The Habs have done the unthinkable! Last night the Montreal Canadiens eliminated the Washington Capitals from the Stanley Cup Playoffs....and there was only a minimal amount of rioting! With the win, the Habs advance to second round, but at the same time...they’re playing the Penguins. With every Pro for advancing comes a Con...Here is a complete list.
Pro: At least four more Habs games!
Con: At least four more terrible Jacques Martin suits.
Pro: Jaroslav Halak shut up Alex Ovechkin and put on one of the best goaltending performances in the modern era.
Con: He will probably be doing that for another team next season.
Pro: No more ridiculously exuberant Alexander Ovechkin goal celebrations.
Con: No more ridiculously exuberant Alexander Ovechkin goal celebrations....ever. He's probably bolting to Russia.
Pro: The Habs shut up the experts and showed them that size doesn’t matter and that speed, drive, and heart can win Hockey games.
Con: We still have an uncanny resemblance to the lollipop guild.
Pro: Sales in Car flags have risen exponentially.
Con: If we advance again they will probably be burnt to a crisp.
Pro: Conspiracy theorists can take a step back, Ovechkin and company didn’t advance.
Con: Crosby is coming up...
Pro: Many Habs fans can’t believe the upset they just witnessed. NOBODY thought they were going to win this series.
Con: Those same fans are probably shit broke thanks to sensible betting in their playoff pools.
Pro: The Habs’ Penalty Kill was an incredible 97% through the First Round. This bodes well against the Penguins, who were 19th in the league on the Power Play this past season.
Con: This will only encourage Maxim Lapierre to keep diving.
Pro: The Bell Centre Flag Bearers live to see at least two more games.
Con: The team might have to cater to Matt Cooke’s pre-game blindside ritual.
Pro: Bruce Boudreau finally has a chance to get his blood pressure under control.
Con: He’s a terrible Golfer...
Pro: More time for SK74 to get in Martin’s good graces and get back in the line-up.
Con: More time for Martin to think of excuses to justify keeping SK74 out of the line-up.
Pro: Dominic Moore is playing himself into ‘worth the 2nd round pick’ territory.
Con: Jaroslav Halak is playing himself into the ‘Worth the three 1st Round picks we would get from that offer sheet’ territory.
Pro: More P.K. Subban.
Con: ....I can’t think of one.