PJ Stock, Kelly Hrudey, Jordy, the Queen of England, the mob, various trapese artists, out-of-work reality stars, some tanned surfers in Australia, and several dancing bears all are in complete agreement that the Habs have absolutely no chance in the playoffs.
And yes, the team was fairly dozy tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins, being outshot 41-30, and giving up two inexcusable shorthanded goals in a lacklustre 3-1 loss. But Carey Price, several times, was spectacular, and that has to count for something. Isn’t it a hot goaltender who takes a team to the promised land? Roger Crozier? Terry Sawchuk? Ken Dryden? Patrick Roy? Never count out any team with a goalie who can stand on his head.
The Habs will play Boston in the opening round and that’s fine. Because when they take them down, it’s going to be sweet music. No one will give them a chance. Not the great guru, PJ Stock, or the dancing bears, or the Australian surfer dudes. Do you think it’s never happened before that a team expected to fall flat on their faces digs deep down and pulls it out? That’s what hockey is. Bring on the Bruins.
Kelly Hrudey says it should be too easy for the Bruins against the Habs.
Bob Gainey sat Alex Tanguay out tonight, saying he wasn’t hurt, he just needed a rest. The guy was on the shelf for two months, only came back recently, and now he needs a rest?