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Despite the horrific season in Montreal, the coach and general manager will be back. The good news is that Carey Price has time to get 100 percent healthy, but they can't lean on him like they've had to in recent years going forward.
With the Habs playing out the string, attention turns to what happens next with Michel Therrien after the season and whether or not Carey Price actually ends up playing in a game after the injury.
Remember when the Habs won nine straight to start the season? Who was that team? They were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention last week. If there's one positive, though, it's Alex Galchenyuk's 10 goals over his last 14 games.
The Habs have a lot of injured players, but even so, things continue to get ugly. They've lost four of five games. It has basically been open season for opposing offenses. The good news for all is that there are only nine games left.
The Canadiens are basically just playing out the string right now. It's been an awful year, but according to a recent report, it appears head coach Michel Therrien will be back next season. That will raise some eyebrows.
The Habs have lost four straight as the white flag starts waving. It's still hard to believe how hard this team has crashed, but it might be even harder to believe it's only getting worse. With or without Carey Price, this club shouldn't be this dreadful.
The Habs did some light selling ahead of the deadline, shedding Dale Weise, Tomas Fleischmann and Devante Smith-Pelly. Meanwhile, Carey Price took some steps in his injury recovery. The Habs look out of it, but they haven't totally packed it in yet.
It appears the Habs are resigned to their fate as a non-playoff team. GM Marc Bergevin appears content to let the season ride out and may be a seller at the deadline. It's not fun in Montreal these days.
After winning three straight, the Habs put up a pair of absolute stinkers by giving up six goals in two straight games. Things are bleak in Montreal right now as their playoff hopes keep dwindling. Will they do nothing to stop this spiral?
The Canadiens won consecutive games over the weekend for the first time since late November. Meanwhile, all eyes have been on Carey Price. The timeline for his return remain in question, leading some to opine that the Habs should just punt the season and shut him down. That seems doubtful, though.
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Montreal is off to a good start in the scoring department. Moving Alex Galchenyuk to the No. 2 center role is already paying dividends while the Habs biggest stars -- Carey Price, P.K. Subban and Max Pacioretty -- are off to flying starts.
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