Despite my tweet last night stating that I would not be turning on the Internet today, I am in fact on the Internet. I’m just desperately trying to avoid the inevitable Halak talk.
Sometimes I believe life is scripted. Of course Halak gets a shutout…of course!
Unfortunately I was at the game. Fortunately I was in Club Desjardins and gorged myself on food. A rundown of my menu? A smoked meat sandwich, 2 hot dogs, a pizza, fries, a couple bites of nachos (started slowing down at this point) and half a pretzel.
Yes – I did feel sick. No – I won’t be doing that again. Call it Newbie Fever, but when I got up to the counter to order, I just didn’t stop. I also blame my game guest. He was the catalyst for consumption.
Why am I talking about food? Because I can’t bear to discuss what happened last night.
A f*%king SHUTOUT?!
There were TWO moments last night when I felt enthusiasm for something other than free food:
- PK’s hip check – that got the crowd going
- Ummm… I actually can’t think of a second moment.
Nothing was connecting last night. Not a pass, not a shot, not anything.
Okay… enough of my pointlessly blabbing about nothing. Instead let us look to the future. I’m back on the draft-pick bandwagon, and have taken an unhealthy interest in this year’s top prospects.
I figure we pick between 5th and 8th: here are a few names I wouldn’t mind seeing on the back of a Habs jersey (notice all the big centres):
- Alex Galchenyuk – 6′-1″ Centre
- Filip Foreberg – 6’1″ LW
- Stefane Matteau – 6’1″ LW
- Mikhail Grigorenko – 6’2″ Centre
- Brendan Gaunce – 6’2″ Centre
Those 5 names are in no particular order and I got them from basically typing in “best 2012 nhl draft prospects” and then I looked for any top names that weren’t defensemen or under 6’0″ (which sadly, is the methodology I feel Habs scouts should start using).
In the next few posts, I’ll do a bit more research and start focusing blog posts on these guys. Just in case…
- Stephanie Darwish
Stephanie Darwish writes for ladyloveshockey.com, where this article first appeared. She can also be heard on our podcast – The Two-Four - as well as Wednesdays from 2:30 to 2:45 of CJAD 800 AM in Montreal.