Friday, May 07, 2010

The late night Morning Skate (huh?) for Friday, May 7th

Bullet points for what you missed while having nightmares of being a 16-year old near LT...
  • FUCK, and YEAH. Take your pathetically inept lopsided reffing and your 8-10 non-calls and shove them up your ass, NHL. Habs 3, Pens 2 to even the series at two, thanks to some heroics from the "lesser" forwards especially Tommy Pyatt and Mad Max. And Captain Gio, don't forget him. And Jaro of course. And Letang. Just a heroic 3rd period really. It was a CHaracter win in the face of refereeing that the CBC, Don Cherry, and Boone all seem to agree was, uh, questionable (Boone even stretched HIO's language limits calling it "piss-poor"). More later today if we can catch our breath;
  • Johan Franzen rips apart the Sharks for 4G 2A (he had 5G at one point but they took one away) as the Wings win 7-1 to prolong that series for a game at least;
  • B's David Krejci is out for the playoffs;
  • Don Maloney (Yotes), George McPhee (Caps), and David Poile (Preds) are your finalists for GM of the Year. Wait, there's a GM of the Year award?
Long-from video highlights after a very very satisfying win? You're very very welcome.

48 comments:

moeman said...

Go

You

Fucking

Habs!


~ retire bob cold already ~

RiRi said...

Oh, PFK ! <3

HabsFan29 said...

my god watching the highlights is making me angrier. Emrick says re Orpik's hit on Pleks "what a leaping block into him". LIKE IT'S NOT A PENALTY TO LEAVE YOUR FEET ON A HIT. Gah.

HabsFan29 said...

"Oh PFK" is right RiRi. he's just fucking adorable. but people (not FHF'ers) are gonna rip him for that comment.

lawyergirl77 said...

Nothing wrong with PFK saying the words, IMHO. It's part of his confident shtick and it's pretty funny, in context. But I've already seen him getting ripped a new one on many message boards... You know, the ones I'm reading 'cause I can't sleep...

And I keep watching the highlights. And reading anything I can about this game. Seriously - this one made me happier than game 7, if that's possible.

L Dude said...

Good morning and good night. I'm leaving my pants off and hitting the sack.

So, YOU KNOW the reffing is off when Donald S Cherry is defending the Habs from it!

PK = most well spoken hockey player interview EVER. They even did a story on him on The National tonight.

Tonight's game resembled the 2002 Women's Olympic Gold Medal game. Hah. Fuck you Buttman.

'see' y'all Saturday.

HabsFan29 said...

LG i cant sleep either. let's go out for choco tacos. i'll go to Plattsburgh if i have to

moeman said...

@29, let them, he's ours and he wants and loves being a Hab.

Da meedja cannot and will not avoid PFK. Celine Phaneuf may have a Montreal-born babe a as a hottie G/F but methinks Pernell is the new Canadian stud Dman that will be sought for intelligent, fun and dare I say sexy (the ladies love the smile) post game comments. The day PFK says fuck on national teevee is gonna be a sploogesfest of Subbanian love. Count on it.

Orangeman said...

I think I have read every word written about this game tonight. I think I had things to do today...but now I forget. Showering would probably be a good start.

Anyway, it's funny to read Pens fans saying Montrealers don't understand hockey. Like I said earlier, if you just started watching since Crosby's draft (so, you're a Pens fan) then no, we don't understand (what's happened to) hockey. Besides that, it's even funnier to read the desperate comments saying Montreal is a terrible city. If you've chosen Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the town you want to spent your life in I'll take that as a compliment.

I think we're witnessing something very special here my friends. Time to celebrate with beer, tacos, ice cream and pantlessness. But first a shower!

Right after I re-watch these highlights..........

fezworth said...

All this talk about PK, there's also TSNBobMcKenzie talking about how "Everybody Hates L'il Tits"...
Smack.

habsss said...

Come one guys, you all know better than to pay attention to Pens fans. They're like Caps fans only slightlyslightly less retarded.

And PK is fucking awesome. Just sayin'

orangeman said...

I don't know, Caps fans might have been generally bandwagon-y, but they pretty much stuck to cheering for their team. At least Cap fans cheered and, you know, made noise during the game. Watching it in Pittsburgh just depresses me. Actually, alot of the criticism of our fans tonight came from their reaction to everything in the game. Those Pens clowns don't even understand the concept of supporting your team. Yes, I'll boo every single time a Hab goes down along with every single penalty against. And, shocker, I chant even when my team is down. It's not desperate, it's BEING A FAN for chrissake. I'll definitely admit the Pens are a good team, I just don't think their fans deserve them. I do know some reasonable Pens fans, of course, who stuck with them throught the dark years. It's just these sudden fans who think the NHL dates back to 1991 and the strike was from 1994-2004.

But whatever. I'm just 3 beers deep in the afternoon and reading too much.

orangeman said...

Btw, the reason I returned here was to share this article. Looks like Hab fever is catching on and the only cure is Lord Stanley!!!

Sorry.

Grrrreg said...

Wooohooo! Habs, you're making me proud.

I liked PK's comment. It was obviously tongue in cheek, and if Pens fans don't like it, then it's even better.

I know we're not there yet, far from it, but if they somehow pull this off without Markov, I think this is a bigger upset than round 1.

Go habs go.

Baroque said...

What a remarkable game that was. I don't care who is playing in Montreal, the crowds make games there just fun to watch on television.

And I don't get how you can be up for a GM award if your team is bankrupt and maybe moving or something. Tat is the opposite of good - no one in Coyotes management should be up for ANYTHING.

GoldenGirl11 said...

LG77 on Radio one now.

Number31 said...

I remember when PK was drafted one of the first things he said during a development camp interview was that he will help win the Cup and then he will parade it around Toronto to rub it in their faces.

I love how together this team is. No passengers. I can't find any pictures of the bench when they were cheering as the puck cleared...

Hope this is true: Alex Avtsin is coming! And I hope he goes to the Bulldogs and not to the Juniors. (Last thing we need is for him to be "coached" by Joel Bouchard).

Kmaxx said...

LMAO at the "GM of the Year" nominees. Does anyone smell a fix with Don Maloney being nominated? I am not cynical by nature but who votes on this award? Because this reeks of Bettman. And we all know the unmistakable smell of "Eau de Bettman" don't we...it's like that first cologne your teenage son wears - you can smell it a mile away and it smells like something you'd strip paint with...but again - I don't want to sound cynical...

On a positive note - OMG - Nice effort in the third - I was pretty concerned by their lack of shots, but they did spend most of the game fighting the refs as well as the Pens. And I'm fully on the PFK bandwagon. He knows he was struggling but he picked his game up and handles the puck better than any other D man we had on the ice last night.

Man O Man - I cannot wait until Saturday night!

habsss said...

@orangeman: you should see DC now, it's ALL about the redskins and the expos/nationals. It's a fucking joke. Hockey now gets 1/4 of a page at the end of the sports section in the Washington Post.

I also agree that the GM nominees are a joke. I don't know how hard it is to put together a good team when you blow like the Caps for so long. Whatever, none of those teams are even in the playoffs anymore

boob gainey said...

Preds, Yotes and Caps have won a grand total of zero playoff series this year.

Plus, how long has Maloney been GM of the Yotes? That team has been a joke for its entire existence.

moeman said...

Ack, missed lg77's radio gig. Please tell me she said 'hold me' and more importantly that someone recorded it.
WV = coepen, as in the refs are coepens.

boob gainey said...

More bush league nonsense regarding the sale of the Yotes.

moeman said...

Jaro good. Song bad.

lawyergirl77 said...

Moe - no I didn't say it, but I did refer to my "tinfoil tuque" with the pompom for extra reception.

I'll see if I can find the audio. heh.

moeman said...

WV = : )

Moey said...

Woot! I have Fridays off now, hope it lasts through the summer.

Crap LG77, I missed Daybreak this morning. Looked on the website but I don't see anything.

Someone on HNIC last night said the Habs are a team of destiny...hope it doesn't jinx them.

Go you fucking Habs!

Moey said...

Listening to the Team 990, the Habs are the Rocky of Hockey. Good one!

Jaybird said...

Where's Dociatrolli today? What a bitch...

David said...

Hey guys,

McGuire and Dubé talked about a columnist in the States writing something about hockey not being a real sport because a hot goalie can screw things up and impede the best offensive players' path to the Cup or some bullshit like that... have any of you heard from/read that? I didn't catch the guy's name.

Habsfan10 said...

From the Pensblog game review:

"At the very end of the first, Hal Gill slashes Crosby's stick and breaks it.
Can't do that. Dumb play. Penalty every day of the week."

Um, except when the Pens did it the very next period. They actually have a pic of Fedetenko grabbing PK's leg on their site and still call it a dive. Pens fans are rapidly climbing the list of idiot fans.

habsss said...

Yeah the people on that site are hilarious. Calling us whiners yet go on and on about how much holding, interference and boarding the Habs were doing.

I made a nice comment mentioning to some of them that it's the CanadiEns not CanadiAns but the moderator never approved. I guess they want to stay ignorant forever.

I'm starting to get that feeling again like against the Caps where I just want the Habs to win to piss them all off.

dwgs said...

Thanks to my cat waking me up at 5 a.m. I actually went and read through the comments at Pensblog.
What a dark and ugly place.

Anonymous said...

ok there a bunch of lawyers on this site right?

if videotron is out, and we have nothing to do, so i knock up my wife...isnt it their fault?

am i not entitled to child support?

fucking cable companies.

oh ya go habs go..

-a

chris nilan said...

pensblog is funny cause it's so over the top homer. i enjoy reading it.

let's not forget they are the Florida Marlins of hockey

chris nilan said...

oops meant This

lawyergirl77 said...

Wow - apparently the mouthbreathers over at Pensblog had to shut down comments because there was a lot of racist shit about PFK.

I won't go back over there again. My head exploded. It's official - I officially hate Pens fans. Wow. When you make Bruins fans look classy... damn.

Why is it that their kudos to the refs for not being intimidated by the Montreal crowd reminds me of Fox News' "Fair and Balanced" tagline... Hmmm...

moeman said...

I am proud to say I've never visited the pensblog.

habsss said...

They are reffering to Subban as "that little brown stain".

Congrats Pens fans. You have now reached Philly levels of asshole.

wv: biasises ha.

Moey said...

Apparantly SK was skating with some of his teammates this morning. Wonder if he'll play another game with the CH?

Jaybird said...

I have read the Pensblog once a week for about two years. The level of racism and idiocy lately has made me stop.

The site itself was a stop of mine on my daily internet read because of its sincere hilarity and innocence. It has since become like Ancient Rome...something that was once beautiful and proud rotting like a disease or cancer from the inside out. The humour is forced and the idiots that post all have to speak a certain yinzer "woooo" or "suck it" way or reference a cool nickname or 80's wrestler or they will be cannibalized.

You can tell when a Pensblogger has posted here in the past week, such as Docciavelli, because it must contain either a "wooo" or a "suck it". Idiots.

Jaybird said...

Also they must speak in short sentence. To exclaim importance of what they say. If sentence is more than seven words. Its no good.

moeom said...

YOTES TO NORDIC! LETS ALL SING TOGETHER NOW!

RiRi said...

"that little brown stain"

HOW FUCKIN' DARE THEY?!? This is PK Fucking Subban we're talking about!

Seriously though, that is fucking
disgusting. AND then people have the balls to say WE are a racist bunch cause 2 famewhores dressed up like PK a while ago. Pot, meet kettle.

Also, they're crying bloody murder on Gill. My, how quickly we forget...

wv: meacri when i heard someone was talking shit about our beloved PFK :(

soperman said...

My inner six year old is soooo happy. Life is just better when that Habs are playing well. PK is fucking awesome (ooops my inner six year old is going to get his mouth washed out with soap!) To heck with any biggotted morons that have biggotted stupid comments.

ezzeloharr said...

I'm still hyperventilating from last night. And I have no more voice. I was at the game... It was freakin' awesome!

If anyone else was downtown, you know that people were going crazy for hours after the game was over.

Heck, I walking home in Verdun and someone was driving by with a huge Habs flag out the window. Too bad for him the streets were empty.

Jaybird said...

Thanks to Number31's awesome news of Avtsin coming I decided to brush up on my 'Dogs for the day. After reading the
Hamilton Spec's article and Guy Boucher's awesome quote: "“You’re missing eight guys and you have five guys sick in your lineup. At some point there has to be a limit,” lamented Hamilton coach Guy Boucher." I decided to do a little more research on our coach of the year.

I feel this article is a must read for all Habs fans. I'm frothing at the mouth for this guy now he seems cool, collected, extremely intelligent and most importantly humble.

That being said and it hurts me to say this but Martin is currently doing a great job. Guy's time will come hopefully sooner than later. Muller has to be in the picture though.

Jaybird said...

Abd also I'd like to note that as I have figured all along people (Glenn Healy for one) are giving Muller all the credit for our current run. Which I firmly believe to be true.

Muller + Boucher for Pres!

kevincrumbs said...

I think I stopped by Pensblog once many years ago but didn't care enough to read it regularly. In fact, I don't read any opposing team blogs since I realise that I genuinely hate all 29 other NHL teams. Wait, I do love Loser Domi because it's so weird and hilarious and Down Goes Brown is also a great laugh... and they have the cojones to make fun of their Leafs. Odd that both of those sites are Leafs sites, huh?

If someone wants to dig up the comments from one of the regular season games against the Pens, you'll find me ragging on their crowd and saying it was as quiet as when we play in Tampa or some shit. Pathetic. Also, Bob Errey and Stieger (or whatever his fucknut name is) are terrible, terrible announcers, especially for a market that's been around since the 60s. I have no major problem with the fanbase but motherfuck, they are quiet as shit.