I used to know Stu Hackel. Nice guy and a Habs fan. My son and I once attended a Habs-Devils game with him at the old Meadowlands arena (Habs lost). We chatted with Jean Perron (who didn't impress us).
Loved it. Considering our young NHL talent (Price, Subban, Galchenyuk, Pacioretty, and Gallagher) and our prospects (Tinordi, Beaulieu, Kristo, and Collberg), I can see this team becoming a powerhouse in a couple of years. Even if only one or two of our top prospects become regular NHL players, enough talent can be found through FA signings and trades to make up for that. Not to mention all of the picks Timmins has at his disposal in what is apparently a really deep draft. Things look good; optimism is warranted.
Interesting read, lots of truth in it. I find this funny and sad at the same time because it is so true.
Price, sure to get some Vezina consideration, is another hero -- except for that small handful of malcontents who still contend that he should have been traded rather than Jaroslav Halak after Halak's playoff heroics in 2010. (Some minds never change.)