Not to state the obvious, but how much better would the Habs be if Eller was in the lineup? No more Weise on anything but the fourth line (god willing) and no more Eric Tangradi at all. I love teams with depth and I always have a special spot for those guys who function as 'tweeners - great AHL guys and serviceable bottom 6 guys in the NHL - Mark Lamb, Shaun Van Allen, Hnat Domenichelli etc. Montreal is lacking some good tweeners at the moment. Bowman and Tangradi are not it. Andrighetto is only going to be useful if he gets useful moments and decent ice time - tweeners don't get that.
Am I longing for the days of Tom Pyatt?
Not a bad period for the Habs and they've certainly shown enough that they're not deserving of a 1-0 loss. But they also haven't shown enough that makes you feel like a win is a possibility. Soooo who comes through and breaks that donut? Plekanec? Pacioretty? Subban? Gotta be Subban right?
|08:16||ANA||Hampus Lindholm (4) Slapshot - ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (25)||1 - 0 ANA|
|11:06||ANA||Rene Bourque Slashing - 2 min against Dale Weise|
|11:02||MTL||Eric Tangradi Roughing - 2 min against Patrick Maroon|
|11:02||ANA||Patrick Maroon Roughing - 2 min against Eric Tangradi|
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