Brian Gionta is gone indefinitely because of a broken bone in his left foot.
Sure, why not? And Tomas Plekanec, Roman Hamrlik, Mike Cammalleri, Youppi, and several of the training staff will all be out soon with yet-to-be-determined injuries. Although I’m not feeling bad if Youppi goes down.
Bring ’em on. We’re used to adversity. Maybe the entire team will get mononucleosis.
What did we do to deserve this from the hockey gods? Is it because of 24 Stanley Cups? Are we paying for hoodlums torching cars and looting buildings when we win a series? Or because of deserting the Forum and moving into a big fishbowl? Maybe the gods don’t like the way the team treated the greats in retirement, like the Rocket and Lafleur. And the hot dogs at the Bell Centre aren’t nearly as good as the Forum’s.
And on a personal note, what did I do to deserve this? My players in my hockey pool include Andrei Markov (injured), Gionta (injured), Valtteri Filppula (injured), Sergei Gonchar (injured), and Alex Ovechkin, Jason Arnott, and Alex Frolov, all of who have been injured.
Do I deserve this because I smoked my first cigar when I was 12? Or because I was a teenaged rascal who probably should’ve been sent to a crowbar hotel for several years?
What about Boston and Philadelphia and Detroit fans? They’re a terrible bunch. How come the gods like them? Detroit fans throw octopi on the ice, for goodness sakes.
Injuries are all about depth, and Habs fans have been shouting loud and clear since the begining of the season that the team needs another defenceman and an offensive forward. And I know there’s the issues of cap space, players available, and players who actually want to play in Montreal, but if the hockey gods really liked us, they would have found a way.