For the past 15 games, the Canadiens have had a good numerical advantage. And since the season is 15 games old…
I don’t know how far back you had this on your bingo card, but the Habs, after one month of activity (which is a sample that’s starting to mean something), have a power play in the NHL’s top-10. That’s all there is to it.
– Maxim Lapierre (@Lappy14) November 13, 2023
In recent years, the Habs have always snatched it up. Fans often asked for Alex Burrows’ head in 2023, as he didn’t seem to weigh in on the right buttons on the power play.
Less and less, the guys look like they don’t know where to go on the ice on the power play. It’s not perfect yet, as Anthony Desaulniers at BPM Sports points out, but still.
The radio man put my thoughts into words: even if the CH scores, it’s still not a perfect process. I recommend listening to Renaud Lavoie’s column this morning.
In Le Club du matin, Renaud Lavoie discussed the performance of the CH’s 10th-ranked power play. Despite these successes, @Anthodezo isn’t 100% sure about the strategy. How about you?
The full segment is available at https://t.co/jdk22fkWeU pic.twitter.com/grXUXfQxKa
– BPM Sports (@BPMSportsRadio) November 13, 2023
As I said, I hadn’t anticipated this.
In fact, in 11 of the Canadiens’ last 12 games, they’ve had at least one power-play goal. In Vegas, at the very end of October, the CH still scored on special units, because if they didn’t do it with a man up, they did it with a man down.
In November, Alex Burrows’ power play has scored at least one goal per game in all six games. That’s a nice active streak.
If it didn’t look like this at the start of the season (in the first three games, the CH only scored on the power play against Toronto), let’s just say the club has redeemed itself.
What’s next? Score at five-on-five more often.
– Yes, Pierre Houde deserves his place in the Hall of Fame.
1/2 I sincerely think that Pierre Houde, the worthy successor to René Lecavalier and Richard Garneau, should join the HHOF in the years to come. his style, impeccable French, a love of hockey, an ambassador for our national sport and above all a perfect ambassador … https://t.co/b3kR8rl35h.
– Michel Villeneuve (@lederniervrai) November 13, 2023
– Nothing less.
Mark your calendar because you really don’t want to miss it! This Wednesday, starting at 8pm, we welcome Canadiens star Cole Caufield!
We’ll be waiting for you on Wednesday, November 15, live on YouTube from 8 p.m. pic.twitter.com/3azwyGeYTo
– La Poche Bleue (@lapochebleue) November 13, 2023
– Happy listening.
New episode of The @BasuAndGodin Notebook is out! On Kaiden Guhle, Slaf, the Montembeault contract talks and we answer your mailbag questions:
– Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) November 13, 2023
– “He will most likely end up injured again because that seems to be part of his game.”
The Yankees GM didn’t pull any punches. https://t.co/xL9a8snAbs
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) November 13, 2023