Saturday, November 29, 2008

Fuck, we're running out of ideas to fix this - Sabres at Habs Preview and Open Thread


This is what you get when you type in "Buffalo Sabres girls". Fine with us.

Alright, I give up. We go with Emma and free-form verse and win against the defending champs, we go with Emma and lyrics from KISS and turn in a putrid performance in Washington. I'm just gonna throw the info out here, hope that the almost-as-schizo-Sabres take their turn to blow tonight, and probably avoid watching altogether.

Waiting in line details: Habs coming home to start longest homestand of the year, seven games that will go a long way to determining how the season goes. Rumours of CBC coverage, plus the ever-faithful RDS. 7:00 pm start. Habs coming off last night's Theo shutout; Sabres won last two versus Pens and Bruins. Oh.

There are no hot Habs. Don't even pretend. No one, and I mean no one, deserves the "hot" label. Fuck em. Everyone looks terrible, even if they don't. Some people (Greek Lightning, Gorges, Koivu) are playing hard, but everyone else is brutal. Okay, Price and Halak are playing fine, but it might be time for them to steal one to right the ship.

For the Sabres, Tomas Vanek may never be worth his crazy contract, but he has twice the goals of Montreal's leader Tanguay. Drew Stafford and Derek Roy are very talented co-pilots. Maxim Afiniganov is currently trade bait. Ryan Miller is one of Bettman's poster boys, a smart, well-spoken American ... but he's been terribly average in almost every way this year.

Is there a better blog name than Die By the Blade? I think not. Go there for all your Sabres needs. Go to Buffalo Bill's near the old Forum if all this Buffalo talk has produced a hankering for wings. Don't worry if they don't serve beer. Bring them into your favourite downtown pub; our buddy the Chibougamu Cowboy used to bring McNuggets into pubs "because they don't serve McNuggets here". Waitresses never questioned his logic.

Thoughts, memories of grand Buffalo sporting triumphs, still harbour a burning hatred for John Van Boxmeer or Bob Sauve? Let's hear it in the comments.

27 comments:

moeman said...

Maybe the Habs can form some kind of coalition. Time to call the GGilf-ish Michaëlle Jean for some advice.

Should the game get out-of-handingly boring, there's this;

Mind meld

lostinleafland said...

7 home games. We need to go 5-2 at least. We need some momentum. Now!!
If we have a losing record after these next 7 games, suggest we package Higgins,pair of Tits and O'Burned again for anybody in the league interested in wearing the Habs jersey (not the HF29 half and half kind though...)

Sonia said...

Line-up changes according to HI/O:

- D'Agostini in with Koivu & Higgins
- Kovy with GBL and Gui
- Pleks with Bégin and Kosto (or LilGirlPlek Bangin' the Greek)
- The Tits on the fourth line with Maxime Mag (good fit, in a way...)
- Tangs & BGL still hurt
- El Dandy on D, O'Byrne in Panger's trunk.

Sonia said...

@moeman - that game's awesome!

lawyergirl77 said...

Off to the game y'all.

Once again, my mantra for the night is: please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck...

(and I would post during the intermissions, but my iPhone doesn't like blogger, and it won't let me post anything. sniffle.)

copyranter said...

sitting here in upper Manhattan waiting to see which team personality hits the ice: Dr. Suckass or Mr. Kickass

copyranter said...

Also, let's remember Danny Gare...a Sabre mole who did not know of the word "pass," unless it was followed by "gas."

1975-76——50G, 23A.

moeman said...

Sabres are playing Lalime.

Habsfan10 said...

Lalime? Lalovely.

Habsfan10 said...

@ Copyranter:

Vanek is playing like the ghost of Danny Gare. He's currently on pace for 55 goals and 23 assists this year.

Panic Mode said...

ANDREI!

moeman said...

So will Brunet rip into 'le jeune' Latendresse like he did the even younger Small Tits for getting a penalty? Brunet's pure wool commentary is getting very tiring.

copyranter said...

Gorges decides there's not enough O'Byrne in the lineup tonight. Undressed AND gives away the puck on the same fucking play...

Habsfan10 said...

Tomas Vanek is starting to piss me off.

Habsfan10 said...

Seriously, Drury, Briere, Campbell, all gone ... this fucking Hab killer they keep.

Panic Mode said...

Question: Why is Matt D'Agostini on the power play?

Answer: Carbo has lost the plot.

copyranter said...

MAX!!!

moeman said...

...to Begin!!!

moeman said...

Vodkov!

lostinleafland said...

Has Carbo kept the same lines together for more than one game?
He's got more fuckin' personalities than Sybil.
On the plus side, we're getting some shots tonight.

Lostinleafland said...

sergei with 3 penalties..please Carbo, we all like Tits, but get him out of there...

Bryan said...

so i was snowboarding today and am just catching the 3rd. how come komisarek is behind the bench and not up with O'b and Tanguay?

Lostinleafland said...

CJAD play by play said Breezer was the best D-man on the ice tonight. Is that a compliment or a concern?
A win is a win I guess.

Shutdown said...

What was up with Komi behind the bench? Anyone?

melly said...

@Bryan: Komo was filling in for Jarvis, who's left the team to deal with a family illness.
He looked like he was getting into being behind the bench, it was cute.

Sooo glad the Habs pulled that win out, I thought for sure the Sabres were going to even it up in that last-minute mad flurry.

fezworth said...

@Bryan: How was the snow? Were you at C.O.P.?

Bryan said...

no no, sunshine. was there on opening weekend too. ive never actually been to COP.

hasn't snowed in a week so it was pretty baron in some parts. i'd wait for a giant dump of snow before heading up. especially with a new board like me. caught my edge on a rock and bailed.