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One thing I do know is this. Do not despair fellow FHFans as there are many reasons to stay tuned to the Habs:
1) Carey Price. He can only improve. He can't possibly play 70 games, allowing his save% and gaa to remain at these all time lows. Right?
2) Shooting %age - Habs have the highest shots per game and are dead last in goals for per game. Its not all lack of quality CHances with all those shots. The pucks will start going in. Maybe 5 against the Rags was the start something positive.
3) Drouin. We have a forward that can actually gain zone entry with the puck AND maintain control of it. GalCHenyuk can learn from this guy as I think it's one of his major faults and would go a long way to endearing him to CJ2.0. Or not.
4) The PP. It's near the bottom right now but has promise. Need a big body for the front of the net and don't always make the BBQ blast option #1.
And these are but a few. So keep watCHing. It's going to get better.
But I can't put the defence on this list. I honestly think MB has downgraded it over the past 18 months. Opponents don't seem to have fear crossing our blueline because there's no (Y), N8 or PFK looking to take you out on entry. But I appreciate BBQ's presence once in the zone. He is 3rd in the league in hits and that's a good start. I just hope points 1 through 5 are enough to offset the more porous defence.
On this date in 1974 the greatest of all time first employed the rope-a-dope strategy before knocking Foreman out in the 8th round. It's clear the Habs have embraced that same strategy this season and game 12, on the date Ali did it, is the perfect time to get off the ropes and start pounding their opponents into submission.
So stay strong FHFers, the Habs will float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. The turds can't beat 'em, wait and see.