It’s getting cold in Montreal, but winter will be much, much worse. Les Canadiens are flatlining. And it’s December.
A terrible performance last night against Columbus in front of their home crowd, who have seen just four wins thus far, sealed it for me. This team just doesn’t have it - and it goes a lot farther than Scott Gomez. Sure, injuries are a large part of it, and there are bright lights, such as Louis Leblanc, Max Pacioretty, Erik Cole, and Alex “Drago” Emelin, but something isn’t right.
Are changes coming? I’d have to think so, if things continue on this path. However, the Habs never seem to do much of, well, anything (I guess no one does, that’s the CBA for you), so I’m anxious to see if owner Geoff Molson steps in and demands some changes.
Until then, a great article on the state of the Canadiens by SI’s Michael Farber, one of my favourite sports pundits and a level-headed voice on everything hockey-related. Enjoy:
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