What Does The Loss To Buffalo Mean?

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?

3 thoughts on “What Does The Loss To Buffalo Mean?”

  1. Personally, I think getting 1 or 2 guys wouldn’t change a whole lot.

    There’s either something between the players and the coach or something in the room.

    That’s what I think.

    Loss like that… .unacceptable. For sure.

    Last night… a guy runs at Price.. no one does a thing.

    Carbo talked about team toughness…… they’re not playing together.

    I really don’t think it’s talent…. I think it’s either coach or problems in the room….

    Carbo : Team toughness….. no one did anything.

    That really disgusted me…. it’s happened over and over again the last few years…..

  2. I think Bob’s in a no win situation ( no pun intended ) but I feel he through Price to the wolves far too soon . The kid has not bounced back from a dreadful playoff series . He seems not to have any confidence & sending him down to Hamilton now just might be the end of what appeared to be a stellar career ! I know I’ve said it before but just look into his eyes, a deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming truck !!
    From the East but no Cheers !!!

  3. Mike, I’m afraid you’re right about Price… I don’t know that there’s any solution other than pushing through it.
    Remember Thomas Vokoun with the Habs? He was thrown to the wolves and left to die way to early in his career. It took years for him to get some semblance of confidence back, and he’s just now (in the last 2-3 years) finding his grove back.

    Price may or may not go the same way. If that’s the case, I sure as hell hope we don’t give up on him!

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