Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The Game Day Skate for Tuesday, December 1st

Bullet points for what you missed while dreaming of shutting up the naysayers and moving to 11-0...
  • Down goes Ovie! Down goes Ovie! Oh, did I mention it was from a knee on knee hit that Ovie got 5 and a game for?
  • Leafs get a lot of shots, none get by Ryan Miller;
  • Thomas Vokoun was taken off on a stretcher, thanks to his teammate Keith Ballard's stick, swung in frustration at giving up a goal;
  • Pens get a hat trick from... no, not him, no, not him either... Mike Rupp;
  • A somewhat more expected hat trick came from RJ Umberger;
  • BR tries to make some point about the Impact, Als, and Habs, but fuck if we know what that point is;
  • Pimp my blog time! In case you missed it in the comments yesterday, FHF is up for best Habs blog in some online poll. It's our experience that things like this are only designed to get you to sign up for the site, because you have to sign up to vote. Fuck if we'll let that stop us. So go sign up, give them a fake country (I chose the British Virgin Islands. Virgin. Heh.) and let's win this thing.
Big Adams Division / Original 6 / 100th Anniversary week starts tonight with Tronna. Whatever happened to that whole truculence thing?

22 comments:

Cap'n Crunch said...

First? Now Habs can win, yes?

Boob Gainey said...

I believe BR's point is that the Habs have not risen above mediocrity since 1993.

In fairness to the old coot, he's kind of right isn't he?

Habsfan10 said...

Ovie's a dirty fucker. Seriously, I like that fucking smarmy cheapshot artist less and less every day. Fuck him.

lawyergirl77 said...

Re: Vokoun - I was at a sports bar after my choir rehearsal yesterday (don't ask) and when they played the hit on Sportscenter, the place when DEAD. Scary stuff...

As for Ovie - I'm really disappointed that he's turning into such a thug. Playing strong is one thing, repeating a Laraque move is not.

moeman said...

@lg77, how was the CHoir practice?

Moey said...

Ovie better get a suspension for this, that's three knee on knee's in the last 35 games (including playoffs last year) and a slew foot. I was never a fan anyway. Sid the kid all the way.

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention that Chris Higgins was a -4 last night!

CivilizedWorm said...

or that rihanna's nudies leaked!

Prediction: no suspension for Ovie.

Bryan Marchment would be proud.

Van Hab said...

Signing up for something just to be able to vote for Four Habs Fans seems to go against the whole FHF ethos (under the "effort" section) but I'll try to get that done today...

Boob Gainey said...

The story that Ballard was aiming for the post or crossbar, and didn't notice Vokoun's head, doesn't wash. He doesn't seem to be going for the post.

It really looks like he's aiming at Vokoun's head. He hits it perfectly too. Right on the sweet spot.

I think he had a brain cramp (medical term).

lawyergirl77 said...

Moe - Heh. Wish it was the CHoir. Maybe then, Mr. LG77 would have stuck with it. See, he says he dropped out due to work, but I think it's because he really didn't want to miss Friday's game.

(Yes, you read that correctly. I won't be at Friday's Centennial game. We have our Christmas concert series this weekend on Friday, Sat. and Sunday. I shit you not.)

Boob - I buy that he wasn't aiming for Vokoun. did you see the video of the guy on the bench afterwards? Shell shocked doesn't even begin to describe it.

And as for Ovie/Sid - Sid's whiny AND dirty... Ovie is just plain dirty. Not that either one is excused - I'm just annoyed at the lot of them.

Jimmy G said...

Did Ovie have a reputation for dirtiness before the last couple weeks? I'm still not buying it and I'd still take him over Crosby.

Side note: Does it worry anyone else that we're fighting for 7th/8th/9th place every year. It seems like you have to completely shit the bed for a few years (à la Pittsburgh, Washington) to finally get good.

Boob Gainey said...

New Jersey never shit the bed, have had almost as many injuries as us this year, and are ... 1st in the East.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@LG
Did you have to audition for the choir? Do they know that even though you might sing like and angel, you talk like a sailor? Makes me think that your church is for me since we're looking into conversion in order to avoid bar mitzvahs three and four. That eucharist cracker thingie has got to be cheaper than a kosher meal and the only investment is the gown which, if I can still wear my Levis from 1993, I'm sure I can amortize over many years.

L Dude said...

I AM OUTRAGED! TSN has 100 Reasons to Love the Habs and the FHF Blog is NOT on the list! WTF!

It's OK. I've sent a strongly worded e-mail....

kevincrumbs said...

@Boob: Well, they also have Parise, perhaps one of the most underrated players in the league. Is Elias healthy? That guy's also dynamite (and underrated).

My reward for not taking university seriously the first time around and being stuck doing papers at the age of twenty-eight? Missing tonight's game. ARGH!

Speaking of Higgins, how many of us would've done a Pyatt for Higgins trade straight up during the summer?

Jimmy G said...

@boob: If Montréal had Brodeur I might rethink my stance. The fact is we haven't had a bona fide star player in a while (mabye until Cammy).

@kevincrumbs: I hear that. I'm 27 and writing french paper about the moralité of Guy de Maupassant. I won't skip the game though.

GoldenGirl11 said...
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GoldenGirl11 said...

@Jimmy G
Mrs. Greenbaum read my grade 3 class The Necklace in 1973 and it's stuck with me since then. I just reread it last summer and it was just as good. Watch the game but don't pass over that Guy! too fast.

wv: shikerse, as it gonna become one if we don't start winning more.

Jaredoflondon said...

wait, wasn't the centennial last year?
what is with all this pandering bullshit?

Jimmy G said...

@GG11: Finally a Guy! we can maybe all get behind.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Jimmy
I hear he had a great slap shot too.