So the Habs are a week in and have a couple of games under their belt. A few thoughts thus far:
Daniel Briere does not look comfortable with David Desharnais. I'm no expert on line combinations, but I'm not sure their line with Max Pacioretty is going to work. Hopefully a little more time and some additional pre-season games will get them clicking.
Louis Leblanc deserved better. He was hurt most of last season, and he proved the year before under Jacques Martin that he can play at the NHL level. Leblanc should have gotten more of a look, and I'm disappointed he was sent down so early.
The Canadiens defence isn't fast. Douglas Murray adds depth, but he seems to have the speed of a mid-sized tractor. With injuries to Francis Bouillon and Davis Drewiske, the Habs are only getting thinner on the back end. Perhaps this is an opportunity for Nathan Beaulieu to step in and make a statement. He's got decent wheels and can make the first pass as well as anyone not named Subban ...