Are the Montreal Canadiens a better team after this off-season?
That’s up to debate, but there’s no denying the notion that they’re trying to become more physically imposing.
Elliotte Friedman mentioned in a recent “30 Thoughts” roundup that a Canadiens player said management views players as “soft, physically and mentally.”
Farnham inspires criticisms in his play, but anyone calling him soft might lose some teeth.
Again, none of this guarantees that the Canadiens will be better next season. A lot of that likely rides on Carey Price‘s health as much as anything else.
For better or worse, the way things are looking, they’ll force opponents to use a few more ice packs per night.
* – Though some might debate calling Weber a “star” at this point. These situations … get messy, don’t they?