The Montreal Canadiens were bounced from the Stanley Cup playoffs by the New York Rangers and that has many fans up in Quebec a little more than sad over the loss. But the team had a good run to say the least and a trip to the Western Conference Finals was a waste of time as the Habs managed to build a winner in Monreal and that has many hopeful for the future.
But while things went swell up until the Conference Finals, not everyone was happy with how things went and that includes players who were on the lines hitting the ice against the Rangers.
According to the Montreal Gazzette, Vanek wasn’t happy with how the chemistry of the Canadiens was in the postseason
“Then I got taken off and I struggled to find myself with a new line,” added Vanek, who had six goals and nine assists in 18 regular-season games with the Canadiens. “I played with (Tomas Plekanec) for most of the playoffs and it didn’t work. We are, I believe, both very good players, but it didn’t work. We’re not on the same page, just different games.”
Vanek isn’t saying that he is angry with the Habs, rather he’s just saying that the chemistry wasn’t there and he’s to blame as much as everyone else for that.
With Vanek being an unrestricted free agency this July, many may interpret this as a cryptic quote leading to his departure from Montreal, but this is simply Vanek explaining what went wrong as well as taking blame himself. Guys who aren’t invested in a team don’t take blame, so this may en up being a sign that Vanek wants to stay and work on the chemistry that was lacking in the postseason.