The Montreal Canadiens recent skid couldnt have arrived at a worse time. Drew Bledsoe Patriots Jersey . Not to say theres ever a good time for four losses in a row, but thats the Habs reality and in doing so have seen themselves drop into wild card territory behind the hated Toronto Maple Leafs. Granted, Montreal has two games in hand, but with the three teams ahead of them all riding hot streaks - the Boston Bruins earning points in four straight, the Tampa Bay Lightning on a three-game winning streak and the Leafs having earned points in seven of their last eight - the alarm is rightfully going off. Its not just the losses or even the standings that are of highest concern to Montreal fans. The Canadiens have given up at least four goals in each of their last six and Carey Price has been chased out of the net in two of his last three games. Even the lone win that they have managed to garner over the stretch – a 5-4 overtime victory over the Ottawa Senators on Jan. 16 – was a puck that trickled past Craig Anderson and led to a firestorm with P.K. Subbans game-winning celebration. Add that to a near-goalie fight against the Pittsburgh Penguins last Wednesday and the Canadiens are grabbing headlines for the wrong reasons. So what gives? Mired in the longest stretch of futility since general manager Marc Bergevin took over, the Canadiens dont have a single player among the NHLs Top 50 scorers and their current leading scorer is a defenceman (Subban). A defenceman - mind you - that will once again be the centre of contract negotiations and all sorts of rumours until his name is once again down on a contract. However, with 55 points through the first 44 games of the season, perhaps the Habs should be granted some slack as they endure this skid. After all, the Detroit Red Wings - currently two points back of Montreal and in the second wild card spot - rattled off a six-game losing streak in December. The Maple Leafs, too, lost four straight before going on their current streak, giving up even more goals in their four-game skid than the Canadiens have on their current slide. Even if they should win both their remaining games, the Canadiens will post their worst monthly record of the season for January. They will then have five games in eight nights in early February to try to make some hay before the Olympic break. But then what? If Price or Subban are unable to thrive – or not even feature – for Canada at the Olympics, will it affect their play after the break? Will the likes of Alexei Emelin and Andrei Markov return jubilant if Russia captures gold at home? Or will they be crushed by disappointment? The Canadiens have time to turn the ship around with more than a third of the schedule left to play, but the closer the playoffs get, the tougher the games will get. The Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning are both keeping pace with one another, meaning a failure to gain ground could soon result in a first-round date with one or the other. Or even the Pittsburgh Penguins. Or even failing to make the postseason for the second time in three seasons. So are the Habs going through a bad stretch? Or are they just a bad team? As always, its Your! Call. New England Patriots Jerseys . -- With Tony Allen back, the Memphis Grizzlies were able to turn up their defence pressure and hold off the Los Angeles Clippers down the stretch. Drew Bledsoe Jersey . John Albert Elway, 24, was booked into jail early Saturday morning after an incident near a college campus in downtown Denver, according to jail records. http://www.shoptheofficialpatriots.com/Elite-Rob-Gronkowski-Patriots-Jersey/ . He will play 10th-seeded Feliciano Lopez in Sundays final, after the Spanish left-hander defeated Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7), 6-4.Ryan Giggs should leave Manchester United and manage another club if he wants to one day take the reins at Old Trafford, according to Peter Schmeichel. Giggs, who was assistant manager to Louis van Gaal, is stuck in limbo over his future at Old Trafford, with impending new boss Jose Mourinho understood not to want the former United winger as his deputy.The Portuguese, who has agreed personal terms to succeed Van Gaal and is expected to be unveiled later this week, is believed to want Giggs in another role in his backroom staff, but it remains to be seen whether the 42-year-old will accept what amounts to a demotion. But Schmeichel, a former United team-mate of Giggs, believes if the Welshmans ultimate ambition is to manage United himself he should learn the art elsewhere before making a return.The former United goalkeeper told Sky Sports News HQ: There are two sides; the club side and the Ryan side. I think Ryans big dream is to one day manage United.To be equipped to do that, he has to go away and be a manager at other clubs - standing on his own two feet, making decisions, producing results, getting his own ideas in - rather than step-up from being assistant. Peter Schmeichel explains why Jose Mourinho and Manchester United could be the perfect match I think, for him, it would be a good idea to go somewhere else. On the other hand, Ryan is a culture bearer. He is someone who has been at the club for a very long time, and its so important that we have that within the staff.He is someone who knows what the club is, knows the tradition and history - knows everything about it. Whatever he decides, its down to him and, whatever he decides, I think that will be the right decision.But I wwould like to see him go away and come back some day prepared for the challenge because weve seen that, in the last three years at United, its a hard job to be manager there. Custom New England Patriots Jerseys. Its not something you can just step up and do. Peter Schmeichel believes Ryan Giggs wants to manage Manchester United one day Another of his former United team-mates, Paul Scholes, believes Giggs departure would be a sad day for the club, however, and is unsure what the former midfielder should do.If he left the club, I think it would be very sad, Scholes told Sky Sports News HQ. Hes been there 20-odd years and knows the place inside-out, how the club works and what kind of football is expected. It would be really disappointing if he did leave. Paul Scholes thinks Manchester Uniteds style of play under Louis van Gaal led to the Dutchman losing his job Its all down to personal preference, it depends on Mourinho and what he wants Ryan to do - if he wants him to assist him like he did with Van Gaal - and what Ryan wants to do. If he wants to go away and manage then Im sure hell be very good at it.I hope Mourinho is the right man. Joses been at big clubs and had success. Hes won something at every club hes been at, and hell be expected to do it again. Also See: Giggs will not be assistant Mourinho agrees Utd terms Man Utd fixtures Man Utd stats ' ' '