Worrying Development in Montreal: Things are Looking Worse Than Ever

Published December 4, 2023 at 6:40 PM

After a surprising start to the season, the Montreal Canadiens have regressed to expectations, finding themselves in the bottom third of the league after 24 games.

The team has recently struggled with a power-play drought, and a significant portion of their goals have been coming from defensemen. This situation is particularly troubling for many of the Canadiens' forwards, who are experiencing severe goal-scoring slumps.

Here's the current situation:

Most concerning is that many of the team's leaders and highest-paid players are failing to produce adequately. Anderson has yet to score a goal in 24 games, while Pearson, Monahan, and Gallagher have all gone more than 10 games without scoring. Even Nick Suzuki, the team's leading goal scorer, has only one goal in his last 10 games.

This slump is significantly impacting the team's performance.

It's high time for head coach Martin St-Louis to shake things up to spark the offense, starting with fixing the power play, which has been particularly ineffective for the Canadiens. The team hasn't scored a power-play goal since November 12, a span of nine games, which is clearly unacceptable.
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Worrying Development in Montreal: Things are Looking Worse Than Ever

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