Saturday, October 13, 2007

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

Waiting in line details - 7 PM start, Bell Centre, Montréal, QC. Woohoo! Habs' home opener! Who's going? On TV: RDS and RDS-HD. Canes TV Fox Sports South. Montreal English radio CJAD, Montreal French radio CKAC, Canes radio WCMC 99.9 FM The Fan. This is the second meeting this year already between the 2 teams, with the Habs winning their season opener in Carolina 3-2 in OT (thank Saku). Hurricanes come in after blowing through Ontario, destroying the Laffs 7-1 and ending the Sens win streak.

Pay your cover charge to - Carolina on Ice. Their world's worst Photoshopper is actually pretty funny.

Hot sexy Habs to watch - Andrei Markov on offense, 5 points in 3 games. And Pleks looked great on the reconfigured Danse à 10 Line.

Hot sexy Canes to watch - Eric and Erik. Staal leads the Canes with 8 points and Cole had 2 goals against the Sens.

Skanky Habs to watch - Andrei Markov on defence. Man he had some ugly moments against the Pens. Breezer pops back in from the press box, but he can't be worse than Josh Gorges was, right? Right??? Gui! has not yet realised the season started. And the Habs fans, will they start the Ca-rey! chant as soon as Huet lets in a goal?

Skanky Canes to watch - Vinny Testaverde, 43-year old QB who may start this weekend for Carolina. He couldn't move out of the pocket at 23, what happens at 43?? Whoa, for a second there I was channelling KSK. Sorry.

Post-game adult entertainment establishment - in what may become a 41-part series on the best strip clubs in Montreal, we'll start with the grandaddy of them all, Chez Parée. Just up the block from The Phone Booth. Best looking dancers in the city, if not the world. There's a reason it's a favourite amongst Habs and visiting players alike. But there's two reasons it sucks, very expensive beverages and no contact. Though I'm sure neither is a problem for those same Habs and visiting players.

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

25 comments:

lawyergirl77 said...

*raises right hand*

I, LG77, do solemnly swear, not to chant "CA-REY" if Huet lets in a bad goal. I also promise not to boo Breezer outright, but simply not to clap for him when he's introduced...

... at least until his first fuckup on D. Then all bets are off. Girl's gotta have some standards, after all!

See you guys after the game!!

HabsFan29 said...

woohoo! settled in with beverage in hand to watch the pregame. oy, they're showing Breezer

and AAUUGGHHH it's Demers in HD!! could be worse, i could have 46 inch screen instead of a 40

panger76 said...

Hello to you both, LG77 and HF29. I finally manage to watch a game from home live, and my two favorite Habs fans are here too. Yay! Anyway, my TV and 'puter are on differrent floors so I'll be running down between periods and commercials if warranted!

Habs haven't won against the Canes in 7 games. WTF???!!

HabsFan29 said...

Panger in the house. but read LG carefully, i think she's at the game not here...

HUGE cheer for Price!!

HabsFan29 said...

*but Huet's cheer was bigger

HabsFan29 said...

but Breezer's even bigger than that! we'll see how long that lasts

HabsFan29 said...

LOVE the early goal where you're still in the kitchen getting beer. Nice start!

panger76 said...

LG is at the game, I've been text messaging her. She was shocked at Brisebois' ovation. As I told her, if his last name was Smith I think it would have been different.

Damn I hate Cole, he almost leveled Koivu. Second big hit Saku's avoided this year - maybe he's finally learned how to avoid injuries.

panger76 said...

When are they going to figure out they have to stay out of the box??? Fucking hell.

HabsFan29 said...

fuck fuck fuck fuck

panger76 said...

HF29 why are you not at the game?? LG77 misses you!

HabsFan29 said...

I only own 1/4 of a season ticket. 10 games

panger76 said...

LG is upset we're getting badly outplayed, but is relieved that Brisebois is sucking as nbadly as she had feared.

Home openers are tough but the Habs have to pick it up in the second AND STAY OUT OF THE BOX!!! Huet is playing well - I guess not suprisingly since he's basically in a platoon now. Although that's what people were saying last year at this time about him and Abby...then Abby forgot how to control a rebound.

Habsfan10 said...

Oh oh, no LG77 might make this a sparsely attended chat. By the way, I'm reduced to watching Oklahoma/Missouri on The Score for the ticker updates rather than watch the Laffs vs Sid the Kid. Fucking Expressvu gives me 40 French channels at the bottom of the dial but NOT RDS. WTF!!!!

Habsfan10 said...

Man, I hate Erik Cole. He's terrifying sometimes ... almost Cam Neelyesque in his tendency to kill us.

HabsFan29 said...

penalties, 30 shots against, BLECH

panger76 said...

Every time they show Carbo he has the same indignant look on his face.

Did we have a shot in that period? Have we had a scoring chance since our goal?

El Dandy plays better without his stick than with it.

Poor Huet. No support.

Jordi said...

GUYS THIS IS CAM FUCKING WARD - THE GUY WHO GOT REPLACED BY BACKUP LAST SEASON.

What is with the fucking penalties? Can't they keep the battle of the penises till later?

I guess they did snap the Sens streak so it's a lot better.

*prays to the Turtleneck*

HabsFan29 said...

50 minutes and we've done nothing offensively. NOTHING. but its still a one goal game...

HabsFan29 said...

well we tried to make it exciting but man we deserved nothing for that effor tonight. ick.

HabsFan29 said...

*effort. man i don't even have the effort to type properly. 50 minutes of crap by the Habs rubbed off on me

lawyergirl77 said...

Fuck.

As I said to Panger, I think the game can be summed up as follows: Breezer was our best defenceman tonight.

*shudder*

Mr. LG77 pointed out the fact that our communication on D has sucked over the past few games. He figures that Muller is trying to make radical changes to our system too quickly... I agree. He seems to be trying to put together a system where the strong side D plays aggressively and poke checks to help out the forwards, while the weak side D man tends to play a "trailer" role and avoid any dangerous breakaways.

Unfortunately, while that system is good in theory (especially with Price in nets to handle the puck), our D is confused right now and playing like crap. Streit = case in point. He looked NERVOUS tonight whenever the puck came his way.

Our lack of shots can also be explained by this new system. The puck kept hopping our stick on the blue line. The Habs get a lot of their shots from the point/from defence keeping it in and feeding it to the weak side. If we don't have that, our shots will suffer accordingly.

Okay, I'll STFU now... *sigh* I seriously hope this isn't a sign of things to come...

P.S. Panger - ya gots to come and hang out with us online during away games!! :-)

fezworth said...

I thought a saw a single tear streaking Breezer's face during the introductions. I wonder how long it'll be until he takes another European vacation?

LG I have to say, I thought that the ovation was a good thing of the fans. The love may not last long, but for one night at least, he was given a chance. It's certainly more than I expected, and probably more than Breezer expected as well. You stay classy, Montreal!

I want to see more of the third period. That seemed more like what we like to see. There were loads of chances near the end. I can imagine it's tough to maintain that sort of desperation for 60 minutes though. It's not as though they're professionals or anything. Oh, wait.

The Forum said...

OK - terrible effort on the ice last night so there's no need for any deep analysis.

There are some nagging questions however...

Why is Latendresse on the ice???? And don't tell me its because he's a Francophone. Bring up Lapierre or give Grabs more ice time.

Carbo needs to stop pouting every time we get a penalty. Ya the officiating sucks but he's not helping. If I were the guy in stripes, I'd be looking for ways to piss off Carbo

Markov and Streit need to clean up the mental errors....and considering what we have had on D the past few years, Brisebois is not that bad.

Begin and Kostopulous couldn't stickhandle a beachball. OK, they are not there for goals but how about a decent pass once in awhile????

And least the leafs lost...

George said...

It's almost 3 p.m. Aren't you lazy schmucks gonna post anything on the game?
What, you're in court today?