It was only the first period I was able to see before rushing out the door, and I’ll watch the other two later tonight, so it’s not like I’m going to ramble on about how the Habs did this and didn’t do that.
But I know they won 3-0, I know Max Pacioretty opened the scoring, Alexei Emelin came through with a shorthanded marker, and Tomas Plekanec scored a power play goal, a rare event by any standards, not just for Pleks but for the team in general.
So throw in all of this, along with Carey Price holding the fort, and if you’re a Habs fan who likes football, this Super Bowl Sunday is a fine Sunday indeed.
It’s two points we’ll take, and for those of you who are hoping we’ll end up in last place overall and land that cherished first-round draft pick, did you think we’d lose every night from here on in?
For me, a win is a win is a win, and I hope by some weird and divine intervention, these boys go on an extended and miraculous win streak. There’s just no way I can give up on this team in early February. It’s not in my blood.
But nonetheless, things remain dire to say the least.
I’d also like to bring up a popular subject – Scott Gomez. I notice more and more around the web, people defending Gomez, finding good things about him, and arguing that he doesn’t deserve people coming down hard on him. It’s not his fault his contract is so large, they say.
I have no sympathy for Mr. Gomez. No goals in a year, just 7 assists so far this season, and forget about the contract, the fact remains that the team is in trouble, we’ve needed him to help along the way, and he hasn’t. That’s what it’s all about, helping the team. If Gomez had popped several by now, or even added to his meagre assists total, we might be a half dozen points up the ladder. But he hasn’t helped, and for that I don’t forgive him.
I’m puzzled by Habs fans who have become warm and fuzzy about this guy as the team struggles. Gomez is probably a fine fellow, a class act as Josh Gorges described him, but it means nothing to me. It’s all about the team winning, and because Gomez hasn’t scored one lousy goal in a complete year, he hasn’t done his share by a country mile.
You won’t see me cheering the guy.