What can you say about the Habs? They have been nearly flawless in their first 5 games of the year, pocketing all but a single point in the season opener.
The guys who are supposed to produce are producing, the goalies are stopping the puck. Any doubts about newcomers have quickly been put to rest up to this point.
Alex Tanguay has started on fire, averaging more than a point a game. Not to mention providing an important shoot out winner. Georges Laraques has certainly more than answered the bell whenever necessary. In only 2 starts he has overhauled the whole perception of the Habs.
The injury to Andrei Kostitsyn is the only real concern at this point. He will join Chris Higgins on the sidelines for the time being. The Canadiens are deeper than ever, and the impact should be little if any.
Will the 2-2 Panthers be the first team to really test the Canadiens? If not, who will? A long break follows tonight’s game until Saturday against the visiting Ducks, dead last in the league at this point.
Are the Habs benefiting from an easy starting schedule? Or are they just that tough to play against?