He wasn't bad tonight, in fact he made at least two really good high-percentage plays in the o-zone that I can remember. That's just how Ryder plays though, and I'd rather have him than Gionta/Bourque right now.
**** the class at one point. We are being laughed at and ridiculized every freakin single time. This is not what the Montreal Canadiens are all about. Gainey didn't understand, Gauthier had problems understanding it, let's hope Bergevin will at one point. We need a better mix of grit. We CANNOT be ridiculized period but especially not in our own rink. This is unacceptable.
Doesn't seem they do, or well. We can only hope they address it in the off-season.
Unfortunately, even on their best day they can only offer superficial and meaningless commentary.
I really want to see a nitty-gritty breakdown of the Habs over the past 10 games, and what has gone wrong with them. It's the D-men I know, but I spend too much time posting after goals I miss the replays to figure out what it is exactly. I think we're too aggressive on the collapse.
Boullion and Desharnais are both completely overused. Neither warrant top pairing minutes, albeit for different reasons, yet both are a fixture on our powerplay and frequently apart of the secondary offense. It's no wonder said offense is nonexistent. Meanwhile, Gorges has regressed this season and Gionta looks more and more like a depth forward than a constant contributor.
Ryder can only do so much before teams target him near exclusively, which has happened in our recent games. Subban and Plekanec are suffering similar difficulties due to our inconsistency and Therrien seems content to change nothing. Much as Price has been a fraction of the goalie we know on a given average, he is not why we are such a disaster lately. We need a bold change to light this team on fire.
It was a bad game Asif, on our night we don't need an extra designated tough guy. Our big hitter is out with an ACL injury, Prust was out and the defense had two #7 dmen and a rookie-sharting-his-pants.
We'd like toughers forwards in general but we ahve to wait till their contracts expire or are moved... there are only so many places in a line up.
We could really use a "Simmonds" type player (to replace Gionta ), but who? Clarkson would be great but well, good luck.