Posted on: September 25, 2009 4:46 pm

Canadiens Forward Combos

With 7-days to the start of the regular season, Montreal looks all but set with the following forward line combinations:

There’s talk Jacques Martin wants to spread the Richie-Rich wealth around and drop Max-Pac onto the Rich-line while bumping Cammalleri to the second line to “balance the attack” but chances are the Richie-Rich Line will be Martin’s go-to trio when the game’s on the line and a must for the #1 PP + PK units.

Again you heard it here first, the “Richie-Rich Line.” Read more at Cranium Carom!
Posted on: September 10, 2009 2:47 pm

Habs Rookie Camp: Whatsup after 3-Days!?!

The Montreal Canadiens 2009 Rookie Camp is in its third day and the focus to date has been on Teamwork and Leadership .

On-ice drills started early in the morning and players were seen leaving the ice at 9:30PM Tuesday Sept.8th. Off-ice drills at the in-door soccer field include teams of three players pitted against another trio with the twist being two-out-of-three players per team being blind folded while the lone seeing player guides his teammates. Clearly some new techniques being employed by the new coaching staff.

Read more at Cranium Carom .

Category: NHL
Posted on: July 10, 2009 1:59 pm

Is Gainey Really Sather's Twin?

Is it me or is our beloved Montreal Canadiens GM Bob Gainey starting to act a lot like his New York Rangers counterpart, Glen Sather? What gives with taking on Scott Gomez's monster and stupidly expensive salary? Why is Gainey wasting salary and cap space on a tiny player like Brian Gionta? Why on earth would he sign yet another old defenseman in Jaroslav Spacek, didn't he learn not to waste $$ on old defensemen when he signed Roman Hamrlik to $5.5M a couple yrs back? What about the most recent signing, Paul Mara? Mara is the defenseman version of Alexei Kovalev (read: disappears for long stretches during the season and gets benched) though much less talented of course. Finally, I present to you Exhibit Z in Bob Gainey's ineptitude as a GM, losing 4 key free agents for absolutely NOTHING! Mike Komisarek - Gone! Tanguay - Gone! Kovalev - Gone! And last but not least, Captain Saku Koivu!

Recap: Taking on inflatted salaries, adding inflatted salaries, adding more small players, signing other team's junk UFAs, losing key UFA assets for nothing, a 5-year rebuiling plan that has gone nowhere... yep, sounds and looks a lot like Glen Sather's recipe for ruining a hockey team. This is clearly a desperate attempt on Gainey's part to make something of the team before he gets pink slipped by the new Habs ownership.

Bob, what happened to you man? Seriously.

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