The trick for the fans will be to understand that this is not a Stanley Cup-contending caliber lineup, and that they should temper their expectations and be patient. Rejoice in the fact that this team is exciting to watch and promises to get better in the future, which is more than we could say five years ago.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Markov has an appointment with Dr. Andrews. A week-long appointment
So it's official that Andrei Markov will not play in October, so the start of the season will be more difficult than anticipated this summer. The trick will be for the team to play hard, believe in themselves and value the fact that Yannick Weber, Alexei Emelin and Raphaël Diaz are getting a great opportunity to improve. If the Canadiens stick together and weather this storm, they will be in good shape when the playoffs come.