Montreal Canadiens-Tampa Bay Lightning: Coach Martin is Not Olympic-Bound

December 30th, 2009 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
Montreal 2 Tampa Bay 1 OT (St Pete Times Forum)
Today, the talk turned to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, now only six weeks away.

Montreal will be well represented by six players: Andrei Markov, Russia; Tomas Plekanec, Czech Republic; Andrei and Sergei Kostitsyn, Belarus; Jaroslav Halak, Slovakia; and Yannick Weber, Switzerland. All are deserving selections.

There were some murmurs of protest from the Mike Cammalleri fan club. But with all the talent to choose from, Team Canada's general manager Steve Yzerman can pass on snipers who can't play defense and struggle to score on the road. Vancouver is a long way from the Bell Centre.

RDS didn't have time to worry about any Canadiens left off the team. The RDS commentators whined non-stop about the non-inclusion of Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St Louis despite the fact that there were far better players let off the Team Canada roster. It didn't come to their attention that neither St Louis nor LeCavalier is the best player on a mediocre Tampa team.

It was a sad pathetic display of tabloid-type journalism by RDS who have lost all objectivity and credibility as a sports network. ...

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