Friday, February 27, 2009

TMS presents the Game Day Skate Flyers Preview and Open Thread (huh?)

Bullet points for what you missed while wondering what the fuck is going on at FHF headquarters today...
Hey did you hear that Tom Brady finally married Giselle Bundchen? Seems as good a reason as any to post

So FHF's lineup has been depleted this week. As noted yesterday, Panger is in Hawaii (fuck you Panger), and HF10 has been dealing with some family stuff (good stuff, not bad, so don't worry). And in a couple of hours yours truly is taking off for the weekend, leaving HF4 to mind the store for the killer Philly-Sharks Friday-Saturday double. So to help him out, your game preview is coming a little early today. And as befitting TMS (and the fact that I stil have to pack), you damn well better believe it's in bullet point form...
  • 7 PM start in Philly, and it's on TSN;
  • Habs have won two in a row! What a streak!
  • Philly has taken 7 of 9, and has solidified their hold on that East 4th spot, 4 points up on the Habs with 2 games in hand;
  • This is the game that always tears Kristin of eager to go psycho apart, given her dual loyalties;
  • Pleks and Markov are your hot Habs. I kind of miss ZombiePleks for some reason;
  • Mike Richards has 9 points in his last 4 games;
  • We know that The Bratislava Bra is starting, but other than that it's tough to get lineup notes at 7 AM. Most like El Dandy won't play, as he's asked to be traded;
  • Danny Brière is expected to come back tonight after missing the last 35 games;
  • I can't even think about post-game adult entertainment at this hour. I've heard that there is porn on the internet, maybe you can find some.
Take care of each other in the comments today kids. Go Pants.

44 comments:

kristin said...

go habs go!

Shutdown said...

METROPOLIT picked up on waivers

http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/270103.html

Limerick Dude said...

Sounds like Briere may not get into the lineup due to cap issues. Unless they want to go with 5 d-men.
Even after we took Metropolit off their hands...is he an upgrade over Begin?­­ Or is it just Cap games?

glen fan said...

"just cap games"?

you have no idea what kind of player you just got in that guy. he was unbelievable for boston last year. i suppose it will be interesting to see how he does under Carbo - if Carbo hates him, well then it really is time for him to go.

Beta169 said...

Ah, good ol' Glen. I hung out with him a couple of times back when he was a Nashville Knight (ECHL IS the best minor league around)> He's a lot like PJ Stock, except Glen has some talent and personality.

Limerick Dude said...

No, I believe he's a solid 4th line player, maybe even 3rd line. Just wondering if Bob's moving pieces around for a bigger deal, or is he just solidifying our depth after dealing Begin.

lawyergirl77 said...

I was actually happy we got Metropolit. The guy was a total pain in the ass last year for the Broons. I can't believe he got put on waivers by Philly (and I was sure he wouldn't clear them), but there you go.

That being said, I think he's kind of a replacement Bégin. It must have been too good of an offer (i.e. FREE) for Gainey to pass up.

hmanpuckfan said...

I am torn about tomorrow's game. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area all of my life. I got hooked on hockey with the California Golden Seals in the 70's. I became a Habs fan just after the Seals moved to Cleveland(bleh!). Ken Dryden was (still is!)my hero. But, I've also become a die hard Sharks fan since the beginning in '91. For this one time can we waive the rule and just have a tie? Please?

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

I'm pretty pumped about this pick-up, not sure how he fits into the lineup, but make no mistake, Metropolit is a solid player able to really bolster secondary scoring. Plus he's a center, which pretty much makes him the Matsiah around here.

@hman: that's like having a supermodel for a wife, and then, the minute she's out the door, fucking an average (albeit much younger) woman with terrible fashion sense who can never finish properly...or something like that

moeman said...

Montropolit goes to the front of da net, so thats nice!

habsss said...

From HIO
Metropolit

chris nilan said...

curling?

Senators Lost Cojones said...

We know that The Bratislava Bra is starting...

*sigh*...you complete me.

Oh, and congrats on Metropolit. Yet one more ugly bastard who's owned our asses throughout his career. FACKINK BRA!!

kevincrumbs said...

Woo hoo! Centre Ice for some reason is not showing the game, even though it is listed. Fuck this shit.

Moey said...

I'm taking Komo out behind the woodshed during the first break.

hmanpuckfan said...

@ Gate

Yeah! Consolation for me is that I'm not a Maple Laffs or Broons fan.

Tom said...

We need a new stat under the Habs record on the right hand side.

Three: Games in a row Montreal has killed a 5 on 3, without having one of their own.

kevincrumbs said...

Breezer! AUUUUUUUUUUUGGGHHHH!

You dumb fuck, fucking hook him or whatever the fuck you need to do to bring Gagne down!

orangeman said...

Put him back in the trunk.

Limerick Dude said...

How many more fucking games til Breezeby gets #1000! FUCK!

Great save by Halak on the 2 on 1!

South Shore Habs Fan said...

And Dandy doesn't get to play D WHY?!

kevincrumbs said...

I'll be happy if we make it out of this period 3-3. Nice hit by Schneider on Joffrey Zoolander.

kevincrumbs said...

Stewart, you dumb fuck... pointless penalty.

Tom said...

That's five-on-threes to kill in the last three games.

orangeman said...

TSN on Hamr's penalty:
"Well, even if that wasn't really a penalty he shouldn't go in with one hand on his stick."

On the Flyers slash at the end of the period:
"It's easy to say not to do it, but sometimes you just get frustrated."

These guys could justify throwing kittens into a woodchipper if it suited them. Oy.

Tom said...

That should read five 5-on-3s to kill in the last three games.

cottoneye said...

Why is our defense so shitty at even strenght but turn awesome when shorthanded?

kevincrumbs said...

Man, Komi is playing himself out of Montreal at this point.

Tom said...

I'm sure I saw Laraque on the bench. Has he played a shift yet?

kevincrumbs said...

Somehow I don't think the Flyers will go 0-9 on the PP. I hope I'm wrong.

kevincrumbs said...

WOO HOO! I'm wrong!

orangeman said...

I'm shocked and dismayed that the TSN guys don't agree with that call.

orangeman said...

WOOT!

Tom said...

Woo-hoo! Big win!

And Chicago has tied it up against Pittsburgh. Go Hawks!

kevincrumbs said...

HAHA! Fuck Philadelphia!

(Of course we'll get swept by them in the first round as some bullshit "karmic payback")

Me thinks that Komi has been spending too much time with Breezer. His game is sucking by osmosis.

Limerick Dude said...

2 Big Points!
Metro is going to be a good pick up. I imagine it was hard to play in the game tonight 4 him.

Gainey looks like a genius for the Schneider pick up if nothing else.

I don't know who the fuck Doug Janik is, but surely to hell, he can't be as bad as Breezer.

Limerick Dude said...

looks like Breezer needs 4 more games under his belt. Not sure if that includes tonight. I think so.

Then he can be put back in Panger's trunk for good.

South Shore Habs Fan said...

Three more games after tonight.

Just three more games, just three more games... *rocks back and forth*

I'm looking at the icetime for tonight... Breezer played only 11:51 tonight (it felt like much longer) and was a healthy -2 with 2 giveaways. In other words, he's good for a goal against every five minutes - sounds about right.

Mathieu Schneider played 25 minutes. I sure hope he's still alive come April.

Oh, look at the scoresheet for Georges LaBadBaque - it's hilariously sad. Four minutes of playing time, seven shifts (only player to have single-digit shifts), no shots, no missed shots, no HITS, no giveaways, no takeaways, no blocked shots, no PP time, and no PK time. It's like he wasn't there at all!

HabsFan29 said...

so my high-priced lodge in the middle of nowhere has high speed internet, which is nice

holy crap 3 wins in a row.

/sheds tear

but goddammit thank god i can't see highlights cause i dont want to watch Breezer

kevincrumbs said...

The Philadelphia media are idiots. How the fuck is Gagne the first star in this game? How is Jaro not one of three stars?

kristin said...

Wooooooooooohoooooooo!

I can't believe I didn't jinx them or Kovalev by being there in person!!!

word verif = frabbi

oh dear

Bryan said...

fuuuuuck youuuu philadelphia! worst fans in hockey. glad they shut those bitches up tonight!

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

- I was sad to see Begin go, but then I asked myself why, and I couldn't come up with an answer that Lapierre couldn't do better.
- Pleks is just...thank God.
- How about this one: if Price starts tomorrow (and I'm thinking he does) and say, for the sake of the argument, gets 50 saves and a shutout against the mothereffin Sharks, what do you do? Actually, no, let's not think about that.
- I actually had to remind myself that Higgins isn't still injured. The guy's near invisible on the ice, total non=factor.
- Brisebois, I'm sorry, I know it's only three games, but this is the most important part of the season and, let's face it, you're not exactly Boom Boom Geoffrion. Get your games in after we've locked up a playoff spot.

Limerick Dude said...

@Gate: nice optimism, thinking there will be at least 3 games left when we lock up a playoff spot.