Saturday, October 25, 2008

Dress up, it's finally hockey night again! - (Mighty-ish) Ducks Preview and Open thread

Man I almost forgot the last time there was some hockey. Last week? Last month? And of course, I've got a cocktail party to go to. At exactly 7 PM. Fuck me. Alright, here's the preview for the rest of you who may not be living the glamorous life of Saturday night cocktail parties.

Waiting in line details - the aforementioned 7PM at the Phone Booth. Habs still haven't lost in regulation. Of course when you don't play all week you can't lose. Ducks started like crap but have won 3 of their last 4, including two in a row to start their road trip. Habs have only won once against the Ducks in the last 5 games they've played, and haven't beaten them in Montreal since 2001. Yeesh. Oh, and league-wide, all 30 teams are in action, quite the rarity.

Pay your cover charge to - Battle of California of course. Your best choice when you start mixing all those California teams up.

Hot sexy Habs to watch - Everyone is cold after 5 days of not playing. Seriously though, Captain K has goals in 3 straight games.

Skanky Habs to watch - we were all ready to jump on Rhino, but Carbo beat us to the punch and is benching him.

29 get to the FUCKING EXCITING line-up news already you dick!!! - Higgins is in! Woohoo! Let the trade showcase begin! Price is recovered enough from the flu to back up Jaro. Big Tits skated today, but is not yet yet recovered enough from the upper body concussion to play. El Dandy sits. Isn't he a better D than Breezer?

Hot and sexy and skanky Ducks to watch - Brad May (?) leads them in scoring, while Teemu, Pronger and Getzlaf are were really not doing a whole hell of a lot until last night against the Sens. And Teemu was involved on that Marchant freak goal in the game.

Post-game adult entertainment establishment - if we're classing it up, we can only go to FHF spiritual home Chez Paree. In spirit only, cause we never go in there. We're not rich.

Let's do it in the comments people!

51 comments:

Limerick Dude said...

My apologies.
I stated in an earlier post I thought Rhino was playing like crap and that Breezer deserved to play over him...
I feel dirty.
I agree, Dandy would be better.
Where will Higgnins play? With Pleks and Kovy?

Anonymous said...

I think I heard that Higgins is starting on the fourth line with Laraque and Mad Max.

Sergei is playing with Kovy and Pleks. 3rd line is Begin, Lang and Kostopolous. Thats what I heard anyways. I don't see Higgins lasting too long on the fourth line but we'll see.

Shutdown said...

Higgins-Gang Bang-Kosto on the 3rd.

les_glorieux said...

Actually, Habs I/O reported that he'll start on the fourth line, then move up to the third sometime in the second or third period.

Montréaliste1 said...

"upper body concussion" lol

"a reference to a francophone member of the Habs defence corps being incarcerated in an unusual and uncomfortable manner."

Is that new, did I miss it ?

HabsFan29 said...

@Mtliste - yeah, it's new. we've been having some fun in the comment window

Habs I/O and RDS don't agree where Higgins will play. no matter, Carbo will play around anyway

panger76 said...

OK I'm excited about Higgs, but I'm too m distracted by RDS' matching outfits - or at least the purple striped ties. Have they been doing this all year and missed it?

Rhino need to watch a game from the press box, just like DOOM did back in the day. If it was game 70 and he was sitting in favour of Breezer, than I'd be worried.

moeman said...

Methinks the purple ties are for a special cause/charity.

Go Higgs!

Go pants!!

Ho Habs!!!

panger76 said...

Ho Habs indeed.

Apparently the ties are related to the cancer night.

panger76 said...

Fuck.

It might be a long game.

Rips it, scores! said...

Did the Habs watch the Anaheim - Ottawa game and say "we can do better than that"? It's the only reason I can think of why they're spotting the Ducks this early two goal lead.



.....bugger.

panger76 said...

I have a sneaking suspicion that Jiggy is going to pull a Brodeur tonight - if we get any chances.

At least Gang Bang seems interested.

baroque said...

The ties are lavender, the color for cancer awareness. Many players have been or will be using pink sticks or sticks with pink tape or something similar in warmups to be auctioned off for breast cancer research funding.

I'm a crappy cusser, so I got nothin' in the profanity department. Sorry, boys.

panger76 said...

So let me understand this: Carbo starts Hiigins off on the fourth line to get his groove back, and he promptly coughes up the puck int the defensive zone and the Ducks rush back and score. And the consequence? Higgins moves up to Lang's wing. OK.

Since Gang Bang is the only one skating, maybe Carbo should move someone who, you know, can finish some scoring chances - unlike Greek Lightening. I think there is a guy wearing #27 who'd like a crack at that wing.

panger76 said...

WHOOO-HOOOOO!!!

OK I believe again. What a pass and nice finish from Guay.

Rips it, scores! said...

@panger: Of course. Giguere will end up scoring an empty netter to make it 3-0. That's how it nearly always works.



I had the above typed out just as the Habs scored. Good man Tanguay. My point on the empty netter still stands though.

panger76 said...

@Rips it - If Giggy scores I owe you a coke.

Oh, and make another comment about how the Habs won't score again. Seemed to work last time!

Rips it, scores! said...

@panger: If Giguere scores, the Ducks will owe me a new laptop after I fire it out the window.

Oh and....well I don't hold out much hope that the Habs will score before the end of the first, that's for sure. PP though, so you never know.

moeman said...

Deux à Deux.

SAKU!

panger76 said...

Come on! Kovy gets called for that? I get a love tap like that every time I get the puck teh refs call a penalty maybe twice a season.

But what a pass from Little Tits. Georgeous (the pass - not his tits).

WWWWWWWHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-HHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Rips it, scores! said...

Me > Carbo tbh.

*Insert smug smiley here*

moeman said...

Sweet pass from HIGGS!

panger76 said...

@Rips it - it worked again! Your negativity seems to feed them. Keep it up!!

Rips it, scores! said...

Bob is obviously reading our comments and relaying them back to Carbo.

panger76 said...

Wow Pronger is slow - did I just see Greek Lightning bolt past him??

Good period, at least insofar as they ddn't roll over and die after being down 2-0.

panger76 said...

OK you guys have to check out Cherry's suit on HNIC. It looks like he hunted, killed and skinned Barney for that outfit.

(And just to be clear I'm making fun of him, not the cause.)

moeman said...

Can't watch cbc/hnic, mclame make me sick.

moeman said...

3-2 for the good guys. K-Tops!

Rips it, scores! said...

*dances*

Tom the Bomb!


PS: Is it just me, or is the new goal song not as......loud (I suppose) as Vertigo?

Rips it, scores! said...

Arsebiscuits.

Rips it, scores! said...

Jaro has to go, simply for his own confidence.

Coming back against a cup winner for the second time after conceding two quick fire goals will be a pretty tough ask. Anaheim are no mugs.

moeman said...

Habs I/O mentioned the Koivu interview. Caught it earlier tonight. Mme. Saku would make many a man smile.

baroque said...

OK you guys have to check out Cherry's suit on HNIC. It looks like he hunted, killed and skinned Barney for that outfit.

I thought he had decided to dress as an Easter egg for Halloween. :)

This is a strange, strange game.

panger76 said...

Anyone else notice the non-call when the Ducks cross-check Price when he's got the puck? And the D did not push them in...

moeman said...

Boo. Hiss.

Rips it, scores! said...

This is going to be really hard to come back from. If you concede 5 goals in a game, you generally don't win. Simple as.

moeman said...

@panger76

kevin 'Habs Hater' pollock is reffin'.

Rips it, scores! said...

Thanks for trying to get me to my bed earlier, refs. Sadly, we've got Price to stop erroneously given penalty shot (according to CJAD).

Rips it, scores! said...

*Sadly for the refs, I mean.

panger76 said...

Urge to Kill rising.

At least the ducks got cheaters justice by missing the net.

Rips it, scores! said...

5 goals on 15 shots......29 shots for the Habs, with Giguere not looking all that strong according to CJAD.

Weird game.

panger76 said...

OK I know I'm a alwyer but:

67.4 Penalty Shot - If a player, except a goalkeeper, while play is in progress, falls on the puck, holds the puck, picks up the puck, or gathers the puck into his body or hands from the ice in the goal crease area, the play shall be stopped immediately and a penalty shot shall be awarded to the non-offending team.

Georges clearly batted the puck into Price's pads. What a shitty ref - blows a call when he's 2 feet away. The refs better even up that call, too.

Rips it, scores! said...

Game over.

baroque said...

Maybe not if Anaheim keeps letting Montreal have power play practice - especially if they graciously allow the Canadiens to practice their 5 on 3.

Rips it, scores! said...

Shhhhh, I'm trying to make the negativity work.

panger76 said...

It's over. Giggy pulled a Brodeur.

I am kinda glad to see Pleks frustrated, at least he looked like he cared tonight.

moeman said...

Could be worse, we could be Sens fans.

Rips it, scores! said...

The negativity was good for another goal anyway......woo?

moeman said...

Lotsa shots, little scoring. Ugly loss. Move on.

panger76 said...

@Rips it: I'll give you that one, plus a coke (even if Giggy didn't score).

Give it to Anahiem, though - the got a lead and then just collapsed around Giggy - 2 of the Habs 4 goals were batted out of the air. Plus neither the bounces nor the calls seemd to go or way - I kneo we got more PP time, but that's cause Montreal was skating way more.

Anonymous said...

47 saves ? I hate Giggy ..
Habs almost had as many shots in the 3rd as Anaheim did the whole game ..

Fuck the ducks

pardon my french