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Division on the Line

  • The Canadiens are injured and depleted. The Senators, in the midst of a serious breakdown at the worst possible time.

    Who will come out on top?

    The Canadiens aren’t healthy, but do they have enough to walk into Ottawa and win the Northeast Division in front of the once mighty Senators?

    In their own building, in front of the panicking SENS ARMY.

    Senators Suck

    Nothing would be sweeter.

    The Canadiens don’t play well in Ottawa, haven’t in a long time. The Senators aren’t the same team however.

    A win tonight will not only clinch the Division, but send a big message and put Ottawa in a very dangerous spot, teetering on the edge of even reaching the post season.

    A no show by the Habs, and it’s very far from over.

61 Comments
  1. #1 hablifer says:
    April 2, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    I’ve tried all combinations for points, and no matter what it ends up with the habs playing Washington in the 1st round. That’s not the team we want to face.

  2. #2 Joseph says:
    April 3, 2008 at 1:18 am

    Washington is sitting and 9th and hasn’t accomplished anything with regard to the post-season as of yet, so I am unclear as to how a first round match-up with them is inevitable.

    That being said, it really shouldn’t matter what the match-ups turn out to be. The Habs are either going to be good enough to win the East or they’re not.

    The playoffs are an entirely different story than the regular season anyway. Living in southern Ontario, I’ve watched Ottawa own the Leafs during the regular season in past years, only to lose miserably to them in the playoffs each of those years. And Ottawa had its deepest run last year… when the Leafs were out of the picture.

    I don’t care much for the match-up game.

  3. Guys lets hope Philly comes 8th, Because Philedelphia, would play really really rough in the playoffs and Pittsburgh won’t be able to handle it. Philedelphia might be able to injure some guys on Pittsburgh. I think the habs can kick everyone out, except for Pittsburgh, but that’s just my thought.

  4. #4 Donnie says:
    April 3, 2008 at 9:34 am

    The thing I’m seeing with Crosby very early in his career is that he’s already a yapper. Bitching, whining, complaining, moaner. The kid has talent, but if he keeps heading down this road (which I say he is), he’s not gonna end up being listed with some other top players in this league who kept their traps shut and just played the game. Yzerman and Sacik are 2 that stand out right away. I have never in the 20 year careers of either of these guys seen them crying to the ref. They took their lumps and played through the bad or missed calls and did all their talking with their point totals. Sacok was stuck in Quebec, winning nothing, getting nowhere for the first 5 or so years of his career, no playoffs but racking up 100 points a year…didn’t whine at all, stuck it out, and just look at him now. Totally respecatble players for our generation…and my hat is off to them both.
    Sid, I don’t know if it’s the fact that you’re still a kid, or if this is gonna be a permanent thing with you…but talent only goes so far with Canadian hockey fans…the aspect of of respect is the rest. Quit your whining kid, play the bloody game. You got talent to burn and you’re reminding me of Sundin already. Grow up and play.

  5. #5 Donnie says:
    April 3, 2008 at 9:35 am

    lol 2 typos on Joe’s name……….it’s SAKIC. There.

  6. #6 Joseph says:
    April 3, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    And the problem is this: it’s more than a matter of opinion at this point – almost everyone I talk to seems to cringe at the mention of his name, as if in unanimous agreement that he is a bad ambassador for Canadian hockey. Myself, I just see it as a further evidence that metrosexuality is consuming the world. The original definition of ‘manhood’ will soon be extinct, friends. Speaking of which, when are they going to build a bubble for these guys to play within, so that no profanities can be heard by the ever increasingly fragile ears of fans and no renegade pucks can ever again threaten to break a fingernail on the hand of a well manicured male hand. :-)

  7. #7 Joseph says:
    April 3, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    “Guys lets hope Philly comes 8th, Because Philedelphia, would play really really rough in the playoffs and Pittsburgh won’t be able to handle it. Philedelphia might be able to injure some guys on Pittsburgh. I think the habs can kick everyone out, except for Pittsburgh, but that’s just my thought.”

    Philly tried that yesterday and failed to produce anything more than overacting by Crosby.

  8. #8 Joseph says:
    April 3, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Ice Man, I assume you’ve been to the ACC. What a picnic-like atmosphere they’ve got going in there, hey? That’s what happens when a hockey club goes corporate.

    On a related note, here’s the ongoing argument in Toronto…

    For as long as season tickets continue to sell out in record time, TMLSE feels absolutely no pressure to put a product on the ice that is actually worth watching. So, boycott the games, right? Nice try. The corporations affiliated with that hopeless organization have monopolized most of the seats, leaving the little guy in the purples with essentially no voice. Sound like a familiar pattern? You betcha it does.

  9. #9 Ice Man says:
    April 3, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Not to watch a Hockey Game Joe.

  10. #10 Joseph says:
    April 3, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Concerts?

    Anyway, it’s like watching a game while sitting on a sofa in someone’s living room. At one point (during a game against Ottawa two seasons ago), I almost dozed off. Luckily, the waitress woke me up to see if I was hungry!

  11. Kovalev started off rough in his first five games against the Sabres whom the Habs play tonight. He has nailed a goal and five assists in his last two games vs. the Sabres. Kovalev had a four assists, 3 on the PP (career high) on Feb. 29 to Plekanec for a 6-2 win. Can Toronto take care of the Sens?

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