Ever since Pierre Gauthier fired Perry Pearn, the Habs have gone on to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers and the Boston Bruins twice. The Habs are now enjoying a little time off, their next game is not until Friday, November 4th against the Ottawa Senators and some people are wondering if Jacques Martin has found the winning solution, and whether or not he will keep his job.
In my opinion, Pearn’s firing was just a way for Gauthier to buy some time for Jacques Martin and see if JM could turn things around. I still feel that he should hit the road but now I am starting to doubt that he will leave anytime soon. PG seems to want to keep him in Montreal.
Considering just how quiet and secretive Gauthier is, I guess it makes sense that he would want to keep an inanimate object behind the bench.
How is it that Jacques Martin all of a sudden knows how to get his players to play?
Carey Price has been incredible in his last three games. He is looking like the Carey Price of last year, in complete contrast to what we saw at the start of the season which was comparable to the Price we saw in the days of Halak.
Plakanec is playing well, he scored a pair of goals in the home & home series against Boston (three if you count the one credited to Bergeron).
Lars Eller and Max Pacioretty are also playing some god hockey, they are arguably the two best players on the team at the moment.
What happened to get them going? I seriously don’t think it’s Martin’s fear of losing his job. Would you be afraid to lose your job if you knew you had a million dollar bonus if they fire you written in your contract?
I wouldn’t. I wouldn’t give a rat’s ass.
Are the players afraid to lose their jobs after seeing a guy like Pearn lose his?
Was it the little chat that Pierre Gauthier had with Price after practice a week ago?
Whatever it was that woke them up, I hope it sticks around for a while.
What are your thoughts?