Like every hab fan with a blog today, I feel like I need to post something because it’s a special day. The Ducks are in town, and with them, many familiar faces are making their return to Montreal.
First, I want to mention the two that will likely be forgotten tonight: Chips and Paul Mara.
Paul Mara is kind of easy to forget. He was injured most of last season, and he didn’t get to show us his wonderful facial hair during the playoffs. But I wanted him to have success here, so I’m happy he’s playing more in Anaheim this season.
Chips. Oh Chips. I really liked you. I was really sad to see you go. But let’s be honest, that trade was probably better for you…
Now the two others.
Lapierre. Well honestly, I don’t really miss you at all. You were kind of good, sometimes downright hilarious with your crazy faces. But I can’t forget the bad penalties and the embarrassing moments either. I was never a huge fan of yours. I hope you’re doing well now, but honestly, I don’t really care.
And that leaves us with the real important one.
Le (vrai) Numéro 11.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
There’s no need to say much here, everyone else will probably say much better than I ever could what this guy meant to Montreal. I’m not a Montrealer, but even for me he meant a lot, and yeah, I still miss him. Fans in the bell centre tonight better give him a freaking awesome ovation.
You’ll always look better in bleu-blanc-rouge, Saku.
Ok, now let’s get back to business. The habs season is about to begin, and rather than boring you with stupid predictions which will just be really embarrassing in a few months, I’ve decided to do a little investigation on the Teen Ranch where the habs are currently locked to do some team building before the start of the season.
There have been rumors that the habs are sleeping in dorm rooms furnished with bunk beds. Well, guess what? I’m about to release some exclusive pictures of those dorm rooms. And as you’ll see, it’s very cosy.
To begin, here’s a picture of Paul Mara, confortably laying in bed.
As you can see, Paul can kill people with his stare. Even when he’s in a ridiculous position.
Now let’s turn to another room. Oh look, this is Ryan O’Byrne!
Hmm, ok Ryan, I’m not gonna ask you anything about this little kid, I’m sure there’s a perfectly valid reason why he’s here. That’s a little creepy though. But I’m glad you brought your habs vintage pyjamas!
Ok, let’s move on to the next room.
Eh look, Gio is being all friendly with Carey! Nice!
– Hey Carey! What are you reading? Goaltending for dummies? Ahahahahahaa!
Ok, well, let’s just leave those two… uh… bond together.
I think there’s a last room. Yeah, it’s for the “special” habs. Hmm, nice, they have really cool beds!
Hey Scott, I heard you like fishing, so how do you like this fish-themed bed?
Uh… yeah. Ok, well thanks Scott.
Well, this ends our little tour of the habs Teen Ranch. I’m relieved to see that Gainey and Martin are doing everything they can to ensure that the players find some chemistry on and off the ice. I think this bodes really well for the upcoming season!