Ok, here's the deal. Saturday's game didn't count. We were all hopped up on Jackie's firing and we didn't really care about the Devils strolling into town. Randy Cunneyworth's NHL's coaching career starts tonight, against the seemingly unbeatable Bruins. So unlike Head & Shoulders users, Randy's got a second chance to make a first impression.
And the Gods must be smiling on him as it will be without Milan Lucic that the Bruins will take the ice tonight. He was suspended for 1 game for his hit on Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo. The hit was borderline and personally, I thought the Miller hit was more worthy of a suspension. Luckily this one game ban works out pretty well for us. This in no way guarantees a win but I'd rather take on the Bruins without Lucic any day.
Also, our fearless leader, Mr. Geoff Molson decided to get off his throne and address the coaching change. He took the time to get his assistant to write a lame ass statement. Get in front of a fucking camera and explain yourself. You're the President of an underacheiving team who's General Manager is right under Kim Jong Il and most hated man in South Korea. Thanks for the 12 lines Geoff. I'll remember that the next time I have to shell out $10 for a warm Molson Ex. You're the god damn owner. Get out there and say that the Montreal Canadiens want to win and they're not gonna hire a french coach in the middle of a season before a potential work stoppage just because the media says they should. And if you don't like it, go fuck yourselves. People are still gonna line up for tickets and buy your shitty beer.
As for the game itself, it looks like we might be without PK who's battling the flu. If he can't go, Diaz will take his spot. Cunneyworth will have his work cut out for him. Boston is tied with Philly for 1st in the East and is on a 4 game win streak, 2 of which were shutouts. The Habs have lost 2 straight, are without Gionta, Gomez and maybe PK. You know things are bleak when you start using Gomez as an excuse if things go bad.
Let's not get carried away here. The Canadiens are nowhere near as good as the Bruins. But we did beat them twice already, so we can throw that out the window. If we win tonight, it's because Carey stood on his head and the guys decide to win one for the Anglo.