Rabid Habs

A Storm is Brewing

Bruins' Milan Lucic

Well, after a summer that seemed like it would never end, hockey season is finally underway and our beloved Habs are back at it.

After the first three games of the season, which include a dramatic last minute victory over the hated Laffs on opening night, a tight shootout victory over the Caps the very next night (in which the Habs played one of the worst periods I have ever seen them play, that being the first period of that game in which the Habs were outshot 15-2), and an insane come from behind shootout victory over the Flyers last night, in which they erased a 3-0 deficit in the final frame, it’s safe to say that the Habs, like always, are very resilient.

To be resilient means that you have to have character out the ying yang, and the Habs have plenty of it. I mean, to overcome a 3rd period 3-0 deficit is no easy task in any level of hockey, let alone the highest level on earth, the NHL.

Although I am not too happy with how the Habs have been playing in their own end thus far in this very young season, and although I am not happy at how the Habs have trailed in all three games thus far, I am happy at how this team manages to bounce back.

I am overjoyed with their never say die attitude, which in the long run, will bode very well for Montreal. I am also super pleased with the early offensive explosion of Tomas Plekanec. I mean, who really thought that in the first three games of the season that he’d have four goals.

All very good signs for Les Canadiens. But, over all of that positivity looms an ugly, gruesome, sickening, black and gold cloud… a cloud that will no doubt try and rain on our very lovely parade. A cloud that is scheduled to arrive on Thursday, October 16th.

That cloud, ladies and gentlemen, is a very upset, pissed off, vengeful Boston Bruins team. If anybody tells you that the Bruins’ seven game series loss to the Canadiens last playoffs has left their minds, then you tell them they are full of black and gold balogne. Of course it’s on their minds. They would like for nothing more than to pound the Habs’ bleu, blanc et rouge butts into oblivion, and a very spiteful, and might I add, unsportsmanlike, Milan Lucic may very well try it come Thursday night.

Who can forget his foolish, and very sooky antics in the handshake after the Habs disposed of them in game 7, in their very own barn might I add. For any athlete to threaten another athlete, or athletes in this case, after a defeat, says alot. It says that there isn’t just hatred on a professional level there, there is personal hatred as well.

Maybe Lucic truly does hate Dale Weise and Alexei Emelin, and would like to murder them in cold blood… it’s hard to say, and nothing surprises me anymore this day and age.

Through all of that, it’s safe to say that the Habs will once again have to prove how resilient they are come Thursday’s home opener at the Bell Centre, because we all know that the Bruins will most likely come out guns a blazin’. That playoff loss is no doubt still fresh in their minds, and they want revenge. They want blood. They want PK Subban’s head on a mantle. They want Dale Weise and Alexei Emelin to be drawn and quartered. They want the Bell Centre to crumble and collapse into a pile of concrete and dust. Simply put, they want the Habs DEAD. OK, maybe that’s a bit much, but you get my point.

There’s a storm brewing Habs fans, and it’s coming this Thursday, in the black and gold form of the Boston Bruins. Be prepared.