The Canadiens will be bigger when they visit the New York Rangers Monday night (7:30 p.m., TSN-HABS, RDS, TSN Radio 690), but will they be better?
When the Canadiens arrived here Sunday after their charter flight was delayed several hours by a bomb scare at Trudeau airport, the manifest included two heavyweights in forward George Parros and defenceman Douglas Murray.
They were regarded as key off-season additions as the Canadiens attempt to shed their reputation as a small team, but injuries have prevented them from making a significant contribution. Parros has been out of the lineup since suffering a concussion in the season opener back on Oct. 1.
Murray was still recovering from shoulder surgery when he arrived in camp and then suffered a lower-body injury that was most likely a groin injury. Neither has enjoyed much practice time with their teammates, but coach Michel Therrien is hoping they can add a physical dimension.
Murray expressed his frustration at being on the sideli...