Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Morning Skate for Wednesday, November 18th

Bullet points for what you missed while having nightmares of being attacked by pirates again...
Please enjoy these highlights after a win. It's rare lately.

12 comments:

matt - ftc said...

I watched most of the 3rd...it was enough to remind me why I don't watch full games anymore. This team sucks.

bea.habs.fan said...

Arpon is reporting that he thought he saw Hamrlik at the end of OT in pain!!!!!!!

Please somebody tell me he's wrong.
If another D goes down, our goose is cooked

WV - fritym : the Habs will have loads of fritym come spring the way things are going

Sleepy said...

Moeman I didn't get a chance to comment yesterday, but the "Kids aren't alright" was fucking classic

habsss said...

After that spectacle in Nashville, I'll take a shootout victory against Carolina. Until Markov comes back.

lawyergirl77 said...

I'LL take the win.

BUT... I'll admit to being embarassed once again by my fellow fans at the game who were partying like it's 1999 after a win... In the SO... to the worst team in the league.

I turned to Mr. LG77 at the end and said: "Fuck. We're becoming Toronto."

Sad, scary times, peeps...

gillis said...

I'm still really pissed those who call themselves fans yet booed their own team in the second period. They should all be punched right in the kisser and told never to go to a habs game ever again. If your favourite team is playing badly and they are all frustrated, shouldn't everybody start cheering louder?

blaz said...

Hey, we won, shouldn't there be a plan the parade tag somewhere?

moeman said...

Thnx Sleepy.

@lg77, I'll respectfully disagree about "becoming Toronto". I can see your point about over-exuberant fans (both negative and positive) but until the Bell Centre's lower bowl is vacated pre-game, betwixt-periods and in the last dozen minutes, there's no way Habs fans compare to the morgue that is the ACC. Also, I'll generalize and suggest that Habs fans are no where near as arrogant as leaf fans (and most of their sycophantic media), despite a near half-century of fucking failure and futility.

lawyergirl77 said...

Moe - absolutely true. We aren't Toronto... But the ole ole ole after the win last night and the ridiculous, playoff-esque celebrations that took place bordered on Leaf-like delusions. That was the point I was trying to make.

(plus, lots of people left after the 2nd. It wasn't pretty...)

bottom line - mercifully, we aren't Toronto. But we're starting to exhibit some of their tendencies...

Robbie said...

To build on 77's final comment your right on the mark. I was also at the game last night and you would think they won game 7 of the conference final. We have slowly over time become no better then those who live 5 hrs down the 401. If they were alive my Dad and Grandfather would both kill me for saying that.

I am a 3rd generation Habs fan who grew up in the what some say is the peak; 1970's. My Grandfathers company had 4 season tickets at the Forum and i was able to go see about 20 games a year. My family was as much a fan of the team as any pure laine. We cheered and cried and celebrated. It was our team.

Somewhere along the way though this whole franchise just changed. This city changed. I'm not sure when or how it happened or even why. Maybe because greatness demands unrealistic greatness or maybe because a cultures identity, pride and existance is tied forever to the results of this team. I don't know what it is. I think perhaps 1995 was the pinnacle of it.

This Franchise has now been reduced to nothing more then pulling out the remaining greats; Jean, Moore, Lafleur, Henri and others whenever they need to remind the pure laines of the history and success. It reaches back 100 years to pull everyone towards the future where in fact there has been none since 1979. The franchise and its management wallows in the ''WHAT WAS'' and defends its actions, practices and procedures against a heritage of black and white photos from the 50's 60's and 70's.

I do know that i got off the bandwagon along time ago. I don't jump on and off. I watched the dust of the wagon head down the road in the late 80's. I dusted myself off and said I always will be a fan of this team. I still go to games and still hope for the best, I celebrated in 1993 but still never got back on. I just can't be part of the, ''well lets make the playoff's'' bullshit and be satisfied in some sad way with that.

When you look at the performance in Nashville you say to yourself, ''ok their playing the worst team in the league, their going to come out like storm troopers and pay back Dollar $ign for his superhuman effort.'' Were going to show our fans that we have heart and were disgusted with ourselves. Instead what you get is another piss poor effort with a tying goal with less then 3 minutes left to play and a subsequent shootout win. What is worst is you sense that the players were satisfied with that, that the Coach was. BUT, what is really sad is that 22,000 people were too.

After yesterdays win i looked around the Bell Centre and heard the wheels of the wagon, dust at its back coming towards the building and saw a line up of people waiting to jump back on. The same ones who jumped off after last Saturday. You could have easily believed you were 5 hrs down the road in the Air Canada Centre. I shook my head and thought this is truly SAD!

Boob Gainey said...

On Saturday, Toronto had a pregame celebration for the hound line: Clark-Leeman-Courtnall.

These guys played together in the late 80's, when Toronto was consistently bad. I was in med school at U of T then and I remember how dire they were: even though 4/5 teams per division made the playoffs, the Leafs were either 4th or 5th.

The point isn't that they are deluded (they are) but that you can still have good memories of a lousy team.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@LG
The olé made me nuts and then my 15 year old told me that the Hey Hey Goodbye is obnoxious, the olé is just to get behind the team. It's a cheer of sorts. It still sounds obnoxious to me but he plays hockey and knows what the shouts from the stands can do to a team (as opposed to the screams from crazy parents who yell SKATE!!! SKATE!!! at their kid as if he/she is taking the sun).