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Postgame 2: Run, Habs!

October 4, 2009

After two games, your 2009-2010 Montreal Canadiens: Thieves. THIEVES!

Led by one Carey Price, the biggest one of them all.

I love it. They’re not playing exceptionally wonderfully, as you may have noticed, but not for lack of trying. Maybe the hockey gods are rewarding them for their effort. Or maybe the hockey gods love Brian Gionta as much as I do.

Exciting as it is that the Habs stole a couple of Ws from two teams they’ll be fighting all year for eighth seed, reality will probably set in at about 10pm ET on Tuesday.

A team like Calgary is going to steamroll the Habs. And it’s going to be okay, I promise.

Think of the entire team as a first-round draft pick playing in his rookie NHL year. You want to believe he can be good, and he probably will be. But first he’s gotta learn how to keep up with the fastest skaters, the biggest beasts (I’m looking at you, Zdeno), the tough guys, and the big-league experience that everyone but him will have.

At first, you get excited every goal he scores, cause he’s the real deal, you swear. When he gets credited with an assist, you can just see how he’s going to be the best playmaker in the league, really.

But after a few games, you don’t want to look up his +/- and you would prefer it if your stupid friend would kindly not bring up the eighteen giveaways a game.

In fact, you’re starting to wonder if this kid’s ever going to be a good player.

Be patient. Around Christmas, he’ll be in the running for the Calder. And you’ll totally forget just how shit he was in his first 20 or 30 games.

This rookie’s name is the All-New, All NewGuy, All-Martin, All-Markovless Habs.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Dave permalink
    October 4, 2009 12:42 pm

    What goes around comes around, MTL!

  2. October 5, 2009 4:00 am

    I usually dont post in Blogs but your blog forced me to, amazing work.. Kind regards from france

  3. October 5, 2009 7:51 pm

    Steamroll? I think not.

    BTW I think the game is at 9.

    F’realz.

    • theactivestick permalink*
      October 5, 2009 9:47 pm

      Yes, but they have to play a period first so reality can sink in 😛

      • October 5, 2009 11:56 pm

        DOUBLE DION!!! WHAMMO!!!!!!!!!

        Awesome blog, by the way.

        ~Pierre

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