Saturday, January 14, 2012
Game Preview: Clueless Habs vs Streaking Sens
So this is the first day of the rest of the season. The Canadiens are 9 points out of the playoffs. The guy they traded Cammalleri for is still suspended and Gauthier just found out that he is in no way related to Raymond Bourque. That alone would be reason enough to throw in the towel on the season. But I feel like giving this season one last shot. I was never all that upset about the trade itself, but the way it went down. It made this team look like it was run by a bunch of amateurs. But that's all in the past.
For the next 48 hours, I will assume that Pierre Gauthier is a genius. He pinpointed Cammalleri as a cancer in the room (Perry Pearn style) and surgically extracted him in the ballsiest mid game trade ever. We're losers? Fuck you. You're traded. Now that's bad ass. He's the Clint Eastwood of GMs. The only thing that would've made it all better is if he would've shipped him to the Islanders or Blue Jackets. If he had a shred of credibility, it would have been great. But he's not Clint Eastwood. He's Inspector Clouseau.
Back to my fantasy. Pierre Gauthier is the man. The Habs have now cleared the air in the Cammalleri-less dressing room and are now ready to make a run at 8th place. Easy breezy weekend with the sizzling Senators and 1st place Rangers coming to town. At first I was worried, but now I see the light. You know why? #11 is back baby! His point per 43 game production will boost the Habs right into contention. Rumor has it that Scotty has fire in his belly. Probably from too much picante sauce, but still. He's a man on a mission. A mission to save the franchise. And that's good enough for me. Bleu Blanc Rouge baby!