The Pre-Season is almost over and my pre-exhibition predictions were pretty bang on. The team we thought would start the season against Toronto is intact, save for a banged up Roman Hamrlik.
Max Pacioretty is also hurt, which adds to an already disappointing training camp. Ryan White has really impressed with his grittiness and is making every case possible to earn a spot with the big club and with three assists against the Panthers, Lars Eller showed why he was the real deal. As for the Defense, it looks like Spacek, Gill, Gorges, O'Byrne and Subban are healthy locks, while Hamrlik will recuperate eventually, and one of either Henry, Picard or Weber will start the year as the 7th defenseman.
Carey Price is good, so shut up. There was almost minimal reason to worry about his sub par play, and if it were not for some wide open rebounds, he would have shut out the Panthers on Monday night.
So it is official. Finally, after two weeks of speculating Brian Gionta has been named captain of the Montreal Canadiens. Great choice, great guy, this year will be fun, so sit tight and enjoy the ride.