Montreal Canadiens 2011-12 preview

  • The Montreal Canadiens came within a goal of eliminating the eventual Stanley Cup champions when they took the Boston Bruins to overtime in Game 7 of their first round series last spring. So, the question is: are the Habs ready to hang with the big boys or are they destined again to be an early playoff loser...or worse?

    This off-season Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier recognized the team's need for a power forward and signed Erik Cole to fill that role. But the biggest boon to the Habs lineup will be the return of several key players from injury - Andrei Markov, Josh Gorges and emerging winger Max Pacioretty. Can the team stay healthy this year?

    Host Edward Fraser is joined by writer Ryan Kennedy and editor in chief Jason Kay to discuss… Newcomers Erik Cole and Alexei Yemelin… The deficiencies at center…The pros and cons of the Habs defense… And why the team has nothing to worry about in goal.

    PRODUCER: Ted Cooper
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