Sunday, May 16, 2010

Little People Face Their Evilest Challenge Yet: Philly-Habs Game 1 Preview and Open Thread


Round 3. The Philadelphia Flyers. Yes that was the sound of your genitals expanding and then suddenly shrinking. It's amazing to be here, but these bullies are scary shit.

Here's how they match up with our Little People.

The Forwards:
The Biff Flyers: I hate manure!

Richards, Brière, Gagné - Skill and grit. Brière's finding his game in these playoffs, hitting a few top shelf shots along the way. Gagné used to skate like the wind. He's still got the wheels but he's learned to do better in front of the net. He came back from injury in the second round and helped orchestrate a stunning reversal of fortune for the Biffs. Richards, Captain Biff, has the skill and the almanac in his back pocket to know that he's going to have to be in the crease, in Jaro's face to do any damage in this Final Four and erase the Canadiens from the family picture.

Jeff Carter - Biff punched out in the parking lot, probably not rejoining the prom.

Hartnell: Dressed to kill - Probably bullies the Bullies. Plus he can see the net through his caveman beard.

Carcillo, Asham: They're going to force Lorraine to kiss them even though she really doesn't want to, but nobody's around. She'll have a Dr. Pepper to get over it. They are monumental assholes. And they can score.

Set your PVR for JVR (and Giroux): The dark horses that can turn the plot around. They can sabotage the flux capacitor and make sure we never get to 88mph. 88, another number these bullies know well.

This is the best group of forwards the Flyers have had since the Lindros era. Ian Laperrière and Jeff Carter are out and they are still lethal in the skill and toughness departments.

The Habs' forwards are not as flagrantly lethal, but they've been impeccable. Cammalleri leads the league in scoring. Gionta has 7 goals. Lapierre is inspiring and is coming up with the most timely goals in the series. Same goes for Moore. It's a smaller group and it can be vulnerable in view of Philadelphia's size. But all of that talk can be thrown out the window. Gomez gains the zone almost every time, rarely turning the puck over. Andrei K picking up his game and can be PIVOTAL in this series if he can play with more confidence. Andrei can tip the scales. Of course that's not going to happen. Can Pleks find room in this bruising series.

Pyatt, Moen, Moore, Lapierre: This is your series. If these guys respond to Philly's aggression and aggress back, play gritty in your face crash and bang hockey, it's going to be a great series. Pouliot? Just one goal, that's all I ask.

Now go, boys. Lorraine needs your help.

The D:
I tried to write about Pronger and the gang, but I peed in my pants. Pronger is the add-on that made the Flyers a legitimate contender. But we got PK. Markov leave's and PK steps in seamlessly. Don't expect Andrei to return in this round. Philly's deep at D. Carle, Timonen, Coburn. They can all play at both ends. They can score. They're going to be instrumental in protecting their goaltenders in this series. Montreal can have them with their speed. That's they key. The Habs' D is more mobile though not nearly as punishing. Maybe O'Byrne gets a bit of ice time as a result and Bergeron is used as a PP specialist, but that removes the speed element that may prove to be Philly's undoing. Oh Jacques, study this dilemma you must. Hal Gill is tremendous now, our response to the Pronger factor. We've each got our Chrysler building standing in the way.

In Goal:
Jaro has out dueled a Hart Trophy winner, a young hotshot and a Stanley Cup Winner/Gold Medalist, all with the weight of an entire bandwagon on his back. Philly is starting with a guy they picked up on waivers, who's played 5 periods in a couple of months, and probably won't be back next year. Clear cut advantage, right? Except everybody thought Marty vs. Boucher was lopsided, same with Rask vs. Boucher/Leighton. Leighton only came off the bench and shut the Bruins out for four of those five periods he played. So there is no way Philly's goaltending can be written off. So my forced Back to the Future analogy is this: going in, you would think the Habs and Halak have a major edge over Philly and Leighton. But I bet if this were 1985 you'd put money on Lea Thomspon having a greater contribution to film (outside of the Back To The Future franchise) than this, right? Exactly. So don't count your chickens, people.

On to the waiting in line details:
When: In mid-May baby. We're playing in mid-may. At 7pm.

Where: At the Wachovia Centre in the city of the love of the brothers, where brothers can say, hey bro, I love you, without it sounding gay.

On the Fallopian Tube: RDS, CBC, Versus (who gets Versus?)

Hot Bullies: Back from 3-0 and 3-0. Who's hot? Are you kidding me?

Hot Habs: Cammy and Halak went to Alaska yesterday and it melted.

Adult entertainment: I usually don't like cheerleaders in hockey (no, seriously), but for this I'll make an exception.

It's the Final Four and it's time to talk about it. Bring it people, let us know how you're coping.

125 comments:

swarkles said...

Sadly I get Versus

Tyg said...

Their D is solid, but really only rolling 4. The bottom pair hardly sees the ice. Have fun keeping up with the Smurfs!

I phucking hate phucking filthydelphia. Phuck!

Personally, I cope by drinking excessively, but that's probably just me.

RiRi said...

"Pouliot? Just one goal, that's all I ask"

My thoughts exactly! One measly goal!!! Please? I'm begging here.

Well done, GG11!

Go You Fucking Habs Go!!!

gregorio said...

Stop talking shit.

Forwards - you telling me the phylers phorwards are scarier than wash/pitt? and what is with the size bs? they're barely bigger than we are, even asham, carchillo, etc.

Defense - pronger playing good. but it will be repeated 'hit to the head' penalties for him if he tries to check the smurfs. and they have a lot of depth? less crystal meth before writing the preview, please. four good d-men (better than gorges/gill/pfk/spatch?) and then echl'ers. phylers 5-6 d make mab look like craig ludwig. craig ludwig with smaller shinpads.

Goaler - leighton playing good, but broons not exactly washington or pittsburgh. halak attempting to join the mtl goaltending pantheon.

TV - i'm watching versus, that's who.

love the site, btw

dennis said...

so in my CHinese Fortune Cookie last night (now monday morning here) i get the following on the first side: "Your success will astonish everyone." i flip the little bit of paper over and... "Learn CHinese - Squid = You-yu"

Fuck Yeah!

wv: skate and score all around and through those lardy phlyers fucks.

The Gate To The Groin For Yannick Bertrand said...

Hey guys, I'm coming into Toronto from Newfoundland in about half an hour. Anyone around want to catch game 1 or 2 together (tonight might be a little last-minute)? I hear it's not snowing in Toronto. That's nice.

GYFH!

Also, why does this gregario guy have sand in his vagina? It's ok, we're all a little tense.

Mr. natural said...

T-Minus 2:09.............

moeman said...

Wow, GG11, the pic and the post. Nice!

Pants!

BTW, please no Huey Lewis requests.

The Gate To The Groin For Yannick Bertrand said...

"Cammy and Halak went to Alaska yesterday and it melted."

I keep reading this and picturing Gomez screaming "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

Then in my mind he wipes his tears with his sleeve, nods to himself, jumps on the ice, somehow flattens
Pronger and scores eight goals. Oh you silly Mexican.

Seriously, this train needs to hurry up.

gregorio said...

TGTTGFYB: no sand, just don't like all this hand wringing. phlyers so big and bad and poor little habs in serious trouble. bullshit.

Number31 said...

When the going gets tough, just blame Coburn.

GYFH! Off to a BBQ with my delicious semi-Greek styled potato salad in tow.

moeman said...

A parody of a parody ...

~~~

Game Day panCHreas

Weird Al, the master

Oooh oooh oooh ee-oooh oooh oooh
Ahh ahh ahh ahh ahh Pants!-oooh oooh
Oooooh

I'm always thinkin' 'bout it
I don't know what I'd do without it
I ♥, I really fucking ♥
My Game Day panCHreas

tsn panel just doesn't matter
Don't really care about cbc blather
But I don't watCH games without
My Game Day panCHreas

Game Day panCHreas is always
There for WE
Ahh-oooh

Secreting those mojitos (bap bap bap)
Secreting those martnis too
Metabolizing Carbo hydrates
Just for WE, ME, Moey, GG, lg, RiRi, Ty-g, Esther

Ba-ba ba ba-ba ba ba ba-ba ba beer
My Game Day panCHreas
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My Game Day panCHreas
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My Game Day panCHreas
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My Game Day panCHreas

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My Game Day panCHreas
Ba-ba ba ba-ba ba ba ba-ba CHeer
My Game Day panCHreas
Ooooooh

My Game Day panCHreas attracts every other
Game Day panCHreas in the Habs universe
With a force proportional
To the product of the FHF universe masters
And inversely proportional
To our MONTREAL CANADIENS brothers

Woo woo woo woo

Don'tCHa know you gotta
Flow, flow, flow, panCHreatic juice
Flow, flow, into the deuodenum

Won'tCHa
Flow, flow, flow, panCHreatic juice
Flow, flow, into the deuodenum

Insulin, glucagon
(Won'tCHa flow, flow, flow, panCHreatic juice)
Comin' from the islets of Langerhans...
(Flow flow, into the deuodenum)

Insulin, glucagon
(Won'tCHa flow flow flow, panCHreatic juice)
Comin' from the islets of Langerhans...
(Flow flow, into the deuodenum)

Lipase, amylase, and tripsin
(Insulin, glucagon)
(Won'tCHa flow, flow flow, panCHreatic juice)
They gonna help to balance Flyers aggression
(Comin' from the islets of Langerhans...)
(Flow flow, into the deuodenium)

Lipase, amylase, and tripsin
(Insulin, glucagon)
(Won'tCHa flow flow flow, panCHreatic juice)
They gonna help with bob cold's depression
(Comin' from the islets of Langerhans...)
(Flow flow, into the deuodenum)

Can't you see I ♥ my Game Day panCHreas
{Lipase, amylase, and tripsin}
(Insulin, glucagon)
(Won'tCHa flow flow flow, panCHreatic juice)
Golly-gee I ♥ my Game Day panCHreas
{They gonna help with our CH affections}
(Comin' from the islets of Langerhans...)
(Flow flow, into the deuodenum)

Can't you see I ♥ my Game Day panCHreas
{Lipase, amylase, and tripsin}
(Insulin, glucagon)
(Won'tCHa flow flow flow, panCHreatic juice)
Golly-gee I ♥ my Game Day panCHreas
{They gonna help with our ECF possession}
(Comin' from the islets of Langerhans...)
(Flow flow, into the deuodenum)

Can't you see I ♥ my Game Day panCHreas
{Lipase, amylase, and tripsin}
(Insulin, glucagon)
(Won'tCHa flow flow flow, panCHreatic juice)
Golly-gee I ♥ my Game Day panCHreas
{They gonna help with every fucked up ref decision}
(Comin' from the islets of Langerhans...)
(Flow flow, into the deuodenum)

Can't you see I ♥ my Game Day panCHreas

Go You Fucking Habs Go!

moeman said...

Habs aren't gonna slip on any peels;

"The referees for the Eastern Conference final series opener will be veteran Bill McCreary and Dan O'Rourke with linesmen Steve Miller and Jay Sharrers."

Jaybird said...

PANTS GET TO FUCKING. HABS GET TO GOING.

GYFPH

Habsfan10 said...

GO YOU FUCKING BACK TO THE FUTURE POWER OF LOVE HABS GO!!!!!!

Yeah, that's pretty much all I got.

gillis said...

meh

dwgs said...

New potatoes boiled for potato salad, check. Wings on the bbq,check. Czechvar beer at hand,check. Habs t-shirt with big #8 on the back with the name duct-taped over and my kid's name written in, check.
LGYMFHP!!!

gillis said...

random thought thanks to dwgs: I fucking hate Dou$harek.

dwgs said...

I had the tshirt in my drawer all year but it's way too hot for a jersey in May. I took it out last week and duct taped over the name.
I promise to go buy a PK shirt this week.

Moey said...

GYFHG!!!!! That's all.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Moe
Nicely done as usual.

As for the post, I was just the official secretary today. Writing is all HF4 and 33. I just hit the 'post' button for a drunken 29. Didn't see the tag till now.

hfotwc said...

fridge stacked with beer - check
bunch of loud rowdy crazy friends on their way - check

GYFHYMFG and fuck you you low flying fuck phlyers

moeman said...

Jerk chicken.

Avocado and tomato salad.

Rickards White.

Bread pudding (made with croissants and currants soaked in rum).

GYFH!

~~~

Fuck you gary gawly, you cbc/hnic Habs hater.

gillis said...

beer, check

Oleg Petrov said...

"But I bet if this were 1985 you'd put money on Lea Thomspon having a greater contribution to film (outside of the Back To The Future franchise) than this, right?"

One word:

WOLVERINES!!!!

soperman said...

I am coping just fine, thanks for asking. Unlike our more recent teams this one is all about going out there and getting it done rather that worrying about the match or our chance of winning. They just go out there and get the job done!

Save the prognostications for the Caps and Pens, the Habs just get it DONE.

GYFHG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RiRi said...

Squid t-shirt, check.

GYFH!!!

HabsFan29 said...

moe parodying the parodier. that's good meta

GYFH!!! copy Chicago and get that road opener win

Howard said...

GYFHG! Pizza is hotter than Cammalleri on a May night and the beer is colder than Michael Leighton!

moeman said...

Fuck. bob cold.

BBRman said...

Orangeman reporting here. Had to change my name due to our evil foe's unfortunate colour scheme. Thus for the duration of this series I choose to be known as Bleu Blanc et Rouge-man (BBRman).

GYFH!

BBRman said...

Is there a reason they're singing God Bless American instead of the Star Spangled Banner? Stupidity? Probably stupidity.

Jaybird said...

Have to go to my own game now...brutal.

Its a great sign that Lauren Hart was lyp-synching our anthem though...gotta be good luck.

moeman said...

PHI tradition. There's not much else.

WV = imethol

RiRi said...

@BBRman - Much better! Wouldn't wanna be associated with those Neanderthals in any way.

HabsFan29 said...

so telling us 3 days ago we'd be getting Hughson not Cole was just a big fucking joke?

long live BBRman! maybe you should have just been oranjeman, Dutch football supporter

RiRi said...

And so it begins... Sigh. Make them pay, dammit!

HabsFan29 said...

that was dumb Gomez. but scrappy

BBRman said...

29: I thought about that, but still too close.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@BBRman
Love that. You're hired.

RiRi said...

VOMIT.

HabsFan29 said...

crap

BBRman said...

phuck. Good to know they can just walk into the crease and push Halak around. And that CBC will scream their support.

Kmaxx said...

Go You Fuckin' Pants Habs Go! Go You Fuckin' Pants Habs Go!Go You Fuckin' Pants Habs Go!Go You Fuckin' Pants Habs Go!Go You Fuckin' Pants Habs Go!

RiRi said...

Dear Pouliot, how does all that skill just disappear? Enquiring minds want to know!

BBRman said...

I didn't expect this, but it's even more dead in Philly than in Pittburgh.

Not Geoff Molson said...

Eh - sorry about the first goal. I was streaming it...haven't been before in other games. I'll take the blame for that one. I turned it off as soon as phucking philly scored.

WV Leighton will have the depth perception of a 'cyclo'ps tonight

BBRman said...

Love how Cole alternates between saying the Habs are so bad they haven't done anything yet to saying Leighton (sp? Oh, who cares) has been sharp.

RiRi said...
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RiRi said...

Jack Bauer in the house!

BBRman said...

Can we please stop saying the Habs needed to lose in OT in the last game to make the playoffs? With the Rangers loss, it didn't matter anyway they would have made it. It was Philly that needed the point in the last game to make the playoffs.

moeman said...

Habs need to CHoot da puck more.

BBRman said...

Halak says "there's only room for one superstar goalie, you no name loser!"

RiRi said...

Shots are 13-5. WTF?

BBRman said...

Not a terrible period, but Habs look very tentative. I hope they turn it on in the 2nd. Doesn't look like the Phlyers could keep up if they did.

soperman said...

Apparently being outshot 13 - 6 is taking to the Habs. A little rusty but they looked okay.

matt said...

need to get in close more during the second. Hopefully Gomez makes up for that stupid penalty.

RiRi said...

fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck

BBRman said...

Man, that was bad.

HabsFan29 said...

meh

BBRman said...

How is that a penalty?

RiRi said...

Fuck it had to be Briere.

BBRman said...

Oie. It shouldn't be like this. They're not getting outplayed, 2 PPGs on stupid penalties and a lame facebook flub.

Phuck.

BBRman said...

And by facebook I of course mean faceoff. Yikes.

RiRi said...

Make that asshole pay, dammit!

BBRman said...

Habs look totally disinterested.

BBRman said...

Nothing to say, but my WV is ruins.

Yup.

matt - ftc said...

not looking good. habs look like shit. have nothing going.

RiRi said...

Leighton's gonna shut them out, right?

*reverse jinx*

RiRi said...

Here comes TFS.

matt - ftc said...

SWEEP

BBRman said...

Meh, Halak got pulled in G1 last series, too, and look how that turned out.

I will say, though, that the boys have played balls out with their hearts all playoffs. But not this game. I don't know if they're tired or rusty or what, but they just don't seem interested in the game before them.

swarkles said...

Weird I posted something about how much I hate Joe Beninaninienity and it disappeared. This is feeling strangely like the Carolina game. Oh well. I'm not worried. Yet

BBRman said...

Oh good they're doing the Ole song. They don't realize that that's the death knell for your team.

moeman said...

GYFH! Make it interesting and shut up bob cold.

BBRman said...

Come on guys, this is pathetic.

BBRman said...

Is Carcillo crying? Awesome.

matt - ftc said...

this is like one of those regular season games where they didn't bother to show up and basically made me hate this team. come on you fuckers, man up and play with some balls. fucking 4-0. this really pisses me off.

WV: Worya, yeah I am a worya. Worried this team is going to embarass themselves out of the conference finals

Boob gainey said...

Fucking Bruins.

RiRi said...

Man, PFK looks so depressed on the bench.

BBRman said...

@matt: totally agree. The Habs of the last week of the season are back. Even in their other losses you could see the effort, the drive, the emotion. I've said it since the beginning of this game, they're just not in this one.

I've got to go earn my money. Hope they can at least pot one and we see the real team next game.

Hadulf said...

Ridiculous call on Pyatt...

GYFH!

Get a goal dammit!

swarkles said...

I just hope this isn't a shutout otherwise we're going to have to listen to everyone saying how leighton is a much better goalie *vomits*

matt - ftc said...

now we get to read how the Habs lack of size has finally caught up to them for the next 2 days. hopefully it ends there...

Hadulf said...

@swarkles

That's impossible. Anyone who says Leighton is better than Halak, after one game, is mentally challenged and not a hockey fan.

Hadulf said...

@matt - ftc

No kidding.

I can hear the office talk right now!

matt - ftc said...

Muller better have a nice speech planned for this team. Maybe he could ask, "who the fuck do you think you are? Sorry buys, you are not going to mail it in and win any of these games...get your heads out of your asses!"

swarkles said...

You guys should hear Vs go on and on about Pronger in the first. I can already see next game: And here comes Leighton who masterfully outdueled Jaroslav Halak in Game 1!!1!!!!!!111!!!11.

foo said...

Thanks for the beer advice guys. I'll definitely use it! I'd rub this score in your face but that would make me a Pens fan. It's only one game and I think you need to win four - is that right? I'm from the USA so I don't know these things.

Hadulf said...

@foo

Don't worry. We know that you don't know. It's ok, really, we are all here to help.

I think you misspelled your name though, doesn't it start with a 'p' usually?

matt - ftc said...

well im off. cant take this shit anymore. hopefully the boys search within themselves after this utter crap

Hadulf said...

WTF...everyone just quit the internet???

What would be good, right here and now, is a goal, yes, just one.

WV : costs. These Habs do not know the costs of a Stanley Cup, yet.

RiRi said...

I'm still here. Unfortunately.

Hadulf said...

Well, we did get a few good shifts though. That has to count for something. Right?

Oh fuck, Gomez goes to the box...fuck!!

WV : Habs were not prepp for this game.

Massive Tits said...

I hate Sunday games.

Hadulf said...

I have to say that this building is pretty quiet, for a 4-0...SHIT...5-0 lead.

Anonymous said...

really gomez ?? 8 million fucking dollars ? stupid fucking penalties, can't win a faceoff to save your fucking life, the biggest non-threat ever on a breakaway. you're wearing a fucking "A", play like it. this is a fucking disgrace. shades of the first half of the regular season

Hadulf said...

@Anonymous

Forget the 8 Mil. It's all about hockey now. And he made the wrong plays...2 penalties = 2 goals for Philly. Ouch.

RiRi said...

Oh c'mon.

Hadulf said...

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST

CAN WE BE MORE FUCKING SOFT IN THIS FUCKING GAME.

FEAR THE COLLAPSE PEOPLE!

Wendel Clark's Balls said...

Pretty lame.

swarkles said...

I missed goals 5 and 6. Was it awful?

RiRi said...

Must they play the next 6 minutes?

I mean, really, is it necessary? Habs have no intention of ruining Leighton's shutout and we've been through enough embrassement.

Oh look! Another PP for the Fuckers.

GoldenGirl11 said...

Game 1 against Pittsburg, 6-3 loss. They'll regroup. Chillax.

Hadulf said...

@GG11

6-3.

Exactly. Some conviction.

lawyergirl77 said...

Hey guys! What's up with all of you tonight? I had rehearsal all afternoon and then I made a KILLER banana bread with chocolate chips in it at night.

There wasn't a hockey game tonight, was there?

Hadulf said...

@LG77

Nope.

Anonymous said...

@haldulf

fair point. i still get caught up on that fucking contract for better or worse. bottom line is these fucking dirty, cheapshotting, disgusting excuses for humans carried sick momentum into tonight's game.

fuck this fucking shit.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Hadulf
Two seven game series are forgotten already? Geez. From heroes to fear the collapse in one game? That's rough.

hfotwc said...

better be lame than golfing asshole

Hadulf said...

@GG11

Seriously. I'm a true bipolar fan!

After this debacle, I'm good to go for next game!

GYFH!

;)

swarkles said...

I haven't given up yet of course but I think it's fair to say that was pathetic.

Hadulf said...

Have a good night all!

Moey said...

Back to the drawing board. Please.
We're so much better than that.

dwgs said...

Thoughts.
Gomez, WTF? Really.
Bergeron, sit the fuck down.
O'Byrne, you're in for Bergeron.
CBC, fuck the fuck off you bunch of fuckin fucks.
Good thing there's a Joy Division documentary on.

HabScot said...

I am embarrased by the score.

I am not embarrased by the game, or by the team, whatever else is said up there ^^^^

So we lost by a big score. So fucking what. It's one game whether it's 1-0 or 10-0.

I actually liked a fair bit of what I saw tonight and I remain confident.

wv misses

too easy

Number31 said...

*waves hand*
This was not the outcome you were looking for.







Oh hey, where the fuck was Rhino and why is Bergeron still allowed on D and paired with Hamr? I thought we went over this before...

b said...

It is the Curse of the Castafiore
<>

Tell Tin Tin and Haddock to tell Pauline to shut up. After we win the cup, then you can do whatever you please.

BBRman said...

I don't care about the score and I only saw the first 2 periods but I don't like what I saw at all. Stupid penalties, lethargic play and little passion. I don't think Philly played that well either, actually. The score doesn't reflect the play in my opinion though the Phlyers definitely deserved the win.

It also bothers me that TSN has to show every single hit the Phlyers laid down like they totally threw the Habs around. I know that's their plotline for this series, but I really didn't feel that way through the first 2 periods.

Chicken needs to score or he needs to sit. MAB should be out, Rhino in. Halak will bounce back like he did against the Pens. Leighton really wasn't that great, he wasn't tested. Hope they regroup and come out with passion next game. It's ok if they lose, but not like that for chrissake.

I BELIEVE!

Ronan said...

You know who we could use in this series? John Leclair. But I'm willing to settle for the unZombified versions of Andrei and CHicken. Drive the net you fuckers!

And no O'Byrne against the Bullies? Really, JM? I know you're all awesome and stuff for beating Pitts and Washington... but really? Ignore physical play if you want - Philly's scoring is much more spread out than Washington's or Pittburgh's (6 goals by 6 players tonight), so we need to have 3 pairings that can not suck. Play Gomez at the point or something - he's hardly gonna score from close in anyway.

Ronan said...

Play Gomez at the point on the PP, I mean, and sit MAB.

Tyg said...

JM is so in love with MAB that the only way OB will see action is if there's another injury. I honestly wouldn't mind if someone took out MAB. Un-fucking-real. I don't know who these idiots were dressed in Habs uniforms tonight, but they weren't the same goddamned team that throttled the Pens and the Caps into the ice. I want those mean, committed motherfuckers back. This lot is not gonna get it done.

BBRman said...

My fear is, as we said all season and at the start of this series, the Habs tend to play up/down to the level of the opposition. I think we got a taste of that tonight. I really, really hope they this was a wake up call for all of them.

WV: poutr. Now I'm going to pout-r you going to join me?

Mr. natural said...

OK, so we got spanked.

We all knew that they had supreme momentum, combine that with the unbelievable flat level of our play (and that's everyone from the net out) and this is the result you get.

It's not all MAB's fault, he has always been a bonehead in the defensive zone, face it we were SHIT! But that happens (Hello game #2 against Caps, wheels came off there too).

We have to lose sometimes and the Philly PHucks have now won 5 in a row and scored 10 goals without one against, that will change!

A) get back to OUR game, the one that got us here and B) clear the front of the net, do these two things and we will be fine.

The extra days took our edge off, but as Joel said on RDS last night that rest will likely come into play to our advantage as the series drags on.

GHMFHG!

Courage tous le monde, adversity is our ally!

Steve said...

I tried to write about pronger but I peed my pants. LMAROTF very funny