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B’s Gear Up for Habs

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
A Really Big Show

Okay, so over half of you think that anybody in a Canadiens uniform is persona non grata. And that’s they way it should be…truly. As I am pretty sure their fans don’t like us very much, even if they usually can’t see past their own habitual Maple Leafs hatred.

By the way, I have a much harder question for you today on the fan poll -- which Canadiens player do you RESPECT the most.

And I have a great list of Hall of Famers. It’ll kill you. Heh. Heh.

Oh, and thanks to those of you who have sent in your best/worst Canadiens/Bruins moments! If you haven’t yet written, please do so! Just hit the give feedback button at the bottom of the blog and pound away. I will be compiling them on Wednesday night.

Last night, I watched the Habs play the Sabres on Versus and they went down 4-1.

The Canadiens were unable to shoot it out with the Sabres and went down to the tune of 4-1. Buffalo will be hoping to tie the NHL record of 10 wins to start the season when they play the Islanders on Thursday.

Just as an aside, did you happen to read what co-captain of the Sabres, Daniel Briere had to say about our beloved Bruins.

Buffalo’s own flying Frenchman told the Montreal Gazette: "…we’ve beat some good teams. We played Carolina twice, we played Detroit. I think Boston is the only team we played that’s not going to make the playoffs."

As Sammy Davis would say, "Ouch, babe."

Hmmm. Now that I think of it, that little clip might have to make its way to Dave’s desk.

Anywho, let’s get back to the task at hand -- the Habs.

I think that the Bruins match up pretty well with the Canadiens who are now 4-2-2 with 10 points. That’s good for third in the Northeast division.

I am looking forward to seeing how practice goes today and if the Bruins attempt to add anything to their repertoire to deal with the Canadiens firepower.

Voices in the room
"We are starting to learn our systems and we are starting to play them better. We just have to stick with it and that’s what we have to take from the Buffalo game, because at times we played very, very well in that game. We kept up with possibly the best team in the NHL…the 6-2 final was not indicative of the way the actual game went, overall."
Goalie, Tim Thomas, on positives coming out of the Sabres game

"I think just the history about it. It’s always been big matches all the time. There’s always been a little extra fire every time they play each other. Having the two cities so close together makes it even more heated, I think…the other day Colorado was in Montreal and my brother ended up scoring his first goal of his career. It’s always fun and it should be exciting. It’s always a good rivalry to play."
Forward, Yan Stastny, on the Montreal vs. Boston rivalry

"We want to be strong physically. We want to be strong structurally. We want to be strong mentally. We want to be hard to play against. All of those things [make] a consistent pattern that we have to reinforce everyday."
Head Coach, Dave Lewis, on what he wants the Bruins to bring to the table
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