Man, the Montreal Canadiens stink.
I mean, sure, part of that is by design with future NHL terrorizer Connor Bedard on the line for the team that falls the hardest in 2022-23, but PEEEEEEEEE YOOOOOOOOOU. What a nightmare. They should let Marty St. Louis coach in sweatpants and sunglasses, to be honest. No point in dressing up for that every night.
I’m on Twitter crying about not seeing enough of this rivalry in recent years as Gary Bettman forces me to watch entirely too much San Jose Sharks hockey than I’d ever want to see, but then this rivalry showed up like the IMPACT version of Hulk Hogan and suddenly you realize that it’s not something you necessarily need to see.
But these are not takeaways as much as they’re simply facts of the current situation involving two century-long rivals with vastly different ambitions in 2023.
Instead, the biggest takeaway from Tuesday’s 4-2 win in Montreal should came with a familiar-but-missed name back in the box score for the Bruins. Because Bruins winger Taylor Hall, stuck in the mud of a 16-game goalless drought entering the Bell Centre for the first time all season, is back on the board.
And not a moment too soon.