No question of lowering the arms at the Canadian

Pas question de baisser les bras chez le Canadien

Even if he has a black cloud over his team, Claude Julien is of the opinion that no one has abandoned in the Canadian. The players and coaches continue to work hard. He added that some players are frustrated, but this is because they have the success of the team at heart and they want to win.

January 10, 2020 22h57


No question of lowering the arms at the Canadian

Alexis Belanger-Champagne

The Canadian Press


BROSSARD — Even if the Canadian crosses a second series of eight defeats in the same season for the first time since at least his entry into the NHL in 1917, nobody drop their arms in the camp of montreal.

Players even have to smile again at training on Friday, during a workout with the nets placed on the blue lines.

“Times are hard lately, but there was also a goal for this year, recalled the head coach Claude Julien. We wanted to make it work for our players in a smaller area. It was used for two things : to relax the atmosphere, but also to work in confined spaces. We continue to do everything to we can put it on the right track.”

Captain Shea Weber was recalled after the setback of 4-2 against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday that there was no point of dwelling on his fate. Goalkeeper Carey Price has echoes these remarks Friday when he was questioned about a statement made earlier this week in which he had claimed that he was “beyond frustration”.

“It means what it means : not to let himself be swept up by a negative attitude and keep doing the things that would allow me to experience success without worrying about the outcome,” explained Price.

Price, who is 32-years-old, has indicated that it is his experience in the NHL which allowed him to better manage the current situation. And it is this attitude that the leaders of the Canadian attempt to teach young players of the team.

“I try to forget all the matches when they are completed, mentioned the rookie Nick Suzuki. We look at the video for we can improve, but every day is a new beginning. Our group leaders did a good job for not having the head low. “Weby” [Weber] and the other show the day after every game with a good attitude. It helps young people to follow suit.”

Before the meetings of Friday, the Habs were ranked 13th of the Association of the East, nine points of the Philadelphia Flyers and the last place giving access to the series.

The situation in Canada cannot be ignored, even by the players. The ranking is displayed in the corridor just outside the locker room of the Bell sports Complex.

Price recalled laconically that the Blues St. Louis won the Stanley cup last spring while they were occupying the last place in the overall standings from the NHL on the morning of 3 January.

“I know that there is a black cloud over us currently, but no one has abandoned, has insisted Julien. The players and coaches continue to work hard. I have seen several instances in the past where teams have thrown in the towel, but this is not the case here. Is it that the players are frustrated? Yes, because they have the success of the team at heart, because they want to earn.

“You see the same matches as me. We are not dominated by the opponent, but mistakes are costly”, he added.

Without Gallagher in Ottawa?

The Canadian might be deprived of striker Brendan Gallagher when he will visit the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

Julien said that the attacker, who has experienced headaches at the end of the evening Thursday, and that he was to meet with team doctors.

The head coach has confirmed that He will be at his post in the face of the Senators, while Chiarot was in need of at least a few more days to recover from a lower-body injury suffered Tuesday, in the reverse of the 4-3 to the Habs face the Detroit Red Wings.

For his part, forward Matthew Peca is ready to return to the game, said Julien. Peca has not played since December 10 because of an injury to a leg. Thus, it could be in uniform Saturday if Gallagher is not able to play.

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