The Montreal Canadiens' 2011-12 season has not gone according to plan so far. At the All-Star break, they are eleven games under .500 if you include the overtime and shootout losses.
It’s no secret that Scott Gomez has been a disaster and players like Tomas Plekanec, Andrei Markov, P.K. Subban, the recently departed Michael Cammalleri and team captain Brian Gionta have all had disappointing seasons. However, there have been some bright spots for the Habs despite all of this.
Some of them involve players that have surprised everyone with their strong play this season, while others deal with the future of a team that has something to look forward to if they decide to start rebuilding at the conclusion of the season.
Let’s explore these pleasantries in more detail.