Seriously, this team is Lost. Wayward. The sky is falling. The Black Rock is sinking. You know the metaphors (ed: all still true). Anyway you slice it, I only wish the Habs could flashback to the mid-70's (ed: ahh, the good old days, when Bob was just a great defensive forward). Here's a preview for those of you who will be watching the game, while I'm watching to see if
You see? the Habs are exactly the same team they were last year. There's even an eerie injury similarity, as around this time last year we lost our leading goal-scorer (Lang) to injury. So this preview writes itself. Goddamn I'm a lazy bastard. But I've got cooking to do before my guests arrive.
Waiting to see who Jacob's nemesis really is details - 7:30 pm start at the Bell. Habs riding a wave of mediocrity, 3-4-3 in their last 10. Nucks, on the other hand, are good. First in the Northwest division, and riding a 7-game win streak. Oy, not again. Nucks embarrassed the Habs 7-1 in their only other meting this year. Nucks are playing game 2 of their epic Olympic-mandated 14-game road trip.
The war is coming and we're on the good side - Nucks Misconduct is an outstanding source for everything Nucks.
Hot like the fire burning Jacob's body - Pleks has 5 points in his last 4 games. Of course, he has no linemates now. I guess Jaro is still pretty hot. For the Nucks, Alexandre Burrows has 8 points in his last 4, and Henrik Sedin has 14 points in his last 7, putting him first among the league's point-getters (really that's true, I checked).
Cold like John Locke's dead body - name your poison for the Habs - Gomez has tailed off, Little Tits has done nothing since his return, and we're starting to worry for TFS. For the Nucks, well, see 7-game win streak note above. Though Luongo was chased by the Leafs Saturday night before Raycroft took over. But just mentioning Luongo now means he'll shut us out.
Damaged like Dr. Pierre Chang's arm - all eyes and ears are on Dr. Mulder's office today, when Squid's prognosis comes down. There was a report yesterday of 6-8 weeks from a damaged MCL, another report of 6 weeks from a sprain only, but the truth is until the Habs say it, there is no report. Big Tits long-term, and Mara and Jaro still out too. Newly-called up Dagger has the flu and is questionable. So we have what, 3 forward lines and 2 D pairings? Canucks are notably missing Alexandre Bolduc and Sami Salo, though the latter may make his return tonight.
Post-game adult entertainment - Video of Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet) kissing Angelina Jolie from the movie Gia. Oh Juliet, how we'll miss you. Why'd you have to go and blow up a nuclear bomb in your own beautiful face?
Please make the comments spoiler-free for those watching hockey and PVR'ing Lost. Though I have no idea why anyone would do that.