Saturday, October 11, 2008

It's Gonna Be a Long Fucking Season - Sabres 2, Habs 1 (SO)

1 down, 81 to go. Some good, some bad last night. It's gonna go on like this for the next 6 months we think. Settle in, grab your calendars and look forward to the spring (we hope).

Plan the parade - TFS(tm) was fantastic. Probably the only player in mid-season form. Oh, sure he got beat by the same move TWICE in the shootout, but he held us in there all night. Gang Bang Lang was our best skater by far. Besides showing a goal-scorer's touch on the Habs only goal, he seemed to be all over the ice. Gui!'s skating lessons seemed to have paid off.

The sky is falling - Whether it was nerves, not enough time playing together, or the crappy ice surface every player mentioned during the post-game interviews even though they "wouldn't use it as an excuse", the Habs seemed just, off. Passes missed, no real flow, no lines working well together. Not the best hockey. It picked up a bit in the second half, but still not great. DOOM made a huge gaffe that led to the Sabres' goal. Markov didn't look to hot on it either. Tangy didn't show much. The PP is in trouble. While Gui! skated well, he still can't bury a chance and took a stupid 3rd period penalty, wiping out what could have been the game winning goal. Rhino looked lost. Breezer should get lost.

Chez Parée bound? Price and Gang Bang get in immediately. Everyone else sort of standing around waiting to see if they get in.

In the VIP room - we're gonna do something different for a change and not give an opinion. It's only Game 1. Let's wait for one more before we jump to any conclusions.

Next evil, evil foe - the red hot Tronna Maple Leaves.

7 comments:

orangeman said...

Went to the local Canucker bar here in Seoul only to find out they weren't showing the game as per their website. Apparently they don't show it if it's only in French. Stupid west coasters.

Thanks for the summary. Looked like it could have gone either way. DOOM! What were you doing?! I love ya, but dude!

Will wake up early to watch the game tomorrow on the internet. Always good against the Laffs. That would be sarcastic if they didn't beat the Wings in Detroit.

Gulp.

Anonymous said...

I was at the game last night and agree with what HB29 said. If Breezer looked bad on TV, just imagine what he looked like in person.

Sabre fans got real cocky after the game. One tried to pick a fight with me. He was clearly drunk, and didn’t realize that I was surrounded by other Hab fans, keeping an eye on the situation. Hab fans rule!

Anonymous said...

Look out for Toronto. They are so pleased with themselves their heads might just explode and spew brain goo all over the ice. :)

--baroque

grrrreg said...

No jumping to conclusions? Wow! Is this what they call maturity?? :)

Number31 said...

Eh. It could have been worse. Theo got pulled, Huet let in 4 stinkers. Thank goodness for Price.

If they play like this tonight, I hope Jaro's ready for the onslaught.

Doogie2K said...

I think some adventurous Tronna-based Habs fan should go downtown and slap a little "Doug" on the end of a Jarvis St. sign and take a picture of it (preferably with them in the frame, too), if we beat the Tronna Giant-Killers tonight.

Doogie2K said...

Also, after seeing the confusion on what to call Laraque, we Oilers fans settled on LeGG, short for Le Grande Georges. (No one is totally sure who came up with it, but Mike W is currently credited with it at Battle of Alberta.)