Originally written January 20, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
If the Habs have faced a must win all year, this is it. Backs against the wall? They’re through them. Meanwhile, turmoil in Montreal. I said the seats were becoming emptier, and people called me crazy. Well, now many articles and pundits are commenting on hundreds, if not thousands, of empty seats at the Bell Centre each game. Scalpers can’t sell their tickets. Montrealers are slowly losing interest. Many, it seems, don’t really care. But to the players, none of that matters. Just like language doesn’t matter. They simply want to win. Peter Budaj between the pipes tonight, Carey Price tomorrow. Can Montreal close the (enormous) gap between them and Pittsburgh? Penguins-Montreal, faceoff in about 30 seconds. Enjoy.
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