Saturday, October 3, 2009

2009 - 2010 Game Preview. GAME 2. Canadiens vs. Sabres

This is a accurate picture of the Canadiens without Andrei Markov, notice Jacques Martin looking surprisingly like Rick Moranis. There's no point in more whining ladies and gentlemen, it's not going to heal Andy's tendons anytime sooner. What has to be done is for us to look forward to the future and have a smidgen of optimism knowing that we still have a dynamic group of forwards and an improved defensive core from last year. Roman Hamrlik will start in Markov's place on the first D pairing with Jaroslav Spacek, Travis Moen will move up to the third line in Mat D'Agostini's place who will be a healthy scratch, and Glen Metrosexual (props to Bong Hit for that Moniker) will center the fourth line with Greg Stewart and Georges Laraque. Max Patch and the Great Jewtalian will swap spots so that Cammalleri will be reunited with fellow Smurfs Brian Gionta and Scott Gomez. Finally, to lift all your spirits up, here is a quote from South Shore Habs Fan, who sent this to one of my favorite blogs, Four Habs Fans:

The star Russian defenceman and powerplay QB is injured for 4 months on the first game of the season, and the team struggles out of the gate. They come together around February, just as the star D-man returns and starts lighting it up, and jump from 10th place to 6th in the East and into the playoffs. Once in the playoffs, the inspired play of a young goalie determined to prove that he wasn't a draft bust, combined with a surprisingly strong defence that somehow includes Hal Gill, and a handful of gritty Quebecois third-liners leads the team to their first Stanley Cup in 17 years.

Delusion? Nope - the 2008-2009 Pittsburgh Penguins.

Keep the faith
Peace True Believers,

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