And so begins the post-Latendresse era in Montreal. Lets just hope he doesn’t go all John Leclaire on us now.
We now usher in the new Pouliot era in Habs-land. Don’t get too excited about his 1st round draft status in his draft year. The term ‘you get what you pay for’ could certainly be extended to this case. Still, Pouliot does differ from Latendresse in 2 key areas: 1. He can skate 2. He has spent time in the AHL learning how to play defense in a Lemaire system which should potentially fit Montreal’s needs under current bench-boss Jaques Martin. He’s currently hurt, so we’ll have to wait for his big premier. Q. Is his birthplace of Alfred, Ontario a controversy? Stay tuned. Lucky for him he speaks francais… note heavy sarcasm there.
Tonight we see the Colombus Blue Jackets who got lit up 7-4 last night. Conventional wisdome would say we’re in for a barn burner.. but c’mon. Do you have any expectations left Habs fans?