Columbus Comedy Club

Columbus 3, Habs 0

We don’t need a fancy adding machine to keep track of Montreal’s scoring in the last two games. That would be one goal. One lousy, feeble, stinking goal.

None tonight, and of course Brian Gionta and Scott Gomez remain mired in nowhere land. These two score? Get outta here! And when it rains, it pours. Mike Cammalleri is slumping and who knows when Andrei Kostitsyn will light it up again.

Benoit Pouliot had his moment in the sun recently when he found the back of the net once or twice, but that’s probably finished now. I don’t expect much more.

All in all, nobody’s stepping up to the plate. Everyone’s gone for a coffee break at the same time. The team was quite mediocre in Columbus, and although they had chances now and again, none of it is worth mentioning because all in all, they weren’t sharp, the Jackets were sharper, and the Habs edge even closer to the dreaded five-letter swear word – “slump.”

But what about the humour? Isn’t it funny that we waited so long and impatiently for the return of Andrei Markov and the boys lose both games he’s been involved in?

And isn’t it hilarious that Brian Gionta becomes captain and proceeds to give us one goal and two assists in 12 games?

And isn’t it side-splitting when the team gives Scott Gomez 8 million clams to also score just once and add two lousy assists?

What can we say about the player we got in the trade for Jaroslav Halak? One assist for Lars Eller. Should we laugh or cry? And then there’s the back-slapping play of Mr. Spacek on the blueline?

In fact, Tomas Plekanec is the only guy I have faith in right now to not let his game go south. Because he’s too good a player for that to happen. Right, Tomas? Say it’s right, Tomas.

Random Notes:

Carey Price played reasonably well but not well enough. I prefer the standing-on-the-head variety.

Shots on goal – 29-24 Montreal

The team doesn’t play again until Friday when they travel to Buffalo. That gives the coaches time enough to juggle the lines and come up with something better than this, which borders on ridiculous. Break up Gionta and Gomez for one thing. And does Travis Moen belong on the top line? He’s got hands of stone, get him out of there. 

C’mon Jacques Martin and associates. Get this fixed pronto.

And through it all, Danno, the video professor, comes up with just the thing:

5 thoughts on “Columbus Comedy Club”

  1. The BJs made me don my PJs

    As the clocks went back over here I was able to watch the most of the first 2 periods before sense took over and I climbed the wooden hill. The final score was not a shock. They just didn’t look like scoring. I hoped for a bit of luck but deep down knew it probably wasn’t going to happen. The fact is Columbus knew they had to control the first line and unless Haplern’s line forced something, they could control the game.

    I thought Picard was starting?

    btw On a lighter note listening to the radio the other night Noddy Holder of Slade (that well known British pop band of the 70’s) brought in a version of their single “Cum on feel the noize” by a Canadian band from Montreal called Lucky Uke. And yes they’re a ukelele band. He said it is the second most played record on Canadian radio at the moment. Can this be true?

  2. Blue Bayou, I’ve never heard of the song but I sort of looked it up and apparently it’s on a NHL video game so maybe that’s what he’s referring to. Last night it was “Cum, smell the stench.”
    I thought Picard was going to play too.

  3. Forget Boucher or JM, this guy is exactly the type of crazy the Habs need behind the bench. Maybe all we need to do is slip JM the red pill?

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