Montreal Canadiens Prepare For The 2010-11 NHL Season

July 16th, 2010 by Scott Weldon Leave a reply »
The 2010 NHL Playoffs featured the best run by a Montreal Canadien's team since they won their last cup in 1993.

Let's face it, defeating the reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and the Presidents' trophy-winning Washington Capitals in back-to-back series was just fun.

It was disappointing to lose in short order to the Flyers in the Eastern finals, but the playoffs made a pretty miserable regular season feel like a success. That success and the experience the players got in the playoffs against top quality opposition can only help the youngsters who were in the lineup. 

Hopefully the Canadien’s management doesn't use the playoff run as an excuse to stand pat with a lineup that was too slow and too old for most of the year.

Montreal was in the bottom third of the league offensively and defensively. This was really a lineup that got carried into the playoffs thanks to Jarolsav Halak's unstinting efforts in nets.

Halak was a big part of the reason the team stayed competitive in games and series with opponents that had a lot more talent than the Canadiens. He is gone now—dealt ...

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