I’ll make this short and sweet. I have no energy to go on and on about the sorry state of the Montreal Canadiens.
Again a loss, 5-1 in Chicago, the team’s fourth straight defeat, their 9th in 13 games and Randy Cunneyworth still hasn’t won in three tries as Habs bench boss, thus creating more fuel for the language fire. Times are hard for Habs fans, and in the words of the late, great John Candy, the team is poised to blow up, blow up real good.
The boys were fine in the first, allowed two goals in 21 seconds in the second, gave up and showed no zip or drive after that, PK Subban continues to go in reverse, Max Pacioretty can’t hit wide-open nets, Mike Cammalleri couldn’t make the Byer’s Bulldozers Orillia bantam team, and no, I’m not upset. I guess I’m apathetic, And that’s pathetic.
Onward to Winnipeg tomorrow night. Yippee-ki-yay. Yawn.
Remember about a month ago when a few people here and there had the nerve to suggest that PK should be traded for a young quality player, and many of us, including myself, suggested that Pierre Gauthier would be out of his mind to entertain such a thought? I said Gauthier would be tarred and feathered if he made such a move.
But for most of this season, PK has blundered far too often, given pucks away, made horrible mistakes that have cost his club, and has done very little offensively except miss the net with his big wind-up slapshot. Is he such an untouchable now? All I know is, I miss the PK we knew and loved.
Whoever stole Rocket’s star, I’ll give you Cammalleri and Scott Gomez if you give it back. Maybe they can play on your beer league team. It’s not a fair trade? Okay, you can have Weber, Diaz, Darche, Kaberle, the injured Brian Gionta, and the bus driver who brought everyone to the rink.
Cole and Price and maybe a couple of trainers stay.
Peter Budaj was okay, not great, in nets.
Shots on goal, Hawks 28, Habs 21. Montreal managed all of three shots in the third period.