For this squad to win, like many, it truly has to play like a team. There have been distractions and hurdles this season. Markov not starting the season was a rally point for the team which they met.
Since the PK Subban demotion(PK had a fight last night which you don’t want to see too often) this team has been a bit lost. Like a cartoon where the character realizes that they’re running on air and plunges.
Other teams now have a more concise “book” on Montreal and their weaknesses are becoming more clear and easier to focus on during a game.
That’s the challenge for coach Jacques Martin until hopefully his GM can find some help. With all the cap space open to him with the Markov injury I’m a bit bewildered why it’s taking so long.
Many teams try to wait as long as possible to make a move because of how the cap is determined, but Montreal should not be one of those in this humble scribbler’s opinion.
In other NHL Scores San Jose edged Edmonton 2-1; LA shut down and shut out Colorado 5-0; Washington defeated New Jersey 5-1 with no goals for Alex Ovechkin. It’s funny how Alex can be on a point a game pace and have people wondering if he’s playing hurt or pouting??
Columbus clubbed Calgary 3-1; St.Louis doubled Atlanta 4-2; Craig Rivet was back in the line up and Buffalo defeated Anaheim 5-2.