|One of the many missed opportunities that didn't happen for the Habs last night. Photo: Reuters|
"Hey, you haven't updated the mood and loss-severity indicators."
The above line started an email from Jessica that I received earlier today. Normally, I'd adjust the Centre Hice Mood Indicator and the Loss-Severity Indicator after a Canadiens game, but from what I saw last night, the Habs didn't play a game; therefore no adjustments need to be made.
Jessica, you must be mistaken about there having been a game last night. The Habs didn't get their asses handed to them by Dallas, even though they dominated the shot clock with perimeter attempts that Jerry Falwell could have saved.
You did not witness their fifth loss in six games, nor did you see what could possibly turn into the annual December Meltdown (tm). Last night, you did not see the kind of effort from most of the skaters that you'd expect to see from a local pee-wee team. You were mistaken if you though that you viewed Hab shooters with less finish than a 400lb guy in a marathon. Nor did you see an alarming continuation of turnovers ending up in the back of the net courtesy of swiss cheese defensive plays.
None of that happened. None of it. Move along. Nothing to see here.