The Monahan line’s lack of speed has been exposed in recent games, and it will only get more prevalent as teams ramp it up for playoff pushes. I’d like to see Monahan centering Caufield and Slaf with Dvorak on the 3rd line, and Ylonen replacing Pearson.
– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) November 17, 2023
Last night, the Canadiens lost their third game in a row. As a result, Martin St-Louis’ men are now below .500 with 16 points in 17 games.
As I said this morning, the Habs struggled to play the game the right way. They were opportunistic and took advantage of a goaltender who was in form… but Cayden Primeau didn’t work miracles either.
For Martin St-Louis, it’s going to be time to start thinking about shaking up his fruit salad a bit. If he can’t add an ingredient that will save the recipe…
Should the veteran trio (Sean Monahan, Brendan Gallagher and Tanner Pearson), which isn’t exactly rolling along as well as it has in recent weeks, be dismantled?
When it’s going well, the trio is responsible and productive. But when they’re not, they’re just… slow.
Isn’t it time to get Sean Monahan back where he belongs, on the top-6? And bring Christian Dvorak back on a third trio, more suited to him?
I don’t think Cole Caufield would say no.
The Habs may be scoring goals at an interesting rate (they’re in the second tier of the NHL), but the play on the ice isn’t always the most organized. And it shows in the W column.
The Canadiens are now last in the NHL with two regulation wins. https://t.co/uqw2EhbZSD
– Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) November 17, 2023
Two regulation wins in 17 games means the Canadiens are on a pace to win less than 10 games in 82 games in 60 minutes. That’s not exactly enough. After all, Caufield can’t always save the CH three-on-three… right?
– All is well.
Grand Prix de Las Vegas | First day disrupted by… manhole covers https://t.co/5EDlUMHvhI
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) November 17, 2023
– LA Royalty (@LARoyalty1967) November 17, 2023
– Justin Barron has some interesting offensive production. In his first 58 games in Montreal, he has nine goals.
Most goals – Defenceman 22 or younger within their first 60 games for the @CanadiensMTL franchise:
12- Kevin Haller
10- Guy Lapointe
10- Tom Kurvers
10- Mathieu Schneider
9- Justin Barron (Via 1 in his 58th contest w/MTL as part of tonight’s 6-5 loss vs VGK)
9- Patrice Brisebois pic.twitter.com/Xzx4lGpDZx
– StatsCentre (@StatsCentre) November 17, 2023
first intermission poll:
Do you put ketchup on your poutine?
do you put ketchup on your poutine?
– Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) November 17, 2023
– Do you?