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Colin Ferguson - The Roller Coaster Continues

Monday, 04.13.2009 / 11:38 AM / NHL Celeb Blogs

By Colin Ferguson - Special to NHL.com

Blog 1 - Monday, April 13

I was born and bred in Montreal.  I am a Habs fan.  I moved to LA 13 years ago and tried to pick up the Kings but it didn't stick.  I liked the Sharks just fine but they couldn't replace the feeling of watching the team from the city I grew up in.  The Habs mean Montreal to me.  And I love my town.

I don't even think I followed as closely when I lived in Montreal as I do now.  Maybe because when you live in a city you get the info by osmosis but I think it's more that.  I think I get homesick and it connects me back to the Plateau.

Either way, I love my team.

I've been streaming radio from CJAD via the NHL for the better part of a decade it seems.  There's something about having the game on the radio that brings me back. Recently I switched to GameCenter Live and am not sure why I didn't switch sooner.  I was skeptical (and am still wary of the wear and tear on my computer), but when you're in the middle of Bulgaria trying to find a Sports Bar...

I was first asked to do this a couple of weeks ago and was asked to make a prediction about how far into the playoffs the Habs would go. At that time my response was ".... are you sure you want me to do a blog?  We might be out in two weeks."

Then the roller coaster began.  Up and down and back up a bit.  And for a moment in there, we looked like the team I wanted us to be heading into the playoffs.

Now the talk seems to be of injury management. Of how we can keep Boston at bay (if that's possible) until Andrei Markov can heal.  And the injuries have gotten me down.

I don't mind losing but I want to lose when playing well.

So every day I'm watching reports.  Every day I'm playing a waiting game on injuries and, to be honest, I'm gonna be a bit on my heels going into game one and I hate being in that position.

I feel like we're resting from a battle before the war has even begun.

And having been so excited a week ago, it's a very strange place to
be.  More later...

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