Saturday, October 06, 2007

"Ladies and gentelmen, on stage for your dancing pleasure, the Toronto Maple Leafs" - Game Preview and Open Thread


Waiting in line details - 7 PM start, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON. On TV: RDS and RDS-HD in French, CBC in English, if you call what Bob Cole and Harry Neale speak English. I call it Leafs-love-speak. Montreal English radio CJAD, Montreal French radio CKAC, Leafs radio who the fuck cares. All you have to remember from last year was that the Leafs eliminated the Habs from playoff contention with a 6-5 victory in the last game of the season. Grrrr.

Pay your cover charge to - Die Hard Blue and White. "Cynical, Argumentative, Immune to logic, Sense of impending doom clouded by hope. IE: the prototypical Leafs fan." Yup, that about covers it.

Hot Sexy Habs to Watch - Captain K, after his opening night brilliance. Throw in Huet as well. Mark Streit was so great on the PP we asked "Sheldon Who?"

Hot Sexy Leafs to Watch - Mats Sundin. One more goal and he becomes the Laffs all-time goal scorer, and 4 more points he'll lead that category as well.

Skanky Habs to Watch - Grabovski looked a litle lost in the opener, though the Dance à Dix Line (h/t LG77) had some good moments. Breezer, who played well over all, had two ugly giveaways, one in the last 2 minutes in his own zone. Keep an eye on that.

Skanky Leafs to Watch - whoever shows up in net. Seems Paul Maurice can't decide on a goalie 2 games into the season. And the Laffs are 0-14 with the man advantage to start the season.

Post-game adult entertainment estalishment - if you're Downtown head to the Brass Rail / Upper Brass complex on Yonge (it's A-Rod approved!). If you've got a car, drive north to Whiskey A Go-Go. Don't forget, in Toronto dances are $20, not $10 like in Montreal. Everything's more expensive in the 416.

Watching the game? At the game? Listening? Imagining the game in your head? Let's hear your dirty, dirty thoughts in the comments.

30 comments:

HabsFan29 said...

Hey everyone

So I've got the new HD, the Videotron HD receiver, and I'm all ready to go. Unfortunately, I also have a fucking family reunion tonight. Grrrr. Hope to check in later, but these family things can drag on forever.

Lay down the snark for me will you? Be ruthless on Cole / Neale especially. I'm counting on you guys.

timmmyyyyyyyy said...

skip the reunion. it's Leafs-Habs dammit!

kilroy said...

OK I checked out the Leafs link you posted. And I thought you guys were sick. Just what the hell is a "Finnish Rimshot"? Actually I don't want to know. Not surprised that he can't spell Canadiens, but glad to hear that whenever the Habs (or Bruins) play his team he makes dirt in his trousers.

Francis Chary said...

l'm so upset that shaw isn't offering RDS HD. You'd think they had something against french. Bastards. Panger said that there was a habs-friendly place here in Cowtown. I'll have to check and see if they have expressvu.

HabsFan33 said...

So we have a game night Asian fetish 29?

HabsFan33 said...

very nice interview on cbc with Ron McLean and Bog Gainey. the CBC set made it seem Bob was over at Ron's house coffee in the den.

Francis Chary said...

I thought that the slowly-moving camera was a particularly nice touch.

HabsFan33 said...

toronto always has this crap anthem crap. Someone disintegrate my eardrums.

HabsFan33 said...

Love it. Love it. Love it. Heads up El Dandy.

HabsFan33 said...

Shitsky.

fezworth said...

I'm watching about 10 minutes behind, I assume 'shitsky' means the laffs get dandy's one back

HabsFan33 said...

i won't ruin it for you fez. Yes they get it back.

fezworth said...

i'm basically caught up now, it's all good.

HabsFan33 said...

now i'm pissed. Sundin deserved the game for that. Refs in the NHL, I'm gonna go batshit on them in a post one day.

HabsFan33 said...

Donny Cerise on the CBC having an orgasm with his Leafs infatuation. His voice sounds like he just drank a glass of liquid cement.

fezworth said...

Cole said he did it "to protect himself". Because, you know the prospect of just colliding and falling over is anathema to a hockey player. Why not just take his head off instead? Ludicrous.

fezworth said...

ouch... Tucker tried to cut through the end boards, that's got to hurt

matt D said...

Given the choice, would you rather get rid of Cole or Cherry? Or (my personal choice) MacLean...

Shortie! YES!

HabsFan33 said...

Fez spoiler alert.

Higgins, all Higgins, What work. God bless the PK Subban.

fezworth said...

Markov has been a favourite of mine since his draft year. Of course, back then it was because i thought he was spectacularly ugly. He's still fairly hideous, but he's also a total hero :-D

Matt D said...

I'm starting to think that Latendresse might suck.

Someone convince me I'm wrong, please.

HabsFan33 said...

Too funny Fez.

Huet makes a nice glove save. Habs playing a good road game.

fezworth said...

Poor kid.. What chance did he have, with the bell centre fans screaming his name like that? He'll find his place in Columbus, after being traded for a bag of pucks.

HabsFan33 said...

Fez Spoiler Alert!

The shot. The tits. The happy HF33.

fezworth said...

HF33, i have his rookie pic... His lips cover half his face!

fezworth said...

Markov with the lips, btw... And shouldn't we make the distinction between big & little tits?

Matt D said...

Ryder is actually playing well. I'm always shocked when he manages to do anything hockey-related other than shoot the puck.

HabsFan33 said...

You blow a 3-1 lead, that's what happens.

Simon said...

I really try to love the Danse a 10 line but I just can't help hoping for the lesbian line before the end of the year (Tits grabs tits)

lawyergirl77 said...

Grrr... Fucking Laffs. Fucking Family Party (a 25th wedding anniversary - HF29, I feel your pain). Fucking Laffs.

We taped the game and booted it home from Beigetown (Ottawa) in order to see it before we were spoiled (yes, my BF and I are that pathetic).

We were hopelessly flat on D tonight. Markov did some brilliant things, but he also did some Breezer things. And Breezer, well... *shudder* Defensive giveaways in our own end led to at least two of the Laffs goals. *sigh*

Simon - LOL at the lesbian line. HLA! HLA!