Saturday, August 6, 2011

Le Projet Chara: What a Bringdown

Can we wait until Jarred Tinordi becomes the potential Pronger-Chara dirt-dealing monster his boosters project him to be?

The main obstacle in the east to the Canadiens is the Slovak Assassin. True, the Canadiens' little men can morph into nasty little Smurfs like Gary Howatt but it's not going to happen.

The Gomez and Gionta response to Chara's near decapitation of outstanding forward Max Pacioretty which effectively decapitated the Habs' chances spring 2011 is more than instructive. It's something that's been going on for fifteen years.

I was never a fan of Chelios, Ludwig and I never approved of Vinny Damphousse's surgical skills with a stick (bordering on "Wild Wilf" Paiement craziness) but hey, if the other team has nothing to fear then incidents like the Chara assault happen and the B's get bigger bolder and bully-er.

This has to change this year.

Everyone on the Canadiens has to play meaner, dirtier, every Chara shift should feature at least a thousand paper cuts and bee stings. Slash his wrists, hack his ankles, hit him, hit him, hit him, talk, yap and rub it in.

Max Lapierre and Guy Latendresse understood. Georges Laraque didn't. Hal Gill can't, it would muss up his dress.

Unless the CH gets at least ONE biggie NOW who can protect the troops, there's going to be another "hockey play."

And do you want to hear those ignoranus brunes fans crowing again? I didn't think so.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Insist on it

Ever wonder why Canadiens fans are bored to death with the Canadiens the last 25 years? I won’t cheerlead for the likes of Martin and Gauthier. Or even Price, who is a terrific talent who has yet to deliver on his promise in the playoffs. If Price wants cred (outside his male groupie circle) and $$$ he has to go at least two rounds this year. I remember when Canadiens fans literally saw the team win every two years. That’s the Stanley Cup friends, Not one or two rounds. Now too many people accept the mediocre offerings and a quick exit from the extra season every year. Insist on more, insist on entertaining hockey. It WAS the Canadiens’ trademark.

I can’t be the only one wanting revenge against Chara, Julien & Co. Do you think Toe Blake or Scotty Bowman would have let them get away with it?