Thursday, December 27, 2007

Habs Look to Get Reamed in the South - Lightning Game Preview and Open Thread

HF29 here, back from the land of the 56k modems and feeling fine. Of course, I haven't seen any of the last 3 Habs games, so I am totally not the right person to give you your game preview. AND I've been drinking already today. That spells trouble. So let's go to the bullet points for random stuff I've picked up from the interwebs over the last 10 minutes, plus the occasional lame snarky comment for your potential amusement:
  • 7 PM start, St. Pete Times Forum. I'd like 2 tickets in the lower bowl and a classified ad in the personals section, please;
  • For unknown reasons, CBC has a double header tonight. And the Habs are the 7 PM game! Nationally! Why are the Leafs not on?
  • Our hunt for southern hockey blogs continues. You can check out Southeast Shootout, which is at least 1/5 of a Bolts blog;
  • Habs are 1-1-1 so far on the annual kill-the-season road trip;
  • Bolts only 1-3-1 in their last 5 at home, though overall this year they have the East's best home record;
  • Huet between the stripper poles;
  • Hot sexy Habs to watch - how the fuck should I know? I told you, I've been out of town;
  • Well it looks like Little Tits is looking to pick up points in his 4th straight game, and Big Tits has nine points in his last nine games. Tits! Tits! Tits!
  • Speaking of tits, for post-game you should really check out Cleo's in Montreal. I had an experience there last night that would make even the FHF blush;
  • Hot sexy Bolts to watch - Lecavelier, St. Louis, c'mon, you know the drill;
  • Supposedly these are the lines for tonight: Koivu-Tenderness-Little Tits, Pleks-Kovy-Big Tits, Lapierre-Higgins-Ryder, Greek Lightning-Streit-Dandenault. Chips a healthy scratch;
  • Alrighty, then.

Dissect those lines and let's hear your game thoughts in the comments.

35 comments:

Matt said...

Come on Ryer, pot a couple. If only to increase your trade value...

Jean-Francois said...

CBC got a lot of bad feedback from their game selection in the past couple of seasons so they had the choice to rename themselves TBC or present other options than the sucky leafs. So now, we get to see also the sucky habs and the sucky Edmonton. Sweet hun?

HabsFan29 said...

@matt - that's the attitude!

@j-f - sweet is right. look, i've got RDS in HD for EVERY game, so i'm happy. it's our brethren in the ROC i worry about

HabsFan29 said...

CBC: "Lecavalier - a reflection of Beliveau"

whoa, boys. let's not exaggerate just yet

alright, hockey!!! let's go!!

Baroque said...

Yay hockey!

Here's to hoping the Lightning goalie is as quick as a narcoleptic sloth.

lawyergirl77 said...

@baroque - I didn't know Red Light Racicot was playing in the NHL again...

HabsFan29 said...

Rhino AND Gorges playing?? Kiddie corps defence! Where's a veteran D when you need him? like Breezer...

I kid, I kid...

HabsFan29 said...

LG!! you stuck @ work? only 4-5 days left to bill for 2007!

HabsFan29 said...

WOOOHOOOO!!

came back from vacash for the good one (so far)...

Baroque said...

Wow. Offense. :)

HabsFan29 said...

hey! nice 1st for a change...

Jean-Francois said...
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Baroque said...

And the goalie carousel spins again - welcome, Karri Ramo!

fezworth said...

Damn!!!! Once again, I start watching after all the offense. Honestly, I'm starting to see a pattern here. I think I might be bad luck. Must be some sort of quantum effect, where if I watch, the Habs stink.

HabsFan29 said...

Fezworth i suffer the same curse for seeing games live. it's a nightmare

this jekyll and hyde shit is annoying.

lawyergirl77 said...

Perhaps it's just that I'm overly used to witnessing the immense suckitude of the Habs, but I don't see the Jekyll and Hyde act today. I'm thoroughly enjoying this game!! Woo - offense! WOOOO!!

(to go back to my old rant - notice how much closer the Habs' wingers are to the defence when we're breaking out of our own zone... I'm just sayin' is all...)

HF29 - I'm working from home. Just keep billing, just keep billing... (à la Dory from Finding Nemo)

HabsFan29 said...

LG it's jekyll and hyde game to game. THAT's what's pissing me off

but for now, WOOO!!

lawyergirl77 said...

Holy shit - Kovy was practically frickin' eloquent and *gasp* intelligent in his bullshit interview with the RDS midget. Nice!

Jean-Francois said...

Maybe I'm the one getting it wrong but I think the Jekyll and Hyde is referring to the difference in the Habs between tonight and the game against the Stars.

THAT has to stop.

Also, unbelievable but Kovy is 2 goals away from his mark of last year.

And even though we all love "The Savior" can we agree that for this season, Huet is still the man for the job?

Can't wait to see the Price-Halak tandem next year.

lawyergirl77 said...

HF29 - heh, I knew that's what you meant... *cough*

Well, look on the bright side - we're never merely "meh". We're either brilliant or shittier than a Women's B League Intramural team.

Actually, that's not fair to the women 'cause at least we actually try to win every night... *rimshot*

Jean-Francois said...

Technically they are just making sure the Montreal media still has something to write about.

It's all part of the marketing plan.

lawyergirl77 said...

@J-F: heh - that's too scary to be anything but the truth.

Unfortunately, it will work against their latest marketing ploy. See, if the Habs suck, then they'll sell fewer of those stupid fucking bricks for their idiot "Millennium Plaza" next year... (anyone who has been to the games recently knows what I'm talking about. Stupid stupid stupif...)

lawyergirl77 said...

WOO HOO! CHICKEN WINGS, BABY!!

HabsFan29 said...

woohoo! wings for all!

Jean-Francois said...

Open question here. How much off this game is about the Habs dominating this game and how much is Tampa sucking ass?

HabsFan29 said...

damn you LG!! you type faster...

Baroque said...

5-0.

Montreal is playing decent, but Tampa is playing like a team of poopsicles.

lawyergirl77 said...

@JF: That's kind of a chicken and egg question - Did we start dominating only because they're playing like we normally do at home, or are the Bolts playing that way because we're thorougly outclassing them?

'Cause I'm feeling optimistic and happy due to the ridiculous amounts of Christmas cookies I've eaten tonight, I'm inclined to think that we're just that damn good tonight. But ask me when the sugar high wears off...

lawyergirl77 said...

HF29 - neener neener!! :P

Jean-Francois said...

Did I just see Carbo clapping after that goal?

HabsFan29 said...

it's like we have a shutout jinx

lawyergirl77 said...

HF29 sez: "it's like we have a shutout jinx"

QFT. That rebound luck for Prospal was crazy...

lawyergirl77 said...

Wow we looked like ass on that second goal...

HabsFan29 said...

stupid late goal, but alrighty! i'll take that.

grrrreg said...

This road trip is not nearly as shitty as expected. Nice win tonight.