The Canadiens Have Given Their Fans Many Reasons To Be Optimistic

Fans are impatient. WHAT? No they’re not! Now hurry up with your preface and get to the point! We want our cake and eat it too. We want to trade for the best players but we don’t want to give up our own good players to obtain what we want. Every single UFA should want to sign with our team. Taxes, weather, language, media, fans… those are just excuses. Rebuild? Retool? Reset? That should all be done overnight. The player development sucks but we want our prospects with the big club now! If that’s not impatience… what is it then? Bipolarity?

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Either Or Both: Getting The Max to Phil a Need

Both are good players. One is (or can be) an offensive dynamo, the other is an excellent two-way player. Both were acquired through trade by Canadiens’ GM Marc Bergevin and both flourished in a Habs’ uniform. Both appear to have fallen behind youngsters Nick Suzuki and Jesperi Kotkaniemi in the Canadiens’ depth chart at the centre position. Neither of them seems willing to play the wing and head coach Claude Julien sees them both as centremen. But neither of them is a fourth line centre and both want to have an offensive role on the team.

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