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Only Four Left

The Canadiens fall 4-1 in Manhattan, and that’s fine. The enthusiasm and edge-of-the-seat experience of watching the Habs was sucked out of me, and I’m sure you, long before tonight. They were outplayed by a better team, and as a coup de grace of the whole ridiculous situation, Andrei Markov may have injured a knee again.

Only this time it’s his left knee instead of his right. I have no words.

There’s really nothing to report. Rene Bourque finished off a nice Tomas Plekanec play, and although it’s nice that Bourque finally bulged the twine after 16 games, you or I could have scored on this play so it’s not really worth mentioning.

It’s great that the Habs lost. We can’t be winning and blow a nice draft pick now can we.

I’m trying to get enough words in here to make this a proper post, but I’m coming up short. Blake Geoffrion finally laced ’em up after sitting for a half dozen games. The Canadiens allowed two power play goals. Ryan White maybe has the flu, or maybe they’re just saying that so Geoffrion could suit up.

Random Notes:

Saturday night, the gang is in Washington, home of the baseball team that used to be the Expos. Alex Ovechkin at this very moment may be eating borscht.

Just four games left. Four games too many. Watching the Habs now is like listening to early cuts from American Idol.

Shots on goal – who cares.


Late-Breaking News – Bruins Fan Defects To Habs

We interrupt this blog to bring you news from Boston, where local resident Diane S. has announced her surprising defection to the Habs from the Bruins.

Diane, who announced her shocking decision right here at dennis-kane.com, had this to say:

“Consider me a Habs fan as of today.  (That is if you’ll have me in your group.)  I’m a relative new comer to hockey (7 years since I went to my first game and became hooked on this great sport.)  Anyway, after last night’s disgusting, heartless hockey from the Bruins, I’m renouncing my team.  Yes, I divorce thee, I divorce thee, I divorce thee. 
I have Center Ice and will now watch Habs games and cheer them loudly and with great gusto. 
From now on, I will only go to minor league hockey games and only Bruins when they play Les Canadiens. 
I believe champagne is in order for my baptism this weekend, eh?”

So there you have it. A major defection has occurred just this morning in Boston.

Now back to our regularly-scheduled Habs, Leafs, playoffs, contest, Olympics, goaltending situation, injuries, head shots, Gary Bettman, global warming, world economy, terrorism, and how much American Idol sucks this year.

Much Ado About Nothing. French or English Music At Habs Games – Who Cares? It’s Hockey, Not Sex

A Montreal publisher, Michel Brule, is complaining that not enough French music is being played at the Bell Centre during Habs games.

He said the Canadiens have no respect for francophones because of the lack of French music.

Here’s my thoughts on this:

I could care less if the music was more French or not. It’s about the game, not the music, and most of the English stuff they play at rinks I’ve heard about 80,000 times.

These people who complain about songs are, plain and simple, really overreacting. It’s a hockey game, and the music is only very brief clips when there’s a time out or an icing call or whatever. It’s not something to get worked up about.

These folk probably need a vacation, or maybe it’s just that they really like to see their names in print.

I’d like to say to all French people in Quebec,  I like and respect you. I wish I spoke French better than I do. 

And the French women are spectacular to look at.  

Maybe the Bell Centre will give in and play your music. I hope it’ll make you feel better. But more importantly, much more importantly, is that the Habs win, not if Robert Charlebois isn’t being played but Gary Glitter is.

Don’t forget – anything’s better than the ole song.

And Jason Castro’s been kicked off American Idol so we probably won’t have to worry about hearing him either.