Habs— Bruins: It's a Rite Of Spring

Charles L. GareCorrespondent IApril 15, 2009

BOSTON - APRIL 15:  Christopher Higgins #21 of the Montreal Canadiens heads for the net as Marc Savard #91 and Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins defend during game four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 15, 2008 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Canadiens defeated the Bruins 1-0.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

As we enter the playoffs this spring, nothing has changed except the placing of the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins.

Last year, the Canadiens where first with a 104 points and it was Bruins then in eighth place. This year it's the Bruins with 116 points and the Habs 23 points lower in eighth place.

It will be the 32nd time these two teams have met in the playoffs. The Habs have largely dominated the series winning more than 75 percent of them. 24-7 for the Canadiens, can the Habs continue their winning ways versus the Bruins?

According to every statistic and sports writer/annoucer from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island when summing up this years standings they all say no. But this is the Canadiens versus the Bruins and all the standings and satistics go right out the window the moment the first puck is dropped.

Last year, these same know-it-all reporters/announcers said it would be the Canadiens trouncing the Bruins in five. Well guess what? It took them seven games to dispatch the "B's".

This year they are saying the Bruins in six, that the Canadiens have absolutely no chance. I say, and I'm no expert, but I am a die hard Canadiens fan, that if the Habs play their game which is speed, and don't try to match the Bruins' big boys Lucic and Chara they will surprise the majority of Bruins faithful.

If you don't believe me just look at the statistics my friends, the Montreal Canadiens are the superior team in this rite of spring contest versus the Boston Bruins. So take it for what it's worth, the Habs are not going to roll over and play dead for the '08-'09 Bruins.

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