Notes on the third:
-Spacek is done. He's old, he's fat and he's slow. When you get beaten cleanly by Clarke MacArthur, it's time to start thinking about that summer home in Prague.
-The plumbers are really earning their pay tonight. Or, as my plumber friend calls them, the drain surgeons.
-I don't understand why there can be so much skill in the lineup, and they can still lose to a team that has nothing. It amazes me.
-Ahhh...how cute! leafs fans are dredging up a Go leafs Go chant. There must be some fans from the '80s there.
-Darche instead of White? I don't think so. Go away, career minor leaguer.
-AHHH...I HATE losing to these idiots. Yuck.
-Price was good, overall.
Notes on the second:
-I like Cherry's latest deliberate misnomer: Plutonic for Plekanec. Pleks can play like he's made of plutonium anytime.
-He didn't score, but Pou-Pou was in the right place, in front of the net. As they say in real estate, location is everything.
-People forget Gill played a pretty mean game of baseball. He can catch like a shortstop sometimes. But the only thing he should pinch is his wife's ass.
-I love Gio...HATE the way he hangs his mouthguard from the corner of his lips all the time. It's like an old guy sucking his dentures at the dinner table.
-Wilson looks as troubled as an undertaker at Spring Break.
-Eller is like the bottom of a river. If you take the time to sift through the rubble, you'll find gold.
-Dear Mr.Markov, Could you please come back? Soon? Sincerely, Habs PP.
-I wonder how many baseball caps Alex Auld owns?
-I'm afraid Plekanec burned up too much fuel leading the NHL in pre-season scoring. Where's that guy tonight?
-Reason enough to send Darche down in favour of White...taking an idiot DOG penalty with his team down by one. Maybe the glass in the AHL is higher.
-It's funny, but the Habs seem to be easily winning all the board battles against all the truculent leafs. Is this Bizzaro NHL?
-You can almost hear the leaf fans silent prayers that this one should end right now.
Notes on the first:
-I'm still reeling from the shock of Cherry's prediction of a leaf win.
-Nice fast start. The boys look like they've got some legs.
-Price's first stop wasn't easy, but he put down his Kleenex and hot toddy long enough to make it. Good for him.
-Crap! O'Byrne and Picard are this year's Dandouillon. I'm going to call them O'Bard, O'Bad for when they really suck.
-Ahh...Price had the Kessel goal and was just sliding too hard backwards. I think his pads are too slippery or something.
-Gorges is already playing his heart out.
-Dustin Boyd!! The kid has hands but got stifled in Calgary.
-Lapierre is going to be good this year. He's got his crazy eyes back.
-Gomez looks like a Midget playing Atoms. In more ways than one.
-Early signs last year hasn't gone away: People taking dumb penalties, communication breakdowns in the D-zone and making the leafs look better than they are.
-Not a great period after a promising start. Habs look like they're content to hang out and just see what happens.
-Watching the big leaf party in Dundas Square on HNIC reminds me that the last time there were that many delusional people in one place, it ended up in a world war.
-Phaneuf with the fauxhawk is trying to travel through time and recreate the last time the leafs made the playoffs.
-Excellent opening ceremony at the ACC. Truculent guys in dresses. The perfect leaf paradox.
-What the hell? Are they having a concert in the hope of distracting Toronto fans from the team?
-Just, please, Price, if you give one up early, let it not be a floater.