Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Congrats Chicago!



Mazel tov to the Blackhawks and the City of Chicago and their favourite athlete Michael Jordan for winning the Stanley Cup. Wait, what?

In all seriousness, well deserved. I guess. I barely watched the series. Now normally I subscribe to the "I'd like the team that beat us to do well" school of thought, but when that team is hated, or a rival, or a hated rival, fuck that shit. So fuck Philly and fuck Pronger and fuck those fucking Flyer fan trolls. Well done, Conn Smythe winner Toews, OT scorer Kane, Auntie Niemi, Sharp, Keith, Seabrook et al, you're a decent bunch. And even congrats to Hossa for finally picking the right team. And thanks for making the Leafs' Cup drought the longest in the NHL now. Here's a Cup-winning tribute to all of you and your fine organization (and for commentor CHester):

35 comments:

moeman said...

Congrats Hawks.

Time to poaCH Stan Bowman. He can bring along his Dad.

Number31 said...

Duncan Keith can now get some teeth.

NBC turned off quickly. CBC is still going.

OK Scotty, time to come home and get that GM job you always wanted ;)

Bill 101 said...

Yeah for the Blackhawks.

and yet another arrow in the Leaf sadism quiver - mmmmmm

lehabisdeadvivelehab said...

congrats to the hawks for the cup,

and to the flyers phan for booing the shit at mini buttman.

Oleg Petrov said...

Oops - didn't realize the other conversation was dead yet - so dubbla posty:

I think Kane should get to beat up all the cabbies he wants for that goal.

Did Pronger bother picking up that puck? I would love if the answer is yes, so that all those people talking about him doing that to put the other team off its game - rather than just being the fat bully in grade 6 - can shut up.

Flying Toaster said...

Obama's gonna be happy when Chicago visits the president.

Kmaxx said...

The Toronto Maple Leafs now have the longest Stanley Cup drought in history.

Fuck that felt nice! Thanks Hawks. Well done


wv: the Laffs drought is pretty fuckin' sevir!

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

L Dude said...

The only thing that would have made that win sweeter would have been if somebody (say Bufylugilieliglien or somebody) would have grabbed the winning puck and tossed it to Pronger and said "Here's a souvenir for ya."

And YEAH! Leafs are now THE BIGGEST LOSERS!

Time for Habs summer talk. What's new with our Habs? I heard a Patrick Roy to Hamilton rumour. Not sure if it's as coach or goalie.

Mr. natural said...

Come back Wendell Clark's balls, we love you, all is forgiven.

Didn't even realize that this officially makes the Laffs the biggest losers ever, very sweet.

orangeman said...

Congrats Chicago. It was well deserved, they have a well rounded team and their European goalie had to play pretty damn well too (sounds familiar).

Now for the negatives. I do not salute Hossa. I accept that no player has any obligation to be loyal to a city, but I can't stand venue shopping on this scale. No player has the right to win Lord Stanley, and just going from favourite team to favourite team hoping for a ring is pathetic and lame on many levels. That is why I will never recognize Bourque's win.

I didn't get to see the winner live, but I just saw it on TSN. Could they do a worse job? I realize it was a fluke strange goal, but they pretty much shrugged and hesitantly admitted "Chicago wins....I guess..." I understand confusion at the time, but I'm watching the replay to capture the moment. You don't have to be blase 1 hour later. They replayed a radio clip that called the play wrong and did little to clarify it for 10 seconds. Thanks. It's like showing a doc on 9/11 today admitting you have no idea what's going on. Only with less deaths. Or maybe more, it is Philly afterall.

9/11 humour. Too soon? Not soon enough? Shoulda gone with Katrina.

Chester said...

Nice job Hawks. Anybody that beats the Pliers is OK in my books and thanks to 29 for the tribute. I'll be OK till tomorrow.

Go Als GO.

GoldenGirl11 said...

Dinner at the Bowman's...

Well Dad, another Stanley Cup. You don't have enough fingers!

Son, you're the only Stanley in my life that matters.....

In unison: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Habsfan10 said...

Actually, everybody, this doesn't make the Leafs the team with the longest Cup drought ever. That'd probably still be the Rangers going 54 years between 1940 and the Bettman rigged 94 playoffs.

Leafs own the current longest Cup drought. Still funny, but different.

Hadulf said...

@H10

You had to blow the bubble eh! Meh

bea.habs.fan said...

@ HF10 it doesn't really matter; we stil get to laugh our heads off at laffs fans.

I don't blame Hossa for shopping around. at least it puts paid to the assinine "European players don't know what the Stanley Cup means" BS

and how perfect was it that not only did the Flyers not get the Cups but they were at home when it got paraded around. HAHAHAHHAHA

Flying Toaster said...

So Hossa wants to win the Stanley cup, doesn't have long term contracts with ANYBODY and you blame him for joining 3 different stanley cup finalists in 3 years? What's so wrong about that? He didn't betray anybody. It's not like he left a team he had success with to win a Stanley Cup. He left a team he was traded to, and a team he signed a 1-year deal with. There's nothing wrong with that in my opinion. The guy wanted to win, the guy got THAT close twice, the guy deserves this one.

Le Douze said...

I never was too keen on Hossa, thought he didn't really show emotion and commitment when push comes to shove, but I have to say he looked pretty emotional when he finally got to hold it.

BTW, since no one else has said it (and since I've been thinking it since last night)... awesome PhotoChop as usual, GG. Did you have two sets ready to go, just in case, like they do with the merchandise? If so, will you have to discard the Phlyers ones in impoverished Carribbean nations where they don't care about hockey blogs?

mrtrivia said...

CRISTOBAL HUET HAS A STANLEY CUP RING!

Fucking raining out.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Le12
FHF is a well oiled machine. Pictures of every team winning
the cup - except the Leafs of course, that would just be a waste of my time - is in our expansive library which includes Gary Bettman tied to a tree during a snow drift in Winnipeg, Halak in a warm weather sweater, Mrs. Lemieux breast feeding Sid, Youppi as the assistant coach to JM and, of course, lots and lots of breasts.

I was hoping to see the cab driver on the ice hoisting the cup. Shoulda been part of the settlement.

B B said...

Huet has a ring... he'll drop it and let it roll behind himself for a goal...

I'm actually really pissed right now. Why the fuck can't Montreal pull this off? Certainly someone in the NHL has an idea on how to win big without finishing last three years in a row (do not suggest Brian Burke, either).

Also, next year Montreal should ban playoff beards. It's not even a Canadiens tradition. Let thugs like the Flyers grow 'em. Asham looked more and more like a child molester as the playoffs continued.

L Dude said...

Well, if you want some positives, check the NHL stats pages.
Most goals - Squid with 13.
Best Save %age - Jaro @ .923 (and third in GAA @ 2.55 behind the two Phuckers)

But, keep looking and you'll get a good idea why the Habs run ended where it did. A click on the +/- chart and you'll see no Habs in the top 30. In fact, 3 Habs finished with a plus rating - Subban with a 2 and O'Byrne (yes that O'Byrne) and Moore with 1's.
And there's MAB with a -12. Nice.

I know a lot of people don't believe the +/- is a valid tool for identifying problems, but I think when your team has played 19 games and finishes with a -57 overall, there's an issue. And it starts with better defence and ends with more offence. Simple right? So let's get that fixed shall we.

Thanks.

LD

soperman said...

Ahhh, all is right in the universe, the Leaves are the world's biggest losers.

mr trivia said...

why i like guy boucher:

"Obviously, when you talk about systems a number of things come into play," Boucher said. "I'm not coaching systems. I'm coaching individuals and managing people, and that comes first. If I have 24 players on my team I need 24 ways to coach. …When you look at the players we've got, that goes along with my philosophy of fast-paced hockey and aggressive offense and defense. I adapt to what we've got rather than those guys to adapt to me."

I think JM might have, at most, one way to coach.

Bill 101 said...

@ B B

Red Wings?

wv: The Flyers fans hopes are exthingu'd

Steve said...

A great win, Patrick Kane looks French to me. Lets trade Price for him.

Le Douze said...

@GG11 (belatedly, had to do some work today) - ... Mrs. Lemieux breast-feeding Sid ... Awww, that's so cuuute!

Glad that you're well-stocked with supplies. You're gonna need a bunch of those breast pix if you wanna keep Chester's attention until October.

Does anyone else think that Toews looks like a street-wise tough who should have a pack of cancer sticks tucked into the sleeve of his T-shirt, while Kane looks like an angelic choir boy who snuck off after school to leave flowers on his grandmother's grave? Guess the cabbie didn't think he was a choir boy, though.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Le12
I have a special file of extra breasted women just for Chester.

Le Douze said...

Did you mean this kind of extra breasted women?

wv: Some people say that the perfect breast shape is "conic".

B B said...

I'm still pissed...

I see Bettman has decided to follow the UK-US kickball match by moving his Croby-Ovechkin spooge-a-thon to the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in South Africa...

Isn't his what Shrimp Gary wants, Ovie & Sid Boafokeng?

Yeah, congrats to the Flyers for being able to hang another Miss Congeniality banner from the rafters of their Soon-To-Change-Name-Arena.

History will be made my ass..

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Le12
Way too much text. But yes, lots and lots and lots of boobies

moeman said...

You know who has a lot of boobs? The leaf.

moeman said...

Fun quotes:

"Briere was waiting for a whistle to stop play.

“I was like, no, that can’t be it,” he said. “You can’t win the Stanley Cup on not even being sure if you won it or not. I can’t believe they’d win a Stanley Cup this way. It doesn’t change how much it hurts.”

be.habs.fan said...

@Moeman
great quote. I'd almst feel sorry for him.
actually nah! can't even pretend to.

thank God World Cup is starting soon. I was goign to have to deal with major withdrawal symptoms and actually do some work!

orangeman said...

Just to quickly clarify my statements about Hossa. It's not that I don't believe he deserves the ring, but handing him the Cup first and pretending like he is 'owed' the thing is a bit much in my books. Nothing wrong with shopping around for a winning team, but the fact that he guessed wrong 2 years in a row and finally got it this year doesn't make him any more special or deserving than anyone else on the Blackhawks.

As for Bourque, fuck that guy.

moeman said...

Another undeserved Cup winner, also thanks to Patrick Roy + Réjean Houle, the dirty rob blake. Lasting image is his penalty free pounding of PleXXX's head into the ice. Good riddance fucker.