Sunday, March 30, 2008

"The Worst Game I Have Ever Attended": Dad of HF10 Reviews the Blechh that was last night.


In the tradition of HF29's Mom, and because I don't feel like rehashing that dreadful performance, here's the review a la Dad of HF10, who was in attendance at the ACC last night, and gave me this review at Sister of HF10's birthday brunch this morning:

Dad of HF10: "That was the worst game I have ever attended. It didn't look like either team wanted to be there at all. The O'Byrne call was bull ... it was a totally clean hit, and with them already short the big guy [DOOM - ed] they were done. The Canadiens never even showed up. If Koivu is out for any length of time, they're going out in the first round, because no one on that second line did anything. Your brother-in-law heard it was a broken foot, out eight weeks. By the way, Son of (Dad's friend who owns the season's tickets) says hi. He's working for the ROM now. The crowd was totally dead. No noise at all. At least it was over quick. They're going to get swept by the damn Bruins in the first round if this keeps up. They were healthy for 75 games and now they'll lose everybody with a week to go. Awful. Just awful. "

Well said, Dad. That was a sorry excuse of a performance for Montreal. At one point, they had 8 shots on net (late second? I don't know). 8 shots on a guy as good as Toskala is NOT GOING TO DO IT. Was the team demoralized after hearing the news on Koivu and Streit? Taking the Leafs too lightly? Coasting because they knew Ottawa had already lost? Tired from their 3 minutes of effort in Buffalo the night before? Whatever it was, the game was dull and boring and made the Oilers/Flames game following look like the 7th game of the '89 Smythe Final by comparison.

Anything else to say? Not really. I'm fully on board with HF29 at this point. The team looks crappy at the worst possible time of the year, injuries are starting to show up, and the Habs vaunted "depth" is no good if Doom, Koivu and Streit are replaced with fucking Breezer and El Dandy. Worst of all? Leafs fans just chalked up another notch for their "the Leafs own the Habs" argument. Super. At least that will keep them happy as they hope for the Habs and Sens to lose.

6 comments:

HabsFan29 said...

Tired from their 3 minutes of effort in Buffalo the night before?

hehehe

panic time. welcome to my world everyone!

lawyergirl77 said...

Excellent recap, Dad of HF10, in that it made me want to toss my cookies even more about the shit that was last night's game...

And the fact that RDS is reporting that Saku is moving around in crutches with a "protecteur" on his foot is making me even queasier...

http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/248931.html

While I don't normally head straight to the "Sky is Falling" scenarios, I've got a really bad feeling about our chances now. Fucking injuries... Fucking commentators who kept talking about how healthy we were (not just you, 29 - the media in general was making a big hoopla about it). Fuckitty fuck.

The kids had seriously better stand up or else we're toast in the first round. We'd so better not finish 2nd...

lawyergirl77 said...

HF29 - I don't like your world... I don't have enough booze/drugs to get through this feeling of panic.

baroque said...

IwoCPO at Abel to Yzerman calls it "the Stress Train."

The Red Wings fans have already started boarding in preparation for the playoffs.

fezworth said...

Yeah 29, your world is scary. Like Stephen King's "It" scary. And I'm talking about a-10-year-old-reading-the-book scary, not a-28-year-old-laughing-at-stupid-clown-makeup-in-the-movie scary.

panger76 said...

Really the game's outcome was a no-lose for Habs fans: with two more points, the Leafs almost assured themselves of not drafting in the top-7, meaning they'll lose out on getting one of the consensus top-tier players in this year's draft.

The Habs have decided to live or die by thier youth, so we'll see if they are able to step up this year. Right now all eyes have to be on Grabs to fill part of Saks's void. Losing Streit I think hurts more, because his natural replacement on this club is Breezer. I think at least some of us would agree we'd rather see him back in the truck.