A few nuggets to chew on while we wait for the 4 p.m. Pats-Cowboys kickoff:
• I liked the Canadiens’ defence last night. Francis Bouillon played a monster game. The team of Roman Hamrlik and – gasp! – Patrice Brisebois play like they’ve b
Blaming the refs is a loser's lament.
The Canadiens lost their home opener because Carolina outplayed them in every aspect of the game except goaltending.
End of story.
As home openers go, a total downer.
We don't get any tropical storms at this latitude.
The Carolina Hurricanes came north and beat Toronto, Ottawa and the
That said, they popped eight on the
Philadelphia milked the Rocky franchise for all it was worth, so on to another sequel that no one wants.
Did you catch the horror show in Vancouver
Carey Price will be generating all the buzz in town, but he's not the only kid who's alright,
Consider what Bob Gainey (and André Savard before him), Pierre
Great positioning and net coverage.
Ice water in his 20-year-old veins.
And Herculean efforts by his teammates.
And Price – the Next
Did anyone see The Caine Mutiny?
Do you get the feeling that when he's talking about his goaltending, Guy Carbonneau is rolling ball bearings around in his hand,
Some morning-after thoughts:
• The Canadiens scored twice at even-strength. This is good.
• The PP went 0-for-6 but generated some chances. That Toskala guy was pretty good
Mike Komisarek took a stick to the face and several stitches from Mats Sundin.
The Canadiens blew a 3-1 lead .... but they salvaged a point as Tomas