Monday, March 05, 2018

Pacioretty's Season Likely Done

Now that we've reached the back end of the season, five weeks left to play in the regular season, those long-term injuries are now becoming season-ending injuries and that appears to be the case for Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty, as the team has announced that he will be missing the next 4-to-6 weeks with a knee injury. The team also announced that rookie defenseman Victor Mete would also be shut down to a broken finger, but he's not a pool player, so we won't focus so much on him, despite it being a pretty good hit to their blueline.

Pacioretty hasn't quite been the offensive force this season, scoring 17 goals and 37 points in 64 games and that has been one of the leading causes for the lack of success in Montreal this season.  The goal scoring should be much better than that, but you can't drop all the fault on his shoulders, but a good chunk of it will fall to him, especially in the summer, when everyone expects the Habs to retool their lineup.

Mike took the Habs captain with the 66th overall selection this season, but he currently ranks 157th in pool scoring, almost a four round difference in value from his pick.  Now, with this injury, likely shutting him down for the rest of the year, that stock will just drop.  Mike's team is hanging on to some side bets with his table mates, I do believe, so here's hoping that this loss won't sink his team.

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