Now that I've had a good night's sleep I can intelligently reflect on the 2007-2008 season for the Montreal Canadiens. It was an amazing ride. At the beginning of the season they were picked to be near the bottom of the standings in the East. But they defied the odds and at the end of the regular season they were first in the East. One can argue they were too young for the playoffs, or that perhaps they needed a veteran goalie. To that I say whatever. Those boys played their hearts out and as a rabid Habs fan, I was impressed with the class that the fans showed after the Flyers scored the empty-net goal to "seal" the game. How often do you see a standing ovation for a team that squandered a 3-1 lead in the game? That's what being a Montreal Canadiens fan is all about. It's not about giving up, or jumping on and off the bandwagon, or spending more time insulting the other team instead of cheering your own team.
I can't wait for next year's playoffs.