Montreal Canadiens: The Biggest Problem

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Apparently, Michel Therrien hates seeing his practice on TV. I find that rather odd. Frankly, Michel seems to have forgotten what team he coaches. I was also unaware of the numerous media outlets who attend Canadiens’ practices. Silly me, and silly Michel; our minds are so little. Who are we to have no prior knowledge of the media in Montreal? Does Michel even know that games are televised? Perhaps when you put 4th line players on lines with your premier centres, you should be fully aware to answer to the media.

Tuesday’s lines at practice were:

  1. Pacioretty-Plekanec-Gallagher
  2. Desharnais-Eller-Weise
  3. Prust-Galchenyuk-Parenteau
  4. Bournival-Malhotra-Sekac/Thomas
  5. Markov-Subban
  6. Beaulieu-Gonchar
  7. Gilbert-Weaver/Emelin
  8. Price-Tokarski

There’s this old wives tale that goes like this: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. I have news for you Habs Nation, the Habs are broken. Oh but of course the Habs sit 2nd in their division and 7th in the league. Oh and of course Carey Price is having a stellar year. Oh and Therrien moved Galchenyuk to centre. Oh and Therrien has done so much good for this team. BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH! Stop reading into this stupid narrative that Therrien is a genius coach. It’s elephant dung.

Why do you think Dale Weise plays in the top-6? If you answered because he is a skilled forward, give yourself a big high-five.. to your face.

JIRI SEKAC IS NOT A 4TH LINER! -“But Therrien is such a great coach for young players”.. HAHAHA Great at murdering their careers.

Surely the Habs powerLESSplay has nothing to do with Gerard Gallant going to Florida… With the offensive weapons the Canadiens possess, only a genius like Therrien could screw the pooch so hard this year on the man advantage.

First periods…. Like Does Therrien even give a pre-game speech? Does he even tell his players to warm-up? Is his game plan really just a rope-a-dope?

Is there any coincidence as to the million shots Carey Price faces to the defensive pairs Therrien ices? (Don’t you dare tell me JJ Daigneault has authority of the defense over the head coach, don’t be fooled! Therrien has the final call). Now it is worth noting that Emelin was the 7th defenseman at practice Tuesday morning.

Half of you read this and instantly think/believe whoever wrote this trash, while the other half of you understand that something is holding the Canadiens back. I mean sure they sit comfortably in 2nd place with an abysmal powerplay, which is a miracle in itself. And of course with Carey Price in nets, the Habs have a chance to win every night (even still with that Tokarski kid who is pretty decent). At this rate there is no panic in the room or in management or within Habs Nation. But somewhere along the way, we’ve allowed the “Leafs” mentality of winning creep into our minds. Since when did the Tricolore lose sight of the real goal? Les Canadiens exist to win Stanley Cups, not to just make the playoffs or win their division. Ask yourselves, is Therrien really the guy who will lead the Habs to the promise land? Is he really the guy who will consistently ice the best lineup? Is Therrien really the guy who will hold his players accountable for their mistakes, INCLUDING THE VETERANS? Is Therrien the guy who will allow his young players to thrive? Is he really the guy who knows how to line match with the best of them? Is Therrien the guy who can organize a masterful powerplay? Is Therrien really the guy who pumps up his players to get ready to play each game? The answer to every one of these questions is no. The Habs record has everything to do with Carey Price. Plain and simple. Therrien’s game plan going into each game is to let Carey handle it.

Do you remember when Moen and Bourque were traded? Bergevin traded them because Therrien scratched Sekac and Bournival instead of them (plus needed these contracts off the books). How brain-dead do you have to be to dress two slow useless veterans over two young speedy skilled forwards? Bergevin forced the hand of Therrien because it needed to be done. If Therrien continues to make stupid decisions, you can count on Bergevin to step in again.

There are few of us in the know here, but the few that are, realize that Therrien is the roadblock between the Habs and the 25th Stanley Cup Banner.

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3 Responses to Montreal Canadiens: The Biggest Problem

  1. Agree 100% Colton

    Ben Fraser January 14, 2015 at 10:46 am Reply
  2. THERRIEN HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE PROBLEM…STUPID LINE CHANGES,GIVING PK HELL ABOUT TINY MISTAKES, RESPONDING SLOWLY TO PLAYERS THAT PLAY BADLY, AND NOT USING HIS BEST PLAYERS,,,CHUCKY, MALHOTRA, ETC ETC

    bill miron January 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm Reply
    • Malhotra is awesome in face-offs, but you consider him one of the best players on the team?

      Michael Gomez January 21, 2015 at 8:58 am Reply

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