Montreal Canadiens Proving Their Worth

Charles L. GareCorrespondent IJanuary 8, 2009

I'm finally getting back to writing after an extended time away for the Christmas holiday. 

It was good, but now back to the Canadiens.

Since they started play after Christmas break, they are six and one, with a slight stumble in New Jersey.

I was concerned because breaks in teams' playing schedules can cause poor play to come about.

However, they have picked up where they left off.

The season is halfway through, and I'm proud of their play, even with all the injuries on the team. 

Tonight, the Canadiens play the Toronto Maple Leafs.  In the past, though they are a superior team to the Maple Leafs, they seemed to take them too lightly.  An example of this is the last game they played in Toronto.

I hope Jaroslav Halak and the capable Canadiens show up tonight at home, but they may be a little tired after New York last night. As the season continues, we will see how their play continues. 

It was good to see the number of Canadiens chosen for the All-Star Game, as this will be the first time the Canadiens have more than one player at the All-Star Game since the new voting system was implemented.

I hope everyone has a Happy New Year!