Thursday, January 17, 2008

"Ladies and gentlemen, on stage for your dancing pleasure, the FIRST PLACE Atlanta Thrashers" - Game Preview and Open Thread

Bit of a crazy day at the office for yours truly today, so we're hitting the bullet points. And snark. Don't forget the snark. But in bullet point form.
  • 7 PM Philips Arena. Dutch electronics company sponsors Southern U.S. hockey and hoops arena. Alrighty then. I miss The Omni;
  • CJAD reports it's currently snowing in Atlanta. Ha!
  • Your cover charge goes to Do the Thrashers Have Large Talons? Spinal Tap reference in the top post, so The Falconer is good, because he's one louder;
  • Habs looking for the 3rd win in 4 in the road trip closer;
  • Thrashers are in first place in the Southeast. REALLY. After firing their coach this year. AND they just beat the Wings 5-1. Yikes;
  • Habs have lost twice to Atlanta already, by identical 3-2 SO scores;
  • Hot Habs include Turtleplek, 13 points in his last 10 games;
  • Huet between the stripper poles. C'mon coach, give Jaro a chance!
  • Hot Thrashers? Well, some dude named Kovalchuk is the league's leading goal-scorer. AND now Hossa has come alive with a hat trick in the Wings game. AND Mark Rechhi has a point per game since getting to Atlanta. AND Kari Lehtonen has a 1.58 GAA in his last 3 games and a .912 save % for the year. Jesus Fucking Christ, it's the '27 Yankees;
  • Check out the post below for some notes on the Habs lines.

OK, back to work. Let's hear your game thoughts in the comments.

20 comments:

panger76 said...

Uh oh. Almost game time and no posts....

HabsFan29 said...

agreed Panger we may be fucked...

fezworth said...

We'll get there Panger, don't you worry. In any case, we beat the Islanders with only 10, so I think the theory's pretty well discredited.

I am amazed by how slow Michael Ryder is. Markov hit him with a perfect pass from behind his net to centre ice, and it STILL took him about 10 seconds to carry the puck across the blue line. It's like he's slowly turning to stone.

HabsFan29 said...

fezworth the optimist, 29 the pessimist

fez you're only noticing now that Ryder is slow?

fezworth said...

well, everyone's been saying it for ages, but this was the first time that I actually really saw it for myself. It was as if the broadcast had suddenly gone into slow-motion. Funny stuff.

HabsFan29 said...

I find the blue of the Thrashers jersey quite distrating. It's not quite as bad as Sharks teal, but ye gads. Fashion police needed!

Bryan said...

my stupid roommate is playing CoD II and I can't watch right now... buhhh

HabsFan29 said...

well Bryan that is a good game, so your roomate has a point

you haven't missed much

HabsFan29 said...

god Christo that was bad

panger76 said...

at least it was Hossa (He's in my pool)

HabsFan29 said...

Oh man i love me some TITS!!!

goal of the year for the Habs. WOW

fezworth said...

Damnit! I'm making supper for Mrs Fezworth, and I don't get RDS upstairs. Of course, I have to miss the goal of the year.

Aren't we on COD IV now?

fezworth said...

BTW 29, you have to specify what SIZE of tits you like. Otherwise it's confusing.

HabsFan29 said...

Big Tits yeah, sorry fezworth. But i like little tits too, so it's more confusing. i'm a tits man

wait, what were we talking about?

HabsFan29 said...

Michael Ryder? who's that?

oh, right. nice! a bit fluky, maybe. hmmm

HabsFan29 said...

oh, and a fracas in the middle of a goal celebration is pretty rare, and awesome

HabsFan29 said...

Panger's head just exploded

HabsFan29 said...

great. ANOTHER SO in Atlanta

HabsFan29 said...

woohoo! i'll take it

Bryan said...

you know what, i said COD 2 but i meant 4. I'm just used to playing 2 on the 360 back with my old roommate. anywho, when the fuck did huey turn into hasek with those terrible puck handling skills? good for him tho for showin his huge balls in the shootout.