I think it’s very apparent to Habs’ fans that we haven’t gotten off to an ideal start. In a chaotic media city like Montreal, there is always bound to be pessimists ready to say it’s over at any given bad game. I’ve run in to a bunch of these pessimists on the internet, they blame anyone they can. In this case most of the blame is falling on coach Jacques Martin and struggling defencemen Hal Gill and PK Subban. I can’t stress enough the importance of not taking the first few games too seriously. With every team, there are going to be growing pains, time will be needed for players to find their roles, and for players to develop chemistry.
If we take our 1-2-1 record to heart and and predict a terrible season solely on our first four games, then we’re no better than Leafs fans. (Well, some Leaf fans. And to the smart Leafs’ fans, I pity you for having these said fans in your fanbase.) Recall last season, when the Leafs got off to a 4-0-0 start. All the Leafs’ fans I knew were literally predicting a berth into the Stanley Cup Final. I can see this same patern occurring this year as well, with the Leafs at 3-0-0. All I’m trying to say, is that you can’t predict what the outcome of the season will be after the first 4 games.
I understand the Habs haven’t played too well thus far, and I’m not just being an ignorant homer, I just wanted to tell all of Montreal’s critics to wait 7-8 more games before judging their success, or lack there of.
Now that that rant is done with, there are a few things I would like to share in Hab related news.
First off, tomorrow I have to go to the doctor’s office and then I have a hockey game so I doubt I will have a postgame article. Also MIke Cammaleri could be back for the game against Pittsburgh on Thursday. If there are no setbacks, of course. Again without any setbacks, the latest Cammaleri will be back will be the 24th when the Canadiens take on the Panthers.
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