Properly, the busy holidays are over now, and for the Canadiens, that is in all probability factor. The vacations noticed a drastic drop in everybody’s point-per-game ratio and Value’s save proportion plummeted by about .015%.
Pierre Gauthier was a busy man on the highway journey too. Touchdown a strong defenceman in Wisniewski(regardless of some disciplinary points) was a sensible transfer, and it appears even wiser now that Josh Gorges is out for the remainder of the season. Then Gauthier acquired the misplaced draft picks again when he shipped Maxime Lapierre to Anaheim. Whereas he did not do a lot, he was a fan favourite and it was a little bit unhappy to see him go.
Additionally within the combine of latest teammates are Max Pacioretty and David Desharnias. Whereas they acquired their possibilities at barely totally different instances, they’ve each been spectacular and have put some factors on the stat sheet. They’ve each indication of staying with the large canines(no pun meant) long run, which solely leaves the query of what to do with Lars Eller and Tom Pyatt.
They have not been the one younger stars shining not too long ago. Habs followers appeared to have been capable of shelter themselves from the losses throughout the World Junior Championships. First spherical decide Louis Leblanc had a degree per recreation, together with the massive shorthanded purpose in opposition to the Czechs. All was going effectively in Buffalo, particularly with standouts Schenn and Ellis, who had a report setting event.
Not less than, it WAS going effectively. Alas, the ultimate interval of the World Juniors could have been essentially the most embarrassing interval for Canadian hockey in an extended, very long time, and rightly or wrongly, it turned the entire event bitter. Whereas the event ended higher than the disappointing Olympics in Torino 2006, the final impression is identical…