Montreal Canadiens: More Whipsaw Performances

Francois GendronSenior Writer IJanuary 28, 2010

After the Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey settled the case of Georges Laraque, many observers said that an important part of the team's distractions went away with Georges.

The team responded well immediately afterwards. The Canadiens defeated the Eastern conference leaders, the New Jersey Devils before shutting down the New York Rangers by the impressive score of 6-0.

But the good performances were equally matched by bad ones since once again as the team suffered two humiliating losses. One was at the hands of the Florida Panthers and the other to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-0.

Even worse, there has been some friction between Andrei Markov and Carey Price going on for a few days already. Nothing to help the team right now. But this morning after the team practice, both players hugged each other in a faint attempt to make us believe that everything is alright.

This is a very bad time for this to happen to the Canadiens. The team is currently struggling to keep up the pace with the eighth place team and would greatly benefit from some stability and team chemistry right now. With fewer than 30 games to go in this 2009-2010 regular season, a winning streak would be much appreciated by the club's fans.

The team will travel to play the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

(Picture: Canadian Press)