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Montreal Canadiens: A Team Out of Focus

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

There has been much speculation with regard to what went wrong with the 2008-09 Montreal Canadiens in what was supposed to be their celebratory season. 

The critics have dissected everything from poor management to inadequate goaltending, but have failed to offer a significant reason explaining why this highly-touted team went into a freefall somewhere near the All-Star break and ended up holding on to eighth place by its fingernails come season's end.

So what was it that went wrong exactly?

Was it that Guy Carbonneau, a grinder in his day, was given the job of coaching a team dominated by floaters? 

Was it that expectations built around a group of overachievers last season proved to...

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