Sunday, October 25, 2009

Suck it, Jack Todd. Habs 5, NYR 4 (Oh!-Fucking-T)

Some 0f you may have followed the Jack Todd link Boob gave us in the comments yesterday. Some of you may not have. We wouldn't blame you, because Jack Todd bites a big bag of dicks. For the second time in a week, he threw Bob Gainey under the bus. Look, I'm not saying we don't throw people under the bus around here all the time. We make our blogging living (such as it is) telling people (Hall Gill) how much they suck. But it's always deserved. Todd seems to have it in for Bob for whatever reason. Not even ten games in, he was calling the new team a miserable failure. We like to think that last night's game was a big Fuck You to Jack Todd.

For this is a team we can like. Despite our "in Bob we trust" mantra, we didn't know if Bob knew what he was doing this off-season. How could you? Replacing half the team was unprecedented. But we're not afraid to admit it now - we're starting to like this team. You know what it is? It's work. It's battling hard. Moving your feet at both ends of the ice, for 60 minutes. This team seems to be doing that now. How many times last year did the Habs take at least a period off? I'll tell you - 82. You don't get the feeling this team will do that. I don't know if that's JM, the new guys, or some unholy combination of the two. But it's making me happy.

Let's start with the 8 points of the Giant Mexican Squid last night (Suck it, Todd) and Squid's hat trick. Or let's start with Brian Gionta (Suck it, Todd), who in the best Saku tradition, never takes a shift off. Or let's start with a kick-ass working-hard fourth line of CHips-Gui!-Dagger (Suck it, Todd). Or the rejuvenated Pleks (Suck it, Todd). Or the plucked-from-the-scrap-heap Urologist firing bullets from the point on the PP (Suck it, Todd). Maybe Todd would prefer to have Higgins back, he of the penalty that led to our 3rd goal and he of the being benched in the third period.

Look, the game was far from perfect. The Urologist should not be allowed to play defence, ever. There were times in the first period we looked totally lost. Jaro 2.0 had a pretty crappy game. Big Tits continues to be dead. But that's nitpicking. This team kept coming to work, down 3-1, down 4-2.

Work v. [wurk] 1. giving that little extra effort in getting to the loose puck, or the open space; 2. giving that extra effort digging in the corner; 3. the MexiCAN going 1-0n-3 and continuing to the net to try to get a rebound; 4. Gionta getting a beautiful assist while being down on the ice; 5. forwards falling down low in the defensive zone to support the D; 6. all we ever wanted from a hockey team.

Work - something Jack Todd can't seem to appreciate. Suck it, Todd. We like this team.


29 comments:

HabsFan4 said...

Yah, I'll second that one. These guys are growing on me. Fast.

GoldenGirl11 said...

I'm really starting to like these guys. Love the post winning goal mob celebration. They seem like a happy bunch of midget millionaires.

moeman said...

Yup, best .500 team we've had in a while. Our Habs are morally uplifting us (with points to boot!). Time to climb the standings.

Number31 said...

The work ethic of the team is summed up by Gionta: whilst flat on the ice sliding forward out of control, he still makes a good pass for a scoring opportunity <3

lehab said...

definately a fun team to watch. I only yell at the tv when the puck is in our own zone now. GMS would be the first line on 27 other teams. milbury, todd and those other fucktard anaysts will soon enough be praising them. we still need 2 more D men but if we hang in there until Markov is back it should be interesting when the snow melts

Anonymous said...

Fun team to watch. Great we came back to win. Little worried that we'd be fucked if we didn't have GMS but the rest of they guys seem to be catching up as they get dragged along... cept that lanky fuck Gill. I hate him I hate him I hate him.
Carbo was "calling" on CBC Montreal lastnight.
Komi is still scoring goals on his own tender, I'd tell him he plays for the leafs but its too fun to watch him douche it up.

fiik said...

ok jer, I be's back jer and i be tellin joos whut I tole joos a few weeks ago dat dis here team be ripper and all kinds ob dipper. yer. so iffn joo will, please admit dat joo be lookin forward to da parade. I kwon I be. ohhhhh beelee me dis is a gus lil team. kakkin at all ob joos.

boob gainey said...

Call me crazy, but Gill is not bad.

He played well last night.

Not Geoff Molson said...

In celebration of a great game last night here's Laura Ramsay reposted - with a couple additional pics (she played Joy in a Mad Men episode last year and was so hot my laptop nearly started on fire)

Maxim Photoshoot 1

Maxim Photoshoot 2

Maxim Photoshoot 3

Maxim Photoshoot 4

Tropical Photoshoot 1

Tropical Photoshoot 2

Anonymous said...

Feeling so proud today I donned my vintage jersey for my morning walk.

Anonymous said...

I missed something somewhere - too lazy to go back looking - who is the Urologist?

moeman said...

"who is the Urologist?"

M-A Bergeron, our PeePee specialist.

kevincrumbs said...

Was out last night at the bars with some people, including my roommate. She was cooking dinner (for herself, mind you) while I had the game on and remarked while we were out that the game sounded pretty exciting from the commentary she overheard.

Crazy how this team went from all of us here wanting to not watch them (yet still knowing we had to) to random people who don't know anything about hockey remarking about an exciting game. w00t!

@NGM: Whoa. I missed your earlier response to me partly because I usually post the latest and by the time I'm up again, we've all moved on to the next post.

Yowza... and thanks.

moeman said...

heh

Olivier said...

Well, there is this Ronald King fella over at La Presse who said last week (commenting on the 5 game losing skid) that we'd probably win 5 of the next 25.

Helluva skid we got coming eh?

How come these guys are allowed to collect a paycheck for so blatantly not doing anything?

WV: mardcu; Ce que Ronald King et Jack Todd écrivent, c'est d'la mardcu.

kevincrumbs said...

@moeman: That was pretty epic.

Van Hab said...

Can we really, legitimately think about trading Price now? I think Halak has proven himself time and again on this ice, and his attitude has been fucking exceptional. He's only a year older than Price, but has shown a decade more maturity and composure. I think the era of the superstar goalie has passed, and it can be argued that keeping your Franchise between the pipes is a less and less successful tactic in recent years. I think that long-term, Halak will be less expensive and lower maintenance than Price, with just as much upside. For all the talk about Price being so level-headed, I don't see any drywall on Halak's knuckles.

Michael said...

Seeing the game as a Fuck you! to Jack Todd assumes a) the players have heard of Jack Todd and b) they give two squirts of piss what he thinks or writes. My best guess: wrong and wrong, amigos .... unless my great and good friend Happy Jack is on iTunes or L'Antichambre. I doubt Bob Gainey is doing much fretting, either. My g&gf Jack and his g&gf Réjean Tremblay and his g&gf Ber Raymond labour under the laughable delusion that they matter, a quaint notion dating back to the Doré administration.

GoldenGirl11 said...
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GoldenGirl11 said...

@Michael
I haven't been here that long but I'm fairly certain that the boys don't actually think that a)the players know who Jack Todd is or b)care what he thinks. Todd may or may not read blogs - although it is conceivable that real journalists know how to do that - but the point wasn't to speak directly to Todd so much as to use the words "bag of dicks" and write an opinionated piece on a bitter, nasty writer. So maybe wrong and wrong but, fuck, it felt great to read... aloud... more than once. Suck it, Todd. (And btw, I loved reading his stuff before he went over the edge and took advantage of his position to humiliate people like Joel Gordon during his last hurrah on the grand prix circuit. Fucker.)

moeman said...

GG11 knows. Weird how Jack has traversed into the outher-world of the bertjeans & rétrands.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Moe
Once you belittle and shame a guy in remission from leukemia to make yourself look good I'm pretty much gonna heave and then never fuckin read another word you write again. Joel was a lot of things, hell he would trip me in the halls of Herzliah High School regularly, but he battled through illness and never gave up. Todd is a bitter jerk with nothing interesting to say.

HabsFan29 said...

yes, it was clearly more of metaphorical "fuck you". no one reads Jack Todd.

GoldenGirl11 said...

To be fair I do enjoy Todd's column... to make a fire during the winter.

Tally said...

im so happy everyone hates on todd, i thought i was the only one reading crap. i thought journalist were educated people who went to huge universities and were intelligent? good to see im not to only one wanting to beat him up at the bar

Not Geoff Molson said...

The Rejected CBC Opening Night Promo

Probably because there wasn't enough Leaf cocksucking from the CBC in it

Grrrreg said...

Those two articles by Todd suck. I'm also starting to like the new habs, for the same reasons as you guys. But to be honest, the habs also took some periods off this season.

Anonymous said...

I stopped reading Jack Todd a few years back because of his constant non-sense...but I actually read his MMQB this morning. I think the entire FHF fan base needs to get on his case and the FHF lawyers need to sue his ass for the following quote:

"We know Andrei Kostitsyn likes to be called AK-46, although most nights he plays more like a popgun. But we found nicknames at pucku.ca that suit the Brothers Kostitsyn far better: Big Tits and Little Tits. ..."

Since when does pucku.ca steal from FHF???

Loyal fan,
Manny B.

lawyergirl77 said...

Leave to go to Toronto for a few days... come back and everyone is talking about how much they love this team.

Welcome over to the optimistic side of the fence, ladies and gents! Been keeping a seat warm for all y'all. The kool aid is mighty tasty over here!!