Should he stay or should he go??
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 MurrayOn another note…
Thinking towards next season, this is something that if I were Gainey I would look to do.
Promote Sergei Kostitsyn to Hamilton.
Put together a line of Grabovski between the Kostitsyn brothers, and let them gel as a unit. They would probably become the highest scoring line in the A…and the HABS would be ready for all of them next season
Man Montreal’s future finally looks GOOD!