Filing my scientific tracking log, the Habs’2011-12 schedule, where it belongs – in the garbage can.
And you don’t need to hear a long, rambling spiel on what went wrong this year. You already know. You saw everything as it all unfolded, and if you’re a Habs fan, you wanted to puke.
You watched Rene Bourque coast and Scott Gomez score one goal in an entire year and Tomas Kaberle being quite a shitty defenceman, thank you very much.
You saw a coach and a GM fired, bilingual new-coach problems, and leads being blown late in the game. You saw a power play as feeble as can be, a trade in the middle of the game, and injuries coming out your yin yang.
There’s no need to rehash. Things have been said and then said again, every day and every week for six months.
But we also saw some great things. The Deharnais, Cole, Pacioretty line was fabulous, and Josh Gorges is a warrior to behold. Alexei Emelin came over from Russia and rattled ribs. Lars Eller scored four one night, PK Subban continues his climb up the ladder to stardom, and we have a premier goalie, of course, in Carey Price.
I just want you to know one thing. The Montreal Canadiens will be a much better team next year. And then I want you to know another thing – that I’ll continue to post every single day, hopefully multiple times, throughout the playoffs and during summer.
So please stick with me. Maybe we can solve some world problems together. And who am I cheering for in the post-season? I have no idea. We’ll see how things unfold.