Caufield of Dreams: Build It and He Will Come

We know that we won’t be planning for the playoffs or a Stanley Cup parade in Montreal and no, it’s not due to the Coronavirus! Fans are at each others like flies on a pile of “you know what”. Twitter is toxic. Newspapers and some radio shows are overflowing with nastiness, some of it bordering infatuation and witch hunts towards the organisation, the owner, the GM, the coach, the players, the trainer, the equipment manager, the ushers and even Youppi! NCAA seasons are coming to an end for some. European leagues are starting to wrap up their activities for others. And for some prospects, it’s decision time…

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As Playoffs Hopes Fade, What Next for The Habs?

It’s been a great battle, one that left many wounded soldiers unable to help their troup while they were getting slaughtered by opposition through an eight game winless streak, followed by another seven game winless streak a week later. When the dust settled, after losing a third game in as many games to the NHL’s basement dwellers Detroit Red Wings, who were 13 points behind the second worst team in the league, the New Jersey Devils, the Montreal Canadiens are faced with the harsh reality that their hopes for a playoffs’ spot are rapidly fading away… in January.

But they’re only seven points back from a Wild Card spot“, some people will say. And they are 100% right. However, the Habs have to leapfrog five teams in order to hope for a participation in the playoffs. Yes, they can go on a winning streak once their injured players come back but while Brendan Gallagher seems the closest to returning, the others aren’t expected for at least another week, maybe two.

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