Friday, March 05, 2010

The Sky Is Falling, but it could be worse - Sharks 3, Habs 2


Haha, Tutu Joe. Trust me, it was funny in my head when I was drunk.

Lots of preview/review posts over the next few days, so we'll keep this one simple:

The Good: TFS(tm). Good start, anyway - although Halak will likely get (and certainly deserves) the start against the Kings. Price seems poised to step up and steal the starting job back if given the chance. Showed that the Goat may have known what he was talking about when he said the Habs needed both Price and Halak. Pleks was unusually ornery facing off against Tutu Joe and Traitor, umm, I mean Heater. The Tits seemed to perk up at the end there. And they didn't get blown out.

The Bad: Price was the only reason this wasn't a blowout. As soon as Nabokov realized these weren't olympic snipers shooting on him, he settled down and made some good saves to give the Sharks the chance to win. Unlike in Vancouver, sucka! (Yes, I will be milking the Gold Medal win for a while. Get used to it.)

The Ugly: "Jumbo" Joe freaking Thornton. More like Tutu Joe! (pause for uncontrollable and spontaneous ROTFLOL...No? Let's move on). At the recent FHF summit I enjoyed ripping him for his inability to step up in big games - but of course he scored again the Germans. Ooooouuu, it's the Germans. Big deal. Where was he against the Americans? In third or fourth gear, of course. Look, he played okay in the Gold Medal win (suck it, Colbert!), but there's no fifth gear with Tutu Joe, no sirree. I hate to give the Bruins credit (do forgive me, 10), but in retrospect they were bang-on with this guy. Tutu Joe will not lead a team to a championship. He may play a supporting role, but not lead. And that's not enough for a $6.7M player with his skills and abilities.

And yes, Sharks fans, I admit that I am ripping the best player on a first place team, while we Habs fans will be lucky to see our team make the playoffs. I actually would love to see the Sharks win a Cup, I just don't think Tutu Joe is the guy to get them there.

Are you a Jumbo or a Tutu? Let us know in the comments. Prove me wrong, Joe!

20 comments:

bea.habs.fan said...

absolutely (hunch over) love (rolling on the floor) the (can't breath) pic (must stop laughing)

HabsFan29 said...

Are you a Jumbo or a Tutu?

I'm a Jutu. Or should I say Jew-too.

Howard said...

Only $6.7million? A bargain compared to the Mexican! I'm sure that Heater et al only signed in SJ because of tutuman! What a load of crap we were sold last summer!

RiRi said...

Everyone calling those radio shows is going on and on about Lapierre being a dirty, cheap-shot-taking player.

I don`t know about you guys, but when I think of Laps, I think more a chatty, shit-talking, can`t-back-it-up pussy than dirty goon.

They`re all calling for his head and asking for 5+ game suspension. Am I the only one who didn`t think it was that bad? And I`m def not his biggest fan...

What about Rob Fucking Blake screwing Pleks` face into the ice? Now that was classy.

Also, Ray Ferraro? STFU.

Habsfan10 said...

Even Jumbo Joe is a stupid fucking nickname. No self-respecting leader of men lets himself be called "Jumbo".

kazmmmooooo!!!!!! said...

The Sharks may be riding high now, but if they are relying on Tutu and Nabby, I smell another early exit. The playoffs ain't regular season. And if showing up to play in the Olympic-pressure cooker is any indication, then Halak may take the Habs farther than anyone dares to wager -- that is, if they can get to the playoffs...

RiRi said...

I`d really like to see what Halak can do in playoffs...

Chester said...

More like jumbo shrimp yum yum

b said...

Good or bad, Maxim seems to screw up when he doesn't get much ice time. Frustration builds and he acts like a kid. Wait, he is a kid. Stats wise, Vodkov had one assist and was -2 for the night. PK PK PK PK. How many breakaways and semi breaks did they give up. If it was a sheep farm they would be broke. The ref was a charmer too. I especially liked the penalty on Hal Gill and that wicked wicked slash when some Shark's stick broke with no contact. The Sharks commentators called it a bad call. The system was apparent. Prosecutor :Does the system work Jacques? - Witness "Of course it does, it is the system"
Did the team collapse, Jacques?
Witness "All the bridges I built on the way to Laval are safe and made with the best materials"
....
Prosecutor "Mr. Goat, were these the best blue liners available"
Witness: "As required we went with the lowest bidder. We wanted to improve the ambiance in the room."

Management meeting in Boston the other day- "Now guys- what the fuck are we going to do if we miss the playoffs?"

moeman said...

I still can't stop laughing about BR being made an 'editorialiste'.

moeman said...

Laps get 4.

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=312523

Blake, 0.

kevincrumbs said...

4 game suspension for Max as per HIO. Meh, whatever.

Ben Maxwell called up... feel the excitement!

moeman said...

BR sings for his dinner.

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Also, fucking ray fucking ferraro is a fucking douchebag fucker.

GoldenGirl11 said...

I can't believe I watched the whole thing.

moeman said...

GG, now that is funny!

moeman said...

BiRd is sitting next to dave morrissette. Discuss. Or laugh. Or cry.

orangeman said...

Luongo lets in 5 on 14 shots tonight. Thanks for saving your Kipper impersonation for after the Olympics, bobby lou. Yikes.

Number31 said...

Lapierre is just stupid not dirty. He's like a RC Cola Sean Avery.

I just saw Gu:( finally score on his stupid warp around that would never work, but that's also thanks to Drouin-Deslauriers (and the Oilers in general) being absolute crap. It's like Tutu Joe feeding off the Germans.

Baroque said...

Regardless of hockey or leadership ability, that picture is incredibly awesome. :)

sleza said...

"As soon as Nabokov realized these weren't olympic snipers shooting on him, he settled down and made some good saves" /tears...

the tutu fits joe rather well... career change demanded!