Montreal Canadiens Next Generation of Players Hope to Carry the Team Through the Season posted by Canadiens Fan
The Montreal Canadiens won two playoff rounds last season and seem to have a few things going on for them. Marc Bergevin got P.K. Subban to sign an eight year contract. The decision to sign in Subban bore fruit seeing that he has been a great defenceman. Tom Gilbert compliments Subban talent and his addition last season helped to improve their Defence. The power play has also been poor for this team and hopefully Subban and Markov can get it back to the top.
The team strength is in its structure that works outward from the net. Away from Subban, the team has a strong fourth line center Manny Malhotra. 6-foot-2 Jiri Sekac is a free agent who was signed into the team and had 11 goals and 17 assists in the last season.
Montreal made it to the playoffs without Carey Price. The goal tender was out due to his knee injury and is now back on the team. His good reflexes and overall goaltending talent, will be a boost for the team after spending a good part of the last season without him.
The team’s offence could be its biggest weakness in the coming season. Max Pacioretty is a great forward who managed 73 points and 39 goals in the 2013-2014 season. However, he is the only elite forward in the team. The only other player to come close to him, is David Desharnais with 50 points.
The team let Captain Brian Gionta and Josh Gorges leave the team. The team will now have to adjust as the new generation of players takes over. We are yet to see how Subban and Pacioretty will take over. The team still has a good chance of making it to the playoffs. However, chances of getting to the second round or even winning the Stanley Cup are not so good.Continue reading "Montreal Canadiens Next Generation ..."