Into The Drink
February 24, 2012 in Bobby Orr, Florida Panthers, Larry Robinson, Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals Tags: Bobby Orr, Dale Hunter, Jack Kerouac, Larry Robinson, Neal Cassady, Quebec Nordiques, Rene Bourque, Scott Gomez, Tomas Kaberle
A 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals. What, the Habs didn’t win? Seriously?
Question: Who would you consider the better defenceman - Tomas Kaberle or Bobby Orr?
Isn’t Kaberle fantastic! Except for that time in the first period when he was so mesmerized by a slow-moving puck that he forgot to reach his stick out to clear the little black thing, and presto, into the net it went. And his long shots are the kind goalies prefer in practice. The ones they can see and stop and not get hurt by. But otherwise, him or Orr?
Wait a minute, that’s ridiculous. You can’t compare Kaberle to Orr. Orr was the best ever. I don’t know what I was thinking.
What about Kaberle and Larry Robinson?
I’m re-reading Jack Kerouac’s On The Road, and there’s a passage in there where Kerouac and Neal Cassady are in a bar and a guy named Gomez is wandering around trying to pick up chicks. I don’t know how their Gomez made out, but I sure hope he scored more than our Gomez.
The Canadiens played with blood, sweat and tears. Okay, there was no blood. And so what that it only looked like sweat and tears and their faces were wet because they’d poured water on them. And exciting! Whew! I’m only now just recovering.
Hey, I’ve only got so many decades left and if I die before they become a great team again, I’m going to be pissed.
Rene Bourque notched a shorthanded goal, which was the Canadiens’ first goal against Washington in 260 minutes, or about the length of time it takes Brad Marchand to read a comic book.
Those shots of Dale Hunter behind the Caps bench gave me a queasy feeling in my gut. The Habs and Quebec Nordiques enjoyed the most vicious rivalry in hockey, and Hunter was front and centre of it all. He was a nasty piece of business. Actually, a dirty, miserable prick.
Sunday, the boys are in Sunrise, Florida to take on the Panthers. Are you excited?