Former Canadien Chris Nilan, recovered from an upper-body injury (dental surgery), returns as the guest on this week’s HI/O Show on The Gazette’s hockeyinsideout.com website, joining columnist Dave Stubbs and sports editor/host Stu Cowan.
The main topic of conversation is the Canadiens’ four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning in their first-round playoff series and how they pulled it off.
Other topics discussed include:
The impact anthem singer Ginette Reno had or didn’t have on the Canadiens.
Will the long rest before the second round help or hurt the Habs?
What happened with Rene Bourque?
The four set lines and depth the Canadiens now enjoy.
Who should the Habs want to meet in the next round: Boston or Detroit?
Ron MacLean’s comments about French referees at the Bell Centre.
What play was more dirty: Matt Cooke’s knee or Milan Lucic’s spear?
(Photo by Sterling Agres / HI/O Show)