Saturday, March 08, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen - The Habs Hit LA For ONE NIGHT ONLY

The Habs come to Hollywood, somewhere they haven't been since before Britney was El Loco Gigantico, with their own soap opera diva (Grabs!) stealing the headlines on the broadsheets. Let's get the gossip:

Waiting in line details - 4:00 pm EST start, so that's like, I dunno, 11:00 am out West? Who am I, Sir Sanford Fleming? An afternoon match-up of the Eastern Conference co-leaders and Team Hollywood sounds like something the CBC would love right? Wrong. If you want to see some hockey on the mothership today you have to wait for the 7:00 Toronto Dead Maple Leafs Walking vs Team Sominex - er, New Jersey. God, the Devils are horrible to watch. If Bettman really cared about hockey, he'd revoke that franchise and shoot Lou Lamirello so he couldn't ever harm hockey again.

Pay Your Cover Charge to: HF29 said to keep it locked on Battle of Calfornia for this trip, and who are we to argue with the Game Preview Guru? Battle of California it is.

Hot Sexy Habs to Watch: Same old, same old: Kovy, 9 points in last 4; Turtleplek, 8 in the last 4. But wait! Captain K is going a point a game for his last 11, and Higgins had a pair of assists last game. Line 1B in the hizzouse! Halak comes off the bench at long last to face live ammo.

Skanky Habs to watch: Grabovski sat last game, pouted, travelled by himself to LA and is apparently sulking. A little advice: DO SOMETHING IN THIS LEAGUE before you get your panties in a bunch about sitting. There are far more accomplished NHL players than you sitting on the sidelines for the Habs every night. Thank your lucky stars you weren't on the first bus to the ECHL. El Dandy sits tonight with Greek Lightning making a triumphant return to last year's home.

Hot Sexy Kings to watch: Patrick O'Sullivan (he of the CRAZY CRAZY dad) and Anze Kopitar (he of the CRAZY CRAZY name) are both scoring pretty regularly. Dustin Brown is a frightening combo of size and goals. Rookie goalie Eric Ernsberg is coming off a first career shutout vs the Sens.

Skanky Kings to watch: Well, they have only won 2 of their last 9, are dead last in the NHL, and already stitching "Stamkos" onto a horrible jersey. Nuff said, methinks.

Post-Game Entertainment: Hey man, it's LA! Go to the Sunset Strip, see some glam rock at the Whiskey A Go-Go, then get yourself tattooed by the very intriguing Kat Von D.

Okay, let's here those Hollywood-themed dirty dirty thoughts in the comments.

19 comments:

Habsfan10 said...

Yes, I know there's a lot of white space. If you had the trouble with blogger I've had today, you'd be loathe to mess with something you posted too. Consider it a commentary on the vacuousness of Hollywood.

Montréaliste1 said...

Leafs suck. This is priceless.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=73C0runl3c4

lawyergirl77 said...

Mr. LG77 and I just had a verbal throwdown about whether or not Grabby was justified in sitting. I think he's a whiny little pussy and that there is NO. FUCKING. EXCUSE. for what he did, especially this close to the playoffs.

Mr. LG77 said some shit about how it may be justified. He pointed to all of the other young guys on the team/in Hamilton who are getting treated like shit, and who aren't given a chance with the big leagues (namely, Chips). He also mentioned the fact that Grabby was told to get an apartment in Mtl, and then had his ass shuttled down to Hamilton within the next two weeks.

Anyhoo, all this to say that behaviour like that looks even shittier after I watched the 90 minute retrospective on the 1993 cup win. That was a *team* - united, with no bullshit, even with Roy around.

Anyhoo, GO HOCKEY!!

lawyergirl77 said...

Peeps, it's snowing like crazy outside! How come I'm the only loser at home watching the game???

msevigny said...

I'm watching thanks to the magic of the internet. You don't want to know what the weather's like in Victoria today.

I guess I feel a little bad for guys like Grabs and Chips who bounce up and down a bit, but... I mean, that's how it works when you haven't established yourself in the league yet. Montreal's a good team, there's not a lot of spots open. At least Grabovski's getting a chance; I'd rather see Chipchura up in the first place, and if Grabovski wants to be a baby that's even more the case.

Anyways, they seem a lot more energetic today than Thursday, so that's a good sign. I'm not going to overlook the Kings, though; there's tons of raw talent there. Poor Anze Kopitar could be contending for the scoring title on a better team.

grrrreg said...

hi there!
watching the game from France. Finally a game at a decent time... (it's 10:25 PM)

grrrreg said...

obstruction non intentionnelle? that's a new one...

msevigny said...

That obstruction was so non-intentional, he didn't actually touch Halak. That's not the refs' proudest moment.

lawyergirl77 said...

I can't believe that I'm agreeing with Marc F. Crawford, but waving off that goal was total fucking bullshit. There was no obstruction, just good 'ol fashioned goalie screening...

And calling double penalties for roughing after Halak's briliant saves - wuh?

msevigny said...

Hooray for... Patrice Brisebois?

I, uh. Hmm. Good for him? I'm happy... but so confused.

grrrreg said...

1-0. God they're lucky to be ahead...

grrrreg said...

Wow, "the great canadian pub" in Paris, I know this place!
And now 2-0... cool!

Loser Domi said...

@ Montréaliste: was that you? You sent poor Elmo into a seizure of some sort. :P

grrrreg said...

good game overall. I liked the way they controlled the flow of the game for the last ten minutes or so.

It's gonna be much more tough tomorrow...

Montréaliste1 said...

@ LD: No, a friend from Tranta actually sent me the video. It has something like 500,000 hits on the tube. Leafs suck.

I was listening to the game on radion at CKAC. Marty McGuire was PISSED at the refs for the glass thing and their shitty work. It was really funny.

God damn snow. I love this city.

lawyergirl77 said...

Montréaliste - the Elmo video is priceless!! Leafs suck.

La neige me fait vraiment chier... J'en ai plein mon voyage de l'hiver!!

Oh, and yay 2 more points!!

HabsFan29 said...

Ha-lak! Ha-lak! Ha-lak!

Breezer played? and he scored? kill me

HabsFan29 said...

BTW 10, a Sir Sanford Fleming reference? I am so impressed i cant even tell you

Senators Lost Cojones said...

Hey look! We won too! Isn't that cool?? We're still just one big, two-points-back, happy Northeastern family! C'mon...give me this one.

...a Sir Sanford Fleming reference? I am so impressed i cant even tell you

You used to read me! You did! But now you don't anymore! You don't understand! I hate you! *sobbing*

/slams bedroom door