Saturday, June 27, 2009

HF29's in-depth review of attending the draft live

There's three hours of my life I'm not getting back.

And I never even met the PPP gang. What a total waste of an evening.

Oh yeah, Louis Leblanc, bla bla bla hometown boy, bla bla bla.

16 comments:

L Dude said...

It's a safe bet that as long as this franchise feels and succumbs to the pressure to hire French Canadian coaches and draft French Canadian players, we're fucked. Though I've tired of them drafting American high school students, I really felt Chris Kreider was the BPA at #18. But hey, we'll have a smart guy to play in the 'A' for a number of years. That's good. Go Crimson.

Tom said...

The fact that attending an NHL draft is actually boring is the best-kept secret in the NHL. You sit around for 10 minutes before a pick is made, and then after the announcement, wait another 10 minutes.

It was probably worse last night because of no trades.

I went to the draft here in Ottawa last here. I left after pick #10.

Boob Gainey said...

I will hate Chris Pronger even more now that he's a Flyer.

I will hate the Flyers even more with Pronger on their team.

Daniel Plainview said...

Leblanc was projected to go between 12 and 17, so its not like they picked a 3rd rounder. If you can't choose between two guys there's nothing wrong with going for the local. I believe the Wild did that as well last night.
As for the coaching, I believe the french thing is bullshit, but again, Babs, the sly fox got around it by picking the best possible candidate.

L Dude said...

And to be fair, in the post pick interview LL did say he was only expecting to stay at Harvard "a year or two" before playing in the NHL. I dare say a jump directly from Harvard and their 20 game schedule (or whatever it is) is unlikely, but maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised.

And even though her brother's a fucking Leaf now, I thought Kadri's sister (i assume) looked pretty hot. Got that ethnic look going for her you know. Is that PC to say? Probably not eh.

Anonymous said...

Hey, there's a great reason to attend the draft:

To pelt rotten eggs, tomatoes, and whatever else you've got lying around the kitchen, at that insufferable dwarf, Gary Bettman.

If this report is true, and that little pile of smegma interfered with the Lecavalier trade, he'll be less loved in Canada than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:

http://www.edmontonsun.com/sports/hockey/2009/06/26/9940196-sun.html

gillis said...

I'm so glad they picked him. Now I will soon have connection with a habs prospect. He went to school and is friends with guys i work with so I'm gonna try to arrange a little motivational chat with him.

kevincrumbs said...

Is Brian Burke ten or something with his whole our-fans-are-better-than-yours shit?

Also, I didn't see a single MILF but there were some hot sister/girlfriends there.

wrap around curl said...

The PPP gang cannot keep any effing plans. SHEITTTTTTT.

Boob Gainey said...

If Bettman really intervened in a potential Lecavalier to Montreal trade, that is a breech of ethics.

As commissioner he should not be taking sides. He probably told Tampa the league (i.e. Canadian fans) would cover their losses.

Could we organize some sort of protest using the internet? If those Iranian kids can stand up to the mullahs ...

South Shore Habs Fan said...

I like Nattinen's size and skill set, but Jesus Christ is he an ugly motherfucker.

Anonymous said...

You know what? The most interesting thing about Leblanc that i read is the fact that he played on a line with this year's #3 pick and a probable #1 pick in next year's draft... and he totally didn't look out of place.

It's time we draft some local boys -- French, English... Martian for all I care -- who bleed red, white and blue...

moeman said...

He's not as ugly as Lucic and TSN says Joonas #36 has a smooth stick.

South Shore Habs Fan said...

@ moeman
Saying he's not as ugly as Lucic is like saying he's less annoying than Avery. Says he plays like Jordan Staal... I could definitely get used to that.

Lower down on the page, Carolina's pick Philippe Boucher is said to have the same style as Max Pacioretty. Huh? Patches is already a model for other players' styles?

Boob Gainey said...

Detroit GM Ken Holland doesn't think he has the cap space to sign Hossa.

Smart man that Ken Holland.

eyebleaf said...

Where the fuck were you!?!?