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  • Why Guillaume Latendresse won’t make the Canadi...

    Sorry to all Guillaume Latendresse fans, specifically Fracophones and the French media, but Guillaume Latendresse will definitely not be a Montreal Canadien this year.

    It’s been one year since Guillaume Latendresse had a strong training camp with the Canadiens sparking talk that the Canadiens would have an 18 year old make their roster. He didn’t make it then and he won’t make it this year either.

    What has happend in one year?

    Other than multiple concussions, a poor Junior season and an even worse World Junior Championship going against him, this year’s team is even harder to crack.

    If anything his play has decreased in quality while the competition around him gets better.
    He’s a one dimensional player who would compete for a spot that is already full two times over.

    If a rookie does crack the team it won’t be in a power forward role and in the unlikely event it is in a scoring role, expect Andrei Kostitsyn or even Mikhail Grabovski to get a chance before Guillaume.

    Guillaume Latendresse might be a very good Hab one day but it won’t be soon and rightfully so. Allow him to develop and improve.

    There’s no need to rush.

  • Canadiens Training Camp Invitees

    Forwards (32)

    Defensemen (16)

    Goaltenders (6)

    AUBIN, Mathieu

    LAMBERT, Michaell

    ARCHER, Andrew (I)

    JANCEVSKI, Dan

    AEBISCHER, David

    BAINES, Ajay @

    LAPIERRE, Maxim

    BENOIT, Andre

    KOMISAREK, Mike

    DANIS, Yann

    BEGIN, Steve

    LATENDRESSE, Guillaume *

    BOUILLON, Francis (I)

    MARKOV, Andrei

    DESJARDINS, Cedrick @

    BONK, Radek

    LEMIEUX, Francis

    CARLE, Mathieu *

    OBYRNE, Ryan

    HALAK, Jaroslav

    BONNEAU, Jimmy

    LOCKE, Corey

    COTE, Jean-Philippe

    RIVET, Craig

    HUET, Cristobal

    CHIPCHURA, Kyle

    MANLOW, Eric @

    DANDENAULT, Mathieu

    SANFORD, James

    PRICE, Carey *

    DAGOSTINI, Matt

    MILROY, Duncan

    GLEED, Jon @

    SOURAY, Sheldon

     

    DOWNEY, Aaron

    MURRAY, Garth

    GROULX, Danny ü

    STREIT, Mark

     

    FERLAND, Jonathan

    MAXWELL, Ben *

     

     

     

    GRABOVSKI, Mikhail

    PEREZHOGIN, Alexander

     

     

     

    HIGGINS, Chris

    PLEKANEC, Tomas

     

     

     

    JOHNSON, Mike

    RIBEIRO, Mike

     

     

     

    KOIVU, Saku

    RYDER, Michael

     

     

     

    KOSTITSYN, Andrei

    SAMSONOV, Sergei

     

     

     

    KOSTITSYN, Sergei *

    STEWART, Gregory

     

     

     

    KOVALEV, Alex

    URQUHART, Cory