Buying one of those PVR digital boxes (the thing that allows you to pause live TV, among other things) for my TV and subscribing to RDS French network for three bucks a month was one of the best things I’ve ever done.
Because now I may never miss another Habs game.
And Monday night, If I didn’t have RDS, I wouldn’t have seen:
The Canadiens notch their fifth straight win with a 3-1 squeaker over the pesky Florida Panthers.
Francis Bouillon playing in his first game after coming back from a leg injury and
scoring the winner in the third period. I would’ve missed this if I didn’t have RDS.
Other things I would’ve missed if I didn’t have RDS.
Tomas Plekanec finally getting his first goal, albeit into an empty net. Plekanec has started the season a little on the slow side, and this in turn affects linemate Alex Kovalev. Maybe this empty netter will get him going.
Montreal’s other goalie, Jaroslav Halak, stoning the Panthers for his second win in his second game of this young season. Having two excellent goalies is a real bonus, and with him in nets, Carey Price can be rested and we’ll still feel confident.
Montreal has depth all over the place. It makes me proud.
The RDS viewer’s poll asking the question – what do you prefer – The Canadiens red sweaters, or their white?
77% liked the red sweaters, 23% chose the white.
I personally have a soft spot for the white sweaters because when I was a kid, it seemed like it was very difficult to find them in stores or catalogues. They were always red. I remember finally getting one, and I really loved it because it was kind of unusual at the time.
Montreal’s Les Cage aux Sports restaurants’ TV ad on RDS offering 8 free wings if the Habs score five goals or more in any game. But I already knew this because the lovely lady at http://thenotwithstandingclause.blogspot.com/ who calls herself No. 31 and is a great Habs fan, told me so last week.
All this because I have RDS.
Montreal now has some well-deserved time off before Saturday when the Anaheim Ducks are in town. That should be a good test for the boys. Maybe Chris Higgins will be ready then.
And hopefully, Andrei Kostitsyn suffers no lingering effects from his concussion.
The following Tuesday, the Carolina Hurricane are in town to end the Habs five-game home stand. No 31 says Carolina should move back to Hartford and I agree.
Georges Laraque didn’t play because his groin injury was bothering him again. Hopefully his knuckles are fine.