Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tomas Plekanec is all man. Canadiens 5 Hurricanes 1

When I made fun of Pleks last year, it was only in the frustration of knowing that he was capable of having a 70 point season and being a contributing member of our second line.
How little did I know.
Now on pace for 90 points, Plekanec looks to be the highest scoring Canadiens player since Pierre Turgeon & Vincent Damphousse had 96 and 94 points respectively in 1995-1996. He also looks like an all star 1st line center, a role nobody thought he would ever come close to filling. He also has helped Mike Cammalleri's first season become a huge success as he could score 40 goals for the first time in his career, and Plekanec has also lit a fire under the pale ass of Andrei Kostitsyn after an almost unbearably slow start and is now starting to piece together a pretty respectable season. Finally tonight I was able to see the magic made between Plekanec and Andrei Markov, our all world defenseman. It is now clear to see the gargantuan difference Andrei makes for this team, relaxing our Powerplay that has been dynamite since his return, and making smart and crisp breakout passes.
I know it's easy to boast when we beat the worst team in the league, but these are the wins we need. If the Canadiens want to eliminate the hole they have dug, as they are a few points behind the East playoff teams with less games to play, they must keep beating Teams lower than them in the standings, and try to keep competing with the Washingtons, New Jerseys and Pittsburghs of the league.
Cautious optimism for the team, but all out written orgasm for Tommy Pleks. Keep it up buddy.
Peace true believers,

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