Saturday, December 15, 2007

(resisting urge to make "Leafs all wet" joke) - Game Preview and Open Thread

I almost hope we lose so we can get rid of the damn male stripper streak. Almost.

Three posts on a Saturday? What's wrong with us? Scroll down for some awesome Leafs bashing from HF10 and a link to Kovalev flying. 'Cause that's more than enough, let's dive right into the bullet points to rev you up for Bob Cole and Harry Neale.
  • Game is 7 PM at the Phone Booth, where the last Habs victory came when I was still not wearing a jacket;
  • Seriously, 6 straight losses at home;
  • That's alot;
  • Leafs hot, winning 5 of their last 6;
  • Your cover charge goes to Die Hard Blue and White;
  • TFS(tm) in nets after stealing the last two against the Leafs according to PPP;
  • His opponent will be Toskala, who is 6-1-0 in his last seven games and allowed two goals or less in all of 'em;
  • Ryder gets his chance again (though on Line 4C), back in the lineup thanks to Tenderness' "upper body injury" from the Flyers game;
  • Also still on the limp are Bégin & Smols, but Huet will at least be on the bench. Goodbye Halak, we hardly knew ye;
  • Mats Sundin is in the top 10 in league scoring. The top Hab (Kovy) is 53rd;
  • On the other hand, Habs PP best in the league, Leafs 27th.

That's enough talk. Let's see some action, and your thoughts in the comments.

30 comments:

HabsFan29 said...

St Patrick's dad on RDS pimping his book about his son. Says he wanted to show his "true face." Not sure I want to see that

HabsFan29 said...

alright drink(s) in hand let's do it!!!

RDS or CBC? what's everyone watching?

Matt D said...

CBC calis. Streaming on a 4" x 4" window on my computer, since I'm in the only city in the country not getting this game.
Damn Sens. (Sorry SLC)

My ears are bleeding. I wish I got RDS.

HabsFan33 said...

CBC. Koivu. Good stuff. 1 zip.

HabsFan29 said...

matt i feel for you. ive got the choice and both in HD! im giddy!

YES!! Koivu! thank god

msevigny said...

It's nice they scored and all, but it's hard to get excited given the Leafs tend to come back in the 2nd, Toskala's been lights out in the third, and the Habs have had, shall we say, difficulties maintaining leads. Keep it up in the second, guys. And for the love of god, don't let the crowd start chanting the "OLE" song with a one-goal lead.

HabsFan29 said...

so far so good i guess

HabsFan29 said...

i stepped out. koivu scored again??

Matt D said...

What a pass by Price!

msevigny said...

Koivu's great tonight. You can hear the crowd buzz every time he touches the puck. Maxim's looking really good out there, too.

Baroque said...

I so want to see a Koivu hat trick. The puck is following him around like a love-sick puppy.

Baroque said...

Oh - and I'm watching on CBC. For some reason CBC is one of the channels on expanded basic cable in mid-Michigan. Bizzare, but I'm not complaining.

HabsFan29 said...

im too nervous to type - dont want to jinx anything

Baroque said...

im too nervous to type - dont want to jinx anything

(safe topic)

So, have you folks gotten a lot of snow yet? We've gotten some snow in Michigan, but fortunately the ice storms have been further south. I hate ice storms.

HabsFan29 said...

Baroque a foot is coming tomorrow supposedly

thanks for diverting my atention

HabsFan29 said...

well 24-14 in shots against i dont like, but it'll just piss TO fans off even more so alright...

Baroque said...

No prob.

Hope you have your shovel or snowblower ready!

Leaves will probably come out hard in the last period, but that may open up opportunities for rushes by Montreal.

(fingers crossed)

Baroque said...

?????

On the satellite hotstove the balding guy on the left said that the Canadiens are unhappy with Koivu because he's their captain and he isn't producing enough...

Montreal wouldn't actually trade him, would they?

(I don't know the names of the guys, so I don't know who is legit and who is an ignorant blowhard.)

msevigny said...

Is Al Strachan the dumbest guy on television, or just hockey? How does he get on TV every week?! He makes Glenn Healy look good. I hope the country of Kazakhstan sues him.

Baroque said...

Well, that answers that.

Borat wasn't a documentary.

"Ignorant blowhard" it is. :)

HabsFan29 said...

my god Stret what moves! and NO finish...

HabsFan29 said...

nice bounces tonight!

Baroque said...

Do the crowds at the games in Montreal drink a lot or do big leads just make them really happy?

HabsFan29 said...

both, but the noise is much more from the latter

thanks Healy for saying th S word. fucker

HabsFan29 said...

knew it! Healy you ass

Baroque said...

thanks Healy for saying th S word. fucker

Aaaannnndddd there it is. :(

HabsFan29 said...

besides the lack of shutout, not bad boys!

a home win, 'tis a christmas miracle

Baroque said...

Nice to send the home fans out into the cold happy.

Considering the temperature, maybe it's best Koivu didn't get a hat trick.

Good night, everybody!

Kirsten said...

I'm really sad that I had to take a final last night and miss this game. If I hadn't had a Saturday night final, I would have been sitting at home on the couch watching the Habs destroy Leafs in high def...but noooo. My professors at Willamette have mostly never heard of hockey and wouldn't move the final. Jerks.

too close to toronto said...

last night was awesome. near perfect.

and for the record i watched the game on RDS, with the exception of Coach's Corner, because Grandpa Simpson makes me laugh. I generally love the CBC, but not when it means i have to endure Bob Cole and fuckin Harry Neale. besides, i have to pay extra for RDS in southwestern ontario, so i intend to get my money's worth.