The Montreal Canadiens fell apart faster than a used car.
After losing to the eventual Stanley Cup Champions, the Boston Bruins, in overtime of Game 7 of the first round of playoffs last year, the Habs were left disappointed.
But not so disappointed that their whole team should crumble. Almost blow up. They could barely scrape together wins at the start of the year and now they sit dead last in the Eastern Conference in March.
This is not the team that just about beat the Stanley Cup Champions in seven games before they were even the Stanley Cup Champions. However, the makeup of the team is almost the same. During the offseason, they only lost Roman Hamrlik, Benoit Pouliot, James Wisniewski and Jeff Halpern. They gained Raphael Diaz, Alexei Emelin and Chris Campoli.
The roster is not too different than last year. But what’s different is the mentality and the execution. After the loss to the Bruins, the Habs had a long offseason.
Well, this year, it’s going to be a lot longer.
Here are four signs the Habs are disintegrating before our eyes.
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