Thirteen days. That’s all it took. Thirteen days. Thirteen days that upended the North Division of the National Hockey League. Thirteen days to save the jobs of the GM, head coach and who knows how many other scouts and assistants. Thirteen days to knock the Maple Leafs Stanley Cup train off the … Continue reading Thirteen days that shook the north
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 last time the Montreal Canadiens had a really good backup goaltender, Barack Obama was in his first term as president of the U.S. It was actually possible to get through a day without a smartphone, the thoroughly icky Stephen Harper was prime minister and Corona was a damned fine Mexican beer. Fast forward 10 … Continue reading Ladies and gentlemen, we give you… a backup goaltender!
This one will stick in the memory a long, long while. The sunny August afternoon when the Canadiens ousted the Pittsburgh Penguins from the Summer Playoffs will be remembered long after other series have been forgotten. It was a rare moment, glorious especially with Dan Robertson and Sergio Momesso making the call, because there is … Continue reading And the winnah, wearing the bleu-blanc-rouge…
By my calculations, the Canadiens were supposed to be on the golf course this morning. They aren’t. And it’s never felt so right to be wrong. Before this series against the Penguins began, I predicted the Canadiens would go three-and-golf. It made sense. Over the last 20 games of the irregular season, Claude Julien’s team … Continue reading Who likes golf anyway?