Earlier today, I did my rounds of NHL and Montreal Canadiens news. In it, I came across Réjean Tremblay’s piece on the pressure fans should put on the CH to get the organization to strive for excellence.
I don’t agree with him at all.
If there were to be a Jello fight between him and Tony Marinaro, I’d clearly rip my voice out screaming my support for the Italian.
Because Marinaro believes in being patient with reconstruction, and I’m all for it.
So far, not much new under the sun and, above all, no connection with Nicklas Lidstrom and his prediction. I’m getting there…
Nick Lidstrom Predicting Playoffs For Red Wings in 2023-24 https://t.co/W9SIdPXD4P
– Kevin Allen (@ByKevinAllen) September 5, 2023
According to Lidstrom, now vice-president of the Wings, his team will make the playoffs this season, and that’s very bad news for the Réjean Tremblay of this world.
For the Canadiens to make the playoffs, they need to be ahead of other teams, and there aren’t many suspects among their opponents, to say the least.
Let’s get crazy and do a little countdown together:
In the Atlantic, Boston, Florida, Tampa Bay and Toronto are likely to make their way into the spring waltz. Ottawa must and should win according to Tim Stützle, while Lidstrom has just set the playoffs as a goal for the Wings. That leaves the Buffalo Sabres, who will theoretically be on the same level as the Tricolore.
If my calculations are correct, Martin St-Louis’ team should find itself among the bottom four teams in the East.
In the West, it’s much the same, with Arizona, Chicago, Anaheim and San Jose in the bottom four.
So I don’t really see how Kent Hughes can believe that his team won’t have the opportunity to pick in the top ten at the next draft.
Between putting pressure on the team like Mr. Tremblay wants and being patient and realistic like Mr. Marinaro, I’ve made my choice. How about you?
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