This could be an awesome Sunday. After shitting the bed Friday, the Habs bounced back and played what seemed like a decent hockey game last night. After Laval crushed Calgary to win the Vanier Cup yesterday, today the Als can win their second Grey Cup in a row. We are GIDDY.
First, le Club de Hockey Canadien. As you may have seen in the comments last night, yesterday Continental Airlines, the wind, and JWoww's tits conspired to keep me in Jersey and miss the first 2 periods of the game. So I assume it was a good game, what do I know. Here's an idea. Let's you and I watch the long-form video highlights together and see what we missed:
0:00 - Oh fuck, it's Mr. Senility, Bob Cole. At least I'll get some easy jokes from that. And at least he is old enough to know hockey traditions about jinxing and so forth, right?
0:23 - WHAT A HIT by ...? Bob didn't quite catch his name.
1:27 - TITS!!! SCORES!!! (mmm, tits at Scores) Looks like we had about a 3-minute 5-on-3 PP. For a minute there we missed the net so many times I was worried we would blow it as usual.
1:50 - beauty pass from CHicken to DarCHe to spring him in all alone. CHicken really has some offensive skills. Too bad his linemates never do.
2:11 - Bob pronounces melee "may-LEE". It's not like he comes from a country with French as a second language or anything.
2:17 - Josh Gorges attempts to simultaneously leg tackle and fist Jochen Hecht (who Bob calls Mike Greer) during the may-LEE.
3:05 - Price tells Derek Roy to get that weak-ass shit out of here as he calmly stops him with the right pad as he breaks in alone. TFS looks sharp tonight, he may get a sh---
3:45 - Tits, Gio, 2 on 1! Gio to Tits, Tits to Gio, and Gio SCORES!!!!! So many scoring chances and so many misses for the Captain lately, this has made me ferklempt.
4:05 - Carey is gang-banged in his own crease. Bob refers to the crease as the "blue ice area". At least he's not colour-blind.
4:27 - PleXXXe to Gio, sausage pass, SCORES!!! 2 goals for the Captain! I'm not crying, it's the dust in my apartment.
5:00 - PleXXE, Tits, Gio working some magic but a nice Miller save. At least we found one offensive line that seems to work. At least tonight. BTW, did Gomez play this game? He seems absent from these highlights.
5:20 - heroic save by TFS in close with just under 8 minutes left in the game. He's sure to get a shu--- now. Bob finally gets something right when he says "Price is the man again".
5:31 - Price doesn't see a weak shot from the point and there goes the shutout with 1:13 left. It's nobody's fault, I'm sure.
Well that was a hell of a game. While robbed of the shutout, Carey gets his league-leading 14th win, already more than he had all of last season. This weekend is going swimmingly. Let's set up the game that will hopefully make it perfect.
Waiting in line for a Kanuk coat because it's FUCKING FREEZING around here - 6 PM EST start from Edmonton on TSN. A rematch of last year's Grey Cup, won by the Als because the Roughies couldn't count to 12.
View from the Prairies - my Google search for "Saskatchewan Roughriders blog" not surprisingly came up pretty empty. Rider Prider was the best I could do.
Hot like anywhere but Edmonton - Als RB Avon Cobourne dominated the East final with 163 yards rushing and 53 receiving. For the Roughies, QB Damian Durant was full value in only his second year as starter, leading the league in passing with over 5000 yards throwing to the Canadian Air Force.
Cold like these Edmonton is cold jokes - Als' secondary can be suspect, and I don't think K Damon Duval ever fully recovered from his hamstring injury this year and I'm worried about some important late game field goal.The Riders have peaked at the right time, and really have no one cold.
On the sidelines and staying there - Als safety Mathieu Proulx is out with a knee (hurting an already suspect secondary), but will be replaced by Etienne Boulay, so RDS is happy.
Post-game adult entertainment - if you think I'm passing up a chance to post another vid of Als CHeerleaders, you don't know me. GYFA!!!!!!