First off I want to say that I hope everyone is having a fun and safe holiday season. I also want to apaulogize for the lack of game blogs on my part which was the result of a death of a computer and my holiday travels which delayed its replacement. I’m going to sync the blog to my phone from now on so that I shouldn’t miss another one.
On to the fun. Filed under the ‘Obvious Move of the Month’ category we find that Tomas Plekanec has been named to the Czech Olympic team. Somewhat suprisingly however is the ommission of both Jaro Spacek and Roman Hamrlik. Plex will join the Kostitsyn bros, Jaro Halak and Andrei Markov as Olympians in Vancouver.
Tonight the Habs face the Lightning who always seem to find a way to elevate their game against us. Since they have won 4 of their last 5, it will be hard for them to elevate any higher. The Habs will have to play a smart defensive game to mitigate the potential danger of the Lightning powerplay that features Lecavalier, St Louis and the unbelievable Stamkos. While Ottawa’s game showed us that the Habs are capable of firing shots on net, we did witness what happens when the goaltending isn’t superhuman. Not that Jaro can be faulted for the loss, but he didn’t steal the game – and the Habs couldn’t bail him out. Tonight Habs fans will again hope for a balanced attack that can allow our own skaters to carry the play, and take some of the pressure off our goaltender.
Go Habs Go!!!