Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Morning Skate for Tuesday, April 20th

Bullet points for what you missed while dreaming of finding a 4G next gen iPhone in a bar...
  • Oy. Well, that 5-1 loss was a nightmare, on so many levels. The first period was good, that's something. The rest, not so much. Our D is now very, very suspect. I think the term for the next 48 hours is "regroup." More later today;
  • Maybe this Facebook group is the key to the series. Important Caps info! (lap dance to reader ncbeets);
  • Boston takes a 2-1 lead over the Sabres;
  • Jaro can take solace in the fact that Luongo was also chased in the Kings' 5-3 win over the Nucks;
  • Miller, Mart and Ilya are your Vezina nominees.
Comments? Questions? Complaints?

40 comments:

moeman said...

I mis Mara.

Moey said...
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RiRi said...

I miss Big Sexy

Howard said...

There must be a way ice a team without MAB. He's not shooting and he's a liability on defense. Martin's whipping boy Lil Tits can play the point AND contribute on the third line. Laps should sit. Let Big Sexy take a shot at Knuble in the crease.
The Phat Whale is finally returned to his rightful place as TFS!

wv The Habs can unreak with a good game on Wed.

Robbie said...

Was at the game last night and after the 1st period i was believing like the 22,000 other fans that perhaps it might just be possible to pull this series out of our ass. Unfotunately the second period set in and reality began to show its ugly face. Its funny, its not like anyone should really be surprised. This team is really just not that good and everyone knows it but like the devoted and delusional fans we are we try and convince ourselves the contrary. It got me thinking about these lyrics from the ''Boss''

Seen a man standin' over a dead dog lyin' by the highway in a ditch
He's lookin' down kinda puzzled pokin' that dog with a stick
Got his car door flung open he's standin' out on Highway 31
Like if he stood there long enough that dog'd get up and run
Struck me kinda funny seem kinda funny sir to me
At the end of every hard earned day people find some reason to believe.

So as i sat there in the 3rd with the fans begining to leave i realized that there is no reason to believe and that there most probably won't be for many years to come. That is a sad fact for anyone who grew up with this franchise and who has waited patiently for things to happen over the last 17 years. The even sader part is we have just accepted what the organization has fed us and what they will keep on feeding us.

I know, I know, ''it ain't over till the fat lady sings''. Two rows down from me there was a 275 pounder eating Nachos....i think it was an omen.

Kmaxx said...

I know there is supposed to be some sort of "system" in place to do with all the cycling in the corners etc, but I'm right fed up with watching these guys continue to gain the Blueline and then shoot the puck in the corner, chase it around, occassionally get it then figure out some way to get it close to the net. Hockey is not a complicated game. Gain the blueline, shoot on the net, bang the goalie a bit, put the puck in the net. Can someone tell me how many games we lost this year when we've had over 30 shots on goal? Bet it's not that many.


wv: busteed - as in - Count Chockula - You are busteed. Your system is busteed and you need to fix it quick!

Number31 said...

Coach Chocula ain't working. We need a Coach Lucky Charms.

At least they're magically delicious.

Number31 said...

Also, MORE WODKA!!!

Anonymous said...

fucking bullshit!! I'm not saying we would have won, but evertime we we're building a little bit of momentum we would get called forsomething.Did anyone see the big tits penalty? neither did I. It's better finishing the game 4-3 or 5-3 with momentum going into game 4 than knowing we have no chance in hell to beat the leagues #1 ratings guy.They could ride Halak like a donkey and our "A" can't even talk to the ref! Losing your the best player on any team for 10 min. is huge so why don't they mention or show it on any replays anywhere.fucking bullshit!!!

Chester said...

K ... that one sucked on virtualy every level.

We suck it up and go again. We can skate with this team.

Win on Wed and it's even. Fuck the refs fuck the Caps and fuck you Overchicken.

HALAK_the_sieve said...

HAHAHA. The Habs suck (and we both know it). They squeaked out a victory in game 1, and blew their only chance at winning the series in game 2. The true Habs' colors are starting to show. Neither Halak or Price can stop the caps offense. Better start planning your offseason chickens!

ezzeloharr said...

Awww, hello Mr. Troll! Welcome to this site. Hope you enjoy your trolling, troll. =)

Golf Leafs Golf said...

The leafs are waiting for you guys on the golf course. Tee off at 8:30AM!

habsss said...

One of my friends today mentioned how caps fan seem to multiply like gremlins after victory.

Very apt.



Habs can win Wednesday if Price is amazing and if they can manage to get to those juicy rebounds Varlamov's been giving out.

habsss said...

caps fans*

McPhee said...

I'm just shocked Andrei K. didn't score 3 goals again.

What? He's not consistent? Guess that would explain the 15 goals this season.

Is $200k a goal too much or not enough?

matt - fear the collapse said...

Hamrlik and Youppi to Columbus for their Ice Girls

Mr Trivia said...

@McPhee... AK rides a sine wave: 4 points one game, -4 the next, and then he continues to suck for another 2 weeks and maybe gets an assist in a month.

alright - NOT a sine wave... more like a credit default market crash... wait! - that was at least profitable for someone...

more like a big cloud of ash from an icelandic volcano... somewhat exotic with a funny accent, gets kind of hot but is basically just a slow moving cloud that ruins people's days, costs millions of dollars and isn't going anyway soon.

kevincrumbs said...

Yeah, Caps fans, go ahead and taunt the worst team in the playoffs. Ooh, big accomplishment beating the Habs two games out of three.

RiRi said...

I love how Boudreau is getting all pissy about JM watching the Caps' practice. Didn't Ovi do the exact same thing last year with the Pens? Get off the high horse already.

Bill 101 said...

Dear doom&gloomers,

Habs are in the same position this morning as Wings,Devils,Sabres,Sharks and Canucks. pretty decent company.

Not (thankfully) in the same position as recent Cup winners Canes/Bolts/Ducks. nor golfing with the Leafs.

where do you want to be?

David said...

Hey fucktards at the Bell Centre yesterday, thanks for booing the US national anthem and giving us all a bad name.

Also, chanting THÉ-O during the warm-up is the stupidest fucking thing ever.

No class, no dignity. Fuck all of you.

b said...

I just looked at the stats- (event summary).

Count Chocula did not use 4 lines which is almost always the case when his team collapses. I swear he manages his bench like a bad pee wee coach. Darche got 5 shifts for 2:22. AK got 16:54, Gomez got 16:58 and then a 10 minute rest. Taped up in Jacques office must be the mantra "My players do their best when they are tired" Scotty Bowman needs to take him back behind the barn. Jacques had that look on his face late in the game- golf next september, golf next october, ice fishing in January.

L Dude said...

David: Because of those fucktards, I never listen to the anthems. God bless PVR. I give the game a 30 minute head start and I catch up by the third period.

Shockingly, no silky Selke love for Plekanec.

Ah well, just like all fucking season, next game is the most important one yet.

Boob Gainey said...

Mike Green is a hell of a prick for a guy who is doing nothing in these playoffs, just like he did last year.

Mr Trivia said...

@b

What? Playing someone 2:22 isn't good coaching? Why, you ask, even have someone dress if they're only going to play 2 minutes?

And why, you ask, suit up Metro if he only gets 5 minutes and a few shifts? Why roll only 3 lines when one of those lines is -4 for the night?

Why continue to have bad match ups even when you have last change at home?

Because, as Bruce Boudreau says, Jacques Martin is a smart coach. Maybe the smartest coach in the league. And Bruce Budreau should know - he's winning this series.

wait, what?

RiRi said...

I'm guessing Boudreau said that to encourage Count Chocula to keep doing what he's doing. It's working great... for the Caps.

Seriously, if JM was that great, would we be down 2-1?

Re: Selke - Not that I was expecting Jagr to get a nomination but still...

Habsfan10 said...

As much as I like Darche, if he isn't sitting in favour of Little Tits next game, I'm driving to Montreal to take Martin out myself.

Sergei for Darche.
O'Byrne for Urologist.
Price starting.

Please.

habsss said...

I'm thinking exactly what 10 is thinking.

And why for the love of god does Martin refuse to use his time-out?

Robbie said...

@habsss, because the 30 seconds would just prolong the misery he has created with his ''system'' its a wonder no one around here has found a more appropriate name for the ''system''. I'm thinking ''Fucking useless'' but thats to long.

RiRi said...

I nominate 10 for coach!

GoldenGirl11 said...

HAPPY 62nd BIRTHDAY ISRAEL!!! You don't look a day over 59 to me!!!!

oh, wait, sorry, wrong blog. Never mind.

MICHNASYIM!מכנסיים

Anonymous said...

I agree with 10... especially since so may of their goals come from crashing the crease. Get O'Byrne out there to clear up some garbage and make the Caps pay the for their real estate in the crease (instead of Gomez and Gionta doing it after the whistle).

HabsFan29 said...

i would also like to nominate 10 for coach. and i have actually seen him coach, in real life, at the Bell Center. no joke! sure, it was a team of intramural women, but he really looked like he belonged there. he'd fit right in

i would also like to wish Israel a happy birthday. have a safe one. don't go outside.

GoldenGirl11 said...

Oh and Israel? I heard Lebanon got you an iPad

Nicely done, Lebanon.

Robbie said...

Would like to 3rd or 4th that nomination of 10. However he would never get the job. Why? Because what he proposed is FUCKING LOGICAL. And we all know that with the Habs that word does not exist.

WV=Biervie; as in, ''i'm going to need a bier pour la reste de ma vie because of this fucking team''.

GoldenGirl11 said...

Actually Ten wouldn't get the job because his name isn't Dix.

moeman said...

Does 10 have nice suits and even better ties? If so get him some Brylcreem (look it up kidz) and Go you fucking 10 CoaCHed Habs! (There'll be a 10 minutes for looking so good commercial if he wins the Cup).

Robbie said...

Your exactly right GG11. As i said, LOGIC does not exist with this franchise.

HabsFan29 said...

it's official: Habsfan10 for coach