Joining the ever-growing library of Darth art is his ominous cartoon he calls “Sunday Silliness”.
What does this mean, Darth? The Habs aren’t dead yet. In fact, they’re going to win tonight!
Darth sends more of his art, including a image of the Dashing Dane, Lars Eller, a goal celebration, and a guy I’m pretty sure isn’t me because he has more hair.
You can see other stuff Darth has created – right here.
Thanks Darth, keep ‘em coming.
Perfect timing for Darth to send along his newest creation. This year’s Norris Trophy winner!
Even though it was leaked a week ago, congratulations to P.K. Subban for winning the Norris Trophy as the league’s best defenceman.
P.K. deserved it. He logged the big minutes, he was big on the power play, and he was his team’s best defenceman as they moved from the basement to near the penthouse in the 2012-13 season.
All this after he’d missed the first four games of the regular season and finally signing a two-year, $5.75 million contract.
I know for sure that fans of other eastern division teams mostly hate our P.K. They think he’s a whiner and can’t back himself up when the going gets rough, and has too much of a flair for the dramatics. I think most hope he deserves at least a good punch in the noggin at least once a game.
But he’s won the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the league’s top d-man. So whatever they think is fine with me.
I really admire Darth. For the sake of his art, he’s strayed from Habs players (and Sandy Koufax), and ventured into enemy territory, with his latest being Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers.
I think it’s a tremendous job Darth has done of this talented Flyers power forward, and it’s a real nice library we’re building of Darth creations here.
It’s Habs and Flyers, tonight at the Bell.
Darth has sent along another of his fabulous creations, this time of Carey Price. What talent our Darth has. I think his masterpieces should line the walls of the Bell Centre. And Mr. Price, if you want to contact Darth, let me know and I’ll hook you up.
Below are two previous pieces he’s done, in case you haven’t seen them.
Darth was at the Habs-Red Wings game at the Bell Centre recently, and he picked up some things while he was there which he sent to me. Just really nice of this fine fellow.
There’s a giant crest, and a Habs key chain, and a set of team pictures, and last but not least, an 8×10 of Scott Gomez. The same day the package arrived, Gomez finally scored his goal.
And even though Darth was being funny, his picture set the ball in motion for Gomez to break out. It’s a magic picture. If Gomez scores a few more now and the Habs keep winning, it’s because Darth thought he was being hilarious and instead, he woke up the slump gods.
A huge thank you to Darth for sending along some pictures and his thoughts on the Habs-Detroit game that he was at last night. As you can see from the pics (at the bottom), he sat behind the net and up a ways, and I think this is a great view. For myself, I like sitting behind the net. It’s a chance to see oncoming rushes, the play going the other way, and all that goes with the breakout, the defence setting up, and goalies getting ready.
I would also like to say at this time that if any of you are at a Habs game and would like to send pics and a few words like Darth has, please do so. I would really appreciate it and would always post what you send. I love the whole idea of it.
Here’s Darth. He apologizes for the quality of his pictures but I’m absolutely happy with what he sent:
“There were a lot of Detroit fans there last night. Way more than Bruins fans when we have a Montreal/Boston game.
Erik Cole. Wow. This guy is fast. TV does not do him justice. If you think he’s fast on tv, well – you’ve seen nothing. This guy flies down the ice. He’d be right at home with the greats we’ve had. I could easily see him with the 50s-70s Habs. It’s almost like he has rockets in his skates. He’s strong too and along with Pacioretty you can see what a big difference size makes. Cole has been an excellent addition to the team. If the whole team had his drive, we’d be top in the league every year and serious Cup contenders every year.
Seeing Emelin score was awesome! Glad I was there to see a historic moment. They really teased him during the break about it (his fellow players). The crowd roared when he scored. People love him here.
Gomez: I can tell you that one problem he has is inconsistency. This guy does not play a full 60 minutes. No way at all. He does show moments of actual talent but most of the time he disappears. There will be long stretches where you don’t even “see” him on the ice. But every once in a while he’ll suddenly show up and doing something great…then he’s gone again.
I’m not sure how it looked on TV but I can say Detroit looked very half-assed for the first half of the game. They can certainly move though. They’ve got some serious puck skills but last night they weren’t clicking until it was about 6-0. Then they seemed to really come alive. We slacked off a bit though. We should not have let those 2 goals in. The reason they did was because they let the game get away from them – they backed off too much. Everyone in the crowd got nervous. A lot of people were expecting Detroit to actually tie it which I think could have happened considering how much we slacked off.
PK has got some amazing talent. Seeing him go up the ice is incredible Dennis. But does he ever need discipline. This is why Robinson would help. He is going to be a big superstar one day and I hope it’s in Montreal. If he can reign in his stupid moments we’ll see one of the most amazing d-men in hockey.”