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So if any of you have seen the outstanding episode of Start Trek: TNG called Parallels, you know that there are parallel universes out there called quantum realities, where certain things can be different. This actually has some scientific basis in quantum mechanics. You can imagine a world where you're a little taller, or you chose to study interpretive dance instead of going to law school. My perfect alternate reality is pretty much the same as this one, except meth is a little cheaper. I'm easy to please.
So it's pretty easy to imagine a reality where Sid Le Kid only ever wanted to play for his childhood heroes, the Montreal Canadiens. After his stellar junior career in the Q, he would refuse to sign with the virtually-bankrupt Pittsburgh Penguins who drafted him; Pittsburgh had fallen on tough times following the tragic death of Mario Lemieux in a golf cart accident. Pittsburgh engineered a trade to Montreal, fulfilling the dreams of the young Sid. An instant sensation, Sid takes Montreal by storm, and wins the Calder trophy. He unites the anglo-franco divide when he's named captain at 21, giving every interview in flawless French. Two years later he teams with veteran centre Saku Koivu and a 19 year-old phenom goalie named Carey Price to lead the Habs to the first of their three straight Stanley Cups. He becomes the most beloved figure in bleu blanc rouge since Head Coach Kirk Muller led the team to the Cup in '93.
It's also just as easy to imagine a reality where Sid comes to Montreal, but his offensive output is choked to death by The SystemTM until he demands a trade out of town.
In our reality, Sid comes to town tonight with his Pens uni on. After two days of being back in the blogging swing, I'm already at the "Habs suck so I'm not wasting my time on them" phase. That was quick! So 7 PM on the full CBC, watch the Habs lose. Sid had three assists and a tussle in a 6-3 win over the Sens yesterday. Habs had 6 power plays that produced a total of -3 shots (estimate) and barely showed up for the PHucktards. This might be ugly.