Friday, February 29, 2008

"Ladies and gentlemen, on stage for your dancing pleasure, the Buffalo Sabres" - Game Preview and Open Thread

Waiting in line details - 7:30 PM start, HSBC Arena. Who misses the Aud? Habs have won 4 of 6, though they are only 5-5 in their last 10. Sabres are 6-3-1 in their last 10, and are just a tie-breaker out of a playoff spot. Check today's Game Day Skate for the Habs standings situation. This is the 6th meeting this season between the clubs, with the Sabres holding a 3-2 edge thanks to winning the last 3.

Pay your cover charge to - Die by the Blade. I still love that name. Maybe why I've linked there 3 times already. Or maybe 'cause Buffalo needs more hockey blogs.

Hot sexy Habs to watch - Markov has 8 points in his last 5 games. Higgins coming off his 2G, 1A performance. Ryder and Koivu both above a point per game over the last 5 games. The old Number 1 line is back?

Skanky Habs to watch - if the old Number 1 line is back, has the new Number 1 line gone cold? Turtleplek has no points in 4 games, Big Tits no points in 3. Maybe the Lesbian Line (h/t commentor stanleybelongshere) of Grabs and the Two Tits will take off? Man, if we had a Lesbian Line the photos on this site would be even awesomer than they are now.

Hot sexy Sabres to Watch - Steve Bernier hot off the plane from San Jose had 2G 1A in his Sabres debut. And Maxim Afinogenov, sidelined all of 2008 with the always painful groin injury, is scheduled to return.

Skanky sabres to watch - goalie issues! While Ryan Miller always plays well against the Habs, he is only 3-3-1, 3.25, .895 in his last 7 GP. And Jocelyn Thibault, is, well, Jocelyn Thibault.

Two million dollars buys you a seat in the press box - Carbo goes with the same lineup as Tuesday, meaning Slowinski sits again, along with Breezer and Greek Lightning.

Post-game adult entertainment establishment - it's Friday night. Try and find a real date for a change.

47 comments:

Habsfan10 said...

No comments? Almost 4:30 and no comments?

Oh oh.

HabsFan29 said...

especially on a Friday afternoon when no one really works...

Habsfan10 said...

Hey, I just doubled our comment total!

If people need a reason to hate Les Sabres, let me say:

The French Connection.

Donnie Edwards and Bob Sauve, who always used to play out of their minds against the Habs.

Rob Ray, dammit.

That horrid, ear-splitting "La-la-la-la-LA-FON-TAAAAAAAINNNNNNE!!!!" from the Sabres play-by-play guy.

The horror that is the Sabres current "slug" logo, the horror that was their previous "mad cow" logo, and the egregious decision to ditch the cool blue/gold originals for sucky black and red with the drawn-by-9-year-old "B" on the shoulder.

Um ... Scott Norwood? Anyone else lose cash because of Scott Norwood?

For those of you in the Buffalo viewing area, how about every damn newscast starting with a fire in Tonawanda? Was that damn section of the city ever not on fire?

I think Buffalo tried to steal the Expos once.

Mad yet?

too close to toronto said...

go hockey!

Habsfan10 said...

Word, to close to Toronto. Go hockey indeed.

HabsFan29 said...

But 10 those wings are awesome. and i saw the Dead and CSNY at Rich Stadium. great memories of Buffalo

though i must say Rich Stadium is a shit hole

fezworth said...

Fuck, I hate that play-by-play guy. I don't know what his name is, but By Thunder, he has the most annoying goal celebration voice I've ever heard.

It's as though he's trying to emulate the infamous Brazilian soccer commentators. "SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORES!"

Only he's trying to do it drunk, after having smoked 10 packs of Marlboro Extra-Heavy.

Ugh.

Go hockey.

Habsfan10 said...

The wings are awesome, 29. We can always thank buffalo for the glory that is chicken wings.

Hey, did you know they have a free wings promo in Washington too? Six Caps goals and it's a free pound of wings at something called the Austin Grill. Six! Crazy.

Is Rich Stadium a shithole? I was there for a December Bills/Dolphins game and seem to remember it being quite nice, but I was blind drunk by 10 am and don't remember much after halftime. Apparently I almost started a fight throwing popcorn, went to get more beer, missed my seat on the way back and actually sat right beside the guys I had just thrown the popcorn on. Good times.

Habsfan10 said...

Oh, and go hockey.

HabsFan29 said...

well it was a shithole in 1991. maybe they spruced it up since. all i really remember (recall, it was a Grateful Dead show) was the "troughs" you had to piss in

HabsFan29 said...

k im drinking heavily at work before i head home to drink heavily and watch the game. go hockey.

themindset said...

My plan is to drink heavily before, during, and after. Who else things that the habs making first placewinning is like a teenager having sex? So surprised that it's happening that they're stunned stiff.

fezworth said...

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My vote for comment of the night.

Go hockey.

HabsFan29 said...

goddamn fucking Blogger and its server errors. im drunk and i need to write "go hockey"

Begin out with a groin injury. man these Habs need some groin workouts. Slowinski in his place. hmmm

HabsFan29 said...

atta way boys! nice start!

Damion said...

Bastard. the buffalo annoying announced won't say "SSSSSSSSSSSSSTREEEEEEEEEIT SSSSSSSSSSSSSCCCCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORES"

HabsFan29 said...

Mark Streit, sniper! I love it!

Damion said...

more importantly, it was a *patient* shot by streit. he's picking up some good habits.

and, which goal also marks Streit's highest goal total in the NHL at 11. Woo-hoo!

HabsFan29 said...

re Lindey Ruff - "il a l'air bougon". to say the least. try "pissed"

Damion said...

sometimes the best saves are against your own teammates. go price.

HabsFan29 said...

sort of a lull after we scored two. but alright period for a road game.

fezworth said...

That's really unlucky for TFS, but it wouldn't have happened if Saku hadn't tried to make the Sabre player limbo under his stick. Fuck.

Montréaliste1 said...

Hey, just taught of something. Didn't Buffalo trade their veteran goalie last season for a second round pick ? I'm way too lazy to check, but if we consider they made it to the East finals last year with Miller I think our Price could be right. Yeah I just said that to piss you of 29.

HabsFan29 said...

im in too good a mood to be pissed off Mtliste

HabsFan29 said...

Washington up 3-0 over the Devils. my heart.

HabsFan29 said...

Gui! with the quick takedown. nice. not sure i remember seeing him fight

Bryan said...

yeah he fought a boston player last year remember? what a right hand to the kisser ! TENDERNESS !!!!

HabsFan29 said...

remind me to doubt the danse a dix line in the preview again

Christina said...

my rds on satellite is down so i've been playing rock the 80's on guitar hero. and now i check in and first thing i read is i missed a Tendernes fight?! WTF!

HabsFan29 said...

christina it was a 3 punch KO. spectacular

Mark Streit now has 47 points. the mind boggles.

Bryan said...

here you go 29

http://www.hockeyfights.com/fights/32973

fezworth said...

I'll take those two periods. PP goals, only one freak goal against, so far so good.

Christina said...

dammit and i was this close to buying last minute tickets online when i got home! damn saving money for food!

Bryan said...

also, tenderness fought tyler kennedy in the pre-season. no video though.

msevigny said...

It was really a two-punch KO, because one of his punches missed entirely. But the third one caught him straight in the nose. If Gui WAS a thug, he could have punched shards of Mair's shattered skull into his brain, killing him instantly. So thank goodness for that. They need to save the brain-shard punching for the Devils tomorrow.

HabsFan29 said...

hockeyfights.com - ultimate time waster. thanks bryan.

devils is final, lose 4-0. im going tomorrow night. my heart won't take it

HabsFan29 said...

haha, and HueT got the shutout for Washington. im happy for him.

TITS!!!!

HabsFan29 said...

oh yeah, wings for everyone! man, the Cage is taking a bath this year

HabsFan29 said...

alright, now i can say it. 1st place in the division. my god.

Damion said...

From FHF's 2/18 Halak apologia: "You not in first Mentreal, only four because top 3 is for men teams, you are woman team."

Weee are meen teem, now, you know, seelly Slovak.

HabsFan29 said...

alright where are SLC and Sherry? I want to enjoy this for at least 16 hours.

lawyergirl77 said...

What the fuck??? We're in second place in the Conference?? Whaaa??

Dude, I can't believe it - someone pinch me!!

29 - I'm going to the game tomorrow night too. Gah!

Senators Lost Cojones said...

oh lookee here at the, uh, standings.

sorry. i need to enjoy the next 16 hours as much as possible.


HF29: Speaking or Karma...March 13th, 24th and April Fools. The Bryan is coming for you... :)

Senators Lost Cojones said...

@SLC: *of*...speaking OF Karma...stupid *hic!* wine fairy.

That said, congratulations on 1st in the division! Well and truly earned! Enjoy! For now...

Kisses!
SLC

Flying Toaster said...

Are they HERSHEY kisses?

baroque said...

Keep doubting Plekanec. :)

HabsFan29 said...

SLC I admit it, by 6 PM today we're back to where we belong. by the end of those three Sens games I expect we'll be back in the 7-9 range where we belong. we're doing it with smoke and mirrors

but for this morning and early afternoon, :-) :-) :-) :-)