Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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Patrice Brisebois, Martin Lapointe, Gerrard Gallant. It never ends in Montreal. If compiling a slew of former NHLers to work for a club is how to win the Stanley Cup, the Habs are close to surpassing the Leafs for major contention. You know a front office has grown exponentially when two guys have been replaced by, say, eight. So the hirings: not bad. Good names. I’m a bit saddened that Merc Bergevin welcomed Martin Lapointe into the fold. After all, he declined offers to play in Montreal multiple times. If he wouldn’t play for the Habs, why should he have the privilege of working there? Some of this smacks of Bergevin surrounding himself with friends. Friends are often yes men. That leads to bad things, like trades for Scott Gomez. Something to pay attention to as the summer progresses. Gallant, however: Good hire. Memorial Cup winning coach. Former head coach experience in the NHL. Tough, gritty, smart player. I like it. The other assistant? My bet is that it’s Clement Jodoin, w...
2 Comments:
  • I love what Molson is letting Bergevin do by building back the organization with a French Canadian base.These guys are all born & raised in the Province. They have the Habs in their veins. And they are responsible to a much higher authority within the province because this is not a game or a team. It's a culture!
  • One more thing. I think it's very important that we continue to build with size & toughness. I would love to see Staubitz remain with the Team or a similar type player. Opponents need to know that there will be consequences if giys like Gionta, Plekanec, Leblanc, Eller or others are messed with. And we have to have a group of players beginning with Moen, White, & Staubitz that are ready willing & able to answer the call. Ho Habs!
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