Guy Lafleur rips into the Habs offence


Former Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur knows what his former team needs to reinforce. Lafleur was at a charity even on Wednesday where he insisted on the team to make some roster moves.

"The offseason? They have to get some better players (laughs)," Lafleur told Pro Hockey Talk. "The way I look at it right now, there’s no first line, second line, third line. I think they have four fourth lines."

Lafleur also questioned how the team could completely fall apart without its No. 1 goalie.

It’s strange to see that one man could make a big difference because Carey Price doesn’t score any goals, Lafleur said. Some of the guys, some of the leaders have to show up a bit more and they have to take charge.

This isn’t the first time in recent years Lafleur has criticized Habs leadership. In 2014, after the Canadiens came up two wins shy of reaching the Stanley Cup Final, he said the team needed to get rid of players like Pacioretty and Thomas Vanek.

Your team will never win with players like this who fade when confronted by adversity, Lafleur said at the time.

Vanek is no longer with the team, but Pacioretty has since been named captain and is a bona fide top-line winger.

The Canadiens have eight games remaining and, unless a miracle occurs, they’ll miss the playoffs for the first time in four years. After starting the season 9-0-0, the Canadiens sit sixth in the Atlantic Division, nine points out of the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

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