Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Game Preview and Open Thread Wherein We Pay Tribute to the Leafs and Sucking

I agree wholeheartedly with SLC who so elquently reminded us, "As the Nation would say, we may not have won anything either, but at least we got further than you." That's all that matters, isn't it? Remember last year? When we fought to the last day with them for a stupid 8th spot? Compare that to this year. We're in first for fuck's sake, and they will be on the golf course soon. My glee knows no bounds. And I'm sober. We sort of feel bad for PPP and Loser Domi, but not really. Some very quick thoughts and updates headed into tonight's action:

  • 7 PM ACC CBC;
  • With Ottawa losing this afternoon, Habs can end the Sens' tyranny over the Northeast and clinch the division title with a mere single point tonight. That would be our first division title since we won the Adams in 1991-92;
  • Koivu and Streit both have swollen feet from too much dancing, er, blocking shots, and will sit out tonight. Their replacements? Breezer and El Dandy. Oh god;
  • Ha-lak! Ha-lak! Ha-lak!
  • We will celebrate Earth Hour between 8 and 9 PM by drinking our whiskey without opening the freezer to get ice. Talk about sacrifice.
Thanks to commentors Fezworth, Scott and Anonymous for writing the preview for me. If you have more news, please continue to do my job for me in the comments.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

Saving precious energy by watching the game naked in a sleeping bag with the equally naked gal pal. Gotta love body heat whilst watching the Habs. (Yes, I'm the big spoon).

Montréaliste1 said...

http://montrealiste.blogspot.com/2008/03/bye-bye-toronto.html

Priceless. Even Best Buy disses the Leafs.

I hate'em. And I hate the Nordiques.

Go Hockey

HabsFan29 said...

Mtliste that's classic, thx for sharing. Now I'll share - Sean Avery likes hookers:

http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/TheSportingBlog/144222/

what would Elisha say?

Montréaliste1 said...

@ 29: Isn't Elisha's dating DOOM now?

HabsFan29 said...

Mtliste I have heard that many times still not sure if it's 100% true. they were spotted together, not sure if they are actually dating. here's photos

http://isthishappening.typepad.com/blog/2007/11/new-couple-al-1.html

lawyergirl77 said...

Mtliste - I will now buy everything from Best Buy. Always. I LOVE that ad!!! Ça-tu déjà passé à RDS??

fezworth said...

So let me get this straight... If we win tonight, not only do we clinch the division, but we also hit 100 pts for the first time in... how long?

HabsFan29 said...

LG I haven't seen it on RDS yet, but i'm sure it's coming. hopefully tonight

Sportsnet reports Koivu's injury may be worse than the Habs are letting on. when I see it on a real network I'll start worrying

HabsFan29 said...

wow that's tru fezworth. but 100 points ain't what it used to be

Bryan said...

i hope breezer and dandy both score, just to put salt in the wounds

Bryan said...

"ksshh" goes the guinness can !

let's do thisssss

HabsFan29 said...

ooh Guiness. we have classy readers. i've got some Grolsch going.

"and to call the action, Bob Cole"... [click]

fezworth said...

@29 - it's a first for me, just let me enjoy it a moment..

Go Hockey. "ksshhh"

Loser Domi said...

I will be saving energy by not getting any bright ideas. (sorry, I should be pistol whipped for a pun THAT bad)

Thanks for the name drop, by the way.

Mtliste: I can appreciate that commercial
hasbfan29: is that 100 points adjusted for inflation or something?

fezworth said...

Great. Breezer's already playing like himself.

Senators Lost Cojones said...

Before things get too crazy in here, I'd like to congratulate the 2008 Northeastern Division Champion Montreal Canadiens.

I'm going to watch this game whilst nursing our latest 4-0 cock up against the Broons. Then I'm going to punch a nun.

Apropos of nothing, if you guys could maybe rest a whole bunch of guys on Tuesday night, that would be GREAT!

HabsFan29 said...

thanks SLC. but our collapse is coming! there's still time. but i think you guys may be collapsing worse, so maybe we're ok.

just remember, Leafs fans are in a bigger hell than anyone

HabsFan29 said...

wow. what a kill.

Loser Domi said...

I just want to say, I hope the Habs meet the Bruins in the play offs and curb stomp them, like, 10-2 every night. It would really make me smile, watching the Bruins lose

Jaredoflondon said...

Guiness and nun punching, this is my kind of game thread.
Deciding between the Bruins and Habs would be easy for me, for as much as I hate the Bruins, the Habitants have been on my bad list since I was 3. Only the Sens have been able to usurp them as most hated.

which is probably why no one feels bad for me.

HabsFan29 said...

jared we don't feel bad for you because you are a Leafs fan. it has nothing to do with your hatred for anyone

2 shots in the period for the Habs. nice. that's whet you get for spending half of it on the PK

Jaredoflondon said...

haha, well PPP and LD got an almost in the thread, I was just referencing that.

HabsFan29 said...

ha, true jared. i'm too slow when im drinking

12 minutes til Earth hour! good thing im drunk already, won't have to open the fridge and feel bad.

Jaredoflondon said...

on an unrelated note, that is an absolutely fantastic picture, a welcome change from the previous Leaf game thread photos.

lawyergirl77 said...

I'm preparing for discoveries on Monday by the light of the TV. I'm celebrating Earth Hour in my own special way. *cough*

I also have a beer in front of me. I'm hoping it will help...

WTF as up with the ridiculous number of penalties? Dandy was brilliant with his well-timed dive on the PK. I have a ridiculous soft spot for the guy...

lawyergirl77 said...

Okay, sorry Leafs fans, but WTF? The Law & Order theme plays when you guys go on the PK? That is both geeky and lame. Well done...

HabsFan29 said...

penalty shot!

fuck

fezworth said...

W00t! Penalty shot! He'd better not screw this up.

Crap.

lawyergirl77 said...

Higgins - FUCK! You are a North-South player!! Enough with the puck handling, East-West B.S. You're just going to make more comments about how bad you feel. Fuck it, just put your head down, go straight to the goal and take a hard fucking wrist shot. ARRRRGH!!

*sigh* I'm done now.

lawyergirl77 said...

^^ Re: comments from Hig about how bad he feels. (I realize the comment's a little unclear and cryptic).

Every time the guy has gotten interviewed this year, he apologizes for how he's playing.

Fuck, and now they score. Someone get Higgins' hairshirt ready...

lawyergirl77 said...

WOOOOOO HOOOO!! And El Dandy scores!!!! Fuck, I love that guy!! Every time he comes back from the press box, he scores.

That sucks that they're giving it to Lapierre for now.

fezworth said...

Boolsheet. Who eez zis stupid Stralman? He not even haff curly hairs. I see stupid Georges complain to referee after. What he complain? "I too small, Sundeen too big and he hit me". Georges leetle girl. Maybe if he grow curly hairs, he not let Sundin stand in front me like beeg stupid meatball.

FUCK! STOOPID STRALMAN!

HabsFan29 said...

i can't type fast enough

Loser Domi said...

I like you fezworth. I like you muchly

fezworth said...

lol, thx LD. Apparently Stralman is Halak's kryptonite. The new game plan; stop Stralman, and don't let Higgins take any more penalty shots.

Jaredoflondon said...

aw, c'mon, let the kid get the haty. He needs something as payment for playing with this horrendous defensive core all year.

lawyergirl77 said...

Fez - hee!

I think that he was a little soft on that goal 'cause he drove past Hamilton yesterday and started to panic... Fack, please to no send me back to steenky place where all do is masturbate to sound of steel plant.

fezworth said...

LG77 - Gold! Yes, I think that must be it exactly.

fezworth said...

@jared - "The Kid" can get his hat trick when the Leafs prove just how horrendous the defensive core is. I think a 7-2 lead for the Habs will be sufficient.

lawyergirl77 said...

The sight of Kovy with the C on his chest is just fuckin' weird.

I realize that we were going to be lethargic today, but I think that a big chunk of that is due to the loss of Koivu (with the losses of Streit and Komo not too far behind).

[110% impresion] Dat Koivu, he suck so hard that de team, she sucks harder when he injured, tabarnak. Câlice de Koivu... [/110% impression]

HabsFan29 said...

we are going nowhere here

HabsFan29 said...

bad to worse

lawyergirl77 said...

^^ Oops, there is an errant "th" in that last post.

TABARNAK.

Even if we weren't going to give a shit tonight, it still hurts to lose to the Laffs...

HabsFan29 said...

jeez im left praying for another late game miracle

lawyergirl77 said...

Fuck.

That is all.

HabsFan29 said...

this is an embarassment now

fezworth said...

Unbelievable. That's two tips. That went off a stick, and then Sundin's skate.

Loser Domi said...

where the fuck was this team of Leafs in December?

Jaredoflondon said...

I haven't smiled this much all week, Thanks Habs!

fezworth said...

What's with the refs? They're blowing the play dead every time it gets anywhere close to Toskala.

Jaredoflondon said...

maybe the Canadiens should stop blocking shots, it doesn't seem to be working out to well for them.

HabsFan29 said...

alright what's going on in March madness?

so many things wrong with this game

lawyergirl77 said...

Too late, but still - nice goal Greek Lightning...

fezworth said...

Oh, the ignominy! Leafs fans singing 'Ole' :-(

Fack.

Jaredoflondon said...

That was fun, I should hang out here more often.

Loser Domi said...

@jared: totally, even if it's only for the strippers

matt - fear the collapse said...

Two very poor games for the Habs. they didn't deserve a point againt Buffalo and they followed it up with another terible effort against the Leafs. Hopefully everyone comes back soon because they did not look like a first place team this weekend.