Just change the name from Guy Lafleur to Mike Cammalleri and TV Guide has a new cover story.
I want to clear something up. I think Tomas Plekanec is doing a fine job of pissing off Sidney Crosby and keeping him mostly off the score sheet. But I also think Pleks could be finding the twine a little more because he’s one of the Habs’ big offensive guns. Maybe I can’t have it both ways. But wouldn’t it be nice if he did both?
From a poll conducted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Are you concerned or confident about the Penguins playing a Game 7 in their series with the Canadiens? 71% said concerned, 29% are confident.
Heard on Vancouver radio the other day: Luongo has to be Halak-like if the Canucks want to continue.
After seeing Alex Ovechkin in the first series and Sidney Crosby now, who do you pick? Crosby’s got all that skill, but Ovie doesn’t whine as much.
Howie Meeker said small guys have to be the first star to compete with big guys. Mike Cammalleri was first star.
Cammalleri has also embraced the pressure cooker of being a Montreal Canadien and all that goes with it, and I’ve never been able to figure out why more players don’t want any part of this. Daniel Briere, Brendan Shanahan, and a thousand others have chosen teams over the Habs – teams and cities where they are a non-entity as soon as they put on their street clothes. To me, if you want to be a big-time hockey player, you should want to play in the real deal. And that, of course, is Montreal.
If Detroit considers themselves Hockeytown, then Montreal is Hockey Universe.
Maybe now that players from other teams watch the magic unfolding, they might be more than willing now to don the bleu, blanc et rouge if lucky enough to be offered.
Diane S. in Boston who recently won the Hockey Canada contest, says this site has the nicest readers out there. I agree. But it wasn’t always like this. A couple of years ago I had a regular reader who, although extemely long-winded, possessed a good hockey mind and offered comments almost daily. But he came down hard on every single person who was brave enough to also comment. People stopped coming back after he nailed them to the wall once too often, and finally, after one particular vicious comment from him about someone else, I deleted him and he’s now long gone. And see what’s become of it? In my opinion, the nicest and smartest bunch I could ask for, and I can’t say enough about everybody. It’s what I’d hoped my blog would become. Thank you.