I hope you've had a much better year than the sad-sack Montreal Canadiens have. But what a year it has been for the Habs.
Looking back, we saw an exciting but ultimately disappointing first round loss to the Bruins last spring. We saw P.K. Subban finish last season as one of the most prolific scoring defenseman in Habs history, and we entered the summer with promise.
All of this, of course, while the calls for Jacques Martin's head were in full effect.
Since the start of this year, things have gone from bad to worse. It seems that every player has had more downs than ups, the assistant coach and then head coach were fired, and Tomas Kaberle was brought it.
All of the moves by GM Pierre Gauthier seems like the actions of a man without a plan. And, in the salary cap world, that is never a good thing.
But hockey aside, on behalf of everyone here at HabsAddict.com, I want to wish you all a happy new year and tons of health, happiness and good fortune for 2012! Enjoy your new year and be safe!
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