The fate of the Canadiens seems to be decided this morning after their failure to close last nights game in Buffalo.
Typical of bandwagon fans who can’t look at the big picture when the Canadiens happen to lose.
The Canadiens did a lot of good things last night despite crumbling in the end and giving up a point that they should definitely have earned. Had the Canadiens won in the shootout would the criticism be so harsh?
The Canadiens kept up with an extremely skilled Buffalo team and at times were the much better team.
The Canadiens earned a point on the road against a divisional opponent. In a city where their success is limited even before Buffalo became a top team.
Koivu’s eye problem appears to have absolutely no effect on his game. Just a few weeks ago almost everyone doubted he’d even start the season.
Ryder and Higgins are off to a quick start and Huet looked extremely solid despite the end of the 3rd period.
The Canadiens should have definitely won that game. There are no excuses for that.
Guillaume Latendresse looked more like a Junior player, which is of course to be expected but everyone wants to see him do well right off the bat.
Janne Niinimaa looked questionable, obviously nervous and having no pre-season practice with the team he will take some time to get into the groove. Condemning him to the minors or to be traded after the first game of the year is absolutely ridiculous.
Jumping to any conclusions after one game is pretty foolish but unfortunately typical of many Canadiens fans.
It’s one game.
There are 81 more and tonight the Canadiens lace em up in an old time hockey battle with the Leafs. Enjoy it.