It looks as if there is no hope for the Montreal Canadiens as they’ve lost eight in-a-row, and it’s far too deep now for Marc Bergevin to not have a plan.
I know open letters to organizations during times of darkness and despair is more of a Steve Dangle tactic, but I feel we can both agree that it’s gotten to that point. Regardless of personal feelings or objective takes, there are a number of pure facts in affect when it comes to the Habs.
- Defence and goaltending has been the team’s Achilles heel as of late
- The team has lost eight games in a row
- The team has managed to earn three points in this eight-game slide
- The team is no longer in a playoff spot
Points two and four should be the two that stick out the most. An eight-game losing streak in any faction is far from ideal in a season. What makes matters worse is that the Habs were happily among the tops of the Atlantic Division while the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning and Buffalo Sabres continued to fall.
It was a stretch with Montreal’s name all over it where they could’ve truly established themselves as a power in the Eastern Conference. Instead, Habs fans slowly watched the image of playoff hockey be ripped from their fingers no matter how secure their grip is.
Hope is fading, and it’s fading fast. Therefore, and this goes to you specifically Marc, the question is: Why?