I was at the game last night (Dec. 11, 2007 vs Tampa) and was very dissapointed with what I saw… I can’t believe I actually paid to see that poor performance. With this said, I don’t think the players are completely to blame. Yes, they had all the trouble in the world to clear their zone. However, when players like Lecavalier, Richards (whom played awsome) and St-Louis are constantly buzzing in your zone, you are prone to make mistakes.
Right, So we have all been wondering what the hell is going on with the habs right? Lets start from the beginning.. Remember when the Canadians were actually a force to be reckoned with, when they actually had players. When they were a well balanced team? Remember Lafleur, Maurice, Roy, Boom Boom,Dryden. All those amazing players. That was when the Canadians were an actual legend, when we were a team of intimidation.
With the vastly improved play of the Maple Leafs this month, rumors are already starting to trickle in that Toronto may seek to acquire a high-quality, skilled forward to fuel their recent surge.
First off, I want to start off this article by saying that I think Mats Sundin is one of the elite players in the NHL, and I have been a fan and still am of Mats’. But, since there has been a lot of talk about the trading of Mats, I thought I would pull together a couple trade possibilities that JFJ could make come trade deadline time, and the Leafs are out of the playoff race.
http://habsinsideout.com/node/1635 reports that Habs Gm Bob Gainey is talking to Sharks GM Doug Wilson about a potiential blockbuster that would send Saku Koivo and Michael Ryder to San Jose for Patrick Marleau and Stever Bernier. Also CKAC Radio reports that the swap could be Koivo and Ryder for Bernier and Joe Pavelski.