Wednesday, October 10, 2007

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

Waiting in line details - 7:30 PM start, Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. On TV: RDS and RDS-HD (in French), Pens TV Fox Sports Pittsburgh. Montreal English radio CJAD, Montreal French radio CKAC, Pens radio WXDX 105.9 FM. Hockey on alternative rock radio? Cool, dude. Last season Habs were 2-1-1 against the Pens, but the only thing anyone remembers is the vicious yet somehow satisfying spear Maxim Lapierre delivered to Sid the Kid right after the opening faceoff in a February game that was playoff-intense. Oh Max, where are you when we need you?

Pay your cover charge to - our friends over at The Pensblog of course. While their formatting-challenged layout may best be viewed with THC-9 in your system, they know how to turn a phrase and are quick with the Photoshop. The AK-47-toting, cigar-chomping penguin I saw over there this morning (seems to have disappeared now) was a work of genius.

Hot sexy Habs to watch - all eyes on the Franchise Saviour (TM) with a glance toward the Franchise Captain in Waiting (TM). El Dandy looking good up front.

Hot sexy Pens to watch - Crosby, Malkin, Sykora, Staal, Gonchar, take your pick. Jeez it's like the '27 Yankees or something. Even Michel Therrien can't screw up that lineup.

Skanky Habs to watch - with Breezer watching from the press box, ugliness should come from Gui! Gui! Gui! who has been the invisible man so far this season. And the new Danse à 10 line (Kovy Pleks Big Tits) needs to provide the big O (offense, people, get your minds out of the gutter).

Skanky Pens to watch - Crosby's right foot, bruised from a François Beauchemin shot on Saturday. Marc-André Fleury ain't been so hot between the stripper poles with a 4.81 GAA. And apparently Mark Recchi and Gary Roberts are both still alive and playing for the Pens.

Post-game adult entertainment establishment - from The Cantaloupe, you can stroll over to Blush. Totally nude and a free lunch buffet. Can't get better than that. Although it's "Couples Night" tonight, which sounds a bit too classy for our tastes. Unless it means lesbian couples on stage, in which case, giddyup.

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

47 comments:

Timmmmmyyyyyyy said...

I won't be able to concentrate on the game with that stripper staring at me. Yowsa.

HabsFan33 said...

no kidding tim! those are the nicest faceoff circles I've ever seen!

Anonymous said...

Her jersey sure looks better than those new RBK's, but do the get as wet.

Ouch, i'll stop here woudn't want to get out of hand.

Enjoy the game.
Big E

Staff said...

" And apparently Mark Recchi and Gary Roberts are both still alive and playing for the Pens. "

Ye be warned.

The last time we wrote something like that about Gary Roberts, my cat was dead in the morning.

HabsFan29 said...

Woohoo! Settled in, lovely beverage in hand, my first Habs game on my new HD Sony. Bring it on. Im nervous for Price already.

Speaking of HD,why isn't the RDS pregame in HD? Cheap bastards.

HabsFan29 said...

I just heard a "Price is Right" joke on French TV. Yeesh.

fezworth said...

All I'll say is; get used to it. Many more of those jokes to come over the years.

And why doesn't Shaw carry RDS HD? Damnit. I guess I'll just stretch the standard definition picture to fill the screen and then squint a bit.

Jean-Francois said...

5 good 1st round draft pick in 5 years

2001 Mike Komisarek
2002 Chris Higgins
2003 A. Kotitsyn
2004 Kyle Chipchura
2005 Carey Price

All on the ice tonight...

when was the last time we could say that from the Habs?

HabsFan29 said...

Fezworth I feel for you. Having all 82 games in HD this year is gonna be sweet

J-F it's the result fo the departure of the Houle Regime (Reggime Houle?) or as HF33 called it today, the dark time

the Franchise Saviour looking comfortable. and as I write that what a save on the PK!!!

HabsFan29 said...

*not a great save. on the replay the shooter whiffed. but he's still comfortable

Jean-Francois said...

Is it just me or ddo the habs players seem to be used to play in front a a goalie who's not supposed to play the puc. Now they look surprised when they see Price sending the puck their way!

Hopefully after a couple of game of "The Savior" they'll adjust and we'll be able to get a better transition

fezworth said...

Lol.. that was pretty funny. Carey calmly sailed the puck to the point, straight to the waiting Penguin. No harm done, I'm sure that will get better as we go.

What I'm worried about is that the habs seem to have a tendency to expect their goalie to bail them out of trouble. 2 penalties, not a whole lot of shots...

HabsFan29 said...

the Carey Price Era has begun.

HabsFan29 said...

jeebus learn how to change lines...

HabsFan29 said...

why don't you just bring a moving truck into the crease there Sid??

penalties had to catch up with us

Staff said...

price is a beast

Jean-Francois said...

"If we really have the same team as last season, we are one PK away from scoring.

HabsFan29 said...

new strategy for the rest of the season. Price keeps us in it through 30-40 minutes and we capitalize on a few chances. it'll get us 8th place for sure

lawyergirl77 said...

Evenin' all - I had to read a stack of about 400 pages of caselaw before I could come and hang out online. My brain hurts...

So that I don't get accused of being overly negative - GO PLEKS! YOU PLEKS IT TO THOSE NASTY FLIGHTLESS BIRDS! (yup, still sounds dirty...)

Now that I have that out of the way - WTF is up with our defensemen tonight? Breezer is sitting up in the box, but they're playing like him. Markov's idiotic cross-check (after the play, in which no advantage was gained) was a brain fart if I've ever seen one... I was highlighting a case at that point and got yellow all over the page in my anger... yeah, that copy ain't going to the judge!

And the Danse à 10 line delivers some more of the the Big O!! BOOYAH!!

Jean-Francois said...

Kovalev scores! I think he got an asssist on Pleck goal.

At this rate, he'll get his last year total by the end f the month

Not that this is saying much...

lawyergirl77 said...

HF29 - that was the Sabres strategy throughout the Hasek era. All you need is a hot goaltender in order to get a place in the playoffs, IMHO...

lawyergirl77 said...

HF29 - how's the pretty teevee treatin' ya?

HabsFan29 said...

this strategy is working

LG77 good to have ya. you have yellow highlighter fingers? get out of the firms!!! you too, can have a life...

I am quite enjoying the HDeeeeeee

Danse à 10 worth about 100 bucks in that period

HabsFan29 said...

I am REALLY disappointed the between periods is not HD. I was hoping to be frightened by Demers

btw LG youre so right about the D. looking like 6 Breezers out there. the real one may have been better

lawyergirl77 said...

HF29 - what is this life of which you speak? I am curious... ;-)

Ouch, Demers is REAMING out Gorges. Not that the kid didn't deserve it for his stoopid stoopid play behind the net, but Demers loves the Breezer so I shouldn't be surprised that he'd be sticking it to the kid.

lawyergirl77 said...

I wouldn't be surprised if Demers has it in his contract that you CAN'T show him in HD... However, when he's in the "Sports Experts" studio at the Bell Centre on Saturday, they may show that part in HD. *shudder*

HF29 - are you going to the game on Saturday?

lawyergirl77 said...

Holy shit - Phoenix was desperate if they picked up Abby!!! I thought he had moved home and was busy gettin' chubby on cheese and chocolate. God knows that's what I would do in his shoes...

HabsFan29 said...

LG my first game this year is Oct 22 against the Broons. I am jonesing to don the jersey and boo the Breezer live

i like your Demers HD contract theory. but it's coming sooner or later. we need to mentally prepare

HabsFan29 said...

I LOVE those quick goals when the announcers are talking and totally miss it!! (when it's for the Habs of course...)

lawyergirl77 said...

See, if you got shit season tix in the greys, you wouldn't have to share them!! (That's what I did, but I really REALLY suck at sharing my toys...)

WOO HOO! Go Markov! That's the thing with this guy - he takes a stupid penalty which leads to a goal, and then he redeems himself with his own goal.

HabsFan29 said...

Our defense is high. that's gotta be it. they just watched that

lawyergirl77 said...

And then, Markov and Streit totally miscommunicate and lead to another Pens goal. *sigh*

My God - Gui did something! Sign him up for the HoF now! *eyeroll*

lawyergirl77 said...

HF29 - if they're high then I really want some of what they're smoking. Badly. My nerves can't take this shit!!

HabsFan29 said...

forearm, elbow and stick all in the face, in front of a ref (thank you, new PVR). not even a measly 2 minutes? grr....

lawyergirl77 said...

Beware the frustration of the multiple PVR replays... Try not to give into the temptation too much, 'cause it will just piss you off.

HabsFan29 said...

lesson learned LG

someone make the clock run faster dammit

lawyergirl77 said...

*does the Hiro Nakamura squishy blinky face*

Apparently my power to bend space and time has been neutralized by the amount of NyQuil I'm drinking... Wheeee!

CA-REY! CA-REY! CA-REY!! I didn't expect this at all from him tonight!

And when did Dandy get good at the forechecking??

lawyergirl77 said...

Smolinski! You're a vet - WHY THE FUCK DID YOU ICE THE PUCK??? GAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

lawyergirl77 said...

Yippee!! CA-REY! CA-REY! Thank you for saving us when our D was shit!!!

HabsFan29 said...

The franchise is saved!!!!!

What a debut.

HabsFan29 said...

My god he was even great in the post-game interview. 20 years old my ass. let's see a birth certificate

lawyergirl77 said...

Master of the understatement in the idiotic post-game interview: "You don't want to pat yourself on the back, 'cause it always comes back to bite you in the rear end."

This in response to a question from RDS' midget reporter about whether he got excited as the game was winding down at the possibility of having his first win.

*eyeroll*

That being said, I'm a dirty old lady 'cause I can't help but think about how cute sweaty Carey was...

lawyergirl77 said...

HF29 - ITA. I'm always impressed when people take the time to answer his questions without whacking him upside the head... That guy is one of the worst interviewers I've ever seen, and he doesn't even translate what the players are saying properly!!!!

lawyergirl77 said...

My God, since when is Benoit FREAKING Brunet the voice of reason on RDS???? He lost the weight and gained a whole lot of personality... Go figure!

HabsFan29 said...

Brunet is just, i dont know, sensible and intelligent? that cant be right.

so we're gonna digest this one overnight and see what pops out in the morning. the Kresgin in me says what pops out will be the Franchise Saviour. and 5 out of 6 points on the opening road trip is a damn good start.

thanks for sharing tonight everyone! to all the latecomers, let's hear your thoughts on the game. to all our Pensblog visitors, sorry. well, not really.

The Forum said...

Man this win feels good - and good for Price & Chipchura. They looked very comfortable out there.

Everyone showed up tonight - still not sold on Gorges or Latendresse though...

Is it me or is Crosby a bit of a suck?

HabsFan29 said...

Crosby is in fact a bit of a suck. he can be a whining pussy sometimes (though he has a reason ot be as everyone is out to get him)