Saturday, December 20, 2008

Loving and Hating Buffalo - Sabres Game Preview and Open Thread

You know the rules around here. Reproduce the previous game preview if it's a win as we look for a streak. So it's a bikini group shot and some Buffalo love after the Philly win.

Go Buffalo! Your wings are the ultimate game day food. You ability to support a football team despite multiple Super Bowl failures, a dump of a stadium and a dick of an owner is admirable. And... and... and. Right, we love Buffalo. But we hate the Sabres. Actually, of all our division rivals, we really don't hate the Sabres that much. We even still feel badly for you about the foot in the crease. Anyway, let's get it on with the bullet points:
  • 7 PM start at the Bell Centre;
  • Habs coming off a good solid win after sucking for a while, Sabres warming up with five wins in their last seven games including a 5-0 shutout of the Kings last night, and are only 4 points behind us in the standings;
  • The teams have split their two games this season;
  • While we sorta hate the Sabres, we really love Kate over at The Willful Caboose;
  • Your hot Habs are Gui! with 3 points in his last 2 games, and Little Tits even came alive against the Flyers;
  • Pleks is certainly not alive, still zombifying with no points in seven games;
  • You can add Big Tits to the injured list. In practice yesterday, Little Tits joined the Danse à Dix line;
  • Jaro will go again, with TFS(tm) possibly coming back tomorrow night;
  • The Sabres offense has been coming alive lately, with Derek Roy having 6 points in his last 3 games, and Pominville 6 in 5;
  • Maxim Afinogenov on the other hand is pointless in 4;
  • We're not going back to a strip club if the streak is working (don't worry, that won't last), so it's post-game Torah study for all.
Have any reason to love or hate Buffalo? Completely indifferent? Let's hear it in the comments.

81 comments:

Sonia said...

Love/Hate about Buffalo: Craig Rivet.

Love him because: He's Koivu's best buddy, and I love my boy Saku, the son I never had. Also, Rivet got us Gorges and Pacioretty. Nice.

Hate him because: Dunno. We're supposed to, apparently.

lawyergirl77 said...

Sonia - heh. I think booing Rivet is the height of stupidity, considering all he did for this team (both while he was here and following his departure). Besides, I rarely do what I'm told!! ;-)

That being said, I'm doing what I can to keep the streak alive, boys and girls! I'm STILL sick with the stomach flu!!! *sob*

But if we win tonight, does that mean I'm never going to be allowed to eat solid food again??

Van Hab said...

Buffalo leaves a bad taste in my mouth ever since the...97 or 98 playoffs. I had just moved to montreal and had tickets to game 6. Fucking Hasek made sure there wasn't a game 6 and my first Habs game had to wait till a 6-1 or 6-0 loss to the Devils.

Also, Doug Gilmour on Vaclav Varada. Anyone remember that beautiful move?

Sonia said...

@Van Hab - Yes, that was after Varada KO'ed Theodore with his knee as Theo was diving to clear the puck. Good Dougie!

Sonia said...

@LG77 - Just hang on to that flu until after tomorrow's game. Then it's Christmas break & you can go Oprah on that buffet!

Anonymous said...

Love Buffalo: For having citizens plucky enough to deal with about 90 feet of lake-effect snow every winter.

Hate Buffalo: For making those of us grumbling about shoveling out of one foot of snow feel a little bit like wimps. :)

moeman said...

Use to live nearby and a great reason to love Buffalo is Frank and Teresa's Anchor Bar. Been there many times, best (original) wings in the world.

Not to like about Buffalo, their scary murder-fire-calamity evening news leads.

Go Habs!

(BTW, LG77, I feel your pain as I'm into hour 72 of this fucking flu)

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HabsFan29 said...

evening all! er, late afternoon. it's friggin dark. damn shortest day of the year

@anon - good one. i shovelled two inches this morning and bitched about it. im a fucking embarrassment compared to a Buffaloian. Buffaloer? Buffaloite? i have no fucking clue

@LG - we're all rooting for you to get 100% better around 945 tomorrow night

HabsFan29 said...

alright kids i missed both games this week. 1-1, so there's no curse there. we're riding the LG77 flu streak. let's do this thing!

oh jeez BB i forgot how much i hate you

moeman said...

Joel Bouchard, learn when to STFU! Merci.

HabsFan29 said...

moeman youre gonna have to spell out STFU to Joel. and even then he wont understand

Van Hab said...

Favorite Habs/Sabres moment? Gilmour (bowling ball) on Vaclav Varada (bowling pin)

Brings a tear to my eye every time I think about it

Panic Mode said...

Laraque is a freaking monster isn't he?

HabsFan29 said...

@PM - well he was sort of insane as he smiled when the "fight" started

HabsFan29 said...

FUCK

moeman said...

Fugly.

HabsFan29 said...

i can blame it on Breezer, right?

Panic Mode said...

Is this going to be one of our lame games?

HabsFan29 said...

look, ben maxwell! you'd think the author of the preview would have mentioned that

HabsFan29 said...

nice deflection

moeman said...

Small Tits are, um, is hot.

Rips it, scores! said...

I LOVE Buffalo's goal horn. The most awesome siren in the entire NHL, period.

HabsFan29 said...

i love quality 4th line work

moeman said...

Rips, the game is in Montreal.

Rips it, scores! said...

@moeman: I know that, but I am stating the reason why I like Buffalo.

PS: I've just gotten in the door, how have the Habs played so far?

moeman said...

Habs have been meh so far.

HabsFan29 said...

Rips it - not. great. 10 minutes of decent hockey. maybe 5

Rips it, scores! said...

Feh, plus Buffalo have just scored. Crap.

I'm drunk & I feel quite ill, damn need to listen to the Habs before I finally go to sleep. *shakes fist*

Sorry guys, I've drank copious amounts of alcohol over the last 24 hours, so I may not make much sense.

moeman said...

Rips, just remember it tasted good going down. The reverse not being true.

Rips it, scores! said...

@moeman: I know the reverse isn't true. Bathroom = my best friend. :-(

Woo, PP for the Habs.

HabsFan29 said...

after 2 periods, my professional assessment as a blogger is that we suck

moeman said...

Rips, think positive, even though the room'll be spinning you'll feel better by Monday.

moeman said...

HF29, the Habs suck, we suck as blog commentators, or both?

(Also, word verification = 'retching')

Van Hab said...

On my way to the company Christmas party. I hope I do something embarrassing like tell people I'm a Habs fan then get made fun of because the Habs suck.

HabsFan29 said...

moeman i meant the Habs. FHF commentors are an endless source of amusement to me

you have got to be lying about some of these word verifications. they are just a little too apt

moeman said...

I'd never lie about a word verification. Honest.

(WF = calin, cool French-Canadian swear/slang)

Rips it, scores! said...

2-2!!!!

moeman said...

Hammer makes it 2-2.

moeman said...

Rips is still with us!

HabsFan29 said...

god does Begin deserve a goal tonight

Rips it, scores! said...

@moeman: Wuzzle wazzle?

I want to sleep. :-(

I am currently apologising to the missus for no reason. Damn Paulaner beer.

lawyergirl77 said...

Ugh, I was feeling better at the beginning of the game, then I started to get sick again... Let's ride my flu streak, peeps!!

(Thanks for the well-wishes everyone)

My favourite moment so far = Laraque laughing during his fight at the pussy shit that the Sabres player was pulling. Heh.

(And 29 - dude, you never emailed me back!!)

HabsFan29 said...

LG only got it like at 530 or 6. was out all day. figured it was too late by then

lawyergirl77 said...

Rips - I feel your pain too...

And moeman - I'm at a little more than 72 hours right now. I miss food that isn't dry toast or plan noodles... *sob*

Almost as much as I miss TurtlePlek being a productive member of the team, but I digress.

HabsFan29 said...

who is this Turtleplek of whom you speak? havent heard his name in years

lawyergirl77 said...

29: heh. I see that you don't have a fancy schmancy iPhone like 4. :)

I'm debating whether to get rid of tomorrow's tix. I hope to feel better seeing as it's the last fucking home game for weeks...

Rips it, scores! said...

@lg77: Pain is good (I got that off a hot sauce bottle)......unless ypu have the flu, which is what I will get on Christmas Day once I head to the parentals for the holidays. :-(

moeman said...

I'm getting dizzy,

lawyergirl77 said...

JA-RO! JA-RO! JA-RO!!

Why is Bégin the only one skating on this fucking shift?

HabsFan29 said...

LG im the last lawyer in town without an iphone or Blackberry

moeman said...

lg77, go to tomorrow's game and have a couple of steamés.

lawyergirl77 said...

and 29 - I hear that we have a player who is wearing number 14... No, he's not an android (although I think that Data would rock the faceoffs), and he's not a human pylon.

Seriously, Pleks gives new meaning to the words SNAKE. BIT.

Rips it, scores! said...

Good news: I got one of my best friends interested in hockey.

Bad news: He's moved to Boston & has immediately become a Bruins fan. I'll have to fight him once he visits for Christmas.


Sabres are coming on strong atm.

moeman said...

TPleks is giving little girls a bad name.

lawyergirl77 said...

29 - You're not the only one. I refused to get a Blackberry. I told my boss that I could get one... and then chuck it into the St. Lawrence.

I do have an iPhone, but it only has my gmail and not my work stuff. The few people who would need to reach me in an emergency have that phone number and have used it very sparingly. I really only got the thing so that I could spam people and surf the Internet while waiting for the greffier spécial to call my frickin' file.

Topic? Kovy, why do you take so many fucking offensive zone penalties??

lawyergirl77 said...

moeman - they don't make steamies at the Bell Center. Those stupid panini-esque grilled hotdogs are lame and break my heart.

HabsFan29 said...

AARRGGHHHHHH

lawyergirl77 said...

FUCK KOVY FUCK FUCK FUCK GOAL FUCK FUCK FUCK

Rips it, scores! said...

Cheers Kovy.

moeman said...

Sorry lg77, I had an Expos flashback. I miss André Dawson.

moeman said...

Small Tits are nice!

Rips it, scores! said...

Hey ho, let's go!

HabsFan29 said...

i may cry

lawyergirl77 said...

LITTLE TITS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!! I LOVE YOU!!!!

lawyergirl77 said...

29 - do you need me to hold you tenderly?

(And fuck that was a lovely pass from Kovy)

HabsFan29 said...

well that was entertaining so far i guess

lawyergirl77 said...

29 - I guess... My stomach is in knots, but I can't tell whether it's the flu or the game.

moeman said...

Yup, fun 3 periods, worth the 1 point, now let's get the other one.

Rips it, scores! said...

Ooh, we're going to have a controversy!

lawyergirl77 said...

That should be a goal.

Lang avoided pushing off the net. It was the defenceman who gave it a shove when he saw the puck going in. This is why they have that rule!!!!!!

lawyergirl77 said...

Fucking horseshit. That was a goal.

moeman said...

KOVY!

HabsFan29 said...

now you have to hold me LG

orangeman said...

@LG77: I agree. At least a penalty. I'm not actually sure of the rule, but it would have been a goal if the Buffalo dude would have at least tried to avoid kncking off the net. And, yes, I think he could have avoided it. Even if not, it's still, as you so eloquently put it, horseshit.


Also: WOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!

Rips it, scores! said...

W00t!

First proper OT win of the season, afaik!


PS: Verification word = "prowl", heh.

moeman said...

Take that mike milbury you miserable sack of shit.

lawyergirl77 said...

*passes 29 the Balvenie and a hug*

And orangeman - it was FUCKING horseshit. The adjective is important!

That being said - WOOOOOOOO KOVY! Way to make up for your (questionable) penalty earlier on.

Riddle me this: Why does he seem to play better (or at least, more intense) when he's wearing the C ???

Sonia said...

Welcome back, Kovy!
XXO

HabsFan29 said...

LG don't try to think about what motivates Kovy. it'll only lead to brain hurt

moeman said...

Kovy is a presence. The day Gainey snagged him for Balej I was ecstatic. Still am.