On 110%, assessing the impact of Mathieu Schneider, Jean-Charles Lajoie of CKAC said:
"This team needs the help of Brother André … and I don’t mean Kostitsyn."
Me: Where is the Canadiens vaunted depth if they have to play Tom Kostopoulos on the top line?
Pat Hickey: I’m more of a glass half-full guy. How many teams have a 30-goal scorer on their third line?
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Marc Antoinde Godin of La Presse points out that Mike Komisarek is tied with Dion Phaneuf for lthe league lead in hits with 64. (But the Flames have played one more game than the Canadiens.)
The Canadiens have five other players among the NHL’s top 50 hitters: Steve Bégin, 19th with 40 hits, Guillaumke Latendresse, 34th with 35, Tom Kostopoulos, 35th with 34, Francis Bouillon (whose missed four games), 41st with 33 and Michael Ryder, who also has 33 but has played 17 games and is ranked 44th.