A Winning Habit was fortunate enough to sit down with Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards and get his evaluation of the Montreal Canadiens players so far this season.
The master of survival has pretty much seen and done everything. When Keith speaks - people listen….
Hey, we just enjoy it. I think we think we’re getting the hang of this thing, you know?- On the longevity of the Stones
If you’re going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.
It’s great to be here. It’s great to be anywhere.
I never thought I was wasted, but I probably was.
I’ve never had a problem with drugs. I’ve had problems with the police.
If you don’t know the blues… there’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
Mathieu Darche - “ The only thing that will survive a nuclear war aside from me and cockroaches . A hard and disciplined worker on pace for a seventeen goal season.” B+
Jeff Halpern – “ Where did they find this cat ? A solid man ‘ s man. Takes care of his backyard and goes on the offense when asked . “ A
Maxime Lapierre – “ Probably hits his girlfriend but there’s no proof so they keep him around. Is he saving himself for the play – offs ?” C +
Tom Pyatt – “ Like a blind pool player – aims hard but just can ‘t get the breaks…”. C –
Benoit Pouliot – “ Knows to pay his dealer Martin. Jacques the coach has got the stuff – Pouliot knows it and pays for it with a good attitude. Not the same Pouliot as last season. B +
Scott Gomez – “ The Sex Pistols of hockey . Overrated.” D
Mike Cammalleri – “ Sacrificing goals for defence . The Errol Flynn of the Habs . Need I say more ?” A-
Brian Gionta – “ Captain Jack Sparrow without the rum ! This ship won’t sink with him at the helm. “ A
Tomas Plekanec – “ A cagey sorta guy – wouldn’t hang out with him but I’ll take him on my team anyday. “ A +
Andrei Kostisyn – “ I ‘m ready to smack him if he falls off the fence . May need him for his Mafia connection down the road. “ B
Travis Moen – “ The Grateful Dead of hockey . Reliable but not much success commercially. “ B
Hal Gill – “ Slower than molasses. Doesn’t get any points on offence. I’ll take him over any d – man in the play –offs. Is there a fast forward button…? B –
Josh Gorges – “His – 3 is deceiving. He is on the ice for all situations and most penalty kills. One of the most reliable leaders on and off the ice. “ A-
Roman Hamrlik – “ The ‘ Hammer ‘ is averaging twenty – two minutes a game, shuts down the other team’s stars and recently is starting to chalk up points. “ A+
Jaroslav Spacek – “Coach Martin must have threatened him to walk the plank. The guy has totally changed his game the last two weeks. “ B
P.K. Subban – “ Is swabbing the deck as we speak . Smart dude – he’ll be all right ! A little lippy at times but hey – like most African Americans, he’s got rhythm “ B
Alexandre Picard – “ Must be something to that French thing after all. He arrived as a potential journeyman and is the Habs most solid defenceman at + 10.” A
Yannick Weber – “ In the short time he has been up with the big boys…very impressive ! How many guys do you know of whose names start with a Y and W ? How cool is that ?“ B
Carey Price – “ Where most men would crumble – Price has earned the respect of everyone and should lead the Habs into the promised land. “ A + +
Alex Auld – “Did we get this guy with Halpern? “ Hasn’t played much yet tremendous so far. “ A
Scott Gomez will not play tomorrow night in Detroit. Gomez has a lower body injury and will be evaluated day to day. Who will replace him ? Halpern on the ice and maybe Pacioretty in the line – up.
It’s Wing night tomorrow in Detroit as Les Canadiens and the Red Wings play towards bragging rights of first overall in the league.
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Did you know Department…
- In the 1979 game seven play – off game between Boston and Montreal , Scotty Bowman put Robinson and Lafleur on the point and Savard, Lapointe and Lemaire up front on a powerplay. The second unit was Savard and Lapointe on the point with Robinson, Shutt and Lafleur up front.
- In the same game , the Habs were trailing 3 -1 going into the third and facing elimination. Lafleur set up the next two goals and scored the the equalizer with under two minutes to play to send the game into overtime. Yvon Lambert scored the winner and the Habs went on to beat New York and win their 22nd Cup.