Just like the Habs, FHF has run into injury problems. While HF29 is out with general body soreness thanks to the "resisting arrest" with the lovely lady pictured above, Panger takes over the game preview and open thread. Enjoy!
Waiting in Line details: 7:30 pm start, CJAD radio, RDS/RDSHD at the ScotiaBank Centre in lovely Kanata, Ontario. I have to admit I reluctantly lived in Ottawa for a season and supported the Sens in their early 'Laurie Boschman' days, back when the Corel Centre's only neighbours were grazing cows. Unfortunately the big box plague has stuckour nation's captial region and today the only grass outside the ScotiaBank Centre is being smoked by Ray Emery.
Pay your cover charge to: as always, Five for Smiting is one of the best and funniest blogs we know. Let's hope his consistent top quality performances continue to be the mirror image of his team's second half effort. Mirror image, as in opposite.
Appearing on the main stage tonight: Captain K rests his broken foot, Franky B. rests his sore foot, Komo aka DOOM nurses his sore hip - and let's hope that the Habs leave the shot-blocking to Mr. Price, as he gets the start this evening. Swiss Mister and The Tendernesse return to the lineup, with Little Tits taking Captain K's place at centre on the second line between Higgins and Ryder. 2 goals and you're My Boy, Sergei!
Hot Habs to Watch: According to independent sources, pretty much everyone important but Halak is hot. Obviously they didn't watch the Leafs game. Special mention has to go to Josh Georges: essentially a throw-in as part of last year's Craig Rivet trade, he's gone from benchwarmer to top-pairing this season, and has logged over 25 minute of ice time since Komo's injury. Plus his last name messes with speakers of both official languages, so that's a bonus.
Who knew we'd long for the Adams Division days of the Whalers and Nordiques? As a team, the Canadiens can clinch the Northeast Division title for the first time EVER with at least a point tonight. The last division win was in the Adams Division circa 1991-92 - the year before the Senators were reincarnated. Ah, if only the Habs still had the Whalers and Nordiques to kick around every year....
Skanky Habs to Watch: I don't care what "attributes" he allegedly brings to the team, Breezer owns this category on my watch. Skankier than a two dollar Thai hooker.
Collectively, the Habs looked thoroughly disinterested against the Leafs. Must have been distracted by the though of T.O.'s "nightlife" after the game. Sure...anyway, they're much less to do in Ottawa, so I'm sure the Habs will be highly motivated tonight. Unless they hang out with Ray before the game, then they'll just be hungry.
Sexy Sens to Watch: Fucking Spezza, Alfie and Heater own the Habs no matter how they are otherwise playing. There are approaching a combined 107 goals and 218 assists against the Canadiens this year. Or at least it feels like it. Fuckers. Plus, Heater is looking for goal number 40 tonight. TFS may have to steal another one.
Skanky Sens to Watch: Ottawa has lost their last two, the more recent via shutout to Boston. Boston?? Come on Sens, sometimes I think you want to lose. (Just not against the Habs.)
Post-game entertainment: since Calgary strip clubs suck (plus I'm a degenerate) there will be no clever "do something besides see naked ladies" rhetoric in this edition of the Game Preview. Let's give The NuDen - "Ottawa's largest gentleman's club" - a try. Hey, they support local charities so really our attendance is making this world a better place.
Drunk? High? Like Strippers? Let's hear your game comments in the open thread, my fellow degenerates.