Undoubtedly the biggest move of the offseason, at least for the Canadiens and Lightning, was the Drouin-Sergachev trade. This was a deal that made a tremendous amount of sense for both clubs, and should give the Montreal fan base something they have wanted for years: an offensive minded player worth rallying behind.
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First off…

I’ve been getting flack for not writing enough. It’s true. I’m guilty of not getting posts done through November. Excuse as always is work, but December should be an easier month. Also, you should feel free to check out TheMontrealBias.com where I am also a contributor.

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And now on to a post that is LONG overdue.
This past weekend, the idea popped into my head that Markov’s journey with injury is almost a mirror reflection of the Habs season. Let me explain:
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In the last decade of the 18th century, the French people were ready to revolt. They were hungry and tired of the absolute monarchy that ruled them. When bread prices soared, Marie-Antoinette, the queen of France supposedly proclaimed “Well let them eat cake”. Read More

Okay…maybe I am exagerating. Nikolai Khabibulin isn’t the 76 years I gave him last night in jest. He’s actually only 38, but I feel like this guy has been around forever.

Regardless, another hot goalie gave the Habs another big loss at home.
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Salut Jacques!

I know we’ve never met, but we have a few acquaintances in common. Perhaps you are the one that picked up my left-behind asthma pump? I forgot it on the Habs bench last January when I had the privilege to play at the Bell Centre.

Regardless, I write to you not to discuss bronchodilators, but to discuss the somewhat hellish opening of the 2011/2012 Habs season. You may be asking why you should read my letter, and I have no good reason, except I’m pretty sure that the majority of Habs fans feel as I do, and it would be in your best interest to heed to at least a couple of suggestions.
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Confession: I REALLY enjoyed that shootout last night! I am semi-ashamed to admit it, only because I am like a grumpy old man when it comes to this nouveau aspect of the game. But eight rounds in and my nail-biting habit was in FULL force. Read More

I slept in until 10am. It felt good. I haven’t slept that long in months.I stagger upstairs and thank my wife for letting me sleep in.

She says: “Check your computer, you’ll be happy”.

I open up my browser and what??! HOCKEY IS BACK!! Read More

Yes, the Habs are off to their best start in three years. Yes, the Habs are FINALLY fun to watch again. Yes, we did beat the Devils and Marty Brodeaur, on home ice on a Sunday (has that ever happened in the history of ever?!).

But let’s talk about Markov, and let’s talk about his OT goal last night. Was anyone else confused on how he started the play at the top of the blue line and then was suddenly by the post tapping in the winner? How did he get there? Why was he there? Cole was already standing there, but Markov stood in the better spot. The obvious conclusion, Markov sees into the future. Read More

I was at the game last night. I was excited to see, in person, these new Canadiens that skated, scored, and generally had some fun. I even predicted a 5-3 win for the Habs – it was only this past Saturday that they put up six goals against the Sabres.

I went home last night, and pondered why the Habs had converted every opportunity against the Sabres, but could only muster a goal from a point shot against the Bruins. Then it dawned on me, the Bruins didn’t let the Habs crowd the crease and score those nifty back door goals we saw so many of on Saturday. The Bruins are just too good around their own net. Let me elaborate through my favourite new medium – the screen shot. Read More

Welcome to the New Lady Loves Hockey

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