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  • Cristobal Huet All-Star Numbers

    The NHL All Star game selection process is extremely flawed to say the least.

    Players who deserve to be there don’t get the chance and players who don’t deserve to be there are mysteriously included. Doug Weight? Keith Tkachuk? *cough* *cough*

    Players having break out seasons this year are also neglected.

    As far as the Canadiens go much has been said about the ‘snub’ to Cristobal Huet whose numbers this year and last year are among the best in the league.

    If you want to vote for Cristobal Huet you may do so here.

    Look at the bottom for “To nominate a player not on the ballot, select one from each list:”

    Huet’s Save % is 1st in the league.
    GAA is 2nd in the league.

    The numbers speak for themselves.

    Huet is on a 5 game win streak and will get the call tonight against the Panthers who embarrassed the Habs earlier this year with a 5-1 win.

    There is a lot of buzz surrounding the Canadiens after their victory over the Sabres. People around the league are taking notice. But one game and one victory doesn’t mean all that much.

    It’s teams like Florida and Philly that need to be guaranteed wins to really keep the Habs among the League best.

  • Two Headed Monster

    When the Canadiens are playing at the top of their game this year they are exciting to watch and hard to beat. Their 13-6-3 record makes them 8th best in the entire NHL.

    What’s encouraging but also frustrating to see is the Canadiens are not playing to their potential and often times don’t play a complete game.

    Beat the best team in the league on the road, lose to the worst team in the league at home. That’s the kind of polar opposite things Habs fans are getting used to seeing.

    The Habs also seem to have problems winning back to back contests despite having a favorable schedule this year and having a fresh starting goalie available on any given night.

    The loss to Chicago, Florida and now the Flyers were all back to back games, against inferior teams. Those six points would have given the Habs 35 and have them second only to the Sabres.

    If Carbonneau can get the team firing on all cylinders, game in game out – the Canadiens have the potential to go somewhere.

    What next?

    The Panthers, whom you can’t write off as an easy win. The defending Champ Hurricanes and of course the Leafs.

    Which team will show up?