Montreal’s 2011 playoff run was short and a downgrade from last season’s Conference Finals run. Their management staff will probably be looking to improve the team in terms of their skill and ability to go farther in the playoffs.
One area which should also be heavily considered is their lack of a sufficient enforcer.
Ironically, Montreal has actually been home to two of the game’s greatest fighters of the past 20 years. Donald Brashear spent his first seasons there, while Georges Laraque ended his career there.
However, since Montreal let Laraque go, they have been stubborn and negligent when it comes to carrying a player who can fill his role.
This past season, several events occurred which made that vacancy unbearably obvious.
Here are the top five reasons why Montreal has no excuse but to acquire a legitimate heavyweight enforcer during the summer of 2011.