Hellooooooooooo! Guten tag. This is the last weekend without real hockey! Can you fucking believe that? W00t!!!!!!1111!!!
But we still have some work to do. The last of the Road Trip previews are trickling in, so let's do one! What can you say about The Pensblog that hasn't already been said? I love those formatting-challenged assholes. Those guys rule the internetz. You know it, I know it, they know it. And they'll tell you that. And that's why we love them. They don't hold back, just like us. Go read the third period of their review of of the Habs-Pens earlier this week for a taste. Or, you can just read their opinion on the USS Hal Gill:
Hal Gill is who you think he is. Slow, sometimes bumbling, trying to make it through life in a post-lockout NHL world. Why did he win a Cup and consequently become an overpaid free agent? Because his defensive partner, Rob Scuderi, ALSO won a Cup and consequently became an overpaid free agent. For Gill to succeed in Montreal, he has to be partnered with your best stay-at-home d-man. What we saw out of Gill all through the playoffs was him making mistakes and being too slow to compensate for them. But Rob Scuderi was there. Habs are gay.
We love you too, dickheads.
Alright on to the open threading. Last night I was busy watching the Als crush the Tabbies, but apparently Toronto beat the Wings. Tronna now 5-2 in the pre-season. Gustavsson finally played and stopped all his shots. Maguire is still wiping up spilled semen. Theo Fleury's comeback is cut short by the Flames. Habs play Buffalo tonight in the pre-season finale, and it doesn't seem to be on TV. To your AM radios everyone! There's also a full weekend of football, golf, the other football, baseball pennant races (not that anyone here cares), and I'm sure many other niche sports. Talk movies, TV, recipes, anything your little hearts' desire while you have the chance. Because next weekend, it's all Habs all the time. It's about fucking time.