Wednesday, October 03, 2007

"Ladies and gentlemen, on stage for your dancing pleasure, the Carolina Hurricanes" - Game Preview and Open Thread

Here's your quick 'n dirty stripperriffic guide to the hot Habs action tonight.

Waiting in line details - 7 PM start, RBC Center, Raleigh, NC. On TV: RDS and (allegedly) RDS-HD. Montreal English radio CJAD, Montreal French radio CKAC, Canes radio WCMC 99.9 FM The Fan. Last season Canes were 3-1 vs. Habs, and were 4-0 the season before AND beat us 4-2 in the playoffs. Ick.

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Sexy Habs to keep an eye on - The Chirsto-Wall. We're going to live and die by him, at least until Price takes over. You'll also want to see how The Contact Dance Line (Kovy Grabs Tits) does in their regular season premiere. Can we get regular scoring from a second line?

Sexy Canes to keep an eye on - Erik Cole. An established Habs-Killer. And how will Eric Staal rebound from his off-season bachelor party shennanigans with his brother?

Post-game adult entertainment establishment - from the RBC Center in Raleigh, head over to Durham and go to Teasers. Any place that has a chunky skank on the front of their website and an "entrance hidden in West Ramseur St. parking lot" has to be good. And it's a tribute to Montreal's own Teazers, which tragically remains boarded up. That place was gold Jerry, gold.

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

57 comments:

Habsfan10 said...

Alright, let's get these redneck bastards. Drive for 25 starts now!

HabsFan29 said...

Woohoo! Puck dropped. we gotta but something where the countdown clock was

HabsFan29 said...

*put something

Ive got something up my BUT

HabsFan29 said...

Fuck. season's over

HabsFan33 said...

I hate the name Hurricanes, I find it so insensitive. You think they call their teams in Thailand the Tsunamis?

Ok, I just saw the replay of Huet's stick save - sick.

HabsFan33 said...

Finally a power play! Tired of seeing us on the PK Subban.

wooohhooooo!!!! Sheldon Streit!!!

Habsfan10 said...

Yes!!! Swiss Mister!!

Habsfan10 said...

The English radio guys keep saying "Plek-ah-nesch" for Plekanec. Driving me crazy already.

lawyergirl77 said...

HF10 - I hear ya... While I appreciate CJAD when I'm stuck at work and I can't actually watch the game, I still prefer PierreetYvon...

Speaking of PierreetYvon - I thought that it was really classy of them to welcome the 'Canes fans to the broadcast in English. Can't believe they're the only team in the NHL whose home opener isn't being broadcast by their "home" TV station.

While Huet is making some sick saves, he really should be at the hospital with his wife!!

lawyergirl77 said...

*head explodes*

GUYS, STAY OUT OF THE FUCKING PENALTY BOX!! Câlice de tabarnak!!!

Anonymous said...

Habs are playing disciplined hockey with a capital Idiot.

Habsfan10 said...

Bar-B-Barn commercials on CJAD ... is there no end to the reminders of what I'm missing stuck in Upper Canada?

lawyergirl77 said...

LOL - Breezer found his talent! Bleeding lightly to draw a 4 minute penalty! Woo!!

HF - My condolences... I was stuck there for years too... *munches on her poutine and hotdog from Lafleur's*

Habsfan10 said...

Evil, that's what you are lawyergirl77. EVIL.

Habsfan10 said...

"Another anxious moment courtesy of Patrice Brisbois". Fuck. I'm gonna be sick.

lawyergirl77 said...

That's common knowledge, HF10 - just ask Panger! ;-)

lawyergirl77 said...

Much as it pains me to admit it Breezer isn't looking *that* shitty. He is looking up before he passes the puck - already light years ahead of what he used to do...

lawyergirl77 said...

RDS interviewing Breezer - are you surprised at how much game time you're getting? (he's in second behind MCHamr right now) "Yeah, I am!!"

LOL - at least he's frickin' honest about it...

HabsFan29 said...

despite my insta-reaction after we went down 1-0, so far not too bad!

LG77 I also loved the English comments to the Center Ice package people, calice. very classy.

what does everyone think of the new RDS set? HF33, hows the HD looking?

lawyergirl77 said...

The new RDS set is fine (not as painfully tacky as I thought it was going to be), but for the LOVE OF ROY, can someone find a techie to fix the fact that we have NO GOOD GODDAMNED CLUE how much time is left on the penalties?? IT'S KILLING ME!!!!

And now the audio feed is totally fucked. *sigh*

HabsFan33 said...

It finally looks like RDS is not broadcasting out of 1982.

lawyergirl77 said...

Oh, and HF29 - the HD looks fabulous. It's very nice to watch a game in HD without having to listen to those idiots on CBC...

HabsFan29 said...

i loved the old retro RDS set. like a local news set out of the US midwest circa 1982

HabsFan33 said...

My buddy Manny who is salivating over Greek Lightning, being of Marathonian descent himself, can't get over how well the Habs coaching staff is dressed. Manny likes fushia ties.

HabsFan29 said...

i am pleased to announce that yesterday I went to Future Shop and finally gave in and bought an HD receiver / PVR and a new Sony HD TV. after 25 years, my VHS days are over. tragically, the tv is only being delivered tomorrow. but i want it NOW!!!

Habsfan10 said...

Sounds like El Dandy and Begin are causing some havoc ... do they look as good as it sounds?

lawyergirl77 said...

HF29 - the HD/PVR combo will change your life. When we finally moved out of the Luc (and into Lachine, but I digress), we bought the pwetty teevee and the PVR. HD is sweet (and worth every penny for sports, IMHO).

lawyergirl77 said...

HF10 - Meh. Dandy gave the dude he was tangled up with on the ice a dirty look. It was intense... *eyeroll*

(Don't wanna jinx it, but Streit is impressing the HELL outta me tonight!!)

Timmmyyyyyyyy said...

Lawyer Girl77 Timmy loves Mark Streit so far. Should stay as D the whole year at this rate

HabsFan33 said...

Oh Captain, my Captain.

lawyergirl77 said...

SAKUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!

(and a BIG assist from Markov!)

HabsFan33 said...

Alex wonders what the chances of us winning the next 81 games are.

yacko yacko said...

Streit is doing a great job. What a shot he has! Where did that come from?

lawyergirl77 said...

Man the "Danse à 10" line (Contact Dance line) plays some exciting hockey. I'm loving how wide open this game is (although it's hell on my nerves)

lawyergirl77 said...

Fucking 'Canes.

HabsFan29 said...

LG77 congrats. As the dubber of The Contact Dance Line moniker, I decree the Danse à 10 Line to be a much better name (rolls off the tongue SO much better), that I would use all the time if it didnt require me to change the layout of my keyboard to French to do the accent.

Huet blech on that goal. Ca-rey! Ca-rey! Ca-rey!

1st line looking great

HabsFan33 said...

MC Hamrlik purposely ices the puck with 2 minutes left...yeah that makes sense...

Habsfan10 said...

Apparently Cam Ward is over his sophmore slump. Bad news for the rest of the East.

Habsfan10 said...

For the love of Christ get Breezer off the ice!!!!!!!!

HabsFan29 said...

BOOOOOO (at, you know, NICE GIVEAWAY, Breezer)

lawyergirl77 said...

HF33 - Thanks! I died when I read "Kovy Grabs Tits" for the first time, and that's the name that came to mind when I first heard it. (Pis, si on est en train de se tirer des fleurs - your 4 a.m. on Huet cracks me up every time I read it!)

Crisse... OT. Death on my nerves.

HabsFan29 said...

Took me less than one game to start booing Breezer. nice

lawyergirl77 said...

SAKUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!! WOOO HOOO!!!! TAKE THAT FUCKING CANES!!!!

HabsFan33 said...

I love this man.

lawyergirl77 said...

(HF29 - I rationalized season tickets this year by saying that at least I can boo Breezer when the team sucks...)

Habsfan10 said...

Superman wears Saku Koivu pyjamas.

HabsFan33 said...

HF10 I can't top that. Good night y'all! Thanks for being here!

HabsFan29 said...

That's it. Season's peaked. Captain leads team to thrilling OT win on opening night. Fuckin A, but how can it get better than that?

always the pessimist.

lawyergirl77 said...

OMG - I totally agree with the 3 stars tonight! (Koivu - Streit - Huet)

Man, it's unhealthy how happy I am when we win... hee!

WTF - Breezer played 21:08!! That's a lot for his age and level of suckitude...

lawyergirl77 said...

HF10 - I want that on a t-shirt!

HabsFan29 said...

LG i would exchange Cam Ward as the 3rd star but otherwise we agree on everything esp. Breezer's level of suckitude. His 3rd period proved he shouldnt be playing in the 3rd period. i repeat people, beers on me for the person who takes out his knee dammit

HabsFan29 said...

As a possibly final blogging act of the evening I changed the countdown clok to something else. Let's hope that doesn't get ugly later on

latecomers- let us know what you thought of the game. Im not booing, im saying Sakuuuuuuuuuuu

HabsFan29 said...

OOHH hey Battle of ontario RAGING over on TSN. going to OT too

HabsFan29 said...

Leafs LOSE and Raycroft looks bad on the winner. Man i didnt think this night could get better after the Habs OT win but giddyup!

Matt D said...

We outshot someone? That's un-possible!

Bryan said...

hmm some of you are rippin on brisebois even though you aren't watching the game... fuckin pathetic. he had a decent game. didn't look half bad really. get over yourselves. you're the type of fans every level headed habs fan is embarrassed for.

HabsFan29 said...

uh bryan i watched the game. he played well, sure, but he also made two HUGE defensive gaffes that he deserves to be RIPPED for. you pass the puck right to an opposing player in your own zone with less than 2 minutes in the game, you deserve every fucking BOOOOOOO you get