Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Morning Skate for Thursday, October 28th

Bullet points for what you missed while dreaming of Montreal Smoked meat in New York...
  • Well, that was aaaaalllllright. Habs have a nice balanced attack and a decent defensive effort to get a 5-3 win over the Isles. PleXXXe was all over the ice, as was PFK. We're pretty sure TFS leads the league in wins now. Habs in first place. Who's having fun? More later today;
  • Habs are actually tied with the Bolts for the Eastern Conference lead after they beat the Pens 5-3. Just like all the pundits predicted before the season;
  • Michal Neuvirth gets the shutout in the Caps' 3-0 win over the Canes;
  • Devils continue their slide into mediocrity (except when they play the Habs) with a 5-2 loss to the Sharks;
  • Graham James gets arrested in Toronto. No snark, that guy should rot in hell. Not that we're judging anyone before they have a fair trial, mind you.
Long form video highlights after a win? Yes, please.

9 comments:

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

How about, for CJAD, you look at the Canadiens as a case study for this topic: "the powerplay's importance is overrated."

soperman said...

What a great game. Even McSplooge did not creep me out / annoy me.

Number31 said...

Even the Bulldogs had a crazy win last night and won 5-4 (and only gave up 12 shots against...which probably destroyed Mayer's save percentage). Too bad a whole 5 people saw it.

OK before the Islanders scored in the 3rd on the powerplay is McSplooge talking about who was drafted after Kostitsyn and how they better get him going....when he leads the team in goals, has more goals right now on the season than the rest of his '03 draft class, and is all over the ice like the Belarusian truck he is? What the hell was that comment?!

Anonymous said...

I've been to Mile End a bunch of times... they make a mean sandwich and the poutine might be the best in NYC... nice to have a touch of home in New York.

bea.habs.fan said...

only saw the third and at times had the impression i was watchin gthe keystone Cops!
either skates needed sharpening or the ice was crap around Price's net.

Le Douze said...

Great game - for long stretches the boys looked really, really strong, with a great forecheck, and clutch goal-tending when needed. The D is a little worrisome, but with PFK and Gorges and Vodkov (soon) that should give JM a chance to put someone reliable on the ice just about all the time. PFK is looking much more comfortable on the ice after a few weeks of jittery hockey. Gill looks like his size 27 skates are fill of cement; I guess he's waiting for the playoffs to get going again. Spacek still has to learn how to HIT THE FUCKING NET. At least PFK hit the post! I thought the PP actually looked a bit better at times, though quite different from last year's version. It will be interesting to see what it looks like when Vodkov is back. PFK is showing that he can shoot, but with his right-handed shot the left point to right point one-timer (as practiced for the last many years) won't work.


AK46 continues to impress me, shift after shift, which is great news after last year. Eller is also looking a lot more comfortable ... maybe it's time to try him with Gionta and someone - maybe CHicken? - for a game or two. Something's got to shake up the G-G pair so some of those shots end up in the net. But hey, as long as the W's accumulate who am I to criticize?

Le Douze said...

By the way, while we're criticizing New York pastrami, let's talk about the bagels. Holy crap, they're awful. These are supposed to be famously good? When I lived there, there were a couple of places where you could get fairly decent toroidal-shaped bread, but you would never (despite the labeling) confuse it for a bagel. And most of the stuff they called bagels was vile beyond description.

At one point the New York Times even ran an investigative report on why New York bagels were so bad, so apparently I wasn't the only one to notice.

Steve said...

Holy fuck Batman, we are a contender.
Just wait until the second line gets the message, this is the puck and that is the net, put the puck in the net.

Number31 said...

What I like is it's entertaining hockey.