Tuesday, December 04, 2007

"Ladies and gentlemen, on stage for your dancing pleasure, the best fucking team in the NHL, that we have no chance against" - Preview and Open Thread

Oh the humanity! In the midst of a tailspin, we get our only game against the Wings this year. We are so screwed. At least we give you something nice to look at.

Waiting in line details - 7:30 PM start, Phone Booth. On TV: RDS and RDS-HD in French. It's on Versus in the U.S. Montreal English radio CJAD, Montreal French radio CKAC. I'm not going over how hot the Wings are and how much the Habs suck. I will mention that there will be a pre-game ceremony celebrating the historic Wings-Habs Original 6 rivalry. Wings will be represented by legends Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, and Alex Delvecchio. Habs will be represented by Claude Lemieux. I wish I was kidding.

Pay your cover charge to - HockeyTownTodd. I am always pleasantly surprised when I search for opposing team blogs and I find FHF in their blogroll. But then I see that Baroque, who I have seen in our comments, is one of the contributors. We're just one happy little blogging family!

Hot sexy Habs to watch - I don't know any more. Higgins and Kovy played well together Saturday night. Of course, that assumes they will play together tonight, with Carbo's picking out of a hat line combos.

Hot sexy Wings to watch - they are all great. We bow down to you, hockey town. Keep your eyes on Zetterberg, Holdstrom, and Lidstrom. Remember when the best Wings were all Russian? The times they are a-changin'.

Skanky Habs to watch - well not skanky per se, but our goaltending situation bears watching. Huet out with a groin, Price will start while taking massive doses of Thera-Flu. That can't be good. Oh, and the rest of the team is coming apart at the seams, in case you didn't notice. Even big-time bloggers think so.

Skanky Wings to watch - Dominik Hasek? He has a .863 GAA and has lost his last 3 starts. But he's playing the Habs. 23-10-5 lifetime record.

Post-game adult entertainment establishment - Solid Gold used to be the place in Montreal. Fantastic women and a fun time. Haven't been there in years, as my last visit was disappointing and it didn't seem worth it to schlep up the the Met anymore. But you can watch their commercial and decide for yourself (moderately NSFW).

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

27 comments:

HockeyTownTodd said...

Thanks for the link.

I put you on our Blog roll as soon as Baroque introduced us, and Google reader keeps me updated on your every post.

Hoping it is a great game, last year when the Habs came to Dtown, I thought it was the toughest competition the Wings faced in the Regular season.

Habsfan10 said...

Hey, not the Habs fault that Howe, Delvecchio and Lindsay won't friggin' die. They would have Rocket, Boom-Boom and Toe if they were still around.

Apparently Beliveau, Moore, and Jean-Guy Talbot(!?) will carry the '50's torch for les Canadiens tonight.

Why aren't the Wings sending John Ogrodnick or Tim Cheveldae, that's what I want to know.

HabsFan29 said...

An update - if you are interested in the Wings-Habs history thingamajog, it starts at 6:40 PM. I am sure RDS will have it in full

lawyergirl77 said...

So Mr. LG77 just called me to say that his back is still fucked up and that he won't be able to sit through the game without going through massive amounts of pain and suffering...

... I told him to join the club!

However, I just told one of my colleagues that she could come with me and she was overjoyed. She's a casual fan - she has no idea just how shitty we've been lately.

HabsFan29 said...

@LG - ... I told him to join the club!

ZING!!!!

640 start to the ceremony my ass!

HabsFan29 said...

alright whoever reported that 640 start time for the Wings ceremony needs to be fired. FINALLY here it comes

Steph Richer as a Habs great.. hmmmm

HabsFan29 said...

Wings great Chelios looks like he could still play! oh, wait a minute...

HabsFan29 said...

whack with the forearm from behind into the boards. Nah, that's not a penalty

/sarcasm

HabsFan29 said...

fuck fuck fuck. we deserve better in this period

HabsFan29 said...

effort rewarded finally - NICE.

HabsFan29 said...

oy. nice shot

Baroque said...

If this is how Carey Price plays sick, he must be spectacular when healthy.

Is he always so calm and steady, or just when he might be worried about throwing up if he moves too much?

HabsFan29 said...

baroque he is ICE. nothing phases him at all

still not good enough...

baroque said...

Detroit is missing two key penalty killers in Draper and Maltby, so Montreal will probably get a goal on the power-play and be right back in the game. Their power-play is flat-out scary.

HabsFan29 said...

not in the last couple of games Baroque. Blech

HabsFan29 said...

Woohoo! El Dandy coming to the aid of his captain.

still doesnt help the scoreboard

Baroque said...

That's unfortunate.

Maybe the team is saving everything up for the next game against Boston?

Uh-oh. Swede on Finn violence!

HabsFan29 said...

well Baroque that whole game was unfortunate. thanks for your optimism though

latecomers, let's hear the rants!

Fear The Collapse said...

Wow, there is not a lot left to be said. This forum is so much better than the fan forum on canadiens.com. In there they just tell you to be positive no matter what. What is the point of a forum if you can't voice your frustration?!?!

DDOHabFan said...

Horrible. Absolutely horrible. Ryder needs to go... put him on waivers... don't care if someone picks him up... freakin' pylon. It's time to speed this team up. Bring up Lapierre and little tits. Oh, I forgot -- our defence sucks too. Keep Gorges up, get rid of the breezer and give Bouillon one more chance. O'Byrne, need a ride to Montreal?

Baroque said...

Sorry. :(

I was pulling for Montreal tonight, but once coach Babcock put on his lucky tie the Canadiens didn't have much of a chance.

HabsFan29 said...

we are NOT a fan forum FTC, that's why. we are a truth forum. and the truth is we suck

Victoria's Secret fashion show on CBS!!! that'll cheer me up

Fear The Collapse said...

habsfan29, good things you guys are out here.
I have been a member of the fan forum for about 2 years, tonight I am in an argument with the moderators about expressing negative opinions. And how they are part of being a fan. If we don't care when they lose, we may as well be Panthers fans.

lawyergirl77 said...

Not to be all meta and comparing one forum to the other, but WORDY MC WORD to all of you who are bitching about the Habs' official forum. It's a big ol steaming pile of mindless bullshit, populated by idiot 12-year-olds.

that being said, I think I would have enjoyed sitting at home with Mr. LG77, taking a couple of Robaxacet and chasing them with scotch. Good lord that was painful... I haven't seen that many pussies on the ice in red uniforms since my days playing McGill Intramural Women's hockey.

Riddle me this: Why does Carbo INSIST on playing a defensive style of hockey when this team is CLEARLY not geared for it??? We should be a fast, run-and-gun, up-and-down team. Not to put too fine a point on it, we SUCK on D. Why not play to our strengths, dammit???

And Breezer keeps dragging down his linemates. First McHamr, now Markov... And Markov can be pretty fucking inconsistent to begin with!

But El Dandy now has a place in my heart for his perfect flying tackle! I saw him stop and yell something at Yvan when he stomped back to the dressing room (if that was Yvan down there next to Halak). Does anyone know what he said??

lawyergirl77 said...

^^ Sorry for the über-long post, guys. I had to get my rant on... :-(

Matt aka Fear The Collapse. said...

Everyone is calling for a trade. But the worst part? We don't have anyone to trade. Package Huet and Ryder together? Well right now I am sure you would only get lowball offers so it wouldn't do anything! Our only tradable guys are Higgins, Kostitsyn, Chipchura, Koivu, Komisarek, Price, Markov (which is a maybe because of his salary), and trading away those players would be counter productive. So who are we going to trade?? Dandenault? Smolinski? Bouillon? Streit?
you wouldn't get more than a half eaten Mars bar for those guys.
in reality, this is the team. We are doomed this year, we have to bring some young guys get real better, real fast for next year. Or else, we can look forward to 5-10 more years of rebuilding.

lawyergirl77 said...

Matt/FTC - I think that our team IS actually a good team. I just think that we are playing an ass-backwards style of hockey for the talent we do have on the ice. It's ridiculous... We have a whole bunch of (relatively, in some cases) quick scorers who are stuck playing a strict defensive style.

Seriously - a lot of the fuckups I saw tonight (with the exception of Breezer's - he's just a natural fuckup) were because players were trying to pass to where the player should be according to the system, instead of where he ACTUALLY was.

Because we're concentrating so hard on playing a certain style, we get afraid to commit to any given action. So we play tentative hockey, play like "un ostie gang de mous" and get perpetually outclassed by teams that inevitably work harder than us because they aren't afraid of making a mistake and messing with the system.

Grrr... Sorry for the long post again. J'ai vraiment pété ma coche à soir au match...