Saturday, January 24, 2009

It's the All-Star Weekend Open Thread of Love

And the weekend open thread of love makes it's triumphant return! Here' s a place for you to share your thoughts on life, love, Sid the Kid, Kovy et al. Whatever's on your mind, let it out. We're your psychoanalyst. Watching the skills comp? The ASG? Let's hear it. Actually, HF4 will be at the skills comp tonight and may chime in with a review of some sort. So what do you think of Bettman putting the hammer down? The circus around Vinny? Did anyone watch that Habs special on CBC last night? How was it? I totally missed it. BTW, if you want teh funneh, the MYFO boys are live-blogging the weekend. But do they have lesbians kissing?

As always, "Habs Suck" comments are welcome, even if it is the open thread of love. What do you love?

47 comments:

Moey said...

I love Souray, period.

BTW, the CBC is re-airing that special tonight after the skills competition. It's worth watching.

perplexed in montreal said...

I remember one year no one wanted to play in the all-star game so Scotty Bowman (East coach) loaded the team with Habs. Even Pierre Bouchard played IIRC.

Shutdown said...

I'm actually kind of excited for this skills competition. They have a Junior B (I guess that means Junior AA in QC) goalie who just gets to stand there for the super shootout thing. Apparently Ovechkin told him what move he was doing, probably so the kid could move the fuck out of the way and not ruin OV's move.

The Gate To The Groin For Yannick Bertrand said...
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The Gate To The Groin For Yannick Bertrand said...

I love lamp

-Brisebois

moeman said...

The Habs special on *cough* cbc is actually quite good. It'll make Hab haters hate even more but there's lotsa Canadiens love to be had.

lawyergirl77 said...

Moeman - I just watched it and I thought it was awesome. I'm quite shocked that I'm saying that about a show about - gasp - the Habs on the CBC.

What is the world coming to???

HabsFan29 said...

would you people stop praising the CBC?? it's freaking my out man

though i LOVE getting freaked out

HabsFan29 said...

*me out

though "freaking my out man" sounds vaguely sexual somehow

GreenMeany said...

Wasnt watching the cbc special but was watching the old games on espn classic. got to c the canadians vs red army game!!!!

perplexed in montreal said...

That pregame show was embarrassing.

moeman said...

embarrassing = joel 'have fun buddy' bouchard.

Shutdown said...

If you put all the best shootouts together, it wasn't bad. But watching the whole thing was brutal

HabsFan4 said...

I want to have a hemorrhage just to quell the boredom, and I'm at the bell centre.

lawyergirl77 said...

ditto to what 4 just said... The Youngstars game was brutally boring. But it's picking up a bit with the accuracy competition.

The pregame stuff was awful though. That band was brutal.

And I'm loving the Bruins' reactions when they get booed. I thought Thomas was going to fall over laughing when he was introduced.

lawyergirl77 said...

Malkin to Joel Bouchard after winning the accuracy comp: I not nervous. I have fun cause I love Montreal.

I was just waiting for the shoutout to Chez Paree...

lawyergirl77 said...

Well holy fuck. Zedno Chara gets cheered at the Bell Centre. I have now seen it all.

That being said, I haven't heard it this quiet in here since the season ticket skating party last year... And there were about 30 people in here.

fezworth said...

Have they already done the fancy shootouts?

lawyergirl77 said...

Does anyone know why people are booing Shane Doan??

Fez- yes, Ovie won.

Sonia said...

@LG77 - People are booing Doan over his "Fucking Frenchman" comment that he allegedly directed at a linesman 4-5 years ago, and which he has always vehemently denied.

Sonia said...

The shootout was the best part. With all the splits & pretzel stuff Thomas was doing I really hope he strained something. Is that wrong?

habsssss said...

I love how VS just cut to bullriding. Man that is a quality channel

lawyergirl77 said...

Sonja - thanks for the info. That rings a bell now... Re: Thomas, I was thinking the same thing!!! Fucker. He's luckier than Hasek.

Number31 said...

Heh, like I said, to score on Thomas: shoot high.

But ya, that was rather boring. I would have rather watched the mascot game they had earlier. That looked more fun. Instead I was jumping between this and the Crashed Ice crazy stuff.

HabsFan29 said...

well after reading everyone's comments, looks like i didnt miss much last night. though Ovie's hat thing was pretty funny. what an entertainer. learn something, Sid!

The Gate To The Groin For Yannick Bertrand said...

My favourite part:

"I like working with a sticky shaft"
-Sourray (re: the tape on his stick for the hardest shot comp)

HabsFan29 said...

should i be watching this game? there's a good seinfeld rerun on...

HabsFan29 said...

Vinny will never come here. you can tell by his body language

moeman said...

Beliveau looks beautiful.

HabsFan29 said...

is the game in slo-mo or is it the meth?

moeman said...

Good 1st period for an All-Star game.

Cirque Babes with violins.

Nice anthems.

Jesus saves.

Kovy scores.

Vodkov spins and scores.

Pocket Rocket.

Mr. Serge Savard.

No Bob Cole.

HabsFan29 said...

markov!

but Price didn't look so good on that last one

lawyergirl77 said...

If Lecavalier doesn't come here after being treated luke a GOD for a weekend, then he's a bigger chickenshit than I thought he was.

Call me crazy, but this really isn't bad for an All-Star game. Surprisingly entertaining. The pre-game was awesome too. The dude who sang the US anthem gave me goosebumps.

The biggest difference between East and West teams? The East guys are trying to entertainthe fans and the West guys are just playing hockey.

perplexed in montreal said...

It's a weird kind of hockey. Not like the normal hockey I'm used to. More like basketball on skates.

lawyergirl77 said...

Stupid iPhone keyboard: it should say "like" a god in last post.

Moment of the game: two HOT chicks are seriously shaking it on the jumbotron in all their HD glory... Cut to Ovechkin, staring at them with his mouth hanging open. He sees that he got busted, laughs his ass off and waves to the crowd. Best. Moment. Ever!!

moeman said...

Even better 2nd period, sign it Kovy and called by Price.

Also, still no Bob Cole or Brian MacFarlane!

The Gate To The Groin For Yannick Bertrand said...

Anyone else notice how much the West uniforms look like the Blue Jackets'?

New favourite moment: Price being interviewed on CBC as Kovalev gets a breakaway, gets asked "What's he going to do?" Price says matter-of-fact "Backhand." When Kovy does just that and roofs it, Price goes "Yeah, he does that a lot."

lawyergirl77 said...

Wow - Simple Plan follows Rich Nash playing Wii on the jumbotron against some kid. This isn't a normal hockey game...

Too bad SP is way off key tonight...

The Gate To The Groin For Yannick Bertrand said...

Hahahahaha Bettman and MacLean do not like eachother very much

HabsFan29 said...

4 on 4 in an ASG? this may take 20 seconds

HabsFan29 said...

crazy OT for an ASG

lawyergirl77 said...

Okay, that was a seriously good OT! What the fuck??

Does anyone remember the last time an ASG went to OT?
And any bets that Komo took the penalty just to get his name on the scoresheet??

The Gate To The Groin For Yannick Bertrand said...

tim thomas....being cheered.....in montreal....my mind is exploding

The Gate To The Groin For Yannick Bertrand said...

tim thomas....being cheered.....in montreal....my mind is exploding

HabsFan29 said...

well that was exciting

The Gate To The Groin For Yannick Bertrand said...

Kovy scoring in the shootout is the first time I've ever cheered out loud for an ASG

moeman said...

Habs players accounted themselves very well.

Canadiens organization is the biggest All-Star.