Saturday, November 14, 2009

Canadiens enter Music City: Enjoy the Hot Dogs Gui!

Coach Jacques Martin has finally had enough of Guillaume Latendresse's woeful start to the 2009-10 season.

The Canadiens second-round pick in 2005 will view Saturday's game against Nashville, from the press box, as a healthy scratch.

The 22-year-old winger has just two goals and an assist in nineteen games with a minus four rating this season.

Coach Martin has given Latendresse numerous chances to prove himself, on different lines, and a recent third period benching was a sign of things to come.

Kyle Chipchura will take his place in the lineup. Gregory Stewart is the other healthy scratch.

Carey Price will get his second straight start, against Pekka Rinne, after Thursday's 4-2 win over Phoenix.

Defenseman Jaroslav Spacek says he will be able to play Saturday night, after suffering a leg injury Thursday, but could be a game-time decision by Martin.

If fans thought Montreal's offense has been struggling out the gate, Nashville's is far worse.

The Predators rank 29th in goals much in part to their last-place power play which sits at 11.1%.
My True Nashville Hockey Experience: I was in Nashville to see the Canadiens play one of their first games ever in Music City back in 1998 during the Predators inaugural year.
Keep in mind now that this was when Fox had a contract with the NHL. Those who remember those days will recall some certain special effects used by FOX to try to explain the game and make it easier for them to understand and follow along.
Well about five minutes in, a lady in the seat behind me asks her husband, "Hey hu'cum I don't see the red light go across the ice when they shoot the puck?".......

1 comment:

Yves said...

I remember those FOX broadcasts.... It was funny for about 3 minutes... then that beaming puck experiment became quite sad and annoying (in my opinion).

What to do with Guillaume....