It’s been five long months since the Canadiens have hit the ice to play an NHL game.
Tonight the Habs host the Penguins in the first of back to back pre-season games.
This time last year it was Saku Koivu returning from an eye injury and Guillaume Latendresse’s much discussed second time trying to make it to the show. Whispers and excitement of Sergei Samsonov’s anticipated start with the Canadiens were circulating all over town….Mickey Ribs was sent packing and Janne Niinimaa was looking for a fresh start as a Hab….
Much has changed.
This year the main storyline seems to be Carey Price and what the Canadiens have in store for him in the near future.
It will be interesting to watch and see what he does, and how difficult he will make it on management to send him down.
Roman Hamrlik, Bryan Smolinski and Tom Kostopoulos among others will play as Canadiens for the first time.