Hard to believe it’s nearly been 20 years since the Habs last wielded the large chunk of silver around.
It’s also been about 15 years now since Patrick Roy left for Colorado, and the Habs just now have goaltending comparable to Roy. Carey Price = serious business. The Canadiens are still using their undersized and talented lineup to give teams like the Flyers and Leafs fits, but how much patience will this team earn with last year’s first round exit? And does P.K. Subban have another gear?
A Winning Habit follows the Habs for (awesome pun, ain’t it?) FanSided, and has put together a stellar assessment of their 2011-2012 season.
For many years the Canadiens have been looking for size and strength. By adding Gionta, Cammaleri and Gomez in 09, that cleary wasn’t the case. But it all started July 1st, when the Canadiens signed Erik Cole to a 4 year, $18M pact. In the next coming weeks, Montreal signed grinders Mike Blunden and Zack Fitzgerald, and defenceman Jeff Woywitka. Cole is expected to be a solid top 6 forward, while the other 3 are not expected to do much. From the great mind of Jackson Scarrow “We are less ‘Hobbity’” Peter Budaj is a better starting goalie then Alex Auld, but that’s not what he was brought in for. He was signed as a relief goalie for obvious starter Carey Price, but can be used in the case of emergency.
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