Oh good morning all you fine folks. I bet you didn't expect to see a game preview at this hour. Surprise! This may happen more and more this year, as TMS' school schedule often precludes "wasting time at work" by writing previews. The only downside I can see is that you are subjected to half-naked women during your breakfast. Wait, that's a downside?
Let's quickly look at what you missed while having nightmares of having to apologize to your wife on national TV. Don't give up on tits just yet; Little Tits will go to Hamilton after all, though Sportsnet reports it's just a prelude to a trade. Luongo is struggling, and is even pulled in the 'Nucks 3rd straight loss. Please schadenfreudenly enjoy the Leafs goalie issues before the first Battle of Ontario tonight. From our old buddy Weed Against Speed, you can also enjoy the greatest hockey photo ever, even if it does contain too many B's fans.
So the Habs arrive West for the first of three games I'll fall asleep during. But Calgary is somewhat special in that it is the home of our very own Panger, not to mention several commentors. Panger is headed to the game tonight, so look for him on the teevee. Of course, you don't know what Panger looks like, but you can recognize him by the way he screams every time TFS is not square to the shooter. Oh, and he's probably drunk. On with the preview!
Waiting in line details - 9 PM EST start at the Pengrowth Saddledome. I still can't remember what Pengrowth is. Game is on Sportsnet West, though that broadcast is probably blacked out in Montreal. Habs have struggled out of the gate to a 2-0-0 record, while the Flames are also 2-0-0.
Pay your cover charge to - friend of FHF Kent W who helped us out with the Squid Road Trip preview rocks all your Flames info over at Matchsticks and Gasoline. He wrote about the first two Flames games, "well, for the second straight game the Flames were handily outshot but managed to escape with a victory." Sound familiar?
Hot sexy Habs to watch - TFS, TFS, and more TFS. Although who knows if he's even starting. Another downside of previews written at 6 AM. Also, Squid (2A so far) returns "home", such as it is. Many other Habs also have 2 points, like Gionta, Moen, Gorges, and Pleks (really?).
Skanky Habs to watch - Big Tits is dead. Or at least, he has taken the zombie mantle from Pleks. So we now have ZombieTits. For some reason, that turns me on.
Hot sexy Flames to watch - Kipper has matched TFS for coming out of the gate strong, stopping 70 of 76 shots. Jay-Bo is outplaying Phaneuf, +3 to -1, though Dion has 2G already.
Skanky Flames to watch - Iginla and Jokinen only have 1 measly assist each through 2 games. Expect them to break out tonight, ugh.
Not dancing due to too many vodka Red Bulls -just pencil in "Marbyrne" (Rhinov? O'ov?) for the next month and a half. Metro is questionable too, day-to-day with "ribs" that are hopefully Memphis-style BBQ'ed. As a result, HIO reported the following lines yesterday at practice:
Squid – Gomez – Gionta
Max Pack – Pleks – ZombieTits
Gui! – Mad Max – MOEmaN
Stewie – Chips – BGL
We'll see if those hold up during the day. Also, looks like newly-called up Swiss Mister II is playing.
In the VIP room -it's early. Game 3 of 82. We'll wait a while before ranting and raving and/or freaking out over injuries [takes deep breath, meth hit].
Post-game adult entertainment establishment - I've never been to Calgary as an adult, so I've got nothing to recommend. Panger?
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