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Rivalries Don't Die

Can we now put to bed the term "arch rivals" in games involving the Canadiens and Maple Leafs?
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Montreal Gazette

With one regulation win in their past nine attempts it's understandable that the Montreal media wants to downplay games against Toronto.

Take Saturday's game ... please!

Close, but it was little more than a snooze in every sense of the word which, for long stretches, had the Canadiens looking like falling leafs in their 3-1 loss. - Montreal Gazette

Shocker: fans of a team that gets thoroughly outplayed found the game unexciting. I'll give the Gazette credit for the Rodney Dangerfield joke though. We'll be here all week; try the veal.

Personally I enjoyed Clarke MacArthur blowing a fuse and going off on Jaroslav Spacek like Ralphie in the Christmas Story:

What else is there to say when the Canadiens didn't get their first shot until the first period was half over -at which time the Leafs led 2-0? - Montreal Gazette

We could say that Scott Gomez and P.K. Subban have been spending an awful lot of time in the press box lately. Although in his defense Subban played against Toronto to show us all of his poise and excellent play.

Oh right. Honestly going -3 in a 3-1 loss is pretty impressive. I'm guessing Brett Lebda gave Subban some crucial pointers before the puck dropped.

"I think that I can skate with some pretty fast players out there," Subban suggested, "but when they're going a million miles an hour and my feet are in cement, you know it's not going to help me. We have a week of practice, so I'm just going back and work on those little things."  - Montreal Gazette

Little things like skating. Got it. Best of luck.