Blueshirts Blow In

Game day – Habs entertain the Rangers, with Brandon Prust back and Nathan Beaulieu up from Hamilton for his first-ever NHL game. From Hockey’s Future, which was written before his season began in Hamilton, here’s what was said about this 6’3′ defenceman.

“As well as quarterback the play from the blue line, Beaulieu is a highly mobile defenseman, who carries the puck well and can make things happen on the rush. He is smart about limiting the amount of chances he takes. He is still developing physically. Beaulieu is equally adept shooting and distributing the puck.”

The Rangers are currently sitting in eighth-place in the East with 35 points, twelve behind the Habs, and of course this is a game the Canadiens need to win. Is there another option? They need to keep the momentum going from that wild and crazy night in Beantown, and in doing so, continue to make us happy because we’re spoiled rotten now.

There seems to be some issues between John Tortorella and the inconsistent Marian Gaborik – Torts and Gaborik, and it’s nice when the Habs are sailing in calm waters while teams elsewhere battle rocky waves. There’s also apparently no truth whatsoever to the rumour that Tortorella had anything to do with the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.

In other news -

Luci gave me this chocolate Stanley Cup for Easter but she says I can’t eat it until the Habs win the Cup. So now I have to wait until June before I can dive in. I’m also worried that North Korea might take out much of the Eastern Seaboard, which would certainly play havoc with the upcoming playoffs.

Maybe I should eat it now.

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2 thoughts on “Blueshirts Blow In”

  1. Hershey’s Stanley Cup. What farm team is in Hershey PA again?

    I think the Rangers will be desperate tonight to hang on to 8th. Should be a good game.

  2. Hey guess what? On this day in 1916 the Habs won their first Stanley Cup by defeating the Portland Rosebuds by a score of 2-1 in game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals.

    Newsy Lalonde was the first coach to take the Habs to a Cup victory and he was also a player on the team. As player-coach, Lalonde scored 28 goals in 24 regular-season games and three goals in the four playoff games he played:

    http://ourhistory.canadiens.com/season/1915-1916

    “Lalonde resigned his captaincy before the 1915-16 campaign when he was named player-coach. He did double duty, holding both jobs until 1922. The following spring, the Canadiens won the first of their 24 Stanley Cup titles. He was named captain a third time prior to the 1916-17 campaign.”*

    *source: http://ourhistory.canadiens.com/player/Newsy-Lalonde

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