Brownstein: Let’s hope Habs rating us a reprieve from the insanity

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Deliver on the Leafs!

Welcome aid from the present insanity may come as quickly as Wednesday evening with the resumption of NHL play. Habs followers might be able to shift consideration, momentarily, from dilemmas aside from COVID-19, curfew, lockdowns, lack of vaccinations and Donald Trump and focus as an alternative on battling longtime rivals: the Toronto Maple Leafs.

There needs to be a captive viewers for the sport. Actually. It’s not like most have anyplace else to go previous eight p.m. anyway. (Apart from a few of us briefly paroled midnight ramblers wandering the streets of our ghost city with our puzzled pooches — simply so long as we’re inside one kilometre of our properties.)

It’s been 10 months, and actuality continues to chunk.

The coronavirus is unabated. The ever-rising variety of deaths, hospitalizations and ICU stays lead the information every day.

The isolation issue had been robust sufficient already in separating family members from family and friends and in protecting so many away from their workplaces. Now we should cope with the month-long — for now — curfew, additional chopping of us off from each other, to not point out additional impacting already hard-hit companies nonetheless reeling from beforehand imposed lockdowns.