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Habs lose to the Senators. And It Was A Real Smelly loss February 10, 2008

Unlike the caller to the Montreal radio station who went on about “I believe” regarding the Montreal Canadiens, (which became a revival meeting chant which turned into an “I believe” website), I knew armageddon was coming. I could feel it when the Habs blew a three goal lead to the Rangers last week and lost 5-3. And I’ve felt it ever since.

 All the signs are there. Less than stellar goalkeeping. Only one line, Kovalev, Plekanec, and Andrei Kostitsyn, is producing, with players who should be key players, like Higgins, Latendresse, and Koivu, accomplishing nothing. And the defence rests.

Michael Ryder has been in a 56 game slump. Kovalev’s line is the only unit kept together, while Carbonneau refuses to go with set lines for the others, mixing and trying new combinations pretty well every game.

Why was Carey Price brought up from the minors when the team will definitely go with Huet for most of the remainder of the season. Is keeping Price on the bench better for his development than having him be a workhorse in Hamilton?

A few more stinkers like tonight and will Jacques Demers still feel that Guy Carbonneau is coach of the year?

Ottawa’s Spezza, Alfredsson, and Heatley were absolutely too much for Montreal, garnering 15 points among them tonight. Montreal won’t be a contender as long as they let other teams’ big lines have their way with them like these three did. I’m embarrassed about all of this. It’s like the Alfredsson line was playing Powell River’s Gentlemen Oldtimers.

Huet, starting in nets for the Habs, let in three goals in the first four minutes of the game. Carey Price gave up the next three over two periods.

I’m not a happy camper. Neither are the other several million Habs fans out there.

This game stank worse than the pig farms near Chilliwack


6 Responses to “Habs lose to the Senators. And It Was A Real Smelly loss”

  1. Beatnik Says:

    Go Pakistan Go!!!!

  2. Beatnik Says:

    More like Olay Olay

  3. Don Cherry Says:

    “Several million Habs fans”????

  4. Dennis Says:

    That’s right, Lawrence. We’re global, not BC only like Canucks fans.

  5. Mike Williamson Says:

    The slide I feel began Jan.31/07 with an OT loss to Ovechcin & company ! This team better get the mindset back that the playoff positions are still to be determined !! Montreal has 3 forewards & 2 defencemen who seem to grasp this concept.What the rest are thinking is beyond me,Ryder & second time around Breezeby need to shuffle off to never-neverland. The bag is firmly attached over my head,no eye holes as i`m too scared to watch!!

  6. Dennis Says:

    I agree whole-heartedly, Mike.

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