About last night …

A few short snappers before I dash off to join my mates for the Habs I/O podcast:

• The Flying Frenchman Meets Québécois Quicksand: the Canadiens posterboys, Maxim Lapierre and Guillaume Latendresse, combined for a hinery of a goal in OT. It was Latendresse’s 12th. I’m a Gui!-liever – and I’ve been mad about Max since last season.

• Tomas Plekanec, Alex Kovalev and Andrei Kostitsyn are generating more electricity than the Bell Centre (or the Forum, for that matter) has enjoyed in a long, long, long time.

• Mark Streit makes $600,000 and is a pending UFA. Sign him, Bob. Three years.

• Josh Gorges had a roiugh start against the Hawks but was solid for the rest of the game. I like his puckhandling, passing, skating and willingness tro hit and be hit.

• Man, the power play really misses Sheldon Souray, eh? Two more last night – and two at even strength.

• Bryan Smolinski says he’ll be ready for tomorrow’s game in Boston. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in for Corey Locke.

• It wasn’t easy or elegant last night but a W is a W and those two points could be vaulable in April. Nice homestand: five of a possible six points.



  1. 24 Cups says:

    Thanks Ian. I agree about the GA and so would Scotty Bowman. I am glad to see the spread between GF and GA has increased. I don’t know where we rate in the pack but I think we’re doing OK. Do yourself a favour and don’t bother looking up Detroit’s spread. It’s unreal!

    I find over the past few years that I only really concern myself with comparing stats with other eastern conference teams (I know that’s shortsighted on my part). Short of going all the way in the playoffs it really doesn’t seem to matter. I sometimes feel like we’re the American and National leagues in baseball. I keep abreast of everything that goes on in the west but I rarely get to see my boys play them. I guess that’s a reflection of expansion and the Bettman era.

    The Original 24 Cups

  2. Exit716 says:

    Remember last year when Montreal lost that dreadful 2-1 game in Chicago early on?
    That was the difference in making the playoffs.

  3. MikeL says:

    I watch the games neither specifically for a great suttle play or for a car crash. I watch the entire game and take it as it is. I don’t focus on one goal being scored and then automatically determine that someone is playing great or had a great game. There are a lot of aspects to the game of hockey, and scoring a nice goal is only one of them.

  4. Ian G Cobb says:

    He is going nowhere, are you kidding me? So short sighted. He will hold Stanley over his head for us before he packs it in, and it won’t be to long now!!!

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