Cornwall ON – I wouldn’t want to be Montreal Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier this morning, or his goalie Carey Price.
Mr. Gauthier traded away the very popular Jaroslav Halak for what many consider low value and made the decision to make Mr. Price “his guy”.
The fact that Carey’s contract took an awful long time with media rumblings of a possible hold out makes the pre-season results so far glow even louder for Hab fans.
Montreal fell last night to Ottawa 6-2 in Ottawa with Mr. Price in for all six goals. So far the Habs are 0-2 with Carey between the pipes.
Can Gauthier survive being wrong about Price for long in Montreal where the fans are never mistaken for vegetarians and coom-by-yah has naught to ever be heard from the full houses of fans that show up for any Hab event en masse?
Alex Auld and Curtis Sanford are not the solutions. Nick Foligno potted 2 for Ottawa as did Jason Spezza. Montreal’s Tomas Plekanec potted another.
In other NHL scores: San Jose and Phoenix split their two games; Vancouver dined on Duck 4-1; Calgary 5-4 over Tampa Bay in OT; Washington edged Nashville 2-1; Dallas was all over St. Louis in their 5-2 win; Philly 3-2 over the Wolves in the Shoot out; the Hawks doubled the Wings 4-2; Buffalo trampled the Leafs 3-1; Rangers 5-4 over the Devils in Overtime; the hot Florida Panthers beat Boston 3-2; the Penguins pecked Columbus 3-1; and Cam Ward shut out Atlanta 1-0 for the Hurricanes.
We’ll be doing our team by team profiles and predictions starting next week!
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