3-1 … and it wasn’t that close.

As home openers go, a total downer.

We don’t get any tropical storms at this latitude.
Good thing.
The Carolina Hurricanes came north and beat Toronto, Ottawa and the Canadiens.

Cristobal Huet stood on his head and stop

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That said, they popped eight on the

Broad Street Bullies II

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

The Canadiens Kiddie Core

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

The future is NOW

Carey Price:
26 saves.
Superb puck-handling.
Great positioning and net coverage.
Ice water in his 20-year-old veins.
And Herculean efforts by his teammates.

And Price – the Next

The beatings will continue until morale improves

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,

About last night …

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

Leafs draw first blood … literally

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

Let us bray …

Daniel Brière's Flyers debut: Two goals, including the winner with less than two minutes to play in a 3-2 road conquest of the Flames. Won 10 of 17

If it ain’t broke …

But in Montreal our benign neglect of highway overpasses certainly doesn't apply to the hometown hockey team.

Driving to work this morning, I heard François Gagnon on the Team