Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Habs Looking Great For New Season: Cherry

The play of Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price in his sophomore season will determine the team's fate. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

From The CBC:

There's no reason to believe that the Montreal Canadiens won't be contending for the Eastern Conference crown, according to Hockey Night in Canada's Don Cherry.

Goaltender Carey Price will be the man on the spot in Montreal, Cherry believes. Price was sensational at times during his rookie season, but struggled in the second round of the playoffs when the Canadiens were eliminated by the Philadelphia Flyers.

"Let's hope he bounces back, because they've got everything going for them now," Cherry said.

The colourful HNIC commentator said the coaching staff, led by Guy Carbonneau and Kirk Muller, is top-notch and the acquisition of Robert Lang was a key move for the club.

"I don't see [that] they need anything," Cherry said.

Cherry made his comments during a media conference call in which hockey analysts across North America assessed the upcoming season.

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