The Pre-season is over and the Canadiens have trimmed the fat and come up with their starting roster. The fat in question can be considered a bit of a surprise.
Peter Vandermeer – Raitis Ivanans, the big Lativan has seemed to sneak in and steal the enforcer job from Vandermeer. Vandermeer must be very upset, he has been trying to crack the league for several years and has lead the AHL in penalties numerous times. Ivanans, much larger than Vandermeer, did his job in the pre season and impressed the management enough to get a chance.
- Ron Hainsey – Swiss player Mark Streit has apparently taken Hainsey’s job. Hainsey has been trying to make the Habs for several years now and it seems he just can’t get to the level the Canadiens want him at. Hainsey will no doubt be very dissapointed and frustrated at his latest failed attempt. Hainsey will be placed on waivers where he more than likely will be claimed. If not, he will return to his spot in Hamilton.
Opening game is a little over 48 hours away, it will be interesting to see if this new team meshes well early and get off to a strong start.