Tuesday, June 08, 2010

TMS regrets to inform you that the Habs' Coach of the Future will be Tampa's Coach of the Present


Well, you can forget about that dream you've had of Bulldogs' coach Guy Boucher taking over from Count Chokula any time soon. Multiple sources last night reported that Boucher will accept the job of head coach of the Lightning today. Apparently rejecting the BJ's offer yesterday was just step one in his devious plan to take over the NHL. Well played, Guy.

Boucher goes to a team that has a young star in Stamkos, established stars in Vinny and St Louis, a new GM (Yzerman) who should be pretty good, and a team that generally underachieved last year. Fuck, anyone would take that job. And according to Rue Frontenac he's taking Hamilton assistants Martin Raymond and Daniel Lacroix with him.

So to sum up, in that reactionary way Habs fans are famous for, the Canadiens organization is fucked for years to come. Good morning!

143 comments:

Le Douze said...

fuck. fuck. fuck.

That is all.

moeman said...

Maybe The Goat can wrap up the future with a Price+Subban+Leblanc for Lecavalier deal.

Maudit Mardi de Merde.

J.T. said...

@moe: No, no, no. Not Leblanc. He's bilingual. It'll be Price, Subban, a re-signed Pleks, Danny Kristo and firsts this year and next for Vinny. Bring home that superstar, Pierre!

I swear to God, if Vincent Lecavalier ever plays for the Habs in this lifetime, it will not be worth whatever it takes to get him and I will hand in my Habs Fan Club membership card.

bea.habs.fan said...

what a depressing thing to read first thing in the morning.

I guess we're stuck with "the system" whatever it may be. Just because it seemed to work for 2 rounds does not mean ... squat.

Cornelius Hardenbergh said...

Hey, this exact same thing happened with the Bruins and Scott Gordon a year or two ago, he started coaching a young team loaded with (some) talent in the Islanders.

Here's hoping it worked out better for us than it does for you.

Hellloooooooo offseason...sigh...

Number31 said...

Smacking head repeatedly against the wall.

Worst. News. Ever.

Never underestimate what buttons Guy Boucher can push to bring out the best in his players. Also, I fear what he can do with a puck moving goaltender like Mike Smith (assuming he figures out which black dot is the puck now) to integrate that in his forward system.

This could have been ours... We have a puck moving goalie, have stocked up on puck moving defenceman, his attack attack attack system would have been perfect for Cammy, Gio, Gomez and company, hell even the bottom two lines would have found a sure role to provide way more energy and a bit more offence. But nooooo we get to become the Montreal Senators. Yay... And in four years if he finds his way back to Montreal, I only hope the young prospects we had for him don't get too fucked.

I wonder if the Habs will get Coach SweaterVest of the Voltigeurs to replace him, considering he already replaced him there and uses a similar system...

GoldenGirl11 said...

@JT
Personally I think it'll work out just fine. Gauthier will trade the next non-francophone captain - Gionta, Gorges, Gill, Markov, or maybe all of them - and Lecavalier's homecoming will be brilliant. The ice will be black with just the name Vincent spinning in lights as the superstar himself steps onto the ice. Hopefully he won't trip on his walker. That would just be embarrassing.

Anonymous said...

People - your dropping a load over an AHl coach. get some perspective.

Sure he shows promise but have we not had enough rookie coaches around here?

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Anon
If the Canadiens were like every other team you would be 100% right but the problem remains that in this city it's french first. If Boucher had been an AHL winner last summer he'd probably be behind the bench rather than JM. It's not often that the best coach actually speaks french.

J.T. said...

@GG11: Hey, if Aurel Joliat could lace 'em up at the Forum when he was 80-some-odd years old and only fall twice (once was on the red carpet...not his fault), bashing his baseball-capped head on the ice a mere ONE time, we know Vinny can do it too. If we're patient, he'll be a Hab someday. He's only signed at ten million bucks a year until he's ninety.

I think fireworks must be part of the homecoming, though. The swirling name on the ice is a nice start, but there should be red, white and blue fireworks spewing from a huge golden torch carried by Guy Lafleur, who'll be suspended from the rafters wearing a Vinny sweater. The sweater will have no number, however, because the second part of the ceremony will include Jean Beliveau (yes, he's still alive then...I refuse to believe he won't be) dramatically pulling off his number-four jersey to reveal a 44 underneath as he hands the number four to Lecavalier.

In heaven, the Rocket, Gumper, Boom Boom, Harvey, Plante, Fergie, Doug Wickenheiser and Bunny Larocque will dance with joy to see Fate finally fulfilled.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@JT
You forgot the part where all of the remaining non french speaking players leave the ice as they are deservingly booed and the movie short broadcast on the jumbotron of Saku committing harry caray as he looks into the camera with poetic reflection "Je donnerais mon bras gauche pour un poutine maintenant".

L Dude said...

What's really gonna suck is in three years when Tampa Bay gets moved to Quebec City. Bah, whatever. Wish him the best (well, second best...no, actually third best, since second best would be losing the cup finals which would mean no Habs, so yeah wishing him 3rd best).

One more year of the count, then Captain Kirk takes over. It's OK. I'm working on a chip. You speak english into a microphone and it comes out french through the speakers. Also works vice-versa. Sounds sci-fi-ish, but it can't be that difficult. Then the whole speaking french thing should never be an issue. The Habs dynasty will return. I'm calling this new chip 'equingoo'. No reason except it's my WV and it looks like a cool word.

J.T. said...

@GG: The video portion shall also feature a black-and-white montage of anglo/Euro-led failure from the last twenty years. Just as we're all about to cry, it will end with a golden light dawning out of Vinny's back passage and spreading gently over the smiling faces of Gauthier, Boivin, Martin and the seven kids from the Q the team will draft this year. The monochrome images of Saku, Price, Higgins, Komisarek, Kovalev, Hackett, Muller, Keane, Samsonov (okay, he deserves it) et al will dissolve like sugar cubes as Vinny's light shines on a glowing CH perched jauntily in the bowl of the Stanley Cup.

Mr Trivia said...

@ldude - consider me an investor! not with money, because i don't have any, but with ample amounts of enthusiasm.

if stephen hawking's wheelchair can speak for him, then why can't kirk's tie translate for him?


stevie y making moves.
coached by a creative guy who knows how to get the most from players.
vinny, st-louis, malone, stamkos, hedman, downie... they've got a lot of good pieces.

need some defensive depth (hey, you guys want spatch and hamr?) and maybe a goalie upgrade and they're legit.

stevie y is smart enough to make all of the right moves this summer too.

Chester said...

I appreciate that Guy did well in Hamliton, but that is a long way from dealing with the shit associated with superstars and other head cases in the NHL. With the Bulldogs you have a bunch of young keeners who would give their left nut to get to the show, being there is somewhat different. I see him coming home in a few years .... ya thats it ..... in a few years.

Mr. natural said...

First PHucken' realx everyone!!

@Chester, agree. kids with visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads Vs the likes of AK27 and AK47, PHat PHucks with no heart.

Sounds like we would be happiest if everyone associate with the habs (except for Captain K) died in a fiery plane crash.

You PHucken' people are goping to drive me to drink, HEY LOOK! I'm already there, how happy am I?

GoldenGirl11 said...

@JT
...and next to that CH will be his dentures and a bottle of Viagra which he forgot about during a really awkward senior moment. VIVE L'ERECTION LIBRE! he will say as he thinks he is filming an advertisment for the club sponsor as the Bell Centre errupts will thunderous applause which Vinny never hears as he has turned off his hearing aid for the night.

dwgs said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the best thing that could happen to the Canadiens is Quebec getting a team back, preferably a strong one.

GoldenGirl11 said...

Just read Boucher's bio. He has almost as many degrees as HF29. He also has a son named Vincent. Apparently that's what clinched the deal in Tampa. No coach in Montreal was prepared to adopt Lecavalier what with his $250,000 weekly allowance and he constant texting at the dinner table.

He also has twin daughters, Martin and Stamkos.

Mr Trivia said...

@dwgs - i agree more than 100%. the habs are playing inside a pressure cooker inside a nuclear reactor underneath an electron microscope.

a team in the QC would do more for us than getting a superstar center or the coach of the future.

Nordiques 2.0 would immediately reduce the amount of pressure on the Habs. Two teams = half the pressure.

More importantly, the language debate would be greatly diffused. Bert Raymond and le gang can pin their cultural identity to le vrai equipe Quebecoise.

Maybe we could actually hire the best coaching staff available and not get hung up about our lack of French players.

Maybe then guys like Briere wouldn't turn us down before the offer is even out of our mouth.

It's one thing to put so much pressure on your team to win the Stanley Cup but ridiculous to tie your cultural hopes and dreams to it as well.


wv: Guy Boucher stays in shape by doing kalate three times a week.

dwgs said...

That's an interesting way of looking at it Mr T.
I was coming at it from another angle, that the competition from within Qc would give the habs a push to stay ahead.

Howard said...

We're PHucked!!! We had a chance to get Yzerman and we went for the Goat instead. Had a chance to get Boucher but we're stuck with Chokula for 3 more years! I think I may commit to cyrogenics. Wake me up in 2014! I had a dream that if I was David Molson I would have fired the whole org from Boivin on down for this crap. Molson is turning out to be quite emasculating as an owner. How can anyone turn a blind eye to all this shizz???

Tyg said...

Not sure why Boucher would ever come back to the Habs if he achieves any degree of success, which is likely. Why quit if you're winning? If it all goes wrong somehow and his system sucks and he gets fired, do the Habs really want Tampa Bay's cast off failure coach?

Fuck you Boucher, for not waiting it out, and I hope your fucking system tanks in Tampa Bay. Also, fuck you Steve Yzerman, cause this shit is your fault. Also, fuck you Gautier, for letting this shit happen, and fuck you and Gainey both for saddling us with JM for years to come.

Feeling the hate today.

kevincrumbs said...

Uh, not to be the voice of reason here but exactly what has Yzerman accomplished as a GM type? Is it just Team Canada at the Olympics? I'm sorry, with that talent level, many people could've done the same thing.

Also, let's not get all suicidal over Guy Boucher leaving. In the NHL, one minute you're a golden god and the next you're a loser scumbag who knows nothing about hockey.

Things'll be fine, people.

Steve said...

But he does not look like a cartoon character, likely he does not like the smell of PP specialist either. Hey at least we are not the Leafs.

L Dude said...

So, does Muller go to Hamilton? Probably more to gain than yet another year under the Count's cloak. Then again, maybe closer to the show is better.

We should hire Doug Gilmour for Hamilton. Just because it might piss off leaf fans.

Anyway. WV. Gotta go get me some fizwater. I kid you not.

moeman said...

heh

moeman said...

"According to RDS, Habs assistant coach Perry Pearn will be leaving the Habs to become the head coach of the Edmonton Oil Kings (Junior team)."

Chester said...

HEY ... do we get some compensation for the scooping of Boucher. You know like a player to be named later or some effin thing like that.

Also, it's been days without boobs WTF ...

Moey said...

Alright people, just relax for Christ sake. If Boucher coached the Habs this season and they sucked all we would hear and read is not only do the Habs systematically destroy and suck the soul right out of all the young up and coming talent *rolls eyes* but now is bent on destroying young rookie coaches. Spare me.

Let Boucher have his teething pains with Tampa Bay. Let's at least give Martin another season before judging him. He had a brand new team, a ton of injuries to cope with and he still managed to get them to the conference finals, better than any other coach has managed in the last 17 years.

J.T. said...

@moe: Funny thing the only Habs coach nobody wants is Jacques Martin.

b said...

Don't forget Carbo is still under contract. His system worked, some of his players did not. He had to cope with the Byelorussian's, the Russian superstar, an aging Finn, and the pressure to play Price. The system was fluid and did not give up as many odd man rushes as last year.
Granted they didn't make it to the conference final, but he didn't have Halak in the net.

Random Hab Girl said...

Hello Lovers,

Ok, this has nothing to do with the conversation (or hockey for that matter), but I wanted to share this with you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bTbAsmPOKo&feature=related

:)

the Maritimer said...

I'm wondering who Coach Boucher will poach out of the Habs system.

I'm thinking a goalie...

There will be no Lecavalier to Montreal deal, but I heard some scuttlebutt last winter from an amateur scout that St. Louis was interested in signing with Montreal when his current contract runs out. Just what they need, another pint sized forward.

Number31 said...

Perry Pearn, he of the continuous use of the Hamr/Bergeron pairing and an unimaginative powerplay that had difficulties adapting to certain situations, going to the Oil Kings sounds like a smidge of somewhat better news......

Le Douze said...

GG, I see that boone@hio is also a fan of yours. Do we have to worry about you getting poached, too? That would be just too hard to take.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Le12
Don't worry. He just says nice stuff 'cause he likes my mother's brisket. And don't forget, 4 lawyers? Ya right I'm ever getting out of this place.

dwgs said...

"he likes my mother's brisket"
Please please please tell me that's not a euphemism.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@dwgs
Nope. Actual brisket.

dwgs said...

Phew. I have obviously spent too much time on this site.

Le Douze said...

@GG - a sheynem dank, I'm very relieved. And I'm sure your Mamah's brisket is very tasty (not to mention yours).

Belated kudos for the latest Pantscast, guys, and especially LG77. As a certified misanthropist I normally refuse to actually listen to others' opinions (reading them is all I can usually take), but you managed to hold my interest all the way through. (Or was it the pictures of Ksena in the bath I was looking at while you were talking? Anyway...) It's good that you got someone in this time who actually knows something about hockey to back up their opinions. LG77, have you ever considered moonlighting as a TV sportsbabe? (Though I'm not sure that actually sports knowledge is always required for that position).

Michael said...

@ Le Douze: For the record, GG11 played Mats Sundin to my Bob Gainey about halfway through the season. Give her high marks for loyalty.

Le Douze said...

@Mike - Did you need to trade any sulky Belarussian centers to HF29 to get permission to talk to her? Anyway, as long as she doesn't suddenly decamp to PuckDaddy (or worse, Pension Plan Puppets) and then after a uneven season announce she's leaving PhotoCHopping to practice Talmudic law, I guess I'm happy.

'Sides, I don't think that GG11's magic touch would survive the confines of the HI/O "system". She needs to be on a team where she's allowed to be offensive all the time.

Michael said...

@Le Douze Permission? I don't need no steenkin' permission. But you're right: the parameters of HIO might have cramped her style. Tamer act, but a MUCH bigger room.

HabsFan29 said...

but a MUCH bigger room.

sorry Michael, I have seen your numbers BECAUSE YOU INSIST ON PUBLISHING THEM EVERY MONTH TO SHOW HOW FUCKING GREAT YOU ARE and you're really not that much bigger. so take your little digs and shove them.

any true artist would rather play a smaller theatre with great sound than the giant black hole of the Bell Centre anyway

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Michael
Sometimes smaller is better. Just ask DrGG... I'm referring, of course, to the size of a baby's head during delivery, not of DrGG himself.

lehabisdeadvivelahab said...

all you have to say is Price/Halak and the debacle starts and the "numbers" go up. Kinda like Celine Dion making another remix of the Titanic song to make some more $.

Orangeman tried here the other day and it didn't work. phew!...

Michael said...

@HF29: That wasn't a little dig, it was a big dig. I''m just bitter because GG11 spurned my overtures. HIO publishes the numbers because we are a filthy capitalist enterprise that strives to boost ad revenue. Better sound in the untainted coffee house? Perhaps so. Bob Dylan once played the Finjan on Stanley St.

Le Douze said...

Here's how I judge:
FHF = funny
HIO = risible
No contest.


I was also thinking about Celine Dion in the context of boonie's comments ... Is it better to abandon your home and make big bucks selling your soul in Vegas, or to stay at home, poor, in a bitter little incestuous ... wait a minute, that didn't come out right...

Arrghh! GG, please don't leave us!! If you want bigger, don't go HIO, just sneak downstairs at the Bell Centre and hang around the players' exit. (I'm sure LG77 could give you a few tips).

Mr Trivia said...

Bloggers v Bloggers?

Isn't Big Tits talking trash about the Habs in some Belarussian mag? Travis Moen get arrested for driving the farm equipment while intoxicated? Hell, has Tommy Pleks hit the Czech fashion runaways with his short-sleeved turtleneck line?

No?

I guess it must be a Wednesday in June.

Then Bloggers v Bloggers it is.

But please, if you're gonna fight - the pants must come off.

Mr. natural said...

VERY exciting!! I'm all a-tingle.

Hey do you smell something?

I smell something funny....

L Dude said...

HIO deleted my avatar because it had a picture of a dead squirrel. People were offended by said dead squirrel, so they deleted my av. And hence, lost my numbers. So, Mr. Boone, ya coulda had a jillion and 30 comments last month. You'll just have to stick with your jillion. AND I WON'T BE BACK!

Unless you guys offer and actually follow through with free ice cream at a preset number of comments for game threads. If so, I'm fuckin' outta here. I'll get me a cute live squirrel. How can the people hate that eh?! Squirrels are in. See Ice Age (Scrat), Over the Hedge (Hammie "but I like the cookie."), and there was a really good animated movie a few years back - the squirrel was high all the time (like squirrels tend to be).

I'm off track. WTF was I talkin' about. What day is it? June 9th? Fuck.

GoldenGirl11 said...

17 years ago today i was freaking out at brother of GG's Princeton graduation as DrGG had gotten tickets to the game and if everything was on time I could make it to the forum with about a half hour to spare. In Newark airport it started to rain, the flight was delayed, the pilot kept us up to speed (re: the game) and we landed with very little time to spare. I ran to customs only to find - to my horror - a plane load from israel had landed just before us. I somehow worked up the chutzpah to go to the front of the line and tell my sob story to a lovely religious lady with about 19 kids. She let me in, there was a near riot in line and I made it for the anthem. Kirk scored the winning goal which solidified my love for him. Thanks for those tickets, Dr. Asswad. I love June 9.

Mr Trivia said...

@ldude

probably depends on if the live squirrel is being treated humanely in the pic.

and also if the squirrel isn't showing too much squirrel boob.

wv: terds

L Dude said...

Thanks for remembering the good June 9th GG11.
And good advice Mr T.
Think I'll go with drunk squirrel. Drunk, folks - NOT dead.

Mr. natural said...

@L Dude, I have several dozen PHucken squirrels in my back yard I will gladly offer you, dead or alive,the bulb eatings PHucktards!

As well I can esasily scare up, various large woddpeckers, PHat Phuck shrub/plant/flower eating groudhogs not to meantion the rabbbits.......and OH PHUCK don't get me going on the Raccoons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dwgs said...

@Mr. Natural, I'm beginning to see how you got your name, you running a petting zoo?

Mr. natural said...

Moved north of Laval a few years ago, back yard is protected forest, nice but lots of animals tha claim they were there before I.

lehabisdeadvivelehab said...

It's kind of ironic when you can't publish words like tits, cock, shit ect. on the "big stage" of HIO, but they will promote, encourage and expose you to the vulgarity and excretions of Jack Ass the Turd.

Chester said...

Ya really, Yankee Jack always has a bit of froth at the edge of his mouth, must be those cornhuskers ... or Nebraska women.

You know we are days without boobs, ... days.

HabsFan29 said...

CHester there may be boobs out on the internet somewhere. you should look

i promise you a nice Sexy Friday. how about that?

Chester said...

Friday ... you guys are slipping, then again it's a long season. We must be patient. All things come to those who wait.

did I say that ....

moeman said...

I ♥ GG.

~~~

Also, maybe summerize the PsyCHedelic 4HFers on the main page? A golf club, a nice summer hat, some BBQ tools, a bikini?

Go you fucking Hawks.

moeman said...

Also, if Pearn leaves, two words;

Eric Desjardins.

WV = refack

Moey said...

Mr. Natural,

I see your woodpecker(s) and raise you mega squirrels in the backyard, groundhog living under front steps, chipmunks abound. Mr. Moey left the garage door open the other night and Rocky Raccoon was feasting on our garbage IN the garage. What a stinkin' mess. Oh and plenty of skunk sightings too. Not to mention a red tailed fox at the corner store and a moose galloping down our street a couple of years back.

moeman said...

Moey, any weird carcasses whilst digging under the new deck?

Jaybird said...

I'm still here in silence.

moeman said...

Bonus if the Hawks win tonight, they do it in front of the stupidest PHans in the league. (Note I did not say ugliest (Boston) or worst (leaf).

Moey said...

@moe,

Nothing yet, but that could change if Mr. Moey doesn't get a move on with it......

I think the Hawks are afraid to win in Philly, can't really blame them, imagine skating with the cup in that vermin infested building. They'd be taking their lives in their hands.

moeman said...

Moey, call me if you need help with the shovelling.

Bill 101 said...

Comrades,

I fart in the general direction of pest problems. I got bears (garbage) and deer (anything edible, including the fucking garlic!) to contend with.

not good when the dog's afraid to go outside..

Hawks in six!

Bill 101 said...

and cougars (children)

wv: hoping Pronger's protinh shake is laced with laxative

moeman said...

Speaking of felines,
heard today that one of
our fave Canadian babes,
Cheryl Bernard,
was known as the
Vancougar .

Moey said...

@moe,

I just spat my Smirnoff Ice all over my keyboard. I was already having problems with my v not working properly. I hate when that happens.

Bring on the Hawks already!!! Any predictions besides the PHlyers fans being mega assholes?

moeman said...

@Moey,

- cbc/hnic splooging all over PHronger

- cherry ripping the study that says kids checking each other leads to head injuries (might explain the tough(er) Western boys myth)

- riots in ChiTown? NTTIAWWT

~~~

Also, FHF comment of the year,

"I was already having problems with my V not working properly." ... (slightly emphaSIZEd, for effect)

You kidz wonder why I ♥ Moey? Stop wonderin'.

RiRi said...

Back from my vacation and THIS is the news I come home to? I'm tempted to drive back to the airport. Sigh.

I just caught up with the comments:

I laughed.
I cried.
I have the sudden urge to violently shake Gauthier and ask him WTF is wrong with him.

It can't get any worse than this. Oh wait. Tomorrow they'll probably announce Ben Maxwell is the new 2nd line center.

P.S. GYFHawks!!! Get rid of Pronger and Co. ASAP.

moeman said...

4 U FIFA iPhoners

HabsFan29 said...

all the orange in the stands is freaking me out man. and hurting my eyes.

moeman said...

29, learn to love orange, post Stanley Cup.

GYFDutCH!


1-0 Hawks with PHronger in the PBox. Take dat Phucker.

HabsFan29 said...

1-0! GYFHawks!

Bill 101 said...

@29

let us hope it soon turns green

Moey said...

I HATE the color orange.

Woo hoo!!!!!!! The bufflen man.

moeman said...

Nice dive PHucker.

lehabisdeadvivelehab said...

score! fuck u Pronger

moeman said...

Oops, forgot bettman has his cellPHone on. PHucker.

moeman said...

Gross.

cbc/hnic seems happy though. PHuckers.

HabsFan29 said...

fuck you you hairy PHucker

moeman said...

hartnell = PHaker.

Mr. natural said...

PHucken Hartnell, my raccoons look better than him.

!moey, local cops had to shoot (unfortunately kill) a brown bear on the local golf course up the road.

They were ill equipped to deal with it as it continued to the clubhouse.

Too bad it wasn't PHucken Hartnell, sorry insult to the looks and intelligence of bears.

moeman said...

Slice & dice the PHorange but never disliked Arron Asham, a Habs pick.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arron_Asham

Moey said...

Mr. Natural,

I guarantee you with all of Fartnell's hair a wet dog would smell better than him.

Okay, you win the wildlife wars with the bear, hands down.

moeman said...

OK, whats better BBQ'd kebabed squirrel or rotisseried bear?

dwgs said...

I've eaten bear and I wouldn't recommend it. I've never tried squirrel although I've watched someone skin one...

Moey said...

@moe,

I've heard woodpecker can be pretty tasty.

moeman said...

Speaking of peckers, 2-1 PHuckers.

Moey said...

I'm not worried. Chicago will win game 7 at home.

moeman said...

Swallow that bettman.

moeman said...

Can cbc/hnic be less enthusiastic on HAwks goals?

HabsFan29 said...

how much interference can philly get away with???

moeman said...

29, its called interPHerence.

A: lots.

~~~

100 more to ice cream!!!!!!!!!!

dwgs said...

Shit I thought the cbc bias was just my perception.
Can anyone tell my why Hossa was penalised for goalie interference? Now that was a bullshit call.
Blogger doesn't recognise me for some reason.
goyoufuckinhawksgo.

Moey said...

@moe,

What the hell can you expect from the HNIC morons? They couldn't put their hatred for the Habs aside for a single second. Do they know what the C in HNIC stands for? We can say what we want about that slezy little weasel Bettman, but at least his allegiance is in the right place.

RiRi said...

FUCK YEAH!!!

Moey said...

s/b sleazy.

Woot!!!!!! 3-2.

lehabisdeadvivelehab said...

back in bizwack

HabsFan29 said...

GYFHawks!!!

moeman said...

Man has that goal shut up the hnic'ers or what!? moe likey!!!

moeman said...

Please God, if you exist, only one more period of the horrid hnic.

GYFHawks.

Number31 said...

GYFHAWKS!!!!

I switched to NBC. I want to see if Roenick will eat Milbury.

moeman said...

"I want to see if Roenick will eat Milbury."

Thats like a squirrel eating a bear.

Moey said...

Only 20 minutes to glory....c'mon Hawks...history will be made!!! I'll shed a tear, I always do with a cup win, EXCEPT if it was the Flyers, Bruins or Leafs. That would make me puke, go into convulsions and cost me a small fortune in therapy.

Bill 101 said...

Is it too much to hope that we might see Flyers fans intentionally puking.. on each other?

moeman said...

Cue the hnic hypocrisy kidz.

Moey said...

@moe,

They really are a shameless bunch. Why the fuck would they root for Philly? Oh wait, I know, they're all leaf fans, they wouldn't know good hockey if they fell over it.

moeman said...

cbc/hnic is afflicted with some kind of Stigma of 67. Love it and they can shove it.

RiRi said...

FUCK.

HabsFan29 said...

crap.

Moey said...

*pukes* cue convulsion.

HabsFan29 said...

bouncy bouncy

Number31 said...

The Curse of Hossa? Barf.

HabsFan29 said...

well id love to see a Cup-winning OT goal. but fuck Chicago you had you're chance

Moey said...

@29,

Hawks are the heart attack Habs tonight.

On a random note, Friedman's profile is a dead ringer for a young Alfred Hitchcock.

Mr. natural said...

@moey, moeman and dwgs:

The best wildlife is American Bald eagle, taste like freedom.

GYFHG

HabsFan29 said...

anyone playing guess the goal scorer? unfortunately, my guess is Hartnell

HabsFan29 said...

huh? goal?

HabsFan29 said...

oh that's a goal. nice job Hawks!

RiRi said...

Well. that was... a little weird.

*mild satisfaction*

Is it october yet?

moeman said...

PHuck the review PHuckers.

HAWKS!

Number31 said...

MULLETS!

moeman said...

Leave it to the NHL to ruin a righteous moment.

1961 becomes 1967 for dry droughts.

cbc/hnic are simply horrible.

moeman said...

Bonus, antiCHamberers have to CHoke on their briere/lapierere/giroux/gagne inPHatuation.

Moey said...

Jesus. What a terrible place to win the cup, coupled with the broadcast of HNIC.

Congrats Hawks.

moeman said...

Congratulations to the Chicago BlackHawks. Great season, great Stanley Cup run. Well deserved champions.

Moey said...

Note to Hawks,

Get the hell out of there as quickly as possible, before they steal the engines off your plane.

Number31 said...

The stunned silence was beautiful.

WOOOOOO!

RiRi said...

I'm not gonna lie, I took a little, okay a lot, of pleasure in hearing the complete silence in Wachovia when the Hawks scored.

moeman said...

Horsa!

moeman said...

Félicitations Monsieur Huet.

HabsFan29 said...

Kane just said "holy crap" on NBC. good thing no one's watching in the States or that would be trouble

orangeman said...

CBC is just pissed that the Laffs will now be the team with the longest drought. Even TSN has been pulling for the Phlyers the whole time. I don't really know if that's the reason, or they just prefer goon hockey, but if I was going on either of these two sources I would swear Pronger, with a bit of help from Carter and Richards, are the only guys playing these games.

Anyway, congrats to Chicago. Well deserved. Proving once again the way to make it in the new NHL is to tank a few seasons. Just sayin'.

dwgs said...

Watching CBC you clearly heard "We won the fucking cup, we won the fucking cup." during the first on ice shot.

moeman said...

cbc/hnic are not hockey fans, they are leaf fans.

Oleg Petrov said...

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.