Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Morning Skate for Thursday, August 27th

Bullet points for what you missed while dreaming of (having nightmares of?) a Lindsay Lohan sex tape...
  • Turns out the NHL's offer to buy the Coyotes was $140 million. As that is about 72 mill less than Jimmy Balls' bid, we're sure it will be accepted. MYFO's take on these shenanigans is well worth the read;
  • In case you missed LG77's ranting in the comments yesterday (which we agree with generally), The Flower is putting the pressure on his old team and Bob three weeks before training camp;
  • Today's Olympic camp report comes from SI's Michael Farber who wonders if Thornton and Vinny will even make the team;
  • According to some blogger, the Habs have the best fans in the league. Whatevs. (via Puck Daddy)
Lap dance to Shutdown for finding our morning Dou$harek is a dog video:

14 comments:

Hadulf said...

We should definitely rename "him" to The Traitor. Sure he's a douche bag...I know. But The Traitor defines him better, I think.

Fuck You.

Montréaliste1 said...

Holy shit, Jacques Demers is going to work with the Senators!!

Literally.

lawyergirl77 said...

WHAT THE FUCK??

Jacques Demers is going to be named a senator??!!! WHAT??!!

Am speechless... Harper has lost his fucking mind.

lawyergirl77 said...

Montréaliste - you owe me a beer. heh.

Boob Gainey said...

The Farber peace implies that they will pick "grinders" for the 4th line so Vinny will be out of luck.

This is my pet peeve about Canadian hockey. In every other sport in the world, those who are less talented are not celebrated. You don't say on a basketball team that you need a short slow-footed guy who can't shoot.

In Canada, if you're the kind of guy who shoots the puck at the goalie's pads, can't skate very fast, can't really pass either, they call you a grinder and Don Cherry sings your praises on national TV.

Boob Gainey said...

This may sound mean, but how's Jacques going to know what he's voting on?

Montréaliste1 said...

Yeah, no disrespect, seriously, but he learnt to read a few years ago. I mean Hobbs and Brun-Tremblay is not the easiest read... Poor guy.

HabsFan29 said...

Fuck while I'm busy writing another news story, this breaks? crap. I can't keep up.

but seriously, what are the qualifications for being a senator? i'm guessing not a whole hell of a lot

Habsfan10 said...

In other news, Damien Cox and Farber wrote the exact same fucking article ... who do ya think wrote it first?

HabsFan29 said...

holy crap 10, you're right - here it is

lawsuit! lawsuit!

Boob Gainey said...

I think a willingness to suck at the public teat is a key qualification for the senate.

Having sucked the prime minister's dick for most of one's adult life is typically accepted as proof of this.

Boob Gainey said...

So who is the plagiarizer?

lawyergirl77 said...

Boob - I'll give you a hint.

Not Farber.

J.T. said...

To be a Senator, one must prove one's ability to fuck off to the golf course 350 days of the year while collecting large sums of money in exchange for saying "Yes, Mr.Harper" whenever anyone asks a question. The other 15 days a year are annual leave days, during which one is free to take a golfing vacation. Literacy is optional.