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by The Upper Canadien on 01/11/12 at 12:00 AM ET
First off, condolences to the family of Ron Caron. A legend in Montreal, St. Louis, and beyond.
And so, it was fitting that Montreal and St. Louis played on Tuesday night. Or, should I say St. Louis, as Montreal didn’t show up.
This team is as Jekyll and Hyde as the 2009 Habs - a team led by Jaroslav Halak, who defeated this year’s Canadiens on Tuesday night.
I just can’t figure it out. Two inspired efforts followed by…this.
Mike Cammalleri booed mercilessly by the fans. Empty seats galore. Shoddy passing. Terrible coverage. Disjointed powerplay.
What’s the solution? It’s not Scott Gomez, who may return later this week.
I have to believe that more moves are coming. I’ve said that before, but I really do expect more trades or roster moves. However, that said, the Canadiens have won 2 of 3. If they can do that for the rest of the year, they’ll make the playoffs.
So, if they win 2 of the next 3, I’ll eat my words. But for now, tonight at least, this did not look like a playoff team. Heck, they didn’t even look like an NHL team.
Time for Coach Cunneyworth to make these guys skate.
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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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