Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Game Day Skate for Wednesday, December 30th

Bullet points for what you missed while dreaming of coming up with some clever TMS opening like "Good Morning Habs Fan!" (thx for the sub work Panger)...
  • Pens chase Ryan Miller, but this inspires the Sabres somehow who come back from a 3-0 hole to win 4-3;
  • Isles win, refuse to go away from the 8th seed bubble;
  • Taylor Hall finally comes alive at the World Juniors with a hat trick, and Canada continues its prelim round domination with an 8-2 win over Slovakia;
  • I don't know what's worse - the fact that today's noontime Canadian Olympic team announcement is so hyped that's a big live event on all the sports networks, or the fact that we considered calling this TMS an open thread for said announcement. What the hell, consider this your open thread for the announcement.
Montreal to find 10,000 supporters tonight in Tampa.

52 comments:

L Dude said...

I was over at canadiens.com and there on the front page was a video "Who's your favourite Randy?"
I thought "not much going on with the habs" and "gay."
But I watched the video to see which Habs would choose Randy "MACHO MAN" Savage, Randy Travis or Randy Jackson.
Not surprisingly, the Macho Man got most votes. Couple of funny bits:
Markov: "Thees ees furst time I hear of these guys."
Gill has a classic bit at the end. Give it a watch.

So the Habs have won both FLA games the past two seasons. Lapierre was the hero for both last year with a hatrick in the first game and the shootout winner (I think that's where we witnessed his change of speed move) in the other.
Lets hope these games break him out of his zombie state.

L Dude said...

edit: hat trick or hat-trick

moeman said...

Should CoaCH Martin need to pull Pouliot off the GMC line does it means he will Choke the CHicken?

WV = gluct

lawyergirl77 said...

Moeman - + however-many-ounces-are-in-the-large-Timmie's-coffee-I-just-spilled-on-my-keyboard for the choking the chicken joke!!

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Moe
Sombrero and mustache are saved and ready to paste onto anything. All secure at my end. I will not Photoshop him choking the chicken, however. That's where I draw the line.

Carina said...

Hamrlik didn't make the Czech roster...hmmm....

Carina said...

And I'm 'hmm-ing' because I'm wondering if he declined to join the team. Because he should be on the team (Hamrlik that is)

canucklehead said...

so TFS gets the start tonight i wonder if he is going to steal the starting position back from jaro my sources say maybe

Anonymous said...

Spoke with a friend in Hamilton who said the Bull Dogs will be moving to Laval next year.

Ya heard it here first!

lehab said...

@lg77 ... 14 oz. I happen to (un)fortunately live here about 10 hours a day..

@gg11... already set the GMC as my background lol

i thought that line looked pretty good the other night.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@lehab
As BubbyGG used to say "you made my day".

Only one we're waiting for is Giant Mexican Turtle.

HabsFan29 said...

1/2 hour preview show of the team announcement. god bless you, TSN

HabsFan29 said...

1/2 hour of mcsplooge. fuck you, TSN

Number31 said...

I'll be very disappointed if I don't get the call for Olympic ice girl, Stevie Y.

L Dude said...

I'm happy to let Hamr have a 2 week rest. Even though he's been off due to injury, those minutes he and Spacek logged the first 35 games or so is bound to take a lot out of 35 year old legs.

Hopefully Stevie Y drops at least one bomb today that none of the talking heads predicted. Even if only the 3rd string goalie. Ya know, Carey Price has the 3rd best Save% among Canadian goalies (well 4th, but Roloson is what? 80 years old?). Carey's home province. Just sayin. Brodeur and Luongo only rank 12th in ghe league in Save%. Hmm.

PS. I know it won't happen.

HabsFan29 said...

wow, even Brian Williams. this is big time!

James Duthie. Less big-time.

HabsFan29 said...

this TSN-Sportsnet crossover is freaking me out

lawyergirl77 said...

For those of you lost in the Olympics hype... Price is starting in nets tonight. Wow. So surprised. /sarcasm.

moeman said...

Stevie Y. gets the Gold medal for rugged good looks.

HabsFan29 said...

3 Quebec goalies. BR just mcsplooged

heh @ moe

moeman said...

Is the CH's Centennial marketing crew managing today's event? She's gonna be a long one (I know, gotta pay those sponsors).

HabsFan29 said...

Fuck this is an hour??? I would love a good old fashioned faxed press release right about now

HabsFan29 said...

Niedermayer captain. I can live with that, though I would have preferred Iggy.

moeman said...

The 'A' on Pronger is an embarrassment, otherwise I like the choices.

HabsFan29 said...

gonna be some arguments about this D (no Green or JBo) but i like it

lawyergirl77 said...

VERY surprised that Green isn't there.

moeman said...

Does the non-selection of the overrated Phaneuf mean we will not see much of this fine Canadian?

moeman said...

Good mix. Love the Toews selection.

lawyergirl77 said...

What the fuck? Heater and Bergeron.

GO FINLAND.

HabsFan29 said...

Heater's played his way on. Bergeron, i'm not sure.

I can live with all of it. Changing of the guard somewhat, but that's ok

lawyergirl77 said...

I can live with it, primarily because St-Louis and Lecavalier didn't get an automatic pass onto the team.

But Heater's inclusion bugs.

moeman said...

heh@lg77

Also, methinks Bergeron is an OK pick. He's a Yzerman-type player, responsible, forechecks well and a top notch point getter. Bonus, the pick'll keep bertrand and réjean warm in their pure woolies (despite the fact they allegedly hate Canada).

moeman said...

Someone must've told Bobby Lu that the team pics were real mug shots.

WV = nupep, as in Stevie Y. has given Team Canada some nupep

moeman said...

Imagine how much fun we'd have with a Habs CoaCH named Babcock.

lawyergirl77 said...

Is it still relentlessly homerriffic of me to think that Squid should have had a shot to have made it onto the team?

Yes?

oh. Okay. Carry on...

HabsFan29 said...

LG it is, but FWIW I thought it too.

Number31 said...

I think they got their Staals confused but it happens with those clones.

moeman said...

In other (non-hockey related) news, harper prorogues Parliament.

L Dude said...

So, are the Lightning so pissed that they kill the Habs tonight, or so depressed that they only win in OT?

L Dude said...

@moeman: I can't stand Harper. He's my Gary Bettman of Canadian politics. But mmmm, prorogies...

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canucklehead said...

lets leave the politics out of a hockey forum all that matters here is silly nicknames and canadien victories

lawyergirl77 said...

@canucklehead - Point taken and comment deleted.

HabsFan29 said...

no, i say MORE politics! sports blog style! Fuck Michael Ignatieff! Cock!

moeman said...

Sorry lg but I just had to mention how harpo sickingly and sheepishly slipped a smelly sausage to the GG (Canada's not FHF's). Sadly we will see his ugly mug representing our country at VAN2010.

moeman said...

/end rant

HabsFan29 said...

everyone can go talk hockey in the new thread. moeman and I will stay in here to debate the finer points of parliamentary democracy

lawyergirl77 said...

When you make a list of those finer points, perhaps we can send them to our government so that they can see that we're NOT a Republic like our neighbours to the South.

Crap.

I forgot.

The good people at the PMO can't read. Silly me.

Boob Gainey said...

Players I don't care for:

Crosby (still has to have Mrs Lemieux pour his rice krispies into a bowl every morning).

Iginla (bit of a thug)

Pronger (neanderthal)

Heatley (prick, crybaby)

Thornton (choker)

Bergeron (Bruin - I admit this is petty)

Brodeur (this is controversial - but all those records are the result of having a trapping team in front of him)

I might cheer for Sweden or Russia.

moeman said...

harper is the pronger of politics.

Moey said...

@boob,

Suit yourself. I'd take any one of those thugs, crybabies etc. on our Habs in a heartbeat.

Flying Toaster said...

I just wish they selected Green instead of Pronger, St. Louis instead of Bergeron and Mike Fisher somewhere in there. Might not be top-notch talent but grit is needed