The Canadiens are back home to face the Blue Jackets (known locally of course as the Vestons Bleu – not really).
The game will be big for Louis Leblanc who (I can only imagine) will be dealing with a case of jitters that you couldn’t possibly imagine. He`ll start off on the fourth line, but if things go well for him – I can`t believe that Martin wouldn’t try him on a line with Eller and Kostitsyn given the chemistry they seemed to have together in LA. I`ll be watching with interest to see what happens there tonight.
Of course the bigger news of the day is the report that Andrei Markov underwent another surgery today to clear fluid and shrapnel from his knee which will keep him out of the Habs lineup until at least the new year.
Calls for Gauthier`s head have begun.
Its difficult not to be disappointed as a Canadiens fan – that the supposed saviour of the team`s fortune will miss more time.
Still – this situation requires one to take a wider perspective than simply saying – Montreal ...