March 23, 2009

Just as sweet on Monday...



I don't know about you, but I find the Monday after the Maple Leafs kick the shit out of the Montreal Canadiens, on Hockey Night in Canada, on a Saturday night, for all the country to see, to always be the greatest Monday of all.

The boys took no mercy against a fragile Habs squad. It was the type of game - the type of performance - that gets me excited about next season. It was all business.

And you know, of course, who took care of said business: Mikhail Grabovski Mickey Grabs. A goal, three assists, and another reminder of just what Montreal will be missing out on for years to come. With 40 points, he's now third in NHL rookie scoring, and his 18 goals rank fourth among freshman.

Those 40 points; they're as many as Andrei Kostitsyn has, and more than Saku Koivu, Tomas Plekanec, Sergei "AHL" Kostitsyn, and Chris Higgins have.

Looking like a pretty svelte trade now, eh Damien Cox?

Keep booing our boy Mickey, Montreal. We love it when you do that.


I can't talk about Saturday night and not mention Alexei Ponikarovsky. It was his second four-point game in March, and it couldn't have come at the expense of a team I dislike more.

My man crush for the big Ukrainian somehow continues to grow. No Mats Sundin? No problem. The trade-age of Nik Antropov? No big deal. Poni's simply gone about his business all season, cracking the 20-goal mark once again, and putting up a career-high 53 points. With a salary cap hit of only $2.105 million, there isn't a better bargain in the NHL, period.

You still hating, 40?


How about the Habs' goaltending? Yikes.

A veteran keeper like Martin Gerber sure would look good in the Montreal crease right about now, don't you think? It's a good thing he wasn't on waivers, you know, and available to any team, twice before the trade deadline.

Well done, Bob Gainey. Well done.


Saturday night was another coach killing performance by the Leafs. Gainey's just out of coaches to fire.

Happy 100th anniversary, Montreal. See you on the golf course next month.

12 comments:

Junior said...

Aside from hawking a loogie on a bust of Maurice Richard, I think that pretty much covers it...nice application of salt to wound, eye!

Bhattorious said...

Good.....FUCK the habs, Even though i am all for Tank Nation, i still Love When the Leafs, not only beat, but WHOOP the habs....Go Leafs Go...

40 said...

I will always hate bro, you know that! We really shouldn't be bragging about 53 pts... It's mediocre at best!

eyebleaf said...

Junior: It's always fun to rub salt in the wound. Especially when the wound belongs to Les Suckitants.

Bhattorious: You delirious mother sucker, Tank Nation fell apart a long time ago.

40: Bro, you've inspired another Poni post, to show you why we should be bragging about his most excellent production. It's in the works.

Bubbles said...

you do know that Higgins spent a while on the IR right?

eyebleaf said...

I do, Bubbles. I do my research. I just don't really care.

Everyone around here was all over Higgins' cock last year when MTL apparently offered him for Sundin. He isn't that good, time on the IR or not.

Forty said...

I look forward to a very pro Poni article, and the chance to defend my con stance :)

eyebleaf said...

Oh, it's coming 40. I think you will be forced to show Poni love after I'm done.

Bhattorious said...

Tank Nation is not for this year only homie.....next year as well....we have 16 of these bumbs under contract next year and only 5 the year after, next year will be tank nation as well.

eyebleaf said...

Wrong, as usual, Bhatti boy. We're a good goalie away from being like 6th in the East. Is 6th the goal? No. But we're not that far off.

puckbuddy said...

You think Gainey should of picked-up Gerber at full pop when he was first send down on waivers? Because picking him up on recall would be hard to do since they would of had to wait after the Leafs and a few other teams pass on him first before they could claim him.

Other than that, F the Habs!

Bhattorious said...

Oh yeah....Pogge right...LOL, he SUCKS....lemme guess you listen to 640 as well...Leaf Brain Washing....

Start Listening to Bobcat. he'll set you stright about the leafs.