Montreal Canadiens: Doubt Setting In or Simple Slow Start?

November 15th, 2009 by Sebastien Tremblay Leave a reply »
The Montreal Canadiens have reached the quarter of the season. That said, general manager Bob Gainey must be nervous and anxiously waiting for his summer spending spree come together. It’s been an “ups and downs” first quarter so far, but there have been a bit too many downs for my taste.

The team is in the bottom half of nearly every category. So the first quarter in general is a fail in my book. There are big questions going down the road. Management took big risks on very few players and it hasn’t really been paying off so far.

I’m telling you, behind that cold and calm image of his, Bob Gainey is anxious and worried.  How patient do you think the new owners, the Molsons, are? Remember, they were not in control of the team when Bob Gainey went on his summer spending spree. George Gillett was still the owner at the time so legally; the Molsons had no say in the matter.

Bob Gainey’s top three acquisitions during the summer, Scott  Gomez, Brian Gionta and Mike Cammalleri, have shown good chemistry early on. There have been many flashes of what could be a high scoring first line but the trio has ...

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