Go Habs Go
Rejoint: mar 2017
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Coming off a SCF appearance, this was Montreal's opportunity to make a splash and convince some cup-hungry players to choose the Habs.
With Weber's career in jeopardy (and likely over), and Danault's departure, we needed to act quickly to dispel any concerns over those losses and failed to do so.
I told my brother that if we left the draft without one of those issues resolved and still in possession of our 1st round pick, this off-season will be a failure.
They made it worse with a controversial selection (players have wives and daughters), on top of the usual barriers to landing free agents, and with Covid restrictions seemingly complicating matters.
I fear that failing to improve the roster within the first few hours of free agency has ensured a return to mediocrity.
There is still time to turn it around, but it will come at a higher cost now and could necessitate a kind of desperation that goes contrary to MB's normal modus operandi.
A disappointing off-season so far.