Stu Cowan: Canadiens want greater than an angle shift to get on observe


When requested concerning the crew’s angle Tuesday morning, Danault stated: “I don’t assume it modified that a lot. We’re staying constructive right here. Once you’re successful, all the pieces is simple, the vibe is nice, all the pieces is constructive. Once you’re shedding, you bought to get again to the way in which we have been feeling at the start. Simply our vibe … constructive vibe in every single place. We’ve simply bought to remain constructive round right here. No have to panic.”

Not but, however tick … tick … tick.

Keep in mind, this can be a crew that had two eight-game shedding streaks final season.

“I feel we’ve set to work tougher,” Danault stated. “We’ve bought to get some emotion within the recreation. We all know there’s no followers, however we’ve bought to discover a solution to convey the emotion and be emotional on the bench, on the ice. Simply get again on these little particulars and we’ll be good.”

Three years in the past, whereas Bergevin stored speaking about angle throughout his autopsy information convention, crew proprietor/president Geoff Molson reduce in to make clear the message to annoyed followers.

“Perspective is definitely a part of it, however the actual message is we weren’t adequate and modifications are coming in order that we will get higher,” Molson stated. “That’s the actual message. Our greatest gamers weren’t at their finest this yr. And whether or not it’s they don’t match anymore or they match and so they can get higher. If a change of angle is required … all these items are a part of the equation. However everybody must be higher subsequent yr and it’s not simply the gamers, it’s the entire group.”

It was the identical scenario once more for the Canadiens heading into Tuesday evening’s recreation in Ottawa.

They merely have to be higher.

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