We already have a great team with lots of skill - now we just need the killer instinct and the work ethic to show it.
Ridiculous - the team's effort lacks for a few games and you want to trade everyone.
Well said. And let's put away the cliche's like "the team is not doing X, Y, or Z, and that's the coaches job". Most people here have controlled hockey only through their X-Box.
The team is experiencing the ups downs and sidesteps of an 82 game schedule, only difference is that this year some fans are reconciling what they see on the ice with the fully gorged expectations that follow last season, and the growing mystique of the centennial season.
So far Montreal have faced an unusual schedule, one in which they've had nearly a full week off twice, and played more games on the road than at home. Let's look at the overall performance in February when GM's get down to the nitty gritty of assessing their squad.
A few games? We must be watching a different team.
This team started believing too much in their abilities and forgot that the key ingredient to winning is effort.
When the team plays with intensity, it's damn near unbeatable...when they don't, they're among the worst in the league.
Yup. So why do a lot of people want to trade away Kovalev, Plekanec, etc etc if we are damn near unbeatable?
We are watching the same team my friend - and yes I know it was more than a few games but really, I think that's enough to get my point across. Bringing in new players at this point is not going to help anything, it's just going to throw the team into more turmoil. Let them play and build confidence.
I second the motion from my fellow south eastern New Brunswicker
3 from Southern NB
I wouldn't say it's just a few games...but let's not start trading everybody just yet. I'd like to have seen Carbo start making changes to lines/lineup a few weeks ago. The Toronto and Boston games were brutal to watch.