Sunday, January 03, 2010

2010 is boring already. Let's liven it up by creating a goalie controversy for our Sabres preview and open thread

Is there a goalie controversy in Montreal? Of course there is, it's Montreal. Jaro played out of his mind to lead the road trip at the beginning, stealing several games. It ended up earning him Molson Cup honours for December. But then Jaro had one weak game, and TFS came in and killed. Killed I tell you! What did he get for his efforts? Jaro starting the next game. Sure, JM excusers say it was because the game was less than 24 hours after the previous one, but fuck, Carey could play 120 minutes in a row if he had to. I'm with Marie-Pier, our random hot blonde hockey analyst from yesterday who wondered what JM was thinking.

I admit that in the past, I haven't given a shit when we've had 1A and 1B goalies. In thinking more about it though, in the long run, I really don't know if it works. If you have two number ones, they're both going to be alpha dogs. Goalies are fucked up in the head enough as it is (sorry Panger), so not knowing who's the man has got to really mess with their psyches over a period of months. Sooner or later, something has to be done.

Welcome home, boys.

Waiting like a backup in that little hallway behind the bench details - 3 PM start in the Phone Booth. THREE PEE EM. You hear that? WTF is that? It only conflicts with Canada-Swiss Semi-Final and the 4th quarter of the most important weekend of the NFL season. Yeesh. The family-friendly matinee hour may mean that Stubbs' Youppi rumours on Twitter are true. Habs coming off the glorious 6-1 road trip from hell and two straight wins. Sabres, on the same hand, have won 3 in a row, are 1st in the Northeast, 2nd in the East, and 2-0-1 already against us this season. We ain't in Florida any more.

Staring down 200 feet to see your opponent - Unlike our last opponent, Buffalo has many many hockey blogs to choose from. I think it speaks to the Canadian-ness of Buffalo. I think we could swallow them easily. First, the NFL team, then the whole city. They'd fit right in. Where was I? Right, hockey blogs. Check out one of the many many quality Sabres blogs, Queen City Sabres.

Hot like the goalie who says "the puck looked like a beach ball out there"- Bienvinido to this space Senor Gomez! 9 points in his last 5 games. Vodkov just amazing since his return, 11 points in 7 games. Throw in Gio and SuperPleks what the hell. For the Sabres, despite all this Ryan Miller talk, it's actually Patrick Lalime who is the hotter goalie with a 3-0-1, 1.34 GAA .960 save % in his last 4 games. Tom Connolly has 6 points in hist last 3 games.

Cold like the backup at the Winter Classic - Jaro 2.0 pointless in four. For the Sabres, Craig Rivet pointless in 7. For some reason, I miss Craig Rivet.

I'm actually impressed goalies don't injure their groins every game - both sets of Tits are said to be game-time decisions. Mara might be back. And your starter is... not yet announced at the time of this writing.

Post-game adult entertainment - It's Sunday afternoon, that's family time. If you don't have a family, try to start one by slipping one past the goalie.

Stoke the fires of goalie controversy in the comments

77 comments:

B B said...

Carey! Carey! Carey!

Baroque said...

Halak! Halak! Halak!

moeman said...

Pants! Pants! Pants!

Habsfan10 said...

Cedric! Cedric! Cedric! (on behalf of Bertrand Raymond).

Number31 said...

SANFORD! Oh wait, he's injured. Quelle surprise.

boob gainey said...

Controversy? What controversy?

The only one who complains and asks for a trade when he doesn't play enough is Halak.

He's also the one who isn't as good as the other one.

Someone needs to explain to Jaro that stealing games from the Islanders and Canes doesn't make you a number one in this league.

boob gainey said...

Sorry. That was way too serious.

Baroque said...

Halak! Halak! Halak!

(Back to the goofiness.) :)

HabsFan29 said...

we forgive you boob. must be a hangover

still no word on a starter? JM has a controversy in his head

GoldenGirl11 said...

I'm much more concerned about the Habs celebrating Youppi!'s 30th. Hands down it will be the low point in the history of this team. That said, I hope there's a cake with huge candles and youppi! gets a little too close and POOF! Up in flames will be the perfect way to begin the decade.

vthabsfan said...

As for Halak...Shop him BOB.
Just curious, which number one goalie would we like to see get injured just before the stretch run?

Chenny13 said...

I've heard Carey as the starter. Not sure if there's any confirmation of this...

canucklehead said...

i heard halak from leftwinglock.com, they are right alot of the time as far as starting goalies go...

GoldenGirl11 said...

I say they start Youppi! He's quite nimble for 30.

Chenny13 said...

Also, according to the Habs facebook page, we'll be missing both of our Tits.

GoldenGirl11 said...

I actually hear a rumour that they're starting Gill in net... or maybe that was starting Gill AS the net.

HabsFan29 said...

Stubbs just tweeted it's TFS, no Tits at all and no Rhino either

If it's on Twitter, it's true

dani said...

You miss Craig Rivet 'cause he's super fly.

P.S. Your word verifications are dirty.

GoldenGirl11 said...

Ottawa, Philly 4-4 with five minutes left in the 2nd. 2G, 1A for Kovy.

moeman said...

FHFHaFternoon Delight



Gonna find a #1 goalie, gonna hold him tight

gonna grab some FHaFternoon delight.


My motto's always been; when time's right, take flight.

Why wait Bob, trade Jaro in the middle of a cold dark night.


When everything's a little clearer in the pipes TFS™'ll play.

And you know that Cedric is gonna be there any way.



Urologist's rocket's in flight. FHaFternoon delight. FHaFternoon delight.



Thinkin' of CHicken's workin' up my Habpetite

looking forward to a little FHaFternoon delight.


Rubbin' Gomez and Gio together makes the sparks ingite

and the thought of rubbin' Miller is getting so exciting.


Vodkov's's rocket's in flight. FHaFternoon delight. FHaFternoon delight.



Started out this morning the FHF blog was so polite

I always thought Rivet was a fucking jerk, hope he gets a Buffalo blizzard tonight


But we've got a game a waitin' and I think I might try sipping

a little FHaFternoon delight.


Gill's rocket's in flight. FHaFternoon delight. FHaFternoon delight.



Please be waiting for me baby when I come around.

We could make a lot of lovin' 'for the pants will be down.


My rockets in flight. FHaFternoon delight. FHaFternoon delight.


HabsFan29 said...

that's a lot of win moe

i miss the Starlight Vocal Band for some reason

HabsFan29 said...

3 PM. Hockey Time!

HabsFan29 said...

trofee big fat like wale Cari

HabsFan29 said...

a fourth line French Connection! BR just came

HFF33 aka Panger said...

GG11: while the hostility towards Yuoppi!? He's the Bo Jackson of mascots.

boob gainey said...

Kovy has 4 goals against the Flyers today.

GoldenGirl11 said...

I hate Youppi! I hate mascots. I hate the color orange. I fear for the person inside and blame that hideous dreadlocked fur for the lice epidemic in summer camps every year.

HabsFan29 said...

well, we've had chances

Anonymous said...

@boob - noted on the four goals, but why are we still following him ?

goalless in 11 or 12 games before today. good riddance. glad he's gone.

boob gainey said...

Kovy isn't the player he once was, but then again he's 35.

He was a great Hab.

Number31 said...

That's Kovy's quota for the month. He won't score until his next hat trick in February.

I hate games where we shoot a lot but don't score.

boob gainey said...

Pats choking.

Tom Brady just threw a horrible interception with 3 min left.

HabsFan29 said...

Tom's throwing away my pool chances with the ball

boob gainey said...

Wow!

NE need a TD with a minute to go. Brady is benched.

Is this the end?

boob gainey said...

Ryan Miller is good.

HabsFan29 said...

we're losing a game we could / should be winning. crap that's annoying

Moey said...

I hate Miller.

moeman said...

I hate brunet.

HabsFan29 said...

it ain't gonna be easier in the 3rd

Number31 said...

I don't think I've ever seen Cammy skate so slow in my life. Do they have a 3 day hangover?

Need a sneaky sneak goal here
(looking at you, Markov). Miller only watches what's in front of him.

moeman said...

Methinks the Habs got some extra Holiday delights from their wives, G/Fs and/or significant others. Might explain the 1st period burst and the second period shrivelling. I suggest a third period reload and some sensational scoring. Have the Bounty handy. Go you fucking Habs!

Anonymous said...

THIS IS A GAME WHERE A PAIR OF TITS COME IN HANDY!

Anonymous said...

Isn`t BGL due for a goal? It`s been 2 fucking years for crying out loud...

Sigh.

HabsFan29 said...

BB: maybe JM should shake up the lines. but then again, it's only 1-0, so JM shouldn't panic

that's quality analysis

HabsFan29 said...

we're looking like a peewee "B" team with the falling and the mishandling

moeman said...

BB: Jacques Demers likes me, I've got job protection bitCHes.

WV = kafooyage

Anonymous said...

Quite possibly the most boring game of the decade.

Hey, it IS january 4th, ya know.

chris nilan said...

who hasn't been teamed wit cammy plecks yet? BRING ON BGL!!!!

moeman said...

Anon, the game started on January 3rd. Hope the summer is nice.

boob gainey said...

Plekanecs has been poor for the past three games or so.

Ronan said...

Sabres are the new Devils.

Anonymous said...

I feel bad for all those kids.

moeman said...

@Anon, those kids cannot here brunet.

Anonymous said...

Is it Jan 3? Feel like this game has gone on for hours. Zzzzzzzz.

Moey said...

I'm getting whiny, we need to tie this frakkin' game.

HabsFan29 said...

Squid and Pleks are totally discombobulated

Ronan said...

WV: droll. This game is not.

Anonymous said...

1 MEASLY GOAL!!! PLEASE!!!!! C`MON. I`M BEGGING. AT LEAST TIE IT! GET THE STUPID POINT... UGH.

HabsFan29 said...

tick tick tick

boob gainey said...

We really have only one defender who attacks (Markov). Bergeron does too but he isn't playing defence today.

Is it Martin's system or is it the players? I don't know but I think this is the biggest problem.

Anonymous said...

Why does JM let Kirk Muller draw the play? Is he that incompetent?

HabsFan29 said...

meh

Moey said...

That's it. Trade Price and Halak for Miller.

chris nilan said...

ryan miller is very good.

Ronan said...

Dear Habs,
You know that thing you were doing during the last minute and a half? You're supposed to be doing that the whole game.

Anonymous said...

RDS, are you fucking joking? Pouliot as the third star? That goal was partially his fault.

Chenny13 said...

No Tits equals No Scoring. Something I find myself saying on numerous occasions.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Chenney
Now that is funny.... and I'm a girl!

chris nilan said...

meh. i'm still hung over from new years so maybe the habs are too.

fuckit. i'll give then a boring one goal loss after the grand larceny that was the last road trip. they'll be back on track.

what's the next game? in washington?

fuck.

junior hockey time!

boob gainey said...

Truculence! Leaf pick Kadri gets a stupid penalty after boarding a Swiss guy, Swiss score on the power play.

He'll fit right in with the Burke Knuckleheads.

moeman said...

I agree with GG11 that CH13 made a fun funny. Tits, we al love em'!

boob knows. Luckily kadri didn't make some kind of throat slash gesture to embarrass our country ...

Number31 said...

Poo got the star for speaking the local language I guess. Probably RDS haven't heard Price's "Chaque but compte" thing on the jumbotron. (As in "SCORE YOU FUCKERS *GLARE*")

moeman said...

No way TFS™ gets an rds étoile because according to pierre hoooooooouuuuuuuude, Price gave up to many retoooooooouuuuuuuurs.

Chenny13 said...

Thanks for the +1's guys. Shame that we lost that one though. I guess Price has to start scoring now too.

boob gainey said...

Even though he only gave up one goal, Price looked very shaky. He gave up tons of rebounds and bobbled the uck all night long.

Buffalo only have one player. But he's on a good run right now.

Number31 said...

Most of those were controlled rebounds, as in off to the side or to his zombie teammates who ignored the puck and let a Sabres player take it.

Meh.

Go Kristo! We want a Team USA/Team Canada gold medal showdown! What's with Swedish goalies and giant shoulderpads? (like Lundqvist)

B B said...

Can BGL catch a charge for being an oxygen thief?