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.)