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  • Habs Home Opener

    The Montreal Canadiens make their long anticipated home debut tonight at the Bell Centre vs the visiting Ottawa Senators.

    The Habs looking to go 4-0 will have their first real challenge against a very strong Ottawa team. The Habs hope to take advantage of a tired Senators squad and what will surely be a boisterous rowdy home crowd who hasn’t seen real NHL action in quite some time. I will be in attendance and am quite excited about le Tricolore’s return to the ice.

    The Sens are coming off another shootout victory over the Leafs while the Canadiens have been resting since Saturday night. The Habs will have to contain Ottawa’s skilled attack. Particularly Jason Spezza, Daniel Alfredsson and Dany Heatley who are playing strong. Jose Theodore will have to improve his play if they hope to limit Ottawa’s potent offence.

    If the Canadiens can take out Ottawa and improve to 4-0 a lot of heads will be turning our way.

  • Habs steal 3rd straight road win

    The Habs stole their 3rd win tonight against the Leafs in Toronto. Stole is the operative word and this theft was only based on the horrid play by Canadiens goaltender Jose Theodore.

    Jose Theodore has been by far the worst player in the Habs lineup in this early season. Weak play in New York the other day and horrible goaltending tonight almost cost the Canadiens the game. Theodore looks totally confused and out of place. The new angles? Give me a break. The way he’s playing he’d have a hard time making the Peewee C team.

    The first goal was weak to say the least. However, when Tie Domi handcuffs you with a lame wrist shot – now you might wanna start worrying. The Habs are stronger this year and managed to come back only to have Theodore negate an icing call to handle the puck, and subsequently give it away with his poor puck handling skills. A short scrum later and the puck is in the back of the goal. 4-3 Leafs.

    Theodore did everything to cost us the game tonight and we prevailed. If this is the kind of goaltending $4.5 Million buys, we may be in trouble.

    On a brighter note, the Habs rookies continue to impress. Perezhogin was all over the ice, Higgins is playing hard. Plekanec on his rare shifts demonstrated composure as well. The man Michael Ryder also proved difficult for the leafs to handle.

    The Habs are off to the best start to a season since 1979, they hope to continue the streak at the home opener VS a tough Ottawa team on Tuesday.