Tyler Toffoli – Nick Suzuki – Corey Perry
Jonathan Drouin – Eric Staal – Josh Anderson
Tomas Tatar – Phillip Danault – Jesperi Kotkaniemi
Paul Byron – Jake Evans – Artturi Lehkonen
Joel Edmundson – Shea Weber
Brett Kulak – Jeff Petry
Alexander Romanov – Otto Leskinen
Jake Allen – Cayden Primeau
Brandon Baddock, Michael Frolik, Michael McNiven
Ben Chiarot (hand), Brendan Gallagher (hand), Carey Worth (lower-body), Joel Armia (COVID protocol)
Take a stroll by feedback from Habs followers on social media. On second thought, don’t! It’s ugly on the market.
Canadiens followers are offended they usually have each proper to be. They’ve a normal supervisor who’s in panic mode, and by stories of former workers, is kind of fearful for his personal job. It’s not the very best mindset for making sound hockey choices.
4 years in the past, Marc Bergevin created a crater in his lineup on defence and to this point, has finished nothing to fill it adequately. Whereas Habs followers patiently watch for that first-pairing puck-moving defenceman, Bergevin determined to go in opposition to the stream of the NHL and add one other d-man who’s sluggish and bodily on this previous low season, a lesser clone of one thing he already owned.
Montreal has had an issue on defence since January thirteenth. It was masked by an offensive outburst within the month for January. However since then, the warts have been evident. And for the reason that damage to Ben Chiarot, the GM’s flawed design and his incapacity so as to add depth has triggered an honest group to look a lot worse than it’s.
Add to that, a substitute behind the bench with none expertise as a professional head coach, who’s making one rookie mistake after one other and you’ve got a group that doesn’t seem like it belongs within the post-season.
There’s a feeling that Bergevin should act to refloat a sinking ship. However, it’s truthful to ask, is the GM able to making a sensible hockey commerce because the deadline approaches if he’s so centered on preserving his personal cover?
The Canadiens will follow at 11:30 am. on Sunday. They are going to be getting ready for a Monday night time recreation in opposition to the Toronto Maple Leafs on the Bell Centre.
▲ No gamers
▼ Jonathan Drouin, Jeff Petry, Joel Edmundson, Eric Staal, Josh Anderson, Jake Evans, Jake Allen, Dominique Ducharme
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