The Canadiens go into the season with a pretty good group of 6 defencemen and top 6 forwards. Yet with Erik Cole (and hopefully Andrei Markov) replacing James Wisniewski and Benoit Pouliot, the question of goalscoring still looms heavy.
Optimists will tell us that the progression of Pacioretty, Eller, Desharnais and others will more than make up for this concern.
Oh, optimism. I came across this article this morning about some Philly fans who are likely more optimistic than those projecting our first rounders (Mike Testwuide? He was tried out by the Habs years ago and underwhelmed...). But the points made still carry a lot of relevance for Habs fans. Another good read.