Category Archives: Montreal Canadiens
According to Patrick Fund of Canoe.ca, an offer would be on the table and was accepted by the Kings and Canadiens, but that Los Angeles would like to acquire another player before entering exchange. Ray Whitney and Slava Kozlov are the players focused.
The Montreal Canadiens have called a news conference for 4pm et/1pm pt where president Pierre Boivin will make ‘an important announcement regarding the club’s hockey management.’
The latest news is that Gainey has not been fired but will instead be stepping down
Pierre Gauthier will be an interim GM
Georges Laraque will not play another game with the Montreal Canadiens.
With the losses of Kovalev and Komisarek, the Habs will be hard pressed to fill the voids. However, by letting Koivu go, as expected, they now have to fill yet another spot down the middle. Gainey and the Habs need to lay to rest the Lecavalier rumors once and for all. To be forgiven for allowing fan favorite Kovalev go, Gainey will have to pull off a miracle….Vinny may be the only miracle for forgiveness in La Belle Provence.
According to Rds.cs Pierre Boivin of the Montreal Canadiens says that the new coach absolutely has to speak french.
According to Sportsnet.ca Montreal Canadiens Forward/Defenseman Mathieu Dandenault is the most likely on the team to be traded.
Bob Gainey could come out of the off-season Free Agent Frenzy looking like a genius. Now that is not to say that he has become somewhat heightened in his intelligence level but rather more likely a stroke of luck with the current econmic turmoil in the world.
The Montreal Canadiens are in a desperate situation to produce a winning formula both on and off the ice. This being the 100th year, you’d assume Bob Gainy would loosen up a little to provide the people and fans of the red-white and blue with something to remember.
It’s become apparent that Gainey made a terrible mistake when he hired a person with absolutely “zero” coaching experience. The issues with Kovalev, Laraque, Price and now Dandenault have more to do with Carbonneau’s inability to manage certain personalities and bring out the best of some players, than any real performance issues. Adversity and set backs are part of every day life, and for whatever reason, this Habs coaching staff is not qualified or capable to turn things around.
The Montreal Canadiens are in a tailspin. In their last 10 games they are 2-7-1. Kovalev was told to stay home and now their is reports coming out saying there is many more problems.
With the recent news coming out of Montreal don’t be surprised if Alexei Kovalev is on his way out of town, here is a possible trade for Kovalev and others leading up to March 4. To Montreal:Rotislav Klesla and a 2nd rd pick. To Columbus:Alexei Kovalev To Flyers:Jay Bouwmeester To Florida:Joffrey Lupul,Scotty Upshall,1st rd pick. To Washington:Nik Antropov To Toronto:Karl Alzner,2nd rd pick. To Kings:Marian Gaborik To Wild:Alexander Frolov,1st & 3rd rd picks. To Boston:Pavel Kubina To Toronto:2nd rd pick To Chicago:Chris Pronger,Chris Kunitz To Anaheim:Dave Bolland,2nd rd pick. To Tampa:Jordan Staal,2nd rd pick To Pittsburgh:Martin St.Louis
When does a coach lose control of a team?
When does the team stop picking up what he is metaphorically putting down?
No matter how good a coach you have, if he cannot get a team on board. He has to go.
After a dozen or so games, if the Habs keep playing this way, there won’t be a 25th cup in Montreal this year.
After signing Laraques, everyone thought the Habs would be a tough team to play against, well I guess not. No one is hitting, no one battles for the puck. Montreal has been a lazy team only relying on their talent. I am starting to think that there are too many so called talented players on this team and not enough grinders. It’s great to have skilled players, but if nobody wants to go into the corners and get the puck, you won’t have much sucess.
I read the article about Koivu to the Wild and the horrible trade offer he porposed that Gainey should do and I just had to post something a little better.
According to RDS.ca, Phoenix has traded Oliver Latendresse to the Montreal Canadiens. He will be joining his younger brother Guillaume in the Canadiens organization. No talk yet of who the Yolks get back in return.
Well what to do with HUET do we sign him, trade him, or just loose him for nothing
My opinion is sign him or trade him don’t loose him for nothing thats just stupid hockey i don’t see Huet bringing LORD STANLY HOME i even see price bringing the cup here more then huet….
#1: Need a goal scorer period M.Hossa especially that ryder is leaving we’re going to need a right winger that could put it in the net
After Saturday’s game in ottawa, it’s clear that we don’t have a shut down line, and secondary scoring.
Montreal needs to make a couple of deals that won’t hurt there current roster and there future.
If I were Gainey I’d look at aquiring 6’5” Michal Handzus from L.A. Handzus has a 3 years “12 millions” remaining on his contrat, however he is a great 2 way centerman. I remember his ”Zussss” days as a Flyer.
Go after a big tough D-man who can log lots of minutes and play with Hamrlik on the second pairing. Trade Ryder, O’Byrne, Chipchura and Kostopolous to Phoenix for N. Boynton and F. Sjostrom. Then Trade for one of the best face-off men in the league M. Sillinger. Trade Begin, Dandenault, Gorges and the rights to Perezhogin to NYI for Sillinger, T. Hunter and R. Martinek.