Friday, March 12, 2010

The Morning Skate for Friday, March 12th

Bullet points for what you missed while having nightmares of your prom getting canceled because of lesbians...
  • There are many ways you can look at the Habs 5-4 (SO) win over the Oilers last night. On one hand, we played like crap and should have lost to the worst team in the league. On the other hand, it's two points. On the other hand, Jaro was terrible. On the other hand, we've lost many games we've deserved to win, so maybe this was just karma. On the other hand, well, I'll just STFU already;
  • B's prepare for our Staurday night tilt with a dismantling of the Flyers, 5-1;
  • Toronto is hot, baby! Help the Habs by denying the Bolts a point;
  • Atlanta is fading, lose to the BJ's, which gives the Southeast division title to the Caps. On March 12th;
  • Panthers are slipping to the bottom of the clusterfuck, lose 3-0 to the Avs;
  • Kipper shuts out the Sens;
  • Sharks score 6 goals in the 3rd to beat the Preds 8-5.
Let's go to the video.

45 comments:

orangeman said...

Huh, I went to my prom with a lesbian. I honestly don't remember how it ended, but I do remember looking around the next morning and knowing it was great.

On topic, the clusterfuck seems to be streamlining a bit. The south east teams are dying off, although maybe we have the Whalercanes to worry about now. I thought Boston would die off, too, what with a 7 game road trip and Savard out. Not yet though. It's early and I take nothing for granted, but I don't know if meeting the Caps in the first round is such a horrible thing despite their probably Presidents trophy. Habs have played well against them this year, plus they have shoddy goaltending. I'd rather have them than the Pens is all I'm saying. But there's still a month to go so I'm trying not to get ahead of myself.

In other news, it's Friday night here and I'm holed up in my one room apt with a bottle of whiskey listening to Leonard Cohen. Do I know how to party or what?

GoldenGirl11 said...

I'd rather go to the prom with a lesbian than a guy in black face. Of course the guy in black face would probably rather go to the prom with a lesbian too than with a 45 year old mother of 4 but that's not the point.

Howard said...

I can't believe those blackface a-holes made the news this morning. Then again, it IS CJAD! So much political incorrectness and bad taste. I say yay to the lesbians!

Moey said...

I went to HIO to read Boone's about last night, is it just me or has their format gone all wacky? On the bright side, there are no comments, that's a big improvement.

boob gainey said...

Does anyone think the guys in black face intended to be racist or that they just aren't aware of the connotation?

orangeman said...

Forgot to mention that the lesbian I went to prom with was also in black face. In that she was black. Well, heavily Native anyway. Great woman, actually. She's devoted her life to working with at risk kids. We keep in touch.

Also forgot to mention that had a dream about Cheryl Bernard last night. Wait, no, I intentionally didn't mention that. Nevermind.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Moey
H I/O is going mobile. Supposed to be back to normal this weekend.

boob gainey said...

The good news about last night is that Halak had a very bad game. All four goals should have been stopped.

AK46 is getting back to speed.

The D looked good (esp. Hal Gill!!!) but then it was only Edmonton.

I'm worried about the PP. MAB when are you coming back?

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Orange
That made me laugh. I didn't go to the prom with a black
lesbian but I did have coffee with a Jewish one the other day. She WANTED to show up in black face. Does that count?

moeman said...

Find the Sexy Friday iPhone.

moeman said...

Gio talks.

Howard said...

@boob I really think they were just ignorant. You gotta wonder what they were thinking??? Still they should have been stopped at the door!

Number31 said...

Wrote a letter of complaint to the Bell Center (bottom of the Habs page there's a "contact us" thing). I remembered my brother pointing those idiots out before, so this isn't the first time they've done this!

..Despite last night's suckfest victory (and really, lovely goals by the Brothers), hearing the Sharks scored 6 GOALS (unreal) in the 3rd to rally and beat the Preds kind of alleviates the sadness of giving up two goals in the 3rd and losing to them 3-2 while playing well....

Chester said...

Ahhh Mississippi, what a grand place to be anything except a white toothless ignorant racist. What's wrong with the black faced guys ? There was a girl on the metro this morning with blue hair. Oh ya and don't bother listening to CJAD didn't you hear George Balkin doesn't work there any more.

GoldenGirl11 said...

Maybe those guys should go as Cammalleri to the next game dressed in gauze bandages post circumcision. Now THAT would be hilarious.

orangeman said...

GG11: I think we would get along. I always do well with 'moms' and I love Jewish pastries (just going by your own description). In addition, I also need heavy photoshop to look good.

Anyway, I thought we lived in post-race world now with the election of Obama. Blackface is ironic. Sorry, that's the only way I can approach this indignity. It's like when some idiots booed the American anthem. It really does make us (Habs fans) look bad so I just ignore it/joke about it/hit on Golden Girls.

Speaking of which, Betty White on SNL! The only one I'll watch in the last 5 years!

GoldenGirl11 said...

@orange
Just be warned, there's a delicate balance between the pastry the gefilte fish and the guilt. Korea? You have to go half way across the world so I should, what, have a heart attack every time the phone rings? I need this like a hole in the head. Now go eat your herring croissant, you're too thin.

How's that feel?

Pepe Le Pew said...

I had enough of that chick replacing Sandrine at the Bell Center. Please replace her with Marc Denis, they will both not be as good looking as Sandrine, but at least he will be good.

I just can't take her anymore ...

orangeman said...

@GG11: haha. My mother's family is Ukranian, I know guilt. And how to grow potatoes from playdo.

Howard said...

Tony Marinaro just had one of the "blackfaces" on the phone. He was very apologetic and meant no harm or racist inference. Still pretty ignorant if you ask me!

Boob Gainey said...

In fairness, the reason blackface is offensive is that it is associated with minstrel shows.

If you didn't know that, you might not think painting your face black is offensive per se.

The one thing I wondered is where they found out about the nickname The Subbanator. Isn't that a FHF original?

Anonymous said...

everybody stealing intellectual property from FHF... DarCHe Vader, Subbanator... make it stop

Paul O. said...

Is it just me or was Halak completely beat on most of those shootout attempts. I had finally crossed over to Team Halak (like it or not he is getting the wins) and he does this. The thing that pisses me off the most is, if Carey was in nets I seriously doubt they would have scored 4 goals. Poor fucker.

kevincrumbs said...

In general, dressing up as another race is pretty offensive, especially when that always involves playing up stupid stereotypes.

I happened to catch the second half of the third period of the Predators/Sharks tilt and man, was that a fun one to watch as a neutral observer. Ellis should've stopped that Pavelski spin-o-rama, though.

@Pepe: Who's the new girl? Have we ever talked about Sandrine here? Nevermind talk, I think we need some Sandrine visuals.

Le Douze said...

@boob - A CP story on June 23 2007 about the Habs draft pick of PK used "The Subbanator". I thought the nickname came from when he was at Belleville.

moeman said...

Two women are on a bridge. one woman says "ive always wanted to pee off this bridge just like men do" The other women says "go ahead and do it" So the first woman sticks her ass out the railing and she says "im going to pee on that canoe down there". "The second lady says thats not a canoe thats your reflection"

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Moe
Little early to be drinking, no? Hilarious though.

Moey said...

GG11,

HIO should stay in that non- comment format as long as possible to thin the herd of nutters. Betcha some of them have already slit their wrists.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Moey
I think you should write that as their first conmentor when everything is up and running.

Le Douze said...

@orange (way up there) - thanks for reminding me to order the women's curling calendar, but keep your hands off my fantasy girl! I called dibs on Cheryl.


Did anyone other than me think that Vodkov looked slightly Gill-like on that one-on-one puck race with Penner last night? It didn't look so bad on the replay, but at the time Vodkov looked outclassed to me. It's a scary thought that he might not be perfect.

Le Douze said...

maybe it was just the 28 minutes he played last night...

Kmaxx said...

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just thought you'd like to know...

HabsFan29 said...

who was it who said last night that the Blackface guys would end up on Deadspin?

Voila

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ezzeloharr said...

@29:

And then they go and be just as racist in the article. Man I love the Internet.

Boob Gainey said...

That deadspin article is priceless. They basically conclude that racism exists not just in Europe but in Quebec too.

Not in America though. African-Americans there have the same opportunities as everyone else.

moeman said...

@GG, it was Irish beer day at the local Uni pub.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Boob
According to a commentor at Deadspin, Canada is America's outhouse. An outhouse with a healthcare plan and Giant beavers! Didn't they watch the olympics??

Boob Gainey said...

I'm not sure I'd mention the healthcare to an American, what with people dying on emergency room stretchers in Quebec.

The beavers though ...

moeman said...

Kidz, those giant beavers were inflatable but still kinda fun to live in a country where the beaver is a respected icon.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Boob
Even though it doesn't work it's still a plan. For another blog. I'll put resentful, overworked, 75 vaginas a day at $12 a visit, DrGG on in my place.

Edfoot McKrunchy said...

My attention got stuck on the prom getting cancelled because of lesbians part. Were they hot lesbians 'cause hot lesbians should be allowed to do anything they want.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@McKrunchy
All we're sure of is that they weren't planning to go in black face. That was the lesbian minstrel prom down the street.

HabsFan29 said...

@Edfoot - i agree, but their looks dont matter. it's Mississippi

kevincrumbs said...

Sadly, the only thing that'll eliminate more idiots attempting to pull stupid shit like blackface at the Bell Centre is media coverage. Not sure the actual guys who were in blackface will be embarrassed but the team should be sufficiently embarrassed and not let morons like these into the Bell Centre anymore.