Rick the Trucker emailed me and told me the Bell Centre crowd started singing that wretched Ole song late in the game when the score was tied 4-4. And not long after the song started, the Flyers scored, of course.
I’ve been saying it all year. I hate that song. I despise it. I cringe when I hear it. I think it pumps the other team up.
If you know anyone who goes to games at the Bell Centre and sings this, please take them out to the country and throw them off a bridge. Or at the very least, rip their vocal cords out with a pair of pliers.
So what went wrong?
Although there’s lots of good about the Montreal Canadiens, why did Philadelphia win? And why did Montreal almost blow the Boston series?
Why aren’t they ready yet?
Did Bob Gainey get rid of Cristobal Huet a little premature?
Was Carey Price exhausted?
Did the Habs burn out in the regular season going for the coveted first place overall?
Did they go into the playoffs a little too cocky?
Why did the defence disappear during the playoffs? Hamrlik, Komisarek Gorges, Bouillon, all solid as a rock beforehand, and too soft in the post season. And Andrei Markov, a premier defenceman in the league, didn’t play at all like a premier defenceman.
What about Michael Ryder? Will he stay or will he go? He’s going to have to go. They didn’t want him in uniform in the playoffs, so why would they want him in uniform next year?
Why did the big guns become quiet? Alex Kovalev played quite well, and so did Saku Koivu when he came back from injury. But what happened to the Kostitsyn’s, and Mark Streit, and Tomas Plekanec? Or Higgins and Latendresse? These were guys who turned it down a notch in the playoffs, and hopefully it was such an experience this year, that next year, they’ll turn it up a notch.
Will I be chosen as flag guy at the Bell Centre next year?
Will Danielleia stay a Habs fan?
Will der Habinator buy a new computer?
Will Mike continue to experience ups and downs as an elevator mechanic?