Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Game Day Skate for Tuesday, January 15th

Bullet points for what you missed while having nightmares of testifying before Congress. But we're not here to talk about the past...

Habs hit Long Island tonight. Jekyll or Hyde?

UPDATE - Loser Domi's reaction to my Ty Conklin comments? Brilliant video (I should clarify, she didn't create the vid, just pointed it out). Enjoy:


Loser Domi said...

Ty Conklin (he's a great goalie now?)

I know--I thought that Ryan Smyth fired him from hockey forever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H079KmVZwTE

still makes me laugh

Anonymous said...

HI guys

I read your treatise on the history of the Habs, vs old Rangers, and was fascinated. It was very revealing. I'm an old Ranger fan, from the 50's, an old Blackhawk fan of the mid 50s
( these followings are directly related to where I was living at the time.) I've oft been deflated by my fandom with Rangers, but nothing can compare with my chagrin at having followed the Hawks of l952. This is a team that won only 17 games all season. Oh they had some fine players, but ...not enough. Lumley,Gadsby,Dewsbury,Peters,Conacher(Roy) Mosienko, Fogolin, ...but for some reason, they could lost, like no team in my memory.)

I finished up as a Hartford Whaler fan, and although they also were losers, they did provide some highly entertaining hockey. And they did draft some big name players who went on to become stars. Pronger, Mark Howe, Holik, to name a few. One of the most eccentric features of these guys was their scoring theme, Brass Bonanze, instead of horns whistles and sirens. It infuriated most of the rest of the league, ( and some of the Whaler fans,) but for the most part it was just good fun. We laughed out loud ( in between tears) when they went south, but let's face it - Hartford caught in between the two NHL behemoths NYC and Boston? Fuggedabaoudid!

ONe thing their fandom was however, was loyalty. When the Civic center roof colllapsed due to an abundance of snow ( ain't that a gasser?), the I-91 club was formed. The team moved their games to tiny Sproingfield Mass arena 30 odd miles north of Hartford, and the fans dutifully drove up there each game night en caravan, and packed the little joint. I love this blog of yours, and so much of what you say is not only true, but cogent. I personally was sorry to see Quebec fold. I loved their team,
( though they feasted loving on Whale blubber), and their suits were among the finest in hockey. Nothing today compares. Yet I loved the idea of old Quebec coming of age, and it's too bad that they could not remain.Arizona Coyotes?...give me a break.

Hang in guys. You have proved that even Quebecers have a sense of humor.


Habsfan10 said...

Francis, it's interesting rooting histories like yours that make this blog a ton of fun to do. I hope one of your teams (okay, I hope it's the Hawks because they are in the West) does something great in the near future.


HabsFan29 said...

@Francis - Totally agree with 10. Would love to have a beer and hear stories form you!

@LD - that video fucking killed me. I had seen one or two of those but not that one. "Girls all across the city are showing us their boobs.." hehehe

Loser Domi said...

the vid was awesome. Too bad it wasn't mine. This one's also great, but no "Girls all across the city showing us their boobs.."

HockeyTownTodd said...

"CuJo is a Flame. How many teams is that?"

Mike Keenan started Joseph's wandering when he ran him out of St Louis. Could it be that Cujo signed with Calgary just to shorten Iron Mikes Flames career?