Saturday 24 May 2014

A few thoughts on the Montreal Canadiens going forward in the playoffs

Dustin Tokarski
TOKARSKI: I would love to see the Montreal Canadiens defeat the New York Rangers on Sunday and even the series up. Rookie goalie Dustin Tokarski is such a "feel good" story.  If he can pick up where he left off and keep the Habs in the rest of the games they play, then it is likely that Peter Budaj will be put on the trading block this summer."

Ryan White
REPLACING PRUST: I beg Michel Therrien not to "bore" us and put Michael Bournival in the lineup. We need some muscle to replace the suspended Brandon Prust and it makes sense to put Ryan White back on the ice or at the very least Travis Moen. Bournival had a good start of the season, but really did nothing more than skate around the rest of the way. For some reason Therrien likes him.

Marc Bergevin

MARC BERGEVIN: Forgive me for raining on Habs GM Marc Bergevin's parade. He has done an "okay" job since assuming the helm of the team two years ago, but I believe we need to look at his entire record: signing Travis Moen to a four year, $7.4 million contract; David Desharnais to  a four year, $14 million deal; acquiring defenceman Davis Drew Drewiske from LA and signing him to a two year pact, when he was not needed; acquiring George Parros as a so-called tough guy when that part of his game was long gone. I will admit that obtaining Dale Weise and Mike Weaver near the trade deadline represented good moves. Trading Cedric Desjardins back to Tampa for Tokarski now looks a "genius" move. Despite the fact he is sitting out most of the playoffs, defenceman Douglas Murray brought some toughness to the team. But GM  of the Year? Give me a break!

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