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Habs storm to another win

The Canadiens looked great tonight, beating the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on the back of the ever more impressive Carey Price. Goals from four different players staked the Habs to victory, topped off by a late marker from Roman Hamrlik. Hamrlik has been a rock of late, looking younger, faster and more apt to chip in offensively since the injury to Andrei Markov.

Of note to Habs fans, Scott Gomez left in the second with an injury and did not return. Yanick Weber, taken headfirst into the boards early in the game, finished the contest without any apparent cobwebs.

The Gomez injury, if at all long-term, will pose an interesting conundrum for coach Jacques Martin, as he will be hesitant to break up his very successful third line. It’s quite possible a call-up may be in order.

I am still working without my own computer, as Apple apparently ran out of bluetooth replacements. Just a couple of more days, they tell me.

Until then, the Canadiens prepare for the Red Wings Friday, apparently in search of a replacement for Markov (perhaps Tomas Kaberle?) and a top six winger (perhaps Alex Kovalev?), rumours courtesy of Sportsnet and Jimmy Murphy, amongst others. While Kaberle would obviously help offset the loss of Markov, the Kovalev possibility is a much more loaded one. While L’Artiste was wonderful as a Hab, he has looked lost this season, and did not seem energized Tuesday night. Would such an addition help, or hinder, the Canadiens?

And hey, whatever happened to that PK Subban guy?

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  Tags: alex+kovalev, roman+hamrlik, scott+gomez, tomas+kaberle

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The only way you should take Kovalev is if they give you a draft pick with him and you don’t give up anything. The guy is done.

If the Habs can compete against the Red Wings then they have a shot this year, but that is a big if. I think the Red Wings will rip Montreal apart right now. Just not enough grit to combat there finesse.

Posted by BlackXinu on 12/08/10 at 09:12 PM ET

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