The Habs haven't made a lot of changes to their line-up in the month of August, except for adding veteran blueliner, Patrice Brisebois, to the mix. The Canadiens are deep on possibilities for blueline combinations with the pick-ups they made in the last season and the off-season. Josh Gorges should have a long look as a young defenseman who will thrive with more minutes. Bouillion and Dandenault probably don't have their jobs sewn in, but there is a good chance that the Habs will carry at least 7 defensemen on the roster at all times.
|Alexei Kovalev||Saku Koivu||Michael Ryder|
|Christopher Higgins||Bryan Smolinski||Guilliaume Latendresse|
|Tomas Plekanec||Garth Murray||Andrei Kostitsyn|
|Max Lapierre||Steve Begin||Tom Kostopoulos|
|Roman Hamrlik||Andrei Markov|
|Mark Streit||Mike Komisarek|
|Francis Bouillion||Mathieu Dandenault|
|Patrice Brisebois||Josh Gorges|
Come the week of the pool draft, I'm sure all of those defensemen questions will all but resolved. Stay tuned for more Habs news as it comes closer and closer to cut time. All major cuts will be announced.
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