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Was this really opening night in Montreal?
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When was the last time there were 10,000 empty seats with seven minutes to play at a Habs game at the Bell centre? That about says it all. I have rarely seen a worst shift by a Montreal forward than the one Eric Cole had prior to Calgary's fourth goal.
Montreal - Oct. 14, 2011 - When was the last time there were 10,000 empty seats with seven minutes to play at a Habs game at the Bell centre? That about says it all. Now for Part 3 of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly:
The Canadiens played a great game - for five minutes.
Everybody except Max Pacioretty, Thomas Plekanic & Andrei Kostitsyn
Opening ceremonies. Was this really Montreal?
I have rarely seen a worst shift by a Montreal forward than the one Eric Cole had prior to Calgary's fourth goal. He gave the puck away on no less than four different occasions. The first two were plain bad give aways. The second two resulted, I think, from being too tired do anything. Just horrendous. Eric, you're not in Raleigh anymore.
So that's two losses to two non - playoff teams by a combined score of 6-1. And there's no help on the way with Ryan White undergoing surgery and Andrei Markov hopeful that he won't need to...again.
And here come the mighty Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. If Montreal had beaten Calgary perhaps Peter Budaj would have gotten the opportunity to face his former team. If they don't play any better he might still get the opportunity...to mop up.
Consensus Clint says it was another ugly loss.
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