Monday, March 10, 2008

Absence Felt

Tomas Plekanec has missed just one game all season and the team almost looked lost without him. Pleks, who missed the game against the Ducks with the flu, has had 9 points in his last five games (6 G, 3 A), and has been one of the Habs most productive players all season.

Pleks' absence begins to raise the question of where the Habs would stand without certain players.

In the five games without Roman Hamrlik, the Habs lost 3 straight and won the other two by very close margins. They also put up very poor defensive efforts.

In the one game Saku Koivu was out, The Canadiens blew a 2 goal lead against the Rangers to lose in overtime.

The Habs have 5 players who played in all 70 games this season, them being Alex Kovalev, Chris Higgins, Mark Streit, Mike Komisarek, and Andrei Markov, all 5 being key components to the teams success.

The Habs have been fairly lucky this season on the injury front and we hope that this continues. But the conclusion that can be drawn here is that every one of these players is important o the Habs success and if we lose just one of them, things could get ugly.

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