Maybe it’s time to admit it – the Canadiens can play

They have won in Toronto. They have won in Winnipeg. Now they have won a game in Las Vegas to seize the home-ice advantage as they head back to Montreal for games Friday and Sunday.             At some point, we are going to have to concede that these Canadiens can play a little shinny and … Continue reading Maybe it’s time to admit it – the Canadiens can play

Bilbo bags one

Until recently, the biggest excitement in the history of Mosinee, Wisconsin (pop. 3,988 in the 2010 census) came on May Day, 1950, when local residents acting as communist invaders seized control of the town. These were the darkest days of the Cold War, when the unhinged fanatic Sen. Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin was whipping up … Continue reading Bilbo bags one

The morning after the night before: Wait – Waite?

It’s as strange as Montreal without nightlife.             A day after goaltender Carey Price spends time working on a separate sheet of ice with goalie coach Stéphane Waite, after the organization decides Price should go back in nets against Ottawa despite his early season struggles.             Waite is fired. And his firing is announced after … Continue reading The morning after the night before: Wait – Waite?

The morning after the night before: the Carey bomb goes off in Winnipeg

It was time for Carey Price to do what GM Marc Bergevin suggested in a franglais phrase to make a Tongue Trooper weep:          “Steppez-up!”          If any player on the Canadiens roster needed to steppez in Winnipeg Thursday night, it was Price.          Instead, all he managed to do was to steppez on a … Continue reading The morning after the night before: the Carey bomb goes off in Winnipeg