I honestly don't have much to say. Three games, zero goals.
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...
I've been meaning to write this for awhile now, but a discussion with a colleague yesterday really just pushed me over the edge. He came to my office and noticed the Habs schedule taped to my desk. He goes on to say "oh..your a Habs fan, I thought I could respect you..." Whhhaattt? Apparently he isn't a Habs fan, and he is visibly angry towards those that are. He asked me why I liked the Habs over any other team, and the only answer I had was because I was born and raised a Habs fan, and don't know any other way.
I just got back from the Irish Embassy St-Paddy's breakfast and had a few Irish coffee's. It's not even 8:30 am, and I would like to go back to bed and click restart. That being said, I am still feeling the electricity of last night's win. Maybe it's because I had pvr'd the game and got to watch the entire thing commercial free, but that was one of the more exciting games of the season
The GM meeting is happening in sunny Boca Raton – if ever there was a location that stereotyped the NHL leadership, it's a golfing resort in southern Florida. Did no one think to suggest that maybe the location of the Golden Girls would only reinforce the idea that the NHL executive is past it's expiration date? Geography aside, the big news today is Bettman's 5-point plan otherwise known as, reactionary reactionism. Too little, too late Bettman, no amount of Office Space jargon, or powerpoint presentation lingo is going to change public opinion of you or your Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations who you affectionately call "Colie". I know I am nitpicking here, but I don't call my co-workers "Newty" or "Nady" or any other amalgamation of their last name with the letter "Y". It again just plays into the thought that Bettman is running an old...
Tonight the Habs are in St-Louis. Who didn't have this circled on their calendar? The story line was supposed to be "Halak vs Price", but we all know that G-rated hook has been horribly replaced by Pacioretty/Chara.
Here's my theory – when Max Pacioretty got hit in the ribs with a Wisniewski point shot, the image him being rolled out in a stretcher with an IV drip scared us all. BUT...do you know what was in that IV bag? I'll tell you what it was...Tiger blood, directly sent from Charlie Sheen's personal stock.
I'm guilty..I pulled the trigger and then checked the source. All I saw was "#Habs have acquired Dustin Penner from #oilers for Jarred Tinordi and 1st rounder" with the name @RealKyper_ I clicked re-tweet...then, as I was listening to the radio, I realized no one else was talking about this
First off...it's been over 2-weeks since I've written a post!! It's terrible, and I blame my free trip to NYC and my new job for the delay. However, it seems like it was all meant to be, as I have been saving all my Habs Anger up (aka Habger) up to rant about whatever that display was yesterday evening.
I read a Gazette article this morning by Brendan Kelly on the Bell TV Series, Nos Canadiens. The article itself made me reflect on the mere two episodes I have watched, and not really enjoyed. Firstly, as a Bell Subscriber there was the drama of trying to actually watch the show when it was airing exclusively for Bell customers –you may remember my rant from way back in December.
Part 2 of my look back at 10 years worth of drafts, this time I look at the 2002, 2003 and 2004 draft. Who was drafted? Who never made it? And who should the Habs have picked?
I could talk about the Habs 3-2 win over the Panthers, but being at the game was tortuous enough, I don't want to relive the chippiest, unflow-y game ever. There were far more interesting story lines last night. Firstly, Brent Johnson KO on DiPietro.
Great win after what seemed like the longest All-Star break EVER! I am not a fan of the All-Star game, barely watched the skills competition and only made through 15 minutes of the actual game, so it was a long week for me without hockey. A lot of good things last night, and some really terrible things as well. Firstly, when Price let in that softie 2:00 into the first, I thought to myself: "Oh great...welcome to a repeat of the 2nd half of the Centennial season". Apparently I panic easily. Thankfully, Price was very strong for the rest of the game and the Habs prooved yet again that they are mentally extremely strong! Now..onto the bad.