BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA
PITTSBURGH -- There will be a familiar face behind the Montreal Canadiens bench.
The Habs have called a news conference for today where they're expected to name Jacques Martin as their head coach.
League sources say Martin has stepped down from his post as GM of the Florida Panthers because of the financial instability of the club and the possibility they may be sold.
Martin will be a solid choice for the Habs. He will bring stability and could help get the club back to respectability.
Is this the right move for the Habs? Can Martin turn around this team? Have your say in our forum.
Habs to hire Martin
Kovalev was encouraged by our fans and the team played well save for a few lapses.
It will take a few more games to evaluate, and Vancouver will be more of a challenge to evaluate on.
If the Habs continue to play this way - they will build confidence and they will be playing within their system and using chances to create opportunities.
Get Carey Price going to the point where the kid can be confident every time out win or lose, and the Habs will finish strong.
Most of the East are so-so
and a strong finish will separate the Habs from the rest and will set them up for the playoffs.
Tanguay will be back soon and this will give the team another offensive threat when he rounds into game shape.
The Habs will need to keep playing like big bangers with Komisarek, Pacioretty, Stewart, Kostopoulos, and Lapierre on seek and destroy missions. Laraque has to be ready to take out the garbage when needed, and
Gainey should see if he can get 1 more forward who can fight at the trade deadline - just for our buddies Milan, Shaun, and Claude in the playoffs.
Andy V., 2009-02-22 07:39:51
Roy, 2009-02-21 08:40:10
Without Kovalev, the other Habs had to resort to shooting and the results were promising. Hopefully they can learn something from this.
Rick W., 2009-02-20 09:40:57