Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The man of the hour.......
That certainly wasn't the most exciting game to watch, but I'm glad that I didn't doze off in the third, the Habs saved the best for last. After Price's performance in Nashville and last night's overtime/shootout win it's becoming clear that he doesn't want to be the reason for the Habs not winning hockey games. He's starting to look like the racehorse that Bob Gainey is convinced that he is. If the Habs have a chance in hell of getting into the playoffs, they'll only get there riding on Price's back. Word on the street is Brian Gionta is out indefinitely with a broken foot. We just can't seem to catch a break. Do we see crybaby Sergei make an appearance this week? AK46, Lats and Laps came out of the ether last night, but I'm not popping the cork on the champagne after one game.
There were rumors circulating yesterday that the Habs were in talks with the Oilers about acquiring Andrew Cogliano. I checked out his stats, he's a 22 year old centerman and he's scored 18 goals in each of his last two seasons. A swap for Lapierre?
There are no easy games this week for the Habs, Washington on Friday, Detroit on Saturday. But with our boys you never know, they might crank it up a notch and surprise. Apparently George Laraque will be dressed for the Washington game, maybe the plan is to put him on the first line hoping he knocks Ovechkin into tomorrow. The Leafs managed to beat Detroit, so it's not mission impossible, but with our luck, highly improbable.