Category Archives: Montreal Canadiens
First off I am a huge Montreal fan and I will stick with my team through the good and the bad. But something has to be done, take last nights game for instance Koivu(or captain hook) has been taking far too many penalties lately, not blaming everything on him the team took 9 penalties to New Jersey’s 3. It’s nice to see them playing hard but they have to use their heads and avoid the pointless penalties.
Fan of the Montreal Canadiens are probably starting to panic and they have good reason to be! From resent interviews from the press….many of the canadiens players are stating as well as coaches that the team does not need any change and they have a crew fit for a come back…
Canada.com reports that the Canadiens are in real trouble. According to their latest article the Habs have some players such Craig Rivet that may be on the trade block. It is speculated that the Canadiens have several players that could be moved for players such as Guerin however Gainey is reluctant to move young prospects for rentals.
It’s done, it’s over, cooked, fini. I thought maybe after the 30 minute meeting Saturday after the game, and the guys airing their dirty laundry, they would come out flying. Also the supposed cancer of the team Kovalev wasn’t playing some of the players would have steeped up…..no.
“I am also hearing more Zherdev to Montreal Rumors, and I am about to go into a meeting with a montreal source in the next few minutes to discuss a rumor I am chasing that the Habs may be in the verge of something bigger. I will report back.”
In light of the Montreal Canadiens complete collapse, Bob Gainey should be a seller and not a buyer, come trade deadline day. Let’s face it. The Habs are not Stanley Cup contenders. They are not conference finalist material. They are, if they make the playoffs at all, the same as last year. Maybe win a round and if all the stars are aligned, maybe win 2 rounds but thhhaaattt’s all, folks!! With 6 impending UFA’s (Souray, Markov, Rivet, Bonk, Johnson, Abeischer) and several other players the team would likely move (Perezhogin, Ryder, Samsonov) if the right deal was on the table, Gainey is holding the cards that could set up the Canadiens organization for the next 10 years.
Not a chance! Local Edmonton newspaper states Kevin Lowe says he wants nothing to do with Sergei Samsonov. Maybe the Habs should try and talk with the Blue Jackets if they intend on keeping Samsonov and Kovalev. Certainly something needs to be done here. Go Habs Go!
According to hockeybuzz.com Montreal is the leader in the Doan sweepstakes. Calgary is also pushing for Doan but Montreal has much more to offer. Hopefully Gainey gets off his ass and doesnt let this one slip away.
Before i begin i would like to state that i’ve never been one to complain about officiating till now cause i’m sure like most habs fans, enough is enough. where do i start? Did last night’s blatent attempt to injure look familiar? rewind to last years playoffs when koivu’s career was nearly ended while the ref was 10 feet away and no call was made.
With the way the goaltending has been in the recent month or so, i’m starting to think if maybe gainey should kick some tires and see if there is any interest in huet. Abby has been much better of late and huet would fetch much more in return considering he still has another year in his contract. Abby has made it known that he wants to stay in montreal but as a starter, he is also 3 years younger and with halak, danis and price on the way, it won’t be long before there is a changing of the guard. So i would at least check for interest while he still has value
The Edmonton Sun Reports:
AROUND THE BOARDS: The latest rumor out of Montreal is RW Sergei Samsonov and Rivet will be sent to Edmonton for C Shawn Horcoff.
Ok relax already first of all Montreal Canaidians have a great team and im fed up of everyone saying that they need a #2 centre nooo we need offense it doesnt matter if he’s a centre pleckanec could do the job he has the tools.. we need size like a Bertuzzi sure a centre would be great but even if we keep our team it would be a great team…
The montreal Canadiens have been heavily scouting the Flyers games over the last couple weeks what intially was thought to be for Peter Forseberg but rumor has it that the Habs have their eye on Sami Kapanen.
Also the Sabres, Leafs and Islanders are thought to be going after Kevyn Adams.