Notes on the third:
-I was just thinking the makeup penalty call had to happen soon. Not so. Maybe there's no conspiracy?
-Has Pleks won a faceoff yet?
-Price needs to stop pretending he's Brodeur with the outlet passing. He's not that good.
-I love how Markov is never fooled by a deke. He knows what the other guy is doing before he does it.
-D'Agostini is the Eddie Munster of hockey...not scary enough to register a fright on his own, but still hoping to grow into his family's reputation.
-Habs sucked. I hate these boring, pointless games. Ugh.
Notes on the second:
-Gionta can catch a pass like the Cirque du Soleil guys catch trapeze flyers.
-I like Pax, but he's no Kostitsyn. At least, not yet. The first line is missing Andrei.
-It's nice to see Rivet landing on his feet in Buffalo after the two trades in two years. Although I don't quite forgive him for slagging Montreal after the San Jose trade.
-Miller's hot, as usual, and the Habs don't have a lot of jump today. I'm not anticipating a great result here.
Notes on the first:
-I wish I trusted Price more. I want to.
-My nine-year-old on Laraque: "So, he's the muscle guy, right? And when it comes to careful stuff like handling the puck, he's just big and klutzy and can't do it, right?" Right.
-Spacek waves at the one-timer more often than the queen.
-Plekanec is on fire more often than one of those training houses volunteer firefighters ignite every weekend.
-Nine-year-old on Butler: Ew...THAT guy needs to brush his teeth!
-I see the difference between the Habs' breakout and the Sabres'. The Habs go D-to-D, then pass to a stationary winger at the blueline who must then fight a battle for puck possession. The Sabres' Ds skate it up to the blueline, then hit a moving winger with a pass in the neutral zone. MUCH harder to stop.
-Price looks like he's lost weight. He's not the ripped machine he was last year. Which is probably just fine, for a goalie.
-I like it when the Habs play a speed team like the Sabres...they tend to remember *they're* fast too.
-That period flew by...with no discernible advantage for either team. Habs have to be better on the PP though.