Alright. Sorry I’m not updating this blog these days. As I said, it’s not the easiest period for me. And the habs are not inspiring me AT ALL. However, since I’ve not written in a long time, I have lots of stuff to say today, so this is going to be a messy post going in all directions.
This is still technically a habs blog, so let’s start with Montreal.
My god the last week has been ugly. In the span of 2 weeks I went from “excited about the playoffs and the possibility of facing the Sabres” to “annoyed as hell at the habs lack of willingness to clinch”, and ended up “stressed out because these assholes were about to choke and actually miss the whole thing in the most humiliating way”. So I guess this morning I’m a little relieved. But just a little. We don’t know yet who they’ll play in the first round. It can still be the Sabres but it’s getting unlikely, it can be the Devils, or the Caps. If the habs had not been stupid, they would have grabbed that 6th spot easily and we wouldn’t be worrying about the Caps.
But I don’t care too much about our opponent. Those 3 teams are very good, and it’s going to be tough anyway. The issue I have is momentum. For once, at some point it looked like for once the Habs might get into the playoffs with lots of momentum, which seems pretty crucial if you hope to pull a big upset. So it’s a little annoying to see them limping into the playoffs, pretty much like last year (although it’s a little less ugly, I’ll admit it).
Anyway, the thing is, I’ve never been this indifferent to the habs coming into the playoffs. Even last year, when I knew they didn’t have a chance against the Bruins, I was more pumped up. Maybe it has to do with my overall state of mind these days (i.e. depressed and stressed out by non hockey stuff), but I feel like I’m not really into the Habs right now.
So let’s switch to a sdifferent topic: the wonderful HAMILTON BULLDOGS!
The more depressing and boring the habs season went, the more I turned my attention to their AHL affiliate. And thank God for the Hammies. As you already know, they’ve had a fantastic regular season. It’s now playoffs time for them too, and they’ll face…. the Manitoba Moose.
Beware Moose, Guy is out there to get you.
And he’s trained all his players too. Look, they already have their hunter camouflage equipment:
And of course…
(Those pictures all come from an incredible gallery of hockey people all wearing this ridiculous tuque. It includes players from the nhl, the ahl and the Q, and some retired hockey legends too. It can be found here)
Alright, here’s one LAST thing that I found funny today. You may know that yesterday, Evander Kane destroyed Matt Cooke with a big punch. The youtube video is here. The only reason I mention this is because I loved the hypocrisy of the announcers. They go literally like this: “And you don’t like to see that. No, no, you don’t. And here’s the replay…”
I think this sums up pretty well the issue of violence in hockey! ;D
That’s it for today. I’ll try to post a little playoff preview this week. It’ll probably look just like last season, because it’s pretty easy to do this way!