A quiet week for Les Canadiens, who don’t hit the ice competitvely again until Friday. Andrei Markov skated alone today as he continues to rehab his knee. Scott Gomez is also slowly working his way back towards the lineup. Both of these prompt an obvious question: if Markov and Gomez sub in, who subs out?
Let’s deal with Markov first. Josh Gorges, PK Subban and Jaro Spacek aren’t going anywhere. Hal Gill, presumably, isn’t either, especially given his talent for killing penalties. That leaves Raphael Diaz and Yannick Weber, two Swiss defenders who have seriously impressed me thus far. Weber brings his rocket of a shot and a great first pass, while Diaz brings strong defensive presence and reasonably good speed. So who goes?
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