Hmm. A 5-1 loss to the Sabres. What does that mean?
It means the Sabres move within four points of Montreal. So it means losing, and losing big, to a team trying to catch you is unacceptable.
It means the Flyers are three big points up on the Habs, Florida is only one point down from the Habs, and the Rangers and Pittsburgh are only three away. So again, losing and losing big is unacceptable.
Does it mean Carey Price may not be the superstar we thought he’d be? Does it mean we finally must look at the possibility that throwing him to the lions after trading away Cristobal Huet may have possibly ruined the youngster?
Does it mean that because Bob Gainey swung no deals, the players realize the heat’s off and maybe they don’t have to play with fire now?
Does it mean the Canadiens are much less a team than we had thought and hoped for?
What does getting hammered this late in the season really mean?