Guess Who’s Back? Back Again…(Habs re-acquire Mara, Oilers Preview)
“The Philadelphia Flyers announce the acquisition of Forward Kris Versteeg from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 1st and a 3rd round draft picks…”
“The Boston Bruins announce the acquisition of Centre Chris Kelly from the Ottawa Senators for a 2nd round drat pick…”
“The Canadiens re-acquire Paul Mara from the Anaheim Ducks for a 2012 5th round draft pick…”
Notice a pattern here?
While the rest of the Eastern Conference juggernauts are purchasing some serious performance enhancers for the playoff long haul, the Habs are buying tampons simply to curb the bleeding.
There’s not enough cotton in the world to absorb the Habs’ injury woes on defence, so instead of getting pro-active, the Habs decide to travel down the same road and acquire someone simply for convenience. The devil you know versus the devil you don’t. It’s time for Montreal Canadiens General Manager, Pierre Gauthier to pull the string (hehe) on a serious trade that will improve the team for the latter stages of the 2011 season and beyond. Stop with the band-aids and pick up some cement, for crying out loud!
In Mara (once again), the Habs have found their auxiliary option on the D-Line while Jaroslav Spacek and Hal Gill are on the mend, recovering from their boo-boos. The 6 foot 4 former first round draft choice, Mara, returns to the Habs playing 33 games for the Ducks this season, collecting 2-points and a –1 rating. And if the Mara experiment fails in Montreal (again), he still is the spitting image of Zach Galifianakis.
Yee-Haw, saddle up partners, the Habs are on the move. It’s an old time Western showdown tonight between the team of the 80’s and the team of the 20th Century. So tuck the youngens into bed early, kiss the dame one last time, ’cause you’re parking your Kaboose right in front of that there HD television screen and not movin’ till morn, right? Alrighty.
Here’s my prediction for tonight’s game (the role of the ‘Montreal Canadiens’ will be played by the very esteemed Gene Hackman.)
Showdown’s at 9:00 PM/EST, the struggling Oilers are 2-6-0 in the month of February and currently hold the worst record in the NHL (17-32-8).
Forward Dustin Penner leads the Edmonton Oilers in goals (20) and points (36) this season. The former Anaheim Duck is looking to elevate his game tonight and hopefully get his behind traded out of town.
The Kardiac Kids will hope to continue their hot streaks. Max Pacioretty is on a 5-game point streak and is looking to make it 6. David Desharnais has been playing like a top-2 NHL centre, so hopefully his stellar play will reward him more ice time. PK Subban is PK Subban. ‘Nuff said. Finally, greatest goalie in the world ever, bringer of rain, Slayer of Theocles, the People’s Champ, Carey Price, will undoubtedly get the start.
Enjoy my all-time favourite Bugs Bunny clip…
Ciao for now.
This entry was posted on February 17, 2011 by johnnybertolo. It was filed under Montreal Canadiens and was tagged with Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Bugs Bunny, Canadiens vs Oilers, Carey Price, Chris Kelly, Cookie Monster, David Desharnais, Dustin Penner, Eastern Conference, Edmonton Oilers, Gene Hackman, Habs, Habs vs Oilers, Hal Gill, Jaroslav Spacek, Kardiac Kids, Kris Versteeg, Max Pacioretty, Ottawa Senators, Paul Mara, Philadelphia Flyers, Pierre Gauthier, PK Subban, Sesame Street, The Quick and the Dead, Toronto Maple Leafs, Zach Galifianakis.