Monday, February 16, 2009

The Beat Goes On

Another day, another disappointing loss. The Habs return from their Western swing with a dismal 1-3-0 record after losing 4-2 in Vancouver last night, and the questions surrounding the team will only continue to intensify.

How can they build some consistency (both offensively and defensively), and can Bob Gainey make a move that would in some way salvage a season that is quickly spiraling out of control? Also, what does the future hold for Guy Carbonneau, who seems to have lost control of the room quite some time ago? For good or bad, coaches tend to be the first domino to fall in trying to change the fortunes of a struggling team (see Tampa Bay, Ottawa and Pittsburgh so far this year), so it may only be a matter of time before we see a move being made behind the bench in Montreal.

With these issues in mind it's going to be a long couple of days between games for the entire management staff, and with a visit to Washington next on the schedule, things could certainly get worse on the ice before they have a chance to get any better off of it.


  1. If you're going to point fingers, what about Kovalev. Coaches are usually just unfourtunate scape goats. Although, I guess all scape goats are unfourtunate.

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  3. Alright, so somehow I deleted my comment. But what I said previously was that people won't leave Kovalev alone. He's good. He's very good. Check out today's post.