Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Morning Skate for Tuesday, April 13th

Bullet points for what you missed while having nightmares of getting a late night talk show on TBS...
  • Let the post-season firings begin! Bolts dump GM and coach;
  • Count Chokula says "we'll be ready" Thursday. Sure Coach, just like you were ready last Thursday;
  • No one gives the Habs a chance. Burnside: Caps in 5. Sportsnet: Caps in 6. NBC: Caps in 5. TMS: Caps in 8;
  • Check out EOTP's actual hockey analysis. Dennis Kane gives us a chance, looking back at the 1971 Habs. And JT has a killer poll while we wait;
  • Oh, and The Flower is HUGE in Liberia apparently.
OK our own playoff preview (such as it is) gets underway in earnest today. We're not sure what it is really, but we're sure it will be offensive. Finally, here's a fun little video created and sent in by reader Albert. He should have searched for "strippers", but otherwise it's pretty good. You'll see the URL at the end to make your own, so if you can get even more creative, go for it and we'll be happy to post it. We're too lazy to make our own.

6 comments:

orangeman said...

That was neat-o. This google thing might just catch on.

And not to go on about the CBC, but I was going through the schedule and it seems like the Saturday BOS-BUF game is at 1pm and then the Van game is at 10pm (all times Eastern, of course). So I guess it is true, the CBC would rather show nothing than show the Habs. I guess TSN will be the one raking it in.


And yay! I have Friday off so I can watch Game 1! Nothing like starting the day with anxiety followed by anger, followed by disillusionment followed by a bit of hunger, followed by depression. At least I'll have the whole day ahead of me to drink t all away.

RiRi said...

Pleks in LaPresse this morning: "it's not like we're facing Miller or Brodeur"

Um... Confident, much?

I don't know how I feel about this...

soperman said...

That is funny, Caps in 8. It is almost as bad as the HI/O poster who was predicting the Caps in 3.

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln.

WV - "Acent": the name of a cheap Hyundai knock-off car.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Orange
I'm really enjoying your diary-like entries.

TSN (which my kids made me watch for about 3 hours last night as we all share a hotel room) basically laughs at the Habs and then goes on to talk about the next match up. It's a bit odd.

Le Douze said...

Here in the USA with Directv we'll get Games 1 and 2 on Versus, but it looks grim for 3 & 4. Might have to end up with CJAD streaming on the net. (Streaming internet video will kill my web connection after about 1 period, so that's not an option.)

Still nearly a week to game 3, but I'm already starting to twitch with anticipatory withdrawal....


Sigh.

On the CBC coverage .... I assumed that CBC didn't have the rights to all of these games, given the NHL deal with TSN. Or can they really afford to piss off that many people?

Anonymous said...

we should get a new word for the FHF glossary for good luck, it worked for a while last time...