So. Habs lost last night. No big deal. They can't win every game, right? Wrong. They can and they must win every game... against the fucking Islanders. You can't start a game vs a weak opponent like that. You can't let them score 2 quick ones and find yourself down by 3. Not to the Islanders. If last night's game was against Philly, we'd all be talking about what a gutsy effort it was and that the guys never quit. But it wasn't against Philly. You think that little comeback makes me feel any better when it was against the Islanders? Not at all. Teams that are finally back on track and who know how important it is to grab as many points as you can don't drop these kinds of games. The Bruins can afford some losses. So can the Caps, the Hawks, the Canucks and a few others teams that have the talent and experience to end up in the playoffs anyways. The Habs are not on that list. We drop a few games like that and it's over faster than you can say Nokelainen. The players really blew it in the 1st half of the game. But when they finally woke up and made a game of it, guess who couldn't get out of their way. Jackie. The powerplay is going nowhere. That Gionta goal was lucky as hell. They could barely control it all night. TP on the point? How's that workin' out for you Jacko? How about Gomez on in the last minute while our 2 hottest guys (Cole and Pacioretty) are sitting on the bench? When you need a goal in the last minute, don't send the guy who has 1 since February. I'm really starting to think Escott has some dirt on the coach. There is also the possibility that Jackie and Escott are romantically involved. Maybe Jackie was in the market for a spicy latin lover. How else is he getting this much respect? 16 minutes of ice for that scrub?? Eller who was getting into gear has disappeared since that fucker came back. So essentially, it's not bad enough that he sucks balls, but he's killing Eller as he's sucking. I'm not even upset at Gomez anymore. Glen Sather asked him to sign a piece of paper that would make him a zillionaire. He signed it. Bob Gainey took on that shitty contract thinking a change of scenery would help. It didn't. Nothing will help. He's done. What else has to happen? Do we need to miss the playoffs for them to realize that?
With the amount of injuries this team has had so far, it's a miracle we're not in last place. But that doesn't give Jackie a free pass to keep doubling down on the ridiculous notion that Escott is the guy who will get us out of this mess. Even if this guy was making $3M, he shouldn't be on the team. There has been no pregression in his play. He went from sucking ass, to sucking balls. In the corporate world, that is considered to be a lateral move. I know it can be tough to dump someone. If they're having trouble, just follow Kramer's lead. He somehow says exactly what Gomez needs to hear.