Alright, Recrutes subscribers, the discourse out there on social media is ugly. The negativity is so severe that people are insulting each other’s mothers. Impressively, the discourse remains respectful here. You have your issues, but you’re not insulting your fellow human either.
The Habs have issues. This is obvious with a 1-6-1 record and the fewest goals scored at 13 with the most goals allowed at 33. However, they also lead the league in shots on goal and as much as people want to talk about the quality of those shots, when you spend most of the time in the opponent’s zone, it is in the long run impossible to remain this bad.
If the Habs had this record with the most goals allowed and fewest goals scored and they were getting outshot 40-20, instead of the other way around, then I would predict Rasmus Dahlin, a generational defenceman, was about to probably join the Habs next October.
As it stands, they are for my money in a precarious spot already and they need to turn it around and be on the cusp of a playoff spot by American Thanksgiving or the season is lost and they should think seriously about selling assets down the road. There’s nothing dumber than finishing three points out of a playoff spot, especially sacrificing future for a push for a playoff spot you don’t actually achieve and if you did would have just a marginal chance of success anyway.
But we are a long way from that. Where we are is they need to turn it around and turn it around fast. The schedule in November is easy with a lot of winnable home games. Changes have to be made though.
Sound out on what are your top three changes GM Marc Bergevin needs to make to turn around the Montreal Canadiens in the month of November. I’ll start…