Canadiens Take Out The Panthers. Jaroslav Halak And RDS Do The Job

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 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.

6 thoughts on “Canadiens Take Out The Panthers. Jaroslav Halak And RDS Do The Job”

  1. Hi DK; I like the Red ones as it reminds me of the day’s of the “Rocket & Big Jean” !!
    Les Canadiens Toulours !!!!

  2. It’s impossible to get a seat at any Cage aux Sports during a Habs game…

    And my brother also agrees, the Brass Bonanza needs to return home! Long live the Whale.

  3. how do you only know about the cage au sports deal now, this has been in affect since last year buddy,,,,on top of that you only got RDS this season!!!! what kind of fan are you,,not diehard thats for sure, but alas you are a habs fan so i commend you, but come on buddy step your game up! only reason that i have left this is because you have a canadiens blog and if you are gonna blog about them you should of had rds years ago. GO HABS GO

  4. Hey bigshot. Cage aux Sports is three thousand miles from where I live. How am I supposed to know their deals. Do you know what’s going on at the sports bars in Vancouver?
    As far as RDS goes, bigshot, where I live, which isnb’t exactly Metropolis but a small town built on logging and fishing, you nee da special digital box to get RDS and only this year could I afford one. I guess I’m not blessed like you.

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