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Game Time Reminder

Don’t forget – Saturday’s Buffalo-Habs game starts at 2:00 pm ET (or 11 am PT), and the same for Sunday’s clash between the Sens and Habs. The Super Bowl on Sunday, from New Orleans, kicks off at 6:30 ET (I think).

In the meantime, some Canada stuff.

Canadians consume more Kraft Dinner per capita than any other country in the world.

How many Canadians does it take to change a lightbulb? None. We don’t try to change them. We accept them as they are.

“When I’m in Canada, I feel this is what the world should be like.” Jane Fonda

“I had no idea Canada could be so much fun.” Bruce Willis

“The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff.”

“When they said Canada, I thought it was up in the mountains somewhere.” Marilyn Monroe

“I’ve been to Canada, and I’ve always gotten the impression that I could take the country over in about two days.” Jon Stewart (Go ahead, Stewart, take your best shot).

Spacek Chooses Britney Spears

Every so often, as I mentioned once before, a tractor-trailer driver on his way either on to the ferry or off, will stop and hand me his copy of Canadiens magazine.

Which is what he did again yesterday.

And in this latest edition is something I feel you should know.

Certain Habs were asked, if they were wearing a tux on a red carpet at an imaginary glam soiree, who (girlfriends and wives excluded) would they want as their arm candy for the night?

Jaroslav Spacek said Britney Spears.

Mike Cammalleri said either Eva Mendes or Shakira.

Max Pacioretty, Tom Pyatt, Carey Price, and PK Subban said Megan Fox.

Yannick Weber said Charlize Theron.

Tomas Plekanec said Jennifer Aniston.

David Desharnais said Halle Berry.

And Benoit Pouliot, Hal Gill, Alexandre Picard, and Alex Auld said Mom.

When I look at these, I’m on the same page with Weber (Charlize Theron), and Desharnais (Halle Berry). Although I like the mom choice too.

Below- my choices – Charlize and Halle. When I own the team they’ll be invited to my private box so I can teach them about body checking.


Georges Laraque Wins, Hockey Forums Lose (At Least I Say They Lose)

I was reading a year-old Maclean’s magazine yesterday while waiting for my car, and there was an article about the NHL’s greatest fighters, with matchups of serious bruisers over the years and then the ultimate winner. They had Gordie Howe, Stu Grimson, Bob Probert, Stan Jonathan and about ten others, did an elimination thing, and in the end, Montreal’s Georges Laraque beat Bob Probert to win Best Fighter Ever in the NHL.


Isn’t that good? Bring ’em on, tough guys around the league. Big Georges is gonna kick you to kingdom come. And Saku and Tomas and the rest can now sleep just a little more soundly.


In other news:

I don’t know if you ever read these hockey forums where guys give their two cents worth and most are only worth one cent. It doesn’t matter what team site it is, they’re all the same. One guy on the Habs site, for example, will go on about how Bob Gainey has lost his mind, another will show how smart he is by listing a bunch of minor leaguers Bob should either bring up or deal; another will say he’s heard through a legitimate rumour that Mats Sundin is on his way to Vancouver. Etc, etc.


These guys are the absolute definitive armchair quarterbacks. And they get nasty if someone decides the other is full of it.


I’ve offered my two cents from time to time, but I think I come across as boring because I don’t make the outlandish predictions or use players’ nicknames like I know them personally.


I think I’ll stay away from these forums. They upset me.


Or I could just say that Mats Sundin has bought the Montreal Canadiens and will become player-coach, owner, and announcer, but can’t right now because he’s dating Madonna and it’s complicated because Madonna is a Rangers fan that stems from her old relationship with Mark Messier. (Was there a love-child?) And now A-Rod is on the warpath because he’s lost both his wife and Madonna, is now looking for Mats, and apparently Bob Cole and Britney Spears were seen dancing the tango at Spago’s in Hollywood, and the whole thing’s just a big mess.  




Game Three: Boston 2, Montreal 1. Time To Regroup And Get The Power Play Back On Track.


During the regular season, Montreal’s power play looked like Sophia Loren – beautiful, lovely, graceful, nice to watch. But in this playoff round against the Bruins, Montreal’s power play resembles a drunken Britney Spears. Kovalev’s overtime goal in game two was a power play goal, but that’s it. The only one in three games.

And that’s the main reason why tonight, Boston skated away with a 2-1 overtime win in game three, and now it’s going to take five games instead of four for Montreal to win the series.

Another reason is the ineffective play in the series so far of Tomas Plekanec, Christopher Higgins, Michael Ryder (who can’t hit the net), and pretty well everyone except Carey Price, Alex Kovalev, and the Begin, Kostopoulos, Smolinski line, who have shown up every game. It’s not good when the grinder line is the best line. The Kostitsyn boys, huge in game one, are a non-entity right now. And it’s obvious now that Saku Koivu is greatly missed.

Montreal showed all year that they are a superior team to Boston. But they need to adjust to the adjustments the Bruins have made. There was no fire wagon hockey tonight, only chances that arose from hard work. They need to overcome the tight checking the Bruins have instilled.

Show us your Sophia Loren moves again, boys. Show that you can score often, just as Sophia probably could.

Fourteen wins to go, on hold for the moment. Enjoy the moment, Bruins fans. Soon enough, you’ll be hating the moment.

Game note:

Milan Lucic, Boston’s young power forward, looks a little like a young Phil Esposito. Except Lucic’s nose is quite a bit bigger.

Bonus game note:

Ron McLean called Brad Richards “his boyfriend.”