Saturday, March 21, 2009

We need to go both ways tonight - Leafs Game Preview and Open Thread

We're pulling out two old streaks to try and shake things up. As Melly suggested in the comments yesterday, the male strippers vs. the Leafs was a good one. Desperate times call for desperate measures. And that "hot chicks Tom Brady slept with" streak was fun. So above is Erin Naas, L.A.-based model. She and Tom "dated" briefly back in 2003.

Hey kids! How y'all doing on the lovely spring Saturday? It's a fine beautiful day full of sunshine and lollipops. You know, if the Habs go both ways tonight, play a little offence and a little defence, everything will be alright. I'm happy the Habs still have plenty of time to right the ship and get this going before the playof...

Fuck that shit. I can't fucking hold it in any longer. This fucking team has ELEVEN FUCKING GAMES LEFT TO PLAY. That's not a lot of fucking time. Anyone remember the fucking Senators collapse last year? Don't we fucking look like that? We fucking suck. We can't play defence, our alleged offensive players can't fucking skate or score, and our fucking franchise goalie is toute fucké in the fucking head. Wake the fuck up you fucking team.

Whew, that felt good. Alrighty let's hit the bullet points to set this one up:
  • 7:00 P.M. start at the Phone Booth. It's on CBC of course. Saturday Night! Leafs-Habs! Too bad both teams fucking suck;
  • Each team has won two in the season series so far;
  • Habs have lost 4 in a row. Really? I thought it was more;
  • The Leaves are 8-4-1 in their last 13 games. Wow. I'd take that;
  • While not a 100% Leafs blog, we dig Eyebleaf of Sports and the City so much we'll give him the cover charge tonight;
  • Mad Max the Tender Greek are the only players we would consider as hot right now, and maybe Jaro, who looks to be starting tonight;
  • The rest of the team, as already mentioned several times, sucks. Special mention for Higgy and Big Tits;
  • Ponikarovsky has 5 points in his last 3 games, our old friend Grabs has 4 in 3;
  • Martin Gerber is a Martin Gerber-esque 1-2-0, 4.37, .879 in his last 3 starts;
  • Rumours have Big Tits, DOOM, and Dagger all in the press box, but nothing is confirmed as of now;
  • Kaberle hurt his hand again and is day to day;
  • For your post-game adult entertainment, in the spirit of sucking, enjoy America's Cock Sucking Championship. Needless to say, it's NSFW.
If you want to go both ways in the comments, we're cool with that. Consider this an open thread for all the March Madness action.

161 comments:

eyebleaf said...

You mother fuckers are too kind!!

It should be a doozy tonight. May the less shittier team win!

And that last site, America's Cock Sucking Championship, is why the terrorists hate us.

Daniel Plainview said...

I'm going to the game tonight with a friend.
The Habs are 1-7 when I attend.
Including:
An OT loss to the Leafs on a Saturday
2 playoff game losses in 04 (game 4 vs Boston and game 4 vs Tampa)
0-2 so far this year.
A home loss to Boston in 06.

last time I saw the Habs win, it was at the Montreal Forum, Patrick Roy was in nets and I saw Pierre Trudeau drive by before the game. They beat the Devils so that must count as ten wins.

The losing streak ends tonight.

eyebleaf said...

Daniel, you are what the kids call "bad luck."

Leafs 4-2.

Daniel Plainview said...

I'm due to see a victory.
3-2 Habs in OT.

Shutdown said...

Apparently Schneider has family issues he might have to attend to. DOOM might be in. Big Ol' Tits is apparently on the 4th line.

South Shore Habs Fan said...

I dunno, HF29. I'd say Gui! is pretty hot.


But yes, we do suck.

Moey said...

So as I see it they have to win 6 of the next 11 to clinch a playoff spot. The way things have been going they'll lose the next 5 and win the last 6 just to spite us. Meanwhile, the line up at the Champlain bridge is growing longer, and I'm not talking about cars.

Van Hab said...

hahahahaha!

fuck all of this.

wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

I'm already imagining what it's going to feel like when we finish 9th after blowing a 3-goal lead in the last game of the year

Moey said...

@Van Hab,

Just be thankful that Begin is gone, because as sure as the sun sets in the west we would be tied in the dying minutes of the third then Begin would take a brain dead penalty and the other team would score.

moeman said...

Mikhail, you fail

For your lies you’re going straight to hell

Bye, Mikhail

Mikhail, you fail

Tes paroles étaient vraiment trop cruelles

Vraiment cruelles

I loathe you, I loathe you, I loathe you

Your game is crap each day

You take the maple leaf’s pay

Your anti-Sergeism is puzzling, I just don’t understand

Mikhail, you fail

Tes paroles sont vraiment trop cruelles

Vraiment cruelles

You can't fight, you can't fight, you can't fight

Just thought I’d let you know

I think you really blow

Please go away this very day, you know what I mean?

Bye, Mikhail

Let’s Go Habs, let’s Go Meth, let’s Go Pants!

Scream Olé at the top of your voice

You'll be joined by our 2005 #1 choice.

Please stay away from the net Carey and you'll understand

Mikhail, you fail

Tes paroles étaient vraiment trop cruelles

Vraiment cruelles


Please go away this very day, you know what I mean?

Sale pucelle.

HabsFan29 said...

@SSHF - Tender is the same as Gui! to my knowledge. unless you mean Gui!'s "hot" in the male stripper sense. NTTAWWT

@moeman - +1. each is better than the last. one day you'll have to plateau

god the line-up notes are complicated. im just gonna cut and paste from HIO. don't sue me, Boone

"Mike Komisarek and Andrei Kostitsyn will be in the lineup against the Leafs at the Bell Centre tonight.

Jaroslav Halak will start in goal. Ryan O'Byrne returns, as do Georges Laraque and Gregory Stewart, who will replace Matt D'Agostini and Max Pacioretty on the fourth line.

The healthy scartches are D'Agostini, Pacioretty and Mathieu Dandenault.

Mathieu Schneider's daughter is ill and he may not play. If Schneider can go, Patrice Brisebois will join the hot-dog troops in the pressbox. "

HabsFan29 said...

ok im close to drunk already. is it too dramatic to say the season is on the line?

lawyergirl77 said...

So here's why I'm the best future wife, ever.

I am sitting at work, while Mr. LG77 is going to the game with his dad. Who is a Leafs fan. Who is in Montreal for the first time ever today. And after driving them around all day (on 3 hours sleep, naturally), I'm going to sit here AT WORK and wait for the game to be done so that I can drive them home.

I ordered the game on RDS. Mr. LG77 had soooo better pay the $3.50 it cost!!

topic - sitting Patches is fucking retarded. But I'm fine with sitting Dagger.

And what the FUCK does El Dandy, he who FINISHED HIS SHIFT WITH A BROKEN ARM, have to do to get a break?? BLG is playing? Please. Pebbles needs to sit his bitch ass down on the bench until he gets splinters in it.

lawyergirl77 said...

HF29 - no it's not. Where are you watching the game?

HabsFan29 said...

LG im at home. i prefer to drink alone so my friends dont see me cry when the season goes down the toilet after tonight's 6-1 loss

your future father in law better appreciate you

Rips it, scores! said...

This game is going to be a sobering reality check after the dream sporting day I had (Irish rugby team won first 6 nations grand slam for 61 years, much beer was had in celebration). Damn Habs.


Also, did anyone see the video of Tuuka Rask losing the plot recently?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUVGz0MVyKI

HabsFan29 said...

@Rips it - awesome video. wow.

LG you got your wish, Patches is in, Stewie is out according to cbc

HabsFan29 said...

woohoo! no bob cole!

lawyergirl77 said...

29 - While I think Patches is a better hockey player, I still don't think that Pebbles should be in the lineup over Stewart. At least the kid plays hockey... instead of the gentleman's version of the ice capades. Stupid Pebbles.

If you would have been at a bar downtown, I would have joined you. Not sure I'll make it through this game without a smoke...

HabsFan29 said...

whew

lawyergirl77 said...

Big whew.

The online RDS feed is pretty good for $3.50. The extras are good too. Me likey.

HabsFan29 said...

fuck i hate this team

lawyergirl77 said...

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK

HabsFan29 said...

now i REALLY hate this team

kill me

lawyergirl77 said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Tom said...

Tavares, here we come!

There are times when I wish the season were longer. This is one of those time. Tavares would look good with the Habs.

Of course, if we had the first overall pick, we'd probably pick a defenceman from a U.S. college.

lawyergirl77 said...

29 - kill me now. Please. Fuck nicotine, I need meth.

lawyergirl77 said...

Tom - the depressing thing is that we can't even with the Tavares sweepstakes. Which is really annoying.

Did fucking Grabby score that shit? fuck that fucking fucker!

Baroque said...

First goal Kulemin, second goal Grabovski.

lawyergirl77 said...

When do the boos start? At the end of the period or before that?

Oh - as I'm typing, they just started...

Rips it, scores! said...

Good thing I'm watching the live boxing instead atm.....

How are they playing overall? Need I ask?

lawyergirl77 said...

Baroque - fuck. I thought so.

lawyergirl77 said...

Rips - the same soft, gutless, HITLESS shit they've been doing for a while.

Actually, correction - the forwards aren't that bad. Our defence sucks donkey balls.

Baroque said...

They look overwhelmed by the speed of Toronto. They may settle down in a bit, but playing at home they may just stay nervous.

Rips it, scores! said...

@LG77: The solution for the rest of the season is simple - dress a team comprised solely of forwards & Halak. No D players allowed. They'd have more of an attacking threat and their D would be just as effective!

Tom said...

For the curious, the Rangers have a 1-0 lead over Buffalo. I don't even know who to cheer for in that game, but I think the Rangers are the safer bet.

Rips it, scores! said...

Cheers Baroque.

The Habs had better not spoil this day of victorious sporting awesomeness for me. *shakes fist in general direction of Bell Centre*

melly said...

just got in ... damn this "working on a Saturday" shit. (LG, my work-related sympathies; also, hope your family members both get good health-related news soon!)


@HF29, merci for the male stripperific shoutout. kisses!


I hate Grabitchski.

Tom said...

Oh, and Florida has a 1-0 lead on Columbus.

Baroque said...

You might have to borrow forwards from another team to put that plan into action. Find a team with so much talent they have some NHL-ready players stashed in the minors?

Tom said...

If the Habs miss the playoffs, that means there would be no Canadian teams in the playoffs in the eastern conference.

Has that ever happened before?

lawyergirl77 said...

Melly - thanks for the thoughts. My family members actually both got discharged from the hospital today. Yay!!!!!

And working on a Saturday totally sucks.

But the fact that Florida is winning and that the Habs could be in 9th tomorrow morning is frakkin killing me right now.

Rips - Dressing 5 forwards would be AWESOME for this team. The only defenceman I would dress would be Markov, but he'd be just fine as a forward (at least, according to Carbo logic). Plus, at least then Dandy would get to play.

bkblades said...

To be honest, Bob Gainey and Guy Carbonneau dressing themselves for this team would be better than whoever they're putting out there right now.

lawyergirl77 said...

bk - Don't forget Kirk Muller... He would be out there, with the elbows flying, jabbering at everyone who got in his way. *sigh* He really is one of my favourite players of all time.

(And no, 29, not just 'cause I think he's cute... in spite of the bewildered look he has in his interviews)

Tom said...

I blame this whole game on Daniel Plainview. He knew he was bad luck going to the game, and went anyways. :-)

lawyergirl77 said...

Tom - LOL, I was just thinking that!!!!

booooooooooooooo

lawyergirl77 said...

Holy shit - are they really going to clear the benches for a brawl??

Van Hab said...

@HF29 (way, way up there)

It's not the season that's on the line, it's my self-respect and the self-respect of everyone else here. I honestly wish the season was over and they could just turn out the Bell Centre lights and I could head down to the living room and watch hockey at 7PM (as opposed to 4) and cheer for the same team as my girlfriend.

GO Canucks GO, bitches.

I hope none of the current Habs are back next year. I hope Gainey leaves, I hope the Bell Centre burns to the ground, and I hope the team has to cease operations of year. can we have a CH-only lockout?

Baroque said...

I was thinking the same thing. Darn that Daniel Plainview and his team-cursing ways!

Whoops - time to mute Don Cherry!

lawyergirl77 said...

Van Hab - I'm not at that point yet. I still really like Patches, Lapierre, Tenderness, Halak, Greek Lightening, Koivu (in spite of the fact that he has been kind of meh lately), Dagger, Stewart, Pleky... The rest of the lot can kiss my ass.

bkblades said...

Van Hab, I like the way you think. Well, everything except the "Go Canucks Go" chant.

lawyergirl77 said...

Mr. LG77 says that we look even worse live because the lack of hitting is even more obvious.

*sob*

lawyergirl77 said...

Holy fuck - people at H I/O are saying that Cherry is wearing a Habs tie.

I think I may cry - WILL THE INSULTS NEVER STOP???

Number31 said...

What would Gary Roberts do?!

Number31 said...

Yes Cherry is supporting the Habs because he says the Habs must make the playoffs and he knows what a tough spot we're all in right now. I think hockey is starting in Hell right now too.

Baroque said...

But if you are insulted by an insane man who won't remember what he was wearing tomorrow, does it really count?

bkblades said...

Sorry Habs fans - Don Cherry just gave you guys and gals a nice big wet "Fredo" kiss.

lawyergirl77 said...

Holy shit - Demers is FREAKING. OUT. on RDS right now about what kind of pussies we are.

Mr. LG77's text to me when I called the Habs a bunch of pussies: "Puppies are tougher". heh.

Rips it, scores! said...

Ah well, the Habs might win their 25th cup during their next centennial year.

lawyergirl77 said...

OMG I heart Kirk Muller - "We're a nervous hockey team. This is a playoff race, this should be fun!"

I hope he stays as assistant coach next year. He would make an awesome head coach in a few years. He's the one who has been dealing with the line changes and some of the strategery over the past few games. We haven't been winning, but I've noticed that he has been doing some of the little things right, especially with the forwards.

lawyergirl77 said...

Rips - I'd settle for playing a full 60 minutes. Then again, I maintain that if the bunch that we have actually played to their potential for 60 minutes, we would be playing for the Cup instead of praying for 8th place.

Rips it, scores! said...

@LG77: A 60 minute effort would be nice but hell, I'd take their 20 minute, game winning efforts from the start of the season at this stage.

bkblades said...

Hah, lg77, all this kirk muller talk and I'm going to think you have a crush on him. :P

Geez, the Habs coaches are all tougher than the entire team.

Baroque said...

Ouch.

Since the all-star break the Canadiens have been playing 0.420 hockey - 27th in the league.

lawyergirl77 said...

*pukes her guts out*

I'm so happy I'm NOT at that game right now...

bkblades said...

And that's 3-0 on a delayed call, scored by Ponikarovsky. The Habs look shell-shocked...or just plain bad.

lawyergirl77 said...

bkblades - it's not a well-kept secret that I totally heart him. :)

That being said, I still want to cry.

Rips it, scores! said...

OH FFS 3-0


On a lighter note, the Irish boxer won his bout & became the world champion in the process. That should cheer everyone up, right?

The Habs are ruining everything.

Baroque said...

On a lighter note, the Irish boxer won his bout & became the world champion in the process. That should cheer everyone up, right?

It would have been better if he won a fight on St. Patrick's day, but good for him.

Rips it, scores! said...

Eh, Paddy's Day, Paddy's week, it's close enough. :-p

How many PPs have the Leafs had tonight?

Baroque said...

However many they had, it will be one more after the commercial break.

Grrrreg said...

Well, if it's gonna be one of those nights, at least, punch some leafs faces in!

Rips it, scores! said...

FACT: Boooooooo
BAD: BOOOOOOOOOOOOO

HabsFan29 said...

it's a good thing ive been watching college hoops. this game is too painful to watch. every time i turn back to check theyre killing a penalty

and there goes the season.

lawyergirl77 said...

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK, redux.

Bob Gainey is looking like he knows his job is slipping away.

Tom said...

What will happen first? The Habs get a goal, or the Leafs get a 5 on 3?

lawyergirl77 said...

Come on guys, we could start another comeback à la Rangers comeback.

*hysterical laughter*

Crowd is chanting for Carbo again, you can really hear it on TV.

Rips it, scores! said...

@Tom:

Latest odds:
Habs goal: 1000/1
Leafs 5 on 3: 1/1000

Rips it, scores! said...

Habs shots total is not into double figures.


EVERYBODY DANCE NOW!



Word verif = reflate. Apt.

fezworth said...

@LG77 - I'm right with you. This team is not working. It's not the coaching, it's the team that was built. Frak.

I should just watch the BSG finale. At least I enjoyed that.

Baroque said...

It's that one line that has been giving Montreal difficulty - according to Yahoo, Kulemin, Grabovski, and Ponikarovsky each have three points or more.

HabScot said...

Finally.

I'm getting sick of the CBC commentary gloating though.

Rips it, scores! said...

The comeback......isn't on. Nice to score though.

melly said...

That was a sick-ass pass from Higgins!!

(maybe he DOES have hands?)

lawyergirl77 said...

GO MAX GO!!!

The only bright spot in this terrible stretch we've been going through. I used to mock Mr. LG77 for saying that he was going to develop into a true first-line center... While I'm still skeptical, I'm starting to see his point.

Baroque said...

Wait until the second game - Marc Crawford is usually on that one, and he is so horrible that it makes my ears bleed.

You could chug a lot of beer waiting for him to actually spit out the rest of a sentence when he pauses in the middle as though his train of thought has just chugged right off a cliff.

HabsFan4 said...

These 4-1 leads can go fuck themselves.

lawyergirl77 said...

Melly - I think Higgy does have hands. The problem is that he is usually skating really REALLY hard, which kills your accuracy on shots. Hence, stone hands.

Anonymous said...

This is so frustrating.... Why the fuck is Gui! now on the fourth and Laraque on the first?!!!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

HabsFan4 said...

No, I think the problem with Higgins' hands is that they are usually up his ass.

HabsFan4 said...

These 4-2 leads can go fuck themselves.

lawyergirl77 said...

MAAAAAAAAAAAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX!!!!!!!

holy fuck!!!!

Baroque said...

Why is Laraque even on the ice at all?

Perhaps Lapierre should be double-shifted. :)

Rips it, scores! said...

For my money, the Habs have to score a third before the end of the period.

lawyergirl77 said...

Baroque - perhaps Lapierre should be cloned. 11 times.

Baroque said...

High pop fly into foul territory gives Montreal a power play.

melly said...

I think they've clued in that they're playing against Martin fucking Gerber. Finally storming the net!

LG - Higgy and I have a love/hate relationship. Sometimes I think he's got it in him, if he'd only relax a bit, and other times I think he's a lost cause.

Baroque said...

They didn't score, but the power play didn't look too bad.

lawyergirl77 said...

Holy shit - even Kovy came back to life on that!!!

lawyergirl77 said...

Baroque - that almost worked, but for the fucking post. Argh.

Baroque said...

Okay, so Montreal played, what, about seven minutes in that period?

That means they have at least 13 more minutes of good hockey in the third, right?

Might be enough to come all the way back.

melly said...

Text from a friend at the game: "My Lapierre jersey just netted me a free beer from the guy next to me"

Nice. Go Max Go!

(word verif: ch-ding. I think blogger likes Max too.)

Tom said...

Despite the flurry at the end of the second, we're being outshot 26-17.

Was that the Habs one good period? It all came in the last five minutes?

fezworth said...

Laps gets the only lap dance tonight

orangeman said...

I tuned in right after the Laff's 4th goal and then saw the Habs' 2. Don't worry guys, I'm here to save the day. If I keep watching we're good for another couple.

Baroque said...

@ Tom -

That's why I think that they have more time left in their "good hockey supply" time for the third period.

Okay, I think it's just plain stupid to say the next coach has to speak French. If someone like Mike Babcock was available, wouldn't it be smarter for Montreal to snatch him in a second and if he needed to speak French then invest in Rosetta Stone program?

Dumb.

orangeman said...

Watching the last 8 minutes of that period, we can see the potential of this team. Too bad they have to be down by 4 against one of the worst teams in the league at home to actually start putting some effort in.

Anonymous said...

lets get tony fucking soprano coaching the habs

lawyergirl77 said...

Orangeman - too bad that their core veterans, i.e. the people who are supposed to be the most talented players, are too busy freaking out about their lack of contracts to just play. the. FUCKING. game.

Tom said...

I picked up five of those centennial loonies the other day. Hopefully, that's good luck, and we'll get the five goals we need to win the game (three more to go).

Baroque said...

*sigh*

bkblades said...

And Blake does his deed. 5-2.

Rips it, scores! said...

......and there's the game.

Hello 9th place, our old friend. Did you miss us?

lawyergirl77 said...

fuck.

orangeman said...

Just leave the goddamn net empty. For christ sake. Just to prove a point.

I should also say, my video feed cut off about 30 seconds before that goal and I have to listen to CJAD. Sorry I failed you guys.

fezworth said...

@LG77 - I'm starting to agree with you about Melanson. All our goals against seem to come when the goalies have dropped too early. What's with that?

Baroque said...

That's okay, orangeman. Your effort is appreciated.

orangeman said...

And now you know there will be no further effort from the Habs for the rest of the game. I don't compeltely blame them when they have to get scared everytime a puck goes near their net.

verification word: motyfult.
"I'm sick of these motyfult-ers."

lawyergirl77 said...

I think that the crowd is chanting for Carbo again. booooo

Anonymous said...

see yall next season...

when we have a new gm, a new coach and about 10 new players

lawyergirl77 said...

Fez - Seriously... While I'm happy that we're showing visiting teams our good old Montreal hospitality, why should our goalies go down like cheap whores when Chez Parée is just up the street from the Bell Center??

bkblades said...

So any takers for Assistant coach Jarvis to put on his skates and play the rest of the game?

lawyergirl77 said...

I can't stop watching. Habs, why can't I quit you??

orangeman said...

Why do we even want them to make the playoffs? So they can get swept out and we can bitch for another 4 games? I personally want them to lose the rest of their games so there actually will be some changes this summer. If they sneak into 8th, everyone involved will again think that's an accomplishment and nothing will happen.

Maybe I'm a tough-lover, but I say leave the net empty the rest of this game to prove a point. Absolutely embarrass these guys. Well, moreso than they're doing to themselves.

Tom said...

On the bright side, Columbus scored to tie it up against Florida!

bkblades said...

orange - losing every game from here on out is the M.O. of the Leafs. Don't you dare steal our season long goal. We may not get Tavares, but sure as hell can't have the Habs get him either. :P

Tom said...

2-1 Columbus over Florida, a minute left.

We may keep 8th after tonight.

Baroque said...

Tampa is making an impressive late run to try for two straight number one picks.

Tom said...

3-1 Columbus win!

Columbus scores three goals in last three minutes to win. Torres with two of them.

orangeman said...

So we again depend on another team losing to stay in 8th. Super. Makes me proud to be a Habs fan.

"Well, sir, you were the least drunk and insulting at the job interview. You're hired!"

Baroque said...

Columbus smells their first playoff run in their history, and the fans are actually excited about it. (That isn't sarcasm, they really are. Ohio isn't a bad place for hockey - they have just always had dreadful teams.)

lawyergirl77 said...

I agree that these fuckers don't deserve to make the playoffs.

That being said - THANK YOU COLUMBUS!!! :)

I wouldn't be upset if we do make the playoffs - it would be nice for Patches, Dagger and Stewart to get some playoff experience, even if it's only 4 games.

bkblades said...

Eighth place is like winning the best smell trophy at the least smelliest person contest.

Granted, if the Leafs made it to eighth place, I would proudly take that trophy and wave it around.

lawyergirl77 said...

From Luc Gélinas' blog (runs alongside the TV feed) - "It has been several years since I've heard the Habs booed like this."

It has been several years since they've sucked this hard.

Word verification - guesses. As in, I guesses our season is done now.

orangeman said...

I would be pretty pumped too if I had any hope that my team could score 3 goals late in the game. Or at any time. Or allow less than 40 shots. Or get more than 25. Or win. Or play D. Or had a goalie over 22 years old. Or....

Go Oil!

Scott said...

Hey look! Paint drying. Seeya!

Baroque said...

Eighth place is like winning the best smell trophy at the least smelliest person contest.

Granted, if the Leafs made it to eighth place, I would proudly take that trophy and wave it around.


Beauty is in the nose of the beholder.

bkblades said...

Beauty is in the nose of the beholder.

And in this game, there is a big stink emanating from the Habs bench.

lawyergirl77 said...

Fuck this, I'm heading over to the Saint-Hubert near the Bell Centre to get a table. Me hungy. See ya.

fezworth said...

Epic disappointment

orangeman said...

What did the fans just chant? It sounded like 'assholes'. That would be awesome.

Baroque said...

Columbus' goalie is only 20 years old. Than again, he's also playing in a strong defensive system and is prominently mentioned for rookie of the year honors.

It's puzzling that Montreal chose to go with two young goalies, instead of one young goalie and an older, more experienced goaltender as a relief valve. It seemed strange last season, and it still seems like a very odd choice.

Rips it, scores! said...

boohabsboo@habssuck.com

bkblades said...

Orange, they were chanting Carbo for the majority of the endgame. Yeah, it's a mess in Habs country.

Baroque said...

And in this game, there is a big stink emanating from the Habs bench.

I know, and it's weird just how badly the team has stumbled. I thought they were not nearly as good last year as their record, but they are better than they have been lately. It's like they all have forgotten how to play hockey as a team and I don't see how they can get it back. They don't trust each other at all.

orangeman said...

If you pause the tape and look real closely, you can see the exact moment Gainey lost his job. While I don't blame him for this sort of effort by the players, he's the one who put these bums together and slept in on trade deadline day.

And I swear to allah if I hear one more reference to smoked meat on CJAD I will...I don't know. I just want some smoked meat. *sniff*

Tom said...

The Habs had 28 shots. Laperriere had seven of them.

The rest were shots from the point, I think.

Tom said...

And didn't Gainey say at the beginning of this week: "We need to start winning games. One point a game is not going to do it for us." (I'm paraphrasing).

I'd love to have gotten a point in each of the last two games.

HabsFan4 said...

Fuck these 5-2 finals.

Baroque said...

Don Cherry thinks Montreal is still going to make the playoffs.

orangeman said...

Listening to the commercials on CJAD, everyone ends with "Proud sponsors of you Montreal Canadiens!". I started laughing, thinking they should start saying, "We have nothing, absolutely nothing to do with the Montreal Canadiens. Habs who?"

@Baroque: that's the final nail in the coffin. We've been cherried.

bkblades said...

They don't trust each other at all.

And me thinks a lot of this has to do with the goaltending lately. You've seen how the Leafs responded to the "performance" of Toskala/Cujo. And when you don't get the goaltending to save some of the mistakes, you get floaters like Kovalev, Koivu, Tanguay, Lantandresse, Laraques, and you can go on and on that much more exacerbated.

Baroque said...

No kidding. It happened to any team that worries about the goaltending - they play tight, he gets more nervous, one odd bounce goes in, and the whole team figures "here we go again."

bkblades said...

It's weird, but Montreal isn't even the only team that is suffering from goaltending problems. Detroit has been going through it all year, but unlike the Habs, they have the depth along with a superstar like Datsyuk and Lidstrom (who hasn't been his normal excellent self, but that just means he's a top five guy than the top guy) bringing it every night.

cottoneye said...

I sooooooo hate Georges Laraque. Ugh. I could make up logical reasons why I loathe him so (slow, out of shape, useless, etc.) but really I just fucking hate the guy. It makes me angry to see him there instead of Stewart, Dandenault or hell even Lil Tits.

I know he's not the reason we lost tonight, but I just had to say it (and since I would never say it to his face, this blog will have to do):

FUCK YOU GEORGES YOU WORTHLESS PIECE OF SHIT. I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M GOING TO PAY TO WATCH YOU SKATE IN CIRCLES FOR THE NEXT 2 YEARS. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!1

Baroque said...

Ugh. Detroit goaltending has been giving me ulcers.

Part of the problem with Lidstrom is his elbow (he will probably need surgery after the season), plus he had to get used to a visor, which took him a couple weeks, and he also switched manufacturers for his gloves and skates - also his stick, I think. A lot of changes at the start of the season.

I think more than anything they were a little bored at the start of the season, and are just really starting to pay attention now that spring is coming and it feels more like the playoffs. I don't care how many mind games you play with yourself, when the last time you really played significant games it was the emotion of a Cup finals against the Penguins, it must be close to impossible to get excited about playing the Blues again in the middle of December.

All year, when the games have been more interesting to them, they have played well. Understandable, but frustrating to watch sometimes.

Number31 said...

On a happier note, Bulldogs and Wolves had a wild game that the Dogs won in a shootout 3-2.

kristin said...

ooof. This was so painful to watch in person. So glad I made the trip...

Daniel Plainview said...

In order to see how bad this team is, you need to watch them live, its really something to behold. Its almost fun and entertaining to watch a team melt down so quickly and dramatically. Something happened to them along the way, I have no idea what but it must be pretty nasty.
I've never booed so much in my life. I even took part in the Carbo chant and I couldn't stand that guy as a coach. It was just an extreme way to voice my displeasure.
Fuck this Centennial up the ass.

kevincrumbs said...

Can I get a refund on my Centre Ice package I bought solely to watch this team suck?

eyebleaf said...

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit