Montreal Canadiens Fans: How Patient Will You Be Towards Benoit Pouliot?

December 10th, 2009 by Miah D. Leave a reply »

The Montreal Canadiens have let go of so many players since last summer that it seems with every upcoming new opponent comes a former team member.

In a week from now, it will be Guillaume Latendresse’s turn with the Minnesota Wild.

Latendresse was vowed to become a power forward for the Habs. With his generous shape came the expectations of physical plays and on-ice imposition. Instead, he has been criticized as slow and lazy.

For the Latendresse haters—who seemed to grow with every game, watching him play was as painful as repetitively hitting their thumb with a hammer.

Jacques Martin tried to put pressure on the wound with less ice-time, but Bob Gainey drastically stopped the bleeding with a trade to the Wild in return of Benoit Pouliot.

Gainey seems to be ardent to such drastic decisions. He thought that Carey Price ...

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