Pierre McGuire, on TSN’s Off The Record, says if the Canadiens are going to win anything this year, they need to have a power play in the top five of the league. He also says the Habs’ inability to create a bidding war for Jaroslav Halak was their biggest mistake of the off-season. (Although he says Lars Eller is a real player and Ian Schultz could be.)
McGuire also mentioned that he thinks Detroit could win it all this year, Toronto probably won’t make the playoffs, Boston’s Tuukko Rask is the best goalie in the league, and if Bruce Boudreau doesn’t rein in Ovechkin and his ice time and Mike Green doesn’t improve as a playoff defenceman, Boudreau could be fired.
McGuire also said Philadelphia is for real, Chicago has the horses to win it again, Pittsburgh and Vancouver will be strong, and he didn’t go to Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood’s wedding.
And in a surprising development, he also mentioned in the interview that he’s not crazy about Snooki and Lady Gaga.