Thursday, 12 January 2012

First Blog of 2012 How a dismal season continues to get worse and another player departs

  How the season is progressing for the Montreal Canadiens, it probably will go down as one of the worse in its 102 history. After a dismal October, assistant coach Perry Pearn was fired. Reason being was to spark the team. The team did show improvement with a winning streak but it had quickly evaporated. On December 9th in a trade that was suppose to help the dismal powerplay, the Habs sent Jaroslav Spacek to the lowely Carolina Hurricanes for Tomas Kaberle. He only came to the team to be the Quarterback of the struggling powerplay but they still rank dead last in that category. A week later head coach Jacques Martin was fired and his replacement was assistant coach Randy Cunneyworth which has been controversial due to language issues.
   Add all this to what just happened mere minutes ago. During their road game vs archrival Boston Bruins, forward Mike Cammalleri was pulled midway through the game and sent back to the hotel. Rumors were surronded as a possible trade was on the way. Sure enough it happened as he was traded back to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Rene Bourque. This happened after Cammalleri made controversial comments to La Presse columnist Francois Gagnon saying that the Canadiens had a losing attitude which parlayed into their struggles.
   Now if the struggles do continue who will be the next victim. Probably Scott Gomez since he hasn't scored since February 5th 2011 but who will want to take his huge cap hit? Will upper management put the axe on GM Pierre Gauthier who in his short tenure has not made the best decisions for the club. With Bourque coming to Montreal he brings that size but is he going to help the team going forward? And another aspect is could Hal Gill leave come the trade deadline? Even though he is 37 years old, he still has something left in the tank for a team fighting for the playoffs. If the Canadiens do turn it around, what changes will be there if they suddenly find themselves in the hunt? Only time will dictacte the outcome of the Habs future.

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