Yeah, things are getting pretty ugly for the Montreal Canadiens.
They still have time to come back and avoid consecutive losses to the Columbus Blue Jackets, but as of this writing, the risk is real. If that wasn’t enough, the team announced that Daniel Carr is expected to miss three months with the knee injury he suffered on Monday.
Here’s the official announcement:
Medical update: @DanCarr9 suffered a right knee injury last night in Columbus. He will be out 3 months.
You know what makes a fight video significantly more entertaining? A local announcer pulling no punches with his or her analysis.
Jack Edwards covers Boston Bruins games, and often does so boisterously. His take on Chris Stewart fighting Torey Krug is something to behold (though not as impressive as Krug having the guts to stand up to Stewart).
You can hear Edwards share his candid thoughts from Tuesday’s NESN telecast in the video above. It’s a real gem.
In case you need it captured, here’s the disparity one more time:
Chris Stewart (6-foot-2, 231-pounds) vs. Torey Krug (5-foot-9, 186 pounds).
Prust wouldn’t comment beyond saying he wanted to play, and his agent Claude Lemieux* said that the rugged winger hasn’t asked for a trade. Still, Lemieux admitted to the Vancouver Sun that it wouldn’t be shocking if the Canucks shipped Prust out of town.
“Brandon wants to play,” Lemieux said. “He understands the situation … But if this goes on, he is probably going to get moved.”
At first blush, the reaction may be “What’s Prust really worth?”
Still, he’s a tough player who can score a little here and there, something teams value if the asking price isn’t too steep. Don’t be surprised if his name is bandied about sometime between today and the Feb. 29 trade deadline.