Notes on the third:
-Gomez responds as well to being hit as a poodle.
-What I don't understand is why, if New Jersey has learned so much from Montreal, guys like Gomez and Gionta can't bring that back to Montreal *from* New Jersey. Do they not recognize what the Devils do right and the Habs do wrong?
-The first line generates more chances than a drunk girl playing spin the bottle.
-The booing is ridiculous. These guys aren't dogging it. They're just not good enough, and that's not their fault.
-Why is Martin drawing plays when they're down two goals with a minute to go? Is it to make him look good on TV? Because, if that's so, someone should tell him his ears have already destroyed that possibility.
-Good for Gui. He doesn't have to cough up the money he had on the table for the win.
-Our team just sucks like a jet engine.
Notes on the second:
-It must be cold in the corridors at the Bell Centre, when you can tell that Guillaume Latendresse's nipples point downward during his RDS interview.
-Cammalleri's feeling a bit desperate, I think. He scores most of his goals about twenty feet from the net, but he's shooting from fifty feet out now.
-I understood the point Ghandi was making with the hunger strike. And the point Sinead O'Connor made when she shaved her head. But I don't get the point of Georges Laraque in an NHL lineup. I'm pretty sure it's not as meaningful as the other two.
-I wonder if Santa will bring the Habs a powerplay before the end of the year?
-You know what? At this moment Andrei Kostitsyn is playing better than Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, Zach Parise and Ryan Getzlaf. So maybe the 2003 draft wasn't a bust after all.
-Among legends I've heard about are the Loch Ness Monster, vampires and the Habs' team speed.
-The Habs never getting the man advantage pretty much makes Bergeron a eunuch.
-Oh my God! A closeup of Koivu on the bench made me realize he's actually the love child of his brother and Mike Komisarek.
-Pacioretty seems to have quieted down a bit. He was more visible in the last few games.
-Habs often have a big second period. Sometimes a big first. Not often a big third, but control was in their favour in the latter half of the second, so I hope it continues, and translates into...let's see...three! goals in the final period.
Notes on the first:
-Just when I was cursing Hal Gill for being a gigantic traffic cone on the Wild goal, Gomez and Kostitsyn teamed up for that beauty for the Habs.
-Jaro Spacek was Buffalo's number-one D last year. Buffalo missed the playoffs. Not a promising fact for tonight.
-It's kind of funny listening to the crowd boo Gui, ten minutes after TSN was raving about what a fan favourite he was in Montreal.
-Speaking of whom, I wonder why he seems so very bitter? It's not like he wasn't given lots of chances to make a mark for the Habs.
-Maybe Gomez needs to talk to his linemates more. (If he can figure out who'll they'll be from game to game.) He seems to want to pass to someone who's not there.
-Price looks shakier than Santa's belly so far. Not that his "defence" is helping much.
-My favourite name in hockey: Cal Clutterbuck.
-Taking tons of penalties are like those Christmas furniture sales. You don't pay for thirteen months, but then the collection agent is at your door.
-Gomez is a great passer, but in terms of overall play, he's to a guy like Ovechkin what chicken broth is to five-alarm chile. I don't get excited by him.
-I don't feel positive about this, but I could be wrong.