Can Montreal Do This?

I may be rooting for them, but certainly not rooting for him!

The Look of Confidence?. Source:Globe and Mail

So Uncle Jack (Jacques Martin if this is you’re first time here) finds himself in a game seven matchup against the high flying Washington Capitals.  Yes, after leaving the Florida Panthers in the dust Atlantic Ocean and taking one of the most prestigious coaching jobs in the NHL, he has the Habs on the brink of eliminating the Washington Captials.  A team that won the President’s Trophy this year.  Fuck you Uncle Jack.

Domininc Moore who was fairly invisible here in South Florida now all of a sudden becomes Mr. Reliable.  Piss off!

Jaro (Spacek) has been out with a virus, but still contributing to the glee.  Screw you too!

So there’s my Ex-Panther rant for this morning.  Bad mood?  Yes.  Why?  Scum beat the Yotes for starters to advance and now they’ll play the Sharks in the next series.

Back to the Habs.  How did they do it?

Not by playing defence.  After giving up about 475 shots on Monday, if it wasn’t for Jaro Halak, this would’ve been over.  Hey Uncle Jack, your defence needs to tighten up!

Good coaching?  I’ll never accuse Uncle Jack of that.  Gotta come down to his players right?  Right?

Too small?  Cammy, Gionta, Gomez, Bergeron.  Maybe good things come in small packages?  What the hell do I know. 

If the Canadiens advance  and beat the Caps tonight in game seven of their opening series it will be because of one thing.  The goaltending of Jaroslav Halak.  Standing on his head Monday and most likely proving a point to the organization after being pulled in game three and sitting game four, I think he gave JM the old screw you, I can do this.  Good for him.  Maybe Carey Price isn’t the savior of the franchise.  Maybe he’s got some growing up to do as well.  Who knows.  Or maybe Halak wants a fat contract next year!

You have to give Halak credit as he has kept the Caps at a distance and played lights out.  Alex Semin  has 36 shots in the series.  No goals.  You say he’s due?  Maybe.  Maybe he’s doomed.  Ovechkin hasn’t been dominating.  Green hasn’t been an offensive force.  Or a defensive one for that matter.

Speaking of Ovie, please go to my friends at Four Habs Fans and read the piece about Olivechkin.  Brilliant.

Maybe the Caps have given their own piss off to their coach Bruce Boudreau.  Certainly you’d have to think he may have lost some of the troops with his Saturday night special of calling goaltender Semyon Varlamov a “Fucking Idiot” for taking the too many men penalty the other night. 

Now it seems that he’s got to reel these boys in, and maybe it’s too late.  They could be playing for themselves, instead of him.  Messy.  If they win, they all fall back in love.

Ask Uncle Jack.  Maybe he knows. Maybe he doesn’t.

In other matches, as you know the Scum are advancing and will play the Sharks.  Ok, Joe Thornton.  Wake up!

The Hawks get to take on the Canuckleheads, who decided to have Canuck Day yesterday in honor of winning their first round series.  What?  You guys suck!  Wanting to play the Hawks for redemption the “Nucks” get their wish.  You know the old saying.  Rumour has it though that Booby Lose has been having nightmares of the number seven in his dreams, and of backhanded shots getting past him.  With a little shit eating grin from sniper Partrick Kane.  Ex-Panther factor for Vancouver remember was five!

Enjoy tonights game.

UPDATE: Made a slight change in this peice due to a grammatical error that wasn’t changed when finalizing the story. 

NOTE:  I saw the funniest quote yesterday, also on Four Habs Fans. Here it is:  “Jacques Lemaire has retired from coaching.  We’d say good luck, but we think it’s a trap”.  Brilliant again boys. 

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