i think its about time for sergei to take a trip to hamilton. he can't seem to complete the simplest of plays anymore
With our injuries, that ain't happening. Once Tanguay, Higgins, Koivu, Laraque and Dandy are back (and all of them together won't happen until March!) we'll probably see Weber sent down for the D while the forward ranks will see Chips, Maxpac get the heave ho for sure. That leaves another candidate for the AHL. Lats has turned himself into a respectable 3rd liner while we'd lose most everyone else on waivers by sending them down. It'll come down to Sergei over D'Agostini which will be easy for management unless D'Agostini can regain his scoring pace (since Sergei had the good rookie year and his bro is a big club regular). Hell, in 14 games he has as many goals as Sergei does through over 30!
Take the loss and get ready for a Sunday matinee because this just ain't in the cards. New Jersey is another team I fear a first round series with. I think unless we play Pittsburgh or Washington, every first round series scenario I can think of would pose an underdog challenge to the Habs (since we're not going to be a top 3 seed thanks to Boston's dominance) and even with the Caps and Pens we'd not be favoured. Jersey, Philly, hell Carolina. They've all shown they can take us on and win, but it all depends on how their desperation playoff hockey will match up with ours. Finish 4th at best and I'm cool, no matter who we draw.