Big news for all Montrealers – the Habs have fired their General Manager. Looks like we’ll be back in the hunt for the Stanley Cup in about…well…maybe a few years down the road.
Being a Habs fan used to be so simple; you watched them win, that’s what it meant to be a Habs fan. Every game was theirs to lose, every cup was theirs to lose. They were not just the New York Yankees of hockey they were the Harlem Globetrotters as well. They always seemed to pull it out in the end. The parade was an annual rite of spring.
It is hard for an old-time fan to come to terms with the fact that the Montreal Canadiens are now just another team. Nothing special, nothing great, just one like all the others. Imagine trying to tell Toe Blake that not only will his team be playing something called the Columbus Blue Jackets, but they may well lose to them. The magic is gone and I suspect it won’t be back – pity.
So now we start a new chapter with a new GM and coach. Hopefully the team will become competitive again, maybe even a modern-day powerhouse one day, but a dynasty, I fear not. Be warned old-time Habs fans, no matter who takes the reins of this organization the days of glory are past and gone, somewhere along the way as the torch was being passed it was dropped and trampled on.