I’ve got two big things on my mind. And both are about to take place.
Montreal goes into Boston Thursday night and although it’s about two points, of course it’s not only about just two points. It’s about encountering Zdeno Chara, Milan Lucic, Shawn Thornton, weasel Brad Marchand, and 18,000 nasty Bruins fans following the March 8th Max Pacioretty incident in Montreal.
The greatest thing that could happen, and I know this is a huge understatement, would be for the Canadiens to win this game and win it convincingly. Set the tone for a possible post-season matchup. Get into the heads of Bruins players and their followers. Pummel the weasel and walk around Chara for the winning goal. A slapshot off Lucic’s nose and into the Boston net would be nice. Ryan White or Travis Moen sending Thornton to the dressing room in tears, a face adjustment, and that smile wiped off his mouth would be nice too.
And Bruins fans? Their misery is our joy.
Do it all for Max.
The other big thing on my mind is the beginning of my trip to Ottawa and Orillia. Today we hop on a ferry and sail to Vancouver Island, and tomorrow it’s off to Ottawa to meet family and old friends, along with new friends I’ve never met and am anxious to do so – like Danno and Christopher and hopefully others too when we gather at Liam Maguire’s pub March 30th.
I hope they’re not too disappointed when they meet me.
It should be an excellent adventure. The whole thing. Although to see my dad in an old folk’s home might be slightly strange.
Many of my family have never met my wife Luciena and it’s about time, don’t you think? We’ve been married for ten years.
But first, c’mon Habs, do it right.