Sunday, October 9, 2011

You left yet your lips are still moving...

This week we heard again from a voice who retired 2 years ago.. Mr Georges Laraque. The former #17 of our Canadiens has this knack of keeping his name in news articles for everything from fighting to how the league should be issuing discipline. While I am a huge proponent of the right to free speech, I have to admit that I have grown very tired of hearing Laraque's voice in sound bytes every time there is an infraction on ice that requires the league to take a look at.

I seem to remember Mr Laraque holding a press conference to announce that he was retiring from the NHL to pursue a career in politics as an candidate for the New Democrat Party of Canada. While the self professed vegan has found a new love for the colour orange, I really do not see how his comments on hockey matters have anything to do with the changes that need to take place in his riding, province or country for that matter.

While I have the utmost respect for the work he is doing with the people of Haiti, I have no respect for his comments on hockey matters that do not concern him. Mr Laraque, you retired from hockey. So please, enjoy your retirement, hug a tree, eat some tofu and run for office.

I have no interest in what you have to say about Simmonds, Avery, the stanchion or Don Cherry.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Give a new Season, I will tell you no lies.

The final siren was just heard in Quebec city with our Habs winning decisively 5-1 over the Tampa Bay Lightning. The team did what we have been waiting most of the pre-season and that was to play as a team. It took 7 games because pre-season is to see how your prospects are improving and not to see how many games you can run up the score.

One thing is for sure this season, when someone comes out to goon it, Brendan Shannahan will definitely hand out the appropriate punishment for the hit. So, Shanny, we are waiting to see what you will be giving Ryan Malone for that hit on Chris Campoli.

I could sit here and spout off stats and act like a fan boy about the up coming season however I wont. I know nothing about nothing when it comes to this team. I do believe in them and bleed Bleu Blanc et Rouge but really when I think they are going to be awful, they win. When I think no one can touch us we stink worse than hockey gear in the spring.

So I am going to leave it up to the statistitions and fanboys/girls with those tasks. Finally the new season is upon us.