I’m Not Liking Hockey So Far
October 15, 2009 in Bell Centre, Colorado Avalanche, Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators Tags: Alex Kovalev, Colorado Avalanche, Jacques Martin, Josh Gorges, Ottawa Senators, Roamn Hamrlik, Scott Gomez, Tomas Plekanec
The pre-game introductions for the Canadiens’ home opener, with each player taking the mike and saying “Je suis Scott Gomez”, for example, was different and I honestly can’t ever remember seeing this before with any team. So that was good, even though half the players were hard to understand. (but we knew what they were saying anyway – “Je suis….”.
Sadly, this 3-2 loss makes it four losses in a row, and I don’t care if it’s game six or game sixty, losing four straight is very bad. It’s difficult to make ground at any time, but when you really start to fall back, it’s even harder. So they have to turn this around pretty soon. The good news is the Senators, Atlanta and the Islanders are coming in, and to take nothing away from these fine teams, it’s just much better than Washington, Boston and Pittsburgh coming in. And the Canadiens will probably have lots of trouble with Alex Kovalev and his Ottawa gang.
The Canadiens looked good in many parts of this Colorado affair. Everyone was skating, and the latter part of the third period saw as frantic action as you’ll ever see. But a loss is a loss, and this has to stop soon or Jacques Martin could be kissing his benchboss job goodbye.
Not that I want to be a pessimist.
The crowd was noisy. This is an excellent example of what you learn on this site.
Josh Gorges is much more offensive this year. He may end up scoring five goals!
Roman Hamrlik and Tomas Plekanec notched the two Canadiens goals.
When are we going to see a big offensive outburst?