I feel the coaching may be a little hard-headed with regards to the powerplay. After two straight years of success, maybe it's gotten to them, but if they fix the powerplay by slotting a shooter on the right-side and Markov on the left, it may fix the scoring and hence get the team out of its current slump.
I mean, something's gotta give. Fixing the powerplay won't fix the team, but it may be a start.
I feel like the people who cheer my favourite team in all of sports are a bunch of reactionary emo kids who can only be happy when things are going good, and never see silver lining or a light at the end of the tunnel.
Our problem last season was we never seen adversity until the very end, and we never had a chance to rebound as it was the playoffs. Now we're seeing adversity early and have the opportunity to learn from it and become a stronger team in the end, and know how to battle when things are looking bad. Instead, people want to blow the ****ing team up.
Montreal has never felt so close to Toronto until these past few weeks. The only difference between the fans is one side has more bragging rights.
I'm as annoyed and frustrated as anyone, but I'm trying to keep it in perspective. We had a slump similar to this last year in late November-early December, it sucked, and we snapped out of it ok. The year before we were in a slump from basically early January to mid-March, courtesy of that damn norovirus that got it started. It happens every year, it sucks every year, but we seem to get it together every year too.
I feel like the team is too good not to figure it out. I expected the Habs to have a slow start to the season because of the circus going on around them, so I was very (happily) shocked when they went 8-1-1 to start the season. They should turn it around soon though.