I'm trying to work, but I just keep hanging on here, refreshing pages every few minutes. I just can't believe it's TODAY! Can't wait for the intro, can't wait for puck drop, can't wait to be sitting on the couch biting my fingernails... I woke up this morning and thought of the game before opening my eyes. I have "It's the most wonderful time of the year" stuck in my head since...
I miss the Wiz. Cammy's "I'm too good to battle hard, blame it on my always injured shoulder" act got really old.
Odds are if Cammalleri was the ultimate player, the LA Kings would have never let him go to begin with. We got him with his strengths and weaknesses, and all in all, he gave us 16 goals, 13 assists and 29 points in 26 playoffs game, when the closest guy in this team probably had something around 10 less points in as many games. He was the one guy we could look up to in the playoffs to make a key play and score an important goal. This year, we don't know if we have one of these guys yet, but odds are it's not going to be Rene Bourque.
Disregarding all the good Cammalleri has done for this team is disgusting. Especially when he was totally right when he said this team acted like a bunch of pathetic ****ing losers last season. May I remind you it's still, to date, the worst season this franchise has had in history?
I'd still rather have his "I'm too good to battle hard, but I'm always the one getting my team out of ****ing trouble in the playoffs" attitude than our captain's "I now refuse to consistently go to the net for rebounds, even if the rest of my game is about 30% of what it used to be, which was already not all that good to begin with" or "I'm missing open-nets at key moments in the playoffs when we could have Boston beaten once and for all at game 3 in the Bell Centre".
so, Doug Maclean (on Hockeycentral) just said that a 'true Habs insider' told him that the team 'clinched and coasted and they will be ready tonight'.
say what you will about him but Maclean is a former GM with some real connections and he rarely talks about insiders telling him things (unlike many broadcasters) so that's comforting to know
It will take more than just one or two games to purge the bad habits of the past two weeks. If anything, we'll probably drop this game because we're still turning the switch on. But it is good to know the truth behind the complete crap we've been treated to the past few weeks.
Lifelong Habs fan since 1970. Watched Beliveau skate the cup in Chicago stadium in 1971.
For some reason I cannot get pumped up for the series. I keep thinking that Price will choke and I can't get past it. I am usually the most fired up fan. Weird