That will be the talk around the city tomorrow when this potential sweep at the hands of the Bruins is finally in the books.
Which free agents will be back? Has Saku Koivu played his final game as a Montreal Canadien? Same for Alex Kovalev? How much does Bob Gainey offer Mike Komisarek? Is it in fact Bob Gainey that will be doing the offering? If the Lightning want Carey Price for Vincent Lecavalier, is that not the biggest no-brainer ever?
The Canadiens entered the third period of Game 3 only down a goal, with every possibility of putting together another solid period like they did in the first and come out winners, esepcially since hey were starting on the power play. But right from the drop of the puck, the Canadiens played like a defeated team in the third.
Not only were they not on the same page, they weren't even on the same book. But worst of all was that the Habs were plainly out-hustled by Boston in the period when the Canadiens literally had 20 minutes to save their season. No play illustrated that more than the final, empty net goal by Chuck Kobasew, where he beat Saku Koivu to a loose puck and outmuscled him to the net to ice the game 4-2.
The game ended with the stands half empty, and the other half of the Bell Centre faithful were booing and chanting "Carbo, Carbo."