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Habs find another way to lose

The Canadiens blow a 3-1 lead, this time blaming the bounces as the Habs fall to Tampa Bay. Bright spots? Mike Cammalleri seems to be waking up, Alexei Emelin is laying wicked hits left right and centre, and Raphael Diaz has 5 points in his past 2 games.

Downsides? Everything else, led by the usual goal from an ex-Hab, this time former farmhand JT Wyman.

And so the Canadiens drag their corpse of a team towards the new year, as they dangle near the bottom of the standings.

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: woe, Montreal. A lot of things are going to need to change, and fast, if the Canadiens have any shot at the playoffs. Yannick Webber and Chris Campoli we both healthy scratches last night, and don’t seem to be a part of this team. Is a trade far off?

A side note: the Upper Canadien will be out of Internet range for much of the next week, so posts will be few and far between. Fear not, though: I’m sure the Habs will continue to blow games without me.

Happy 2012, everyone.

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Da lil Guy's avatar

The only game the Habs have won recently is a game in which the opposing goaltender let in 4 goals on the first 7 shots (and of the three shots that didn’t go in, I think two became rebounds that lead to goals).

If that’s Cunneyworth’s system, it doesn’t matter what language he speaks.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 12/30/11 at 04:32 PM ET

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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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