Monday, May 31, 2010

The Morning Skate for Monday, May 31st

Bullet points for what you missed while having nightmares of the smoke monster blanketing Montreal...
  • Bye bye Boucher? Hamilton coach and the Columbus BJ's have been given permission to chat about the BJ's coaching job (lap dance to commentor jesse);
  • Development camp? Tomorrow? What month is this?
  • At least the Habs' latest American College defenseman (via the Swedish Elite League) signing has a cool name. We're already calling him "Klubber";
  • In case you were away all weekend or something, apparently Michael Leighton is a sieve. Too bad no one told the Habs. Game 2 of the Finals goes tonight at 8 PM EST, and Leighton will start again;
  • Game 1 of the Finals got some decent TV ratings for NBC, if "decent" means "better than rodeo";
  • We got some email from a PR flack about NHL's Goal of the Year competition. Already the only Hab has been eliminated.
Happy Monday everyone. Monday blows.

10 comments:

Number31 said...

Can we mail Jacques Martin to New Jersey? Special delivery, defensive style coach, we'll even put a pretty bow on his head for Lou.

The Muller and Boucher can take over the Habs bench.

(Maybe even send them Perry Pearn too...)

moeman said...

I agree with Esther. Maybe send Martin Brodeur as compensation. Throw in Sanford.

Mr Trivia said...

fucking monday.

Habsfan10 said...

They're gonna lose Boucher to Columbus and Muller to Jersey and be up shit's creek with Count Chocula for the next 5 years.

Fucking Monday.

Mr Trivia said...

habs news:

apparently no alexei yemelin.
and alexander avtsin won't come over 'til he has a roster spot.

man, we need to stop drafting russians. perezhogin, grabovski, the tits, valentenko, yemelin, avtsin...

speaking of drafting: gauthier has gone and fired the entire fucking scouting (amateur) dept.

hope he and timmins know what the fuck they're doing with the draft a few weeks away.

or maybe we don't need amateur scouts 'cause we're going to ship all of our picks out for some over-priced, aging veteran...

swarkles said...

I'm still waiting for Timmins to be fired but then I again I don't know much about scouting so many he's doing a really good job? Ha.


Also, they better not lose Boucher. He seems to be the only person in this organization who knows what he's doing.

L Dude said...

In gillis' absence, just let me say:

meh

Steve said...

who needs a scouting department, take one pick from Toronto, two from Quebec and repeat.

soperman said...

Klubber and Subber? How can that be wrong? Best names for a d-pair ever.

WV - rantup as in "Rantup the coaching topic."

Number31 said...

The scouts already did their job for the upcoming draft. Their contracts just won't be renewed.

If we lose Boucher can the Habs please get the guy who coached Team USA at the WJC this year? Please? Please?

I don't think I want to know what this team will look like without Muller...