This is very difficult for me. I usually relish the moments I can make fun of the Leafs for sucking. But they've beaten us twice this year and the Habs are making it very hard to stand up for them. Good thing I am not an objective reporter. Leafs suck. They always start strong out of the gate and end up losing 10 of 12 after. They ain't making the playoffs. Right? Plese say I'm right. I feel better now. Besides, I have bigger fish to fry.
My fish is Jacques. I know he's not on the ice. I know the team is ravaged by injuries. I know that the same players who played great vs Buffalo 5 days ago also sucked vs Pittsburgh and were mediocre vs the Leafs. It can't all be his fault, but man does he make it easy to blame him. Are there any other playoff teams out there who keep throwing a 500k/yr player on the 1st wave of the PP? I like Darche, I really do. In fact, his mother was my elementary school teacher. I think he's a valuable piece at a good price. But on the PP? The guy has cement hands and can't finish. And why can't you call a fucking timeout once in a while?? I remember screaming at the TV when Carbonneau wouldn't take one. I thought it was inexperience behind the bench, but Jackie has 6000 games under his belt. Is he saving them up? Does he think that unused timeouts can be traded in for a free 12 inch sandwich at Subway? Or maybe he thinks he can accumulate them and use them all in the last game. A coach's job is to get the best out of his guys. We might not be a cup contender, but we're not a 1-6 team either.
It's clear our blue line is in shambles. Carey can't see anything and gets run over all the time. Even Gorges made a huge gaffe on the Kessel goal. That never used to happen. We've got $10M in defensemen injured and it's really starting to show. With these kinds of defensive breakdowns, there's no way PK can do his thing.
And you know what hurts the most? Getting the loss shoved down our throat by none other than fucking Grabovski. I've never wanted to punch someone in the face more. Good thing the Habs rarely give up talent for nothing. Right? Please say I'm right. Well, unless you count Ribeiro, D'agostini, Sergei, Guillaume and McDonagh (remember him, he's kicking ass). Look up their stats. We'd be lucky to have them. Thank god for Pouliot. He's still crap.
Thanks Bob/Pierre. 1 out of 7 ain't bad. Just like the Habs record.