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Game 4: Habs/Canucks

  • The western Canadian road swing continues tonight at 10 ET tonight as the Habs meet the Canucks at GM Place. Carey will start in net tonight and will likely be playing in front of family and many friends. He’ll need to be huge tonight as the Canucks are reeling after 3 straight losses to start the season. I say he’ll need to be huge because the Canucks have drastically outshot their opponents so far this year, but to no avail. While the Canucks struggles have started and ended in net, they are a mirror image of the Canadiens who have relied on strong goaltending in order to win.

    As has been noted here and elsewhere, Marc Andre Bergeron has been signed in order to fill the giant hole left by the absence of Markov and O’Byrne on the Habs D. Don’t expect him tonight though – he has been sent to Hamilton for conditioning since he has not played this season. Weber should expect to see a few more games in order to better convince Canadiens’ management that he deserves to stay.

    On a side note: anybody else figure it would only take a few more games before Gainey turned to Sergei Kostitsyn had he simply gone to Hamilton quietly in the first place? D’Agostini and Pacioretti have both looked bad if not invisible through the first 3 games. It makes you wonder how much his agent played into the decision considering Sergei’s contract in the AHL is only worth about $65,000 this season. Which would you want: 10% that number or $750,000?

  1. #1 Senet1 says:
    October 7, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Sergie either got bad advise or he was sulking, he has to be straightened out now because he had a lot to do with our problems last year. He needs an atitude adjustment real quick. Hopefully, this suspension helped in that process. I mean really, he comes into camp out of shape, does not play good and then with all the other players in the organization just waiting to make the team he expects that all he has to do is show up??????? I think he can be a great player but the last thing we need is a cancer on this team, if he does not straighten out then he has to go and quickly.

  2. #2 Senet1 says:
    October 7, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    As for the Canucks, they have played well offensively but the defence and Loungo seem to have struggled. So because we are the Canadiens they will probably show up tonight and we better be ready.

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