Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/9/14
What to say about Montreal? 45 games into this season, they're tied for 2nd in the East - yet they've lost 4 of 5, given up a slew of goals, and the fanbase is in crisis. But, haven't we seen this before? Sure, the Canadiens have a history of performing strong after backing into the playoffs, be it in 1986, 1993, or more recently in 2010, but shouldn't we be considered that the hitters aren't hitting, the scorers aren't scoring, and Carey Price has forgotten how to stop the puck? Cool your Jets, Habs fans (and you literally will on Thursday). The Canadiens have 3 games left - New Jersey, Winnipeg and Toronto. That's 3 games to get their act in gear. Every team has a tough stretch. Every one. Montreal, to date this year, really hasn't had one. Good teams overcome adversity, and after all, would you rather they lose now, or, say, 3 weeks from now? I say no reason to panic. Yet. The biggest issue, clearly, is defence, as the absence of Alex Emelin has proven to be more impactful th...
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