"It's not like we're doing everything bad." — Tomas Plekanec, Montreal Canadiens center, after the Habs' 2-1 loss to Florida.
Well, no, but you're also not doing anything good, which is the problem right now.
The Montreal Canadiens are off to their worst start in 70 years at 1-5-2, losing to the Florida Panthers, 2-1, on Monday night at Bell Centre. As we said last week: It's a complete mess.
Now it's become a complete mess with anonymous accusations of favoritism and locker-room rats getting power-play time, which always bodes well for a struggling team. (The story in question has since been deleted from the site that reported it. Check Dave Stubbs' feed for more.)
Insight or B.S., that's the sort of thing that starts trickling out when the season's slipping away, or when a coach is losing the room. The latter may be happening; the former definitely is happening.
But would firing Jacques Martin turn those fortunes around?
Let it be said that, right about now, Martin's popularity ...