Friday, July 10, 2009

The Morning Skate for Friday, July 10th

Bullet points for what you missed while dreaming of putting up 50 points...
It's a beautiful Sexy Friday in Montreal. Enjoy it.


Justin Crowder said...

Nice piece by Francois Gagnon... illustrates the Koivu-Conundrum even within a francophone context, which goes to show its not necessarily a language issue--its a people issue.

So sad that so many people needed to externalize their disappointment and objectify it all onto one man.

That being said, its hard to feel sexy on a Friday like this one... Koivu, gone; Sakic, done.

We're gonna need one heck of a pictorial to brighten this day (cue inspirational 80's film soundtrack with accompanying dance montage).

Boob Gainey said...

Gagnon's article is the most complimentary in the Francophone press, and it still boils down to "He had his flaws but he had his good points too."

Sounds like my eulogy.

microfox said...

Francophobia seems to be in order on this blog. Well, fuck you, anyway.

Btw, what the fuck does language has to do with Koivu ? I suppose the 21,273 fans that gave a 5-10 standing O to Koivu when he played against Ottawa on that April day in 2202, were all Anglophones.

All those who pontificates about how Francophones hates Koivu are a bunch of closed minded idiots.

Was Koivu a good player ? Sure he was. Can he still play ? Maybe on a third or fourth line, as long as it's not more than 10-12 minutes a game. Was he a good captain ? No but he never had much to captain, in the first place.

Will I shed any tears about his departure. Well the last time tears came to me about any millionnaire's woes.

Get it over with, for Chrissakes....

lawyergirl77 said...

microfox - "Francophobia"?

Tu me niaises...

Word verification (too perfect): brick. As in: "Trying to get people to understand nuanced arguments is often like shouting at a brick."

Baroque said...

I so don't get all this stuff about language being tied into politics so much. It's just silly.

Then again, some of my fellow citizens voted for a president who really can't speck English in an English-speaking country, so clearly language has nothing to do with electability south of your border. :(

Habsfan10 said...

@ Baroque:

It doesn't have much to do with electibility to the East or West of Quebec's borders, either. Ontario has no problem with electing bumbling idiots, be they bilingual or not.

moeman said...

I have microfoxphobia but not meganfoxphobia .

HabsFan29 said...

find me one red-blooded hetero male who has meganfoxphobia after seeing that pic. can't be done.

i'm not being defensive about your new avatar moeman. you're the one who's being defensive.

Boob Gainey said...

Eklund's 'e' classification:

e1: bullshit I made up.

e2: bullshit someone else made up.

e3: bullshit someone else made up and someone else repeated.

e4: bullshit someone else made up, someone else repeated, and still someone else repeated.

e5: something I read on

Boob Gainey said...

We've just signed Paul Mara

Sounds like a decent backup, but I guess it means the Dandy man is gone.

HabsFan29 said...

@Boob - never really knew him, but this comment on the TSN page i like:

"As a Rangers fan, I'll vouch for Mara as a solid signing. The guy plays a solid stay at home style, decent shot, and most importantly, he would take a bullet for any of his teammates. Not to mention the best beard in the sport."

Number31 said...

Mara beat up Darcy Tucker, therefore I love him.