Depth of talent is a Canadiens issue on both left and to a lesser extent on right wing. It is not a glaring problem at centre ice. where Desharnais, Plekanec and Eller hold the top three spots and there is large group of centremen who are in the wings waiting for their chance.
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The Canadiens. led by Tomas Plekanec, will have six players participating in the World hockey championships starting next weekend at Stockholm and Helskinki. Plekanec will be representing the Czech Republic for the fifth time.
Witness the strange season of Canadiens centre Tomas Plekanec. Mont consider it a failure despite the fact that he finished the year only five points behind his team leading total of 57 points of the year before. The big difference is his five-on-five defensive record. Plekanec’s problem’s stemmed from an inability to find the right kind of forwards to play with him.
The Canadiens made a big trade, would up with four of a possible six points thanks to the NHL’s reward for losing. Michael Cammalleri’s effect on the play of Tomas Plekanec, scoring chances, Alexei Emelin and more. Talking points on a Canadiens off-day.
Canadiens played three games last week, losing at home to Edmonton and then taking road victories in Phoenix and Nashville. With the back to back wins they again moved to even .500 for the season. Outstanding performances came from Max Pacioretty, Josh Gorges, Brian Gionta and David Desharnais.
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.
With only six goals in three games a revamping of the Canadiens lineup was inevitable. Tomorrow night against the Colorado Avalanche there will be a new look not only in the even-strength lines, but also the power play units, which to date have produced one goal in thirteen opportunities.
Andrei Markov in Florida having his knee checked; Tomas Plekanec-star of the week, Josh Gorges-babysitter, Erik Cole, Travis Moen, Andreas Engqvist, Bournival injured and more. All making news in the first week of the Canadiens 2011-2012 season.
Chris Neil scored his second goal with 28 seconds remaining in regulation time as the Ottawa Senators edged the Canadiens 3-2 at the Bell Centre Saturday night. The goal came just as a penalty to Brian Gionta expired. Milan Michalek also scored for the Senators while both Canadiens goals came off the stick of Michael
On Friday in Prague, Canadiens centre Tomas Plekanec married Czech actress-singer Lucia Vondráčková. Saturday he was named runner up to World Championship linemate Jaromir Jagr for the 43rd annual Golden Stick award, given annually to the best Czech hockey player worldwide. At the awards ceremony, Plekanec commented on Jagr’s contract negotiations which have included the Canadiens.