Late for the show

Being booed on home ice is hard on players and harder on their wives.
Just ask Michelle Brisebois.
Don’t ask her, however, about the standing ovation her husband got on Saturday night.

While the Canadiens were being introduced

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Scrapings from the slaughterhouse floor

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.

For the record …

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.

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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

Your Friday laff


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