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  • Game 76: Habs/Flyers

    Its being reported that Peter Budaj will get the start in goal tonight when the Habs face the Flyers. That may be good news for those of us who enjoy watching the Habs win (as they did last night in front of Carey Price) but would prefer them to lose in order to ensure the highest possible pick in next seasons entry draft.

    That is all that I will say about tonight’s game.

    Question: Can you remember a better free agent signing in the HISTORY of the Montreal Canadiens than Eric Cole has been this season for the Habs?

    With his incredible natural hat trick to start the game last night, Eric Cole has tied Max Pacioretty for the team lead in goals with 30. At 33 years of age, there were a great many pundits who criticized Pierre Gauthier for signing a player who many felt was fragile, and incapable of playing away from his long-term home in Carolina. Boy has he proved his critics wrong. With 55 points Cole follows only Josh Gorges for the team lead in +/- as a plus 10. I shudder to think were the team would be without him, and I simply can’t imagine how profound an impact his presence has made on Max Pacioretty who has emerged as a similar type scoring power forward with 30 goals and 58 points.

    Go Habs Go!! (But don’t go too well.)

  • Game 74: Habs/Sabres

    Last night was good for the idle Canadiens – as long as like me your cheering for the teams around them in the standings to win, while the Habs work hard and get unlucky with regards to collecting points.

    Most importantly the NY Islanders beat the Leafs bringing their point total to 71 points after 73 games. Your Habs sit just behind them with 69 points over the same amount of games played.

    The Oilers also won last night, bringing their total to 66 points after 73 games. So Lets go Isles and Oilers over the home stretch.

    Buffalo enters tonight’s game just 2 points back of Washington for 8th spot in the East – so there should be ample motivation to win tonight.

    This is the time of year when scoreboard watchers get ancie!!

    Go Sabres Go!!!