Habs Daily Recap: Feb. 7th
Dan Kramer of AllHabs.net tweeted in the morning, “Given how often Habs Therrien has repeated he doesn’t like leaving players sitting for long, gotta think Weber is out of plans and on market.” There is no reason not to believe this statement really. After playing over in the Swiss league during the lockout, Weber has not been given a ‘real’ shot but it is hard to do so when guys are ahead of him on the depth chart plus healthy. Have to think he will be moved at some point, he needs to play. Lovejoy and Loktionov only went for 5th round picks recently, one would believe that Weber is around that price as well.
There was no morning skate prior to the game against the Buffalo Sabres and those curious had to wait a good portion of the day to find out who was starting in net for Montreal. Back-up goalie Peter Budaj got the nod and Ryan White drew back into the line up for the injured Travis Moen.
The Canadiens should have won against the Sabres but fell short in a shootout, a place they really should have never got to in the game. Up 4-2 in the third period, Ryan White let his anger get the best of him and the best of his team. Four-minutes of PP time for the Sabres, scoring one goal to inch them closer. With hardly any time on the clock, the Sabres scored a controversial goal to tie it. Even former referee Kerry Fraser said the goal should not have counted and should have been goalie interference on the play. Unfortunate for the Habs as they should have definitely had this one in the bag.
What happened elsewhere?
- Magnus Nygren stayed even in Sweden’s 2-0 loss to the Czechs.
- Peter Delmas let in two goals on 26 shots but the Wheeling Nailers lost 3-2 in a shootout.
- Olivier Archambault potted two goals and had a -1 rating in Drummondville’ s victory.
- Tim Bozon recorded an assist and was a +2 in the Blazers huge win over Everett.
- Brady Vail had a goal and was a +1 in Windsor’s 9-4 win.
Final statement: Eller is awesome.