Author: Steph

Dreaming of John…

I’m going to say something crazy right now. I am aware it’s a bit off the wall and I am aware that it probably won’t happen, but I do think it’s worth exploring.

With trade deadline just a week away, we look at a list of UFA’s and wonder where these rent-a-players will be headed for about a dozen games or so. But when I look at the list of UFA’s and I look at the Habs number one need, I don’t find a match.

Re-Alignment for Dummies

I’m the dummy here, and I’m actually writing this post more for myself than anything. I read the press release from nhl.com today, and thought to myself “I have no idea what the hell they are talking about”.

I needed to break it down into a hypothetical situation to understand how this new format will work both in the playoffs and in the regular season.

Below is my fake results from the 2013-2014 season. No need to comment on my point allocations. I made it up, with some obvious homer points.

5 Hockey Thoughts

EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING! Or at least enough is happening to warrant a blog post that summarizes my thoughts on many things. A few are “old news” but bare with me, I have feelings to share. NHL Realignment: Without having to explain to those…

Why we Lost to the Bruins

I was at the game last night. I was excited to see, in person, these new Canadiens that skated, scored, and generally had some fun. I even predicted a 5-3 win for the Habs – it was only this past…

<3 Andrei Markov

Yes, the Habs are off to their best start in three years. Yes, the Habs are FINALLY fun to watch again. Yes, we did beat the Devils and Marty Brodeaur, on home ice on a Sunday (has that ever happened in the history of ever?!).

But let’s talk about Markov, and let’s talk about his OT goal last night. Was anyone else confused on how he started the play at the top of the blue line and then was suddenly by the post tapping in the winner? How did he get there? Why was he there? Cole was already standing there, but Markov stood in the better spot. The obvious conclusion, Markov sees into the future.

Lists: Things I like about hockey

I spoke at my high school career day today – which was an odd and humbling experience. High school teachers have a rough gig. 20 blank faces just staring at you. I had 45 minutes to fill, and it was tough going, I don’t have that much to say about my career, and I was counting on endless questions about the fascinating world of Marketing and Communications. Blank faces. I guess the world of Marketing and Communications isn’t as riveting as I had hoped. Anyhow, in my desperate attempt to fill the void I went on a hockey rant. Don’t ask me how I got there, but I was asked at one point “why do you like hockey THIS much?”. Good question young-teen, good question.

Ode to a Lost Spring

My bixi stand is up and running. Next week I’m removing my winter tires. But something isn’t sitting right. The fact that there will be no Habs playoffs this year has finally sunk in. I thought it would be best to express my sad feelings in the form of a poem. It might help the mood of this post if you picture me reading this poem, dressed in a black turtle neck and alone on a stage with a single spotlight focused on me and my tears.

Predictions: I suck

Eight games left in the season… I feel that now is a good time to look back at my season’s predictions and laugh about how little I actually know. This is a humbling exercise because I think I got maybe 1 or 2 right.

Blast from my Habs Past

Jacques Demers

A stroll down memory lane and my visit to the Montreal Forum in 1993. Some highlights include my sister’s jean on jean outfit, Jacques Demers, and Mathieu Schneider without capped teeth!