When the Montreal Canadiens blasted the Boston Bruins in the Winter Classic, they thought they’d “turned the chapter on” their tough December.
Unfortunately for the Habs, their frustrations have followed them into January. Since beating the B’s, they’ve gone 1-3-0. And with Carey Price not expected back anytime soon, they’re in legitimate danger of falling out of a playoff spot.
And so today brought changes. Forwards Sven Andrighetto and Daniel Carr were sent back to the AHL, while forward Jacob de la Rose was called up to play on the fourth line. Winger Dale Weise is also expected to return to the lineup Saturday in St. Louis. He’s tied for second on the team with 11 goals. That’s right, Dale Weise. Tied for second in goals.
Look at all those losses.
And look at how many times the Habs have been limited to two goals or fewer.
“We got 40 shots against the Stanley Cup champions,” argued Therrien. “We definitely had some great chances but we can’t score. It’s not a lack of effort.”
No, it hasn’t been. But could it be a lack of talent?
That’s the question for Bergevin.