Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Storm rages on...

In the aftermath of last night's 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins by your Montreal Canadiens, fans are finding themselves in utter disbelief and disgrace over the NHL's decision not to suspend Boston's Zdeno Chara for the vicious hit on Habs Power forward Max Pacioretty.

While there has been many nights of blood sweat and tears shed between both teams over the years of this long rivalry, I cannot help but to think back to remember any time in the almost 100 years of these 2 teams going at it where anything like this has been justifiable.   Many have brought up the bad blood brewing between these 2 teams all season long stemming from a gentle push after the OT goal by Patches...

As we were told by countless media outlets before the game, Colin Campbell, Senior VP and Director of Hockey Operations of the National Hockey League was to be in attendance of last night's game due to this little tussle a month ago.

Now we come to find out that due to Colin conflict of interest due to his son Gregory playing for the same Boston Bruins, has elected to recuse himself from all decisions of this matter. Is this really how a league is supposed to be governed? What happened to the focus on hits to the head? Could Patches protect himself going into the stanchion?

Oh yeah.. that is right... The league hired another bozo by the name of Mike Murphy. He states that there will be no supplemental discipline over the incident. I guess a broken neck and concussion is not enough violence.

Meanwhile, Bettmen and Robin (Gary and Colin) are still stuck in the desert beating a dead horse that is keeping a team in an area that CLEARLY doesn't give a rats posterior about hockey. The City refuses to pay for it anymore...

Hey Gary... Pull your head in... or walk!.. Enough is enough... You have ruined OUR sport long enough!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Is this thing on?

Like OMFG HAI! How you been? Wtf happened?

Those are just some of the questions that my closest tweeps have asked. It has been a long, cold 6 months since the last time I have been able to access Twitter and my blog though I have not starved without my Habs!

So... Where have I been? For the last 6 months I have been working in the northern region of Ontario, Canada at a Cold Weather Test Facility... Luckily, this place was still in the Canadiens region... so I did not miss any games and got in a decent amount of ice fishing.. Now that I am home again, I have to say that I am very pleased with what I have seen thus far.

The last time I was able to blog about our Habitants, Carey Price had just given the "Just Chill out" Press conference. To all of you out there who say you had faith in him to do what he has done, I call BULLSHIT!.. Yep.. you heard me right and I did not Stutter! You have all earned yourselves a silver shovel..

Price has been a machine this year. Posting 58 starts (kind of reminds you of a certain Devil), 31 of those turned into W's, Carey has shown us what he can do.. and the kid is still just 23. There will be some at seasons end who will paint comparisons between Price and Le Demon Blon. It took the Flower 3 years and losing his helmet to come into his own. Just like Guy, Carey is in his third season. Although has not removed his mask, he did do something that raised a few eyebrows on the off season by entering the world of Rodeo. There are some who were in awe of his talent and some who mocked him for making less money on a horse all summer than he does in 1 minute of ice time.

There is another who people are in a buzz about. I remember seeing this kid playing out his Junior career with the Belleville Bulls, carrying the team on his back to the Memorial Cup. P.K Subban has been a diamond in the ruff. His success has not come without its ups and downs however if you were to look at the defensive core of Les Canadiens, his poise, attention to detail and sheer determination has enabled him to be talked about in the same breath as other NHL veterans around the league. You know you are doing something right when has beens whine and complain about you!

Welcome back Paul Mara... I hope the vacation we gave you helped!

And Major welcome to the city, team and the world of Habs-Nation to SOPES...Aka Brent Sopel... If you haven't read his wife's blog, do it... here

Nice to be back in the Land of Oz again... Habs over breakfast.. and then to the beach.. the way it should always be.