Cornwall Ontario – Is Marc Bergevin having fun yet? After last season which many feel was a tanking more than a failure of the squad this season was supposed to be magical with Carey Price back.
Price is back, but his play is a boggling hot mess. Flashes of good quality, but perhaps of the pressure of injuries and team weaknesses are wearing on the goalie? Or perhaps messages are being sent to Bergy and Geoff Molson that they heart of this team isn’t enthralled with coach Michel Therrien? It wouldn’t be unique; after all the team was destroyed 10-0 on Therrien’s birthday, blown out by the Avalanche, and now this key shutout loss to the Bruins that featured the return of Brendan Gallagher to the line up? Sydney Crosby for example has had stretches of weak play prior to coaching changes in Pittsburgh. Sometimes it is easier to dump a coach rather than move out a slew of primadonna star players…
Or maybe Price, while a good goalie, simply isn’t meant to be a Montreal goalie?
This all in push this season reeks of desperation. Bergevin’s inability to address core issues is glaring. The Andrew Shaw move, giving up two 2nd round draft picks and then signing up for a large cap hit has been an abysmal failure to date. Lars Eller meanwhile is playing a limited, but meaningful role for the league leading Washington Capitals. Eller is the type of player that Montreal can use right now; certainly more attractive that Martin Hanzal.
The Habs are in jeopardy of falling below the Ottawa Senators who have been playing their hearts out.
For a team that made moves for more character Montreal doesn’t give off the same aura that the Sens do.
The team still needs a centre. It still needs help on D. It’s still boggling what exactly was wrong with Zach Redmond or how Nesterov is an improvement. The wear and tear on Pacioretty, Weber, and Radulov surely will not be good come play off time.
If the team can hold onto a spot because this season nothing is for sure.
The big question is can Bergy survive this season as GM if he doesn’t deliver play off results? Can the team eek into the playoffs and get blown out in the first round and he survive?
I’m sure it’ll be a hot topic with Tony Marinaro and company over at Team 690 this morning and all during the by week.
What do you think Hab fans? You can post your comments below.
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Habs should trade Price to my Flyers team.
jamie run for council when it opens again . I would say to you friend that you would have a following to make that chance happen for the Cornwall election.
Mike here’s the thing. I’ve given a lot to this community; more than many that run around making a big thing about what they do. I’ve done this under some very odd conditions.
I’ve had my income attacked, my good name, been blocked from working with charities locally even. What I can tell you is that the lack of support for CFN and our community is not inspiring me to keep giving.
Life is short and if you live in a community which doesn’t care about itself collectively, then sometimes it’s simply better to find a community that does care about itself, is more inclusive, offers a better quality of life, cares about the arts and local business, and is something that even newcomers can feel that they belong to.
I thought we could do that here in Cornwall, but it doesn’t seem that enough people want that to happen.
I could see you asking all the right questions, about spending other peoples money. we need a LEADER that would stand up for anybody. This council has some good ,yet it has at least one that had to be a joke. a popularity contest at best. But it sure gets them a tax payers job though.Intelligence is not education thing, .But popularity can sure hide the weird crony behavior.
Mike with all due respect this council has been collectively worse than the previous one. There were some actual goals of the last council; horrible and corrupt ones, but easily visible.
This council started off conflicted, and got worse from there. And we won’t even start about the one that is alleged to be a police informant…..
Jamie, I know who the alleged informant is
Pete it’s Michel Therrien who was just fired by the Habs and replaced by Claude Julien 🙂
Jamie, Any story from CFN coming up on the topic of recent complaint and investigation into recent story about Glen Stor Dun Lodge?
Which one Pete? You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org