Will the real Montreal Canadiens please stand up?

Kent Zurek

Pure embarrassment. That’s all I can say about the Montreal Canadiens at this very moment.

Before preseason started, Montreal was considered one of the front runners in the race for the Stanley Cup. They are currently sitting in 29th place in the NHL. Alexander Ovechkin currently sits at the top of the scoring race with nine goals; Montreal as a team has 11 goals.

One single player nearly has more goals than an entire team. Let that sink in for a moment…

Everyone knew they had scoring problems, but the issues were to be resolved with the signing of Jonathon Drouin. Matched up with the likes of a healthy Alex Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty, they were supposed to be dominant.

Obviously now, that’s not the case. They would be better off letting me play first line centre if they want the odd one goal a month.

This has not been the only problem for the “bad news bears” on ice. The former MVP/Vezina winning goaltender, Carry Price, couldn’t make a save if a beach ball was fired at him.

It’s hard for me to criticize my #mcm (man crush Monday), but I have to speak the truth. His play right now contradicts his title as arguably the best goalie in the world.

Price is currently sitting in 37th position in goals against right now. Does that look like a number one goalie to you? There are only 31 teams in the league.

Back-up goalies are supposed to be the 3-4 range for goals against. This is where Price is sitting: in with the back-up goaltenders.

I feel like the team can achieve a lot more than they have. They definitely have the potential to be that playoff contending team.

That’s just a little of what’s going on my head this week on what the sports.

 

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