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Shocker: Habs blow a lead

This time, it was 3-1. And they lost 5-3.

Sure, there were some awful calls by the referee, and the winning goal was very questionable due to a trip on Erik Cole that led to the play, but the Habs blew this one. Plain and simple. Perhaps that is part of the reason that Randy Cunneyworth appeared close to coming onto the ice after the Cole non-call. He was furious. Shaking. And he had a stick. Luckily, Cunneyworth got the better of his emotions and stayed calm for the rest of the loss.

I must say, I feel for Cunneyworth. He’s been dealt a deck stacked completely against him. He can’t win. And it’s a shame. Is Pierre Gauthier’s strategy to make him the next scapegoat? Who knows. But one thing is for certain: this team has quickly turned the wrong way, and it doesn’t appear to be coming back.

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Cunneyworth has no chance. Gauthier has cut his legs out from under him. I don’t know what they expect him to do, everyone knows he is gone at the end of the year. Players don’t have to listen to him. The abyss is near for this team. I’m just curious if they are going to slide into it, or do a nose dive.

Posted by BlackXinu on 02/03/12 at 11:11 AM ET

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