All they needed was one point. One bleeding, bloody, god-forsaken point. Against a lottery team. One tiny, stupid, moronic point against a team that will finish so far out of the playoffs it can't even smell them on a fair breeze.
It should have been simple. Come out raging like bulls, like the Rags did when they knew they HAD to beat the leafs to keep their hopes alive, and score first. Did they do that? Oh, no. Of course not. They came out with their reaching-stick defence and their perimeter offence and they let the 'Canes walk all over them.
Nobody cared except Halak, who was left to fend for himself most of the night, and Gionta, who tried his damnedest to will pucks into the net. They rest of them don't care. This is a squad of millionaires who don't give a shit about bringing glory or happiness or even mild satisfaction to their legions of adoring faithful. Why should they? They get their money anyway.
Cammalleri I'll pass, because he tried, but he couldn't put the puck in the water if he dropped it down a well at the moment. The rest of them...pure crap on skates. Lapierre did what he could, but that's not enough. Pouliot is a giant, talented, bath sponge. He's rough enough to exfoliate, but not enough to mar the skin.
This sucks. This is the stupidest, softest, most moronic team in the league and they don't deserve our adoration. Some of the individual players do, because they use their limited skills to try hard. But I'm sick of cheering for players with limited skills, or players who are working to reach their potential but never do, or players who have great skills but are slumping. I want a friggin' team that can put the puck in the net and raze up the crowd like the goddamn 'Canes did tonight.
I'm sick and tired of being ashamed of this stupid team. I'm tired of making excuses for why they don't show up or can't score. The excuses are gone now. They're no longer a new team or an injured team. They're just a stupid, pointless team, "pointless" being the operative word.
I have absolutely no faith this team will beat the lowly leafs on Saturday. Wilson is already on the record saying his goal now is to ruin the Habs playoff chances. Do you think this soft, passionless team will stand up to that? Not me. Well, you know what? That might be a blessing.
I'm tired. I'm tired of caring more about this sucky team than they care about themselves. Gomez and all his "don't worry" crap is worth as much as the Haitian franc right now. When these dumbasses get eliminated from the playoffs on Saturday, or Sunday, depending on the other games, I'll be relieved.
I can then stop worrying about whether they'll win a playoff game to save face since last year's humiliation. They don't deserve the playoffs. If, as I suspect, they lose to the leafs on Saturday, I will shut down this blog and I will stop watching Canadiens games until they give me a goddamn reason to start again.
This is from a fan who watched every game of the horrid Houle years. I've had it, though. I've given them all my hope and expectation and never had anything returned. I'm done. Win Habs. For once in your benighted decade, win.
It's true what they say, you know. The other side of love is hate. I love the Habs, but they're pushing me too far. I need at least a sign that they give a shit about winning, or the love will turn to hate.
Just win, you morons. For god's sake, they're fatter than Jacques Demers in their minds. No worries. Money's rolling in. I think they should be paid by the friggin' goal, then they'd start performing. Idiots. I'm sick of them and I'm going to bed to make this game go away.