Admittedly, the Montreal Canadiens have been very good so far this season. So much so, in fact, that finding weaknesses in their game is kind of like grasping at straws, miles away from an actual farm.
Goaltending? Check. Carey Price has been great.
Scoring? Check. If even Rene Bourque is getting in on the action, it’s anything but a bad sign.
Defense? With P.K. Subban back and Raphael Diaz taking his game to another level, there are about as many holes in Montreal’s corps as there are Tomas Kaberles.
Coaching? As much as rehiring Michel Therrien may have been a mistake, the team’s record so far and the success of rookies Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk is making him look like the reincarnation of Toe Blake, minus the fedora, which he probably could use, though.
Nevertheless, Montreal can ill afford to remain complacent. Currently in a playoff spot, the team should address the following five weaknesses to guarantee itself of one.