I’m sorry for the lack of updates on the blog. I’ve been awfully busy for the last few days, and it’s not gonna get any better until next week. It’s not too bad though, because the habs haven’t played since their win over Buffalo last saturday, so I haven’t missed a lot of action.
Tonight, Montreal will face Atlanta at the Bell Center. And Carbonneau decided it’s time for another line shuffling. So, according to RDS, here are the lines for tonight’s game:
Tanguay – Plekanec – Kostopoulos
A. Kostitsyn – Koivu – D’Agostini
Higgins – Lang – Kovalev
Begin – Lapiere – Laraque
Learn to compose your lines like a professional coach!
Oh boy… So, Latendresse, Sergei Kost and O’Byrne are scratched. Dandenault will play on D. It’ll be interesting to see how Tanguay and Pleks play together. D’Agostini had a good game against the sabres, and his line will be pretty funny to watch. Kovy is on the third line. This is a statement, and I hope he’ll take it as a good kick in the ass. Carbo also hopes that he and Lang can find back the magic from their Pittsburgh days.
Well, to be honest, I have no clue how this will turn out. So, let’s find another way to assess Montreal chances versus Atlanta. How about a mascots duel? Well yeah, sure, but it’s pretty unoriginal, you say. Agreed. So… how about an OLYMPIC mascots duel? Hmmmm, now we’re talking!
Montréal 76: Amik
Amik is a beaver, obviously. Izzy is… a Whatizit, i.e. an “amorphous abstract fantasy figure”. Amik wins.
Amik means beaver in “Indian language” according to the IOC. Izzy is a short version of Whatizit. Tie.
Amik is pretty boring. Izzy is fucking ugly. But he has sneakers. I guess that counts for something. Izzy wins.
Well, it’s a tie. If they go to the shootout, I tink Amik wins, because Izzy has a bigger five hole. And you didn’t think I’d let this monstrosity prevail, did you?
(By the way, I found probably the greatest website ever while looking for Izzy pictures: Izzypins, a site detailing the amazing 700 Izzy pins collection of an Izzy fan. Absolutely awesome.)