At season’s end Carey Price will probably win the Molson Cup as the Canadiens most valuable player but the player who has had the greatest impact has been Erik Cole. Cole heads into the All-Star break as the team leader in goals, points and plus/minus rating. At a cap hit of 4.5 million dollars over four years, Cole is the free agent bargain of the year..
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During his postgame news conference Canadiens coach Jacques Martin mentioned an improved Carey Price and special teams as the reason for his club’s turnaround the last twelve games. Among the other Sunday talking points, the impact of Erik Cole, Scott Gomez, 100 man-injury-days, the Hamilton Bulldogs and traffic jam on defence when Markov, Spacek, Gill and Campoli return..
The Canadiens played four games in six days last week, winning the last three against Conference rivals Philadelphia and Boston. It was a week that saw the dismissal of Perry Pearn from the coaching staff, the end of a six game losing streak.