Wednesday, November 21, 2007

"Ladies and gentlemen, on stage for your dancing pleasure, the Isles" - Game Preview and Open Thread
Special 1/4 Season Awards Edition

So given the Habs have played 20 games, we thought we'd bring you some lame yet stripperriffic 1/4 Habs Season Awards. Note by "we" I mean me, HF29. Other HF's may disagree. And then they will email me to tell me I suck. We're one happy family!

Before we dive in, here's some basic game info for tonight - 7 PM start on Long Island (Higgins and Komo homecoming alert!). Huet between the stripper poles. In case anyone hasn't noticed, the Isles are good. 11-6-0 and 6th in the East, with a bunch of games in hand over everyone ahead of them. 7-3 in their last 10, great 7-2 home record. DiPietro and his 400-year contract have 10 wins already. I don't like the sound of this. OK, on with the show.

She's really hot and I think she likes me Award - Alex Kovalev. Our MVP of the first quarter. He's elevated the 2nd line to #1 line status and looks like he's having fun out on the ice for a change. He's even thrown a body check or two! But like that hot stripper who you think likes you, he'll just break your heart when you realize it's total bullshit and he was faking it.

Quietly sitting by the bar, but when asked she can really perform Award - Kyle Chipchura. IMHO the unsung hero of the first 20 games. He has quietly gone about his business of being an excellent 3rd or 4th line player, proving to be 100% ready for the NHL.

The bouncer threw him out for being too rowdy Award - Tom Kostopoulos. Feisty, full of heart, defends his teammates. He's been exactly as advertised. I'll take a one-game suspension for instigating any time.

"I'm sorry, Candy is out sick tonight" Award - Michael Ryder, duh! 3 goals through 20 games. Lawyers can't do math, but even we know that can't be good. Give him credit for effort, but effort ain't enough for the guy who should be your leading goal-scorer.

This Molson Ex costs $9? Award - Bryan Smolinski and his $2 million contract. Like Molson Ex, serviceable but in no way worth that price.

6 beers in a bucket for $30 Award - On the other hand, Roman Hamrlik has been worth it. I've said this 100 times already, but you have to go to a game to see how well he plays defensively. And that's even while he plays with Breezer! Markov and Komo get the publicity, but the Hamr has been the rock of the D.

Can both of you fit in this booth? Award - Huet and Price. Despite some shaky play lately, you gotta be happy when you have two goalies with above .910 save % and below 2.7 GAA.

7 lap dances out of 10 for the season so far. 4th place in the East is pretty damn good, but our disinterested play on certain nights of late has to be a concern.

Let's hear your dirthy thoughts on the first quarter of the season and the game tonight in the comments.

40 comments:

timmmyyyyyyy said...

hellooooo

good to see the return of the ladies

Anonymous said...

giggidy giggidy!

HabsFan29 said...

this site needs more Family Guy references. well done anonymous

panger76 said...

I agree 100%. More Family Guy would be freakin' sweet. I nominate HF29 to play the role of Quagmire.

HabsFan29 said...

I do believe I have a tatto on my butt so it's perfect. One of my classics:

Auctioner: Our first item is a pair of panties confiscated from a prostitute.
Quagmire: Fifty bucks.
Auctioner: She had nine STDs.
Quagmire: Forty-five bucks.
Auctioner: And when we caught her she wet herself.
Quagmire: Fifty bucks.

HabsFan29 said...

Alrighty we got a game to play!

Boy the Isles have a bunch of numbers retired. I think Nystrom might be stretching it, but otherwise some fine history there

HabsFan29 said...

Thx for that early Xmas present Isles!

HabsFan33 said...

Bonjour mes amours. No foreplay tonight? Already 1-0.

HabsFan29 said...

My god Higgins had a net as wide open as the legs of an off-island stripper.

33 gotta love getting it done in the 1st mnute

that last line sounded dirtier than i intended it

Noda said...

greetings all! nice start! shows me for being late.

HabsFan29 said...

RDS' Pierre Houde (translation):

"WTF is up with Chris Higgins"

HabsFan29 said...

Happy for Huet. Good start after 2 bad ones. Decent first period for a road game

ahh, the RDS "opposing player from Quebec" post-period or post-game interview. Bruno Gervais? I don't even know who that is.

HabsFan33 said...

Yash. Whatever Pierre Houde just swallowed seemed gooey.

HabsFan33 said...

Greg Louganis would have been proud of Hamr on that one.

HabsFan33 said...

Home sweet home.

HabsFan33 said...

On the road sweet road.

HabsFan29 said...

Miracle on ice - Higgins scores on the road.

feelin good for a change!

Noda said...

way to go Higgs scoring in front of the home town fans and family!

HabsFan33 said...

Did you guys catch the "Oh, la la" muttered by Pierre Houde as they were going to break? He sounds pretty sick tonight. Should be in bed with a Neo Citran and a St.Bernard.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ6R2pAZb80

HabsFan33 said...

Thank you Menachem.

HabsFan29 said...

HF33 I caught that O la la! I thought it was a Bleu Nuit ad or something. so weird!

the funny thing is Bégin totally lost control of the puck he wanted to pass. but ill take it

RYDER MY GOD! will you never score??

Noda said...

is it against the rules to put a tiny radio receiver in Ryder's ear while he plays so that Carbo can just scream at him "SHOOOOOOT"

HabsFan33 said...

Why is Dimitri on the power play?

HabsFan33 said...

Noda, good point. He shold play with a huge dish nailed to his helmet.

HabsFan29 said...

RYDER AGAIN. alone in the slot. oy.

I really feel for him now. Its hurting me to watch

HabsFan33 said...

Tic Tac ...you get the picture.

HabsFan29 said...

KOVY! what a pass

Noda said...

I sure hope they play like this on Friday. It will be sweet to see them actually playing well in person. The last time I saw them in Toronto they stunk it up while Carey saved them.

HabsFan29 said...

Noda crowssing the border for the game! awesome

But i don't know. Lately it's been one good game, one bad one. And tonight is obviously the good one.

Noda said...

Ha! I've been crossing that border to see the Habs in Buffalo since i was a little kid. Always easier to catch them against an old Adams division rival than the few times they were in Toronto.

Sabres are all over ottawa so far so im thinking they're good game/bad game will be worse than our good game/bad game.

HabsFan29 said...

k boys hold the fort time.

HabsFan33 said...

HF29 went to pee.

HabsFan29 said...

heh 33. it was a shit, thank you very much

Cruising along in the 3rd on the road, everything's just fine (for now)

Noda said...

oh crap!

i guess we can use the "shutout" word now. as in to bad this wasn't a shutout!

HabsFan29 said...

I admittedly thought the S word, but I didn't say it out loud I swear. Too bad.

HabsFan29 said...

Crappy 3rd period by us, but otherwise just fine. Happy for Huet too.

HabsFan33 said...

Is it me or was this the most boring almost 4-0 win of all time?

HabsFan29 said...

33 boring is just fine for the road

lawyergirl77 said...

Helloooooo everyone!!

HF33 - totally boring. I only saw the third period, because I was at a frakkin' AJBM cocktail. Ugh.

It was made even more sad by the fact that the 3rd was the first bit of live hockey that I've seen since November 5th. I wasn't thrilled with what I saw but, hey, I'll take the 2 points!!

HabsFan29 said...

LG AJBM Cocktail arrggghh!!!!! cant tell you how many invites i turned down to it ;)

the first 2 periods were MUCH better. you missed the good stuff.