Friday, February 06, 2009

Habs need to keep working - Sabres Game Preview and Open Thread

Look, there is no question why the Habs beat the Pens. They worked. They skated. They played together. If this woman can strip and iron at the same time, there is no reason the Habs can't, you know, skate and pass at the same time. It's much less dangerous than ironing while spinning on a pole half naked.

Waiting in line details - 7:30 PM start HSBC arena. Game is on TSN so we can all avoid Benoit. Sabres are coming off a nice 5-0 win over the Leafs, and are a mere 5 points behind the Habs in the standings. Uh-oh. Habs have won the last two against Buffalo.

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Hot Habs to watch - Hmm. The reunited Danse à Dix line came back to life a bit in the last game. They may be ready to break out (crosses fingers, sacrifices chicken blood to deity). The Hamr is becoming an offensive force lately.

Skanky Habs to watch - anyone worried about TFS? I'm just asking.

Hot sexy Sabres to watch - Vanek has 13 points over his last 8 games. Tim Connolly has 8 goals over that same span. Ryan Miller has the gaudy line of 2-0-0, 0.00, 1.000 in his last 2 GP. Alrighty then.

Skanky Sabres to watch - unlike Miller, Lalime has a 0-2-0, 3.53, .887 line in his last 2 GP. Let's hope he's the starter.

Line up du jour - BGL is in. El Dandy, while ready, won't play tonight. Breezer did not go to Buffalo (couldn't get out of Panger's trunk in time) so we assume that means Rhino plays.

Post-game adult entertainment - enjoy a gallery of sexy waitresses serving Buffalo wings.

Do you like your Buffalo wings with blue cheese dressing? Discuss. Oh, you can talk hockey too.

29 comments:

gillis said...

Worried about TFS? Doesn't the fact that his nickname is TFS mean that we don't need to worry about him? But uh, ya, I'm still pretty worried.

Please Ruffy, please play Lalime

Limerick Dude said...

I said it in the game day skate, but I feel it needs reiterating:

Buffalo, schmuffalo!

Bring on the Battle of Belarus tomorrow night!

heh...word veri: beests

les_glorieux said...

Why is nobody mentioning Tanguay? What the fuck is going on with him?

HabsFan29 said...

@les_gloriuex - who?

but you're right. conspiracy!!

Limerick Dude said...

Re: Tanguay

It's a conspiracy all right - by the Habs. Everybody will forget that PoonTang even exists let alone plays for the Habs. Then sometime near the end of the month he'll be inserted into the lineup - probably first game back from the road swing, against the Sens.
The Sens will be like "WHHHAAAA?" (like Moe from the Simpsons) and the Habs will win 6-1 with Tanguay chalking up 3 points and it'll be the start of a 7 game win streak.
you'll see.

Anonymous said...

Go away. Please leave me alone. Why do you write this page? What are you? My head hurts so much but mommy says I must'nt be angry. I do bad things when I get mad.

Habsfan10 said...

For the record, the blue cheese should only be used for dipping the carrot sticks and celery. Putting it on the actual wings is a travesty.

Buffalo absolutely dismantled the Leafs this week. You might say that doesn't mean much, but without Pogge that game would have been 9 or 10-0. I wouldn't want to see the Sabres in the playoffs with Vanek, Connolly, Stafford, Roy and Pominville firing up front and Miller playing his best at the back ... but I'd love to see them face the Broons.

Van Hab said...

@HF10: I'm with you on the "blue cheese is for the veggies" rule. Aw fuck I needs me some good wings it has been a WHILE.

Is TFS playing back-to-back games? Jaro vs. Leafs? hmmmmm...

HabsFan29 said...

you guys know that this is the first of 7 of 8 games on the road for the Habs? you'd figure the author of the preview would have mentioned that. fucker

and what's up with this Avery to the Rangers business? they deserve each other i guess

moeman said...

Apologies to our Jewish Habs fans (just havin' some pre-game fun).

HabsFan29 said...

@moeman - i fucking love that app. baco-licious. and im Jewish (very, very reform)

moeman said...

The 'strip' of bacon is at the same angle as the pole-danseuse, um, stripper.

HabsFan29 said...

chippy!

chris nilan said...

fuck i'm in vancouver and there's no fucking sound on tsn.

fuck fuck

Van Hab said...

I'm in Vancouver and there's sound on TSN. You're not missing much. Pierre is Pierre. ugh.

sound or no sound this still LOOKS like shit. Buffalo's coming on strong in the 2nd

perplexed in montreal said...

Ty-fucking-pical.

Dominate the 1st period without scoring and then stop playing.

perplexed in montreal said...

How friendly of Rivet!

matt - this team is going nowhere said...

Get ready for the battle for 8th!

Bouillon should have been off the team 4 years ago......

HabsFan29 said...

had to go out for dinner. what did i miss? Maguire is really ragging on Kovy

HabsFan29 said...

well that was a disaster

Van Hab said...

Fuckin bag of dicks


Word verif: bowie

As in "This is pretty freaky, Bowie"

perplexed in montreal said...

Can't score.

Price can't steal a game.

Mental mistakes.

Cancel the parade.

Van Hab said...

y'know, every time the Habs put in another year of suck, I feel like I've wasted a year of my life.

HabsFan29 said...

cmon jebus we need a miracle

HabsFan29 said...

feh

kevincrumbs said...

Fuck Kovy. Trade his ass already.

kevincrumbs said...

Also, getting completely destroyed by the Leafs tomorrow night might be the best thing to happen to us. Someone needs to shake this team up and whomever runs this team (Gainey? Carbo? Muller? Youppi?) might feel embiggened to make some goddamn changes.

Such as making Kovalev a healthy scratch. He already sucks and if he's pissed off, so what? It's not like we're going to re sign him next year (I hope). Komi was teh suxx tonight and Markov was iffy too.

UGH.

South Shore Habs Fan said...

Price's numbers, for reference:

Oct: 1.91 GAA, 0.937 SV%
Nov: 2.56 GAA, 0.915 SV%
Dec: 2.25 GAA, 0.915 SV%

Since returning from injury: 3.31 GAA, 0.877 SV%


Think they brought him back too early? You can't really blame the team in front of him, as we were playing like ass in November.

Food for thought.

kristin said...

oooof.