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?

Continue reading “The Canadiens Have Given Their Fans Many Reasons To Be Optimistic”

The Ceiling Might Just Be It For Jonathan Drouin and Max Domi

Their last names both start with the letter ‘D’. They were both born in March 1995. Both have had great junior careers and have shown flashes of brilliance. Both were drafted by other NHL teams and were acquired via trade by the Canadiens. Natural left wingers, both were tried at centre due to team needs when they first arrived in Montreal. They are buddies off ice and they love playing together on the same line. They bring a somewhat similar set of skills although one, when on his game, has a bit more grit. The other has slightly more finesse to his game. But neither of them has, up until this point, shown the consistency needed to be considered a good NHL player. One on whom coaches can count on night in, night out. And in both cases, they’re not known for their defensive acumen and when they’re on, everyone understands why both were picked in the top-12 at the 2013 NHL Draft.

Continue reading “The Ceiling Might Just Be It For Jonathan Drouin and Max Domi”