I thought it was Elliotte Friedman, roving reporter for the CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada,, who said the most unbelievable thing tonight but I was corrected and I think now it was Glen Healy who said that for many Montreal fans, Alex Kovalev was as popular as Guy Lafleur.
Or was it Garry Galley?
Bob Cole, however, brought everyone back to their senses when he replied, “I don’t buy that for a second.”
I don’t buy it for a second either. That’s about as far out a statement as you can get.
I mention this because even though it’s not overly interesting, it’s at least more interesting than what we saw tonight from the Canadiens, a team on the playoff landscape bubble but didn’t play like it. In fact, they made the Ottawa Senators look like world beaters in a 4-2 lacklustre loss to the visitors.
How frustrating is that? The Sens showed up, the Canadiens should have stayed home and let the Hamilton Bulldogs give it a shot.
There’s really nothing more to say. Habs lose and Alex Kovalev was more popular than Guy Lafleur.
Tomas Plekanec and Benoit Pouliot each scored for Montreal. That’s interesting, right?
Senators fathers were at the game. Being the despicable, low-down, dirty rotten bastard that I am, I’ll just mention that it’s too bad their sons didn’t lose on this night.
Sunday night, it’s the Rangers in New York. Will we see a good Habs effort or a bad one? Will the power play get back on track after going zero for six tonight? Will the goaltending be better?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.