Thursday, February 18, 2010

Canadian Second Place Olympic Hottie of the Day and a Canada-Switzerland Preview and Open Thread

A surprise silver medal? On your 20th birthday? And you are just adorable? Well that earns you Hottie of the Day, Marianne St-Gelais. Just a fabu performance to get a silver in short track 500m for someone who was only suppose to medal in 2014. Félicitations Marianne!

Around the Olympics, Jaro was outplayed by Tomas Vokoun in the the Slovaks' 3-1 loss to the Czechs, with Pleks scoring the 3rd goal. The Canadian women just crushed the Swedes (defending silver medalists remember) 13-1. Our "Canadian solid performance" of the day goes to Britt Janyk and a quality 6th in the women's downhill.

On the other side of the coin, there was Canadian chokage yesterday aplenty. Emily Brydon a very disappointing 16th in the downhill. She is ranked 5th in the world. Even worse was Denny Morrison in the long track 1000m, just terrible finishing 13th, when he was really expected to medal. Own this podium, losers [/grabs crotch].

OK, hockey. Bring on the Swiss! 7:30 pm on CTV. The Swiss are coming off a 3-1 loss to the USA to open the tournament. Brodeur will get the start. Don't underestimate the Swiss. Outstanding goaltending in Jonas Hiller and Martin Gerber. And I believe we all remember losing to them 2-0 in Turin in 2006. Iggy scored two goals against Jonas Hiller over the weekend in a Flames win over the Ducks.

Be sure to taunt the Swiss Mister in the comments.

105 comments:

boob gainey said...

The Swiss don't have Hab hero Paul DiPietro any more - so no fear.

Howard said...

Looking forward to Russia vs Jaro tonight! The Jaronator usually elevates his game in what should be a blizzard of pucks! The Swiss...meh!

Moey said...

Not a hottie, but you gotta love Shaun White, he puts the D in dude. Won gold for the US in the half pipe snowboarding competition.

moeman said...

Moey, there's 2 d's in dude.

Kmaxx said...

My kids are huge Shaun White fans - Shaun White on Wii that is. I honestly didn't even know he was a real person until I turned on the snowboarding highlights. Whenever they play his games at home, he's always at the top of the leadernoard. I was like..."wtf - they are playing video games at the Olympics?? - Cool!"

wv - fryaliq - sorry...struggling to link it to the Swiss Mister - poor effort I know...forgive me...

Ben Dugas said...

It's time, it's time, it's time to hate the Swiss.

Hadulf said...

Maybe if Webber scores we will question his heart with the Bulldogs and the Habs? Who knows...

WV : chbot...you come up with something.

Robbie said...

Two man Luge. Who the hell came up with that idea? Ok you lie down on a piece of wood with two skates attached with duct tape and I'll lay on top of you and we'll catapulte ourselves onto a track going 120KM Hr.

I can just see how that started one day on top of the track. Bobby's's sled broke down. Jimmy and him were the two last sliders left and the track was closing. So Jimmy says to Bobby, ''Hey Bobby i'll give you a ride (huummmm... lift)''. So Bobby thinks about the potential walk down to the bottom of the track and says, ''hell why not, i haven't had a good ride in some time''. So Jimmy lays down and says to Bobby, ''(hop) on''. So Bobby gets on (wink) and the ride begins. Half way down going about 150km hr Bobby if feeling rather scared and nervous (as well as something kinda hard). He yells to Jimmy, ''you think were gonna be alright''? To which Jimmy replies, ''I'm hard...I mean I'm fine, but your gonna die Bobby!''

Great to see the birthday girl pull one out for ''Les Canadiens''. Man those women are intense and they are some serious athletes. Love the racing suits.

Vonn is hot but Mancuso is even hotter. Love women in racing suits.

Shaun White. What can you say? Once in a while you get to see pure greatness in a sport and he by far shows just how much better he is then everyone else.

I still cannot figure out with like 6 Canadian networks covering the games why it is you cannot ever know what your going to see next and why you get to see things that happened two days ago. Talk about fucked up coverage.

dwgs said...

Icky yucky stupid stinky Switzerland.

Moey said...

@moeman,

Don't make me come over there and give you a good and proper spanking, er smack on the head.

bea.habs.fan said...

@robbie
the trick id to watch it online where they list not only wha't on for the day but also which channels are carrying what.
last night CTV, RDS and TSN were all showing the same hockey game and only Rogers sportsnet showed the short track skating - talk about crappy overall coverage

moeman said...

Je t'aimes Moey.

Chester said...

I believe there is a Brian Williams minimum content rule. Hopefully we reach it before the games are over. He is just so fucking beige, bland and so ever non-contraversial. We need a good scandal to pick things up a bit. We should send B.R. and Lise Beaudette over to Van to straighten out that lack of french thing.

Le DOuze said...

@Ben D -
Those fucking tax-evader enabling, crappy chocolate promulgating, war-avoiding but mercenary breeding, intolerant mountain boys are gonna head for the hills after tonight!

dwgs said...

Sick of the Swiss

kevincrumbs said...

Fucking hate Switzerland for their anti Muslim and anti minaret stand. Also their "neutrality" which is bullshit and just means "collaborate with the fucking Nazis".

In case you didn't get it, I hate Switzerland.

L Dude said...

Wow. I've never seen so much hate for the Swiss. Well, I don't care if we're supposed to hate them, no fucking way am I giving up my Swiss Army knife. How the fuck else will I open my wine in my tent in the Alps? Fuck. And what about watches? Don't they make kick ass watches? And is it still a good place to fraud the government by hiding your money there? And Michelle Hunziker - don't forget about her. Stop the hate people. Oh and what the fuck else would you eat with your ham on rye? Eh? EH?

dwgs said...

@L Dude, watch the video.

Moey said...

I'm rather fond of Geneva. I can't muster up a hate for Switzerland. Sorry.

LukeyNussbaum11 said...

I just love a good yodel every now and again.

moeman said...

WV = ricola

LukeyNussbaum11 said...

Why do you think the Japanese are wearing thongs on top of their uniforms?

kevincrumbs said...

Speaking of speed skating thong uniforms...

LukeyNussbaum11 said...

Another gold for Canada. Nesbit 1000m.

RiRi said...

Congrats Christine!!!

moeman said...

DutCH band plays O' Canada for her. Camaraderie lives!

gillis said...

I remember when I was around 7 years old and I had just started snowboarding and my parents got me a snowboard magazine that featured Ross Powers (former halfpipe gold medallist), and he talked about how he had some 14 year old kid training with him and his team named Shaun White. I don't know why I remember this. Already when he was only 14 they knew he was going to be one of the best of all time.

I guess he's sort of like the sidney crosby of snowboarding

HabsFan29 said...

Swiss unis look like they belong on Red Cross workers or something

Allez les pantalons!!

/most French heard in the Games so far

Number31 said...

Swiss Mister 1.0 and 2.0!

HabsFan29 said...

this PP is an embarassment

HabsFan29 said...

Heater!

Moey said...

HF29,

I was just thinking they need the Habs PP.

Good old McSplooge "their sticks have been really active"

Goal!

Number31 said...

How cute. Streit is #7. Weber is #77.

Moey said...

So who didn't want Heatley on the Habs? I'd still take him, the fact that he may or may not be a jerk is irrelevant. I just want a cup, then he could fuck off.

HabsFan29 said...

Moey i dont think we're getting Heater off that San Jose line right now anyway. moot point

moeman said...

(w)interlude ...

Moey said...

HF29,

I was thinking back to before he went to the Sharks, when he wanted out of Ottawa. Some people were trashing him, saying they'd never want him on the Habs. Not on FHF, but other forums. A bit like the Sid trashing that goes on too. I'd happily take either one of them if we ever had the chance.

Boob Gainey said...

Anyone else worried that the Russians are going to destroy these big dorks?

HabsFan29 said...

nice moe. very underrated tune imho. and i always love Pete singing. though his hair in that vid needs some work

HabsFan29 said...

@Moey, yeah i remember. he really was sort of blackballed. not just by the Habs and their fans, but many other teams too. now look at him

B B said...

totally off subject, but our favorite Dallas Star has a four page write up in the new Fourth Period magazine. He really is douche bag!

HabsFan29 said...

@B B - Marty Turco? ;)

Moey said...

@B B,

Brendan Morrow?

HabsFan29 said...

on another completely different topic, i just added OLN to my cable when i found out they have Olympics too. for those of your who complained upthread about the Olympics coverage in Canada, you don't know how good we have it compared to the Americans, where the bitching about coverage and commercials and tape delays has been endless

moeman said...

@B B,

Stéphane Robidas?

LukeyNussbaum11 said...

At this point I'd pay a fee to have make the Olympic song go away.

moeman said...

@LN11, and jennifur hedgehair.

HabsFan29 said...

go Sharks!

moeman said...

Swiss Misters are Shark-bitten.

moeman said...

2 hours and a bit for Christine Nesbitt's GOLD medal presentation. Bonus, not one but two DutCH cuties alongside our gorgeous, golden Canadian gal.

HabsFan29 said...

Sid wanted one there

HabsFan29 said...

uh oh. it's a game

HabsFan29 said...

uh oh, it's a disaster

Number31 said...

Sid needs to start shooting and stop passing. And someone needs to smack McIdiot.

moeman said...

(w)interlude 2 ...

Moey said...

Time for the Babcock to pull out the Herb Brooke's speech.

Number31 said...

Well played, Pronger. Well played.

HabsFan29 said...

Kypreos ripping into Pronger. I never thought Id be agreeing with Nick Kypreos

Moe thanks for 5 minutes of rocking and kim gordon fantasies

bea.habs.fan said...

Bell fan choice award for best team uniform goes to
(drumroll)

Norwegian curling pants

moeman said...

Bien-VAN-noo 29.

Moey said...

Now I know why Mitch Melnick turns the volume off when he watches professional sports. Talk about milk toast for the masses, what a load of shite commentating.

moeman said...

Still lots of time and hockey to play and I don't expect a Stevie Y. 'the world hates us' rant.

Number31 said...

The best is to mute the game and play Yakety-Sax. It's awesome.

Number31 said...

Brodeur doing the Carey Price in the "fuck this shit gimme the puck and I'll clear the zone!" way.

Methinks Team Canada went to Shaun White's party.

moeman said...

heh@N31, too much pasta in torino, to much weed in Vancity.

moeman said...

mcsplooge is leaving his residue all over Streit.

Boob Gainey said...

@moeman

too many big dunces on the team in both cities.

Number31 said...

Hiller > Gerber Baby

moeman said...

I hear ya Boob.

moeman said...

Good one N31.

Boob Gainey said...

McGuire really is an idiot.

They need to start hitting Streit?

This is exactly why Canadian hockey is in trouble. They all think that way.

They need to score you dweeb. They need to freaking out-skill the others and create scoring chances.

You don't need Morrow now - you need a Mike Green or Martin St.Louis.

moeman said...

mcsplooge, SHUT THE FUCK UP!

RiRi said...

Pfff. Kirk Muller should have been hired as PP coach.

HabsFan29 said...

im speechless

RiRi said...

The Sharks must be having some bad flashbacks from that playoff series last year.

HabsFan29 said...

just being in OT is a failure

Number31 said...

Olympic hockey is about skill, hard work, and playing every game like it's Game 7. Team Canada has been too All-Star Gamey about this whole affair so far.

RiRi said...

Imagine having to go to a shootout!

I may have a heart attack.

Boob Gainey said...

McGuire: shut the fuck up about Patrice Bergeron.

LukeyNussbaum11 said...

Too All Star-y. Exactly. Leave the NHL out of the Olympics.

HabsFan29 said...

a shoot out. un fucking believable

Number31 said...

Let me guess. Send in the Sharks? That sounds like "Send in the Clowns".

Boob Gainey said...

It's a big improvement over Turin.

HabsFan29 said...

thx for the lol boob

HabsFan29 said...

lost control of the puck. jebus

RiRi said...

Ouf!

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HabsFan29 said...

sigh of relief, sure Chris. but fuck that was not good

Number31 said...

Siiiiiiiiiiiiid.

moeman said...

Take the points.

Biggest fucking embarrassment = mcsplooge, what a fucking horrible loudmouth POS.

Number31 said...

McIdiot is like that kid going "See! See! I TOLD you guys!" Guh.

I wonder how annoying it must be for the teams to have him between the benches always hovering around bothering them...

moeman said...

Get well Paul Henderson and fight the battle!

moeman said...

Re: Henderson; http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2010/02/18/sp-henderson-cancer.html

Ronan said...

So this Krueger guy is Canadian by birth and coached a sub-par team to a virtual tie with the Canadian Dream Team? And he's living/coaching in Switzerland so he must speak some French...

moeman said...

Ronan is onto something.

Fire JM.

Call up Guy BouCHer.

Hire Krueger for the Bulldogs.

Get Streit back.

Dr. BJG said...

Shea Weber 3, Yannick Weber 2. Lack of team speed a real concern. Marty St. Louis and his ilk would have been nice tonight. Losing 13/16 D-zone draws? How will that turn out against Russia or Sweden? I am scared.

boob gainey said...

The dumbing down of Canadian hockey.

Yzerman on why he would have picked Jeff Carter as a replacement: "we like his size".

Number31 said...

Cavemen were pretty big too.

boob gainey said...

The dumbing down of Canadian hockey, part 2.

Pierre McGuire, with 7 minutes to go: "they need to start hitting Streit. That's why Morrow is on this team. He can turn it around with a big hit."

Howard said...

Christine Nesbitt...what a hottie!

Number31 said...

Patrick Chan or KD Lang?

boob gainey said...

I suggest this picture of skiers Chemmy Alcott and Julia Mancuso for hottie of the day.

It is what the Olympic spirit is all about.

gillis said...

RIP John Babcock

Chenny13 said...

JA-RO! JA-RO! JA-RO!

We need a Jaro post for this .Just saying.

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