Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Habs Need Some Tits, er, Positive Mojo - Pivotal Game 4 Preview and Open Thread

Big thanks to the Habs Girls group on FB and especially its glorious leader Mike for providing the awesome pic. I only wish I had been the painter.

The word "pivotal" is bandied about quite often when referring to playoff games. "My God, it's the pivotal Game 2!" might not make much sense, but with the Habs down 2-1, you can damn well bet this one fits the description. Come back with home ice advantage for a best of three series, or slink back to Montreal down 3-1 and not a chance in hell of moving on. It's a simple equation. And the Habs need all the positive mojo they can get to find the right side of that equation. So we're gonna try not to be negative for once. Sure, I know that's a change for us, and that's not why you come here, but we gotta try something, right? So go ahead and paint your tits and read these exclamation point-laden bullet points to get your positive juices a-flowin':
  • 7 PM start, Wachovia Center. It's on CBC, so you can watch the fabulous Bob Cole! And the equally fabulous Don Cherry! Like fine wine, age has only made those two guys better;
  • We praise the fine bloggers of the Flyers, Flyers. Femme, eager to go psycho, and Flyers Goal Scored By. Today we add Cuseadelphia to that list. Seem like nice chaps;
  • Breezer is back in the line-up! As Fezworth correctly pointed out in the comments yesterday, we've lost both games with him out. We have been saved!
  • We welcome the return of the delightful Mike Knuble to the Flyers line-up;
  • Who cares which goalie plays for the Habs? They are both wonderful!
  • Habs are kicking ass in the SOG department! 36-23 in Game 2, then 34-14 in Game 3;
  • Martin Biron is undoubtedly a leading Conn Smythe Trophy candidate, and Danny Brière is near the top of playoff scoring. Well deserved!
  • Unrelated to the game, Sean Avery has been hospitalized with a lacerated spleen. We wish him a speedy recovery, he's such a fine amiable fellow that the entire hockey world should rally around.
Too much?

176 comments:

fezworth said...

HF29, you and your meth are going to get me locked in a trunk. Cease and desist, please!

fezworth said...

But thanks for the shoutout ;-)

HabsFan29 said...

alright i won't mention it again, until we win tonight and the "Breezer streak" (invented by FHF regular fezworth!) takes on a life of its own

Habsfan10 said...

Breezermania is taking over.

fezworth said...

You know what's going to happen now? He'll probably score on himself twice in the same shift. He'll somehow manage to score two goals at once.

He'll trip over his own blueline trying to skate backwards while being 'pylonned' by Jim Dowd, and while his arm flings out towards that speedster in a desperate attempt to recapture the glory of his lost youth, the extra puck that got stuck in his equipment during the warmup will jet out like it had been buttered. As Jim "Laser" Dowd's booming slapshot eludes Carey price's glove hand by half an inch, Breezer's puck will slip past him stickside, unnoticed by everyone but the referee, who, in dislocating his shoulder trying to point to the goal, will actually call TWO goals scored against the Habs. The video replay will clearly show that two pucks crossed the line at exactly the same time. The boys in Toronto won't be too sure how to call it, since there is no rule for an extra puck. However, a quick call to Don Cherry will prod them to call BOTH pucks live, and to therefore award Philadelphia two goals on the play.

Philly wins 2-1, takes a 3-1 series lead.

This will forever be known as the 'Breezer'.

fezworth said...

^^^ Now THAT'S a prediction.

Habsfan10 said...

Jaro will then announce he "wood haf stop boat of puck, Mentreal win 1-0. Stupide Big Clown Cari."

Free4Life said...

Now that pic is more like it! It may be all that is needed to turn this rig around, but just in case...

I had a big history of why this poem is important, but in my cut and paste frenzy, I lost all the good stuff.
Basically, it stated that I posted the poem after games 3 and 6 in Round 1 when Kovy was absolutely invisible and/or horrendous.
The following games (4 and 7), he assisted on both game winners and was 'good Kovy'. The Tits also benefited, especially for game 7.

So, considering Kovy and the Tits took another vacation day during game 3, it feels right:


Oh squiggly line, in my eye fluid.
I see you lurking there on the periphery of my vision.
But when I try to look at you, you scurry away...
Are you shy, squiggly line?
Why only when I ignore you, do you return to the center of my eye?
Oh, squiggly line, it's alright... you're forgiven.


For those unannointed, credit Stewie Griffin by the way.

Prediction:

- Of course, Kovy will assist on the winner (probably by Mark Streit) Breezer and DOOM were the benefits of the past games.

- He will also add another assist and goal for a 3 point night.

- Lil Tits with 2 points, Big Tits with one.

- The rink in Philly will be forever referred to the
WAAH!? Kovy! Yah! Centre from now on. You must use the Moe Schizlak question-tone voice for the WAH!? part....

HabsFan29 said...

@free4life - "WAAH!? Kovy! Yah! Centre" - not bad, sir. The outside is really bringing out your cleverness. AND the Family Guy-Simpsons double in one comment. well done.

some news, from Habs I/O:

"Sergei Kostitsyn is a game-time decision, Michael Ryder in the wings if required."

who's Michael Ryder?

/reused joke from 4 days ago

Rips it, scores! said...

1) @fezworth: That was an epic post. The "Breezer" will surely find its place in folklore tonight.
As an aside, welcome back to the lineup Breeze. Seriously. No kidding.

2) @free4life@: I cannot think of a better time to invoke a 2-0 lucky charm.

3) I posted the text below in the comments for the "Eeny Meeny Miney Mo" post, which was immediately usurped by the game day thread. I shall not be ignored!!!!!.....more than twice.....


I've JUST finished watching game 3 (downloaded it today due to college commitments). Montreal were desperately unlucky to not go into the first intermission with a lead. Three shots off the iron?!? When you have 'luck' like that, coupled with Price playing a Detroit octopus after it's been shovelled from the playing surface, there was only one outcome. I could tell after 1 period.

NOT HAPPY.


PS: Not to get on Price's back or anything but he nearly dropped the puck at the feet of an opposing player AGAIN, as I'm sure you all saw (through your fingers)! Feckin' hell.....

</rant>

HabsFan29 said...

who made that last comment?

Rips it, scores! said...

Me, of course! My flowing prose brings all the boys to the yard....


I'm suffering tremendously from lack of sleep. Damn BSc. year.

Free4Life said...

Prediction ammendment: If Lil Tits is out and Ryder is in, give Ryder his 2 points. I have them both in my pool...

lawyergirl77 said...

So I'm back from Florida.

But I still can't watch the fucking game tonight due to rehearsals for a show I'm in.

Fuckitty fuck fuck.

When I asked Mr. LG77 how the games have looked lately, he said: "Fucking posts. Fucking Biron. Fucking karma from our series against Boston."

From what I've been reading since my return, I think that's a pretty good summary, no?

Oh, and 29 - the bullets were hilarious. But please don't do that again!!! ;-)

HabsFan29 said...

welcome back LG! not to worry, the snark will return at the first sign of Breezer weakness tonight. and Mr LG77 is right on the money. just look at the shot totals from the last two games, and that excludes all the iron we hit

bob said...

Might not be a must win game yet, but it sure is a don't loose game.

Shit, how low can we go, "Brezermania" !

Habsfan10 said...

Would you prefer "Breezerpalooza"? 'Cause I'm okay with that too.

HabsFan29 said...

oh man 10. my boss really heard the laugh on that one.

I want a T-shirt that says Breezerpalooza on it

Rips it, scores! said...

If anyone cares, Uncle George Gillett's other storied club are in serious trouble. Liverpool FC are 3-1 down with less than 15 minutes to go in their European Cup semi-final. I think Gillett is at the game.


Go hockey.

moeman said...

In the spirit of being positive,

Go Marlies.

HabsFan29 said...

CJAD reports:

Ha-lak! Ha-lak!

moeman said...

Halak starts?

HabsFan29 said...

exactly moeman. Halapalooza baby!!

moeman said...

A bit surprised. Worried? Nope. I, like this day's blogging will remain positive.

Off to the local butchery for some boudin.

Rips it, scores! said...

Halak pretty much had to start this game, Price needs to get his shit together.

Go Jaro!

moeman said...

rips knows, Carey's poop is still yellow. He's got lots to eat and lots the learn. Being a positive Coach Carbo said to lay all blame at his feet. Also, I love Yann Danis! (just stayin' positive is all)

fezworth said...
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Free4Life said...

Oh yeah, even if you watch RDS, don't forget to tune into Coach's Corner as 1976 Jack Adams award winner Donald S. Cherry announces this year's nominees.

He actually made McLean introduce him that way the other night!

He'll be shittin' on Carbo for not playing Price AND announcing him as a nominee - should be interesting...

fezworth said...

[a href="http://bp1.blogger.com/_sk9E57Js-cI/SBjjRZuKsGI/AAAAAAAAAiY/3Mg_lKdD9ng/s1600-h/Breezerpalooza.jpg"]Breezerpalooza[/a]

HabsFan29 said...

replace the [] with <>, people!!! ;)

fezworth said...

What gives? I can't create a clickable link, apparently? Let me try again.

Breezerpalooza

HabsFan29 said...

fezworth your HTML skills may be lacking, but your PhotoShop (MS Paint?) skillz are MAD

awesome. the t-shirts are being made

moeman said...

Yeah for fez! <-- positivity!

HabsFan29 said...

OK get your t-shirt orders in now!

Ian Vitro said...

Halak rules. Can`t wait to see him get his shot tonight.

It would make me tremendously happy if Brisebois could be half as invisible as Dandenault for the first two games. Sure he didn`t do much, but at least he didn`t perform the on-ice equivalent of sodomozing an entire city.

It occurs to me that Biron may in fact suck. Too bad we keep throwing pucks at his chest (the on-ice equivalent of a Hot Karl?) or at the posts.

Go Habs Go. We can definitely beat this chump Flyer squad.

moeman said...

CHerry!

fezworth said...

@29: Ironically, I ply my trade as software developer. Photoshopping skills not required, but HTML knowledge essential.

HabsFan29 said...

haha fez classic!

themindset said...

I've been singing the praises of Halak ever since last year. This guy is a 22 year old phenom, and he will definitely come out with something to prove tonight. WORD.

moeman said...

worththefez is one positivelyfunny dude.

fezworth said...

@moeman: thx v. much, and congrats on hitting the 40th comment of the night! And still an hour before puck drop, I'm getting a positive feeling here.

@themindset: He may be a great goalie, but he's such an obnoxious person! Have you seen his guest posts on FHF? Yikes.

lawyergirl77 said...

Go hockey! Go pants!!!

Off to rehearsal... Mr. LG77 will be texting me with updates. Panger - would it kill ya to text me once in a while?? :P

I'm hoping to skip outta there early, but we'll see...

42 comments before the game? Woo hoo! Behold, the power of Jaro and Breezerpalooza!!

panger76 said...

Yeah I'm not sure I share your confidence in Halak. I think Price is being benched for not being able to see through solid objects (like Hamr's ass) cause he didn't see at least 2 of the 3 goals from last game. But that being said, clearly the Habs need a spark - but IMHO it has to come from the forwards, not the goalies.

Not that it is ever the goalie's fault!

PPP said...

Hmmm....where is your Messiah now?

(sorry, I've been waiting all year for Carey Price to struggle)

Too much positivity. I come here for the rage. Just like SLC.

moeman said...

So long as your rage is positive ppp.

PPP said...

Positive rage? I can do that. It's tough on Carey to sit but his heads not in the game and the kid will bounce back from it. I hope he doesn't because I am a Leafs fan (ducks) but from what I have seen he will.

I just hope it's a good game.

Go Hockey!

Noda said...

I can't believe I'll be on a plane back from Saskatoon during the game and miss it!! Just dropping to in to offer my...

Go Hockey!!!

Go Pants!!!

Go Halak!!!

moeman said...

Nice positive post PPP. BTW, does the name stand for Please Play Pogge?

NB- I typed Go Marlies up thread.

HabsFan29 said...

@noda - at least you're getting out of Saskatoon!

(apologies to all of our Saskatoon readers, im sure it's loveley. in fact, I KNOW it's lovely, because it's positive night tonight!)

RDS reports Price may have an injury to his hand which factored into the decision

Nadine said...

@HF29: I am dying of laughter from the positivity.

And, while I know that we all really care about tonight's throw-down between MTL and PHI, I am still stuck on the fact that Avery is out.

Is it wrong that I'm laughing my head off about that? Hmmm...

Nadine said...

BTW, head on over the Sport Squee for Margee's brilliant interview with Avery's spleen.

http://sportsquee.blogspot.com

HabsFan29 said...

oh nadine Margee has outdone herself!

Look, you never want to wish ill on someone, but damn, it's Sean Avery! i am amused, to say the least. but you would have expected him to be felled by an STD not a spleen dammit! then we really could have laughed

PPP said...

moeman - right now it stands for Please Play Pogge

HF29 - If Price's hand is hurt then that makes some sense because for his glove hand to suddenly become a weakness is a little suspicious.

Nadine said...

@HF29: Yep, STD had to have the best odds in Vegas. I don't spleen laceration would have even made the list. (Surely, Brodeur was #2 on the list!)

moeman said...

Anyone know if avery will still do his intern gig at Vogue? I'm sending him positive vibes.

HabsFan29 said...

@PPP - I agree. And they showed an incident from Game 3 where Price was bumped by a Flyer (dont remember who) and he could have hurt it then

@Nadine - followed by crazy gun-toting ex-boyfriend of one of his conquests. or an Olsen twin

PPP said...

HF29 - Was it the play where he hit Richards? I liked that theory that Cousin Kovalev put up about the goalie coach messing with Price. I have never understood why people try to change natural talent's form. If a kid has a weird swing and hits 40 home runs why mess with it? If Price works as a hybrid goalie? Then why try to make him go full butterfly.

HabsFan29 said...

PPP it might have been. i was sort of distracte pouring my whiskey so i wasnt paying 100% attention.

Cousin Kovalev's analysis i thought was excellent. seriously, why the fuck does Price even need a goalie coach? don't fuck with him, just let him play

HabsFan29 said...

*distracted. my "d" key is sort of wonky

oh Gui! you could have redeemed yourself right there

can we get the first goal for a fucking change???

fezworth said...

Fuck, I can't deal with this.. one minute in, 90% of the possession, already a good chance, but no goals yet! ARRRGGG!!

But we're stil gonna kick ass.

HabsFan29 said...

that's it fez, positive!

fezworth said...

I'm trying, 29, I'm trying.

fezworth said...

Ha-LAK!!!!

HabsFan29 said...

jeez my heart i cant take it

Kristin from eager to go psycho is at the game. she sent me a picture of her seats. right behind Halak! check it out

K-Mart said...

i finally figured out the flyers strategy in the series, let montreal dominate play for 55 minutes of the game, that way the goalie falls asleep from lack of work and then the flyers take advantage...

Rips it, scores! said...

Here's something positive for the chemists out there.

HabsFan29 said...

@k-mart - what's killing me is IT'S FUCKING WORKING

[positive, positive. serenity now, serenity now]

Nadine said...

I'm dying over here.

*Shakes head; debates dinner choices at Casa Flyers.Femme...not impressed*

moeman said...

Positively lost for words.

moeman said...

I'm pretty positive that Carbo will be nominated for a Jack Adams.

HabsFan29 said...

chances, open nets, shots, posts. this series is becoming ridiculous

Nadine, what are the choices? I'll pick for you

HabsFan29 said...

@moeman - i am positively impressed with your positive spirit tonight

we may positively never score

ooo DOOM with the nice "merci beaucoup" at the end of his RDS interview

moeman said...

KRex has a degree in Communications. He's gonna be a very positive spokesman for the Habs for years to come.

Nadine said...

1.) Baby leaf spinach, pears, green bean salad w/balsamic dressing (Most likely choice only because I really went unhealthy for lunch!)

2.) Toasted PBJ sandwich and Bailey's Irish creme Haagen Dazs ice cream

3.) Left over fruit salad with a Red chili hummus, Miracle whip, sweet bologna and American cheese sandwich

4.) Totally pig-out on just the Bailey's Irish creme Haagen Dazs ice cream with a side of Smirnoff vodka and cranberry juice

moeman said...

Carbo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

moeman said...

1. Spicy Penne Bolognese with a Fetzer Chard.

2. Rhubarb and Strawberry frozen yogurt.

HabsFan29 said...

Nadine, when i got to #2 my choice was gonna be "the second half of #2 with extra Baileys", so obviously now I vote for #4

Nadine said...

How did I know that would be the choice?

Right, so opening it up to everyone for votes on what Nadine should eat for dinner...if you care to vote.

---

Seems to me that - even though we're on different sides of this thing - everyone is completely frustrated by that first period.

Enough with the foreplay already...someone score! ;p

HabsFan29 said...

nadine "frustrated" is positively accurate.

alright im positive we need to score the the first goal for a change

moeman said...

Nadine knows, foreplay, although positively fun can be a bit tiring. Time to put the wood the the Flyers and pop one in, or two. The Zamboni can clean up the mess and lay a nice clean sheet for another round of positively exciting play.

Nadine said...

Wait a second, penalties are allowed to be called against the Habs tonight?

*Totally confused!*

HabsFan29 said...

you see Nadine, nothing is fixed. well, at least until you guys play Crosby

HabsFan29 said...

i am positively apoplectic at the chances we are getting and not capitalizing on

K-Mart said...

@nadine
haha it seems like so long since the flyers had a powerplay. but don't fear! i'm sure the refs will step up their game.

Nadine said...

Uh, Cindy is not a problem. Malkin is.

Besides, it's waaaay to earlier to be talking about the EC final being a Battle of Pennsylvania, 'kay?

K-Mart said...

@HF29
If we win this series and draw crosby and get the same sort of reffing i may just have to end my life. pittsburgh fans are the worst, and the last thing i need is another year of listening to them gloat. i may go as far as rooting for the red wings should they make the finals

HabsFan29 said...

a Koivu penalty in the offensive zone. i'm positive i've sen that somewhere before

Nadine said...

Okay, really must step away and do something else for a bit...no matter what the consequences may be!

Yeah, Koivu! Way to give us another one. (Although, really, with my fondness for Finnish players, I actually like the guy when we aren't playing the Habs.)

HabsFan29 said...

positively kill me

K-Mart said...

umberger is shedding his reputation as a penguin killer and has become a full fledged hab killer.

moeman said...

My tears are positively salty.

Rips it, scores! said...

That's been our luck ALL FUCKING SERIES LONG.

Fuck you Biron.


Oh yay, a Habs PP! We're saved!

Sonia said...

Flyers have pictures of the Hockey Gods in compromising positions. This is really the only explanation for this complete, fucking BS.

On the positive side... Oh fuck that!

K-Mart said...

@sonia

either that or biron made a deal with the devil... seriously he's never played this well

Nadine said...

*Screaming Spanish obscenities at Blogger for eating comment*

I walk away for a moment, and something like this happens.

@K-Mart

I love how Umby gave a big fat (and half-unintentional) F.U. to Pittsburgh: went to Ohio State and plays for the Flyers.

HabsFan29 said...

but 27-11 in shots! im now positive that is a totally fucking useless stat

K-Mart said...

@nadine

by all rights, i should hate him. but what can i say, the dude is money.

Rips it, scores! said...

Oh mighty Odin, please send the very wrath of Valhalla upon the Flyers. Also, enlist Loki to put Biron off his game. thx

Nadine said...

@HF29: I'm positive all statbits are totally fucking useless.

moeman said...

I'm almost positive Ryder could help, maybe even score.

Nadine said...

@K-Mart: Don't go too hard on him, he's a recovering Burgher. At least he's wearing the right black uni.

CheGordito said...

The Habs have lost every game since I've been out of Montreal. Just thought I'd share that totally meaningless coincidence because THEY'RE GONNA WIN TONIGHT. Even though the pattern from the last few games is repeating before my eyes.

K-Mart said...

@nadine

true that. gold wouldn't look right on him. and their pansy style of play doesn't suit his game

HabsFan29 said...

that's it CheG, some fresh positive vibe

hey, the Flyers are finally starting to get a shot or two! that's positive

ok kids, one period left for the season

Rips it, scores! said...

Is it just me or do the Habs look far too comfortable out there? Philly's goal seems to have sucked the urgency out of them.

K-Mart said...

@HF29

if only games were won based on shots on goal...

Sonia said...

OK. I've changed jerseys. They're bound to score in the 3rd and WIN!
(Is that positive or delusional?)

HabsFan29 said...

@Rips it - it's not you. the goal positively sucked the life out of them

moeman said...

pjstock is being positive. That can't be good.

CheGordito said...

29, positive vibes are all I've got left: no W's to celebrate...

(And I don't know if my vibes can fight Montreal making Biron look really good by sending average shots his way.)

Nadine said...

@HF29: What's your record number of comments for a single post?

(If no one beats this one in, you'll have 111.)

CheGordito said...

the goal positively sucked the life out of them

Enough with the pessimism. They've outscored Philly well in the 3rd period - with only one goal to go, they should come back and win 4-1.

;)

HabsFan29 said...

Nadine I do believe this my be the winner. I have to check the archives. it's the zenith of the Habs and the FHF season, as we head toward the inevitable defeat.

prove me wrong Habs, prove me wrong

@Sonia - jersey change! that'll positively change everything

Rips it, scores! said...

It really one of those series where the simple adage should apply:

"Play your game and the goals will come"

....this series is the exception to the rule, obviously.

K-Mart said...

well i saw that penalty coming, the calls were only 4-2 in favor of mtl, and they want to get it in that 8 or 9 to 2 range

Nadine said...

Okay, even though I ate some real dinner, I'm breaking out #4 now.

Seriously, guys, I can't take this. Between that lack of scoreage and inspiration in the form of HF29's terribly good display of positive pessimism, I'm aiming for a brain freeze in order to feel better.

HabsFan29 said...

has anyone seen Kovy make a "wow!" move this entire series?

HabsFan29 said...

series over. i'm positive.

K-Mart said...

alright! hartnell you're more than a thug! i fully expect the flyers to play the rest of the game shorthanded now

Rips it, scores! said...

Never fear, this two goal deficit will make our improbable comeback all the more amazing......right?


Way to play desperation hockey on that PP, guys.

Nadine said...

@HF29:

I have two words for you: Washington Capitals. (That should make you feel better.)

@K-Mart:

Yep, Hartnell hasn't had a suspension or been ejected for awhile now.

Araev16 said...

Bruins have a 7 am Tee time next Monday morning. Habs are welcome to join.

HabsFan29 said...

@Nadine - I appreciate your efforts. But Kovy aint no Ovie right now

K-Mart said...

wow the flyers are actually outshooting the canadiens this period. totally not used to that.

K-Mart said...

@hf29
yea but overall you guys are better than wash...

Nadine said...

@HF29: Dude, Ovie wasn't Ovie against us either!

Rips it, scores! said...

Have they given up? I mean, they're still bringing the puck forward but they're doing less than nothing with it....unless you count turning the puck over constantly as 'something'.


There is one way the Habs will win this series - a win by a LARGE (4+) margin in game 5. This may get into Biron's head. If we get into his head, then there's still hope, but that's all we have. Hope.

HabsFan29 said...

can you fucking believe that????

Rips it, scores! said...

I've just switched to CJAD from Versus 1 minute before the goal was scored. Please be an omen Please be an omen Please be an omen Please be an omen Please be an omen Please be an omen Please be an omen Please be an omen Please be an omen Please be an omen Please be an omen Please be an omen Please be an omen Please be an omen Please be an omen Please be an omen Please be an omen

K-Mart said...

easy come easy go. god damn it.

Rips it, scores! said...

I guess it was an omen!!!!!!!


CJAD > Versus!

HabsFan29 said...

ps I was writing a whole response to Rips it which i just erased

fezworth said...

You see what Koivu just did there? I totally planned that.

Nadine said...

HF29: What was that?

fezworth said...

You there, Koivu! Hit a home run!

K-Mart said...

*settle down* we can win this. please.

HabsFan29 said...

just when things were going our way for a fucking change

there you go Nadine

Rips it, scores! said...

@fezworth: Brilliant Simpsons reference! Looks like the Habs drank some coffee during a break in play!

N/B: Copy + paste link into new window/tab as it's a geocities link.

K-Mart said...

i see what the refs are doing, the team that has the edge has to play a man down. its like a physical challenge.

HabsFan29 said...

really, there you go Nadine

K-Mart said...

TOTALLY CALLED THAT GOAL!

fezworth said...

That was DOOM who missed the check on Briere.

Nadine said...

Doesn't necessarily mean anything. I mean we only had the #2...

Oops! Tiny!Briere just earned his paycheck tonight.

Rips it, scores! said...

Who took that penalty for the Habs and how bad was it? I missed who the villain of the piece was.

HabsFan29 said...

@rips it - Bégin, and it was totally stupid on his part

moeman said...

The penalty was Begin and it was last game v. the leaf kinda bad.

orangeman said...

Hard to watch your team fight hard to come back and then get done in with a cheap call like that.

K-Mart said...

@orangeman
trade you game 1 for tonight. now you know how we feel.

HabsFan29 said...

@orangeman - not sure it was a cheap call. stupid of Begin to throw that hit

Rips it, scores! said...

@hf29, moeman: THAT bad, eh? I remember that bloody penalty versus the Leafs, I can't believe that an equivalent one happened after the comeback.

Please score. Please.

HabsFan29 said...

blech blech blech fuck fuck fuck. positively

K-Mart said...

also, i heard kovalev kneed umberger and it wasn't called so... anyways FLYERS WIN!

fezworth said...

Well... good season, FHF. It's been fun.

orangeman said...

Well, I'm not saying it was a complete non-penalty, the hit was a bit late. But in a tied game with 4 minutes I would hope for a little bit of leeway from the refs.

Rips it, scores! said...

So, what should I throw into our fireplace - the rare Picasso or my Steve Begin life-size cardboard cut-out?

Nadine said...

Can I just say how much I passionately dislike sports announcers?

Why the hell would you say...with about 30 seconds left...that Tiny!Briere scored the game-winner?

Helloooo! The game wasn't over yet! It's almost as bad as congratulating a goalie on a shut-out with time left on the clock. YOU DON'T DO THAT!

Nadine said...

@HF29: I still say...Washington Capitals.

HabsFan29 said...

@orangeman - i see your point. but still, be smart after you've tied it like that

moeman said...

Despite the negative outcome, posting here is positively fun.

Its not over yet and a comeback could be the miracle brought to us by Jesus Price.

Think Positive!

orangeman said...

For frak's sake, boys. Stop doing this. If you're going to lose, just lose. Sick of these late game heroics/crushing disappointments.

Well, it was a fun season.

moeman said...

rips, throw your pants in the fireplace.

Nadine said...

Okay, Habs fans, I'm outta here to go get ready for the "I'm Not A Puck Bunny" podcast with some of the other HLOGers. Check it out later tonight or tomorrow at:

http://imnotapuckbunny.podbean.com/

And remember, I expect to hear a report on obnoxious boo-ing of Tiny!Briere during the next game!

orangeman said...

@29: Totally agree, gotta be more careful. By 'cheap call' I was implying both a close call and an unnecessary penalty.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall when Carbo has his meeting with Begin.

Rips it, scores! said...

@nadine: I know whereof you speak. The home commentator for the Ireland soccer games here is notorious for crap like that. E.G.: "...and Ireland have gone over 160 minutes of these championships without conceding a goal......OOOOHHHH NOOOOOOOO!!!!!"


Bah. Humbug.

Rips it, scores! said...

@moeman: Done and done.

K-Mart said...

@orangeman
again, i say game 1. questionable call in a close game. i agree with you, i wish the refs would be judicious in what they call late in games, call blatant things, if it's questionable, let it go... that being said i'm glad they called that penalty. :-)

Damion said...

très fort, Carbo... vraiment, très fort. le changement de gardien à vraiment porté fruit. non, je te le jure. Moé, là, je vu la difference en sacrament.

En passant, vous autres, ben oui, vous autres, les sans-desseins sur la maudite glace, check moi ça: UN MAUDIT DE CALISSE DE BUT N'EN VAUT PAS DEUX SI ON SE FAIT 10 MILLES DE PASSES AVANT DE TIRER!!!!! T.I.R.E. TABARNAC!

Et, finalement, si la rondelle en à des yeux, peut-être c'est parce-ce que Biron ils les voit toutes! Alors, gros mecs, quoi faire?! Ben, ca se peut-tu qu'on se place DEVANT LE GARDIEN pour l'empêcher de voir la calisse de petite calisse de rondelle?

Ciboire.

K-Mart said...

i don't speak a word of french... and google translations sucks, can i get a summary of that in english?

moeman said...

damion said think positive.

K-Mart said...

lol ok

fezworth said...

Translation for Flyer fans:

Well done, Carbo. Really, well done. Switching goalies really bore fruit, no really, I swear. I bloody saw the difference.

Oh by the way, you guys; yeah, you, the sans-dessins(?) on the damn ice, listen up: ONE SHIT GODDAMN GOAL ISN'T WORTH TWO IF YOU MAKE 10 THOUSAND PASSES BEFORE YOU SHOOT! FUCK, S.H.O.O.T!

Finally, if the puck has eyes, maybe it's because Biron saw all of them! So guys, what to do? Well, maybe you could put yourself IN FRONT of the goalie so he can't fucking see the fucking puck?

Shit.

K-Mart said...

thanks!

Rips it, scores! said...

The missus says that "dessins" = drawings, but I woke her up especially to ask her that (it's 3:00 AM here) so she might be fobbing me off.....

So maybe sans-desseins might mean 'clueless' or 'planless'. Perhaps, but probably not.


That was a good post damion, btw.

fezworth said...

IMHO,

sans-dessins == fuckwits

matt - the collapse is here. Carbo may have screwed with the confidence of TFS as well, so collapse next year to? said...

We have lost this series no doubt. But want to know what the big let down will be?? It will be July 1st when every big free agent signs somewhere else..........

K-Mart said...

maybe this is the wrong time to say it since i'm happy that my flyers came up with a big win, but seriously guys, this series isn't over. both the flyers and the habs wasted 3-1 leads in the opening round so you're definitely not out of it. it also helps that game five is in montreal, and i would be surprised if the flyers won there on saturday.