Monday, February 28, 2011

Plus/Minus: Trade deadline is over

Hopefully my thoughts on the last week will be even a little bit cohesive. Turning the trade deadline into a drinking game was a bad idea on my part. The stress caused by Ryan White being told not to practice, then sent to Hamilton, then returned to the Habs mere hours later, was not my fault at all. (The rumour that Jarred Tinordi was traded is also not cool.)

Go Bulldogs!
+ 3 What a game against the Canucks! A plus to Andrei Kostitsyn for finally busting out of his funk and putting some points on the board this week. And the biggest Stanley Cup contender in the league lost a game because of two of its shortest players. Fantastic goals by Gionta and Desharnais.
+ I'm looking forward to closing out the season with Brent Sopel. He knows what it's like to make a Stanley Cup run and above all he's a good guy.
+ Ryan O'Byrne had hisface sliced open on the ice, and finished his shift. I think it's really unfortunate (and yes, a little bit gross) that the injury had to happen, but O'B gets a few Chuck Norris points for this incident.
+ Great game by the Hamilton Bulldogs at the Bell Centre on Friday. Goals by new hire Nigel Dawes, my boy JT Wyman, and Aaron Palushaj (who's some kind of Bell Centre scoring machine).

I have a couple more of these if anyone's interested
- I hate spelling mistakes. Especially when a professional journalist makes the same typo over and over and over again. I'll overlook it once or twice, but Francois Gagnon didn't notice after he typed "Cancuks" the twentieth time?
- I'm not good with trades, to be honest. So even though I knew that Ben Maxwell wasn't the guy to lead the Canadiens to a Stanley Cup victory, I'm going to miss him. Until I see him tomorrow in Atlanta and will have to cheer for my Habs.
- Mike Komisarek should get slapped for hitting Tomas Plekanec.
- Habs fans: Haven't we been through this before? You don't boo your own players. How can you hate Alex Auld when he's only started a handful of games?
- That being said, yes, I know. Phil Kessel and Brett Lebda scored goals and the Leafs beat the Habs. It sucks.

At least this week we won't have to deal with the stress of a Brad Richards rumour every other minute.


  1. Not only did F.Gagnon make a recurrent typo about the Nucks name... he also has a really poor French (worse than my English I swear :p). And very little interesting stuff to tell on tweeter, definitely not worth following.
    Glad too that AK46 has found his game again, he's my favourite Hab :)

  2. His weak French is nowhere near as bad as his written English:
    "trading Deadline as come and go. Atlanta can now take the team picture. All the guys are in there blue uniforms.
    Atlanta morning skate will fallow the team picture. New Mtl Canadien Brent Sopel was chating ealier with goalie Pavelec"

    and in French:
    "Au lendemain de la date limite des transactions, Atlanta qui a changé de visage immortalise l'édition 2010-2011.
    les joueurs retraitent au vestiaire. Ils seront de retour dans quelques minutes pour l'entraînement matinal. Match à 19 h
    Brent Sopel a passé une dizaine de minutes en compagnie d'Ondrej Pavelec le long de la bande. De coéquipiers à adversaires"

    I hope he's not asking himself why no one's paying him to write in English.


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