Category Archives: Montreal Canadiens
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.