Montreal Has High Expectations For Desjardins

By Garry McKay
The Hamilton Spectator

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland – Being in the right place at the right time.

It’s what the Montreal Canadiens have been working with 2008 Kelly Cup Playoffs Most Valuable Player Cedrick Desjardins to do with his goaltending style.

It’s also where Desjardins is right now with the Hamilton Bulldogs.

“At (Montreal’s) training camp, he may have been our most improved player,” says Bulldogs’ GM Julien BriseBois.

“When he used to make saves, he always looked like he had to work to make the save. Now it appears to be a lot easier for him. The puck is hitting him. He’s more in control. He’s where he should be. We expect a really good year out of him.”

Desjardins, 23, said the change is the result of two years of work that Habs’ goaltending coach Rollie Melanson has done with him to, basically, remake his goaltending style.

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