would change that. Who knows but even though Aucoin had a sub-par year last season i think he would have been a great addition to give us more blueline depth.