Monday, May 11, 2009

The Morning Skate for Monday, May 11th

Bullet points for what you missed while dreaming of winning without your two All-Stars...
  • Bruins stay alive with a 4-0 shutout win, on a night where three Boston teams all won. TMS despises the Bs and Sox with the passion of a million suns, yet has been a Celtics fan since he was like 5 years old. Go figure;
  • Wings are slowly bringing the Ducks back to Earth, take a 3-2 series lead;
  • Canada and Russia play a great game, but Canada can't score enough and lose 2-1 in the Double Eye final.
Caps-Pens and 'Nucks-Hawks back at it tonight.


fezworth said...

That there's some nice metaphor-mixin, TMS. Passion of a million suns indeed.

Habsfan10 said...

Larry Bird! Robert Parish! Kevin McHale! Wait, that's the 80's.

Uh, Dave Cowens? John Havlicek! Jo Jo White! JO JO WHITE, BABY!!!

Boob Gainey said...

Patrick Roy as head coach, yay or nay.

- Seems to be a good coach.
- Might help Carey Price.
- Not one to let things slide.

- Another rookie coach for the Habs.
- Batshit crazy.

Sonia said...

@Boob - The batshit crazy part - very, very scary.
On the other hand, his antics might take media pressure off his players, both on and off the ice. The players will seem like boring, bookish, cardigan & slipper-wearing gentlemen by comparison.

HabsFan29 said...

Pro - no one in the French media would dare complain about him

Con - as soon as he punches an opposing coach, all will become clear

Boob Gainey said...


no one in the French media would dare complain about him?

I presume you're referring to the French media as in Le Figaro or Le Monde. I agree they won't complain about him.

The French Quebec media on the other hand will complain about him after the first pre-season defeat.

Carbo only became a hero after he was fired by his anglo boss.

Boob Gainey said...

Except for Bertrand Raymond who will fellate him after every game.

HabsFan29 said...

sorry, should have said "complain about his hiring"

agreed, they'll be on him as soon as he loses, saying "he has no NHL experience, we never should have hired him, we needed a veteran coach. Bob Gainey really fucked up this hiring"

Habsfan10 said...

Pro: His every press conference, especially his answers in fractured English.

Con: Free agent training camp invitee Jonathan Roy.

gillis said...


Boob Gainey said...

Enough about hockey.

Here's FHF fave Padma Lakshmi in a see-through dress:


HabsFan29 said...

@ Boob - thanks! Nice to see the Huffington Post has turned into The Superficial. even with close up nip shots.

eyebleaf said...

Cheer for Mats tonight. He'd cheer for you.

Boob Gainey said...

Eyebleaf -

No, Mats would use us to get a better deal elsewhere.

Unfortunately I can't think of any way to use the Canucks - Hawks game to get anything.

lawyergirl77 said...

NOt to mention that the Nucks are sucking the life out of the series through their fucking defensive system.


Moey said...

Go Pens!
Go Hawks!

Boob Gainey said...

The Nucks are indeed lame. They tried to steal game 4 by letting Luongo stop everything.

Of greater concern to me is the possibility that the Bruins might come back against the 'Canes.

That would really suck.

Message to the Canes: if you're gonna sucker punch someone, sucker punch someone good.

L Dude said...

So LG77 cheering for the Caps and Moey cheering for the Pens eh?!

You ladies opposed to a little jell-o match? Just curious.
eyebeleaf and gillis could be on the undercard. Sorry guys, just had to pick 2 names - you lost.

Anyway, yeah, hockey. Pens/Caps - for hockey pool reasons I'm cheering for the Caps, but as a hockey fan, I'm happy with either.
And yeah, GO HAWKS!

Re: Pat Roy.

pros: batshit crazy - I think that's a good thing. Carbo's fucking Perry Como act was driving me nuts!

cons: as mentioned, another rookie coach. But, WTF!

HabsFan29 said...

why are Pens fans in all white? it ain't Winnipeg

nice 2 on 1. Maguire is freaking at bad line matchups

HabsFan29 said...

Boudreau interviewed by Maguire: "They're playing their asses off"


gillis said...

@LD: As long as its blue jello

Joe said...

That was the first time Boudreau has ever used a swear word.

moeman said...

No sweet lesbian pic today? Jus axin'.

Number31 said...

Go Hawks! I never really liked the Nucks enough to slightly cheer for them. And I love Byfuglin.

Man... wonder what Ward was thinking as he stared directly at that fist coming to his face. (Just showed it in slowmo on TV).

HabsFan29 said...

nice shot of mario with the playoff beard

this game is insane. call a penalty with 2:02 left in a 4-4 game.

cottoneye said...

I don't really know who I'm cheering for in the Pens/Caps series since I somewhat like both teams. Tonight I'm cheering the Caps just because I want a game 7. Great great hockey.

In the West Go HAWKS! Don't score too much during the Pens/Caps overtime.

HabsFan29 said...

this series deserves to go 7. crazy

kevincrumbs said...

Looking through old things I wrote and found this gem from 2003. I thought FHF would appreciate something bizarre like this:

"Last night I dreamt that I was at an Ottawa Senators hockey game. We stuck around afterwards and I managed to run onto the ice to stick magnets with subversive messages on them somewhere along the boards so that they would be picked up by the television cameras. As we were leaving, we ran into Don Cherry, Ron MacLean and Peter Mansbridge. Peter Mansbridge looked absolutely awful, though."

I'd prefer that the Blackhawks win but don't care enough to say Go Hawks Go or whatever they usually say in Chicago. Byfuglien is the fucking shit though.

Number31 said...

Oh yeah. Chicago asploded. Bye bye Canuckleheads.