Smart, passionate and somewhat biased commentary about the Montreal Canadiens (HABS) from a lifelong fan now living in Toronto (LeafLand).
Apr
25
2015
What me worry!? Hard not to, these days Habs fans.

What Me Worry?

[caption id="attachment_1376" align="aligncenter" width="555"] What me worry? No need to panic Habs fans. The Canadiens still have two more chances to close out the Sens.[/caption] No need to panic, Habs fans. Let's have everyone take a nice, deeeeep breath and settle down. Get that ol' Carey Price calmness going because the reality is, your Montreal Canadiens are still in the driver's seat in this series, even with the somewhat embarrassing 5-1 loss last night at home. Yes the Canadiens blew two opportunities to put the Ottawa Senators away and send them packing for good. Yes, the Canadiens didn't take full advantage…
Apr
18
2015
We knew the 2015 Montreal Canadiens were a tight squad, but not that tight!?

Statement Games Go Habs-A-Way

[caption id="attachment_1361" align="aligncenter" width="536"] We knew the 2015 Montreal Canadiens were a tight squad, but not that tight!? Pierre Obendrauf / Montreal Gazette[/caption] Don't fear the reaper.  That's what I wrote in this space just before the Montreal Canadiens were set to face off against the Ottawa Senators in the opening round of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs. I wrote the Canadiens needed to get the monkey off their collective backs when playing the Ottawa Senators -- a team that gave them fits this past season. But also to extinguish the burning house fire that were the Ottawa Senators who,…
Apr
14
2015
Next on Carey Price's agenda is to take regular season success and build upon it to rise to even greater heights in the playoffs.

Don’t Fear the Reaper…or Sens

[caption id="attachment_1118" align="aligncenter" width="406"] Next on Carey Price's agenda is to take regular season success and build upon it to rise to even greater heights in the playoffs.[/caption] The 2014-2015 regular season is now officially over. It was a pretty darn good one for the Montreal Canadiens. Nobody picked the Montreal Canadiens to win the Atlantic division, let alone challenge for the Eastern Conference and league lead practically all year. But it happened. We could have predicted Carey Price would take his game to the next level numbers-wise, and be the best goaltender in the league. And he was. We…
Apr
04
2015
Pacioretty was named Captain of the Canadiens this year and it's up to him to lead this team, on and off the scoresheet.

Stumbling To The Finish?

[caption id="attachment_1344" align="aligncenter" width="539"] Max Pacioretty leads the Habs once again in goals, but will he lead the Habs towards a deeper playoff run than in 2014?[/caption] Just as I was about to publish this post the death of Montreal Canadiens legend Elmer Lach, at the age of 97, was made public. RIP. ------------------------------------------- "Our love is a flame / Burnin' within / Now and then / Fire light will catch us / Stumblin' in." -- Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman (1978) It's come to that time of year for our Montreal Canadiens to ready themselves for hopefully, a deep playoff run,…