Thursday, March 04, 2010

There's blood in the water - Sharks preview and open thread

Just look at this that sits atop the internet previews of this game: CANADIENS (30-28-6) at SHARKS (40-14-9). Ugh. The Sharks are 1st in their division, 2nd in their conference, 3rd in the league. Habs are 3rd, 7th, and 20th respectively. Nice way to start the Cali swing. OK then. Let's go with the "Habs always play to the level of their opponents" meme for this one. On to the Jaws quotes!

Well, if we're looking for a shark we're not gonna find him on the land - 10:30 PM start in San Jose's Pavilion named for a Pavilion computer. Game is on TSN. Habs have not won at said Pavilion since 1999. This is the only meeting between the teams this year. Sharks rallied on Tuesday from 4-0 down against the Devils to get to 4-3, but couldn't get the tying goal and lost.

You're certifiable, Quint. You know that? Yeah, yeah, yeah. - Slightly Saucy appears to be a Sharks and Flyers blog (?!?) run by two pretty funny ladies. That teal background is hypnotic, and possibly certifiable. And Fear the Fin is the Sharks blog on the interwebs, in case you didn't know.

It's really a miracle of evolution - your hot Habs are DarCHe! Métro! Pyatt! Tremble at the names, Shark fans! Joe Thornton is your hot Shark, though you wouldn't know it from most of his Olympic play. Some dude named Devin Setoguchi had 2 goals in that Devils loss.

Come on down here and chum some of this shit - Pleks pointless in 3. For the Sharks, Marleau is pointless in 5 and Heater has just one point in his last 4. Nabokov is 0-2-0, 3.58, .868 in his last 2 games, and that doesn't include his Olympic disaster.

I'll drink to your leg. Okay, so we drink to our legs - Squid's and The Urologist's legs did not even make the trip. Mara is day-to-day. Goaltender not yet announced as of this writing.

Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women - Shark Porn!

I would appreciate a lot of screaming in the comments to keep me awake. This game is way past my bedtime.

140 comments:

Habsfan10 said...

You're gonna need a bigger boat ... to house all Joe Thornton's big game chokes.

GO YOU FUCKING CANADIENS GO!!!

L Dude said...
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soperman said...

Thornton? Heatley? They may have some talent, but they are also work-class douchebags. This is the west coast team that I want to see humbled most of all. The Canuckleheads are in the running, but really they are just pathetic.

L Dude said...

Smile you son of a bitch!

I'm lookin' at you Nabby, before the Habs put 4 past you in the first and blow you from the net!

There's no fuckin' way I can stay up for this one. So go GiantMexicanChicken, peck their fucking eyes out!

Jaybird said...

Crumbs said it yesterday Habs can play with these guys since they don't trap. I agree especially since Nabokov is broken right now. I remember one last year where we kept it close? Maybe it was Anaheim...

Anyways the game hinges on Big Breasts. If he could return to form tonight and pop one or two it could be the decider George Bush style. He is my home play by play tale of the tape x-factor.

dwgs said...

Game starts late? Then why don't we have one more drink and go down and cut that shark open?

gillis said...

You're gonna need a bigger boat... That's we she said. (sorry i just had to)

Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women

Moey said...

I remember reading somewhere that Robert Shaw was not acting drunk, he was in fact drunk as a skunk for the entire filming of jaws.

Flying Toaster said...

I NEVER SAW JAWS! EVER! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! I SURE CAN'T! THANKFULLY THIS IS ONE OF THE RARE GAMES I'LL BE ABLE TO SEE! Considering i finish work at 11pm.

GoldenGirl11 said...

Never saw Jaws. I did, however see Jews. A similar story. Lots of people enjoying a day of tanning and picnicing at the beach but no death. Who could swim after a heavy meal?

Habsfan10 said...

@ GG11:

Duddy Kravitz himself (Richard Dreyfuss) is in Jaws. Roy Schneider plays the sheriff. Spielberg directed. It's pretty much exactly as you describe it, except there's a big angry shark.

HabsFan29 said...

RDS Twitter has TFS starting. It's deserved imho. DON'T FUCK IT UP CAREY

Bill 101 said...

California trip:

boo hoo to those of you who cant stay up... in mtl?!?!?!

we in the far-western CHurch are delighted that we dont have to get drunk before supper for a change.

wv: krableal - I'm goin down to the dock to find a krableal pre-game dinner!

Moey said...

Back to Jaws. It was Spielbergs' make it or break it film. He named the shark "Bruce" after his lawyer. Trouble is Bruce was built in a sound stage in Hollywood and never worked in the film itself, his inners rusted in the salt water. Brucie is still kicking around Universal Studios. I saw him a few years ago.

Never mind, carry on.

moeman said...

Bruce isn't a very Jewish name.

moeman said...

For the FHFoodies;

http://www.sfgate.com/recipes/

Having this on the weekend;

http://www.sfgate.com/food/recipes/detail.html?p=detail&rid=17324&sorig=qs

To go with this;

http://www.sfgate.com/food/recipes/detail.html?p=detail&rid=17571&sorig=qs

GoldenGirl11 said...

@10
There was a shark in Jews too. In fact there was a whole school/firm of them. One of the teens steps on a rusty nail and her father sues the entire state of California.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Moe
Anything goes on the English side. It's the Hebrew name that counts. Hey, I know a Jewish guy named Cleve and that may not even be a name in any language.

Moey said...

@moeman,

I love Mojito's and I looovvvee champagne. That sounds awesome. Ohhhh and some spicy shrimp to go with it. Site is now added to my favorites.

Gracias.

orangeman said...

Here's hoping Nabakov is in net and plays like he did last week. And that 'Shark line' is as successful as they were last week, too. Harhar.

moeman said...

@ MuCHo Moey, I love the idea of CHampagne+Mojito combo. Never tried it, will do and methinks it might just get me drunk(er)! The shrimp sound delish.

moeman said...

Moey, sign up for the newsletter. Its worth anticipating and its CHock full o' good stuff.

moeman said...

I love a good parody song;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8PfX4VS_Lo

Moey said...

Will do moeman.

HabsFan29 said...

@moe - that recipe looks fantastic. as an amateur bartender, i MUST try it

Champagne mojitos, what a time to be alive

HabsFan29 said...

Good news! Mcsplooge is mcsplooging on the Leaves tonight. If only I can stay awake long enough to enjoy a McSplooge-free TSN Habs broadcast

Leaves tie up the Bs! Bs suck.

Orangeman said...

Just checked the standings. Should we start fearing the Whalercanes? They're up tonight again. Welcome to the clusterfuck.

HabsFan29 said...

@orangeman - we should def fear the canes. only 2 more losses than us and on a streak. we are clusterfucked indeed

b said...

BR lives. At RDS. In the capacity of "editorialiste." Now all he needs to do is get both hands up in a V sign like Nixon.

RiRi said...

From what I hear, Colton Orr gave Lucic a beating earlier tonight... Anyone catch it?

So much for using this last leg of the season to showcase your toughness. Bruins suck.

Also, I just made a fresh pot of coffee.

kevincrumbs said...

Oddly enough, as West Coast resident, I sort of dislike these West Coast games. 4:30 puck drop means game over by 7:00, meaning I can still have a social life afterwards. Tonight isn't a problem but Saturday's Kings game is conflicting with at least two other things.

However, Saturday night might be a good way to figure out how the Habs do when I'm out to dinner. Hmm...

orangeman said...

I love these West coast games, especially on the weekend. Lunch time for me, no setting the alarm on Sunday morning! So much less unholy than the usual 930am puck drop (or soon to be 830am due to clocks turning back...or ahead...or whatever it is in the spring).

GoldenGirl11 said...

Hey what was that sound? Oh it was the habs falling to 11th. Great.

kevincrumbs said...

@GG11: I think we're in ninth.

dwgs said...

I'm not talkin' 'bout pleasure boatin' or day sailin'. I'm talkin' 'bout workin' for a livin'. I'm talkin' 'bout sharkin'!
Let's get to work.

Anonymous said...

Bertrand Raymond is back ........ at RDS.ca Nnnnnnooooooo!!!!!! BR, it`s as if you left yesterday ... actually it was yesterday !

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Kevin
I think we're in 100th.

RiRi said...

START THE FUCKING GAME ALREADY

HabsFan29 said...

Woohoo! Puck drop. FINALLY!!

Goodnight everybody!

Orangeman said...

Shark announcer: "Thorton hasn't missed a game as a Shark!"

Well, it's easy when you go out after 4 playoff games each year.

Hay-YO!

Seriously, though, that guy is useless in clutch games.

RiRi said...

Gio!!!

HabsFan29 said...

Gio!!!!

Orangeman said...

Gio!

HabsFan29 said...

well we all had a different number of exclamation points

Ronan said...

Bock bock bock!

HabsFan29 said...

TFS is S'ing the F right now

Orangeman said...

Keep forgeting there's no no-touch icing in NHL. Also, why is there no no-touch icing in the NHL?

HabsFan29 said...

how'd they miss??

RiRi said...

How did that not amount to a goal?

Orangeman said...

I've said it before, but seriously, how did that NOT go in?

Oh, there's the replay. Ok, yes, Habs suck.

Orangeman said...

The whole goalie is hit into his own net with only his stick outside the goal line, not to mention he's disorientated and falling. Yes, shoot right for that stick. Hit it good. Have you given archery a try? Curling?

HabsFan29 said...

SNAP that glove Carey!

Ronan said...

TFS is feelin' badass tonight!

RiRi said...

The tits are looking good... Now for some finishing.

Orangeman said...

Maybe it's my feed, or maybe it's just that I'm used to Olympic levels of noise, but are there actual people at this game? Are they napping?

kevincrumbs said...

@Orangeman: I have the San Jose feed and yeah, it sounds fucking dead in there.

Habs actually look pretty good as long as the puck isn't in their zone.

Howard said...

yawn Go TFS!!! Nabokov must be shocked by the sight of all that cleavage in his zone not to mention a GiantMexicanCHicken coming at full speed!

Orangeman said...

Just learned that Habs have 11 blocked shots to SJ's big 0. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing considering the shots are 15-10 for the Sharks.

Howard said...

According to TSN, 29 shots directed by San Jose. Allright PP time!

kevincrumbs said...

Haha. Stupid Joe Thornton in the box.

RiRi said...

How do we still have the No. 2 powerplay in the league?

RiRi said...

WTF??

kevincrumbs said...

Fucking bullshit.

Orangeman said...

Oh, after watching Team Canada for 2 weeks I forgot what Marleau scoring looked like.

ps fuck you Marleau.

RiRi said...

Gio!!

kevincrumbs said...

Gio!

Orangeman said...

Now that's the Nabokov I've come to know over the last two weeks.

kevincrumbs said...

Whoa, does the guy in the crowd behind Kirk Muller have a Metropolit jersey?

RiRi said...

WTF was Blake trying to do?

kevincrumbs said...

Fuck off, Rob Blake.

Howard said...

I've heard of a facewash but....???

Orangeman said...

Did Blake just push Plek's face into the ice? How do they both get penalties for this?

kevincrumbs said...

Yeah, keeping booing an obvious tripping call, dumb Sharks fans.

RiRi said...

I think Pleks had a high stick on Blake first.

Also, did I hear that right? JM sent Moore as an extra attacker?

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Kevin
He sure does. He also has Carbo's lucky tie but he's not wearing it tonight.

kevincrumbs said...

Haha. Sharks colour guy just said "Benoit Poulet".

Orangeman said...

So chicken gets slashed 4 times by 3 Sharks and he finally lets one go and they get offsetting minors? Ok.

RiRi said...
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RiRi said...

Why is Pleks the target tonight?

kevincrumbs said...

Uh, why is this a penalty? Because Marleau went up on one knee?

Orangeman said...

Why is that a penalty? I really want to stay away from the cliched rant that the NHL favours south teams over Canadian teams, but it's getting harder as the game goes on.

RiRi said...

Un-fucking-believable!

kevincrumbs said...

TF-FUCKING-S!!!!

RiRi said...

Penalty shot????

kevincrumbs said...

Oh Christ, a penalty shot?

Orangeman said...

Wow...it gets easier and easier to make that rant.

RiRi said...

Why doesn`t Chris Lee hand them the game on a silver platter?

Orangeman said...

Gee refs, better give him another try for goaltender post interference.

kevincrumbs said...

I think karma made that save.

RiRi said...

Watch for Lee to give Price a game misconduct any minute now... For what? You decide!

kevincrumbs said...

Jesus, if they didn't call that offsides, I probably would've thrown something at my TV.

RiRi said...

Amazing steal by Chicken!

Howard said...

Chris Lee has become Christopher Lee as usual!

kevincrumbs said...

Phat Whale is in the house.

ezzeloharr said...

I know the Internet doesn't care what I think, but Chris Lee is a huge idiot. Argh, I can't even put into words how upset I am that the NHL put him in charge of refereeing hockey games.

Orangeman said...

ooooooooo, the Shark announcers just refered to the "Molson Centre" in Montreal. Bell is forming a curt email as we speak.

kevincrumbs said...

Seriously, fuck off Sharks. Do they model their game on the Flyers or some shit?

kevincrumbs said...

Come on, gotta convert on this PP.

RiRi said...

Ha! "Gionta was against the glass being pushed around like a pinata!"

RiRi said...

Well that`s it for me...

Go Habs Go!!!

ezzeloharr said...

@Orangeman:

They would, but they're too busy dealing with the Société St-Jean Baptiste: http://www.ssjb.com/contenu/le-nom-dun-nouveau-service-de-bell-fait-tiquer-la-ssjb .

Number31 said...

Chris Lee wouldn't know a beautiful hip check if it smacked him in, well, the hip.

Howard said...

Where's a urologist when you need one?

muscular sufi said...

BTW, can GoldenGirl photoshop Pleks between cleavage a la 'The Last Unicorn' - that would be awesome.

Bill 101 said...

Price hot. Habs dont suck. Who knew?

kevincrumbs said...

@Bill 101: Well, there's still another period and these are still the Habs...

hfotwc said...

@kc, you mean we can't plan the parade yet?

kevincrumbs said...

@hfotwc: Well, the TSN guys seemed to want to give Carey the Vezina for two periods of play.

kevincrumbs said...

Also, refereeing is awful for both sides tonight.

Flying Toaster said...

TSN guys drilling on Lapierre and calling him on how he "HIT" the sharks guy... Saying "He thinks this is funny,; the way he plays is funny. He's lucky he's not playing 15 years ago he'd be dead"

Seriously, wtf? Lapierre barely touched the sharks guy who was skating full speed into the boards.

Orangeman said...

Now the Shark people think the ref should be disciplined for that non-call. Still talking about it. Very angry. It was a bad hit, but where have they been all game with the job Lee's been doing on the Habs. I have no doubt the refs will 'find' a call to make at a more opportune time.

kevincrumbs said...

How is that hit on Moen behind the Sharks goal not a penalty?

kevincrumbs said...

Keep booing, Sharks fans. Malhotra came in high, idiots.

Orangeman said...

Some severe holding on that non- 2on1.

kevincrumbs said...

Is that a Go Habs Go chant I hear?

Orangeman said...

That totally wasn't offside. Like, not even close.

WV: beers. I wish. 2 more hours till the end of the day!

kevincrumbs said...

Come on, Phat Whale needs some goal support.

kevincrumbs said...

Ugh. Hamr (penalty) time.

Flying Toaster said...

That Jaws music for PP time is WAY too cheesy.

kevincrumbs said...

FUCK

Orangeman said...

Didn't need a telescope to see that one a mile away.

Flying Toaster said...

Ugh! That goal was obviously coming...

WV: Tedlab... should be funny to anyone who watched Better Off Ted

kevincrumbs said...

Fucking Spacek just needed to make a simple play to clear the zone but instead fucking around back there, turning it over and hemming us in our zone. Thanks.

Flying Toaster said...

WHY?! Why the FUCK would you try to pass!?! SHOOT THE BITCH! SHOOOOOOOT IIIIIT!

kevincrumbs said...

Oh God. Really? The fucking line with Jed Ortmayer scores on you?

This is what happens when you don't convert your PP chances earlier in the game.

Flying Toaster said...

FUCK!

WV: Bumbuyq. The original spelling of BBQ

Orangeman said...

Well, that's that.

kevincrumbs said...

What is with all of the trouble getting the puck out from behind the net during the third?

kevincrumbs said...

We look finished. No push back at all. Didn't expect the Sharks to be physical and obviously the Habs don't know how to play against physical teams.

Flying Toaster said...

SO CLOSE! See?! That's what you should've done on that 3-on-1 earlier! SHOOT!

kevincrumbs said...

Fucking Nabby.

Orangeman said...

"WHAT A SAVE BY NABAKOV!!!"

Errr, it was going about 5 feet over the net.

Orangeman said...

Wow, Heatley took a shot after the whistle. What a surprise. What a little wuss.

kevincrumbs said...

Frustrating game. Habs could've had this one. Then again, they were almost outshot 2 to 1.

Flying Toaster said...

Ugh! We didn't deserve to win this game. We got badly outplayed and outshot. Price is the only reason we were in this game to begin with. We lost to a better team, no shame in that. But the refs were HORRIBLE though!

kevincrumbs said...

@Orangeman: Hopefully he'll give Rob Blake a ride home in his sports car.

bill 101 said...

bummer man

wv: thyptin - why couldn't we get a thyptin at the end....

Howard said...

WTF! TFS played his ass off. I think there were about 100 shots if you count the blocked ones!

kevincrumbs said...

Players who were particularly invisible tonight:

Darche Vader
Pyatt
Max (when he wasn't drawing Ray Ferraro's ire)
Jaro 2.0 (except when he was fucking up)
Dominic Moore
Desharnais
Trotter
JT Wyman
Palushajpalooza
Saku Koivu
Christian Laflamme
Jim Cummins
Vladimir Malakhov
JJ Daigneault
Red Light Racicot
Frank Mahovlich
Auriel Joliat

Jess said...

Hey, thanks for the shout-out!