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by The Upper Canadien on 12/08/11 at 12:00 AM ET
It’s getting cold in Montreal, but winter will be much, much worse. Les Canadiens are flatlining. And it’s December.
A terrible performance last night against Columbus in front of their home crowd, who have seen just four wins thus far, sealed it for me. This team just doesn’t have it - and it goes a lot farther than Scott Gomez. Sure, injuries are a large part of it, and there are bright lights, such as Louis Leblanc, Max Pacioretty, Erik Cole, and Alex “Drago” Emelin, but something isn’t right.
Are changes coming? I’d have to think so, if things continue on this path. However, the Habs never seem to do much of, well, anything (I guess no one does, that’s the CBA for you), so I’m anxious to see if owner Geoff Molson steps in and demands some changes.
Until then, a great article on the state of the Canadiens by SI’s Michael Farber, one of my favourite sports pundits and a level-headed voice on everything hockey-related. Enjoy:
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The Upper Canadien is your one stop shop for all things Montreal Canadiens. Since the summer of 2010, I've been providing Habs related news, notes, and most importantly, opinions. As a blogger, I don't believe it's my job to report the news, it's my privilege to comment on it. You may disagree with what I suggest. In fact, you most likely will. But that's the great part about blogging: it spurs opinion, comment and engages all involved. I've really enjoyed all the debate and commentary from readers thus far and I encourage everyone to respond with ideas on lineups, trades, logos, sweaters, mascots, whatever. The Upper Canadien is a conversation for all hockey fanatics.
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