Best of the season to everyone … yes, even you, Timo.
Gifts of the Magi:
• David Stubbs sold two Terry Sawchuk corn plasters for gold
• Mike Boone scored a dime bag of myrrh
• Patrick V. Hickey brought a case of frank incense-flavoured Diet Cokes.
• Kevin Mio was a healthy scratch because who ever heard of four wise men?
Listen up, peeps:
Forget hockey for a couple days and spend some quality time with your families and friends.
Count your blessings … including a pretty darn good team that has exceeded the expectations of all but the most delusional among us.
And spare a thought for people whose preoccupation is their next meal, not the next game. Jesus loved them, and so should we.
Thus endeth the HIO sermon.
Health, happiness and confusion to our enemies in 2011.
See below for three pieces of Canadiens history from Christmases well past:
From top: a 1924 Canadiens Christmas team photo; a 1940s Christmas card from Canadiens GM Frank Selke to Maurice (Rociet) Richard; and a 1947-48 pre-Canadiens Christmas card featuring Quebec Citadelles goalie Jacques Plante.