Montreal Canadiens: Another Edition of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

January 1st, 2011 by Rosalyn Roy Leave a reply »
I wanted Brian Gionta as captain of my favorite hockey team. I wrote a blog about it that even got recognized and a shout out from Habs Inside Out’s very own Mike Boone for crying out loud.

Yet after dropping another stink bomb of a game versus Tampa Bay, here’s what my genius pick for Habs captain observed.

Brian Gionta: "Right now, we're a fragile team."

Buddy, right now I've got tougher Waterford crystal wine glasses than you lot. One goal against during the Tampa Bay game and you crumpled like a trailer in a tornado.

Then yesterday afternoon Habs fans were treated to a Happy New Year courtesy of Les Boys. Not only did they win against the Florida Panthers, it was the manner in which they played that had me delighted, regardless of the outcome.

The boys played with passion again, with heart and hunger. They looked a lot more like the team that had taken to the ice in October and November, and a lot less like the team that could barely bother to skate onto the ice for most of this road trip.

If only they were that passionate all the time, they might score more.

OK enough wit ...

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