Jack Todd writes about the mindspace the Habs should be in with a 2-0 lead.
Souray is a maybe for game 3 tonight.
Steve Begin says:
"The guys are winning, so there's probably no rush for me to step in."
Think again, Steve. The sooner the better.
Okay, I think I've got it: the Big Spreadsheet is drunk.
After the Red Wings' loss last night, the Habs are now Cup Favourites at 21.9%. Detroit is number two, at 15.6%.
Couple of jewels from Gibson:
"Brett of course had hemorrhoids and then surgery. Today it would be described as a "lower body injury, that may or may not require surgery" That sounds a bit better."and
"Mike Tyson's favourite player, Ehrhoff, had three assists last night as San Jose beat the Predators 4-1."~~~
I've been watching the Ottawa-Tampa (Martin Havlat is the best 2nd liner in the league) and Detroit-Edmonton (Chris Chelios is the most skilled diver in the league) series pretty closely. Last night I woke up on the couch, wiped off the drool, squinted at the glare off Peter Mansbridge's lustrous dome on TV and gasped as I realized that I missed my first overtime goal this year. Hopefully, that will be the last. I just gotta keep giving 110% and taking it one game at a time.
With the Oilers' win, a Calgary-Edmonton series inched a little closer to fruition. Colorado will have to beat Dallas for it to happen in round two. If the planets align and we get treated to a Real Battle of Alberta... hooooo boy! After the entire province is laid to waste, the other surviving team (Col/Nas/SJ) should have a cakewalk to the final.
Tom Benjamin caught game 2 of the Car-Mtl series, and started yet another discussion of the penalty calls.
Obviously, many observers are in favour of the new standard. The point Tom is making (which I agree with) is not that these little calls are made, it is that for every borderline one-handed ineffective hook that is called, there are a dozen more just like it or worse on *every shift* that are not called. People want it called tight, and people want consistency. If we had both right now, we would be watching 59 minutes of 3-on-3 hockey (or, even worse, 5-on-3 hockey) every game.