And now the cuddle…
Earlier this evening I had mentioned what a great show Hockey Night in Canada was, at least as long as no Leaves were featured, but I feel an edit needs to be made.
Hockey Night in Canada is a stupid show.
Seriously though, what were the Habs up to out there tonight? Congratulations to the Senators for playing a great road game and winning 4-2. They knew Montreal was building confidence and starting to play some strong hockey so they were ready.
The Canadiens were not.
The game was never out of reach for the Habs and they could have tied it at any time before Mike Fisher added an empty netter but it constantly resembled a beer league matchup. No one could make a solid pass and the game’s tempo was escargot slow.
I watched a footrace between Montreal’s Hal Gill and Ottawa’s Chris Neil that probably still hasn’t finished. The Hare could slip into a coma against these two and still find a way to win.
Though one thing is worth mentioning: Montreal’s Benoit Pouliot scored again and the Wild’s Guillaume Latendresse had his first career hat trick in a loss to Phoenix. There isn’t even something funny left to say anymore; this is just plain weird.
On to the NFL.
Payton Manning is disgustingly good at football. The Colts advanced to the AFC final with a convincing 20-3 win over the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens had made a game of it early but a profitable few minutes for Indy late in the opening half blew the game open. A stingy second half by the Colts’ defense and a half hour at the beach for their offense ensured a very easy victory.
I’m having a real hard time seeing anything other than a Colts/Saints Super Bowl right now, which would be a clash of the NFL’s two best teams, in my opinion, and could come down to an amazing finish.
That all being said, if I have to endure two more games of Manning standing behind a bent-over centre, pointing at every member of the defense and yelling gibberish for 44 seconds before an actual play takes place, I’m going to need therapy.
I’ll be back tomorrow to talk Purple People Eaters versus Team America and the other game no one cares about. Sorry Red.